Being Tagged

As the Secret DoS put it, the spectre of 11 is haunting the blog-world. I was tagged by @worldteacher (Thank you, Andrea!), and here’s my 2p.

Eleven random facts about myself (why does this remind me of eleven doctors? do I spot a blue box somewhere in the background?):

  1. I love the smell of freshly mown grass.
  2. Although a vegetarian I can’t stand Brussels sprouts.
  3. I really dislike talking to people on the phone.
  4. In 1988, I went to the 8th Pioniertreffen (an international meeting for Young Pioneers from the socialist world) and was spoken to by Margot Honecker. I’m not sure I was able to give a coherent answer.
  5. I trust in the laws of physics, but I’m still scared of flying – humans can only be trusted so far.
  6. My team won 2nd place in the Taiji championship in Shanghai in 2006.
  7. I’m rubbish with numbers and parking cars.
  8. I’m also rubbish when it comes to household chores.
  9. I fell asleep the first time I watched ‘From Dusk till Dawn’.
  10. As a birthday present, I once got a piece of land on the Moon. I know someone made a lot of money from a lot of gullible people; still, I’d love to go there.
  11. Up to grade 8, my dad painted most of my pictures for my art classes at school.

The eleven questions that Andrea asked me:

  1. What’s your favourite Christmas song? ‘Jauchzet, frohlocket’ from JSB’s Christmas Oratorio.
  2. Who would you most like to meet (dead or alive) and what question would you ask them? Possibly Alexandra David-Néel, asking her about all her travels.
  3. What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you in the classroom? Being video-recorded by a student against my wish.
  4. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Durian. Or maybe chocolate.
  5. What would you like your epitaph to be? A decent Human (written in an alien language on some distant planet …).
  6. Which film is the most likely to move you to tears? Edward Scissorhands.
  7. What’s the highest altitude you’ve ever been at on earth? Not entirely sure, I’ve been on Mt Teide, but also crossed some pretty high passes in Qinghai and Xingjiang.
  8. What was the first record you ever bought? Probably ‘Behaviour‘ by the Pet Shop Boys.
  9. Do you still write anything by hand?  If so, what? Lesson plans, shopping lists, the occasional card or letter, notes for my MEd … I love writing by hand.
  10. Silver or gold? Titanium. And chocolate.
  11. If you were offered the opportunity to travel into space, would you take it? When can I go?

With the rest, I follow @cioccas, because I’ve always been the party-pooper who interrupts the chain.

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