8 random facts

8 random facts about me

… and things you may not know …rudolf nureyev, russian dancer

  1. i once seriously considered starting a web site dedicated entirely to caesar salad
  2. the only autograph i ever bothered getting was from dancer rudolf nureyev
  3. in my crazy berlin-before-the-wall-came-down days, one saturday i had a one-night stand with a kurdish urologist who looked like a french philosopher
  4. my next grandchild is expected on 08-08-08
  5. in paraguay, one hangovered morning i was trapped up in a grapefruit tree
  6. part of the novel i’m working on plays in dahomey (present-day benin)
  7. my most traumatic musical experience ever was when i had saved up for a ticket to covent garden in london, terribly excited to watch debussy’s the afternoon of a faun – and i had to listen to tosca
  8. one of the best gifts i’ve ever received from a client was one of those little stuffies-in-a-can, rescued from a garbage bin

i’m doing this because it’s fun and because damien (remember him from the 10 cognitive distortions?) tagged me. now i’m supposed to tag 8 people. let me find some blogospherians i’ve never tagged before. hmmm ….

  • raul, because he’s beautiful
  • todd, because he’s kind
  • lillie, because she edits
  • gillian, because she has a cat
  • catatonic kid, because she wrote about synaesthesia
  • sage, because she’s a philosopher
  • stumbleblogger, because i owe him a guest post
  • zoe, because she knew how to spell ‘articulate’ when she was 4

(image of nureyev found here)

15 thoughts on “8 random facts

  1. isabella mori

    @jan thanks – i did try to pull them from different areas – and countries! – in my life

    @catatonic kid – i make my own dressing, subscribing to the “creamy with a bit of lemony tartness” philosophy. the right olive oil is key. and i use a mayo/yoghurt base. lately, i have taken to roasting the garlic – can’t eat raw garlic anymore.

    see, it still gets me going 🙂

    looking forward to your post!

    @raul – love the image of you sleeping on your sofa …

  2. isabella mori

    @jan thanks – i did try to pull them from different areas – and countries! – in my life

    @catatonic kid – i make my own dressing, subscribing to the “creamy with a bit of lemony tartness” philosophy. the right olive oil is key. and i use a mayo/yoghurt base. lately, i have taken to roasting the garlic – can’t eat raw garlic anymore.

    see, it still gets me going 🙂

    looking forward to your post!

    @raul – love the image of you sleeping on your sofa …

  3. Catatonic Kid

    Definitely trying the yoghurt – great idea! I’m thinking probably the Greek natural stuff since density is a factor.
    That’s the thing about olive oil generally – it can make or break a dish. Plus its combination w. the right vinegar makes it really interesting.

    I posted mine, too.

    Catatonic Kid’s last blog post..Tag, You?re It!

  4. Catatonic Kid

    Definitely trying the yoghurt – great idea! I’m thinking probably the Greek natural stuff since density is a factor.
    That’s the thing about olive oil generally – it can make or break a dish. Plus its combination w. the right vinegar makes it really interesting.

    I posted mine, too.

    Catatonic Kid’s last blog post..Tag, You?re It!

  5. isabella mori

    i try to buy natural yoghurt, too. 2% is best, i find.

    as for the olive oil, i keep coming back to portuguese olive oil. none of that lite stuff for me.

  6. isabella mori

    i try to buy natural yoghurt, too. 2% is best, i find.

    as for the olive oil, i keep coming back to portuguese olive oil. none of that lite stuff for me.

  7. catatonic kid

    For sure, extra virgin from South America is buttery good. I tried one from Chile recently and it really hits the spot – it’s the incredibly low acidity, or so says a chef mate of mine.

    catatonic kid’s last blog post..Tag, You?re It!

  8. catatonic kid

    For sure, extra virgin from South America is buttery good. I tried one from Chile recently and it really hits the spot – it’s the incredibly low acidity, or so says a chef mate of mine.

    catatonic kid’s last blog post..Tag, You?re It!

  9. isabella mori

    thanks for your lovely obeyance, @zoe!

    looking forward to your post, @lillie. i know all about these to do lists … 🙂

    @randall … well … what can i say … that’s the case for most of us, and it bears remembering.

    wow.

    now you made me think more about randomness. and chaos. and complexity. now i find myself wanting to write a post about the random yet systematic ways my fingers hit the keyboard …

  10. isabella mori

    thanks for your lovely obeyance, @zoe!

    looking forward to your post, @lillie. i know all about these to do lists … 🙂

    @randall … well … what can i say … that’s the case for most of us, and it bears remembering.

    wow.

    now you made me think more about randomness. and chaos. and complexity. now i find myself wanting to write a post about the random yet systematic ways my fingers hit the keyboard …

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