The social medium of the internet, and blogging specifically, always makes me smile. You get to have conversations with people whom you necessarily wouldn’t interact with in the “real” world.
One person I have met in the “Real World” is Wayne Turmel (although now I know his name isn’t really Wayne ;)) from “The Cranky Middle Manager Show” and it was all thanks to new media technologies (I’m a fan of his Podcast, but not in the “Play Misty for me” way – honest!).
So, what’s this tagging thing all about? It’s the new modern equivalent of the good old fashioned Chain Letter! Although this particular one doesn’t tell you you’ll have 10 years bad luck if you don’t forward it to everyone you know and their next-door neigbours! And what do I have to do? Tell you 5 things about myself you don’t know… that could be tough!
- My “real” name is Katherine, although I only get called that on the first day of work, when I’ve done something wrong or visit the doctor. My Mum wanted to call me Katie but my Dad said that it wasn’t posh enough and I should have a name that looks good on a CV. You may call that great foresight but I call it annoying. After much rowing, I was indeed called Katherine although my Mother (bless her) got her own back by only calling me Katy and it stuck. I get really annoyed when people shorten my name to “Kate” as my name’s already been shortened enough thank-you-very-much, and whatever you do, don’t call me Kathy – my goodness, I hate that!
Weirdly though, when I’m sick I love to watch a good disaster movie. For some reason it really perks me up!
I still struggle with my hearing now (due to dodgy sinuses and – as my doctor puts it – “very persistant earwax”, yuck!) and as a result 75-80% of conversations I have are based on lip-reading which is really handy in a crowded pub but not so handy on a ‘phone call.
So, if we ever meet in real life and I completely can’t hear what you say or ignore you – I’m not being rude, honest!
I hope you don’t think less of me due to some of my antics mentioned above 😉 and if anyone calls me Katherine I’ll kill ’em!
Now, my turn to tag 5 more people… hang on, do I know 5 people?
So, thanks for the tag Wayne, and three cheers for the social nature of the Internet!
Subscribe to our mailing list
Join Hundreds of readers who have access to exclusive downloads and content