Thursday, 13 December 2007

Gullible about Work / Blog Balance

Well, being late out of the starting blocks on this one just goes to show that I'm struggling to manage work/ blog balance. It was a few days ago that I got tagged by Saboma for this meme.

She'll be 'muffawwwwwing' loud and hearty at me scratting around getting my act together...

And so the deal is 8 random facts about yourself. Blimey it's a bit like exploring the Johari Window you can give it a go yourself with this onlineversion, and if you have the bottle you might even try the Nohari Window too...

Talk about self disclosure city! So here goes...

1. I was born in Carlisle in the UK at the opposite end of Hadrian's Wall to Newcastle. The Romans called it Lugavallum.

2. I won a piano competition when I was 9 years old

3. I didn't like lemon meringue pie when I was younger

4. I owned a rare Bridgestone 175 cc motorbike. The 350 cc was apparently banned in the USA because the dual mode gear box wasn't fool proof and in the 'rotary mode' you could down change from 4th to 1st in one 70 mph that would = ouch!

5. I dated my first girlfriend for 11 years

6. I was in Prague in 1968 on a school trip the night the Russians invaded

7. I worked with a girl who knew one of the SAS men in the Iranian Embassy siege

8. I served Gary Glitter's Glitter Band petrol when I used to work in petrol station in the 1970s

9. I used to work in the gambling industry helping people let go of their money, I now work in academia helping people let go of their assumptions

10. I speak quite good German, a little French and just done 10 weeks learning some Mandarin - Ni Hao!

I'm going tag the following people and hope they play!

the rules are:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. List EIGHT random facts about yourself.
3. Tag EIGHT people at the end of your post and list their names.
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged.

Simone at Outfit Inspirations

Luis at Elusa

Scott at McArthurs Rant

Daddy P at Daddy Papersurfer

Gurushabad at Gurushabad

Mike at The Absent Mind

Ilkeryodas at The Thinking Blog

Harleyblues at Sir Paul Mcartney


  1. Yayyyyyyyy!

    RR got a Round Tuit!

    Bravo, Fella. I didn't think that you'd actually do the meme. I know how busy you are in your life. I just wanted to give you a hard time. I hadn't seen much of you around lately so I had to do something, even if it was wrong, LOL!

    Thanks for playing...

  2. I appreciate the tag but I've made a rule not to get involved with them.

    Punish me, if you must ...... sorry.

    [there's two facts - no tags and I like being punished - oh well]

  3. reasonable robinson14 December 2007 at 13:41

    No probs at all Daddy P!

  4. I don't usually like memes but when I got tagged with this one I quite enjoyed it.

  5. meme neither, this is probably teh first got involved with!

  6. the first i've got - I should have typed - a long day!

  7. Hey reasonable - I tend to go for lists than memes (as you probably know) but I wasn't going to ignore this just cause I'm a twit! Thanks for the tag as ever RR.

    It's facinating that so many of us seem to be bucking the trend by telling all our opinions on our blogs despite all the anti Web 2.0 going on in corporate UK (and elsewhere I suspect?).

    I still find it hard to understand why so few people dont blog! I mean I have just had the most interesting of years learnign all about this stuff, meeting loads of new people and perhaps most important of all - LEARNING!

    Best wishes to you and your RR and thanks for all the contributions and challenging blogs. I'd welcome a guest blog from you over at my place anytime m8!

  8. Hiya Mr.Robinson

    some nice facts about you there, Now I'm finally hetting round to doin this ME-ME lol
    I'll get on it today or this evening~