Saturday, 11 July 2015

Well I Never


25  fascinating facts about me
1. I learnt to swim with my best friend mike  when I was 41.
2. When I was sixteen I wrote to Olivia De Havilland in Paris and she sent me a signed Polaroid of herself.
3. I was bought my first dog in 2002
4. In 1984 I did a parachute jump from 2,500 feet
5. My porn name is Kimmy Fry
6. I have a very strong dislike of donuts
7. I was once offered sex by a girl in a hospital lift when we were both in patients ( I declined)
8. I had a relationship with a guy who, as it turned out, was engaged to a woman
9. The only bit of jewelry that I have EVER, or WILL ever wear is my wedding ring.
10. I am colourblind
11. I have been mugged just the once.
12. I was once so ill drinking tequila slammers in 1989 that I have never drank it since
13. I have only ever punched one person in anger
14. I cannot dance...not one step...and I married a ex professional dancer!
15. I have been writing a blog, more or less , everyday since 2006
16. I once poisoned 14 koi carp with a bottle of peppermint essence
17. I have walked a bride to be  down the aisle at a wedding!
18. I have already chosen my funeral music
19. If I watch The Poseidon Adventure on DVD, I can act out every line of every character for the entire movie!
20. I was 53 when I got married!
21. I once passionately kissed a policeman whilst he was on duty!
22. I can place the exciting RMN , RGN letters after my name
23. I once danced ( badly) on the roof of the cancer hospital, Weston Park in sheffield with a group of friends
24. I am an avid fan of the quiz show " only connect"
25. I have cried buckets over 3 human deaths ..........and  5 animal deaths

Pass it on..........

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  1. chris is an ex professional dancer?

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    1. Yes he appeared in London's West end in 42nd Street

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  2. That's a very interesting list indeed . Chris an ex professional dancer? Kissing a policeman passionately ? I want to hear more you tantalising man you .....

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  3. How in hell did you poison koi carp with peppermint essence ???? So many questions.......

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    1. I was 10 and I thought it would be interesting

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    2. Well it was interesting . As a 10 year old I made many a potion and did some interesting things too ... Thankfully no koi carp were killed in the process .x

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    3. Sorry hope I did not sound judgemental . I too have a dark past .... As a small child my first site of tadpoles was fascinating , I loved the to touch them . Sadly in my eagerness I squashed one .... It still haunts me.

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    4. As a youngster, i was rather a naturalist. I remember going every few days to dig down along the same ant nest to see what tunnels they had built since last time. Tthey must have gnashed their anty teeth when they saw me coming! I don't remember getting stung though. They must have been very harmless sort of ants! Ant lions too, I found fascinating and was always trying to dig them out, trying to tempt them to the surface by throwing in more hapless ants! Yegods! I was quite disappointed when I finally caught one and it didn't look like a lion, though it did have a very impressive set of jaws.

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  4. you eat scotch eggs but don't like donuts?

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    1. Of course! Donuts are shite

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    2. nope nope nope, donuts are normal. you could not pay me to eat a scotch egg! :)

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    3. I'm not a huge fan of doughnuts, although I found a place that makes really yummy ones that don't sit like a ton of lead in my stomach. Scotch eggs are yummy, and i'd never have tried making them if it weren't for you, John!

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    4. AM, try a Scotch Egg, you might like it. I made them to find out what this was all about.

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  5. Enjoyed every one of these but don't think I could come up with 25 fascinating things about myself.

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  6. Sadly, most of us could only manage about 10 or 15.
    Few people are quite as fascinating as you, John.

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    1. I think everyone is interesting......i di

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    2. Bollocks marty x

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    3. I have a list of 100 things posted here:
      http://frommybraintomymouth.blogspot.com/2012/08/i-promised-you-more-bullshit.html

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    4. A better list than mine for sure

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    5. not necessarily; go check it out!

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  7. I want to hear about the parachute jump.

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  8. In fact, almost every one of these deserves a blog post. (Maybe you already have written about them -- I'm fairly new to your blog.)

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  9. Love your list. And fascinating it is.
    I don't eat donuts or scotch eggs. Both are poison.

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    1. donuts are the breakfast of champions; scotch eggs are poison.

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  10. I will never ever think I've done the ultimate 'top 5' in my blog. I bow to you, my liege.
    Um...you have a 'porn name'???

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  11. I can't think of one interesting thing about myself let alone 25.

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    1. that makes you an exception these days, which is very interesting in itself!

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  12. Very interesting.
    I would like to think that when I die, the people who know me would come up with a list of 25 for my funeral.

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  13. You wait until that Kiwi judge gets around to looking at that. You are in BIG trouble.

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  14. Anyone who can do a parachute jump from 2500 feet has my wholehearted admiration.
    You're definitely not "cardboard", John (is that a private joke??)

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  15. There is a contradiction between 14 and 23. If you danced on the roof, you can dance - even one step. Tell me this was put here to test the logic of your readers?

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    1. I was going to say that!

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    2. Dancing on a roof... or a grave... do not involve dancing...
      they do not even require sensible shoes...
      they both require clogs...
      readily available in Greater Yorkshire!!

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  16. Wait just a cotton pickin' minnit...you say you can't dance a step, then go on bragging about dancing on top of a hospital. I think we need to see video of your dancing in order to judge the truth in this matter.

    And I'm HIGHLY disappointed in your anti-donut stance. It's like I don't even know who you are anymore. ♥

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  17. Oh my god. You have inspired me to do a similar post. But shit- I think I've already confessed to almost everything I've got the notion to confess to.
    Well. Maybe not. Let me think about this.

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    1. I am already considering my top 25.

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  18. I can see why the confusion about dancing - there is dancing (waltz, foxtrot, square,etc) and there is dancing (wiggling your arse around and waving your arms around)
    No donuts? Well, I guess they are just as bad for you as the scotch eggs ... Everyone knows that chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is the breakfast of champions.
    I don't think I could come up with 25 things that no one knows, I am about as transparent as Saran Wrap.

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    1. Saran Wrap would make a good porn name. Maybe only in the UK - where we call it cling film.

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  19. Yep, I have to agree with the others in that we need to see for ourselves whether you can dance or not. Also, those 16 people that you gave CPR to, how many survived? The survival rates here in the US are not good. What does RMN, RGN mean? Did you mean to poison the fish? Sounds out of character for a big old softie...

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  20. If you still have that de Haviland Polaroid it's worth money... if you don't... well, now isn't that a shame.

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  21. No's 14 and 23 seem to be at odds, but I'll believe the rest.

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    1. I was thinking the same Cro unless by 'dance' John means like doing a David Brent from The Office type of dance!

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  22. I was stuck for something to post tonight, not having a container post ready... once again you've saved my bacon!

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  23. I wonder if there even are 25 things left about me that my readers don't know!!

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    1. Cone on sue dredge some up

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  24. Perhaps you could spend the next 25 days explaining each one in more detail ? We would love to know more!

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  25. I wondered about the CPR too. We now have a defibrillator outside the charity shop paid for out of village events money. There was an information session in the community centre where I gather use of the defrib MIGHT save someone suffering cardiac arrest.


    great list John x

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  26. . I agree with Frances - go through them one by one and give us more details (that's the next lot of blogs done for you), but I do feel I know you a little better for reading your list - might compile one of myself now.

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  27. Now you have 25 new blog posts! I want to hear more.

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  28. EXTRACT FROM "FIFTY SHAGS OF GRAY" by NOBBY STILES:-
    "Kimmy Fry slung his leather biker's jacket over the banister and entered the steamy bathroom. Sandy was waiting for him, soapsuds sliding down his/her naked limbs. Kimmy cast his purple silk boxer shorts on the linoleum floor then forcibly pushed open the shower cubicle door. Sandy gasped with delight as Kimmy.."

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    1. So why did you stop?

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    2. I was censored by Blogger! Please continue by referring to your own secret imagination... "Oh! Oh! Kimmy! Please don't stop!..."

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    3. That wasn't Nobby Stiles who wrote that, it was Heywood Jablomie.

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  29. So #2 (Olivia De H. polaroid) must be unique, then - and not just one of those publicity shots produced by the crateful. Should be worth a bob or two by now.

    #10 (colourblind) is interesting. Completely? If so, you see a rainbow as shades of grey?

    I baulked at #16 (koi carp) but you're forgiven for being the age you were. But only partially, mind!

    #19 (Poseidon) Why that film above all others? Not that it's bad, in fact it's pretty good - but I would have thought that there'd have been plenty of others you'd have known by heart before that one.

    Could go on.........

    Fairly recently I started a list of things I've NOT ever done, which a lot of, even most, people have, and for that reason some of them may be surprising. But got bored with it. Got it here somewhere. May resurrect it and post in my own blog, maybe in the manner of 'Find the One Lie."

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    1. I'll think about it, A.M., but make no promises.

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  30. Fascinating! I like the idea of writing a post on each item. Should make entertaining reading :) Elizabeth xx

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  31. I love Olivia DeHavilland!! You are so lucky. You are a very interesting person. I read your blog every day. I have for years. I love your list. I wish mine was as interesting. Have a good day :) Bobbie

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  32. Hmmm....we have much in common!

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  33. Very impressed!
    Especially num 16 EVERYDAY EVERYDAY
    and num 6

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  34. I meant #15 what a commitment.

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  35. Oh I love this, think I'll do one tomorrow. Martini Rosso has the same effect on me as Tequila Slammers on you....a product of my misspent youth in the late 70s/early 80s.

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  36. We NEED to know the story behind the kissing of the policeman on duty! Heck, we need to know the stories behind all of these :)

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  37. A very interesting list there John.my porn name would be sooty brewster. When I was a student in 1977 I was working at St Andrew's University over the summer hols.the uni hosted a conference for accountants and on the last evening there was a big formal dinner,the guest of honour was Harold MacMillan.I served him his main course.

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  38. I was directly involved in two of the things on your list and in attendance for two others. But which ones? Answers on a postcard please fellow blog followers....

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    1. You were indeed me old son

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  39. I love the fact that you wrote to Olivia de Havilland as a 16-year-old. That is CLASSIC. Do you still have the Polaroid?

    I used to re-watch, over and over, the Podeidon Adventure scene where the ship turns upside down, and I would act it out in our living room, tumbling over all the furniture. The disaster movie I can recite virtually word-for-word is "Earthquake," which I have seen at least 100 times.

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    1. " pantyhose....take off your pantyhose!"
      Lorne Greene never had a better line

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    2. And no I have not got the photo.....i suspect its betten the pages of a book

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    3. Ha! So true about Lorne Greene! Man, I would scour the house trying to find that Polaroid if I were you. And then I would scan it and blog it. :)

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  40. I don't need a porn name. My name is Candice.
    Do what you want with the name Candy. The porn guys did.

    I refused to learn to swim when I found out I had to put my head in the water. face first.

    I sent Ronald Reagan a letter and he wrote back to me :)

    The next dog I get will be the first dog that will be wholly mine, no one else just me. and the cats. They aren't commenting on that.

    I can't even watch parachute jumping on television !!!

    I have a strong affection for donuts. with chocolate.

    I have been offered sex but not in a hospital ...thank god.

    Though recently widowed, I was married so long I cannot go out without my ring, it just doesn't feel right. Plus they are all so pretty. I still wear them.

    I am only colorblind when it comes to people :)

    I am what some people call a "cheap date" .. it only takes about 2 drinks to get me silly. I stop there because I worry about things now.

    I have never hit anyone in anger. I said some pretty awful things though.

    I dance. I dance better when I have had a drink.

    I have been doing my blog since 2010.

    Never killed a carp.

    I kissed a policeman, on duty , on New Years Eve, in San Francisco, 1969. He kissed me back :)

    I cry buckets over 1 human death and 1 pup.

    That was fun. Yours is funny. and fun. Do it again next year and add to the list :)












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    10. I am colourblind
    11. I have been mugged just the once.
    12. I was once so ill drinking tequila slammers in 1989 that I have never drank it since
    13. I have only ever punched one person in anger
    14. I cannot dance...not one step...and I married a ex professional dancer!
    15. I have been writing a blog, more or less , everyday since 2006
    16. I once poisoned 14 koi carp with a bottle of peppermint essence
    17. I have walked a bride to be down the aisle at a wedding!
    18. I have already chosen my funeral music
    19. If I watch The Poseidon Adventure on DVD, I can act out every line of every character for the entire movie!
    20. I was 53 when I got married!
    21. I once passionately kissed a policeman whilst he was on duty!
    22. I can place the exciting RMN , RGN letters after my name
    23. I once danced ( badly) on the roof of the cancer hospital, Weston Park in sheffield with a group of friends
    24. I am an avid fan of the quiz show " only connect"
    25. I have cried buckets over 3 human deaths ..........and 5 animal deaths

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  41. PS ... Boris is about the Best Name Ever for a Turkey. Really. Best. ever

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  42. Great facts John, did you know the policeman you kissed on duty or was it a random snog ??

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    1. Its a long story but yes he was on duty

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  43. Your list makes me feel terribly dull...

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    1. A couple on your list would make mine look like childs play xx

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    2. I guess I'm just not much of a list maker.

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  44. You danced on a rooftop, but you can't dance...?

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