Friday, December 12, 2008

Scribble Soup for Writers' Block #40: Self-portrait

What is it about you that makes you different?

* I hate writing about myself, but I've been set a challenge by some of my friends (you know who you are), so here I am.

* I'm allergic to lavender. Despite my skin (namely my face) turning red and splotchy everytime I came into contact with the stuff (and lavender seems to be in everything), it's taken me years to figure this out. The big clue came after I ate lavender chocolate. My body swelled and my neck was covered in tiny black spots. I had to test this theory out a few times, by eating some more lavender chocolate. Yep, same thing. Boyfriend (well he's actually my fiance, but I like to call him Boyfriend) gave me a gift certificate for a spa treatment. Everything they used on me contained lavender. My body was covered in itchy rashes for 3 weeks.

* I'm a keen mountain-biker, who's afraid of speed. Consequently I spend most of my time off the bike.

* I think I'm partially dyslexic. I have a tendency to read things back to front, especially numbers. Despite this, I started my university degree studying geological engineering. It took me 3 years to figure out that I couldn't read a map, let alone be able to visualise these things in 3-D.

* I don't like milk. The only time I drink it is when my body craves it. And the only time my body craves it is just before I come down with the flu.

* I'm a lucid dreamer. Does that make me a control freak?

* I started this blog, because for a week my dreams were filled with writing. I have a short attention span, and find it really hard to complete any writing project, so I thought blogging would encourage me to write everyday. Hmm...

Scribblesoup prompt

5 comments:

"Sunshine" said...

This was an interesting look into your life, Lilly!

Abra said...

I hate milk, I haven't had a glass of milk since I was five...

Yeah.

I think it's always interesting to get a glimpse of someone else's life.

Thanks for sharing!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Interesting. We find out a lot about ourselves by blogging. It's a self fulfilling prophesy of sorts. When the mind has a cornucopia of ideas, it's good to have a place to put them. Binders never work.

paisley said...

i am numerically dyslexic too.. i see them in the right order,, but they come out all askew... troublesome when you are making change as i do hundreds of times a day......

AscenderRisesAbove said...

these were fun to read.
i think the lucid dreaming is an open head chakra. ;-)