Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Duck and Weave

I've been tagged! ICL over at Slainte - It's Only Me, tagged me the other day, so obviously I don't move fast enough! I must remember to duck and weave more people, duck and weave... :0) I'm not one to shirk my duty however, so here goes.

Here are the rules:
1. Get tagged.

2. List five things that have not been revealed on your blog.

3. Tag five others.

At first glance it seems to be a nice short innocent looking tag but it has a sting. I have been sitting here trying to think of what to list, things that I would like to share but haven't already. Not so easy... but here are my five:

1) When I was a child I had a soft toy crocodile. I loved this thing which was meant to be a draft excluder but was adopted by me at two years old. I took it everywhere. At two you don't care what something is meant to be or how it looks, if you like it, then that is the way it is. I have never been one for conforming and started out the way I meant to go from an early age.

2) I have previously revealed that I used to work in showbusiness, in the theatre, (working in stage management and lighting). However, what you don't know is that my favourite show that I worked on was 'Les Miserables'. This show is wonderful and has it all. Beautiful music, fabulous set and great story. I never got tired of working on it and the performances were moving. If you looked out into the audience, half of them would be discretely employing tissues at the end of the show.

3) My batchelors degree is in Psychology. When I left school I didn't know what I wanted to do so I went to University as I enjoyed learning. A teacher gave me the advice to study something I was interested in if I didn't know what I wanted to do, so I did! In the end I liked certain aspects of the course more than others, but one thing I learnt by far was that people are individuals (apart from groupthink!), you can theorise until the cows come home but there will always be exceptions to the rules. Now I'm a manager I use this knowledge to manage staff and to mentor junior managers. My approach is to treat everyone as an individual human being, to find out what motivates them and what is going on in their lives. Seems to work wonders and is easier said than done..

4) I used to be a Girl Guide. I was a patrol leader for the whole time I was there and became Pack Leader too. It gave me the opportunity to take on responsibility at an early age and also to try out new things, such as canoeing, flower arranging, camping and making gadgets out of sticks and things, singing carols in Trafalgar Square (where we had a bomb scare) and working in the community with children and the elderly.

5) I love animals. I have nearly always had pets, ranging from gold fish to cats and dogs including a vicious hamster (really, it was evil), a huge rabbit, a tortoise with attitude called 'Rocket', tropical fish, and my latest companion, Bob the cat.

So there you have it, five things about me that I haven't revealed before on my blog. I don't pass on tags 9so I guess the non-conformist in me is breaking rule 3), so no need to duck and weave around here, but feel free to do this if you'd like to. Let me know if you do and I will come and visit.


Foster Dogs said...

Neat blog! Love the daffodil picture. Here via Michele's.

panthergirl said...

I was married to man who was a stagehand working Les Mis on Broadway. My daughter, then 3-4 years old, and I spent every night downstairs in the theater during the show and I *never* got tired of it. She played with the little girls who played Cosette. It was a great, great show.

Irish Church Lady :) said...

Thanks for being a sport and doing the meme! You did very well. I didn't know all those things about you. Honest! Although I had a hunch about the crocodile! he he

Les Mis is my all time favourite musical. I've seen it twice. I bought tickets for my whole family and parents and in-laws to go see it one year as Christmas presents because it was coming to town and I loved it so much. They did too!

Karen said...

Did a tag once, but like you, don't pass them on.

Michele sent me over to wish you a very Happy Easter! :+)

Moogie said...

Great answers. I love animals as well and currently have three dogs, a hamster, guinea pig, and a gaggle of fish. Well, they are all "family" pets, but they are fun to have around. My favorite stuffed animal was a dog, who was white and had red and white striped overalls and long black floppy ears. I called him Wolfie. :)

colleen said...

Now I know so much more about you. I"ve used the enneagram to help me understand myself and others better. Helen Palmer's work is good. Les Miserables was a medicine movie for me as a child, which means it had it had a deep and long lasting impact on me as a story (myth/lie that tells the truth). Michele says hi.

kenju said...

Good meme answers, Bob-kat. My daughter have a vicious hamster too. He bit me and I swear his teeth were an inch long!

Anonymous said...

Interesting stuff Bobkat.

Ok, what the heck does it mean for a toy to be a "draft excluder"?

I haven't heard of the theories you mentioned on my blog by the names you use, but I have heard of the concepts...and try to use them. You are right my friend, they are harder to put into daily practice than to talk about.

A "Girl Guide" sounds like what we call a "Girl Scout". Did ya'll sell cookies like ours do?

Krista said...

P.S. I LOVE the cat pictures. Cats are my favorite. And thanks for the wedding planning well wishes.


margalit said...

Gee, nothing about your sex life? I'm disappointed! :-) Just kidding. I'm not sure exactly what I would reveal. If I haven't revealed it yet, after almost 4 years of blogging, it really isn't worth telling now. :-)

Here via Michele.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh My, this is an interesting one, isn't it, B-K? I think this is hard! If I consider doing it, I will have to put my thinking cap on to figure out what I haven't shared yet! Between my 100 things about me and then my 2nd Hundred all the other stuff on the blog itself....Well, this may be ab interesting challange. I'll let you know if I do it! (lol)
Yours were very interesting!
I liked Les Miz a lot! Beautiful score and such a touching story...That had to be a joy to work on, my dear.

StandbyMind said...

thats quite interesting things to know about ya..courtesy the tag:

ANd ya u gat ome cool blog...loved it

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Interesting facts; I must admit that Les Mis is a musical that has never appealed to me, though I visit many theatres.

Michele sent me here.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Just stopping by to say I hope your Esster was a Happy one, filled with all GOOD things, including a bit of chocolate! (lol)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That should read: EASTER...(This one ginger typing gets me into more!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Les Miz is one of my favorite shows too.

Hope you're having a lovely Easter.

Thanks for stopping by my place.

srp said...

I think Bob needs to have his picture on here more often.... my cats are insisting.

My brother traveled with Phantom of the Opera for eight years as a member of the chorus and Piange cover. Don Cook, who played Piange also did a prolonged run on Broadway as Jean Valjean in Les Miz and my daughter, brother and I went to see the show. Don showed us the stage and backstage props after the performance and went to dinner with us. Yes, handkerchiefs were involved at the end.

Katherine said...

Very interesting! I enjoyed learning more about you. I saw Les Mis in London and was amazed by it. From the pamphlet (what's the right word, my brain died!) you posted it looks like you worked on it in Berlin??

Shephard said...

A Tortoise named Rocket.. that's great! :)

I loved Les Mis when we saw it on Bway. The orig. Annie, Andrea McArdle, was playing Fantine at the time, and she was wonderful.

Interesting Five. Maybe I'll try this.
~S :)