Saturday, 25 July 2009

Tags or memes.. 7 of 70s

Tags/memes I assumed were a thing of the past as I have not seen many in a good old while.....or maybe I wasn't moving and grooving in the right circles [ I don't do them as a rule but do like to see what is around].
I spotted this one over at Dulwhichmum's site after her toting it on Twitter... (she didn't tag me but hell I stole it anyway!!)

The Tag/Meme is 7 words that describe me!!...

1. Independent..

Totally, financially and in life generally too. I do know people who have to check with someone else if they can breathe or not!... not for me I am afraid....

2. Mum..

I am a Mum of the Teen. Well actually/ technically now I am a MiniMum of a Teen.... not sure when it happened it just sort crept up on me over night .... I am now way shorter than Teen. On holiday it was even more frightening when she put on her high heels and teetered at around 6 foot.
She's great though... not a bad Teen at all when all things are considered.

3. Geeky..

Yep ...very.... I love researching and reading about history, doing family tree research, visiting grave yards. As Teen puts it in that slightly patronising yet caring voice 'you are a bit of a geek Mum'. However, I am not a computer geek which is testimony to the fact I lost all my 'geeky' saved stuff when old boy PC died in May ......

4. Kind..
Particularly to old folk and animals. I do find that is very useful in both real & virtual worlds [*snigger*]

5. Strong..

Like an Ox .. that is my Chinese year of birth. Always hated that growing up the fact I was born in the year of the ox ( actually my ex was born in the year of the rat ... hee hee ) .... however, strangely I do portray a lot of the characteristics, maybe there is something in it after all ....

6.Questioning..
Or maybe it is inquisitive? But after many, many years of having to establish the norm and questioning the abnorm, old habits die hard. I do find it astonishing how much people take as read and don't bother to ask why?.... or maybe I am just nosey lol...

7. Arty..

A frustrated artist ... I should have gone to art college as I wanted to as a teen but my mother persuaded me otherwise 'the only good artist is a dead artist!' she said. mmmm I am sure many of today's very successful artists would disagree. But being a teen and wanting to earn money those words stuck in my brain and steered me in a very different direction.
Happily now I have more time on my hands I do do a bit of creative type stuff and love photography so that satisfies the art hole.. (I said 'art hole!!')


It was actually surprisingly quite hard to settle on 7 words.... I am not going to tag anyone but do have a go it is actually quite and interesting experiment ... see there is the geeky part of me again!!!


15 comments:

gitwizard said...

Not sure I could think of 7 words to describe me, but i'm sure others could, maybe not all to my liking though !!
I shouldn't worry about not having gone to art school, it hasn't affected your talent shining through.

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Nothing there I didn't suspect.

I was going to translate your 7 words into 'between the lines' meanings but they were all rather rude - tee heeeee.

Dulwich Mum is funny isn't she? Her Tweets crack me up sometimes - I bet loads of people get really annoyed with her ......

[I hate to say it - but I went to Dulwich Prep!!!! - but don't tell anyone]

nursemyra said...

I am all those things too - except perhaps arty. Art is my passion but I don't make any myself, I just immerse myself in museums and art books and live vicariously

dulwichmum said...

Perfect 70steen,

I wish I had tagged you. Your list is divine. Daddy is right, I adore annoying people, particularly Guardian reading academics - my favourite! I pour my coffee in their plant pots and dance about to Girls Aloud on my ipod when thile try to read their journals...

70steen said...

Oh GW I am sure you could come up with some ... actually it would be interesting and amusing to ask friends what 7 words describe you & I am sure they won't be half bad :-)
& aww thank you *blushes*

70steen said...

DP ~ gosh that is very restrained of you .... what's up???


Dulwichmum is a scream .. love her tweets they do make me giggle and smirk :-)

[ooo posh boy... did you wear shorts and a boater?]

70steen said...

Nm ~ We do seem to have similar traits I think ... living vicariously is a good place to be :-) x

70steen said...

Dulwichmum ~ thank you...if you do annoy people you do it with such finesse and style and high heels.. would love to be a fly on the wall to see their dour faces :-D x

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Yes I was in shorts and yes I did wear a boater ..... luckily, there are no photographs ... *phew*

AixelA said...

1) If you don't count health and auto insurance, the fact that i live with my mother and still beg for money sometimes, I'm financially independant. Hehe
2) I'm taller than my mom too. I think each generation is taller and has bigger feet than the previous.
3)I love history! Who needs to watch a soap opera when there's plenty of drama in King Henry 8ths life and many wives?
4) I love animals, but not old people smell (jkjk!)
5) *flexes*
6) Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?
7) My phone camera takes cooler-lookin pics than my actual camera.

fracas said...

I shan't even suggest anyone should choose words for me, I'm sure they'd all end in #!%

I think dulwichmum is on to something there... and DP... the reason there are no photographs is because back then, photographs hadn't been invented.

Sheesh... like we all knew *that*.

archiearchive said...

Hmmm, If I were to do this I would match several words and similarities - shorter than offspring, family and social history, and questioning - of everything! Oh yes, and I guess photos and poetry make me arty. I'm surprised the word "Elegant" doesn't appear because you are such an elegant blogger. That is one of the places we differ :)

70steen said...

Hi AixelA and welcome to 70s land .... cool answers there .. there are a couple of old people that hang out here (obviously not me you understand) ... there can be a slight aroma lol

70steen said...

Dear Frac the 7 words would be all singing your praises ... I am sure DP could think of 7 as you work so hard as his Fracretary and go out of your way to help the aged :-)

70steen said...

Archie ~ aww thank you .... *blushes*

[DP said something about you over at his place ... I know it isn't true]