It has been brought to my attention that I have been ‘tagged’. Seems to be some devilish Web 2.0 nonsense that I really shouldn’t darken my door with but, since I am devoid of creativity, I will allow it. (Although it does seem a little ridiculous). Although finding 8 people to spread this onto will be a little tricky…finding 8 people I’m prepared to admit that I do this kind of thing to is even harder…

These are the rules:

  1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
  2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  3. People who are tagged need to write in their own blog about their eight things and include these rules in the post.
  4. At the end of your post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

So, my 8 things:

  1. I once ate cheese toasties in the Board Room of the largest company in India. I was very hungry at the time. They were great.
  2. I once won a copy of ‘Beaky and the Egg Snatchers‘ for the ZX Spectrum in a magazine. There were 100 winners and my name was printed first.
  3. I support Manchester United, my name is on the pavement outside the ground and I attended my first match at Old Trafford while still in the womb. (And I still get tears in my eyes whenever I see the goals against Bayern in 1999.)
  4. I once sold George Takei 3 postcards. They cost 45p. He said “Is that a 50? I’m not familiar with you currency.” I kept my pants dry. Just.
  5. I was so good at the original Monaco GP arcade game that I could run the score off the top of the scoreboard.
  6. I’ve had a novel rejected by a publisher. Therefore I am now ‘proper’.
  7. I really don’t like needles, but had two inoculations this week and the nurse said I was ‘very brave’.
  8. I’m a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Thought I should have at least one sensible one. They’ll be very proud if they read this.

I don’t have 8 people to tag so, sorry, I’m going to fail to perpetuate this tomfoolery. Does that mean I’m out of Fight Club now? Good, I was a bit worried that I might be Meat Loaf’s character anyway.