Birthday, five things and a blog resolution

It’s my birthday today, I’m now 27, which is old. It also means I can finally get around to this “five things” meme, because I’ve been tagged by Brian and Jim (I’d love to see a networked graph of this, and to discover how many degrees of separation I am from Sam Ruby).

  1. I have an A level in Latin, and it’s my favourite foreign language
  2. In addition to the A level, when at school I won the regional Latin speaking
    competition twice

  3. In real life I am sociable (read: loud and annoying), but I hate using the phone to call someone I don’t know. In fact, I hate using it to call anyone I don’t speak to regularly.
  4. I lived and studied in Merseberg in Germany for a year which is like a foreigner taking a year out to study in England and picking Bognor Regis
  5. I hate baked beans so much that I won’t let my wife buy the Hovis bread that has baked beans on the wrapper

My task is to tag another five people, I believe, so I’ll choose Jason, Rakka, Steve, Alf and Leigh

I’ve also made a small blogging resolution along the lines of: no drafts. I’ve been running this blog for five years or so (always on Blogger, btw, which has served me faithfully) and I almost never go back and finish and post an entry which I’ve previously left half-way through and marked as a draft. No more. If I’m tempted to save it for later, I’ll just post it with an appropriate incompleteness warning. Part of this means going back over the last six months and posting all the drafts I have – there shouldn’t be many, but there is some content I’d like to get out.

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6 thoughts on “Birthday, five things and a blog resolution”

  1. oh hey!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIR PIPS A LOT!!!!! 27 isn’t that old. you’ve got three good years left! ;D

    ok, i accept your five things challenge!

  2. Happy Birthday!!!

    You speak Latin? wtf!? (very cool, in a Time Team kind of way).

    Baked beans – wtf!? Can’t get ’em here (tried hacking them with borlottis in pulpa di pomodori, really not the same…), really miss them.

    Phones – absolutely.

    No drafts – good plan.

  3. Happy Birthday Pippers! 27!?! You are as yet a mere babe. A youngin as it’s called in the lands across the sea.

    (sorry, reading tolkien. can you tell?)

  4. thanks everyone, what’s great about your reassurances is that unless you all go into cryogenic stasis, you’ll be able to do it all over again next year too! woohoo!

    danny, mail me your address and I’ll post you some 🙂

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