Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you

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I bang on about it all the time but I honestly feel that the best thing about blogging is making real connections with people that you might not have otherwise have met in this life. I would really love to get to know readers of this blog a little better. 

I would love if you could share a little about yourself in the comments, especially if you don't comment often (I know how hard it can be to comment on everyone's posts) and to old time readers tell me something I don't know about you, it would be great to get to know you better! 

So tell me where your from, what you do and maybe a random fact about yourself - if you have a blog, twitter or Instagram leave me your username - mine is timeaftertea.

So I will go first here is a random 10 facts about me....

1. I wanted to be an actress when I grew up
2. Brendan and I were together in the same hospital room when we were born, freaky
3. I studied Spanish at uni for three months before giving up and later switching to law
4. I have a very real fear of birds
5. I had braces when I was younger
6. I would prefer to watch a documentary then a movie
7. I am agnostic
8. When I was 17, I backed my mums car into a pole and told her that someone hit me in the supermarket car park (that was naughty)
9. I had my belly button pierced until it got stuck in a washing basket, it wasn't pretty.
10. I like to sleep with the fan on under a doona

Your go now, tell me all about you. 

43 comments:

  1. I don't know what agnostic means lol

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    1. I didnt know either - I looked it up and it means someone who believes that it is impossible to know whether there is a God and/or someone who is skeptical about the existence of God but does not profess true atheism. I think I sit on that fence too!

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    2. Yup, I am a fence sitter - I cant decide either way.

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  2. Well Im half Japanese half Australian.
    I work many jobs in the lingerie industry
    and Im a bit of a hoarder! ;) or should I say collector.....
    Nice to meet you!

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    1. I am also a collector :P Well at least thats what I tell Brendan when it comes to clothes.

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  3. Brisbane, IT (photography whenever I can!), and here are some random facts about me ...

    - I had braces for almost exactly a year. I got them off in 1997 and I still wear my retainer.
    - I have had 10 major operations.
    - I have only had three mobile phones, and I only ever get a new phone when my old one will no longer turn on. Same with iPods, I have a silly attachment to my tech devices!
    - Caramel and coconut are my favourite sweet flavours.
    - My favourite food is tomato.
    - My style has been described as grandpa chic (haha).

    x Jasmine

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    1. My best friend is just like you she had a nokia 3315 until last year haha. I love tomatoes too, especially fresh ones straight off the vine.
      I like the sound of grandpa chic :)

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  4. Hi Megan, I'm a new follower of yours and really enjoying reading your posts. I actually found you through Vanisha's blog; I'm a Canberra blogger too! And we have another thing in common- I'm terrified of birds as well! Drop by my blog when you get a chance...
    http://le-bonvivant.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I love meeting other Canberra bloggers, heading over yo visit your blog now!

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  5. Cute! Love learning new things about you--what's this about you and Brendan in the same hospital room?? Do you share a birthday? That is crazy!

    Hmmm. I'm from Georgia but live in California, all the way across the country; I work in Education/Publishing & I'm lucky that I love my job; I've been a vegetarian for about 17 years!

    xoxo

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    1. I was born on the 16th December and Brendan the 22nd of December and our mums shared a hospital room and we were together in that room for a day before mum left the hospital :)

      Vegetarian for 17 years that is impressive!

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  6. I also wanted to be an actress when I grew up, my parents were going to send me to stage school when I Was 16 but it just kind of never happened.

    Oh no about the belly button getting stuck! I had mine pierced when I was 14 but it kind of grew up when I was 19, the skin just got thinner and thinner until it got infected so I had to take it out.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. My parents said if I wanted to be an actress I had to do it on my own haha I think they were just trying to scare me out of it. Lots of belly button horror stories - I loved it though and sometimes think of getting it redone.

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  7. Love this!

    You already know where I'm from and what I do but one random fact about me… I am a big AFL supporter. Growing up with Victorian parents I've had little choice but I love my footy! :)

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    1. I definitely would never have guessed this about you! Love it though.

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  8. Your number 9 fact has freaked me out. I have my belly button pierced and I used to do trampolining and I was scared I would rip it out, yuck.
    Anyway, I'm Bekka and I'm nineteen although I look about twelve. I'm in my second year of University studying magazine journalism, which I unfortunately do not enjoy. BUT I have my own music website that I'm super proud of. My Twitter is @bekkaa and my instagram is bekkacollins :)

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    1. I am pretty sure that only someone as clumsy as me could get their belly button piercing caught in a laundry basket!
      I studied journalism too and hated it haha. I would love to see your music site :)

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    2. Haha still, it's an awful awful thought. I feel like I'm wasting my time, and having to revise for media law is NOT how I want to be spending my days.
      My site is here: www.venturemag.co.uk :)

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  9. Ooh what a lovely idea! Very new reader here, think I started reading yesterday! Haha.

    EEEK at no.9 though!! Ouchie.

    Um, I'm Sophie, I make and sell my own jewellery and I'm obsessed with tea! I even take my favourite tea with me when I travel. I'm also crazy about NYC. Last year I took a trip from here in the UK to New York with Boyfriend for the sole reason of attending a day organised for fans of the TV show Psych. Any excuse ;) I'm also crazy proud to be a Yorkshire girl! I love my common accent, haha.

    Sophie | onetenzeroseven.com/blog

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    1. Hi Sophie,

      So happy to have you here :)

      I love tea too especially in winter! I think any excuse to get to New York is a valid excuse, I love it too.
      xx

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  10. Nice idea Megan! What's the deal with the hospital room thing? Tell more! That's cool.
    My Hubby and I used to live only a few houses away from each other growing up, but never knew each other. And he used to be looked after at family daycare at my bestie's parents place, before she (or I) were born! It's nice to have those little connections :)

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    1. I love little connections like this - probably completely coincidental but still so romantic!
      I was born on the 16th December and Brendan the 22nd of December and our mums shared a hospital room and we were together in that room for a day before mum left the hospital :)

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  11. You like to sleep with the fan on under a doona? I'm not quite sure what that means. ;)
    Anyways, I'm Sarah, from South Australia, and I left a well-paid job last October to pursue a career in book editing (work in progress). I grew up on a farm, have a Law degree and read too much. I have a soft spot for puppies and superheroes. It's nice to meet you. :)
    ~S.

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    1. Haha it just means I like the air around me to be cold while I am all snuggled up under a doona! Very unefficent for the environment so I dont do it very often but sometimes I do it.

      Oh I love people who follow their dreams, if I could I would blog and run my little vintage store full time but that would mean living on $0 a week :P

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Ohhh I love reading all these little facts about you :) I'm the same as you with the doona and I used to have my belly button pierced too! haha hmm let me try and think of a few fun facts about me..

    1) I am terrified of driving next to trucks, everytime I do I scream or shake.
    2) I used to want to be a hotel manager from when I was like 6 till I was about 17
    3) I used to drive my mums car to and from school for about 6 months when I was on my L's (VERY NAUGHTY!)
    4) My right arm doesn't straighten all the way
    5) I've never broken a bone

    xx

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  13. Hiiiiiiiiii :) I currently work as a Customer Solutions Specialist. Some random facts about me:

    1. I can't sleep without a blanket/doona and without my toes covered up
    2. I am Christian
    3. I am obsessed with studying and have a uni degree in economics, accounting, international business and HR
    4. I want to be multi lingual; I would love to speak French and Italian fluently
    5. My fear of birds started when i moved to Australia and got swooped by a Magpie

    xo Stephanie

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  14. I love this idea Megan! I'm Rachel in case you didn't know ;) ha ha. I am from North Yorkshire, England. I work part time as a career and run 2 blogs and a YouTube channel the rest of the time :) And a random fact... Erm... Bill and I are planning on buying my parents house in the near future. I will be the 3rd generation of our family to own the same home :)

    Love, Rachel

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  15. Hi my name is Claudia I live in California I am a wife, a stay home mom and an etsy seller. I am a wanna be crafter who likes thrift shopping a lot. oh and Spanish is my first language so I think better and faster in Spanish. I blog here http://moncy3/etsy.com Nice to know more about you!

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    1. wait that's my etsy shop I blog here: http://moncy3.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi Megan! Love this post. What a fun idea! So, did you and Brendan know each other growing up because of the connection your mums made in the hospital? Or did you discover it as adults when you started dating?! Either way, it's very cool :)

    I've been a reader here forever, I think. A few things about me:
    - As you know, I'm married to a Brit. I hope to one day do a work exchange/house exchange to England for a year. Would love our kids to spend a year experiencing the culture and all the amazing things to see/do in London and all over Europe (hello, cheap flights to all the greatest places!)
    - I'm going to be 39 this year (oh. my. god. how did that happen?!) For my 40th, I want to go to Paris with my best friend.
    - I always thought I'd have girls one day. Instead I got two noisy boys! That still sort of surprises me :)
    - I stay up way too late every single night and I regret it every single morning!

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  17. Well I didn't know you studied Law, you brainiac!
    Enjoyed finding out these little random, and unique facts about you. Does this mean you share the same birthday (or thereabouts) with Brendan?!? That puts the 'small' in 'small world'!

    I suspect you have discovered some odd facts about me on my blog already. Hmm. What else can I offer you? Ask away! :D

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