Posted July 14th, 2008 by justBcoz in Personal []
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I got tagged! By SheBee =)

Gosh, what to come up with that’s not already on my About Me page … hmmm …

Mmk, well here goes:

8 Random Personal Things About Me:

  1. I suffer from panic attacks. Sometimes, quite out of the blue, an intense fear grips me, my heart starts racing, I start sweating, I get hot and cold flushes, I feel dizzy and I can’t breathe. It’s really scary!
  2. I’ve never had a facial – I’d like to treat myself to that sometime but I’m a bit nervous about letting someone slap gunk all over my face and I wonder if it’ll be worth it. I’ve had manicures before, but I always feel like I’ve wasted my time and money, that I do a much better job myself. For free. Not that I ever get time to fuss about my nails anymore, so these days I just keep them short and clean. I can’t type with long nails anyway and nail polish doesn’t last 5 minutes on me, I’m a bit rough on my hands.
  3. I’ve never had a wax either, come to think of it! But I do practice Daily Hair Removal … everywhere =)
  4. I recently came to the rather disturbing realization that I am older than 95% of the people I know. Yikes!! I don’t like the thought of getting old one little bit. My ego rather enjoys being mistaken for Son#1′s sister hehe … (I know it’s not going to last forever, I’m just milking it while I can, mmk?)
  5. Even though I am a smoker, I can’t stand other people’s smoke or dirty ashtrays around me. Is that weird? I think I’m a really considerate smoker – I’m always really careful not to smoke near anyone who may get offended. I don’t have a problem with not smoking for a while if need be. Otherwise, I normally get through at least 20 of my Kent Menthols a day. Yes, I’ve tried to quit before … I think if ever did manage to became a non-smoker, I’d probably land up being one of those really irritating ex-smokers who’s always in your face about how you should give up. You know the type, right?
  6. I look like absolute HELL in the mornings – you do NOT want to see me when I wake up. Take my word for it.
  7. I’m a 32D – I had an “upgrade” about 2 years ago LOL – unfortunately breastfeeding two hungry boys and my over-the-hilllness left me a bit deflated, you know =) Now I’m thinking about having a lift done, but limited finances plus the idea of being scarred is preventing that from happening any time soon. Perhaps I’ll do it in a couple of years, for my 40th or something. We’ll see …
  8. I’ve always wanted somebody to throw me a big fat surprise birthday party!! I think that would be so cool =) I absolutely LOVE birthdays.

SheBee is wonderful! (I was told to say that wahaha!!!)

No, really, she’s one of those crazy extrovert people who regularly call a spade a shovel. And I love that =)

Like most of those I’ve hooked up with, The Bee has warmly welcomed me into the South African online community with no elitist bullshit or painfully annoying symptoms of a superiority complex. That totally turns me off. She’s not into any pissing contests; she just has no skaam and calls things how she sees them, irreverent as that may be. Sure, it gets her attention, but it’s not in a (bad) way that makes you think she’s showing off or trying too hard. She’s just simply being herself, the Crazy Bee.

For me, interacting with SheBee is refreshing and very worthwhile. I read her blog every day, have done for a while now and recently started leaving a few comments – it took me some time (and a few deep, fear-swallowing breaths) to de-lurk =) She always manages to make me smile and sometimes her vulnerability and depth of perception about life and people takes me by surprise and makes me think about stuff I would otherwise disregard. I would really like to meet her one day and talk shit over a Pina Colada or 6.

Mmk, according to The Rules*, I now need to tag 8 other people.

There are loads of people I am REALLY curious to know more about and I *wish* I could tag them all, but I’m limited by numbers and obviously I have to choose bloggers who have some kind of personal element to their writings …

  1. Cluckhoff
  2. Po
  3. Stii
  4. Linda
  5. Kat
  6. Shaun
  7. Brenton
  8. B

You have until Friday =)

* The Rules, as per SheBee:

  • Name 8 random things about yourself personally that your readers wouldn’t otherwise know
  • Tell me how wonderful I am before you tag 8 other bloggers
  • Think long and hard about if your random 8′s are personal enough.  If I tag you, you know how curious I am, so judge it by my standards, not yours.
  1. SheBee says:


    Fabulous! Aaaw, I shat a little tear, even. Also, damn girl! I’m jealous – I also want a boobie fix!

  2. justB[coz] says:

    @SheBee … said boobie fix was the absolute friggin BEST thing I’ve done for myself :-)

  3. TMI warning?? Aside from that, love the post. We need more boob jobs and hair removal stories to keep the blogosphere interesting. Lol!

  4. justB[coz] says:

    @Paul … TMI? Um, yeah – my PARENTS read this … would YOU want to read about your child’s Daily Hair Removal ritual?! :-)

  5. Chris M says:

    Point 1 – You know my story with dizzy and coffee :/

    Point 3 – mmm ;)

    Point 5 – I’m exactly the same as you, damn annoying!

    Point 6 – Same my side!

    Point 7 – That would be a great 40th Bday surprise wouldn’t it :D

  6. justB[coz] says:

    @Chris … Sure would! Will have to put a savings fund into place for Project Lift Off (PLO) … all donations welcome :D

  7. Yes but what is TMI? My acronym dictionary doesn’t have that one …

  8. justB[coz] says:

    @Paul … oh, I seeeeeeeee!!! Sorry, was being dof.

    TMI = Too Much Information :-)

  9. leez says:

    Isn’t it amazing? of all the interesting things you mentioned ( hair removal, panic attacks, etc) we focus on Boob Jobs. Do we get before and after pics?

  10. justB[coz] says:

    @leez … hehehe :-)

    I guess boobs (and bums) will ALWAYS get the attention, hey?

    Befores and afters??!!! Nooooooo … I am the Shyest Person on Earth, remember?!

  11. B says:

    ignoring boob references
    My birthday is happening this year again.. feel free to surprise me !!!


  12. justB[coz] says:

    LOL @B hehe …

  13. B says:

    ok so i done it.. now what? should I press F4?

  14. Cluckhoff says:

    Doh! I have all of 36 minutes to complete my post!