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What is interesting?

Mmk, so I’ve just received my daily dose of AstroSlam in my Inbox …

It’s a horror-scope with a twist that I enjoy because I don’t buy into blanket star sign predictions at all. This one is quite cynical and usually points out negatives and shortcomings but its sometimes good for laugh =)

My AstroSlam for tomorrow says:

“Your boring routine will give you the blues today. Switch it up by blowing off work (or any responsibilities you have for that matter) and pretend that you’re someone else for the day; ya know, someone interesting and worth talking to.”

Hmmm … nice idea!

So, who would I be? Who’s “interesting” and “worth talking to”?

Firstly, I would choose to be a guy – NO MORE PREENING!!! Gosh, I’d save like at *least* an hour of my day!

Secondly, I would need to define what an “interesting” person is …

Some say that it’s someone who’s INTERESTED.

Do you agree? Or is there more to it than that?


What does “interesting” mean to you? Who would you consider “worth talking to?”

Double tagged!

Hmmm … tagged again. Twice.

This time it’s the “7 Interesting Things About Me” game and I got hit by both Chris Mills and Wogan May!

Does this mean I now have to come up with 14 things??

Hoo Boy … this ain’t gonna be easy – between my About Me page and being Tagged for the Very First Time by SheBee, I’ve just about exhausted the topic of Me! But then again, being an Aries means I love to talk about me, so I’m sure I can manage … wahaha!!

Alrighty then, before I begin, let’s take a look at that word … INTERESTING.


A quick check on reveals the following definitions:

  • engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity: an interesting book.
  • arousing a feeling of interest: an interesting face.

– Synonyms

absorbing, entertaining. Interesting, pleasing, gratifying mean satisfying to the mind.

Something that is interesting occupies the mind with no connotation of pleasure or displeasure: an interesting account of a battle.

Something that is pleasing engages the mind favorably: a pleasing account of the wedding.

Something that is gratifying fulfills expectations, requirements, etc.: a gratifying account of his whereabouts; a book gratifying in its detail.

– Antonyms



Tough one … I’m supposed to come up with Interesting Things that are NOT dull, will please and gratify you, occupy your mind and fulfill your expectations … YIKES!!

Oh well, I can only do me best hey? Can’t please all of the people all of the time and all that =)

  1. I learned how to fly on a trapeze when I was in high school.
  2. I have no formal tertiary education … I always have to choose the “some other college” option when completing questionnaires. Although I matriculated with an exemption, I just didn’t feel the urge to waste my time on some arb degree or diploma that I would probably never actually use. So I landed up doing a secretarial course straight after school in ’89 – figured it was something that would always come in handy. I sucked! I still can’t type =) The only thing I did (ridiculously) well in was Word Processing. After that, in 1994 I did a 3-month DTP course.
  3. Everything I need to know, I teach myself.
  4. I have taught others though – I used to be a lecturer, if you can believe that. Yes, me. The Shyest Person On Earth used to make her living by standing up in front of a class full of students and teaching them how to use Macs, FreeHand, Quark and PhotoShop (waaay back in the day, before PS even had layers LOL) … and get this: I was pretty damn good at it!
  5. I designed and developed the first accredited Web Authoring course in the country.
  6. This is my the first website I ever built, the result of my very first dabble with the www … on good old Notepad =)
  7. I am good on a stage, I actually love performing =) (or I WAS good, should I say – haven’t done that for goodness knows how long!)
  8. I have double jointed fingers and I can move my eyes independently of each other – cool party trick haha
  9. I was well on my way to becoming a ballet dancer until sometime in high school, when Art kinda took over … I still miss dancing.
  10. I can’t remember the last time I went to the hairdresser.
  11. I don’t have any tattoos – I’ve thought about it many times and still do … and then I rapidly change my mind when the rather revolting image of a wrinkly old hag with body ink pops into my head.
  12. I absolutely ADORE dried mango and raw almond nuts (together) as a snack. I buy mine from Gabi’s in Access Park – Lekkerbek rules!
  13. I forget absolutely everything about a movie right about 5 minutes after I’ve watched it – damn frustrating!
  14. I am fascinated by people who are “different” – people who look different or think differently. I welcome the opportunities to see the world from another perspective, although I’m really stubborn so “different” also has to be “smart” to get my attention.

*whew* I did it!

There are no rules, so I’m not going to pass this one on to a whole bunch of folks … if you want to do it, be my guest. Pop your link into a comment on this post when you’re done.

I’m only tagging one person – Sir G! Welcome to the blogosphere Dude =)