Ten Things (You Probably Didn't Want To Know) About Me

@WorDazza (10100)
Manchester, England
March 11, 2016 3:00am CST
Inspired by @Tampa_girl7 I thought I'd give the 10 things about me thing a go!! 1. Although I'm capable of functioning normally with blood gushing from various wounds, and being able to watch a gory operation while eating lunch with absolutely no digestive distress, if I have to have a blood sample taken I keel over like a Victorian lady who's corsets are too tight. Note to self - try loosening corset next time!! 2. Despite being listed as 'Person most likely to kill an animal with his bare hands and eat it raw' when I was at school, I'm a vegetarian heading rapidly toward veganism!! I think I developed a conscience somewhere along the line!! 3. I'm right handed but left footed!! Quite what that says about my brain I really have no idea. 4. I spent a large part of my twenties developing software for all manner of electronic warfare equipment whilst in an alcohol induced haze. As most of the people I worked with were pretty similar to me I suspect that, if the button is ever pressed, it will merely result in a screen saying "System Error: Please contact your supplier", or something similar!! 5. I was part of the team who developed the software that made the fastest data rate video call over the UK public network in the early 1990s. Your average mobile phone can do it much faster now!!!! 6. As a child of about 6 or 7 years old I had two career ambitions, dustbin man (refuse collector) or, failing that, a priest. I have been an atheist since the age of about 10 but I still seem to spend most of my life dealing with other people’s crap!! So one out of two isn’t bad!! 7. This won’t mean much to most of you but I’ve attached a video. Marco Van Basten’s goal in the 1988 European Championship Final in Munich. I was there! In the stands directly behind him. It still gives me goose bumps when I see it! 8. I once bumped into Rolf Harris while strolling around Hyde Park. It was in the late 1980s so it was Ok to be seen in public with him then!! (NB. I’ve never met Jimmy Saville or Stuart Hall) 9. As an animal lover I would love to be able to buy a house with a bit of land and rescue a couple of donkeys and have loads of rescued cats and dogs! Not sure the retirement budget would stretch to that so will probably have to make do with a small cottage and a few dogs and cats! 10. I absolutely love comedy. All sorts! From the physical slapstick type stuff of the silent movies, to the silly, genius one liners of people like Tim Vine and Milton Jones through to the carefully crafted politically and socially motivated monologues of people like Stewart Lee, via the oo er missus you don’t get many of those to the pound Carry On movie stuff. I’d rather spend my time laughing than doing anything else!!
http://www.facebook.com/FootyRoomFans Marco van Basten amazing volley goal vs USSR Euro 1988 Netherlands vs USSR 25/05/1988
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@JudyEv (129740)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Mar 16
I enjoyed reading this. Please don't turn vegan. They are horrible to cater for.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
Just chuck a few vegetables on a plate with a bit of rice and a few lentils. There you go. Easy!!!
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@JudyEv (129740)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
@WorDazza We don't 'do' lentils but we might have to learn. I wouldn't know one if I fell over it - well, barely anyway.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
@JudyEv I never 'did' lentils until I went veggie. I must admit, they're not my favourite.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
I think we have two in common. I love comedy and animals.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
Oh so that wasn't you in the Russian bear costume stood in front of me in the Olympic Stadium in Munich in 1988??
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• United States
12 Mar 16
@WorDazza Nope. In 1988 I was taking high school French and German students to Europe to practice their language skills. Too busy for bear costumes. Sorry.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
@ElizabethWallace You should never be too busy for bear costumes
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@Mike197602 (13864)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 16
Did mr harris touch you in the no no square...just asking as you've obviously got issues
Feel free to share this public service announcement with anyone whose no no square might be in jeopardy... Lyrics: stop don't touch me there this is my no no...
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
I couldn't possibly comment. There was no doll available for me to point out where I had been touched, hence my issues!!
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@Mike197602 (13864)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 16
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@mawdest (1507)
• Orillia, Ontario
11 Mar 16
Interesting read. Cheers!
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
Thanks! Although I've probably made my life sound more interesting than it actually is!!!
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@mawdest (1507)
• Orillia, Ontario
11 Mar 16
@WorDazza Haha, fair enough. It was still enjoyable!
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@LadyDuck (170050)
• Switzerland
11 Mar 16
I cannot see blood, I faint if I see a gory operation. I also love animals and it seems they love me. All the cats of my neighbors spend all their time in my garden, eating what I buy for them and trying to catch the birds that I feed. That is the law of nature, but I do not permit that they catch the little birds (nor the lizards).
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
We have a similar problem with our cats. We like to feed the birds, especially during the winter, but I'm always worried our two cats will just view this as us providing a buffet for them!!!
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@LadyDuck (170050)
• Switzerland
11 Mar 16
@WorDazza I have arranged the feeders so that it's not easy for the cats to reach them, but cats can do everything when (if) they want.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
@LadyDuck I think I'd have to put feeders on the moon to keep them out of reach of our cats!!!
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@troyburns (1428)
• New Zealand
11 Mar 16
Please be a nice vegan. Most of the vegetarians/vegans I've met in my life have had "you're a bloodthirsty monster" tattooed on their foreheads. Other than that, I'm trying to imagine you as a priest - and have you ever noticed that football is the game most like life? 95 percent of it is a battle but the other 5 percent is where the marvelous happens, often unexpectedly and against the run of play. Enjoyed the read. Thanks.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
You're very welcome sir. I'm very much a live and let live veggie. I would like to see more people not eating meat but it's not my place to try to coerce them. It's a waste of time anyway. I know from experience that all of the coercion in the world counts for nothing. It has to be something you are ready to do! Football as a metaphor for life! I can see that. Being a Newcastle supporter that says a lot about my life
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@troyburns (1428)
• New Zealand
12 Mar 16
@WorDazza - Insert comment about seeing things in black and white here.. I was always more of a Middlesbro man, though Malcolm MacDonald was a footballing god when I was a youngster. From personal experience, vegetarians are more likely to use guilt than coercion to make their point. My wife has noted that an increasing number of conferences she attends now only offer vegetarian catering. Most attendees aren't happy about this, but it's not good to offend the few who won't eat meat. Do you know the story about Tolstoy's dinner parties? He would serve vegetarian food, plus a live chicken and a knife. Guests could take their pick!
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
@troyburns I don't get offended by people eating meat in my presence! I might try the Tolstoy menu next time I have people round. just to see the reaction. Apparently Morrissey has been know to walk out of lunch/dinner business meetings if anyone at the table orders meat. I do find that sort of behaviour a tad extreme.
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@Drosophila (16702)
• Ireland
11 Mar 16
I like your childhood's career aspirations.. I guess you overshot there!
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
Am I allowed to become a priest if I'm an atheist?? After all, you don't have to like bread to work in a bakery!!!! I think bin man might have suited me better. Start early and finish by lunch time. And i would probably have been good at it unlike my chosen profession!!!
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
@Drosophila Groan!!!!!!
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@yalul070 (1750)
• Manila, Philippines
15 Mar 16
Lol! Well I guess you're a comedian yourself. #1 reminds me of my six-footer male cousin who would always pass out at the sight of a syringe
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
16 Mar 16
It's strange how it's nearly always men who have that particular problem!!!
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@allknowing (68487)
• India
12 Mar 16
Wanting to be a garbage collector is some ambition. Never mind. Glad that it never happened. Hope your dabbling with software has helped you in the digital world. So did you finally get to nurture donkeys?
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
Still dabbling in software, probably for another 4 or 5 years before I can afford to retire. Even then I doubt I'll have enough money to buy somewhere with enough land for donkeys!!
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@allknowing (68487)
• India
14 Mar 16
@MGjhaud (20685)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
i enjoyed reading the whole thing. mooore.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
Thank you very much. I will try my best to give you mooore!!!
@MGjhaud (20685)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
@WorDazza haha looking forward to it.
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• Preston, England
11 Mar 16
great list - not sure what-footed I am, - Meeting Rolf seems OK as no one really suspected anything ugly about him until recently, and I love comedies too
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
I think I could have guessed the last one. Rolf was actually really nice. Mrs WorDazza (before she was endowed with that particular honour!!!) was with me. He gave us a cheery 'Hello', asked how we were and shook our hands. I thought it was a refreshing change. During my time living in London I walked past quite a few celebrities who did everything they could to avoid any contact with the great unwashed!!
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• Preston, England
11 Mar 16
@WorDazza I have met celebrities and some are down to earth while others avoid the fans like the plague
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@Inlemay (16713)
• South Africa
14 Mar 16
No 9 - move to Botswana the Donkeys come free with the land.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
Hmmm! Not sure Mrs WorDazza would go for that one. I'm having trouble convincing her to move South of Birmingham!!!
@paigea (22450)
• Canada
13 Mar 16
My little great nephew loves garbage trucks and recycling trucks. His ambition it to drive one of those too.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
Actually, I think I would still like to have a go at driving one of those.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 16
Can't believe I actually voluntarily watched a football video! Couldn't pick you out though. Why am I not surprised at number 10?? Btw - I met Jimmy Saville once, and even in those days (pre-scandal) I wasn't impressed.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
My 22 year old son can't believe he got away with it for so long. Every time he sees an old clip of Jimmy Saville his response is normally along the lines of "What was wrong with you people back in the 70s? He was obviously a weirdo who was up to something". I have to say, I can't disagree with that.
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@MALUSE (42503)
• Germany
11 Mar 16
I remember reading about an Anglican priest (or is it pastor?) some time ago who confessed that he didn't believe in God.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
I remember that! Quite an unusual letter of resignation!!!
@PainsOnSlate (20403)
• Canada
11 Mar 16
You made me laugh. I faint when i give blood. I have to look away when being stitched up or donating blood.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
Being stitched up or gushing blood from open wounds is no problem to me. That's the weird thing about it. I could lose a few pints from an axe wound and barely bat an eyelid. Remove a few millilitres from a vein and I'm gone.
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@sol_cee (16830)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
15 Mar 16
Right handed, left footed, knees bent, tongue out.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25846)
• United States
13 Mar 16
Thanks for sharing. It is nice to learn more about you.
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24 Mar 16
I suggest your left footedness and right handedness means you are usually the last one in when the Twister mat comes out at parties! I am new to MyLot. Is it okay to ask if you know of anyone else from the UK on here? I know Jabo is from UK and your twisted self, but anyone else do you know? Tee hee.