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100 things about me

March 19, 2018

100 things about me

1. My birthday was 4th March as is my dog's Snook Doggy Dog (really)
2. I’m 64
3. I’m a cold stone Pisces
4. I was born in Birmingham U.K.
5. I have two sisters
6. One I don’t speak to
7. I am told that I am related to Alexander Selkirk (aka Robinson Crusoe)
8. I like the ocean
9. I like the colours blue
10. and green
11. I like travelling
12. I have visited 4 continents
13. I have visited 26 countries - give or take
14. I am a Batchelor of Science with Honours in Sociology
15. I am a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology
16. I am a Reverend, being an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church, Modesto, California
17. I am not a Christian
18. But I believe in the message and morals of Christianity
19. I have a 19 year old daughter – Matilda
20. I have been married 3 times
21. divorced three times so we are equal
22. I am shoe size 9
23. I like reading
24. I like writing
25. I don’t like maths
26. I don’t eat meat, much
27. I eat all my vegetables
28. I once was, briefly, a soldier
29. I have had an AK47 stuck in my stomach by a soldier in Botswana
30. I didn’t shit myself!
31. I have seen hippopotamus swimming in the Zambezi river
32. I have climbed all three highest peaks in the United Kingdom
33. I have walked the Southern way – over 100 miles in 5 days
34. I am short-sighted
35. I believe that the Revolution is imminent
36. I am Krishna conscious
37. I have broken my left collar bone twice
38. I support the England Rugby team for better and worse
39. Yuri Gagarin is my hero
40. I like shirts
41. I believe in re-incarnation
42. I failed all my exams at secondary school
43. I don’t know any of my old school friends
44. My first wife slept with my best friend
45. I am an ebayer
46. I am a surfer
47. I once owned a Triumph Trophy motorbike
48. and a Lambretta 175
49. I can’t play a single musical instrument
50. I like music
51. My favourite film is ‘Some Like it Hot’
52. Or maybe ‘Calamity Jane’
53. I listen to Christy Moore
54. and Nanci Griffiths
55. I want an Ipod
56. I enjoy the works of Leonard Cohen – no really
57. I am currently reading The Silk Roads - A New History of the World
58. I like Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
59. I drink Ukrainian Vodka and Russian Vodka - any vodka really
60. I am a republican
61. I am also a socialist
62. I have driven a truck through Africa
63. I have published 4 books
64. I write poetry (sometimes)
65. I am cynical about counselling
66. I have had counselling
67. I  stop voting but started again.
68. I was an elected member of the Labour Party
69. I would like to retire – soon
70. I like sunsets
71. I like being on the beach
72. I have few regrets and like seeing egrets
73. Except not taking up the opportunity of a threesome when it was offered once in Holland (I was married – I have morals)
74. I lived in Holland for 3 years
75. I smoked a lot of dope (notice past tense)
76. I detest fox hunting and cruelty to animals
77. I detest right wing fanatics in all their forms
78. I detest fundamentalism in all its forms
79. My main ambition is to live until I die
80. I drive too much
81. I like driving
82. I hate driving
83. I want to go to Japan
84. I have met some famous people
85. But I can’t remember who
86. My favourite cartoon is Road Runner
87. My cholesterol count is above average
88. So is my waist size
89. I am happy
90. I like my job (most days)
91. I need a holiday
92. I failed my cycling proficiency badge
93. I was a Boy Scout
94. Wittgenstein is my favourite philosopher
95. Baudrillard is my favourite post-modernist
96. Marx is my favourite social theorist
97. I’m told I look like Ozzy Osbourne – I don’t, I've had my hair cut.
98. David Hockney is my favourite artist
99. I don’t have a lucky number
100. I'm in China - don't look me up. 



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