We're back home today after being away without internet connection since Christmas Eve. We've had a great time without computers though (having our phones helped as we could check email occassionally and I could read some fanfic)
I'm here trying to stay awake as long as possible so that being at the street party until 6am on Hogmanay is easier. I've been watching telly and catching up with blogs, only to discover I've been tagged by Theo (hello Theo!), so..... here's five things you might not know about me
1. Even though my Second Life avatar is always on rollarskates, I can't skate. I was always too scared to put both skates on! I really want to learn (I also want to have blue hair like my alt, but that's another story ;-)
2. I have six Second Life avatars (alts), which gives you an idea of why 2 million avatars doesn't represent the number of real people. Some of mine were created for doing machinima, and one is my teen grid alt.....but I'm not going to tell you all of my alt names!
3. A lot of people are using this "5 things you don't know about me" to talk about their musical talents. Well, I play the trumpet very badly. I have also sung and danced on the stage of the Kings Theatre, but it was part of the Gang Show so it certainly doesn't come under the 'musical talents' category!
4. When I was a leader in the Girl Guides I could take down and pack away properly an large army-style canvas tent in only six minutes (I was alway keen to leave by the end of Guide camp ;-) Unsuprisingly as a Guide, I was the only person in my district to get the Computing badge.
5. I like wierd drinks. I don't drink tea or coffee (although I seem to be given mugs a lot recently), and at the pub I am known as 'Pint Lady' because I like drinking rum and coke in a pint glass. I also like midori and lemonade (it tastes nice AND it's a fab green colour)
It's 4am - time to head to bed and get lots of sleep before doing a silly shift with the Red Cross tomorrow night. Oh, and by the way, we're having a party on the 1st so if you're in the Edinburgh area and want to celebrate Hogmanay for a second time, let me know and I'll give you directions. I think we managed to email most people who normally come but a couple of addresses bounced. Any bloggers or lurkers in the area are very welcome :-)