Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Born on the 13th of February

My dear friend Steph has tagged me for this meme. A meme about what other important events (appart from the birth of yours trully) happened on February 13th through history. Let's have a look see shall we?
Instructions: Go type in your birthday in Wikipedia (month and day). Write down three events, 2 births, 1 holiday and tag 5 friends.

  • 1633 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
  • 1894 - Auguste and Luis Lumiere patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
  • 2004 - The Harvard-Smithsonian Center of Astrophysics discovers the universe's largest diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093!


  • 1950 - Peter Gabriel, British musician (Genesis)
  • 2974 - Robbie Williams, English singer.


  • None, but it's St. Beatrix day!

Tagees, please slot yourself right on the last slot and bump everyone up. And the list: Are We There Yet?, Gran’s Memory Keeping Corner, Teacher Julie, Mommyness is Happiness, This is a miracle, Blur Ting, Remedial Rumination, Epimenides

And now, brace yourselves for my "13 of 3's", the second instalment of the meme:

Three things that scare me

  1. Roller coasters.
  2. Women with PMS!
  3. Isolation

Three people who make me laugh

  1. Rowan Atkinson
  2. Billy Connolly
  3. My girl, when she says "I'll do you in the street" (which means: "I'll take you out tonight" you dirty minded so-and-so's)

Three things I love

  1. My family and my girl.
  2. Manchester United.
  3. Laying on a quiet beach under the sun, listening to the sound of the waves.

Three things I hate

  1. Pretentious people
  2. Dishonesty
  3. Seeing children starving and suffering

Three things I don't understand

  1. What was there before the big bang
  2. Thousands of foreign languages and dialects
  3. Why this particular question is limited to only three things

Three things on my desk

  1. My PC monitor
  2. A cup of coffee
  3. My feet when blogging at home

Three things I'm doing right now

  1. Boring you to tears
  2. Sweating! (A third heat wave this summer!!!)
  3. ...and blogging, I suppose.

Three things I want to do before I die

  1. Have a happy family of my own
  2. Travel the world
  3. Retire a filthy rich person next year!

Three things I can do

  1. Liven up a dull party
  2. Put a foot in my mouth
  3. Cook and iron pleats!

Three things I can't do

  1. Retire a filthy rich person next year!
  2. Speak Portuguese....but I'm working on it!
  3. Stop boring you to tears, I guess.

Three things I think you should listen to

  1. A pregnant woman's belly
  2. The sound of the sea
  3. Your gut feeling

Three things you should never listen to

  1. Yourself criticising you
  2. My elephant jokes
  3. Politicians

Three shows I watched as a kid

  1. Stingray
  2. Dallas (and later on, Debbie doing it)
  3. Bonanza

Please feel free to participate as I will cheat again and not actually tag specific people for this meme!


Amel's Realm said...

WOAH!!! You're HILARIOUS he he he...

Scared of a woman with PMS? HI HI HI...LOL!!!

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTT?!?!?! You can put a FOOT in your mouth? How big is your shoe size, btw? Your mouth doesn't look THAT big hmmm...

LOL! So I'm a dirty-minded girl when I read "I'll do you in the street" HI HI HI HI HI...

JYankee said...

ok ok i admit it, i also thought " i do you in the street" means im a dirty minded so-and-so

Blur Ting said...

Not boring at all Epi! You're funny! And I'm dirty minded too :-)

Random Magus said...

This was really funny. The women and PMS - something to be scared of. And it wasn't boring at all. I think it's limited to 3 things because of the odd number fascination or that's my theory at least!

Epimenides said...

Amel, I can assure you that I have a knack of inserting my foot in my mouth! :)

Jyankee, you can imagine the smile on my first when I first heared her proposition! :)

Dito Blur. Dito! :)

Thanks random! My list for things I don't understand is MUCH longer than three! :(

The Real Mother Hen said...

Epi dude, just drop by and check on you, hope you aren't too overloaded with work :(

HollyGL said...

This is great, Epi. Thanks for playing along!!

"I'll do you in the street" - that is hilarious!!

I love your version of this meme. xoxo

Epimenides said...

Hi Mother Hen! Unfortunatelly imundated by work. Everyone else is away on leave!!! :(

Thanks Hollygl! :)

Michelle said...

Still chuckling here.. I love your list.

BTW - I'm giving you the "Nice Blogger award" - because you are nice.. naughty, but nice! ;-)

And after all the depressing news I figure you could do with something that was just plain old NICE.

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