This is a part of the 10 Day Challenge List that I said I’d do the other day, and now when I sit down and look over the list it feels a bit daunting, especially as I read over the later points in the list. It feels a bit self-centred, and that makes me feel very self-concious and embarrassed. I guess that’s why it’s called a challenge… Here goes, the first point of the list :
Day 1: Write 10 Things About Yourself
I love playing computer- and video games. Pong and my C64 were my first loves. Sometimes when I look back and think about how much time I’ve spent gaming all through my life I feel a bit uneasy, but I refuse to feel guilty. Everyone wastes their time on something.
I dream in sequels. I have some reoccurring dreams that have been going on for several years; it’s like watching different episodes of a show on TV.
- I am obsessively organised when it comes to sorting certain particular things: Computer files, photos, my writing, pens, books, papers, kitchen utensils. The rest of my stuff is all a big mess.
I was extremely shy as a kid. Then I became overly social and un-shy and obtrusive. Nowadays I am social but reserved.
I never get bored. True story. There are too many fun projects to do. Give me a pen and paper, or internet connection, or a book, or even a window with a pretty view and a cup of tea for that matter and I’ll sit quietly in a corner for hour and not bother you.
I have dyscalculia. I look at maths problems and it’s like I can’t even see what it says on the page. I also have no number memory what so ever. If I look at a paper with four numbers on it I usually forget them as soon as I stop looking at the paper. This has caused some kerfuffle concerning the code to the laundry room.
I have never tried drugs and I never will. Unless you count that one time when someone slipped something into my drink. My big brother once taught me to only buy beer in a bottle when in a crowded club, and always keep my thumb over the bottle opening. It’s a good lesson.
I like to write; short stories, longish stories, poetry, whatever. It’s all too easy to find some substance for a story everyday and everywhere. I you find me staring at you on the subway I’m probably making up a gruesome story about your life.
I just love STORIES, in books, in movies, in games, on TV. Whenever I get the smallest inkling of a connection with any character or the slightest insight in its head and thoughts I’m hooked. Even the most simplistic stories can have mini-meta-story in them that can be interesting.
The first book I ever picked out in a library was “Where the Wild Things Are”, I was 6 and I made a third grader read it out loud to me. When I watched the movie a while ago I got really gloomy. Spike Jonze really brought out the heartbreak in that story.
10 Day Challenge List
- Day 1: Write 10 things about yourself
- Day 2: Write 9 things you would like to do in your life
- Day 3: Write 8 things or hobbies you’re interested in
- Day 4: Write 7 things you are scared of
- Day 5: Write 6 things you dream about
- Day 6: Write 5 things you do every day
- Day 7: Write 4 memories you will never forget
- Day 8: Write 3 things that annoys you
- Day 9: Write 2 things you wish you could do
- Day 10: Write about 1 person that means a lot to you