8 Nerdy Facts About Me : Tag Post

January 9, 2014 10 Comments

8 Nerdy Facts About Me : Tag Post

January 9, 2014 10 Comments
I saw this post on Joelle’s blog February Girl and fancied joining in as everyone should embrace their inner nerd!
So here are my 8 Nerdy Facts about me.

1. I collect Lanyards

I have over 30 of them from various places or events. Some of my favourites are my V Festival ones and a couple from working backstage on theatre shows. 

2. I know lots of useless facts about the Tv Show Buffy The Vampire Slayer

I was an avid watcher of Buffy and Angel when it first aired and used to buy the books, figures and magazines. I also dressed up as Buffy for Halloween once. I prided myself that I knew lots of trivia about the series including how what sounds are combined to make the vampire dusting noise, what the license plate of Cordelia’s car was and was incredibly disappointed in myself that I only scored 96 out of 100 on BBC’s Buffy quiz :-(

3. When I was younger I wanted to be an Archaeologist

I used to spend hours hunting through rocks on holiday trying to find fossils and once on a family holiday to France laid all the ones I’d found out on the bed and charged my family to come in and look at them.

4. Google is my best friend

I’m such a fan of googling everything. I love that you can find info on pretty much anything you want on the internet. The last thing I googled was “Why does Harry not die at the end of Harry Potter?” and then spent over an hour reading about Horcruxes!

5. I can’t wait to go to Harry Potter Studio Tour just to see all the props.

My day job is in theatre and as part of it I find and make props to be used onstage in our shows. For me films have some of the most amazing props ever and set dressing. The attention to detail on Potter was amazing and obviously they had bigger budgets than we get so I can’t wait to nosey at all the small details and try and work out how they were made.

6. I have to research everything to a fine detail

When we went to Tokyo I researched all the local customs and good places to go and how to get there. Before we booked our honeymoon I went though every hotel on Kuoni and narrowed it down to the one by researching each individual one. I also arranged all my findings onto a spread sheet.

7. I own a First Edition of my favourite childhood book

I could always remember a book I got out from the library when I was younger but the only details I could remember about it was a fire demon and a guitar playing Wizard. I happened to catch a Film 2000 episode talking about a new film by Hayao Miyazaki called Howl’s Moving castle and I knew straight away that was it.
 I bought a First Edition from a bookstore online (for ALOT of money!) and had the absolute pleasure of reading it again. It has a lot of differences to the film if you’ve seen it, including another door that leads to Howl’s hometown in Wales where he’s actually called Howell Jenkins! Hadn’t remembered that part at all!!!

8. I’ve always wanted to own a metal detector

From being a kid I’ve always thought they looked like the coolest thing in the world and liked the idea of finding buried treasure (probably relates to my love for archaeology)
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Hope you liked my 8 Nerdy Facts. I actually found an online nerd tester to work out how nerdy you actually are!!
It is American so some questions you might have to guess but it amused me and I scored Somewhat Nerdy!!
Let me know in the comments if you’re going to do the Nerd tag blog post too or if you do the nerd test above x

10 Comments

  • The Style Rawr January 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Haha, this is such a cute idea! I love that you do such thorough research when you travel, you’re just like one of my best friends! I like to wing it, when I visited South America I had one flight booked into Chile and one out of Brazil 6 months later with no plan except to do the Inca Trail in Peru. ;)

    I really want to visit the HP studio because I’m such a huge fan! I also get the metal detector thing, I’d love to hit the beach with one of those bad boys.

    Tara xo

    • Debs January 11, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Yes I love to plan! its just my nature :-))

  • Joelle January 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks do much for taking part!
    I wanted to be an Archaeologist too – dinosaurs were sooo fascinating! And I totally understand wanted to research everything, it just has to be done! haha
    And it’s so cool that you collect lanyards, the memories of those places must be amazing!
    Joelle
    xx
    FebruaryGirl.

    • Debs January 11, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Ah your welcome, loved writing it! Hoping to do lots more tag posts x

  • Selina January 9, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Love this post so much!

    • Debs January 11, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Thank you and thank you so much for commenting x

  • Laura Gois January 10, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I loved reading this! You’d love my work (in a cinema), I’ve got quite a lot of lanyards from it including one with flashing lights on ;’) xx
    http://www.LaurasHaven.com

    • Debs January 11, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      That sounds so cool! I’d love a flashing one!! x Thanks for stopping by

  • Temporary:Secretary January 11, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I have to google everything too! Even when someone tells me a fact, I have to google it afterwards to see if it’s true or not. I have to stop doing that maybe – it’s almost like I don’t trust anything unless I find confirmation via the internet. Having said that though, it makes me learn more about certain subjects! The last thing i searched for was drug lobbying! – thanks so much for your latest comments on my blog, Debs! My new years resolution is to comment more so you’ll see me popping up quite often from now on :-) We took those pics before mid day but we usually prefer to shoot when the sun is lower so the light isn’t as harsh but the park has lots of trees so i hide under those for a bit of shade! x

    • Debs January 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks hunny, glad I’m not the only google lover x

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