Thursday, October 19, 2006
In case you were wondering, I do realise what a walking cliche I am: an eco-hippy in tie-dyed trousers and rainbow sweater, part-time Open University psychology lecturer and guitar teacher. I can't help it. I didn't plan it that way. And yes, I am for real.
(I'm not sure about this guy though. It's a blog by a sixteen-year-old A'level student. He writes about his studies, the friends he roleplays with and the girl he fancies, in between daydreaming about Buffy from the TV show. I'm pretty sure it's a spoof. I hope it's a spoof because if it's not I'll feel very guilty about laughing at it so much.)
Anyway we were talking about me. I'm a complex three-dimensional person. Honest. There are other sides to me apart from the sterotypical earth mother. I'm a practicing Catholic. Does that help? Maybe not. I have an inner geek - I like gadgets and science fiction and comics (not stupid ones like Spongebob Squarepants but good ones by people like Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman). How about that? I sing in the best choir in the North of England, St George's Singers, and we're performing Durufle's Requiem next weekend.
I don't actually think I'm helping my image here. I'm a bog-standard middle-class church-going social scientist eco-worrier. I'll bet you can guess what newspaper I read.