Thursday, March 24, 2011
10 pieces of trivia about yours truly:
Ok, so this is a 'filler' because I am so tired I can hardly think straight tonight. Tomorrow I submit my memoir to Random House, which is a 73,000 word manuscript that I've been consumed with since last November. As you can imagine, I'm a little short on 'extra' words to write here tonight and so I thought I'd share with you '10 pseudo-interesting facts' about me as requested by a media outlet recently.
Let me know if you have any of the below in common with me!
1. I played competition tennis when I was at school, inspired by Evonne Goolagong Cawley. I remember watching Evonne win the 1980 Wimbleton title.
2. A Wiradjuri friend gave me the name Garrandarang Yinaa – meaning ‘book woman’.
3. I’ve gone in the Greencard lottery to live in the US. New York is the only other city I want to live in after Sydney. The pic above is on the Brooklyn Bridge heading into Manhattan. It was below zero that day, temperatures we never have in Sydney, but it was wonderful. The pic below is me having rooftop cocktails at the Gansevoort Hotel Meatpacking district. Where can I have the same in Sydney???
4. I’m terrified of spiders, and I’m grateful for a ‘spider catcher’ I was recently given.
5. I apparently inspired the character Vita in Alex Miller’s novel Landscape of Farewell. Alex and I are mates.
6. I can’t sleep without ear-plugs and an eye-mask. I like feeling as if I’m in a cacoon.
7. I love public speaking and meeting new people but I crave solitude.
8. My father used to call me Houdini as a child because I would disappear (apparently!) whenever there was work to be done.
9. I love travelling but I’m happiest when I’m at home in my modest suburban flat.
10. I rely on positive affirmations every day.