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10 fun and (slightly embarrassing) facts about me


In the spirit of getting to know me a little better (or maybe a bit worse for those of you that already know me) here are 10 fun and embarrassing facts about me…
  1. I can rap sing badly all the words to Knowhow by Young MC (yes, those 6 months in the late ’80’s when I was a white suburban middle class teenage hiphop gangsta really paid off!)
  2. I once actually owned a pair of gold crushed velvet hot pants (is it worse or better that I wore them with black opaque tights?)
  3. I love cheesy 80’s movies, particularly Footloose, Ferris Bueller, and Pretty in Pink (and had crushes on Kevin Bacon, Charlie Sheen, and Andrew McCarthy, but not anymore I hasten to add- well maybe Kevin Bacon just a little bit!)
  4. I still love to dance, and have been know to rock the horsey dance, the running man, and the robot in public on the other side of forty (although not all at the same time!)
  5. I once worked in a lolly shop and ate so much chocolate and lollies during my shift, that I had to put the closed sign on the door and lie down on the floor in a food coma.
  6. When I was 17 and met Cameron Daddo, I secretly thought that he would dump his hot model girlfriend and ride off into the sunset with me to live happily ever after. If you don’t know who Cameron Daddo is, you were clearly not an Australian teenage girl in the late 80’s/early 90’s or you had better things to do than read Dolly Magazine.
  7. I once spent a week in Salzburg, Austria, and barely left the hostel I was staying at, preferring to drink beer with other Australians, rather than see the cultural delights that Salzburg had to offer (I did watch the ‘Sound of Music’ on TV- that counts doesn’t it?)
  8. My first job was as a roller skating sandwich delivery girl (and I was not a good roller skater or a great sandwich maker for that matter!)
  9. My favourite memory of my first trip to Venice, is not seeing the Grand Canal or St. Marks square for the first time, but that a good looking Italian man helped me with my luggage up and down the steps of the main canal bridges, while my three travelling companions were struggling with their bags in the distance, giving me the evil eye.
  10. I used to have fun demonstrating to my kids that I could speak fluent Mandarin, French, Italian, and German, until my son told his teacher, and I had to explain that I am basically a liar!

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on 10 fun and (slightly embarrassing) facts about me

  1. Elizabeth
    September 29, 2014 at 5:59 pm (4 years ago)

    I love this!!! And Venice is my favorite place on earth. I used to dream as a teen that I would move there and open an antique store. I got close to it too!!

  2. mel
    September 30, 2014 at 4:44 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks so much Elizabeth. I do truly love Venice as well-not just for the handsome luggage toting men! That would have been a dream job for sure x

  3. Racquel N
    September 30, 2014 at 9:27 am (4 years ago)

    I have a giant crush on Andrew McCarthy! Still do. I watched Lipstick Jungle and swooned over him. 😉

    • mel
      October 1, 2014 at 9:07 am (4 years ago)

      Haha Raquel, I think that is ok, but Charlie Sheen would be all shades of wrong!

  4. Kirsten
    October 1, 2014 at 9:31 am (4 years ago)

    Oh I wish I saw those hotpants Mel. You never wore them to the dog park when we lived near each other

    • mel
      October 1, 2014 at 11:47 am (4 years ago)

      Funny that gold hot pants weren’t my dog walking outfit of choice! I think they’re in the museum next to Kylie’s now, 😉

  5. Caylie Jeffery
    October 1, 2014 at 10:53 am (4 years ago)

    Ohh that’s too funny, Mel! It’s wonderful to know all that about you… OK, maybe not the gangnam horsey dance thing (WTF?)! I concur with nearly everything you’ve done with a bunch of stupid stuff I’ve done too… as an 80s reject, and continued supporter, I love your taste in 80s men, esp AMcC, and I once say Kevin Bacon in NYC (he walked right past me and I thought I was going to pass out! But was shocked at how tiny he was…!
    Great great great start to what will be a wonderful blog! Can’t wait for more xxx

    • mel
      October 1, 2014 at 11:51 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Caylie, given your blog and book helped inspire me on this path, that means a lot. 🙂

  6. Lila
    October 2, 2014 at 11:05 pm (4 years ago)

    I was once a huge fan of crushed velvet too!

    • mel
      October 3, 2014 at 2:35 am (4 years ago)

      Glad I’m not the only one Lila! 🙂