About Me

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Gotta love that ‘just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-turned-on-my-computer’ look…

Oddly enough, I really don’t like writing about myself. Or should I say, describing myself. I could leave it to others – in fact that’s not such a bad idea – but nobody knows me as well as myself, so I’ll give it a shot. These blogs seem a tad disembodied without some kind of self description…

I am, for all intents and purposes, a walking contradiction. I am abstract of thought and expression, yet very practical and down to earth. A pragmatic idealist. I have an uber dry sense of humour and that, paired with my tendency for abstraction, means that often I am the only person who understands what the hell I am talking about. It’s a bit of a pain in the arse and I sometimes wish I wasn’t that way, but there you have it. I try my best. Some people like it.

I have a highly sensitive bullshit radar and don’t suffer fools gladly. Intolerant? Occasionally. Sometimes I will tell you to pull your head out of your arse, sometimes I will look for an angle to relate to you. Sometimes I will just sit and laugh to myself. It’s a mood thing.

That said, I am more often than not, too nice for my own good. I have inbuilt empathy.

I was a gifted child who skipped a year of primary school and went on to fail highschool spectacularly. I have two unfinished university degrees – which I may or may not ever complete. They are ‘Media Studies and Photography’ (double degree) and ’Librarianship and Corporate Information Management’ (with a minor in Internet Studies). I’m most likely to pick up the latter again, if any.

My main career path has been within the music industry. I’ve worked for a multinational record company, been a radio dj, voice-over artist, staged concerts, been a film critic, am a published music writer, worked with international touring bands and a whole host of other things, but I’m not going to list my entire CV here. I’m not currently employed within the music industry. I kinda miss it.

Here is a list of some things that make me happy:

Planting things and watching them grow, music, film, books, writing, snorkelling, retail therapy, scoffing at the television, my cats, swimming naked, travelling, long boozy lunches, good food, fine wine, irony, linguistics, photography, architecture, watching sport, the absurd and the ridiculous, new experiences.

I have an appalling short term memory, but a head full of mostly (?) useless information. I generally win at trivia games. I’m a ‘natural’ at many things.

So much piques my interest that I don’t know where to put myself…

I’ve suffered through almost every psychodrama known to man, and lived to tell the tale…. Slightly scathed, but wiser and with more heart and soul than I ever would have had otherwise. I like who I am.

I get on equally well with men and women. I swear wtih elegance and drink with panache. I like wearing dresses and skirts. I am all woman; impulsive, sensitive and somewhat hedonistic.

I’m Australian.

Was there something else I was supposed to say?

If I think of anything, I’ll let you know. ‘K?

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20 Comments

  1. Tommy said,

    April 14, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    Perfect.

  2. Vanessa said,

    April 15, 2007 at 2:52 am

    Thank you.

    🙂

  3. rannaland said,

    April 15, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    I think you may be my twin! LOL! Love the way you sum yourself up here. Kinda like “Ok darling this is me, and you either love me or you don’t and frankly my dear I don’t give a damn either way!!” LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! Kudos sweets!!

    I did the same thing you did in highschool, skipped a grade and then failed wonderfully. 🙂 So many other similarites there, my bullshit radar does however go on the fritz at times and allow some unwanted bullshit to slide under the beam. LOL! Your writing is truly unique and a breath of fresh air. Again Kudos!

  4. Vanessa said,

    April 15, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    Glad to see I’m not alone in the scholastic stakes, hah! There were a few reasons for it, but none of it matters now. What’s done is done.

    Oh yeah, the bullshit radar does go on the blink from time to time. Either that, or I choose to ignore it. Hah.

    Writing this was like pulling teeth to me (even though it only took about 20 minutes), so it means a lot that you like it. Thanks! 🙂

  5. modobs said,

    April 18, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    This is an interesting summary on yourself. I love your stories! I’m linking you.

  6. Vanessa said,

    April 18, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    Thankyou modobs. I did the very same to you tonight. Linking, that is….

  7. TheFirm said,

    April 19, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    Skipped 6th grade, went on to be socially maladjusted and highly unsuccessful in high school. I recovered in college, but HS sucked. When I hear people longingly talk of HS, I want to barf.

  8. Vanessa said,

    April 19, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    I hear you completely. Except I skipped the 5th.

  9. Sue said,

    June 20, 2007 at 10:27 am

    erm, i’ve got no intention to spam… juz wanna share wif u the website. if u r disturbed by my msges, i’m reali sori.

  10. Vanessa said,

    June 20, 2007 at 10:31 am

    As you can see, I’ve deleted all your comments. I see no reason to come to my About Me section and post comments about some dodgy online “fashion” store. My blog is about a lot of things, but fashion is not one of them and never has been. I’m not interested in fashion and it’s quite rude to post links like that on a stranger’s blog. That is spamming. Please don’t do it again, or your comment will be removed. For the third time.

    If you would like to talk about something relevant, feel free…

  11. julian said,

    August 7, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    g’day miss, yoo said:
    I have an uber dry sense of humour and that, paired with my tendency for abstraction, means that often I am the only person who understands what the hell I am talking about. It’s a bit of a pain in the arse and I sometimes wish I wasn’t that way, but there you have it. I try my best. Some people like it.

    i think me met me clone…..but a Melbourne FLA (not OZ) clone…. keep yer wit a’blazin’

  12. Vanessa said,

    August 8, 2007 at 4:16 am

    Isn’t it nice to know you’re not alone? Hah!

  13. Taro Tokyo said,

    August 17, 2007 at 8:24 am

    “Vegetables Vibrators Videos
    Vintage Vinyl Weather Women”

    On your keywords alone, I think I’m in love.

  14. Vanessa said,

    August 17, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Why, thankyou Sir. I am flattered indeed… I believe I said the something similar when I visited your blog…

    It is quite amazing how many great words there are starting with “V”… 😉

  15. September 17, 2007 at 7:01 am

    Nicely done there. Without getting into bragging (I love bragging) I couldn’t even write about myself if my life depended on it. I instead wrote in points because I am a master at all things dot points and such which leads to me to the next thing I’m going to say: I too think of myself as a walking contradiction. When people cry, I tell them to shut up and toughen up, though I have some degree of empathy (don’t question me on sympathy, I don’t have a drop of that). I don’t believe that emotions should take precedence over obligations in society though I can understand people’s feelings quite well (though I am crappy at reading body language).

    I myself am abstract (to some extent probably) because I love music too (though I cannot say that I am uberly creative). I think music today is pretty fucked up and I wish there were more people who were doing it for the love, not money, which is a real problem because today’s number one concern would probably be money. Though what’s strange is that sometimes I have a pragmatic approach to life and believe that only I can do what I can with my life, not what other and outside influences can do.

    I don’t believe that looks should define how people are though I pride myself on my personal appearance. I always check out those artsy-fartsy fashion magazines to see the latest trends and see what styles I can steal.

    I hate contradicting people and hypocrites, yet like I said before, I’m like a walking contradiction. Weird, huh?

    And are you a red-head? We need more of those on Earth.

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  17. January 24, 2008 at 10:22 am

    nice blog 🙂

  18. nightcat said,

    February 2, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Hi ,came across your site by chance, thought you are unequalled in earthy undertones of true reality and razor sharp psychological explananations. Sounds like your spontaneous ,unpredictable,or at least un readable and alot of fun .I give you a#10 . Oh almost forgot ,attractive too,and probobly a real HOOT in person. Hey your the real deal ,the Cat

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