Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Mirror Miror on the wall, please let me post the most idealised profile of them all!

Today, I was listening to someone being interviewed about Internet dating. [You know where you arrange to meet former axe murderers, in far away pubs and hand over your credit card and pin number in return for a quick fumble and a chicken caesar salad Then three days later you recognise them on Crimewatch - yes that's Internet dating.]

Anyhow the Internet dating expert said words to the effect that some people don't always tell the whole truth when submitting a profile and tend to idealise themselves. Well slap my thigh and call me Buttons - who would have thought it. Fancy people not telling the whole truth about themselves!

Apart from wanting to phone in and ask what mind bending drugs she had been takig for the last ten years; it got me thinking about the times when we are asked to provide a pen portrait of ourselves and how we might like to present ourselves as being a little bit more interesting or clever than we really are.

So today I had my first attempt at filling in the 'about me' section on my blog profile and decided to err on the side of caution and not mention the degree and fab boobs [that I haven't got] in favour of some of my failings, such as being bad at maths.

Actually I'm worse than bad, but at least I have tried to rectify the situation by going on three adult learning maths courses. Although I didn't attend all of the last course because I couldn't remember the sequence of the room number. Was it 212 or 121?? I did attend two fascinating lectures on body piercings and topiary; which I think were unconnected.

Anyway I'm going to add more to this another day, bcause I'm quite attached to my failings and I think they're worth an airing.

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