Things you didn’t know you didn’t know

George BestI was browsing my list of regular reads you can see listed on the right and came across this challenge from Roger, so decided to pick up the gauntlet.

If you could go back in time and relive one moment, what would it be?
It would be a toss up between the birth of my daughter and a certain night in May 1968. I was on cloud nine for over a week after my daughter’s arrival and finally felt that I had grown-up.

But 29 May 1968 also has a special place in my memory. I’d taken unauthorised time off school to see Manchester United win the European Cup at Wembley, beating Benfica 4 – 1 after extra time. We didn’t get home until 7am the following morning, tired, hoarse and blissfully happy.

I’d love to see again that George Best goal celebration pictured above.

If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
My biggest regret is not paying close enough attention to my grandmother. She was born in 1901 and lived to be 96 and told some great stories concerning family and local history. I should have made notes and didn’t.

What movie/TV char­acter do you most resemble in per­son­ality?
I’m not likely to pick an unflattering comparison am I? Probably a detective of the dogged variety, Dr Watson for example, or the Jack Halford character in New Tricks.

If you could push one person off a cliff and get away with it, who would it be?
I can think of a few, but no-one you know. The problem with the more famous targets would be that you’d have to push them off before they did whatever they did to make the world a worse place. Osama bin Laden pre-9/11 or Simon Cowell pre-X Factor for example and I’m not sure either would have changed thing in the long run.

Name one habit you want to change in your­self.
One of the best interview tactics is to turn negatives into positives, so if asked what are your bad habits, you would say ‘I’m too honest’ or ‘I expect too much of others’. But if I am am to be ‘too honest’, the habit I would change is my smoking.

Describe your­self in one word.
Rational.

Describe the person who named you in this meme in one word.
Polymath.

Why do you blog? (In one sen­tence)
I like to think that I will say something deep and meaningful one day, but until that day comes I write about whatever comes into my head.

As Roger says, I’m sup­posed to pass this on, but instead I’m choosing YOU.

You know who you are; if you think it’s you, it probably is. If you don’t, it’s probably you, too.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

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  • Yorkshire Pudding 23rd August 2011

    These meme thingamajigs don’t seem as prevalent as they once were. I’m not doing the whole thing but…

    If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
    At a personal level I would make sure that I didn’t sleep through the entire set of The Doors at The Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.
    At a national level, I would prevent any copulation in the marital bed of Alfred and Beatrice Roberts during the early months of 1925.
    At an international level I would ensure that as early as 1600, the island of Mauritius would become a nature sanctuary in which the dodo had special protected status.

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