Tuesday, November 30, 2010

30 day challenge - Day 3

Day 3 - A picture of you and your friends.

Not as easy a challenge as it may sound as I tend to make sure I'm the one taking the photos so don't usually appear in them but here is a picture from a skiing trip we had in March 2009.

This was the trip where I first tried (and fell in love with) snowboarding. While I did spend quite a lot of that trip on my backside as a result of my over enthusiasm and lack of experience, here I'm sat down on purpose to look cool for the group shot.

Monday, November 29, 2010

30 day challenge - Day 2

Day 2 - The meaning behind your blog name.

This one is rather short and dull. Back in the early days of the internet before the time of twitter and Facebook in the realms of chat rooms and the like I was given the nick name Nattars. This was because I was usually at my computer working hard and obsessively on something or other while ignoring the numerous chat rooms I was logged into and messages from people thereon. Then answering multitudes of comments in one stuttering rush.

I have been Natters on the internet ever since, hence these are my Nattarings.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

30 day challenge - Day 1

A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.

So, here’s a recent picture of me,

It was taken by a friend who caught me by surprise this summer when we were on a trip to the lake district. I don't like having my photo taken and try to make sure I'm the one holding the camera.

And those facts aside here’s 15 facts about me that you might consider interesting.

1) I am a younger brother.
2) I am a Geordie.
3) I paid for my university by working in a kitchen, in a bar and as a karate instructor.
4) I learnt latin by singing in the school choir.
5) I sang in the school choir.
6) I was once engaged but I’ve never been married.
7) I don’t like to eat meat.
8) I’ve fallen in love with 2 people during my life.
9) I use Holosync.
10) I have crushes on at least 3 people I follow on Twitter.
11) I’m a huge Star Wars fan.
12) I don’t believe in God.
13) I try to avoid having favorites.
14) I do not approve of hereditary leaders.
15) I am an insomniac.

Thanks for reading, more fun tomorrow in day two.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

30 day challenge - The Inspiration

I've been getting close to a lovely lady on Twitter recently, @dryeyedcrab. As part of the "getting to know you" process I read her blog. She told me she'd read my blog and it was one of the reasons she followed me. This led me to look at my blog and realise it's been over a year since I posted here.

In order to fix this I'm going to quite blatantly steal from @dryeyedcrab and do a 30 day challenge. The rest of this post is stollen directly from her blog.

What is The 30 Day Challenge?

Here's how it works - post every day for 30 days :

day 1- a recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
day 2- the meaning behind your blog name
day 3- a picture of you and your friends
day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have
day 5- a picture of somewhere you've been to
day 6- favorite super hero and why
day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
day 8- short term goals for this month and why
day 9- something you're proud of in the past few days
day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad
day 11- another picture of you and your friends
day 12- how you found out about blogging and why you have one
day 13- a letter to someone who has hurt you recently
day 14- a picture of you and your family
day 15- put you ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play
day 16- another picture of yourself
day 17- someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
day 18- plans/dreams/goals you have
day 19- nicknames you have and why you have them
day 20- someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future
day 21- a picture of something that makes you happy
day 22- what makes you different from everyone else
day 23- something you crave a lot
day 24- a letter to your parents
day 25- what I would find in your bag
day 26- what do you think about your friends
day 27- why are you doing this 30 day challenge
day 28- a picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed since then?
day 29- in this past month, what have you learned
day 30- your favorite song

Let the fun begin!

So that's the plan for the rest of the year, then next year I'm going to restart my Thing a week articles. Tomorrow will be Day 1.