Saturday, 8 December 2012

As Others See Us.



In her best seller, 'Au Revoir', Aussie TV celebrity Mary Moody describes me as 'Dashing and Loveable'. 

I like 'Dashing and Loveable', I would even have a big banner made.

But, she also says I'm an 'Eccentric'. I am NOT 'Eccentric', in fact I would describe myself as extremely 'Concentric'. But there we are; one person's black is another person's white.



Modesty dictates that I show no more of Ms Moody's amusing assessment of me, other than to pick out the words 'Old Fashioned', 'Romantic', 'Solitary', and 'Talented', I'll go along with all of those; maybe even get another banner made.

It's just the word 'Eccentric' that erks. 

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22 comments:

  1. Oh Lordy; two postings in one day. I pressed the 'publish' button by mistake!

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  2. Wow, you are mentioned in a book, Cro. I'm impressed! Might even ask you for your autograph. ;)

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  3. I like eccentric, it applies a kind of non-conformist charm. I wouldn't mind being described thus.

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    1. ..or should it be "thus described"?...

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  4. I forgot to mention that I like 'early fifties' too; but it was written about 10 years ago.

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  5. I would carry the "eccentric" banner proudly!

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  6. Having known you for quite a while longer than Ms Moody (although we have been out of touch for quite a few years since then) I have to concur with her on the subject of eccentricity. Anyone who gives his girlfriend a prime specimen of a dried dog-turd, neatly gift-wrapped in a little box, could justifiably be described as at least a tad on the eccentric side, wouldn't you say?

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  7. P.S. - I am described in a book (fiction, and set in Bath) as looking like a figure from a Pre-Paphaelite painting. That just shows how long ago the book was written.

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  8. To me eccentric means unique, special...doesn't that fit?

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    1. To me it means 'bonkers', which I ain't.

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  9. I rather like the word eccentric, unless it applies to road wheels fitted to the Compact Royce etcetera. Far better to be eccentric than strange ...

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  10. I have an eccentric friend, and that makes her very interesting.

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  11. Well, we already knew you were rather eccentric, (as in, a free-wheeling non-conformist... NOT "strange" or "bonkers") but we didn't know you'd been immortalized in a BOOK! Guess that makes you eccentric and... immortal. Good for you!

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  12. Perhaps your only are too, too sensative. Eccentric is lovely. Curmudgeon, for instance, is not.

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  13. Definitely a compliment. Nothing to do with being 'bonkers' - more to do with creative thinking. Who'd want to be described as 'ordinary'?

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  14. I agree with Kath. I see it as more whimsical than 'bonkers' or 'odd ball'.

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  15. You have certainly been around a bit- and to get mentioned in someone else's book I would say you are a bit of a charmer, interesting and maybe just a little bonkers.

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  16. I would settle for all of those descriptions cro!

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  17. ooohhhhhhh!!!!!!! Cro you are not the Frenchman she had the now famous dalliance with...of course not Lady M would never stand for that... and you are far too much a gentleman.. I shall read the book again with more interest..perhaps one day lol her book was all the latest one to get a few years back,her life seemed so interesting compared to all our little boring lives ...

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  18. Ha! I've only recently read that book ! Must go back and look you up !!

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