My blogbuddy Elizabeth, still living on a farm but doing some physiotherapy so she can resume wearing stilettos, has sent me some interview questions! Here goes:
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1. If you could have lunch with any three people (alive/dead/real/fictitious), who would they be, and why?
i) Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946; Scots-Canadian naturalist and author)
ii) Mick Aston (b. 1946; British archaeologist)
iii) Dad (1927-2002; Canadian employee)
My dad always loved the outdoors. He had great respect for anyone who knew how to work with their hands. He was highly intelligent, keeping up with current events and enjoying documentaries. He really enjoyed Time Team. He was also a shy man who didn’t always have a chance to be heard.
I would invite these three people so I would have the pleasure of seeing Dad engaging in face-to-face conversation with the other two.
2. What items are within three feet of you?
My recorder and music for it; E.g.’s harp and her music; some exercise videos, hand weights, a yoga mat and a stretchy band; a thank-you letter/time sheet for an office I recently temped at; the plywood desk my father made; the wooden table E.g. bought for her first apartment; a wooden, painted shield bought on impulse, nailed to the wooden sword my son fashioned when a child; and Cuca the cat, snoozing on the sofa.
3. What is the last book you read that you would recommend to someone, and why?
I would recommend The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx. It begins in sorrow, and becomes relentless in its misery, until finally — there’s not so much a turning point, as a relaxing of the cruel hand that has gripped the protagonists for so long. Interesting characters, some elements of the Inexplicable, and an ending in hope.
4. What one thing do you want to know about the future?
This one’s a toughie! I’d say, at the moment, I’d like to know how much money I’ll be making a year from now, so we can budget accordingly.
5. What is your guilty pleasure?
Warning: the following answer is not suitable for Goodbear or other vegans!!!
Fat. I love animal fat. The gelatinous non-meaty parts of pork hocks, the strips on lamb chops, chicken skin, the white bits on a cold roast of beef, mmm… but I hate fake mayonnaise.
Like, eeeeew, eh?
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Thanks, Elizabeth! This was fun!
If any other bloggers (up to five of you) want an instant blog topic, I’ll send you some interview questions just like Elizabeth did for me. Any takers?