Monday, August 15, 2011

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.

It's a crab! Little Howrah Beach, July 2011.

Today I am stealing the Q & A from The Manchester Guardian!

When were you happiest?
Probably when I was young enough to know otherwise.

What is your greatest fear?
To be unnecessary.

What is your earliest memory?
Kevin Bartlett's goals in the 1980 Grand Final is the earliest I can put a date on.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
'Most' is a very big call, but I've always admired how Václav Havel goes about his business.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Perfection discipline.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Property aside, what's the most expensive thing you've bought?
Ummmm. Maybe a computer.

What is your most treasured possession?
I'm not sure that I have one. Possessions are a little bit overrated.

What would your super power be?
Being able to poo money would be good.

What makes you unhappy?
Being kept awake unnecessarily.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
General wear and tear.

What is your favourite word?
In all languages I like 'Lebensmüde'. In English, maybe 'oscillation'.

What is your most unappealing habit?
A mocking tone.

What is your fancy dress costume of choice?
"Ordinary bystander #3".

If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?
A healthy sense of shame.

Is it better to give or to receive?
It depends on the disease.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
The odd lunchtime souvlaki.

What does love feel like?

What was the best kiss of your life?
It's a tie and it involves very fresh babies.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"It depends."

What is the worst job you've done?
Door to door selling of the Sunday paper was pretty ordinary.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Very good question this. Do I have the luxury of some kind of magic pill to enable me to speak/ understand the local dialect? If I do, Paris in 1789 would be a good one. If not, how about Victorian London?

When did you last cry, and why?
I've already dealt with this (#13).

How do you relax?

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Volume buttons on children.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Making it this far.

How would you like to be remembered?
As someone worth remembering.

Where would you most like to be right now?


cara said...

A great read! Cheers.

Roddy said...

You haven't shown the crab to Henry have you?
Does he tolerate them yet?

Carola said...

Kris I like your idea of volume buttons on children. And some adults need them too.
'Lebensmüde' is far to pessimistic for my taste.

When were you happiest?
Maybe after reaching the shore after weeks on the ocean. And yes after my two boys births.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
triviality; (= Oberflächlichkeit) superficiality; (= Formalität) formality

Property aside, what's the most expensive thing you've bought?
A small sailboat.

What would your super power be?
To be able to speak all the local languages around the world.

What makes you unhappy?
Stressed people.

What is your favourite word?
In German: Das Meer. In english: sailing

Where would you most like to be right now?
Lisbon (Cascais)

Sue said...

Loved this. Geez, you make me laugh, Kris...such fabulous answers. The "how do you relax" one threw me for a minute...thought it was something else but when I googled the meaning it was pretty close to what I thought it was in the first place...if you get my drift? And the next fancy dress party I go to I am stealing your idea...'cept I may go as ordinary bystander #5...just for the heck of it!
BTW...if you ever are lucky enough to get your super power, I will visit with some laxatives and we can all retire!! hehehe