Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Every sin is the result of a collaboration.
Henry and I coming in from a snorkel. Opossum Bay, February 2013.
1: Do you notice a person’s eye colour?
I have to find the person vaguely interesting, but if I do, I’ll always clock it.
2: White, milk, or dark chocolate mocha?
The darker, the better.
3: If you could get a tattoo free, would you do it? What would it be?
An invisible one. Different strokes for different folks and people can do what they like, but I’m not much of a fan of the old body art.
4: Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
It depends on what one compares it with. I grew up in Burnie, Tasmania which to someone from London would seem like a teeny tiny town but to someone from Fruitland, Idaho it probably seems pretty big. Did I like it?
5: Your favourite adult as a child? (and not your parents, if they were your favourite)
Cripes, I don’t know. Someone distant and alluring. I really liked Viv Richards as a kid. He seemed the epitome of cool.
6: What kind of smoothie sounds really good right now?
Banana, raspberry and strawberry malt. With yoghurt.
7: Most embarrassing moment from your elementary school years?
Is that primary school? [Googles US school years] Okay. Christ, I don’t know. It’s all a bit of a blur really. Nothing stands out.
8: Most embarrassing moment from your middle school years?
Middle? By golly Americans do things differently. I remember my ‘middle school years’ as generally one prolonged embarrassing moment…
9: Most embarrassing moment from your high school years?
More? I don’t know. I was not much of a (social) risk taker at that age, so didn’t really have anything too much to dwell on.
10: Have you ever fired anyone?
I’ve never fired anyone, but did oversee a redundancy and declined to extend somebody else’s contract. If you follow the rules, put everything in writing and be as transparent as possible it isn’t difficult to do.
11: Have you ever climbed a tree more than twenty feet off the ground?
Not for a very long time.
12: Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing set?
How dare you! Why, such filth... Oh, like in swings and playgrounds? Oh, yeah, it had its moments. Nowadays? I have a six year old and a four year old, so I've spent far too many incredibly boring hours pushing and not pushing kids on swings.
13: If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get?
A Great White Shark.
14: What's your favourite place to relax?
It would have to be a beach of some description.
15: What's your most favourite part of your personality?
My interest in all sorts of things.
16: Madonna or Lady Gaga? Neither? Both? Who cares?
A touch of who cares, to be honest.
17: Have you ever watched the Superbowl all the way through?
Yeah, but you have to go back to Super Bowl XXVI, over twenty years now.
18: Have you ever watched any major sporting event live?
A few Test cricket matches, the Australian tennis open, the odd game of Aussie Rules.
19: What's the most delicious food you've ever eaten in your life?
An interesting question. It probably wouldn't be anything too fancy, and more about my frame of mind at the time. It do doubt involved being incredibly parched and a really decent piece of fruit.
20: Margarine or butter? Which did you grow up with?
I was bought up with margarine, but would have much preferred butter!