Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God.
Too hot for standing in the sun. GrandvEwe Cheese, Birches Bay. January 2013.
Sunday Stealing: The (20) First (Questions) Meme
Being born is always a challenging task.
First Real Job:
I consider the paper rounds that I slogged through the long hot Tasmanian summers to very much be a 'real job'.
First Volunteer Job:
Can you count that time I was a Primary School House Leader? I did give up a lot of recesses...
I still haven't got one!
The first that I'm told that I insisted upon getting was Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel.
First Sport Played:
If you discount running about more generally or splashing in the water, it was most likely aussie rules football.
I am told that I attended a John Mayall concert as a little 'un.
First Country Visited:
Besides Australia? Thailand (for about 90 minutes). Beyond that, the UK.
The little girl across the road.
I've never been too fussed by sharing my opinion with large groups.
First Girlfriend/ Boyfriend:
Well, that really depends on one's definition. You could construct that I married her.
First Encounter with a Famous Person:
I remember an early brush with Kevin Bartlett.
First Brush with Death:
Does Kevin Bartlett count? He kind of looks like death...
First House/Flat Owned:
Our current house. I'm not certain that you could say that we 'own' it yet though...
First Film Seen at a Cinema:
I'm pretty certain that it was The Muppet Movie. I have the vaguest of memories of the part where Animal grew really big and smashed the roof off a building.
First Media Appearance (Radio, Newspaper, TV):
Unless you could those brief moments of standing in the background of some event being covered, that would be a job that I had in 2008-10 where I did a fair bit of media. Primarily radio, but a lot of newspaper and TV stuff as well. It isn't that hard, even though the topics that I was regularly commenting on could be tricky.
First Hospital Stay:
I had a hernia operation when I was about 6-months old. Other than that, I've not had an overnight stay in a hospital (unless you count when Henry and Ezra were born - we were lucky enough to get a birthing suite all to ourselves).
First Book You Remember Reading:
Cripes, I don't know. I liked Bread And Jam For Frances very much.
A dog named "Scruffy".
First Election You Voted In:
That would be the 1996 Tasmanian State Election. I backed up the next week and voted in the 1996 Federal Election. Lost both times, unfortunately...