So I've been terribly lax at getting back to Dancing Blonde on the quiz thang, but eventually, here it is.
The Official Interview Game Rules
1. If you want to participate, leave a comment saying "interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions - each person's will be
3. You will update your journal/blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others
in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them
1) If you were going to only be allowed one book for the rest of your
life, what would it be, and why?
Oh this is too hard. I think I might have to go for Alice in Wonderland though - the faux-leather hardback illustrated one I had when I was young. Not sure why that one popped into my head, but it did. I must have read it a million times so perhaps I should pick something else, but there's something bout the story that has an eternal appeal.
2) What is the single most important invention of the 20th century to
you, and why?
The internet. Without a doubt. As an information junkie it just fuels all my obsessions without me trekking to the library and have the librarian give me quizzical looks when I check out random books on religion, food, wicca, you name it. And I did use to do that. I'm sure our local librarian thought I was trying to start a cult of some type. But now I can surf for hours and NO-ONE else knows what I am looking at. Sweet. And scary too. Because, they CAN find out, but I try to blank that bit out. Of course, there's all kinds of crap out there n the internet, but the world of books isn't perfect - have youseen some of the dross available at discount bargain bookshops? So yes, I love the internet.
3) Do you remember your first crush? Can you tell us about what you
were attracted to about them?
I was madly in love with a guy who lived round the corner from me when I was about 14. He wasn't my first crush, but the most memorable. It was when I was going through my 'Brat Pack' years and I was so in love with the characters played by Andrew McCarthy and this guy looked not much like him, but enough, that in my mind I imagined him to be just like him. He wasn't of course, and when I did finally manage to talk to him he was interminably dull and I was devastated. But prior to this, I must have walked past his house about a zillion times. I really don't want to be 14 again.
4) What would you like people to say about you after you are gone? How
do you try and make that legacy real?
I'd like to think people would say that I made a difference, but who doesn't want that? And I do generally try to make a difference. Not in huge ways like bringing about world peace, overthrowing despotic governments and the like, but I reckon that if you see a problem in something you are involved in, and you can see a solution, you should try and do it. I can't stand it when people whinge and moan for the sake of it, without trying to find a solution. There's a danger of ending up doing everything yurself as often nothing gets done unless you do it yourself, but at least by leading by example, people might realise that things they thought impossible, aren't? So I guess I'd really like people to say 'She made me realise I could do X,Y or Z myself'.
5) What was your favourite nursery rhyme?
My favourite nursery rhyme? I really can't remember. I can vaguely remember changing the words of Xmas carols to silly lyrics with my little brother, and I guess we did the same with rhymes. But I do remember having an LP which we used to play. I can't remeber what was on it, but I can remember the cover, which was white wth a huge green Humpty Dumpty on it. So I'll go for Humpty Dumpty in memory of that.
So, if you want me to interview you, leave me a comment, and I'll try to come up with some witty queries for you...