Have just had a most pleasant weekend. Spent the day up in Bendigo at the Marilyn Monroe exhibition. It was excellent.
And now, after making myself a chicken tagine for lunch for the week and preparing for the week ahead here I am getting this done. It was late last week.
So here we go. Questions, as always, from Sunday Stealing.
When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
About six months ago. I wrote to my 89 year old aunt. She doesn't have the internet.
Can you change the oil on a car?
No. That's what mechanics are for - but I can check the oil, water and tyre pressure and I can change a tyre.
Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
Only one. Caught by a red light camera on the way to a friend's kid's party. One point and a $150 fine.
Run out of gas?
Nope, too anal for that. Come close once or twice.
Favorite kind of sandwich?
I'm a sucker for a decent Rueben, but I had a toasted chicken waldorf sandwich at the Bendigo Art Gallery and it was divine!
Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Eggs are great. Porridge isn't bad either.
What is your usual bedtime?
Somewhere around 11 pm.
Are you lazy?
Sometimes. It's not something I'm accused of that often. Lazier on the weekends.
When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
I'm Australian. We don't do Halloween.
Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
Yes. I subscribe to The Age (the local paper) as well as a moderate/balanced political rag called The Monthly.
Which are better, legos or lincoln logs?
Lego. No idea what Lincoln Logs are.
Are you stubborn?
I can be. Try hard not to be.
Who is better…Leno or Letterman?
I don't watch either - haven't both of them retired? Rather fold of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. James Corden is okay too.
Ever watch soap operas?
Not any more. I used to love Days of Our Lives - it's not on telly here any more.
Afraid of heights?
A little bit. Medium heights more than big heights. I have no problem looking over a balcony, but I'm not fond of going up ladders.
Sing in the car?
Regularly, often and loudly.
Dance in the shower?
No, but I do sing in the shower.
Dance in the car?
Ever used a gun?
Many years ago on a farm. Never shot anything more than a tin can.
Do you think musicals are cheesy?
Mostly, though the edgy ones are good. Rocky Horror, Chicago, Hairspray are good. And Matilda. Matilda is excellent!
Is Christmas stressful?
Yes. So stressful I think I might be going to Tasmania this Christmas.
Ever eat a pierogi?
No, but I have eaten many pasties. Very similar I'm told.
Major annoyance right now?
The Federal Government. They're crap. In election cycle they're even worse.
Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
Doctor, writer, astronaut, vet. I'm a writer now. Still think I wouldn't make a too bad a doctor.
Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes. Seen one. Felt one. Used to live on a house that had one. They're fine. She was a nice ghost.