Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Jackal's Meme

A nice short meme for this week. Like it. As I have a heap to do and it's a busy week, short and quick is good.

The questions, as always, come from Sunday Stealing.

Question 1: Who is your favorite Musical Artist?

Today, my favourite musical artist Alanis Morrisette. But that is just today as I feel like being a bit angsty. Ask me the same question tomorrow and you will get a different answer.

Question 2: What is your favorite album by that Artist?

Jagged Little Pill. I've got it on in the car at the moment.

Question 3: Who is your Favorite Blogger?

Why Sunday Stealing of course. I'm pretty fond of Elisabeth at Sixth in Line too - I aspire to write as well as her.

Question 4: If you could meet anyone (dead or alive), who would it be and what is interesting about them?

I would love to sit down with William Shakespeare and find out all about him, his life and his plays - and I'd have to ask him if it really was Kit Marlowe who wrote for him.

Question 5: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A writer or a doctor or an astronaut. I became a writer.

Question 6: What is the most interesting piece of Trivia that you know?

The platypus is a mammal that lays eggs and the the male has spurs on it's webbed feet are poisonous.  the Dutch word for platypus is vogelbekdier.

I know all sorts of strange crap, but this is the best I could come up with on short notice

Question 7: If you could live in any point of history when would it be and why?

William Shakespeare - just so I could find out if he really wrote those plays.

Question 8: What do you think of the election in the U.S. so far?

The American political process is one of the most terrifying things I have ever witnessed. Which sort of beats our hum drum election process where you half tempted to fall asleep with boredom.

Question 9: What is your favorite TV drama? What do you like about it?

I've just finished watching the first series of Outlander. It really is just Scottish historical porn with Jacobites and kilts, but if you suspend your belief and get on with the job of enjoying the story, it's great. Sumptuous sets and a good story, even if it is a bit unbelievable. The talent is pretty cool too.

Question 10: What is the most interesting job you've ever had?

I don't think I've ever had a really interesting job - or one that is interesting to other people. I was a dustman for a day and emptied Cliff Richard's bin. I had a job where I was developing training for electricity meters.  What I do isn't empirically interesting, though it does keep my mind occupied.


Bev Sykes said...

"Scottish historical porn." I like that. Season two has FAR less sex.

jennifer anderson said...

writers are the Kings and Queens of Trivia. which one to pick? LOL

CountryDew said...

I really need to check out Outlander sometime. I appear to the be the only person in the world has neither read the books or seen the show.

Ghost said...

What you said about not really having a career but just keeping your mind occupied is outstanding.