Why do you blog?
If you were invited to a birthday party and asked to give the birthday girl/guy one book you love, which would it be? Why?That's a hard question because if you buy a book for someone else you have to take their taste into account. I'd never give Husband my favourite book because he'd scowl and feel shafted. There are a few books I refer back to in my mind a lot. The Stand by Stephen King is psychologically stimulating until the whole Good vs Evil crap kind of ruins it. The first three books of Diana Gabaldon's Voyager Series, but the last three I've not bothered with because they kind of sucked. Pride and Prejudice isn't everyone's cuppa. I guess, I'd offer up Sophie's World by Jostein Gaardner. Purely because, "It's a bagatelle." Here's the blurb:
When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself? To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined. A phenomenal worldwide bestseller, SOPHIE'S WORLD sets out to draw teenagers into the world of Socrates, Descartes, Spinoza, Hegel and all the great philosophers. A brilliantly original and fascinating story with many twists and turns, it raises profound questions about the meaning of life and the origin of the universe.
What were your first five paid jobs?Let's see, we'll not count babysitting, so first job was working in the Talbots warehouse filling orders, then I worked behind the deli at the local grocery store through some college years, then I worked in various places through a Temp agency that was pretty fun - again mostly warehouse work but I worked for Reebok, Yankee Candle, Museum of Fine Arts shop which was fun and was freaked out to fill an order for Jeffrey Dahmer a few weeks before he was killed in prison, then I moved to Scotland and worked as a dog groomer, then manager at babyGap then the Royal Bank of Scotland's Service Quality Manager at the head office branch. It's a fancy title for the person who manages all the complaints and teaches the staff to be
That was more than five. Sorry.
Tell me two interesting things about yourself that may surprise me.But I just did a "7 things" meme recently! Surely folks know everything about me by now. Did you know I was a certified dog and cat groomer? Vimto is my favourite diluting juice? I listen to trance music when in the gym? I fall in love with piano players - I have a serious thing for the piano even though I don't know how to play. I want to learn and then maybe I could love myself. My dream car is a '72 VW Beetle convertible but I'll put a Porche 911 engine in it. Surely everyone knows this stuff about me....
Describe to me your DREAM meal , company & Setting and reasons.
Anyone else want to play? You can email me and I'll ask you five questions. You have to tell the truth though. So if I ask you if you're a nose-picking, masturbating Phyllis Diller fan - you have to be honest about it. Explanations too, I mean really - Phyllis Diller, wanking and nosepicking is some interesting multi-tasking!