I have found a most excellent time waster and procrastination tool. Please feel free to add your own answers in the comment box (you know I find the comments box on 3limes shamefully underused. Are you all shy? Don’t actually visit much? Have nothing to say?) If not the comments box then perhaps do your own version on your blog, send an email to a friend or maybe just on the back of a grocery receipt that you found lurking behind the fridge. In any case it might be fun. Who knows? It beats marking exams.
Anyway back to the point; here is a little questionnaire, known in the blog world as a meme.
What experience has most shaped you and why?
Moving all over the world. Spending no longer than 4 years in any place until arriving in my beloved Montreal, only to be pulled away, tearfully like a toddler told to leave a toy store. It hurts. I have said goodbye to more people in the past few years than most people do in a life time. On a brighter note I have seen more of the world and met a greater variety of people than most do in a life time. So it depends on how you look at it or how I wake up in the morning.
If you had a whole day with no commitments what would you do?
This question seriously depends on where I am. In Kampala it would be to lie by the pool, play scrabble, and eat a large and delicious lunch with white wine spritzers; followed by a return home to watch a Glee marathon with my daughters. If I am in the Great Shiny West, I would have to say a brunch out with good friends, a saunter around a gallery or two and a good few hours trying on shoes. This would also have to include a long walk in a city park (the sun would be shining by the way) and an evening spent in a movie theatre eating popcorn and M&Ms. I am a simple girl with simple tastes.
What food or drink could you never give up?
White wine, good coffee and Toblerone. As I said simple girl, simple tastes.
If you could travel anywhere, where would that be and why?
I have a long list. In Africa I want to go to Capetown, Botswana, Masai Mara and Victoria Falls. I also have an urge to go to Mafia Island off the coast of Tanzania where the sea is turquoise and the sand a startling hot white.
In Europe, a return back to Italy. Lots of time in Italy please.
In the Americas: Argentina and the Grand Canyon.
But today? Right now? Montreal.
Who do you have a crush on?
Hmmm. I have lots of crushes on all sorts of people, most of them famous. I think crushes are important. Here is a random list in no particular order:
George Clooney. No matter what, there is always George.
A former student who shall remain nameless.
Jack Johnson, or really any guy who surfs and plays the guitar.
Two friends who shall remain nameless.
There is a guy who makes coffee in a café in Montreal….
If you were the leader of your country, what would you do?
Take all the taxes off diapers, and sanitary towels, tampax and toilet paper. No one should have to pay tax to wipe up body fluids. Strange opinion but true.
I would also pay teachers a whole lot more. There is no rhyme or reason to the fact that plumbers and bus drivers get paid more than I do.
What am I reading right now?
Other than exams? Tick Bite Fever by David Bennun. A hilarious account of all that can go wrong when one family moves to Kenya in the 70s. Handsome Husband found the book very inspiring while I am reading it as a precautionary tale.
What recent event has made you sad?
Princess fell off her horse while horse jumping and is now sporting a most colourful autographed cast. She can’t take part in the End of Year Swim Gala, Dance Performance or any more riding lessons for some time. Luckily she can’t wait to get back on a horse, there appears to be no fear in that child. She is being a brave and cheerful trooper but I feel very sad for her.
What recent event has made you angry?
The oil spill. A disaster brought on by greed, a disaster that won’t go away because of greed.
The Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland. Why did it take 12 years and cost nearly $200 to come to the conclusion that the victims were indeed victims and not armed?
The G20 summit in Huntsville Canada will be held next week. The cost of security? $1 billion. That is insane. I think the world has gone insane or has my perspective been warped by a year in Africa?
Ok. That’s it. Back to work.