On to business…
- If you could have any superpower, what would you have? Why? He, he, he...my knee-jerk answer is that I'd love to have X-Ray vision (go on say it...men are pigs). I think to have the ability to predict the future would be damned cool. To know what horse was going to win in the fifth race at Belmont would be a gift for sure. Solving all the woes of the world with my gift? Pfffth! Who needs the headaches. Look at every US President. After four years in office they're grayer than me. Now predicting the lotto...there's something useful!
- Who is your style icon? If this refers to writing, I don't think that mine shows a resemblance to the writers I admire. Let's just say that I'm still a work in progress. As far as my keen fashion sense...I used to wear a lot of flannel shirts (this is Canada, eh?) and my role model was the great Al Borland (pictured) from Tool Time. I found, though, that the plaid clashed with my fez and I have switched to T-shirts: solid grays, blacks and blues (I'm rather fond of blue shirts as they bring out the colour of my eyes...)
- What is your favourite quote? Geez, there's so many different ones to choose from. I've copied these from my Facebook page..."It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see" -- Henry David Thoreau.....and "Wonder at the things around you for wonder is the beginning of wisdom" --Plato
- What is the best compliment you've ever received? When in my early 20's, I worked as a clerk in a mining office in downtown Vancouver. Gastown to be exact. I left the office to go to lunch with an office associate and we passed a certain 'lady of the streets' who turned and shouted at me, "Hey, nice ass!"...at least I assume she meant me and not the 60 year old guy I was with. I've had a swelled head ever since.
- What playlist/CD is in your CD player/iPod right now? Let me have a peek...Supertramp, Breakfast in America. I've also been listening to a lot of solo Lennon, solo George Harrison, Cat Stevens (pre-Islam) and Simon and Garfunkel. Those that follow this blog regularly know that I'm also fond of the Sunday morning radio show 'Homebrew' that highlights traditional Newfoundland music (for those interested, you can listen live on the internet K-Rock 97.5)
- Are you a night owl or a morning person? Twenty years ago I would have answered that I was a night owl. However, after 16 years of marriage and a kid I'd say that I'm really tired by 10pm (my doctor would blame a lot of other schtuff but what the heck does he know). Definitely more of an early morning person...after a coffee
- Do you prefer dogs or cats? It depends on the side dishes and available sauces...OK, seriously folks, those that read me here regularly know that I was an Animal Control Officer (dog catcher) in a former life. I've hardly ever been around cats and spent much of my childhood around fox terriers and shelties. We presently have a rescued greyhound whose favourite activies are eating and sleeping (a dog after my own heart).
- What is the meaning behind your blog name? That's fairly simple...Conversations From Land's Edge is meant as a forum to connect with others through conversation/comments in the areas of entertainment, education, humour and the like. Primarily it was a way to meet other writers, but a lot of wonderful non-writing folks have dropped by as well. The 'Land's Edge' refers to the fact that in a couple of different directions I am a few minutes away from the Atlantic on a large, windswept island.
I shall now 'tag' three others so we can
annoy learn more about them...
Laurita Miller of Brain Droppings, Karen Schindler of Miscellaneous Yammering and KC Shaw of The Knotted Thicket can also consider themselves 'tagged'. I choose these ladies because they are all fine writers that display insightfullness and/or humour in their blogging. You go girls!