Monday, February 09, 2009

Five ridiculous questions

I got this from Imogen's sort of the opposite of those memes where you tag people and they don't respond. If you want to take part, you volunteer! I did, mostly because I like talking about myself. Which you can tell, because why else would I have a blog?

1. If you go on a date or to a party, would you rather the other person/people talks only about themselves and doesn't show any interest at all in you, or doesn't talk at all about themselves and is only interested in finding out about you?

Well, both are kind of dull. Why would you not want to talk about yourself? Are you really that boring? Actually I went on a few dates with someone who'd obviously been advised not to talk about himself. Result? After three dates I was bored of talking about myself, and still knew nothing about him. We didn't go on any more dates after that. But on the other hand...I suppose you'd have to be a really fascinating person to get away with talking about yourself all the time!
2. If you had to live in a fictional world, which would you choose? (Historical settings, like Georgette Heyer's Regency, count as fictional.)

Ooh! Ooh! I can't choose! While I love reading/watching historical fiction, I reckon I wouldn't actually like to live there. No Internet or hot showers. That said, Discworld has neither, and I wouldn't mind giving that a try.
3. If you had to choose one of these ways to die, would you choose to be squeezed by an anaconda, mauled by a lion or eaten by a great white shark?

Zoicks. Well, I'm not sure but I think a lot of big cats kill their prey fairly quickly, whereas if you get on the wrong side of a shark it could just lop off a limb. And I wouldn't like to be squeezed to death (all that eyeball popping, very messy). And I'd rather feed a cat than a fish or a snake. So, lion please.
4. If you were a god or goddess, which one would you be?

Can I make one up or do I have to pick one? How about Annoia, the goddess of things stuck in drawers? Yes, Pratchett again. Probably not an ancient goddess, they're a bit like squabbling schoolchildren. Although they had fabulous hair. Maybe Bastet, sticking with the cat thing. Or Freya, Norse goddess of love, whose chariot was drawn by cats. Presumably in whichever direction they fancied at the time.

5. If you had to eat only three types of food for the rest of your life, and if nutrition/calories weren't an issue, which would they be?

Does potato count as a type? It makes so many of my favourite things: chips, crisps, mash, jackets...mmm... that and chocolate, and maybe wine. Or cupcakes. Tough call.

If you want to be part of the interview fun, follow the instructions below:

1. Post ‘interview me’ in the comments. I’ll take the first 5 people who post. I’ll choose questions just for you (no, they won’t be the same ones I was asked).

2. Be sure to include your email address so that I can send you the questions.

3. You will update your blog with the questions and your answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will get to ask them five questions.


  1. LOL, I love the idea of a chariot being pulled by typical cats--if it were pulled by ours it would either end up in the fruit basket where one cat likes to sleep, or it would find itself thumping madly up the stairs because our other cat had a panic attack.

    And yes, you can have potato. :-)

  2. Well, my older cat works hard at spending as much time apart from the kittens as he can, my chariot wouldn't go far either!

  3. Ooh, interview me!

  4. Will do, Naomi, just have to, er, think of some questions first!