Where do you feel most at home? Please be more specific than “at home, doh” please. It could be a room in your home, a person, a location…
Taking this to mean “where do I feel most content, comfortable, safe, secure and stress free”, the answer is “with my family”. I think it’s always been that way. I was never a very adventurous kid on my own, but surrounded by family it’s a whole lot easier to be brave. It’s a whole lot easier to relax and be yourself and talk about things that really matter to you. And who cares if they think you’re crazy. You’re related so they have to love you anyway.
Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car?
I got thrown off a pony once. That was pretty funny for everyone involved except me. I was a teenager and the pony was pretty small so I didn’t have far to fall, but it put me off ever wanting to get up on a horse. The last time I rode a bike was in the 1980’s I think. So forty years ago. Might be a tad rusty. I like my car but heavy traffic makes me nervous. I’ll take the bus.
What song would you sing on “Karaoke Night” (if you were forced to do so)?
Well you got the “forced” part right. Probably have to add a few stiff drinks to that. Robbie Robertson’s “Somewhere Down the Crazy River” would be my first choice because the lyrics are weird and mostly spoken. I could join in on the background vocals. Second choice, Leonard Cohen’s “Closing Time”. It’s written for someone with a vocal range of about five notes. And it might give everyone at Karaoke Night the hint to go the hell home.
University or life experience, which do you feel best prepares you for life?
University IS a life experience. It could be an invaluable one or it could be a very expensive detour on your way to something better. Often it’s very hard to know what you want to do with your life until you’ve dabbled in lots of different things. So, constantly learning is a productive way to pass the time while you search for your passion. And if you never figure out what that is with any kind of finality, does it really matter? Live your life. Prepare as you go, whatever way works best for you.
IT’S AN ATTITUDE – GRATITUDE! (Participation Always Optional Of Course)
What are you grateful for?
There are no bikes or horses around here that need riding. Whew. No one is forcing me at gun point to perform at Karaoke Night. At University I learned how to drink an entire bottle of wine all by myself and stay up all night. Then I attended a lecture where I concentrated very hard on staying alert so that I would not fall off my chair. Serious life skills indeed.
And that’s September done and dusted! Despite the state of the world in general, this month has been a pleasant one for us. I’m grateful for that. Hopefully a month to go before the snow.