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11 questions: tagged by outdarethenight
Rules: Always post the rules. Answer the questions of the person who tagged you and write 11 new ones. Tag 11 people and link them. Let them know they are tagged.
1) How are you?
Good :) I was enjoying reading the questions and your answers because I like learning more about the people I follow, then was startled to see my name.
2) What is the title of the nearest book?
'McSweeney's 45: Hitchcock and Bradbury Fistfight in Heaven' (I guess it's technically a periodical, but it looks like a book.)
3) What’s an unorthodox opinion you have?
Gad, how to pick just one? Ok, I think a lot of things which seem fringe are just an odd partial view of something that, once explained, will seem obvious.
4) What’s something you’re afraid of?
Heights, I don’t even like bridges! Despite that I’ve climbed a dozen Mayan pyramids and used to go rock-climbing several mornings a week when I lived near good cliffs. (I did freeze on a rubble-y part near the top of one pyramid but someone took my hand for a moment so no air-lift was necessary ;) or maybe they’d have just rolled me down.)
5) If you’re not on a phone, what do you have open in other tabs?
TEDTalks, email, an article on different kinds of love, a couple medieval studies articles, always too many tabs open!
6) If you could own any work of art—or alternatively, if you could have created any existing work of art, what would it be? (any kind, inc. music and literature.)
Although I’m a painter I occasionally build small boxes with watch parts that have secret compartments or move so when I saw Michael Wright’s re-creation of the Antikythera Mechanism all I could think of was how fun it would be to figure out and build something like that. I also lust after the V&A’s collection of Renaissance locks and I love ‘Armada chests’, guess I have a thing for complicated bits of metal.
7) What is something you believe but cannot prove?
Hmm, thinking… Ok, it’s something about the connections/instant bonds between people, but I can’t even really put it into words right now.
8) What’s something you’re really good at?
I’m only good at useless things! Weaving, handwork, growing things, climbing trees, building dry stone walls, working with animals. I’m good at learning knots, that did come in handy when I was staying in a Buddhist monastery for a bit and they needed ornate knots to hang some gift scrolls.
9) What’s something you wish you were really good at?
Making money so I could travel more often to see all my family on various continents.
10) What is one question you wish you knew the answer to?
ONE question?! I have about 9835 on the tip of my tongue.
11) Imagine someone has given you a goat. Why have you been given a goat?
I was given a goat! It was some years ago and he was a cashmere goat, a wether, and he was given to me, along with an Araucana hen & rooster, to keep the resident cougar’s eyes off me when I was out in the garden. Momo arrived in the back of a small car and when I lifted him out all I could think of was how he smelled like goat cheese :) He was the sweetest thing and took walks with me and my blue heeler, but I should stop talking about goats now :)
Standard disclaimer that there’s no obligation to answer if you don’t want, and if you haven’t been tagged, please don’t feel left out. I’m curious about many of you who are following or whom I follow but I didn’t want to put any kind of pressure on anyone - especially those who are fairly quiet or don’t blog in English. If you see this and want to answer, feel free, especially since I didn’t tag a full eleven. Really.
(from bluecrowcafe: I just asked book questions recently and people were nice enough to answer, some publicly, some privately, so I’m not going to tag anyone, but I’d love to hear other people’s answers to outdarethenight’s questions if you want to, either publicly or privately, so pretend I tagged you!
Thank you outdarethenight! All the best, ..sio)