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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

An Interview from Thistle

I just read an interview meme over at Of Thistles and Maple Leaves. Thistle had some really interesting answers to the questions she was given, which of course encouraged me to give it a go.

Thistle sent me the following 5 questions... I asked for it! Too late to turn back now!

1) Are you a native bluenoser? If not, where else is home to you? If you are native, favourite beach EVER in NS and why?

Yup, born and raised right here in Halifax. What I like about living her in Halifax, NS is it has a nice relaxing flow, close to the ocean, lots of great scenery, but also access to city life. The down side is the weather can be a bit of a drag, especially in winter, but then, most places have their own weather woes that they have to deal with.

It's a toss up. Crystal Crescent is a 10 minute drive from where I live; it's a beautiful stretch of fine white sand, beautiful surf but it's too bloody cold to swim in. Then there is Beach Meadows that is 1 1/2 drive up the shore, long stretch of sand, no surf but the water is just warm enough to take a quick dip.

2) What person (dead or alive) would you most like to have three hours to sit and chat over a Tim Hortons with? What would you ask them?

I would have to say my grandmother (maternal). Just recently I was given some information about my grandmother that suggests she may not have had such an easy life growing up. I would like to have at LEAST three hours to sit and listen to her, learn about where she grew up and what life was like for her. I think my grandmother had a lot of heartache she kept hidden behind her kind smile. I miss her.

3) I love all your pictures...Did you go to art school or are you a self taught natural? Do you work in other mediums also? Do you have a favourite piece of work? ***Insert picture of it here__________***

First of all, thank you ... I really love taking pictures and appreciate the compliments people give! Photography is just a hobby for me, I just love to capture the moment, or scenery, or expression - always have a camera with me wherever I go. I have been thinking about taking some classes at the community college this spring and summer though.

One of my more recent favorites is this shot of my oldest Courtney

4) Do you have an ultimate art project that you would like to work on and care to share what it is? If you don't want to reveal info about it, but you haven't started working on it, what's holding you back?

I have an idea for a project but I think I'll wait to tell all the details at a later date. It will be time consuming and I really don't have that kind of time right now, maybe in the spring.

5) What is the craziest thing you did when you were younger that you can confess to?...

Oh wow! I was quite the wild one when in my teen years... Ok, when I was 14 - 15 (ish) I fell in with a bad crowd. I was with them one night when the boys broke into a crown victoria, hot-wired it and we cruised around the city all night and ditched it in a wooded path... (you live, you learn - Right?)

or if you prefer...

5) If there was absolutely nothing standing in your way, what would you like to do, above all other things? time travel back to another year...eliminate some world event happening...become immortal...spend a day as an eagle etc...

I'm going to answer this one as a bonus question because it relates to #5...
I would travel back to September 1982 -- See question #5 (above)

PS. Not all my friends back then were hooligans. I did have some really great friends who I still keep in touch with :)

Thank you Thistle... that was fun and they were really great questions!

And now the rules for this little meme…which is a challenging one by the way because you just don’t know what’s coming your way….
If you want to participate:

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
3. You will update your blog with the 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 ask them five questions.

(*Note: If you would like an interview, you should leave an email address that I can send the questions to. If you don't, I will have to post the question as a comment in your blog)


Lee said...

I have not been reading here long, but I am really enjoying your blog, and I LOVE THIS IDEA!!

I don't know if asking "interview me" is easier not knowing me or by knowing me, but I really like this idea. If you can, send me five questions ... I'm happy to pass along five :)

Pseudo said...

I loved reading your answers and getting more insights on you Jack. And the photo of your daughter is lovely.

You're right, thistle does have a knack for asking good qustions.

Pseudo said...

PS Loved the answer about your grandmother. If I had read it before I did mine, I might have copied yours as I miss my grandma still.

Jack said...

I appreciate that Lee! I would love to interview you. I'll email your 5 questions asap :)

Jack said...

Thanks Phhhst, this really was a fun exercise to do wasn't it!

Shadow said...

from what i have seen here, you live in a beautiful place, so unless forced, i'd have been a born and bred'er (no such word i know...) too. where's 'bluenoser' come from?????

you are certainly a natural when it comes to photography and thanks for sharing your talent here. your daughter is real beautiful!

lovely game this is indeed!

Jack said...

Thank you Shadow!
A bluenoser is someone who comes from Nova Scotia. The phrase takes its name from the infamous Bluenose ship, a racing clipper which never lost a race.

Amber said...

What a great shot of your oldest, so beautiful!
Funny, I don't recall the water in NS being cold, but I guess when you're a kid you don't pay much attention tot hat stuff. I do recall the smell of skunks was everywhere, as were the jelly fish.
What a terrific interview :O)

cheatymoon said...

Don't know how I missed this - I think I read it in my reader and failed to comment.
Great interview, Jack. Your daughter is so pretty and what a great shot.
I'm interested to hear about your upcoming project!