I'm pleased to take part in one of those random questions things, after being tagged by writer pal Shelley Wilson ~ you can read her post HERE. She in turn was tagged by Claire from BrizzleLass Books ~ I shall tag a few people later, too...
Q1. Name a cartoon that you love.
There is no finer cartoon than South Park, ever. I've watched some of them nearly as many times as I've watched The Walking Dead.... I have Eric Cartman on my mantelpiece and keyring!
Q2. What is your favourite song right now?
I don't listen to the radio/watch music channels and have no idea what the popular music is these days, because about ten years ago I reached the point when I find chart/pop music mostly abhorrent (if you're younger than forty-five: you'll get there too, I promise!). In our house we listen to all sorts. Yesterday it was Rosemary Clooney. Lately, there's been a fair bit of AC/DC. Can never have too much. 😉
Film from 1970s of Let There Be Rock, which is one of my all time AC/DC faves... (note a few hours later: just found out that Malcolm Young has died...)
Q3. What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?
Watch The Walking Dead. Can and DO!
Q4. What is something that you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?
I'm always stumped by questions that ask me to reveal something fascinating about myself. I am possibly the most unfascinating person I know. I've done a whole bunch of stuff but nothing I would want to put in a blog questionnaire. Mostly, I just write. And read, and watch telly. Okay. My husband says that doing the washing is my hobby. It's true. I get a little bit excited when, say, I come home from a rare few days away and there are at least four loads to do. I love having all our clothes and bedding washed and ironed at all times. There. Told you it wouldn't be very interesting. And ps, it's the only domestic chore that I do much of!
Q5. What is your favourite, unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?
History. I read lots of non-fiction history, as well as the sort of historical fiction that teaches you about a time period (not the women in long dresses/castles/period unspecified historical romance type!). I also watch lots of historical documentaries, read articles, etc. Wish I'd developed the interest earlier and become a learnéd historian, or something.
Q6. What is something unusual you know how to do?
It’s not particularly unusual but (as per Shelley's answer), it's about the only thing I can do well that not everyone can. I am very good at stuff like logic problems, and games on my tablet that require logic, like backgammon and Plague Inc.
Q7. Name something that you’ve made in the last year.
Made? I don't make anything, except the bed! I'm not arty. I heat food rather than cook. A friend came to stay for three nights last May, and I was panicking over what the hell I was going to give her to eat. My sister has just stayed for three nights, too, and it was great, because she has the same attitude as me. She had fish fingers and broccoli, every night.
Q8. What is your most recent personal project?
I became a vegan a few months ago. I did so because I don't want to support the animal agriculture industry, which is the responsible for most of the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and, thus, a whole other bunch of crap things that are happening to the planet.
Q9. Tell us something that you think of often.
My dad, who died in September. Sorry, don't want to bring the mood of the post down, but it was my immediate answer. And they're often happy thoughts, remembering all the lovely things about him.
Q10. Tell us something that’s your favourite, but make it oddly specific.
I will do as Shelley did, and name my current favourite TV shows.
The Walking Dead - of course! A link to the many blog posts I've written about it HERE.
The Deuce ~ fabulous series set in early 1970s New York. James Franco, nuff said. 😋 Read more about it HERE
Currently watching Mindhunter, terrific series set in 1977, in which two FBI agents visit lots of serial killers....
Just finished watching Tin Star with the fabulous Tim Roth playing an alcoholic cop who you loathe more and more as the series unfolds...
(Please don't feel obliged to do this, it just means I'm suggesting it to you!)
My sister, Julia
My friend Andrea, because she has recently started up her blog again.
Book blogger chum Liz
Book blogger chum Abbie
Writer chum Georgia