I have tracked it back to the (recent) source.
I am being interviewed by Debby, who was interviewed by Rhubarb, who was interviewed by Frogdancer, who was interviewed by Sanna, who was interviewed by XUP, who was interviewed by Nat, who was interviewed by Princess of the Universe, who was interviewed by Avitable who dug it up out of his archives from years ago...
1. If you had a magic wand, and could change one thing in the world, what would that be.
Intolerance - I am totally intolerant of intolerant people - and I think I would be able to tackle the biggies of war, famine, crime and pestilence under this umbrella - or at least, this swish of a magic wand...
2. If you had a magic wand and could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Oh - is it bad that I can find more things to change about me than I can about the world, and therefore this question is harder than the first?
Hmm, one thing, one thing - so I will have to squish down the thighs issue and possibly put the whole bank account on the backburner while I look at my insecurities.
I would like to wave the magic wand and get over myself a little. Be able to grasp a few dreams and stop letting me get in the way of myself.
3. What's the funniest thing that has ever happened to you in your life?
My goodness - that puts you on the spot. Have you ever tried to think of that ONE THING? I can say the funniest thing that happened to me on New Year's Eve between the hours of 6 and 7 - would that work?
We were having dinner - 'Salina, V, 'Salina's cousin BPC and myself - and having intelligent conversation - as you do, especially when dining with 9 year old BPC because when trying to define BPC, the word intelligent is one of the first.
Anyhoo, munching on hot dogs (hey, its NYE and fireworks are due soon and we did have a salad and oh - you weren't judging me...) and BPC says to V "do you ever get indigestion, V?"
After a negative and more intelligent conversing and munching and some time passes before BPC says to V "its amazing you don't get indigestion, V, because you take humungous mouthfuls and you only chew like 24 times and you should chew 27 otherwise you will get indigestion."
Neither he nor 'Salina could see why we cracked ourselves up so much at this observation offered.
Maybe you had to be there...
4. If you had to pick a defining moment in your life, what would that moment be?
Darn - do I have to answer any question with a redefinition of the question?
(alternate 4th question: If you want to see Jeanie good and mad, just ______________________. How would your family finish that sentence?
Ah - much much much easier - "use a leafblower".
5. Best book you've ever read in your life?
Can I change this one a bit also?
I am a voracious reader - have been since it clicked what reading was all about at the age of six - and I have long lost count of the number of books that have redefined me just by reading them.
During primary school I prided myself on having read most everything on every shelf - and taught the little kids to read when I had annoyed my own teacher too often.
During boarding school, I broke the record for the number of library cards fully used up.
From Robert the Rose Horse read with my mother, through The Plum Rain Scroll read by our teacher at primary school and the absolute devastation of On the Beach - I wept reading that and couldn't work out people walking around normally. "The Longest War: Sex Differences in Perspective" got me fired up as a fledgling feminist, Jitterbug Perfume is my Tom Robbins book (everyone should have a favourite Tom Robbins) and I recently reread Eva Luna - something I tend to do at least once a year - but these are only a few of my "bests"!!
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