Monday, August 01, 2005
Tag, I'm It
I was recently tagged by the lovely Beth of the fabulous blog Cup of Coffey to answer five random questions that may reveal disturbing truisms about me. Don't hate me because I love Little House on the Prairie.
So here are Beth's questions, with my answers, and then I will tag five others -- and you ladies likely know already who you are.
1. Who was your Tiger Beat crush?
This is a tough one for me. I didn't really go for teen heartthrobs. I was obsessed with Swedish athletes as a teenager -- namely, Bjorn Borg, the famous tennis legend, and Borje Salming, a sad-faced defenceman on the Toronto Maple Leafs. The only movie star I was insanely hot for was a young Richard Gere, but he really didn't grace the pages of Tiger Beat -- that was all Scott Baio, David Cassidy, Leif Garrett, Peter Brady territory, guys who didn't do much for me. (Strangely, however, I am now into the Scott Baio reality show and suddenly understand the massive chick appeal). My musical crush was Elvis Costello, way back when he was a skinny geek. Again, he didn't often show up in Tiger Beat. And yes, I still find all of those four -- Borg, Salming, Gere and Costello -- extremely cute, even though Salming looks like a Nordic basset hound.
2. You’re the new hot voice out there, and everyone wants to play with you. Who do you pick to play in your backup band?
Stuart Copeland on drums simply because he despises Sting and so do I, and they say the key to any happy relationship is disliking the same people. New Order's Peter Hook on bass because New Order is possibly the best bass band ever and he's the master. Noel Gallagher of Oasis or Johnny Marr of the Smiths on guitar -- I simply can't choose between the two. Zia McCabe, the girl from the Dandy Warhols, on keyboards because she is adorable and fantastic. Jeff Tweedy of Wilco singing backup and doing whatever else he wanted to do, actually. Same goes for Ryan Adams. And Prince.
3. What's your favourite curse word? How often do you use it?
I just can't get enough of the F-word, due mostly to its amazing versatility, and I use it far, far too often.
4. What’s your guilty pleasure TV show, the one you’re almost embarrassed to admit you watch?
Any country's version of America's Next Top Model, the Brady Bunch and Little House on the Prairie re-runs. What I wouldn't give to have my own prairie homestead with a cow to milk every morning, a pie to bake, a clothesline for my linens and a fire burning in the woodstove on a cold winter's morning while Pa and the young 'uns whittle and darn socks .... oh my ....
5. Which is your very favorite bauble?
The pretty two-stone ruby ring my late father gave me for my 16th birthday.