Culture Vulture Express was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by Nicole from the wonderfully interesting blog Barrier Island Blues. Make sure to check out their blog and once again thank you Nicole for this kind award. 🙂
Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:
-Thank the blogger who nominated you.
-Answer the 11 questions asked.
-Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
-List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
What is your blog about?
Culture Vulture Express is basically about a bit of everything from the cultural spectrum. There is a lot of fiction and poetry on it and quite a lot about social issues. It’s really a mixture of a lot of things.
If you could have an answer to just one universal question, what would you want to know?
I think I’d want to know why there is still so much prejudice in the world. Part of me thinks I know the answer to that. Power. And when I look at the history of prejudice that seems to be the answer. But as I’m a good person, not perfect but good nonetheless, I don’t think I’ll ever fully understand why it exists and what people actually get bar hardness of heart from wanting to have power over other people.
What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
My favourite thing would be to keep warm on the sofa with a hot waterbottle in my Pjs while either watching TV, reading or writing. Yes, I love my comforts!
What is your favorite season of the year?
Spring. It was my late father’s favourite season too. I love seeing all the newborn lambs running around. My birthday also falls in Spring too so I’ve got to stay loyal.
What frightens you?
Prejudice frightens me just because of the evilness of it. The idea of me not doing enough against it frightens me too. I’m also frightened of rats or the rodent family in general, snakes and any kind of daredevil performance act like knife throwing even though I can appreciate the skill involved in such acts. I’m also both frightened and excited at the same time by the future because I don’t know what lies ahead.
If you could recommend just one book for your fellow bloggers to read, what would it be?
My favourite book is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Though as of yet I haven’t did a review of it on my blog here, I did review it for the LGBT Irish magazine Eile Magazine that I write for. The book is a classic with so much depth and humour too. I think people think Oscar Wilde and think high-brow but his writing is actually very accessible.
What animal fascinates you the most, and why?
Dogs. I adore them. They are my favourite animals. I had a dog called Cookie who sadly died in 2010 and he was so bright. My Mum always used to wonder what was in his head because he always seemed so alert to everything. So it fascinates me what goes on in their heads and what they think of all us crazy humans!
What is your earliest memory?
I can sort of remember memories from when I was six of drinking 7Up and of also rummaging through stuff in the house like a nosy, sorry curious, little child. My earliest fuller memories come from when I was eight. The first was when I was reading books on the floor and Cookie came to join the family residence. He walked all over the books and I instantly adored him. He had a gentleness and a mischief about him. There was some sad memories from that year too as my Granny on my Mum’s side, my Grandad on my Dad’s side and my Granny on my Mum’s side’s sister all died within a short period of each other. I had never met my Grandad on my Dad’s side but the three deaths were a very sad time.
Though I’m an Atheist now, I was raised Catholic so another of my earliest clearer memories are of the run-up to and the day of my Communion. Me, my Dad, my Mum and my Sister had a lovely meal in a local chipper in Oldcastle where I originally come from called The Windmill that day. Later that night, we had a house party at home while watching the Eurovision which Dana International won with her song Diva.
What do you usually think about first when you wake up in the morning?
Probably my books most mornings. My mind is on the alert most of the time for ideas for my books. My Mum and Sister always know when I’m thinking of my stories as I momentarily go into the world of the story. My characters actually have conversations with each other in my head. If I was in any other profession someone would probably lock me up!
Where is your favorite place to be?
Any time I spend with my family is fantastic or typing or writing my stories and pieces. Wherever I’m doing either of those things I’m happy.
If you could spend one day with a person from history who would it be?
There’s so many people! Writers like Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie, Brendan Behan, Truman Capote, Harper Lee and Tennessee Williams. Or activists like Emily Pankhurst, Harvey Milk and Rosa Parks. Or people in music like Freddie Mercury, Phil Lynott, David Bowie, Janis Joplin and Marc Bolan. And in fashion I love Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge. Sorry, slight dodge of the question with so many but I suppose I’d have to get a lot of trips to meet people sorted if it was possible. There’s actually so many more I can think of too but I’ll stop there. 🙂
What is your blog about?
Who would you like to play you in a film of your life?
What is the thing you are most passionate about?
What is your favourite TV show?
Who do you admire most and why?
If you could take three things to a desert island, what would you take?
Which character in a book, TV show, film, play, etc … do you relate to most?
What is the first thing on your bucket list?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Love or money?
What is your hopes for the future?