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TAG! I’m it – Friday Blog Meme

I’ve seen this one floating around the blogosphere for a week or so now, and was wondering when I’d get hit with it. Well, Matthew Collinge of the 604Homes Blog got me this morning.

A blog meme is kind of like the blog equivalent of a chain letter. There are 8 questions in this one; here we go!

1. Who is your favourite musical artist (post a YouTube video)?

Hard to say, really; I have so many. But I have a lot of respect for Ry Cooder. Being somewhat of an amateur guitarist, it’s hard to find another artist who’s influenced so many other great guitarists, wrote musical scores for films, played session music for so many other artists, and has an incredibly eclectic style, drawing influences from ragtime, folk, blues, soul, gospel, dustbowl, country, even Hawaiian slack-key. Hell, even The Tragically Hip quote “Get Ry Cooder to sing my eulogy” in At The Hundredth Meridian.

Here’s a clip of Ry Cooder’s Feelin’ Bad Blues.

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=aaRucuooafM">http://youtube.com/watch?v=aaRucuooafM</a>

2. Who’s your favourite artist (post a Flickr Photo)?

Probably Van Gogh.

3. Who is your favourite blogger?

I read a lot of blogs, but I think Dad Gone Mad Danny Evans makes me laugh the most. Seems like the kind of Dad I’ll be later in this great adventure.

4. If you could meet anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and what would be the most interesting thing about him or her?

Pierre Trudeau comes to mind. The guy was a rockstar as politicians go. Said what was on his mind, and showed grace through a turbulent time in Canada. I bet he’d have been fun to have a drink with.

There's another dead person I'd like to have met.

5. What did you want to be when you grew up?

I changed my mind a lot. Scientist, writer, lawyer, police officer were all possible career paths for me.

Scientist!

6. What is the most interesting piece of trivia you know?

Well, those that know me well know I’m a repository of useless facts. My dream is to be a contestant on Jeopardy! because I know all those facts would come in handy. The most interesting piece of trivia I know would probably have to be that SCUBA diving has approximately the same accident rate as bowling.

7. If you could live at any point in history, what would it be and why?

Probably the 60’s to late-70’s. The music, social change, and whole counterculture thing would have been awesome to witness first-hand. Most of the music I listen to was written in that time.

Far out!

8. What is the most interesting job you’ve ever held?

For three years I worked aboard cruise ships as a diving/snorkeling/watersports instructor and a shore excursions representative. I think there’s no better way to make sure you never want to go on a cruise later in life than to work aboard one for a few years. It was a fun way to save some money, but I don’t miss it!

There. Done. Now, I know I’m supposed to meme 6 or 8 other people, but I think I’m the last person to get this, so I won’t. Feel free to answer it as a Facebook note, or on your own blog and link to it on the comments.

Have a super weekend!

Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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  • You’re a diver? Do you ever do cold water diving here on the island? It’s absolutely fantastic.

  • Hi Womp, thanks for the comment.

    Yes, most of my diving has been done right here in BC. I learned to dive off Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver when I was 15. I got all my training in Vancouver (where I used to live), and taught somewhere in the neighbourhood of 150-200 people when I was teaching before leaving for the tropics on the cruise ships. Sadly, since I moved to the Island three years ago, I think I’ve only been on one dive. I really need to get back into it!