Saturdays mornigs are a great time. Have some breakfast, fresh coffee, and read the paper. In The Guardian’s Weekend magazine they have a weekly piece in which they ask celebrities of questions, in which they try and provide a small snapshot of what they are like as a person.
I really like reading this, as, like all people in the 21st century, I worship at the font of celebrity. So I’m quite interested in what they have to say.
I thought I would have a go at this, and answer the questions that are posed to the celebs. I’d quite like to make this a regular thing, so here’s to a new writing challenge.
Here is this week’s edition if you’re interested – http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/oct/05/john-bishop-interview
What is your greatest fear?
What is your earliest memory?
Being with my grandparents at their house – being in my Grandpa’s workshop learning about different types of tools, or playing supermarket with my Grandma.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
My mum. She does so much for me, and my family. I’ve no idea how she does it with such grace and kindness.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I hate that my facial hair doesn’t extend more onto my face. I have beard envy.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Unless Michael Fassbender can free up his schedule..
What is your most unappealing habit?
Thinking that I know it all.
What is your favourite smell?
The smell after it’s rained.
What is your favourite word?
Fuck. It’s so versatile!
What is your favourite book?
War and Peace.
What is the worst thing anyone’s said to you?
Why are you even here?
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Kettle Chips crinkle cut steak flavoured crisps. And the music of Rihanna.
What does love feel like?
Like being punched in the heart, and wanting it to happen again.
What was the best kiss of your life?
Every first kiss.
What is the worst job you’ve ever done?
Being a paper boy. Getting up at half five on a Sunday, in the middle of January is not fun.
What’s been your biggest disappointment?
Missing out on a first class degree by two marks.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Back to the early 1800s to be a cavalry officer. All the birds, nice uniform and you get to fight the French.
What’s the closest you’ve come to death?
I’ve been nearly hit by cars more times than I can count.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Having someone to be happy with.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
Shelter from the Storm, by Bob Dylan.
How would you like to be remembered?
Just being remembered would be nice enough.