Thursday, November 09, 2006

Me In A Nutshell

Haha. This image with the following text ran in Tsunami mag this month for their contributor profile box.

If you can be bothered, perhaps you'd like to answer the non-Tsunami related questions in the comments box. I think that would be nice.

Anyway, hello. This is me-in-a-nutshell.


Name: Grumpy

Age: Ageless. I am immortal. Seriously.

Star sign: The fish one.

Religious beliefs: Religion is silly, in a bad way.

Area of expertise at Tsunami: If a reader snorts beverages out through their nose whilst reading my Grumpy column, then my work here is done.

Day Job: Freelance writer. (Also part time extra, cook, shop-owner)

Dream Job: Freelance writer, but with a livable income.

Turn ons: British and Spanish accents. Ouch... and my girlfriend’s Australian accent.

All time favourite band/artist/album: Impossible to answer. Being immortal I have seen and heard a LOT of amazing shit in my time.

All time favourite movie: Withnail & I

All time favourite director: Bruce Robinson made Withnail & I. He is a legend.

All time favourite author: Varies, but Peter Carey, Raymond Carver, Carl Hiassen, Patrick White, Don Delillo and Douglas Adams are all up there.

Night haunts: Independent theatres as I’m often a theatre critic, but also the bush because I heart doof.

Hobbies: Writing short stories; neglecting my mountain bike; vowing to take up distance running again; drinking alfresco and observing the passing parade of fashion victims.

Pets: I had two cats. They died. It made me sad. I am currently petless.

How do you have your coffee? It varies according to my mood. If this says something about my personality, I don’t want to know about it.

Favourite food: I do this thing with slow-cooked lamb shanks, vegetables and mashed potato that has made people weep with its perfection...

Favourite quote: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Douglas Adams.

What shits you? Small minded people with big mouths.

Thoughts on Tsunami Mag? A cool mag put together with love by cool people. It follows that all of Tsunami’s readers are cool too.


Margarita Milongita said...


Anonymous said...

I hate those things where the person answers the questions with cute answers and you don't really get an idea of what the person is really like.

gin said...

now i'm trying to figure out if quick's answer's are cute or not. But anyway, what I was going to say, is siamese fighting fish rock as a non-pet. they try to challenge you to a dual everytime you get close to their tank and they like doing headstands...

Quick said...

Somebody get Margarita Milongita some scrubbers! Apparently she wants to do some scrubbing! LOTS OF VIGOROUS SCRUBBING!!!!!

Nice point, anonymous. The one on the top of your head, I mean.

No more pets, Gin. They make me sad when they die.