stalkingsilence provided me with seven questions:
- What is your current favourite song?
- I think "Shake it Out", by Florence + The Machine. It's ludicrously catchy, anyway.
- What is your ultiamate comfort food?
- Galumptious Mac and Cheese, or maybe a bit too much Bridge Mixture. But there is lots of good comfort food out there, so it is hard to choose.
- What book are you currently reading? Or what book would you like to read but haven't yet?
- I just finished The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood. It was a fun read; I think the characters were more relatable and had more interesting problems than in Oryx and Crake, but Atwood was still having the same sort of parody-dystopia-building fun.
- What's your favourite part of being a dad?
- Being a toddler amusement park is pretty fun, and so is realizing that my learning curve is starting to catch up with his (for now).
- Favourite Canadian museum that you've visited?
- I have a soft spot of the National Gallery. When I didn't live here, I would take a couple of hours to visit it almost every time I came up. I should go back more often now that I live here. It's too bad it isn't free like it used to be — it's a bit of a disincentive, particularly if I may be with an awake toddler with a short attention span, to pay by the visit. Maybe they could charge by the hour!
- Describe the best holiday you ever had.
- I think our cross-country train trip (wow, I didn't really blog that — here are some pictures, behind Facebook security in Elizabeth's account) may have been a once-in-a-lifetime thing.
- What does a typical day off for you look like?
- Breakfast could be the usual toast or baked goods, coffee and juice, or Elizabeth might make biscuits or pancakes. I'll manage to get some unstructured time to myself for reading or Internetting while Elizabeth and Oscar take a nap. I'll take Oscar with me on some errands to give Elizabeth a break to practice music. We may go as a family off to some happening out of the house, and we'll almost certainly get some Oscar playtime. I'll catch up on laundry, cat boxes and other chores, and Elizabeth will probably clean a bit and get the dishes under control. It's usually a pretty low-key sort of day off, but it's a nice change of pace.
If you want some questions to get your writing juices flowing, let me know in the comments!