December 13, 2013 Sections
Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
CBC traffic reporter
1. If your house were on fire, heaven forbid, what's the one item contained within that you would try to take with you? (People, pets and computers not included.)
If my house was ravaged in flames, as sad as it sounds, I would probably rush to grab my record player. There's nothing nostalgic about it. It's not expensive or nice to look at, but for some reason, that's the first thing that came to my mind -- save the music! (I'd also use my free arm to carry out as many records as I could hold, from B.B. King, Jim Croce and Leon Russell to Sly and the Family Stone and Billy Joel).
2. What's the one clothing/fashion item you can't live without?
Anyone who knows me would be able to answer this instantly. It would be my tuques. I've got about eight different ones and whether I'm at work, at home, or out and about, I'm usually sporting a cotton cap. The best part is, it's always a crapshoot to find out what kind of tuque hair you have at the end of the day. It's never flattering.
3. What's your favourite knick-knack and why?
Is a Polaroid camera a knick-knack? Is it knick-knackish? I'm going to say yes. There's just something about a Polaroid photo that I love. (And if anyone can tell me where to find cheap Polaroid film nowadays, I would greatly appreciate it because the camera has been film-less for the last two years and I think it resents me for it.)
4. What's the oldest thing you own?
That would be my grandfather's multi-band radio, which can pick up radio stations from anywhere around the world. It was given to me when I was 15 years old so I could listen to a live broadcast of a Pearl Jam concert on an Atlanta radio station. I recorded the concert on a ghetto blaster that I set up next to the speaker. I then listened to it on my Walkman. Who needs Internet with innovation like that?
5. Describe your most beloved piece of furniture.
My bed. Hands down, my cosy, comfy, nap on me, sleep on me, don't move a muscle and enjoy the entire day bed. I live with my fiancé and we have her bed in the master bedroom and it just doesn't have the same feel. It smells nicer though, so that's a plus.
6. Is there an edible item we'll always find in your pantry or fridge?
Without a doubt, there will be oatmeal in my cupboard. I know, oatmeal, riveting stuff. But I can't go a day without it. Oatmeal with apples, almonds, raisins, granola and cinnamon all mixed in. I eat it every single day. It's my comfort food. I'm actually eating a bowl as I type this.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 30, 2013 E2