I enjoyed reading Robert’s interview so much that I asked to play along. Here are the questions he sent me:
1. You’ve talked before about the American foodstuffs you miss. However, if you were to move back, what are the Australian ones you would feel like you would die without?
That’s a difficult one. I’m trying to think of what I eat now that’s distinctly “Australian” that I wouldn’t be able to get at home. I’m not a fan of Vegemite so much, but I love Tim Tams. (Those are a big hit whenever I sent some home.) Definitely Oporto’s Big Bondi burger. Sweet chili sauce. Roasted Jap pumpkins. Kangaroo fillet. There’s actually a lot more stuff I’d miss that I could technically get in the States, but not in the Midwest where I live. Things like good Thai food, macadamias, yum cha, ocean prawns, fresh mangoes, and a decent non-Starbucks cafe latte. Those are the things I’d really miss.
2. What is the one place in the world you have not travelled to yet, but would dearly love to?
Reykjavik. You know, the capital of Iceland. I don’t know why. I just like the sound of it. Ooh, and all those hot natural spring baths. Whenever I’d play RISK with my guy friends in college, my (albeit inevitably doomed) strategy was always “Defend Reykjavik.”
Read on for the other three questions…3. As another “Buffy” fan, how would you ideally liked to have seen the series end, or if a movie were to be made, the way it would continue?
Well, I’m not up to speed on the Angel storyline so I don’t know if it’s feasible, but I really, really would’ve liked Buffy and Angel to end up together eventually, preferably with him as, you know, mortal and all. I was always a big Buffy/Angel ‘shipper.
4. Which fairly recent book do you think is just begging for a movie to be made from it?
Dr. Atkins’s New Diet Revolution! Just kidding. Actually I think a filmed version of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi could be really good. I’d ditch the device of the author at the beginning and instead start with Pi meeting the Japanese guys at the end. Then have him tell his whole story, concluding with the ambiguity and the end. I’m tellin’ ya, that would blow people’s minds.
5. The question the world is dying to know: Who will be J. Lo’s FOURTH husband?
As long as Mr. Affleck doesn’t, like, revive his acting career in the meantime, I think he’ll finally succumb to the publicity potential and tie the knot. And then the Enquirer will reveal that he’s an alcoholic who wears a hairpiece. It’s all downhill for that boy.
If you want to play too, here are the rules:
1. Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed. (You kinda need to have a website, otherwise I won’t know who the heck you are.)
2. I will respond; Iâ€™ll ask you five questions.
3. Youâ€™ll update your website with my five questions, and your five answers.
4. Youâ€™ll include this explanation.
5. Youâ€™ll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.