1) Friday was April Fool’s Day. Did you pull any pranks? Did anyone put anything over on you? I didn’t and usually don’t. Thankfully, no one pranked me either.
2) The practice of playing tricks on one another on April 1 dates back at least to the 14th century and Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales includes a mention of it. Geoffrey Chaucer has been called England’s greatest poet. Quote a bit of poetry for us. (It doesn’t have to be English, or great.) I collect poetry with the word “bone” in it. Here is a favorite of mine:
3) Beatle Paul is a huge Elvis fan and is happy to own the bass that was played on Elvis’ 1954 recording of “That’s All Right, Mama.” Tell us about one of your prized possessions. My Prince collection. I’ve been collecting his music since 1979. I have vinyl, cassettes, CDs and all of his movies. I also have several posters and magazines where he appears on the cover. And the highlight of my collection is a concert ticket when I saw him in concert Wilmington NC back in 1997.
4) In contrast to his easygoing persona, Sir Paul has been described by former band mate Ringo Starr as strong willed and “determined to get his own way.” Do you consider yourself strong willed and determined? Or are you more easy going? I am fairly easy going unless someone ruffles my feathers.
5) The Beatles once bought a Greek island, planning to live and record there, but sold it after a few months because it started to seem like a bad, expensive idea. Tell us about a purchase that gave you buyer’s remorse. That only happened when I bought shoes online. I never got a pair that fit right. I’ve learned to only buy them when I can try them on.
6) Legend has it that the Beatles officially broke up in Disney World. John Lennon was staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort when he received and signed the court papers that dissolved the group. Have you ever conducted business while on vacation? Not really business, but I did working holidays while in college for Spring breaks, usually preparing for finals.
7) George Harrison loved puttering around in the garden and dedicated his autobiography to “gardeners everywhere.” Do you have a green thumb? I do. I can usually get everything to grow for me but ivy.
8) Ringo regrets not having saved more Beatles memorabilia, which he realizes now would be worth a fortune. Are you a pack rat? Not really. I have collections of a few things like books, anything with a raven on it, some music and dvd collections.
9) Random question: Which do you prefer, Girl Scout cookies or Boy Scout popcorn? Neither – diabetic, so I cannot have the GS cookies. Can’t eat popcorn because the kernels always get stuck in my teeth.