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Interview from alsatia
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Yep. It's the interview meme thing again. This time, a set of questions from alsatia. And same as last time -- if you want questions, ask.

1. Who is the first person, outside of your family, that you remember meeting? How old were you at the time? Are you still in contact with this person?

I honestly don't know. I can't remember ever not knowing some of my early school friends, or the other kids who lived on the same street as me. So one of them, I guess. Maybe Neil, or Kirsty? Probably the first person I actually remember the meeting of would be my speech therapist from the first time I had speech therapy, which would probably be when I was about 7 or so? I don't know. Maybe I could think of earlier if I scratched my head for a long while. And no, I'm not still in contact with any of them. Of the people who aren't my family or friends of my parent who I still have any sort of contact with, the one I've known longest is slovakia who I've known since I was 11. And of the people who I still have real regular contact, the one I've known the longest would probably be ccooke, who I first met in April 99 (although I didn't really know him then, so it's hard to say.

2. If you could eat only one food from each of the following categories for the rest of your life, what would you eat?
Grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, desserts, beverages (excluding water, you can have as much of it as you like).

OK, here we go...

Grains: Wheat. Or if that's cheating then I'll say bread. Life without bread would be hard.
Fruits: Cucumbers. Kind of a cheat, but I don't really eat a great deal of fruit, and an extra vegetable would be nice.
Vegetables: Potato. I was debating between this and a green vegetable before I relised I could take cucumber, but the humbe spud is wonderful.
Dairy: Cheese. Without question. I eat a huge amount of cheese. If I have to choose a single cheese, then I'll go for brie, since it's very vesatile.
Meats: Pig. Pig meat has been my favourite for as long as I can remember.
Desserts: I dunno. Something chocolate. Brownies, or cake or something.
Beverages: I almost exclusively drink water as it is, so I'm not really fussed. The only other things I ever drink are milk or hot chocolate. I'll take milk if I can use it in cooking, or hot chocolate otherwise.

3. When was the last time you went out of your way to help someone?

Depends on your definitions. By loose definitions, yesterday, but by definitions that I'd be happy with, the end of last term, where I stayed on campus longer than I otherwise would have done to help someone with some work. And this makes me sound very selfish, but I really don't have all that much contact with people at all.

4. What scientific discovery do you wish you could take credit for?

"The one I make in 10 years time that I win the nobel prize for" isn't a valid answer, is it? There are a whole lot of great scientific discoveries that I'd wish I could take credit for. To name just a few:

Maxwell's equations, Schroedinger's equations, the quantum nature of light, quantum-electrodynamics, evolution, heredity, DNA, the laser, imunisation, antibiotics, the electron, the transister, the periodic table, Newton's laws, general reativity...

If I can only pick one though, I'd take the discovery that the Earth revolves around the sun, because in a lot of respects, that was the start of the age of reason, and a triumph of science over entrenched traditional beliefs.

5. Do you believe people have an immortal soul / other non-physical aspect? If so, what do you think happens to that aspect after the physical body dies?

Mu. I don't know. I definitely think that There's Stuff That We Just Don't Understand, but whether that's just the mind as an emergent property of the brain, or whether it's something more than that, I don't know. I can see maybe an infinite field of spirit, with high concentrations of this being associated with consciousness, and then on death the spirit just drifts back into the all encompassing field. Something like that. I don't know. And I ought to stop saying "I don't know" but it's true. I just don't feel as if I'm doing this question justice.

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can I get interviewed? plzplzplz?

Why, certainly you can.

1. Who is the real Bethany? The Bethany that you are when there's nobody else around. What are you really like, down underneath it all?

2. What do you get out of doing support?

3. What was your first kiss like?

4. If you had to get a tatoo (I mean, had to; imagine a homicidal maniac pointing a gun at your head and threatening to kill you if you didn't) what would you get, and where?

5. If you could live for a day/week/month as someone or something else, while keeping your mind in tact, who or what would you want to be? Pick at least one person, and one animal to be.

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