Get to Know – Mags Oldman
1. Do you have any unique hobbies? Unique? I guess that depends on perspective. I enjoy writing and blogging, all things pop culture (social media/movies/tv/music), getting my crafty on and geocaching when I’m out and about.
2. What is your favorite –
Book: Hmm – but the first book that really moved me was Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine. More recently, Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent.
Movie: So many in so many genres! From The Manchurian Candidate (the original) to The Matrix, Say Anything to Fight Club, and anything by Monty Python or the Christopher Guest troupe…I’m not sure I could really pick one!
Sport: Ha ha ha….I am so unsporty. 🙂 Although if I’m AT a game/match/event in person I always have a good time, regardless of the sport.
3. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be? The list is endless, but on the top of my list are Bhutan and Kenya.
4. What’s a funny story about you? The best are likely saved for another forum, but apparently when I was born my mold was well used. I have quite a few more than the standard seven doppelgangers in the world apparently, and have been mistaken for others often over the years. I even have one who lives in my local community and we have children the same age, who have attended the same schools, and participated in the same activities. We look so much alike that we have received commentary from our kids’teachers incorrectly, placed at wrong tables for events, provided incorrect information at our bank (at which neither of us bank yet after THAT), consistently, enthusiastically greeted by young children referring to us by the wrong name, and even heartily embraced by each other’s children unintentionally (well, we are both tall – so when they were little that’s not a huge stretch). But she wears short shorts. Every day. That’s how you tell us apart.
5. What is one thing that people may not know about you? That I used to host an MTV style television show back in the late 80s/early 90s that broadcast to hundreds of universities and colleges across the country, and locally in upstate NY called To the Batcave.
6. What was your favorite subject in school? Probably a tie between Creative Writing and Biology. And Social Studies. And Music. And Art. Even Math. I really liked school!
7. What was your first car? A 1982 Chevy Chevette with no rear view mirrors, a broken gas gauge, a dashboard that constantly had every indicator light lit, and you had to shift into neutral at stop lights and put one foot on the brake and rev the engine or it would stall.
8. What is your favorite dish? I prefer ceramic. LOL. No, JK. Anything anyone makes for me. Though I am partial to sushi, lo mein, New England clam chowder, and pizza. Go figure.
9. Wise Counsel or Word of Advice: While I have picked up quite a few tidbits of wisdom over the years, there are three phrases that come to mind: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Ghandi. (And that doesn’t mean you have move mountains to make a difference), an old Jewish proverb, “Blessed is he who plants a tree to provide shade for those he will never know.”, and an old Japanese proverb, “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”