Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Deadly Nightshade Profile #1:Fierce Bambi
So the Nightshades are going to be posting individual profiles for the next week or two, and I decided for mine I would fill out 'The Proust Quiz' from Danielle at www.finalfashion.ca. I added a few questions at the beginning as well to make it more 'Bike' related.
Gang Name: Fierce Bambi
Bike Name: Lady in Red
Type of Bike: Cherry Red folding Norco that belonged to my boyfriends mom in the eighties.
Best thing about biking?
Feeling like you're in a bubble, floating through the city.
Best bike route?
Down Portland to the lake, then along the lakeshore to High Park, then into High Park for a few beers.
What is your chief characteristic?
Enthusiasm for everything. Fashion, books, music, art, politics, everything. I absorb everything, and then I digest it and turn it into something new.
What is your main fault?
What are your favourite qualities in a man?
Compassion, insight, good manners, ambition.
And in a woman?
Compassion, insight, good manners, ambition, style.
Who is your favourite historical figure?
George Washington and Anais Nin. They seem very different but in reality they were both interested in resisting oppression. He was just interested in freedom on a bigger scale, and she was interested in freedom on an individual level. It's important to understand and to have both.
Who are your favourite heroes in real life?
Ron Paul, Karl Lagerfeld.
If not yourself, who would you be?
What is your idea of happiness?
A bottle of OE, my bike, a ghetto blaster and some friends. Mucking around on the back fourty. Bonfires. Making art. Making other people happy.
What is your idea of misery?
Where would you like to live?
Treehouse, Earthship, Giant Mushroom or House Boat.
What talent do you wish you were gifted in?
For what fault have you the most tolerance?
Who is your favourite painter?
J.W. Turner, John Singer Sargent, Thrush Holmes, Robert Rauchenberg.
What is your favourite colour?
Black. It never gets dirty.
What do you hate most?
Do you have a motto?
Step one - matching jackets. Step three - take over the world.
What would you like to do right now?
Scrape out my bike.