Friday, 11 December 2009

Minnie on Normblog -


Jack Kerouac Rd has nothing to do with Minnie Beaniste. But I liked the place, (Right by City Lights Bookshop, San Francisco), and I like Minniebeaniste's blog, and the pictures she conjures with her writing. Link down there somewhere on me list. I also like her outlook on life, as evidenced by her super profile today on the blog of the great and wonderful Norman Geras - Normblog. HERE.
If she lived next door, we would probably spend a lot of time in each other's kitchens, drinking first coffee, then something more interesting - giggling like a couple of teenagers. (Er - What's that cackle I hear???)
Here are just a f ew of the questions and answers which tell me that I love this lady, a bit.
What is your favourite piece of political wisdom? > 'Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.' (Claud Cockburn)
What do you consider the most important personal quality? > Imagination, because without it there can be no creativity, no invention and no insight, empathy or compassion - no civilization, in fact.
What personal fault do you most dislike? > Greed.
She is more than generous, mentioning this funny little blog of mine, here. Minnie, Thank you!
These profiles are terrific. They do allow a glimpse of the person behind the screen - I know Norm sends out a whole raft of questions, and asks you to select the ones you want to answer. So the choice you make is also interesting!
I was 'done' last year - my profile is here. Some questions and answers chime rather well with yours, Min!
Congrats on your profiling. And I'm trumpeting it for you me dear, even if you won't.

3 comments:

minniebeaniste said...

Subject of post arrives here, blushing furiously (gurning madly, punching air with feeble fist, dancing jig and generally Not Acting Her Age): what can I say?
'Thank you', for a start - although that's not nearly enough.
Vanessa's right: if we lived anywhere near each other, I know I'd be in and out of her kitchen (+, I hope, she mine) as often as poss.
It's been a while since I read Vanessa's, so it hadn't occurred to me that our Normblog profiles might have points in common - it should have! Will now re-read yours when I visit his next (usually daily!) - and you're right: his blog's fab.
As is your blog and you, missus.
Min xx

minniebeaniste said...

PS Meant to confess you hit upon something, there: I love the Tarot!
PPS Do your cards, missus? Spesh off today ...

Vanessa Gebbie said...

I wish I had time to visit all my best places daily. If there were more hours- or if I didnt have to sleep, was like Maggie Thatcher and worked all night.
No strike that. I would not be MT for the world!