Interviews of the Not So Rich and Famous - Ep 16 - The Sock Queen

Monday, September 29, 2008
My favourite knitter. I can't remember how I cam across Heather's blog originally or if she found me first. Either way, I've been tuning in regularly to compare weather forcasts with our rivals to the south, stare enviously at her vacation shots from the Homeplace Ranch, or wonder how she gets her socks to stay up for almost as long as I've been blogging myself. Heather's got a wicked fascination with Aliens, a houseful of adorable cats, and she's pretty darned amusing. However she's the epitome of evil when it comes to Scrabble and you don't want to fall victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a knitter when homemade socks are on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha... *thud*

1. Name, favourite wool, what leg do you put in your pants first?
Heather, Super Soxx, and left leg (which is weird, because I'm right handed. Or is it? Google has no answer for me.

2. What is the fascination you have with making and wearing homemade knit socks? What's so special about them?
I'm not really sure. I've created this strange mythos of being self-sufficient (at least sock-wise) in the event of apocalypse or world ruin by way of zombies. See, the world falls apart. I make socks. Conceivably, once all of the existing sock supplies are foolishly squandered or simply run out, my position within our strange, post-zombie horde world will be elevated. Of course, sheep and spinning wheels need to survive the ruination. It's not a perfect plan, I'll admit. But while we wait for the time of zombie trials and tribulations, I do like having warm socks, and I especially like giving them as presents.

3. How did you come up with the name of your blog, Lectio?
There was a time when I was convinced that I'd have a literary type blog, and I took 'lectio' for the latin verb 'to read.' The kind with interesting book reviews and pithy, one-sided discussions of lit theory and post-modernism. Also, 'lectio' is easy to write on forms that ask for your email address...no descenders to hang below the line.

4. What is another word for Thesaurus?
Book of Plenty

Edit: That's three words...


5. You've been hired to write the next installment in the Alien Movie franchise (yes, many of my fellow bloggers are HUGE fans). Give us the title and plot outline. Will Ripley return from the dead yet again?
Sadly, no...unless it was in a flashback type thing. No, her picture might appear on a vid-screen much the way the former cast did on Aliens, but I can't, in good conscience, put Ripley back on the screen. The cloning fiasco was a bit too far-fetchd for me, and Amanda McClaren didn't have children...so really, that kills the possibility of Ripley's descendents from taking the screen.Ideally, I'd like to tell the story of what happened on LV-426 in the days before the Colonial Marines arrived. I could see Dakota Fanning or her sister cast as Newt - the accent might be a problem, but it would be believable. I'd love to see what actually happened to Marachek, John J (remember? he had a face-hugger surgically removed, and died soon after). What about those barricades the colonists tried to put in place? Were they taken one at a time, or in groups? I think you could build a strong plot around that - who was the last person taken before Newt was truly alone? I'd love to tell that story...really build up that sense of fear and hopelessness. As for title...hmm. Perhaps Aliens: LV-426.

Edit: What a fabulous idea! I think I should put you in touch with Shea and Adam and you could work on developing this together further! But only if you promise I'll have a great part with the most memorable lines ...

6.You're in charge of naming your new band. What's the name, what kind of music do you play, and what's the name of the first album?
Err...I'm not sure. Music? Probably something kind of folksy. I'd let the band decide what to call it, I think.

7. Favourite philospher of all time? How would they answer that age-old philosophical debate: Who put the bomp in the bomp-a-bomp-a-bomp Who put the ram in the ram-a-lam-a-ding-dong?
Probably Baudrillard, because he's just so darn inscrutable. His answer would probably go something like this: there is no bomp. The bomp presumes a universe of signs, the reality of which is unexaminable. It is meaningless except as a sign of the value of an object within a larger set of systems and values.

8. The newest edition of the Dr. Horrible Sing-A-Long Blog is going to beging shooting and you've been offered a part. Who are you playing and what's her story?
ME! Me! I'll learn to sing and dance, if only to be on stage with Dr. Horrible. I must. Maybe I could play Conflict Diamond. I could see Dr. Horrible taking on corporate greed and the blood gem markets of the world. It's the kind of thing he would do.

9. Due to your fabulous interior design skills, you've been asked to decorate a torture chamber. What does the wallpaper look like?
Kittens and rainbows.

Edit: You are truly evil.


10. You're quite the renaissance woman: knitter, philosphopher, computer genius, horsewoman. How could you combine all of these to become world famous?
You know, I'm still trying to figure all of that out. Those online job boards don't seem to have that as a category.

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