1) Were you always a smarty-pants, or did it happen over time?
I knew my brain worked faster than my teachers, I also knew they had a substantial head-start, so I couldn’t just tell them they were wrong and leave it at that. I had some catching up to do first. I did tell them that they were boring though.
2) You grew up in Thatcher’s England, which was a) terrifying, and b) quite shit, but there must have been some fun times. What’s your favourite childhood memory?
Climbing up mountains in Skye, feeling some fresh air, and getting away from everyone in Britain. I was a kid and didn’t realise it at the time, but it got me thinking that things did not have to be the way they where and with a bit of effort on my part, things might end up not quite shit.
3) You and the lovely Andrea are quite phenominal acrobats. What’s your favourite thing to do, acrobatics-wise, and why?
Butterfly roll down on tissu with a double wrap on the upper part of the tissu. It’s slip knotted round my hips, I’m horizontal, no hands and you control the roll down just by shifting your weight. It’s a cross between flying, balancing, and the world’s hardest core exercise, all in one.
4) When are you and Joel going to join up and create the NZ version of SkyNet?
By Skynet do you mean hot, hot love? That’ll be when ‘s dreams come true. If you mean the killer robot army that devastates humanity? That’ll be when I’ve got the replicating selective laser sinter machine running and he’s cracked the hard AI problem. So about five-ten years, I think. When it kicks off, you’ll most likely be dissembled for your constituent atoms, so enjoy those years, k?
5) You’ve known me for a lot of years, and have gotten closer to me than most people. What’s your favourite memory of us?
That time we had Adventures! Oh wait… that hasn’t happened yet. But it will.