Complete A-Z of Mandi Apple
30 and a half.
Friends: Alex, Michael, Elise;
the Girls Named Captain, the most badass cool girl-gang this side
of Russ Meyer.
C-Choice of Meat/Fish/Protein:
Cheese. Does cheese count?
Had it, in the wilds of Iceland
Not had it, would love to go to Japan. Mind you,
nearly falling in a geysir
was quite exciting, as was trying to get out of
Lagoon in sub-zero temperatures in a wet swimsuit feeling my hair
freeze solid on my head.
F-Favorite Food: Vegetarian
sushi, teriyaki tofu, shiitake mushrooms, mung
bean noodles and vegetable tempura - one of Alex's feasts!
G-Greatest Accomplishment: Getting
my Reiki 2 degree. Getting my Philosophy degree. Getting a job with both
of those on my CV!
H-Happiest Day of Your Life:
Alex and I's wedding.
I-Interests: Music, graphics
and art (looking and doing), site-building, writing,
parapsychology, horror films, manga (especially Junko
Mizuno's wild art), anime, Reiki, tattoos/piercings,Neolithic
monuments, sculpture (looking and doing too), house plants, collecting
wildlife, shopping :)
J-Joke: An old one, but I still
Q: What's the difference between a duck?
A: One of its legs is both the same.
It's very Zen.
L-Love: Love is good. Uncle
Bob Pollard said so. Alex, my folks, my friends, and bunny rabbits.
M-Most Valued: Alex and my
folks, my Romany
heritage, the beautiful 1920's
ruby and emerald ring my nan left me in her will which I've loved since
was a little bunny and which brings back lovely memories.
N-Name: Amanda Kristjen Collingridge
nee Tweedy aka Mandi Apple.
Try saying that after a few beers.
O-Outfit You Love: My new Junko
Mizuno Kinoko-girl shirt, comfy combats and my Yosuke enormous soled black/cyan
trainers, or my purple hi-top Converse
which I've had since I was 15 and are only just collapsing now.
P-Pizza Toppings: 4 cheeses,
garlic, corn, onions, peppers, mushies and artichoke.
Q-Question Asked To You the Most:
"Why do you dress like that?"
R-Radio Station: XFM,
if we go somewhere other than Wiltshire - we live in a true radio blackspot
where all you can get is farmers' channels and the World Service, if you
hold a fork up on the roof at the right time of day. Jonathan
Ross's Saturday show on Radio 2 is great, when we can get it.
S-Sport: Gymnastics, showjumping,
ice-skating, field hockey (all when I was young). I still like to watch
gymnastics on telly. Does playing Vib-Ribbon
on the Playstation 2 count as a sport? If not, it really should :)
T-Television Show: Saiko-Exciting,
the Teenage Witch, Powerpuff
U-Ur Favorite Bands: Guided
By Voices, Zita Swoon,
Sigur Ros, Ghost,
Thin White Rope,
Acid Mothers Temple,
System of a Down,
I prefer DVD. At the moment, it's either Ring
by Nakata Hideo, Kairo/Pulse
Activity: Hibernating in a cardboard box stuffed with straw.
Tidbit Abt You: I have a missing rib. Fact!
Lots of odd things happened in 2000. Spent most of it drunk with Elise,
and then I got married. Good things, bad things, weird things and mundane
things, much like any other span of 365 days.
Sign: Uranian-Aquarius, or Water Rat if you like the Chinese