Fact: We are increasingly enjoying answering questions from our blogging community. It is so much fun! We would like to thank The Parmigiana Whisperer for nominating us for the Liebster Award. It is one of our favorite blogs – food, history, and humor – what we love rolled into one. We really appreciate your generosity in describing our blog, too:
these guys are the freshness, the idealism, the self care, the respect for the others: every post is a concentrate of what we all need in your lives, and I am so grateful that our paths crossed
And finally, below is our short Q&A that came with this nomination:
What is your star sign?
Markus: Capricorn. It is said to have to do with Saturn, which is funny because my name is Markus.
Micah: I asked Markus to look up what a star sign means. I am Libra. What is that?
What is your favourite season and why?
Markus: Spring, because it is full of potential.
Micah: Autumn – everything is dead yet beautiful. I love the spirit of it, like the Earth is going to sleep; a lull, a pause, some kind of rest and back to life again – hopefully.
Favourite pizza topping?
Markus: Pineapple. Just kidding – Pizza Hawaii used to be a favorite, but since I stopped eating ham this doesn’t really work out anymore. Now I like a good dose of goat’s cheese on my pizza.
Micah: Cheese, mushroom, and spinach.
Do you have any pets?
Markus: Never had any, if you don’t count the neighbour’s dog. Now, Micah and I have been chosen by three cats who seem to like our tiny house as much as we do – Deimos, Phobos and To Be Determined (any ideas?).
Micah: There were a couple of male strays hanging out at the tiny house when we moved in, and by now, I think they are our cats. Get to know Phobos and Deimos here.
There has been a third cat that we call Fake Deimos because he kind of looks like Deimos and he started hanging around the house early last month as real Deimos disappeared to go whoring on another street. We all live together now. There is still no touching the cats, but they follow us around the garden, sit with us from a distance, and also they sleep on our daybed.
If you could travel back in time, which historical period would like to visit?
Markus: As a regular slob, most bygone periods would have probably been rather gruesome for me to experience (who can expect to have been part of the few well-off members of a past society?). But I would be tempted to see Federico da Montefeltro’s Urbino in early-Renaissance Italy.
Micah: I would like to see the time Ramon Magsaysay was president of The Philippines. We were supposedly okay as a nation then.
If you could interview somebody, from the past, present or future, who would you choose?
Markus: Diogenes of Sinope. I respect people who are consequential, and you can hardly get more consequential than him.
Micah: Jesus Christ, so he can tell me how people got it wrong, and Alan Watts so we can laugh about it. I would like to invite Buddha, too, but I worry he might chastise us for laughing.
If they made a musical about your life, what song would describe you best?
Markus: Up until recently, Mumford & Sons – Hopeless Wanderer.
Micah: Not sure how to answer this because I do not know how to describe my life. My favorite song is Claire de Lune. One of the sweetest things Markus did for me is learn how to play it on the piano.
Ask yourself a question and answer it.
Markus: How can we walk any distance, when there are always infinite numbers of smaller distances that come before it? By taking a step forward.
Micah: Do you want snacks? Yes.
Are you happy?
Markus + Micah: Yes.
What is the craziest thing you did for love?
Markus + Micah: Confuse it with attachment for most of our lives.
What cake would you be?
Micah: The one that you would eat.
What do you think? We find that we equally enjoy reading personal posts like this from other bloggers. Hopefully, you were also entertained. Much love to The Parmigiana Whisperer and have a nice day, everyone!