Following on from my initial, extensive interview with Andrea Lehotska (apologies Andrea if it was more than you expected when you accepted my request ;)), below is a quick quiz which should be more digestible for those with a short attention span.
As with the full interview this quiz was conducted over email in English, in April 2014. English is Andrea’s third or fourth language, behind her native Slovakian and adopted Italian.
Ciao Andrea, now for something completely different. These questions are much simpler and require only the briefest of answers…
Can you name some of your favorite movies?
AL: Hmm, I don’t have a tv since more than a decade. Will and Grace in streaming is acceptable? 🙂 But I read a loooot. And every good movie has been an excellent book before. So I can name Bukowski, Welsh, Palahniuk, Kant, Schopenhauer, Herman Hesse 🙂
C: Yes, Will & Grace is acceptable, although technically not a movie, and a TV series I have always found irritating :P. You get far more points for your reading choices!
What’s the last book you read and what are your favorite genres?
AL: Narrative stories or real serial killer stories, mafia, criminology, prisons, insane asylum and so on 🙂
Do you believe in God?
AL: No as long as he doesn’t believe in me.
Do you believe in evil?
AL: No, it’s God’s parent.
What are your main interests outside of work?
AL: My work is my interest. Not cause I’m a workaholic, only because I’m the lucky one that loves her job.
Tell us something about yourself that you think people would find surprising.
AL: I don’t shave my legs. I never told I love you to somebody. I never touch cutlery with my lips when I eat ( you can imagine sounds I release when I try to eat a soup in this way :))
C: You’ve certainly surprised me with that final one :o.
What makes you laugh?
AL: Animal’s expressions. And tickling.
As a child, what was your most treasured possession?
AL: My dog’s teeth she lost.
Your favorite thing you bought last year was…
AL: A fake badge for entering a place I wasn’t able to enter.
If we were to look inside your refrigerator, what would we find?
AL: Fresh fruit and vegetables for my rat. Cheese for me. Lots of spicy sauces.
If you had the power to ban one thing, what would it be?
AL: Pedophilia and wedding between adult men and young girls sold by their parents. Which I style same, put in a legal way.
Who most inspires you?
AL: Kate Moss when I drink, a bear when I sleep and an hermit when I travel.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
AL: Asaf Avidan. Amazing artist.
Who are the three people, past or present, you would most like to meet?
AL: Dalai Lama, Charles Bukowski, Burmese Aung San Suu Kyi.
What is the most exciting thing you did last year?
AL: It may sound insane but I enjoy every day, I think like I should never die and live like I should die tomorrow.
C: No, not at all insane. I think it’s what we all would like. There just aren’t many of us who can manage it.
And that is it. Now there really are no more questions. I’d again like to thank you for your time and your considered responses. It was a pleasure dealing with you.