Friday Five meme

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“If you…”

1. …owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?
I’d either run a cafe of much the sort described, or a more traditional restaurant, a small, intimate sort of place in the mountains, focussing on traditional food types with subtle variations, and a lot of experimentation in the sides and garnishes. I’d definitely be aiming for a few stars. 🙂

2. …owned a small store, what kind of merchandise would you sell?
Very likely a bookstore, trying to go for real depth of inventory and a very knowledgeable staff. A pleasant environment and maybe a cafe next door. But I’m not really much the type to be a retailer.

3. …wrote a book, what genre would it be?
Probably a textbook on physics, mathematics or some related subject. Maybe, many years from now, I’ll try to tackle a systematic work of philosophy – but that’s for much later.

4. …ran a school, what would you teach?
Well, everything. I’d try to run a universal academy; no matter what the level, try to make certain that the students left with a strong basic knowledge of every field, and an in-depth knowledge of at least one. I would expect all students to end up conversant in language, literature, history, science, mathematics, and engineering, at least enough to function. And I’d probably be kinda old-fashioned and also require things like foreign language and physical education – mens sana in corpore sano and all that.

5. …recorded an album, what kind of music would be on it?
Classical piano. Probably some combination of Beethoven and Chopin, with something lesser-known — maybe some interesting Spanish composer? — for balance.

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Published in: on March 19, 2004 at 10:52  Comments (1)  

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  1. There are days when I wish I could own a store or a cafe. Not necessarily work in it, just hang in it and own it. 🙂


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