11 Minutes With Urban Rush’s Fiona Forbes
Once or twice a week, Scout poses 60 questions to a local who has made life in BC that much more interesting. They pick and choose. The minimum response is 20 answers (a Rorschach test, for sure).
Today is the turn of the lovely and talented Fiona Forbes, co-host of Shaw TV’s Urban Rush.
The trend you wish you never followed, but did: Anything I did in the 80’s – the mohawk, the neon, the Peter Pan get-away boots (and no, I don’t know why they were called that either), the jelly shoes, big eyebrows, blue eyeliner, overalls, lace gloves, polka dots, mis-matched earrings etc. etc. etc.
The thing that you eat that is bad for you that you will never stop eating: Chicken wings!
Default drink of choice: A glass of a big, bold red wine.
Drink you’ll never have again: Tequila and I break up every few years.
Favourite wine varietal: Cabernet
The person you can imitate: Sarah Palin (and I’m not gosh dang proud of it!).
Last place traveled: South Beach, Miami – too much fun!
Biggest fear: Spiders!
Dead film actor you wish was still making pictures: Heath – he died too young.
Your ancestry: Irish – Erin Go Bragh!
What are you proud of: My niece and nephew.
Saddest thing about Vancouver: The rain
Best fine dining restaurant in the city: Depends what I’m in the mood for – Il Giardino, Vij’s & Tojo’s are definitely at the top!
Food your mom makes better than anyone: Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding – yum!
Mac or PC: I’m a Mac – and yes, I’m kinda high and mighty about it!
The scariest situation you’ve ever been in: On a small plane to Sardinia from Rome in Italy and the wing was hit by lightning. My sister and I hid under a blanket and said goodbye to each other. We landed safely and it’s the most beautiful place in the world!
The thing you’re most ashamed of: See the list of 80s fashion trends I regret.
How you waste time at work: Trying to “finish the internet” – I swear I only have a few pages left!
Album that first made you love music: Duran Duran “Rio”. The 80s did have some good music!
Your top 3 films of all time: Taxi Driver, The Breakfast Club, 2001 A Space Odyssey
The thing you’re addicted to: Coffee, coffee and more coffee!
Biggest hope: Oh, you know – the little things…like world peace and stuff.
Favourite book as a child: “The Secret World of Og” by Pierre Burton. After watching Mr. Burton’s Celebrity Tips on How To Roll A Joint on Rick Mercer – I get it. I finally get it!