Sunday, January 08, 2006

Interview questions for Reluctant Nomad

When I posted my interview questions for Sage, Reluctant Nomad posted a comment requesting that I interview him too. So I've been trawling through his archives and the internet in general to see what I can dig up, in an effort to help me ask pertinent questions.

According to his technorati profile his name is Alan. He got into blogging having been a guest blogger for Troubled Diva, which is where I got the photo of him from on the right. Piecing together the clues in his blog I reckon he's 46 years old. The calculation is based on the fact that he arrived in the UK in 1987, coupled with the fact that he didn't realise that he was South African until he was 27 when he moved to the UK.

As usual though, it's his personal life which I find most interesting. In particular he's a gay guy with a wife and two kids who live in Cape Town. His wife knows he's gay, although for some reason he had to re-confess the fact. And he had a boyfriend called C for seven years, although C hardly ever seems to get a mention.

So Reluctant Nomad, here are my interview questions:

  1. What was it like growing up gay in apartheid South Africa?

  2. You've promised a coming out posting sometime but for now, how did your wife react when you confessed (and re-confessed) to her that you're gay?

  3. What is the least favourite city that your nomadic lifestyle has taken you to, and why?

  4. Long term, do you expect to find a boyfriend to settle down with, or do you think you'll end up back with your wife in Cape Town?

  5. Finally, who's your favourite porn star (or if you don't have a favourite porn star, your favourite actor who you wish was a porn star)?

Update: it only too Reluctant Nomad a few hours to produce these excellent answers :-)


Reluctant Nomad said...

You have done your homework!! Nice set of questions which I'll get round to answering later today. But I do wish you hadn't picked up that VERY unflattering pic taken on a drunken night out. I shall have to rectify the situation with a better one! :-)

Reluctant Nomad said...

Ok, all done!

Reluctant Nomad said...

Obviously I have too much time on my hands!

What I actually did was replace my usual Sunday afternoon sleepy read of the papers and idle gaydar chatting with typing up that reply. I finished it just in time to shower and go off and meet friends for dinner.

Gay banker said...

Well Relcutant nomad :-), you've easily beaten Eric because he's had his questions for almost a week. And now you've got me wondering what your gaydar profile name is! Anyway, I'm now focussing on working out some interview questions for PJ. From what I've read of his blog so far though, he plays his cards much closer to his chest than you!

Reluctant Nomad said...

I'm happy for you to know it although reluctant (pun intended) to post it here as we know how people like you are able to sherlock holmes yourselves around the net picking up links and connections. :-)

Will have to resort to other means to let you know.