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Inside/Out with Susan Pietrzyk, anthropologist researching on HIV/AIDS
September 01, 2008
yourself in five words?
Passionate, opinionated, loyal, spontaneous, long-winded
the best piece of advice you've ever received?
In order to understand Chapter 2, you have to understand Chapter
the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
I've never done anything ridiculous because I have special skills
in convincing myself that even ridiculous things are necessary
is your most treasured possession?
My music collection
do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
When someone makes me feel hurt. Or being told something is not
have any strange hobbies?
Staying up into the wee hours of the morning
do you dislike most about your appearance?
When I was about 15 I was riding my bike and ran into a parked car.
I chipped my front tooth and I can still see the chip
is your greatest extravagance?
Owning more pairs of shoes than any human actually needs
have you got in your fridge?
A lot since Zimbabwe has taught me to hoard. And I love to cook/eat.
Four flavors of Mazoe, Lion Beers, spinach, peppers, onions, tomatoes,
butter, eggs, various juices, ginger beer, soda water, sauces to
make spicy food, feta cheese, lazy daisy cheese, strawberries, some
nasty tasting Breakers alcohol that I refuse to throw away, pickles,
sun dried tomatoes, honey, peanut butter. And probably a few specks
of mold since I'm not so good at cleaning my fridge.
is your greatest fear?
have you got in your pockets right now?
is your favourite journey?
The process of learning. Or to go somewhere I've never been
are your heroes in real life?
The rock 'n' roll rebel Patti Smith. The roughly 20,000 Americans
who died from HIV/AIDS during the six years it took for Ronald Reagan
to realize it was important for the President of the US to speak
publicly about HIV/AIDS. My family and friends for their quirks
and their love
and where were you happiest?
Whenever I've been on a beach as the sun sets
your biggest vice?
were you like at school?
In the early days I was very studious. But that got old and at university
I was more interested in fun than in school. As a PhD student, I'm
one of the oldest students (but still fairly cool, so I like to
are you doing next?
Continue my (secular) prayers that Zimbabwe Immigration will grant
me an extension to my temporary residency permit
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