“I like being able to share my thoughts and ideas with the world” – An Interview With “Tommy” Claire @ Kenmore Pines

Hello, friends! How are you? Have you watched any new shows/movies lately? If so, please let me know. I recently discovered the Pirates of The Carribbean Movies on Disney+ and I really need something to break the re-watching cycle.

Today’s post is very exciting. I’ve had the chance to interview “Tommy” Claire from Kenmore Pines – a blog about photography, nature, and quirky thoughts.

An interview with “Tommy” Claire.

Rebekah Banister: How long have you been blogging? 

“Tommy” Claire: I got my blog site in Dec. 2019, but I’ve only been actively and officially blogging since March 13, 2020. So yeah, I’m really new to this whole blogging thing.

RB: What’s your favorite thing about blogging? 

TC: I like being able to share my thoughts and ideas with the world. And it really makes my day if I get a comment, a like, a view, or a follow.

RB: What’s the greatest book you’ve ever read? 

TC: Ohhhh… that’s a hard one. Except for the Bible, I would say Escaper’s Progress by David Guthrie-James. (I’ve read it 7 times in the last 2 years.) Or for fiction possibly, The Ruined Temple by Richard A. Welfle. Currently, though, I am reading The Works of Flavius Josephus published in 1831, and it is definitely a good one too!

Photo courtesy of Kenmore Pines.

RB: Who influences your writing the most? 

TC: It would probably be PG Wodehouse. Though, I do feel like I’ve developed my writing style mostly on my own.

RB: Do you play any instruments?

TC: Um, not really. I can play around on a lot of instruments and produce some acceptably likable tunes, but I can’t actually read music or accompany a singer. Some of the instruments I’ve tinkered around with are these: piano, organ, keyboard, fiddle, guitar, dulcimer, mandolin, concertina, melodica, and spoons.

RB: Favorite food? 

TC: Pancakes! (That’s why I like going to IHOP.) Oh, and peppermint chocolate is DELICIOUS as well. 😁

RB: Favorite animal?

TC: When I was younger, flamingos were my favorite, but now it’s too hard to decide. (Red foxes are really cute… and puppies and kittens… and, NOOOO!!! This is way too hard. WHY??!!!!) I guess, I’ll just say flamingos.

Photo courtesy of Kenmore Pines.

RB: Can you recommend a good Netflix show? 

TC: I don’t watch Netflix, so no.

RB: What have you been doing to keep yourself busy during this time of social distancing?

TC: I’ve mostly been working on my blog – taking and editing pictures, writing posts, ect. Otherwise, I have been prepping the garden and exploring the outdoors. All the flower and such are just beginning to bloom, so it’s the perfect time to go exploring. Also, I went on a canoeing/fishing trip recently and got to see a lot of wildlife. (That was fun!) And I’ve done a bit of cooking.

RB: If you could speak to your past self, what would you say? 

TC: “Hang in there, kid. Don’t try to grow up too quickly. It’ll happen on it’s own. Enjoy your kid years while you have them. And here’s a list of Don’ts.” *proceeds to hand my past self an extensive Don’t list*

RB: If you could speak to your future self, what would you say?

TC: All I’d be able to say would probably be, “Wow! You’ve been through a lot!”

Photo courtesy of Kenmore Pines.

RB: Favorite movie? 

TC: Ahhhh! Another hard one! Okay, this depends a lot on what mood I’m in, but I’d say that Gunga Din (1939) is my favorite.

RB: How would you describe your style? 

TC: I would describe it as feminine, vintage-y, classic, professional, and Christian. Everything has to coordinate properly, or I’m not going to like it much. Oh, and I like warmer colors, specifically pink and red. ☺ 

RB: Favorite musician/band? 

TC: It’s so hard to pick a favorite, I’ll just pick one for each of my favorite genres. For classical music, Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra. For swing music, Harry James and His Orchestra. For Western music, the original Sons of the Pioneers.

Photo courtesy of Kenmore Pines.

RB: Lastly, what’s your opinion on pineapple as a pizza topping? 

TC: Oh, YEAH! Bring it on! Pineapple is delicious. (Though I still like the traditional pizza toppings.)

I’d like to once again thank “Tommy” Claire for agreeing to this interview. I had a blast!! 😊 Also, thank you all for reading! You guys are what keep me going.

I hope you all know how greatly appreciated your thoughts, prayers, texts, emails, and comments were last week as I prepared for my kidney biopsy. I’m happy to say that the procedure went amazingly – now I’m just waiting for the results. 😀

That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check out Kenmore Pines and give them a follow! Have a great day and please be safe. 💕

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