LOVE THE JOB: Reporter Shannon Hardy went travelling  with a photojournalist and came home with enough great profile shots to last a lifetime.
LOVE THE JOB: Reporter Shannon Hardy went travelling with a photojournalist and came home with enough great profile shots to last a lifetime. Dylan Crawford

Q and A with Shannon Hardy

DALBY Herald journalist Shannon Hardy takes a crack at this week's Q&A and comes away asking "why can't I have a dog yet?”

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Daisy Ridley?

What do you think the greatest invention has been?

The MP3 player. I have a huge (and varied) music collection and can never find the song I want. At least with an iPod I can carry all my music at once.

Do you have any lucky items, objects or traditions?

No lucky items, but I used to have a tradition with my sister. We would stay up to watch the Christmas carols on TV each Christmas Eve. We don't get to do it as much since we've moved out of home but we can at least Snapchat each other during them now haha.

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?

Social dances. I used to love hearing ladies reminisce about them in the canteen. I definitely think that's something I would have enjoyed.

What three things do you think of most each day?

My family and friends, what's the next story for the paper, and if I can get a dog yet (answer, unfortunately, is still no, as much as doing Pound Pets tries to change that each week).

What's been the best decision you've made in your life so far?

Going to university. I loved my life in Chinchilla and it was hard leaving my friends and family but now I've moved closer to them, I'm back in a friendly community, and I'm doing a job I love. I'm also glad that I waited a while before going to uni because what I'm doing now is not what I thought I would be doing straight after high school.

If you could replace one body part with a super bionic replacement, what body part would it be? And what features would the replacement have?

My arms. If they could split like General Grievous (Star Wars) and let me do more at once, that'd be great.

What was your first car?

A Holden Viva. I still drive her too. Looking a little older these days but she still gets me where I need to go.

What do you consider is the most important appliance in a house?

My bluetooth speaker. Best way to listen to music or podcasts without worrying about my earphones hooking on something.

What historical period would you like to live in if you could go back in time?

I'd like to say the 17th century, but I'm pretty sure all those swashbuckling adventures of pirates and musketeers are greatly exaggerated and romanticised...


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