Smokin’ Joe the new boy in town

Our jour­nal­ist talks Cow­boys and denim

Dalby Herald - - LIFE -

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

Al­though I don’t re­motely com­pare in the looks de­part­ment, his act­ing ver­sa­til­ity is un­like any­one I’ve ever seen. There­fore I’d be con­fi­dent he would do the best job of por­tray­ing me. What do you think the great­est in­ven­tion has been? The com­puter. To see how far we’ve come as a so­ci­ety since the com­puter was in­tro­duced into so­ci­ety is un­be­liev­able. It has made ev­ery­thing from so­cial in­ter­ac­tion to our jobs far more con­ve­nient.

Do you have any lucky items, ob­jects or tra­di­tions?

Not par­tic­u­larly. A lot of friends of mine would wear a lucky pair of un­der­wear or a lucky pair of socks when play­ing sport, how­ever I never be­lieved in su­per­sti­tions to get pos­i­tive re­sults.

Is there any­thing you wished would come back into fash­ion?

Al­though I don’t wear dou­ble denim per­son­ally, I would like to see it make a re­turn as it re­minds me of a num­ber of the 70s and 80s movies I watched grow­ing up and it pro­vides me with great nos­tal­gia.

What three things do you think of most each day? Fam­ily, my job and sport.

Be­ing the youngest of five chil­dren means there is al­ways some­thing hap­pen­ing in my fam­ily.

Al­though I’m only new to the Dalby Herald, I think about the jour­nal­ism in­dus­try as a whole quite of­ten as I al­ways try and find ways to im­prove in my cho­sen pro­fes­sion.

Lastly, I love ev­ery­thing sport, both as a com­peti­tor grow­ing up and as a fan.

Be­ing from North Queens­land orig­i­nally I’m a huge Cow­boys fan and their 2015 premier­ship win is still my great­est mo­ment as a sports fan.

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

Mov­ing south and out of my com­fort zone.

If you could re­place one body part with a su­per bionic re­place­ment what body part and what fea­tures would the new re­place­ment have? Bionic legs that make me ex­cep­tion­ally fast; when­ever I played sport it was like I was run­ning in quick­sand. What was your first car? (or what would you like it to be?) 2003 Holden Com­modore. What do you con­sider is the most im­por­tant ap­pli­ance in a house?

Sand­wich Maker hands down, with the tuna and cheese toasted sand­wich be­ing my go-to.

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

The 80s, ev­ery­one seemed so happy.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

FAM­ILY TIME: Joseph Bar­clay (far right) with fam­ily mem­bers at his sis­ter’s re­cent wed­ding.

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