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How 'bout the good old rolling question?

Postby Jalapenos » Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:57 pm

Hopefully Paddy will be here soon to keep this rolling :)

What is your favorite thing to do when the weather gets warm?

If I'm feeling lazy I'll sit on my deck with the puppy and if I'm feeling motivated I'll run at the riverside park down the street. I did a little of both today.
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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:27 am

Katie, you made my day. Thanks for the props.

"Lazy, I get so Lazy" , by Richard Shindell

I get pretty lazy when the weather is hot, but when it's warm:
driving long distances, windows down, music up, all by my lonesome.
Well, me and all the folks in the stories in the songs, anyway. No place to be, hours to kill, go wherever. Then my wife usually wakes me from my nap and dream with the shout of " HONEY " and 3 or 4 more things I could address on the honey-do list now that the weather has warmed my way.


Small Art Films or Summer Block Busters?
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Postby Richard + Jela » Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:18 am

Art House - I like films that make you think and you leave the cinema with lots of questions - those big blockbusters just don't do it for me.

Am trying to find out if 'Legend of Lucy Keyes' is going to be released over here. London has an annual film festival in the autumn and I'm hoping that it might get shown as they do feature independents.


Baths or Showers?


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Postby wendy » Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:02 am

Baths. With a good book. :)


long hair or short?
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Postby PotatoPicker » Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:19 am

On me or on her ? ;) I like mine short in the summer, long in the winter.....

Thunder and lightning or hot and humid ?
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Postby Sue Ellen » Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:50 am

Hot and humid during the day, followed by thunder and lightening at night.

Lobsters or crabs?
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Postby bonuela » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:04 am

Lobster. Crab is too much work for too little reward. :P

Coffee or Tea?
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Postby Sue Ellen » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:38 am

COFFEE

Vespa or Harley?
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Postby PotatoPicker » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:56 am

Harley man.... big boys need big toys :)

(tipping a cap to another thread....)

Haiku or Sonnet ?
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Postby KarenZ » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:08 am

Haiku, of course :!:

The Munsters or the Addams Family? :D

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Postby wendy » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:19 am

Addams Family, please!!
(my favorite was Thing)


Sail or Power boat?
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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:15 pm

I'm thinking sailboat - especially the one Ellis played on in Seattle.

The cable tv just went on the blink.

have known people who don't watch that much tv...or at all.

usually residents of California.

Call the cable company or leave it be?
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Postby PotatoPicker » Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:18 pm

Enjoy the opportunities and choices your mind now has and leave it be ! ! !

Walking on the beach or hiking on a mountain - and why ?????
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Postby dexsta » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:28 pm

Now that's a tough question. I like the beach because of the feel of sand between the toes, but i would have to say Hiking in a mountain. I love that rain forrest smell, the fresh water springs and sitting over a rock ledge staring out into the wilderness just thinking about life in general.

Ever been to Australia? If not, would you ever travel here???

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Postby bonuela » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:53 pm

Never been. I'll go if you'll pay! Congrats on your homeland's impressive World Cup performance! :D

City or country living?
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Postby PotatoPicker » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:30 pm

Thank God I'm a Country Boy ! I like visiting cities - for a few days or weeks at a time. Exploring them, tasting them, experiencing them. But let me live in the country please. I need the space and the time, the gentle rhythm of life, the dirt beneath my feet, beneath the birds, beneath the sky, open all around, ... getting carried away there.

Yellow or blue - and why ?
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Postby wendy » Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:23 am

Depends on what for, of course. (why I can't pick a favorite color...)

Blue for the sky, be it night or day. Blue for my competition colors, blue for clothing that seems to go with everything else in the closet, so easy to wear.
Blue for the sea (when it's being friendly).

Yellow for the golden tones of the sunrise or sunset. Yellow for the brilliant daylilies and coreopsis in my gardens, for the goldfinches flitting amongst the blackberries, for the butter-colored kitchen walls.
Yellow for the newly rising moon...

Guess that means someone else will have to really answer the question!


In the mean time, Fields or Forests, and why?
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Postby Lauren » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:35 am

I'm going to have to "pull a Wendy":

Fields for the fireflies that twinkle like childhood daydreams on a warm summers' night

Forests for the sighing of the wind and the peaceful dappled shade on a late season hike.

Maine or Virginia?
(you know my answer...)

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Postby bonuela » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:12 am

Virginia.

Sorry Lauren. :P

It is where my best friend lives. And it houses my new favorite venue, Jammin' Java.

Favorite vacation destination?
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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:21 pm

Without a doubt California - all over the state - from San Diego to San Francisco. Wish I'd made the move when I first fell in love with this place.

House on several acres with few neighbors - -Or - -neighborhood?
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Postby Sue Ellen » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:55 pm

Neighborhood, with lots of kids of all ages...

Favorite poet?

For me it's a toss up between Robert Frost and Maya Angelou
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Postby PotatoPicker » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:57 pm

Favorite poet ? That's a tough one. TS Eliot, Tennyson, Browning, modern poets like Harry Chapin..... I'll go with a classic choice and say Shakespeare.... :) Anyone who can churn out those sonnets.....

Okay - cushy big bar ride or feel the road car ride.
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Postby paddyinthepub » Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:20 pm

While I may enjoy driving both, I mostly like the feel of an old car, one that has seen better days, like me. Just a lot of history and not too flashy or overly comfy. Point a to b kind of ride. I need a new car, just not ready to part ways with the old taurus sho just yet.

once upon a time, say before the advent of Starbucks, you had only 2 choices I can remember:

So, for you and yours, which was it?

Folgers or Maxwell House?

It was Folgers in our house and it was always on.
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Postby wendy » Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:26 am

Maxwell House was the standard in my parents' home. Such a treat to wake up in the morning to that wonderful fresh coffee smell. (that was before I met college coffee: burned, greenish and oily... :P )


When you cook, do you like to experiment or stick to known recipes? Any examples?
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Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:38 am

Watch the food channel all the time, never cook any of it. They make it look so easy....my wife tells me I'm a good cook, when i do. We still prefer to dine out mostly....but someday :!:

I'd say that I do best experimenting, with favorite ingredients, all the usual suspects....Say, if ya like the music of Maura O' Connell, she lists a few nice looking recipes on her website. I'll have to give them a try.


If you could walk a mile in someone else's shoes, everyday, for a year:

WHOSE?
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Postby Jalapenos » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:23 am

A year? No one! If the magic elf came and said I had to choose, I would choose Gelsey Kirkland (ballerina) at the height of her career. I'd dance her her shoes :)

What is your biggest problem when the internet is down?

I ask because mine has been down for a few days and I went nuts! I knew I was missing out on conversation here but I guess my biggest problem is that I couldn't check for emails from the family I tutor for. I need to make some money and I didn't want to miss an opportunity!
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Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:29 am

[quote="PotatoPicker"]Favorite poet ? That's a tough one. TS Eliot, Tennyson, Browning, modern poets like Harry Chapin.....

Sorry to break in here Jalapenos on your question, for which I don't really have an answer right now. Hey Jeff, wanted to ask you a question about Harry Chapin. There's a young kid out on the club cirquit doing tribute concerts. All Harry Chapin songs, and nails them. Heard of him? He was on the schedule at SCC but it came and went. Really like HC songs, too.

Now Back to your regularly scheduled rolling thread question.

With apologies to all.
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Postby wendy » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:28 am

What is your biggest problem when the internet is down?

Luddite that I am, I very nearly give thanks! What? HAVE to find something besides sit before the computer? Hooray! I do miss e-mails, this board, and having the WWW research center at my fingertips, but can live without them... at least for a while. :lol:

OK, back to the poet thing: who's your favorite MODERN poet?

I have to vote for Billy Collins. His work are so accessible, so full of fun, so broad in topics. He's my favorite early-morning read - great way to start the day!
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Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:49 am

My poets come in the form of picker poets. There are many to choose from. Picking a fave impossible. I let it ride.
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Postby bonuela » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:41 pm

I am not a fan of traditional poetry. So I'm going to say Ellis Paul.


Can any team stop Brazil on the World Cup?
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Postby PotatoPicker » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:06 am

Can ? Yes. Will ? No.

Preferred Ben & Jerry's Flavor from:

Vermonty Python
Chubby Hubby
Phish Food
Cherry Garcia


I just had Vermonty Python for the first time tongiht - I may have a new favorite... :)
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Postby paddyinthepub » Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:36 am

Gotta go with HubbyChubby - I mean - Chubby Hubby.

Because I am One. :cry:

Future Baseball Hall of Famers who've been linked to steroid use.

Asterix or not?
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Postby paddyinthepub » Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:20 pm

I should have posed a question about World Cup Soccer instead of MLB. :lol:

I'll try to get this rolling again :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

less sleep or more sleep?
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Postby Jalapenos » Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:55 pm

Sounds like a silly question to me. MORE SLEEP! Especially after the weekend I have had. 8)

Do you prefer to watch the fireworks from the comfort of your own home or with the crowds?
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Postby bonuela » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:10 pm

Sorry Paddy, I know exactly zero about baseball. :oops:

No wait, that Nomah Garciaparra guy is married to the famous soccer player Mia Hamm. :P

Katie,

I like to watch them from the rooftop lounge in my building. Pretty, but quiet!

What is your favorite summer holiday?
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Postby Melinda » Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:17 am

(Hi everyone-I'm going to jump from lurking to answer this one)

My favorite summer holiday...My birthday (someday I'll realize that birthdays are not national holidays but until then... :) )

My second favorite or more traditional favorite summer holiday is Labor Day. My mom's family has a reunion in New Hampshire right near the state fair and its one of my favorite times. I can hang out and discuss baseball (Red Sox baseball...of course :D ) without the fear that being a Red Sox fan from New York State can have.

This means Paddy that I should answer your question with a definite yes there should be an asterix next to their name if they have been found to have been steriod users. My thought is if Pete Rose isn't eligible then perhaps those that are found to have used steriods to enhance their performance should have their future as a hall of famer looked at seriously as well. (Sorry I know that's more than anyone wanted to know about my baseball opinions :lol: )

I guess that means its my turn to post a question...

When you're on vacation do you prefer to travel or stay home?

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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:11 am

Nothing quite like a bunch of red - blooded Americans sitting around a forum on the Fourth Of July talking World Cup Soccer instead of America's passtime to bring out the Melindas among us.

Welcome Melinda, hope you'll chime in from time to time, I really liked your first at bat :!: The baseball * :?: is a tough one and you answered it well.

As for birthdays being holidays, why not :?: When I hit 30, I was determined to celebrate for 30 days. Every whim or want, should I or not :?:: sure, still in birthday mode :D Of course it's not so easy to carry on that long now! :cry:

Vacations home or away is an excellent question......though to most a no brainer. I say you can travel anytime, get worn out, sleep in a strange bed, feel the pressure of needing to cram it all in to the allotted time.

I go for vacations, true free time, to enjoy the comforts of home and
family, anytime and AT HOME :!:

in your favorite iced beverage at home...cube or crushed ?
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Postby wendy » Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:43 am

Let me add my welcome to Melinda, too! Good to have you here!
I agree with your baseball comments, too. Well said.

Now for the rolling Q: Cubes, please. Less dilution, longer cooling.
There surely are beverages that benefit from crushed ice, though. They're mostly the sweet ones, so I guess it depends on what you're drinking!


Next Q: you have a free morning. Several hours to do with as you wish. Do you go for a run/ride? Sit in the shade with a good book? Something else? What?
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Postby PotatoPicker » Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:36 pm

Since I NEVER get the chance to do this one lately.... sit overlooking the ocean with a great book.

Question from the family cookout the other day - preferred cookout food - Barbecued Chicken or Cheeseburger ?
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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:33 pm

Gee , really depends on who's grilling as I have had tasty and not so good on both choices. Ultimately, cuz I'm from Texas, a cheeseburger.

I've been in search of a good one since I left Houston and they're just hard to find somehow. And Philly? Forget about it, it's all about the cheesesteak up here so noone really bothers getting the burger just right.

Driving long distances by car, how often do you stop to just get out and stretch a bit? The rule I think is every 2 hours for about 10 min.

Sometimes I can go 5 hrs no problem, sometimes 45 min and I'm zzzzz.
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Postby Richard + Jela » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:38 am

When I bought my current car almost two years ago the first longish journey I took in it was to see my mother who lives just over a two hour drive away - there I was driving along when the dashboard started flashing at me '2h' - had no idea what this meant - the car was running ok so knowing that I'd be arriving at my destination before too long I thought that when I arrived I'd look at the instruction manual.

Hey ho! my car flashes a 'warning' sign after its been driven for a constant two hours and doesn't stop flashing unless I stop it for 15 minutes.

So in answer to the question......2hours....otherwise my car tells me off!!!

What's your favourite season - Spring, Summer, Autumn or should I say Fall for you guys, or Winter?

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:43 am

Jela,

Now that's funny. My father used to comment on cars he recently bought saying they were so fully loaded with options that on long trips the car would announce over the speakers : ''Tom, your bladder is near full and there is an Exxon Gas Station at this exit ''.

Have to say Springtime. I'm just ready to stop being cold. MLB on the Horizon and Summer is coming.....yep, Springtime.

The speed limit...pay much attention to it?

I'm all over it from too slow to too fast, but always with safety in mind.
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Postby wendy » Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:59 am

Speed limits are funny things: on roads you know, they often seem too slow while on roads you don't know, can seem too fast.

One thing I've learned (particularly while driving a big trailer full of horses) is that if the speed limit suddenly drops, there's usually a reason and you need to be ready for it. So the speed limits seem very appropriate for a big, heavy rig, but may be excessive for a good-handling car. You just have to drive appropriately. That said, I usually try not to exceed 10mph above the posted limit, on the grounds that I don't like paying speeding tickets!


Do you spend more time listening to recordings new to you, or old?
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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:47 am

I'd say new, ocd usually, and then find the next new cd and repeat.

So much music, so little time. It's great to go back and re-discover old faves that just never grow old. The desert island discs usually make the roadtrips we often take.

Pump up the volume...how loud do you like it?...or low?
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Postby Jalapenos » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:45 pm

I like to roll up the car windows and blast it. So many people in my neighborhood like to broadcast their music to the rest of the world but I try not to do that. It has to be loud enough to drown out my voice, though. If I'm in the house, I'll only listen to music when I'm relaxing and then the volume is low. So, volume depends on the mood and the location.


Today was my first day as a teacher! :D So my question is: What was your favorite grade or teacher and why?
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Postby wendy » Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:21 am

Oh Katie, that's a hard one to choose!

There was the 6th grade teacher who made us memorize classic poetry, which I didn't care about at the time, but have thanked him for often since then.

Then there's the highschool biology teacher who made me sure that Biology was the field that I wanted to study for the rest of my life. (and I made it so!)

And finally the highschool ancient history teacher who made me WANT to read and learn about history... add to him the college professor in the same field who introduced us to the idea of reading original sources to better try to understand and interpret those times, and you've created a commited history addict and critical reader!

Lastly, how can I forget my 2nd grade teacher, who, among other things, taught us that handicapped animals (and people) aren't really all that different from the "normal" versions. She had a 3-legged dog that came to class often; it took years for me to understand the subtle message that was conveyed there.

I guess that means I don't have a true single favorite, but a group of great memories and appreciations.


Next Question:
What is/was your favorite subject of study and why?
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Postby PotatoPicker » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:10 pm

The easy answers might be my mathj courses, or my computer courses. I loved them, but part of it also was thatthey came relatively easy to me.

But I think I might say my favorite may have been my Ancient History class from freshmen year of high school. It was difficult, and Miss Dorothy Dingwall (her real name, and she was a great teacher) took no crap from any of us, and was always pushing my class to think more about what we were reading and learning - and to learn how "Ancient History" and what was going in those times and those civilizations often had eerie echoes in events in Vietnam or Washington or Ireland or the Middle East. She left me with a lifelong desire to understand that histroy more, and even now I have a hard time passing up a istory Channel special on the Sumerians or a study of the rise and fall of the Roman government or any of a myriad of other topics. Thanks Miss Dingwall.

Next question:
Okay - related topic - first teacher you started out disliking, and grew to respect and admire as the year went on, and why ? Teachers are heroes.
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Postby Jalapenos » Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:08 pm

Sometimes I liked a teacher in the beginning and then ended up disliking them in the end.... but never the other way around. I'm curious to read someone's reply to Jeff's question! I'm sure it will be inspiring. C'mon, anyone?
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Postby Sue Ellen » Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:24 pm

Okay, a college psych professor...tough, unrelenting, demanding, the work was unbelievable, and he didn't hold back in his critique...however, he held all of his students to very high standards and expectations, treating each one as an intelligent, capable, thoughtful being. He definitely taught me to be "an intelligent consumer of information." He's been a mentor ever since. I'm still gleaning lessons from things he said to me over twenty years ago.

Okay, question...uh oh...okay:

What is the farthest you've run at one time?

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Postby PotatoPicker » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:09 pm

Awake or in my sleep ? ;) Cause the Boston Marathon was in my dreams a few times......

10 miles. And it was totally by accident. Was visiting the house of my then girl friend, who was at work I think. Wanted to go for a 5 or 6 mile run (my daily norm then), and her mother suggested a route (both her children ran cross country) that was "about" that long. After I finshed the run, a lot discouraged about how long it took and how strong I didn't feel her daughter informed me that her mom had made a slight mistake....

Next question:
Take a powerboat across the lake and enjoy the speed and the wind in your face, paddle a canoe across the lake and enjoy the scenery and the exercise, or take the sailboat across and get a little of the speed and the scenery ?
Jeff


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