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Getting to know you, part 2
« on: May 31, 2007, 12:34:25 pm »
Hello everyone!

This is a survey I've posted on the DC Forum some time ago, and got good responce to it.  So I figured, cut-n-paste, and now it's here.

It's 40 questions long, and I noted that someone asked for shorter surveys, so I split in two.

Here's the second half.




21) Bad habit: Biting my nails

22) Hidden stash of adult material: Oh yes. LOL

23) Best halloween costume: I once dressed like Budman from the Budweiser ads.

24) Favorite Magazine: The Advocate

25) Favorite smells: new car.....new baby

26) Favorite sounds: laughter

27) Worst feeling in the world: Being alone and depressed

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: Ohhhh here we go.

29) Favorite color: Green or purple

30) Future child's names & why: male or female: Charisma/girl, Aidan/boy....I love different names.

31) important thing in life: If something is not meant to be, accept it and move on.  Lingering on it will not make it better.

32) Favorite foods: Boneless Buffalo Chicken

33) Storms; cool or scary? Definitely Cool

34) first car: 1970 Dodge Duster.

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive: Jesus

36) My dream job: I still haven't figured that out.

37) Ever been in love: yes, it was a great experience

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: Half full!!! Be positive!

39) Favorite sport to watch: Figure Skating!

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself: One time, when I was camping with my friends, I was walking with a tray of junk food to the picnic table, and the laces of my left boot got hooked on the eye-hooks of my right boot and I tripped and belly flopped into the dirt with my face landing in all the food on the tray.


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'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2007, 12:51:30 pm »
Hello everyone!






21) Bad habit:  Using tp for keenex when am out of tissues

22) Hidden stash of adult material:  Just my brokie stuff and a few other things heheheh

23) Best halloween costume: I once dressed like the witch from witches of eastwick

24) Favorite Magazine: The Archeology Digest

25) Favorite smells: babies, puppies, and gardenias

26) Favorite sounds: lightning, thunder, and rain, waterfalls and rivers,,,just water

27) Worst feeling in the world: fear and pain

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: wow, its morning already

29) Favorite color: I love all colors,,but if i have to choose..blue and green

30) Future child's names & why: male or female: I have four children none for my future...DeLise, Mark, Brian, and Carla

31) important thing in life: If you cant fix it ya gotta stand it...so move on and fix what you can fix.

32) Favorite foods: chocolate, vanilla icecream, chicken any way at all,  and oh yes lobster

33) Storms; cool or scary? Definitely Cool  Most exceedingly cool.  Eric ordered up the thunder and lightning for me in wyoming, but not so sure the others appreciated it as much as i did...

34) first car: 1963 ford fairlane

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive: hard one; leonardo di vinci or van gogh .King Tut Tutmose III

36) My dream job: The curator of the Egyptian section of the national museum of history

37) Ever been in love: yes,

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: Half full!!! try to always look at life as good and fulfilling

39) Favorite sport to watch: Figure Skating!  me too

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself: . There are so many, so ill just relay the last one, hows that.  On our sojourn up the side of Brokenback Mountain in Wyoming, as those that were there can testify,,it took me a while...and if that wasnt embaressing enough...the second time i had to sit down, I lost my balance and fell forward on my shoulder and my hat hit the ground,, i was mortified with embaressment.  but i got up and trudged on...I did learn enough on that mistake to keep from attempting to sit down again...I just stood and rested the other times i had to stop....easier all the way around.
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007, 02:15:19 pm »
21) Bad habit: Biting my cuticles

22) Hidden stash of adult material: Why hide it?

23) Best halloween costume: We do not celebrate Halloween in Holland, but when I lived in LA I was dressed as the bee queen!

24) Favorite Magazine: Self

25) Favorite smells: rain

26) Favorite sounds: my boyfriend sleeping peacefully

27) Worst feeling in the world: Not knowing what to do with yourself

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: The stories that I am writing

29) Favorite color: Blue

30) Future child's names & why: male or female: If I ever have a baby boy, I will call him Ennis. My boyfriend doesn't have a say in this. I loooooove the name.

31) important thing in life: If you can't fix it you gotta stand it. I really believe this to be true in my situation (chronic pain from repetitive strain injury). Oh and Ennis, it wasn't true in your situation, but thanks for the wisdom.

32) Favorite foods: Indonesian and bread and brie

33) Storms; cool or scary? My boyfriend loooooves storms and lightning, I always crawl up to him in the middle of the night if there is a storm.

34) first car: Never owned a car! Hey, this is Holland, we ride bikes! :)

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive: Jake Gyllenhaal (alive!)

36) My dream job: Don't know yet, there is so much I want to do!

37) Ever been in love: Oh yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still am, even though he drives me crazy sometimes!

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: Half full...

39) Favorite sport to watch: None

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself: Can I get back to you about that?

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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2007, 03:55:07 pm »
21) Bad habit: Procrastination.

22) Hidden stash of adult material: With the internet, who needs a stash?

23) Best halloween costume: I like costumes that feature really high heels, mini skirts, low-cut tops with push-up bras, huge hair ... all the things I'm too conservative/sensible/lazy to wear in normal life.

24) Favorite Magazine: The New Yorker

25) Favorite smells: spring

26) Favorite sounds: music

27) Worst feeling in the world: Guilt

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: I try to remember something I'm excited about.

29) Favorite color: burgundy, sage, black

30) Future child's names & why: male or female: Cy and Jack -- my sons' names.

31) important thing in life: No more beans.

32) Favorite foods: Fat, sugar, starch, alcohol.

33) Storms; cool or scary? Cool, unless I'm driving.

34) first car: a red Plymouth Arrow that was a total lemon.

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive: I'm thinking ...

36) My dream job: A writer who can actually support herself.

37) Ever been in love: yes.

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: Depending on the situation, I see that midpoint glass as anything from totally empty to totally full.

39) Favorite sport to watch: baseball.

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself: Well, here are two from the BBQ. When jumping out of the back of EDelMar's truck, my foot caught and I fell face-first on the pavement. Later, I went up to RodneyFL to compliment his reading of the story, and I introduced myself. He pointed out that we had met the night before. He was sitting three chairs away from me at dinner. What, was I drunk?! I'd only had one beer!  :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2007, 04:06:46 pm »
Blank Questionnaire for you to cut and paste!  :D


21) Bad habit:

22) Hidden stash of adult material:

23) Best halloween costume:

24) Favorite Magazine:

25) Favorite smells:

26) Favorite sounds:

27) Worst feeling in the world:

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up:

29) Favorite color:

30) Future child's names & why: male or female: 

31) important thing in life:

32) Favorite foods:

33) Storms; cool or scary?

34) first car:

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive:

36) My dream job:

37) Ever been in love:

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full:

39) Favorite sport to watch:

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself:
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2007, 04:14:47 pm »
21) Bad habit: procastination

22) Hidden stash of adult material: Well it's on my harddrive and unless you know my password..so yeah I guess you could say it's hidden...but my husband has seen it.

23) Best halloween costume: I was Minnie Mouse last year complete with the big red shoes, big white glove hands and the bow.

24) Favorite Magazine: Time

25) Favorite smells: Lilac, the air after a good rain, the air on cold crisp autumn morning with just a hint of wood smoke.

26) Favorite sounds: the musical tinkle of water in a fountain, the laughter of children

27) Worst feeling in the world: knowing that I have hurt or disappointed someone I love and respect

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: first thing I think when YOU wake up?  LMAO Sorry couldn't resist.....my answer:   5 more minutes PLEASE just 5 more minutes

29) Favorite color: Green

30) Future child's names & why: male or female: Christina Marie/girl, Justin Michael/boy

31) important thing in life: Don't make things harder than they need to be

32) Favorite foods: Shrimp, Scallops, Crab, Clams....

33) Storms; cool or scary? Definitely Cool

34) first car: A Bronze 1974 Toyota Carolla....My brother Teddy named it Rusty  ;D

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive: Jesus...this one works for me too

36) My dream job: I still haven't figured that out either

37) Ever been in love: Oh Yes...still am butt over boot heels gaga in love...

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: Half full always.  Look on the bright side...we all have a choice

39) Favorite sport to watch: don't laugh....Sumo Wrestling....it's fascinating, the ritual, the grace of it (yes I said Grace)

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself: My first real job after college...Big business lunch with the brass to discuss some patents they wish to pursue and I had excused myself and visited the ladies room....no one told me that my hem got caught in my pantyhose until I had walked through the entire restaurant on the way back to the table...needless to say I learned right then and there to always smooth my skirt and look in the full length mirror front and back before leaving the lounge from then on.  
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2007, 04:19:18 pm »
21) Bad habit: Closet smoking

22) Hidden stash of adult material: Uh... No comment.

23) Best halloween costume: Devil in a Blue Dress - only semi-original idea I ever had

24) Favorite Magazine: Vanity Fair

25) Favorite smells: Fresh-cut grass, that metallic smell right before it rains, salty (but not fishy) sea air

26) Favorite sounds: My son's laughter and voice in general, rain, thunder

27) Worst feeling in the world: Clinical depression - it's absolutely terrifying.

28) 1st thing I think of when I wake up: Erg.

29) Favorite color: Slate blue

30) Future child's names & why: Can't think of another boy's name I like as much as my son's (Will).  We always said if we ever had a girl, we'd name her Emma or Emily, and if we had another boy, we'd name him Eli.  It's funny - Will and Eli, of all names, are the only boys' names my husband and I both like.

31) Important thing in life: Never expect much. That way you'll never be disappointed.

32) Favorite foods: Pretty much all Italian food, chicken and bean burritos, really fresh salsa, egg rolls

33) Storms; cool or scary? Definitely Cool

34) First car: A slate blue 1982 Volvo DL (my Dad owned a dealership and it was their "loaner" car.  I learned to drive in it, and he gave it to me when I graduated from college.

35) 1 person I would want to meet - dead or alive: Jesus

36) My dream job: Owning an arthouse movie theater or drive-in

37) Ever been in love: Yes

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: Depends on what's in the glass

39) Favorite sport to watch: NFL Football and pro tennis

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself: Once, I replied to a co-worker's email saying she was leaving by saying "So long.  We'll miss you.  And I'll really miss our regular pow-wows in the restroom."  I thought I was replying only to her, but I actually replied to my entire company, including the CEO.  In my defense, this was in 1988 when email (and I, apparently) wasn't nearly as sophisticated as it is now.  I couldn't even retract it back then like you can now.  I took crap for that for weeks afterwards, both good-natured teasing and higher-ups being nasty about it.  Ugh.
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2007, 04:19:52 pm »
21) Bad habit: I tend to sometimes put things off until the last minute. They call it procrastination. I call it lazy.

22) Hidden stash of adult material: I'm not teliing and you can't make me!  ;)

23) Best halloween costume: Probably the year I dressed up as a Smurf.

24) Favorite Magazine: Advocate

25) Favorite smells: My magnolia tree in my front yard.

26) Favorite sounds: Laughter

27) Worst feeling in the world: Pain (either physical or emotional)

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: "Did I oversleep??"

29) Favorite color: Purple

30) Future child's names & why: male or female:  No kids in my future. If I had some, their names would probably be Justin and Lisa.

31) important thing in life: Live life in the present. Yesterday is over with, and tomorrow hasn't happened yet.

32) Favorite foods: Salads

33) Storms; cool or scary? SCARY!! We get REALLY bad storms where I live.

34) first car: 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (Burgandy with a two tone beige roof)

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive: President Bush so I could ask him why he did all of this to us.

36) My dream job: Owning my own business

37) Ever been in love: I'm in love right now!  :)

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: Half full

39) Favorite sport to watch: Basketball!

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself: God, there's so many to choose from. Hmmm. Probably when I fell in a canal in front of several tour groups when I was in Europe. DON't ASK!!  >:(

Thanks for posting these questions!!  :D
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2007, 06:10:46 pm »
21) Bad habit: Biting my nails

22) Hidden stash of adult material: No

23) Best halloween costume: Gangster

24) Favorite Magazine: National Geographic

25) Favorite smells: Baby, Gardenias

26) Favorite sounds:My Daughters laughter

27) Worst feeling in the world: Being alone and depressed

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: Shit!

29) Favorite color: Blue

30) Future child's names & why: Virginia Allison (After My Grandmother) George Stanley (after my Grandfathers)

31) important thing in life: My Daughter

32) Favorite foods:  Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatos and Green beans with Cornbread and sweet tea (Yes, I am from the south) Runner Up: Steak

33) Storms; cool or scary? Definitely Cool

34) first car: 1974 Pontiac Astra

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive: Jesus

36) My dream job: Being a Father

37) Ever been in love: yes,

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: Depends on whats in the glass

39) Favorite sport to watch: College Football, Rodeo

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself:  I was in Savannah for St Patricks Day. There were about 300,000 people there. I had to use the bathroom BAD. The only port-a-pottie available had no lock. Well, lets just say it was a sit down job. I wasn't about to put my sweet ass in that so I was squatting, trying to hold the door closed, balance myself and do my business. Some drunk came up and started pulling on the door. I kept yelling "OCCUPIED" but his ears musta been drunk too. He gave a good yank and I couldn't hold the door any more. SO, there i was squatting showing all my business to everyone waiting in line.
Not to brag but i got lots of phone numbers after that!  :laugh:
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2007, 08:02:49 pm »

21) Bad habit:  Being unorganized.

22) Hidden stash of adult material: I don't think so.

23) Best halloween costume: I can't think of one now.

24) Favorite Magazine: I get lots of magazines, currently I like 'International Artist'

25) Favorite smells: Vanilla

26) Favorite sounds:  Crickets at night and the ocean.

27) Worst feeling in the world: Two, not being in control and being all alone.

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: What time is it?

29) Favorite color: Green

30) Future child's names & why: male or female:  If ever, gosh, Elizabeth or Nelson.

31) important thing in life: Contentment

32) Favorite foods: Italian vegetarian.

33) Storms; cool or scary?  Very cool.

34) first car:  A Mazda, had it for a long time.

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive: This is a hard one, I have a lot.

36) My dream job: Making money as an artist of some kind.

37) Ever been in love: Real all consuming love, no.

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: That depends, 1/2 empty, but always hoping for it to be full.

39) Favorite sport to watch: Baseball and gymnastics.

40) Tell an embarrassing story about myself: Probably when I was a camp counselor, and I was swimming, and I got up out of the water, and I had a 'wardrobe malfunction.'  Very embarrassing. But I guess it wasn't my fault.




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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2007, 08:13:18 pm »
22) Hidden stash of adult material: I'm not teliing and you can't make me!  ;)


I bet we can find a way to make you talk......

*runs to first half of survey*

14) Are you ticklish? Where?: Everywhere! There's a spot on my stomach just under my ribs that is especially ticklish.


A-ha!   ;)


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2007, 04:26:00 am »
21) Bad habit: No bad habit - I'm perfect, just the way I am! Seriously, there's not enough space here to list them all!

22) Hidden stash of adult material:  My stash ain't hidden. It's posted right here at BetterMost, at the Vintage Beefcake thread!

23) Best halloween costume: Halloween is no big deal here in Australia. It was totally unknown when I was growing-up in the 50s and 60s.

24) Favorite Magazine: Time

25) Favorite smells: Gardenia and jasmine

26) Favorite sounds: The voices of my loved ones

27) Worst feeling in the world: Holding my dear mother's hand as she passed away. The powerlessness of knowing there was nothing I could do to help her.

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: As I put my feet on the ground each morning, I am in the habit of saying, "I give thanks for this day of life."

29) Favorite color: Varies. Generally purple and black.

30) Future child's names & why: male or female: It's never going to happen, mate!

31) important thing in life: When I was a child, I was told to wish for health, wealth and happiness, in the event of ever stumbling across a benevolent pixie, who wanted to grant me three wishes. Now that I'm older, I know that the most valuable of these three wishes is health.

32) Favorite foods: Italian

33) Storms; cool or scary? I love storms

34) first car: Holden sedan

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive: Alexander the Great

36) My dream job: To be a successful artist (painting in oils on canvas) and make a successful living from the sale of my paintings.

37) Ever been in love: Oh, yes! Still am!

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: The glass is always half full!

39) Favorite sport to watch: Rugby League. I keep my eyes on the players, not the ball!

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself: Gad, which one of the zillions should I choose? I've turned making an embarrassment of myself into an artform! Buy me a drink and I might consider telling you a few of the most cringesome!
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2007, 08:05:02 am »
21) Bad habit: putting things off

22) Hidden stash of adult material: none

23) Best halloween costume: not into Halloween costumes

24) Favorite Magazine: Health, More, We, Vanity Fair cant pick just one

25) Favorite smells: orange blossoms

26) Favorite sounds: music

27) Worst feeling in the world: depression

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: Thank you for another day

29) Favorite color: purple

30) Future child's names & why: male or female: i like my daughter's name, Ashley Christine.  I was actually thinking of naming my son that if i had a boy ~ after Ashley in Gone With The Wind, but then i got to thinking its a pretty name for a girl.  Obviously at the time i didnt know how popular the name was gonna be for girls.  Never wanted to curse a child with my name, Devony

31) important thing in life: The past is history, the future is a mystery, the present is gift, thats why they call it the present.

32) Favorite foods: salad

33) Storms; cool or scary? i dont like the storms around here, but im not afraid of them

34) first car:  a 1970's something green Dodge Dart.

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive: Jakey G, so i could jump his bones lol

36) My dream job: Forestry

37) Ever been in love: yes

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: 1/2 full always

39) Favorite sport to watch: golf

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself: i dont know

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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2007, 10:24:26 pm »


21) Bad habit: Lately it's spending lots of time on BBM websites whilst I'm at work.

22) Hidden stash of adult material:  :-X

23) Best halloween costume: A handmade mermaid costume that my Mom made for me when I was in 3rd grade.  It was beautiful... but it was hard to walk while wearing it!

24) Favorite Magazine:  Art in America

25) Favorite smells: this will sound odd... but the smell of my cat's fur (it smells warm and spicy... very comforting)

26) Favorite sounds: laughter

27) Worst feeling in the world: it's a tie between the horrible feeling one gets when something important is lost (like a wallet, etc.) and guilt (good call ineedcrayons)

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: "Can't I just sleep for 10 more minutes!?"

29) Favorite color: green

30) Future child's names & why: male or female:  Imogene, Maisie or Millicent for a girl and Aubrey, Collin or Xavier for a boy.  I like really old fashioned names (maybe it's a good thing I'm not really planning on having kids).

31) important thing in life: Another tie: (1) feeling like you've succeeded in whatever your major goals are in life and (2) compassion and kindess for others.

32) Favorite foods: Mexican

33) Storms; cool or scary? -  I love storms!

34) first car:  the first car I owned the title to is the one I currently own... a white 1999 VW Beetle

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive: Virginia Woolf

36) My dream job:  I'm lucky enough to say that I have my dream job, but it turns out to be a lot more stressful than I ever imagined

37) Ever been in love: Once with my college girlfriend

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: I try to be a 1/2 full kind of girl... but I often struggle with this.  It's easy for me to be a 1/2 empty type... depending on my mood I guess.

39) Favorite sport to watch: Bull Riding!  Seriously, since BBM I'm hooked!  My two favorite bull riders on the PBR are Brian Canter and J.B. Mauney.  They're both really young (like 18 or 19) and both remind me of Jack Twist-types for different reasons.  Both are very successful (Mauney is no. 2 in the ranks right now).  And, the best part is, almost always when the announcers discuss either one of them, they mention that they're best friends with each other.  Often you see them helping one another mounting the bulls in the shoots, etc.  It's so cute.

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself:  I was a tour guide once at a museum in Connecticut (this was a summer job when I was in college) and I remember being on a tour with about 25 people.  And, all of a sudden, out of nowhere I got the worst bloody nose of my life.  It was really, really bad.  I remember having to run out of there and just leave the people standing there.  It was awful (gross and embarassing).
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2007, 11:14:36 pm »

25) Favorite smells: this will sound odd... but the smell of my cat's fur (it smells warm and spicy... very comforting)

Doesn't sound odd to me at all.  Our German shepherd Layla's fur had the most wonderful smell - kind of earthy and yet clean, like fresh-cut grass, and yes, very warm.  Whenever I was feeling low, I'd bury my nose in the fur between her shoulder blades and all would be right with the world.

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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2007, 11:47:06 pm »
Hello everyone!

I shouldn't be spending time on this. But, if it's Chuck, I have no resistance (shades of LaShawn!)

21) Bad habit: Biting my nails. I don't really think of this as a bad habit. I grew my nails out once, and I had to spend about an hour a day taking care of them!

22) Hidden stash of adult material: I don't have one. I like my adult material in the flesh!!

23) Best halloween costume: I spent weeks working on my son's Legolas costume, and it was awesome!

24) Favorite Magazine: The New Yorker.

25) Favorite smells: My husband's armpits (for several months, I have been using his Old Spice. Shh! Don't tell anybody!

26) Favorite sounds: the wind in Wyoming

27) Worst feeling in the world: Being rejected or being ignored (it's the same thing).

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: Something great might happen to me today!

29) Favorite color: Green

30) Future child's names & why: male or female: My children's names are

31) important thing in life: Follow your passion and sheep be damned!

32) Favorite foods: Fennel, oysters, sheep's cheese

33) Storms; cool or scary? They frighten me, but I'm trying to get over that.

34) first car: a '60s mgb

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive: Marie Antoinette

36) My dream job: I have it now! I work with a bunch of engineers and I tell them what to do

37) Ever been in love: yes,

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: Full!!! I am in the unique position of getting everything I ever wanted in life. So now I am saying, what next?

39) Favorite sport to watch: Ice hockey

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself: I held a press conference to annouce the Gold Medal winner of the Olympics in bicyling and no one came! I found out later that John Delorean was arrested at the same time so that was why.







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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2007, 11:59:31 pm »
Doesn't sound odd to me at all.  Our German shepherd Layla's fur had the most wonderful smell - kind of earthy and yet clean, like fresh-cut grass, and yes, very warm.  Whenever I was feeling low, I'd bury my nose in the fur between her shoulder blades and all would be right with the world.

As an allergy sufferer, the very thought makes me sneeze. But I'm curious; was she named Layla after Eric Clapton's Layla?

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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2007, 12:22:56 am »
Doesn't sound odd to me at all.  Our German shepherd Layla's fur had the most wonderful smell - kind of earthy and yet clean, like fresh-cut grass, and yes, very warm.  Whenever I was feeling low, I'd bury my nose in the fur between her shoulder blades and all would be right with the world.

I grew-up with a beautiful German Shepherd, Barb. She was my best friend when I was  a little boy. I loved her and she loved and protected me. We were inseparable. Until now, I had forgotten about the wonderfully comforting, safe feeling I used to get, by burying my face in her fur. We were good friends. Thank you for bringing this back to me.  :)
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2007, 01:18:55 am »
21) Bad habit: Queen of procrastination here
22) Hidden stash of adult material:  :-X
23) Best halloween costume: Tinker Bell, complete with wings, fairy dust, magic wand and annoying bell
24) Favorite Magazine:  The New Yorker
25) Favorite smells: woodsmoke, freshly cut flowers, dusting powder (reminds me of Granny)
26) Favorite sounds: kitty sleeping noises, thunderstorms when I can stay in
27) Worst feeling in the world: disappointment
28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: I start calculating how much longer I can really sleep...
29) Favorite color: red
30) Future child's names & why: male or female:  Mamie for a girl (after Granny); no good ideas for a boy currently.
31) important thing in life: Making a difference to others in small ways every day
32) Favorite foods: Any ethnic - Thai, Indian, Mexican, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Italian...
33) Storms; cool or scary? Very cool!
34) first car:  1987 Ford EXP
35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and former President Carter
36) My dream job:   ???  still looking
37) Ever been in love: Yes
38) Glass 1/2 empty or full:  I really try to stay positive - half full and with champagne at that, but it's not always so easy.
39) Favorite sport to watch: Soccer
40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself:  When I was about 7, we were opening Christmas gifts, and I opened some 78 records.  I threw a wicked tantrum because I didn't have a record player..of course, it was still under the tree waiting to be unwrapped.  I'm still embarassed about being such a brat.
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2007, 11:43:32 am »
21) Bad habit:     Biting my nails, but I can stop with the right incentive.

22) Hidden stash of adult material:      No.

23) Best halloween costume:      I made our dog Madison a ballerina costume.  She has long, skinny legs and looked adorable in her pink leotard and tutu.

24) Favorite Magazine:     Time.

25) Favorite smells:     Fresh-cut grass, Old Spice, limes.

26) Favorite sounds:      Piano music or water flowing in a fountain.

27) Worst feeling in the world:     Heartache.

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up:     What time is it?

29) Favorite color:     Reddish orange.

30) Future Current children's names & why: male or female:      Michelle, because it's a pretty name and worked well with our last name; Elaine, after Elaine Robinson in "The Graduate," because it sounded good with Michelle.     

31) Important thing in life:      Quoting a George Harrison song here, "Morning is good at arriving at the right time; no, it's not always going to be this dark."

32) Favorite foods:      Grilled cheese with tomato; Italian food.

33) Storms; cool or scary?     Scary.

34) first car:     A 1976 dark blue Chevy Chevette, in hindsight a stupid choice.

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive:      My father.  He died before I was two.

36) My dream job:     Still deciding but probably something artistic.

37) Ever been in love:      Oh, yes.

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full:      Usually 1/2 full but I do go through negative phases.

39) Favorite sport to watch:     Women's gymnastics.

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself:      I worked as a court reporter decades ago.  I was taking down the deposition of a husband in a divorce case and, losing my mind momentarily, I just stopped taking down what was being said, instead writing stuff like, "I hate this effing job", "This job sucks," "Why don't you shut up already?" etc., gambling that the transcript wouldn't be ordered, but, of course, it was.  I had a lot of explaining to do to the people at the agency I worked for and the attorney who had hired me, so it was a humiliating and embarrassing experience.  I don't know what I was thinking.  It was the stupidest and most out-of-control thing I've ever done.  I guess I subconsciously wanted to get fired, but that didn't happen.   


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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2007, 11:52:40 am »
I've been out of touch so long, I figure I need some re-introductions:

21) Bad habit: Getting to bed too late

22) Hidden stash of adult material: Hidden?  Is anything on a computer hidden?  ;)

23) Best halloween costume: I once dressed up in a paisley robe and some flashy pj's and called myself a Prince protegee

24) Favorite Magazine: The Advocate

25) Favorite smells: food cooking

26) Favorite sounds: music, laughter, the alarm clock (j/k about that last one)

27) Worst feeling in the world: Being alone and depressed (ohmigod I pasted this from the person who started the thread, but me too!

28) 1st thing you think of when I wake up: How much more time do I have before I REALLY have to get out of bed?

29) Favorite color: goldenrod

30) Future child's names & why: male or female: Carlos or Elsa

31) important thing in life: Accept the things I cannot change, change the things I can

32) Favorite foods: Carnitas Burrito Bol

33) Storms; cool or scary? scary

34) first car: never had one (!)

35) 1 person I would want to meet-dead or alive:  James Baldwin

36) My dream job: A brilliant psychotherapist and teacher

37) Ever been in love: Yup

38) Glass 1/2 empty or full: Somewhere in the middle

39) Favorite sport to watch: swimming

40) Tell an embarrasing story about myself: when I was a kid I sucked at softball. Once during a game I got hit in the back by the guys playing on the field behind us.  They came over and were rubbing my back to make sure I was OK, and I liked that better than playing softball.
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2007, 01:34:26 pm »
Hey, Juan! Nice to see you around these parts! It's been a while. :D

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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2007, 12:02:09 am »
As an allergy sufferer, the very thought makes me sneeze. But I'm curious; was she named Layla after Eric Clapton's Layla?

Yes, indeed.  We wanted to name her after the title of a song.  So we went through the whole litany - Lola, Rhiannon, Sara, Roxanne, Sharona.  But we kept coming back to Layla.  Her "real" name was Charme Vom Zwillingbach of Wilmington (as in Ohio).  She was AKC.  We went that route only because we wanted a German shepherd and didn't want to end up with one with hip dysplasia like one I had as a child who suffered terribly from it.  The breeders could "certify" that she wouldn't have it (they X-rayed all their dogs to prove it).  And they were true to their word.  She never had any hip problems.  And she lived to a ripe old age of 14 - quite an accomplishment for a 90-pound dog.  We always joked about how very sensitive she was for such a tough-looking dog - how our other shepherd was tough as nails but she was the "soft" one.  Turns out we were wrong.  When she finally collapsed on her last day and we took her to our vet and she was X-rayed, it turned out cancer was all through her.  She was so big that we couldn't feel any growths on her - they were all inside.  She must have been in excruciating pain for who knows how long.  But she never showed it.  She ate like a recently released POW until her final day.  And her eyes were as bright and alert on her last day as they were on the first day we saw her at eight weeks old.

Three years later, and I still miss her like it was yesterday.  We used to call her The Best Dog Ever.  On that count, we were right.

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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2007, 01:20:43 am »
She must have been in excruciating pain for who knows how long.  But she never showed it.  She ate like a recently released POW until her final day.  And her eyes were as bright and alert on her last day as they were on the first day we saw her at eight weeks old.

Three years later, and I still miss her like it was yesterday.  We used to call her The Best Dog Ever.  On that count, we were right.

I'm sorry, Barb. She sounds like a wonderful dog, and I can imagine how hard that would be to see her go through.

Layla -- good choice. One of my all-time favorite songs.

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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2007, 07:47:44 am »
Turns out we were wrong.  When she finally collapsed on her last day and we took her to our vet and she was X-rayed, it turned out cancer was all through her.  She was so big that we couldn't feel any growths on her - they were all inside.  She must have been in excruciating pain for who knows how long.  But she never showed it. 


I empathize with your loss, Barb. My darling German Shepherd, Toots, also died of cancer. She was my best friend and protector when I was a little boy. The cancer took her from us when she was only seven. Like Layla, she was a brave little soldier, right to the end.
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Re: Getting to know you, part 2
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2007, 07:57:55 am »
Yes, indeed.  We wanted to name her after the title of a song.  So we went through the whole litany - Lola, Rhiannon, Sara, Roxanne, Sharona.  But we kept coming back to Layla.  Her "real" name was Charme Vom Zwillingbach of Wilmington (as in Ohio).  She was AKC.  We went that route only because we wanted a German shepherd and didn't want to end up with one with hip dysplasia like one I had as a child who suffered terribly from it.  The breeders could "certify" that she wouldn't have it (they X-rayed all their dogs to prove it).  And they were true to their word.  She never had any hip problems.  And she lived to a ripe old age of 14 - quite an accomplishment for a 90-pound dog.  We always joked about how very sensitive she was for such a tough-looking dog - how our other shepherd was tough as nails but she was the "soft" one.  Turns out we were wrong.  When she finally collapsed on her last day and we took her to our vet and she was X-rayed, it turned out cancer was all through her.  She was so big that we couldn't feel any growths on her - they were all inside.  She must have been in excruciating pain for who knows how long.  But she never showed it.  She ate like a recently released POW until her final day.  And her eyes were as bright and alert on her last day as they were on the first day we saw her at eight weeks old.

Three years later, and I still miss her like it was yesterday.  We used to call her The Best Dog Ever.  On that count, we were right.

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That's so sad, Barb, I am so sorry for your loss.... she has such a peaceful and happy look on her face, I bet she loved being with you. It doesn't get easier, does it, even after 3 years, I can imagine...