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Newguise
Barmy

United Kingdom
269 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2007 :  13:12:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Album? The one you've just mentioned. Although I did have a double tape compilation before that. Now That's What I call Music - 14!

What are they on now - 60 something?

Can you actually dance?



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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2007 :  14:31:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, I'm horrible. I have no rhythm and probably resemble Elaine on Seinfeld. But I'd love to learn how to waltz for some reason.

Cour, I feel so old...Whoopie Goldberg was a guest on the very brief 90s version of "The Muppet Show". The original ran from the mid 70s to early 80s. I remember being so excited when it came on. That was a great show. I'll never forget "Piiiiigggs Iiinnn Spaaaaccce".

Can you sing or at least carry a decent tune?


Current location: Laying low at Lupin's

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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2007 :  16:53:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I spose I can carry a decent tune, but I can't really sing. Ruth (who CAN sing) is trying to persuade me to join the choir, but I'm petrified.

I loved the Mark Hamill/C3PO/R2D2 show.

Do you know someone who thinks they can sing but actually can't?

I wuv multicoloured werewolf puppies.
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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2007 :  12:52:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes. My friend Sarah is totally tone deaf and has absolutely no idea. I was on a train with her once and she was trying to sing "Defying Gravity" from Wicked and there was a part where the song goes down and she kept going up and I told her that and she had no idea. She was driving everyone on the train crazy.

Have you ever been part of a choir/band?

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____"Well, everything is," said Nor. - Wicked

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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2007 :  13:56:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes. One of the ideosyncrasies of the college I went to (one of many) was that singing was mandatory. One of the plusses of being autistic is that I have a very good ear, so I can carry it off.

Did/does your college have any truly bizarre traditions?

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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2007 :  18:02:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My school has tons of traditions, though none of them really bizarre. Except maybe the tams that we wear, or that our fight song is in Gaelic, or that our team name is the "Golden Gaels". Each faculty has a lot of strange traditions as well, especially the engineers. During frosh week, the frosh leaders (called "Frecs") dye themselves purple and put gelatin in their hair to make it into weird shapes and then spray paint it. They do these "eng-cuts" to the frosh as well, but the Frecs' are usually more extreme. They then take their eng-cuts out at the end of the week so they don't get hurt climbing the "grease pole". This is when they take the frosh to a pit filled with ice cold, muddy water (though it's much better than it used to be. There was a time when it was filled with dead animals and feces) and make them stand there for hours as they attempt to climb a lanolin-covered footbal goal post that Queen's stole from the University of Toronto in the 50's that has a tam nailed to the top. Also during homecoming (our homecoming is another story on its own. It's known as one of the craziest in Canada. It's basically this massive street party in the "ghetto" with thousands and thousands of people. Signing a lease for a house on that street is pretty much saying you agree to have your house trashed during homecoming. Last year cars were flipped) the engineers all dye themselves purple again and storm the field during half-time of the homecoming game. Then there are the jackets. All faculties have them, but EVERY engineer has one. They call theirs GPA's (Golden Party Armour). They're gold-ish leather jackets with "Queen's Applied Science" on the back. They pay $500 for these jackets (which they aren't allowed to wear until after their last exam of first term) and when they get them spend hours sanding off the protective coating and dye them purple. Then, after their last exam, they go to an intersection on campus and "slam": whip/slam their jackets repeatedly on the ground for hours to "break in the leather".

And that's probably way too much information, but I've barely skimmed the surface of the strangeness of the engineers.


What did you major in in college/university?

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n/a
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1483 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2007 :  18:51:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Started out in Music Ed but decided that junior high band directing was just not for me ... Ended up with a BSBA (Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration.)

Have you ever changed majors?

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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2007 :  19:54:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, but I haven't had much opportunity to. Right now I'm in first year of BComm (Bachelor's of Commerce) and have absolutely no intention of changing.

Can you raise one eyebrow?

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________"You, you think everything's magic," Manek said. "Stupid girl."
____"Well, everything is," said Nor. - Wicked

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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2007 :  20:15:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If I really really try, but I'm not very good at it.

Pesky, I have the same degree as you! Then I got an M.Ed. Now I can teach business and elementary.

What is your dream job?


Current location: Laying low at Lupin's
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Emmmma
Barmy

293 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2007 :  22:30:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
maybe a park ranger. not in real life though.



Don't they make you think of nuns [question mark]

Formerly Garside! ;-)
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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  08:16:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a friend who is a park ranger, she never manages to get permanent contracts, so she's always on the lookout for the next job.

Hmm, no, they make me think of choir boys with quiffs.

Have you ever been discriminated against?

I wuv multicoloured werewolf puppies.
"When Mister Safety Catch Is Not On, Mister Crossbow Is Not Your Friend."
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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  09:57:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A couple times, mainly due to my disability. The most notable example is when I was about nine, and my school wouldn't let me joing a ski trip because their insurance wouldn't cover me.

Could you tell me something you've never told anyone?

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As to the avatar, well, if you girls can all have Alan Rickman...

"They don't want the Easter Bunny's power; The children in our generation want Harry's power, and they're getting it." - Laura Mallory

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Bee
Mediwizard

846 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  10:33:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I secretly watch Hollyoaks.

What's your favourite item of clothing that you own?

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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  11:06:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My shoes. I spent twenty-two years in agony and always imagining that that was what you went through to wear shoes. Then one day I went to a specialist shoe store in northern California and he told me, shock of shocks, that shoes aren't supposed to hurt. And so we tried on shoes for hours on end, and he wouldn't let me leave until I found a pair that worked for me. Astoundingly I did and my grandmother ships another pair of shoes from that store over to my place every Christmas.

Are you a clotheshorse or do you keep the amount of clothes in your closet strictly practical?

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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  12:01:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where's that shop in California?

I'm not a clotheshorse, but my (small) wardrobe is full anyway, mainly because I keep gaining weight and I can't wear the old stuff anymore.

How do you get a child who will only eat pasta with pesto to eat something else. He throws up things he doesn't like, seriously.

I wuv multicoloured werewolf puppies.
"When Mister Safety Catch Is Not On, Mister Crossbow Is Not Your Friend."
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n/a
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1483 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  12:06:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Practical, but good quality and only things I truly like. I don't have space for an extensive wardrobe, so I have to make the clothes I do own count. I may be the only woman in the world whose husband owns more clothes than she does. I beat him on shoes, though.


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n/a
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1483 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  12:08:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Whoops, on to Starling's question:

If he gets hungry enough, he'll eat it. Sounds mean, but it worked with my kids.

What's your style? Casual, classic, goth, dressy?
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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  14:25:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Where's that shop in California?


Carmel. Notable for two things: once having Clint Eastwood as a mayor and being the only town on planet Earth where streetlights are illegal.

I don't think my style can be summed up in one word. If I had to it would be something like: "Oh look. That looks warm. Yes it's on the floor, but it's not that dirty; I'll just throw it on. And look, clean socks. Do they match? Sortof. Fine; it's not like people really notice the space between trousers and shoes, is it? That's a tee-shirt; doesn't really go with slacks, but who cares I'll be wearing a sweater anyway."

If I could condense that to one word, then that would be my style.

What is your hair colour?

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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  14:41:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Brunette, a medium brown. When I was little it was dishwater blond and then darkened to a mousy brown. Now it's more of a medium, although, my dad's girlfriend, who is blond, thinks it's dark brown. I think she's a bit color blind because nobody else describes it as dark.

Diri, your style condensed to one word is male. The typical sniff test, looks clean, might match style.

How long is your hair?


Current location: Laying low at Lupin's

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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  14:53:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Short. It's falling out, it'd look really silly if it was any longer.

Are you happy with your hair?

I wuv multicoloured werewolf puppies.
"When Mister Safety Catch Is Not On, Mister Crossbow Is Not Your Friend."
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n/a
deleted

1483 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  14:55:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Long. 1/3 of the way down my back, but layered into a style that behaves with the natural wave. To answer Starling's question: I love it. It's easy and it usually looks good.

How often do you get your hair cut?

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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  19:58:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It varies. Currently I'm growing my hair out so I haven't had it cut since October, but there are times when I get it cut once every month or two.

If you could choose any hair colour to have, regardless of how it looked with your skin tone, what would you choose?

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________"You, you think everything's magic," Manek said. "Stupid girl."
____"Well, everything is," said Nor. - Wicked

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Emmmma
Barmy

293 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  22:07:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
flaming red hair, if you mean a natural color. Electric blue if it was a tint...


Grey hair - leave it as it is or use hair color to cover it?

Formerly Garside! ;-)
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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2007 :  01:07:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It depends. For men I'd say definitely keep it. For women, it depends on the woman's natural hair colour and how old she is, because some people go grey much earlier than others. My friend's mom was grey by the time she was 35. She kept it grey until a few years ago when she dyed it brown, and she looks much better and younger now.

What Chinese sign were you born under? (year of the dragon, etc.)

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________"You, you think everything's magic," Manek said. "Stupid girl."
____"Well, everything is," said Nor. - Wicked

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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2007 :  12:03:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The year of the dragon. :) The other day we were watching a tv show about dragons and Chinese astrology and my dad asked what year he was born in because I was online and so I looked it up for him and everyone else he thinks of and he says everyone sounds like their description. I told him I didn't sound like a dragon and his response was, "Yes, that seems a good bit like you."

What is your Western astrology sign?


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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2007 :  17:54:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Capricorn.

what's your favourite breakfast cereal?

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____"Well, everything is," said Nor. - Wicked

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Emmmma
Barmy

293 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2007 :  22:47:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I haven't had it in a while but I'm pretty sure it would still be Cap'n Crunch. A bit embarrasing for an adult I think.


What's your biggest worry at the moment?

Formerly Garside! ;-)
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Bee
Mediwizard

846 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2007 :  06:13:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finances, so I'm pretty lucky really, because the only person they affect is me. Still a bit of a pain though.

What's your proudest achievement?

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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2007 :  17:14:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Getting into the program I wanted at Queen's. I usually don't do things unless I'm fairly certain I'll succeed. I'm know this isn't a good thing, but it's what I do. Applying to Queen's Commerce when my marks were only a little above the cut-off was a "risk" for me because I honestly didn't think I'd get in, but it was the only place I wanted to go and I knew I wanted to do business. I was beyond ecstatic when I got in.

What makes you feel like a small fish in a big sea?

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____"Well, everything is," said Nor. - Wicked

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Emmmma
Barmy

293 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2007 :  22:33:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Easy! My job.


What makes you feel happy nowadays?

Formerly Garside! ;-)
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