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AMC
Mediwizard

1710 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2007 :  02:23:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As seriously as I take the rest of my wardrobe.. which is to say, not very. I like nice socks, but I don't like to pay for them. I like interesting socks, but I can rarely be bothered to make them work with an "outfit". I have been known to wear white althletic-type socks with... clogs (wince) but only when I was running late to pick up the kids. It's a very geeky look.

I had a traumatic dream this morning and it was hard to shake off, even while awake. Hate that.

Do you believe in an after-life?


And I love you, I love you, I love you.
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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2007 :  07:38:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll find out when I get there.

When did you first realise you were going to die?

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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 - 04/24/2007 :  09:44:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't remember, but I imagine it was pretty early in life. I was about 7 or 8 when I first saw a dead person. I remember feeling surprised at how cold she felt, but I don't remember getting all ponderous about the inevitability of death or anything like that. I think the realisation that death is an inevitable part of life was something I learned pretty early on without ever coming to any big realisation about it.

What's your favourite day of the week and why?

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Haggy is (probably not) Cactus!
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n/a
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1483 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2007 :  13:17:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Monday, because I don't have to work and have the house to myself. My least favorite is Friday because I work all day.

What was the last thing that took your breath away?
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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2007 :  22:14:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hmm... maybe today. I had to go downtown so I had to walk through a part of campus that I only go through when I go downtown... and today there was a bunch of construction on campus so I couldn't even go my normal route to go downtown and I walked through a part of campus I'd never been to before and it was gorgeous. Another time was about a month ago when I left a meeting just before the sun set and the way the sun was shining made the limestone clock tower look like it was glowing pink.


How was/is the weather today?

"I think she's magic," said Nor.
________"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 - 04/24/2007 :  23:10:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oh good an easy question. it was one of those undecided spring days -dry and then a bit humid, warm and then cool, sunny and then cloudy.


do you like the comic strip mutts[question mark]

Formerly Garside! ;-)
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JKRisSuperior
Mediwizard

USA
694 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  09:21:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's an okay strip

Do you like Foxtrot?
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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  09:31:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yea sure. Used to read it all the time. Harder to come by in the UK though.

Is the comic strip dead?

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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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AMC
Mediwizard

1710 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  10:53:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, Foxtrot is dead - the cartoonist called it quits. It was funny because a bunch of other cartoonists put comments on that into their strips. But there are still lots of great strips.

Hmm - easy question.. what's your favorite punctuation mark?


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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  10:57:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think my favourite punctuation mark is the ellipsis . . . It makes everything so mysterious. A lot of people don't know how an ellipsis is written. Three points, no more, no less, and a space before and after each point.

Do you often find yourself overusing semi-colons?

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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 - 04/25/2007 :  11:53:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, but whenever I proof-read my friends' stuff I often find myself slashing through semi-colons with a red biro and writing angry notes in the margins demanding respect for the humble comma. Semi-colons are very nice and all, but keep them for special occasions, people!

What's your favourite hair colour?

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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  12:29:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hate to say it but blonde. It's such a cliche, but blonde hair does wonders for a woman's face. After that, I'd say black.

What's the deal with gingerphobia? There have got to be more logical prejudices out there.

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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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n/a
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1483 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  12:44:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting. I was taught that the space-between-the-dots ellipsis is archaic, and that current proper usage dicatates three dots flush to each other. This seems to be the route taken by most modern word processing programs, which use prefabricated ellipses that are actually narrower that three consecutive periods with no spaces. edited: But now that you mention it, the expanded form still appears in formal writing more than I realized. Funny how I never thought about it before.

Never encountered gingerphobia. Is it an English thing?



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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  16:21:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Must be because it sure doesn't happen in the States. At least not where I live. Of course, we don't have that many gingers to have a phobia about.

My dad's girlfriend thinks every woman looks better as a blonde. I'm so glad mine has darked to a medium/dark brown. I always wanted my siblings' hair, one was raven black and the other very dark auburn. However, I dyed it a few years ago a dark brown and just hated it on me. It looked horrible. Luckily, it was only semi-permanent. Guess I'm stuck with just plain brown.


Do you dye your hair?



Current location: Laying low at Lupin's
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JKRisSuperior
Mediwizard

USA
694 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  16:43:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No I don't.

Is there a book other than DH that you're looking forward to this year?
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n/a
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1483 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  16:48:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's not new, but I've never read Vanity Fair and always wanted to. I plan to put it on my next Barnes & Noble order.

What do you put in your chili soup?
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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  17:55:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes! The new book by Cornelia Funke!

What was your favourite book before HP?

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

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  18:27:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't make chili, but my sister makes it and she puts beans and ground meat and seasonings in it, along with some other stuff.

Favorite book is Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. But I'd have to add Anne of Green Gables and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, both which remind me of a female type of Tom Sawyer book. Adult book I don't know. When I think of standout books that I remember the books I read as a child as my favorites.

Dr. Seuss...yay or nay?


Current location: Laying low at Lupin's

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AMC
Mediwizard

1710 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  18:37:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jo, gotta get you reading some of my 1001 books - there's so much good literature out there!

Dr Seuss - YYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

Love Dr. Seuss to this day.

I suppose I could write a Suessian passage on how much I love him but.. I'm lazy and at work.

Have you ever really hated a book that most people like?


And I love you, I love you, I love you.
Like never before, like never before.

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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  19:10:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes! Little Women. I despised the second half of that book. Absolutely loved Part 1, but Part 2 was horrible. I'm quite bitter over the Jo/Laurie/Amy angle. Yes, I know the arguments and read the book and everything, but it's just wrong.

AMC, I do read quite a lot of adult literature. My problem is the great stuff is usually the kids books. I think it's because that's what I'm surrounded by all the time.


Do you plant a garden?



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JKRisSuperior
Mediwizard

USA
694 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  21:52:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No

Have you ever been a witness to a crime?
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n/a
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1483 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  22:35:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A high-speed car chase once blew by me on the interstate highway, if that counts.

How close is the nearest Starbucks?
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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 04/26/2007 :  00:35:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, we finally got a local Starbucks and it's about 5-10 minutes away from me. Before that the nearest one was about 30 minutes away. I haven't gone to it though as I don't drink coffee. My father had a bad experience at Starbucks in the Barnes & Noble store. He tried to order a plain black cup of coffee. The girl didn't understand what he wanted so he ended up with a root beer. Was quite hilarious at the time.

Do you drink coffee?


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AMC
Mediwizard

1710 Posts

Posted - 04/26/2007 :  00:38:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
About a mile but I don't go to Starbucks unless I'm desperate - I'm a Peet's fan. Starbucks makes lousy coffee these days, imo.

Jo, I think the real question is - does the garden survive?! And I am totally with you - Jo got ripped. If you keep reading the series it gets worse - Professor Baer is the absolute dullest man a heroine was ever fated to marry.

What book ending would you re-write?


And I love you, I love you, I love you.
Like never before, like never before.


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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 04/26/2007 :  13:28:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Mill on the Floss (I mean, come on everybody drowns!)

Is there a book out of print that you'd really like to have?


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

Posted - 04/26/2007 :  14:28:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can't think of any, but I'm not a book expert. Anything I've wanted I could always find on eBay.

Do you eBay?
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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 04/26/2007 :  17:55:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I do, I've only ever had one dud (a sewing machine that didn't have any of the kit with it, not even bobbins, and they never responded when I asked them for it).

What would you never buy online?

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 - 04/26/2007 :  18:22:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
anything I wouldn't want the whole world knowing I bought.

Would you say things about people on a forum you wouldn't say to their faces?

Order of the Bookmark

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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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2007 :  06:45:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wouldn't, I'm more careful, even. But I can tell that there are people who will cheerfully fling dirt at you on a forum but who would just gossip viciously behind your back "in real life".

What do you do with people who give you the "silent treatment"?

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

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2007 :  09:43:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I ignore them. Unless it's my sister and then I talk and talk and talk and talk until she gets so annoyed she tells me to shut up, thus breaking the silent treatmnet (mature, I know).

Will you see Spiderman 3?

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

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Edited by - Cour_Delafleur on 04/27/2007 09:45:14
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