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    Interview The Person Below

    How about a thread asking the next poster a question?
    Hope this hasn’t been done before.

    How to play: Answer the question and then leave one for the person below.

    What was the most romantic thing anyone ever did for you?

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    When I went to meet up with my ex for the second time. It was a day flight, halfway across the world (as opposed to the first time, when it was merely a third of the world), so I would arrive at what must have been close to midnight. She had planned everything to perfection, and it was a wonderful night . I'll leave the details out, as most of them are not really suitable for public forums ...

    What is the first memory you have?
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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    I was dressed in a little blue suit, my Mom was holding my hand as we went to my Uncle's viewing before the funeral. I saw him in the coffin and I didn't understand why he wasn't moving.

    At what age did you establish a friendship with someone who then became your best friend?
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    I was in my twenties when I made friends with another army wife. She passed not to long ago and I still have dreams about her. She got me through some tough times.

    Have you ever been in a life-threatening situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyler View Post
    Have you ever been in a life-threatening situation?
    A number of times but the one that sticks in my mind mostly is the time I nearly drowned. If it hadn't been for my cousin pulling me out of the rapids I would surely have died as I had no energy left to even attempt to swim.

    If you could be anyone else for one day, who would that person be?
    My Daughter Rules!

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    Definitely a woman. No one famous I'd like to be.

    If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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    If I could change one thing about myself it would be - my story.

    Byron Katie, a woman with a unique perspective on dealing with life, wrote a book called The Work where she asks the question “Where would you be without your story?” In a way it encourages you to let it all go, to step aside and imagine what your life would be like without all the pain and struggle.


    Have you read a book that changed your life? What was it called and how did it change your life?

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    Not so much a book, but I dropped out of university for a year to do some serious reading. Was the best year I have ever spent. I must have read close to 100 books that year. I read some history, all the works of Balzac, a few religious texts and a few other books.

    I could make a fortune but there is no point. It does not matter how much you have, but how much you are in tune with yourself. That is what I learned from the experience, I don't think it would be fair to attribute it to any one book.

    If you would not live where you live now (country-wise), where would you be living?
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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    That’s a difficult one. As a redhead I’m not particularly comfortable in the sun. Autumn is my favourite time of year. I think I’m where I was meant to be.

    What is your earliest childhood memory?

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    Going flying down a snowy hill on a Toboggan in England, i was about 5, Steve my brother was under me and was about 8, then Mum was under him and Dad was on the bottom.

    It was really great until we hit the fence

    Which "Inventor" do you admire most and what did he / she invent?

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    Difficult to say, there has been so many fantastic inventions and discoveries.

    But since I'm interested in dreaming up new ideas, I found this paragraph from Edison's biography interesting.

    When Edison was stumped on a problem he would find a comfortable chair and settle into one of his naps. On the table in front of him he would place a pad of paper. In each hand he would grip a steel bearing, and on both sides of the chair he would deposit a tin plate. He would then sit back in his chair, dangle each hand over its respective plate, and doze off to sleep. As he began to drowse, one or both of the bearings would fall out of his hands and hit the tin plates, waking Edison with a start. And it was in that period of half-wake, half-sleep that many new ideas came to him. The falling bearing was the associative mind, racing away with the insoluble problem. The tin plate was the leash of waking consciousness. With a clank it would yank back unexpected connections for Edison to inspect and duly document in his notepad.

    If you had a super power what would it be and why?

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    X-Men type superpower? Telekinesis sounds cool. Though mind control must have its perks too .


    What is the most memorable day in your life, barring the birth of children and walking down the aisle?
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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    Good or bad memorable?

    There was the stuff that happened to soldier hubby. Too painful to write about.

    Do you believe in an afterlife?

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    I was referring to good memorable things.

    Do you believe in an afterlife?
    Nope. I don't believe in an afterlife, reincarnation, heaven and hell or anything.
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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    Re: Interview The Person Below

    You forgot to leave a question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyler View Post
    You forgot to leave a question.
    I thought you might want to have another go at the question I posed?


    When was the last time you laughed about something? And what was it about?
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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    Perfect question for me!

    A few months back a Casino opened about 45 minutes away from here. As you all know, the gambling I used to do was for about $2.00 on Sports when I was still working. It wasn't so much about the bet, but the harassment that came with the betting. THAT was the fun part.

    Anyway, since we planned to go out of town for a few hours, I asked my husband if we could take a look-see at the Casino. I told him I would just spend $20 and that would be IT! I know that there seems to be something about a Casino that brings on the thought 'just one more try for the big win' which, because I'm such a frugal person, wouldn't work with me.

    To make what could be a long-winded story short and I'm laughing so hard right now I can barely type. I had to ask this one wonderful man who worked there how to use the slot machines (they have come a LONG ways since my other try at a Casino when they first were invented).

    I did spend only the $20 but everytime I won anything, I took the credit and didn't replay it. I got $12.45 back and the woman, upon cashing me out, asked if I wanted security to help me guard my winnings.

    Needless to say, yesterday morning my husband was imitating me playing and how it's really done by the Pros. He made me seem like I was a dumb hillbilly and it was ab-so-lu-te-ly hilarious!

    I just can't go on with this post, it's taking me forever because I'm in hysterics right now.

    I'm sorry it just isn't funny for you guys, but it's the imitation that is the hilarious part. I didn't realize I could look that dumb, which is even funnier!

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    Since I can't pull myself together anyway, I have to think of a question when my mind and body is like jello from laughing.

    I had to edit this post for the correction that I'm STILL laughing, so the time is 5:56 a.m.

    What was your first toy and how long did you have it?
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    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Not really sure if it was my first toy, but I had a small rabbit doll. I used to take it everywhere. It was worn out completely, that it barely even looks like a rabbit anymore. Of course it did not help that I used it often to hit my brothers ...

    I still have it.

    What is the physical feature of yourself you are most happy with?
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    Not really sure if it was my first toy, but I had a small rabbit doll. I used to take it everywhere. It was worn out completely, that it barely even looks like a rabbit anymore. Of course it did not help that I used it often to hit my brothers ...




    I still have it.
    Just in case another attack could be looming?

    What is the physical feature of yourself you are most happy with?
    My red hair which has been getting a touch lighter through the years. It's my symbol that people know 'not to mess with me'.

    I hope you don't mind me repeating the question. I would like to know from the next person responding:

    What is the physical feature you are most happy with?
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    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Don’t laugh but it’s my feet. I have always worn open toe sandals (Jesus sandals). My sister on the other hand loved shoes and high heals in particular. Her feet show signs of abuse. I’m only small and I take a size 3 (36 continental size) shoe. I like my little feet.

    Shall we ask that question again to give someone else a chance to answer it?

    What is the physical feature you are most happy with?

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    What is the physical feature you are most happy with?

    My face, though I am not a beautiful one, I just love my whole face

    This is my question to the next one:
    How is your feelings/mood today?

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    As of yet a bit undefined. Need to drink two cups of coffee before I know , but it seems I am quite a happy camper today.

    What is your favourite hair colour?
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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    I hated my red hair when I was a kid but now I love it.

    What is the longest journey you ever undertook?

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    What do you have in the way of a special possession from your grandmother?



    I am told my eyes are great and for the age I am, I am proud of my cleavage .

    I like my legs too but wish they were stronger.

    Longest journey flying was to Jamaica. Longest journey driving was to Slave Lake, Alberta Canada.
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    The rules are to answer the question above and then leave a question for the next person.
    The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get to the office. (Robert Frost)

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