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Old 12-01-2012, 06:38 PM   #91
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OK, unique questions, hmmmm. If you were one of Santa's reindeer, which one would you be and why?

What does your favorite cookie tell us about you?

If you had to make a choice to live on an aircraft carrier, or be a tank driver, for 6 months, which would you choose, and why?

What color best represents your personality?

If you were a big cat (not large house cat, but big, wild), which one would you be?

I you were a dog, which one would you be?

If your were a desert, which one would you be?

How does Trans Siberian Orchestra's version of "Carol Of The Bells" make you feel?

Do you recognize the excerpts from classical music pieces played in rock and roll?

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:20 PM   #92
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Alix, how good is it to be back home?
Its very good to be home. I really missed my kids and my pets. I DID hit the ground running and haven't stopped since we got back. I am going to need another vacation to recover!

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What a fun trip, Alix! Did you go snorkeling?
Only on St Barts. I didn't bring a snorkel so I just borrowed a mask from one of the folks on our trip. Which incidentally is kinda dangerous if you are used to using a snorkel. I nearly drowned myself a couple of times!
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Diving?
No diving, I don't dive. I'm a bit claustrophobic about the whole scuba gear thing.
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Do you have any more underwater pics?
Not very good ones. I posted the best ones. The other ones are a bit too blurry and you can't see what is in them.
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Which island had the best snorkeling? (assuming you went snorkeling)
I didn't get to snorkel on any of the other islands, but apparently (according to others on our tour) Antigua was the best snorkelling. I'm waiting to see what pictures are posted by the guy who went on the snorkelling tours.

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And I want to hear about more cruise food porn.
I'll go post about lunch and dinners on the thread I started on my trip.

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And more questions: did you bring back some nice nutmeg/mace from Grenada? Outside of zipline and segway, what was the favorite thing you did?
I brought back rum from Grenada, and we bought a little spice packet that has a bunch of different things in it. Did you know Grenada supplies 20% of the worlds spices? Pretty nifty. I think Zanzibar is pretty high on the list too. I also learned about all the cool stuff you can do with nutmeg. Did you know you can use it for headaches? And its a blood thinner, so its good for preventing stroke. Cool beans.

Favorite thing...huh. Tough one. I really loved doing the tours of the islands and learning about their history. I need more time on each one to really get the feel of the islands. I think beach time is really high on the list. The beaches there are really wonderful, soft sand, gentle waves and warm warm water.

OK, I'm off for dinner. I'll answer the Chief's questions after supper.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:16 AM   #93
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If you were one of Santa's reindeer, which one would you be and why?
Donner. No one really knows what the heck Donner does. I mean come on, all the rest are really self explanatory - Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Blitzen (ok this one is a bit odd too). I'm a sucker for the underdog, and really Donner is a classic "wallpaper" character. I'm one of those people who get completely ignored by airport security. I am very nondescript and non threatening looking. Average to the max. Donner baby, all the way.

What does your favorite cookie tell us about you?
Oatmeal chocolate chip - tells you I'm a classic, lean toward being healthy without being caught up in it, live a little on the wild side, but...no nuts!

If you had to make a choice to live on an aircraft carrier, or be a tank driver, for 6 months, which would you choose, and why?
Live on an aircraft carrier for SURE. I'm a wee bit claustrophobic, and the thought of a tank gives me the willies. An aircraft carrier is open and simulates the prairie with those wide open spaces. Ocean, fields...its remarkably similar except for color.

What color best represents your personality?
Orange. Bright and sunny and also a food!

If you were a big cat (not large house cat, but big, wild), which one would you be?
Ooooo...siberian tiger for sure. Somewhat rare, looks snuggly, and can be snuggly with the right folks but when the mood strikes, (or if there is no coffee) watch out! I think I'd LIKE to be a jaguar, they get to hang out in warm, humid jungles and sleep in the trees. No worries, just an occasional prowl for food, then more lazing around in the sun and trees. Sounds pretty idyllic to me!

If you were a dog, which one would you be?
Probably a lab, somewhat nondescript (you see them everywhere), lovable, family oriented, a loyal friend, a watchful but deadly enemy and prone to being slightly overweight!

If you were a desert, which one would you be?
The North American Arctic (deserts are not necessarily sand after all). Its vast, but beautiful and home to the polar bear. I love polar bears. And best of all...there are no BUGS in this desert.

How does Trans Siberian Orchestra's version of "Carol Of The Bells" make you feel?
I'm not as fond of it as I am of .

Do you recognize the excerpts from classical music pieces played in rock and roll?
Most of the time. There was a LOT of classical music playing in our home when I grew up. One of our games was to play "name that tune" with classical pieces. I was really good at it when I was younger, but am quite out of practice now. I can usually name at least the composer, if not the actual piece.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:18 PM   #94
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can you please give us an example of each of the qualities you attribute to yourself in your answer to chief's dog question, alix?

nondescript, puleez!!...beginning with 'lovable' :)
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:25 PM   #95
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Alix, I take it you enjoy classical mosic. Who is your favorite classical composer and favorite piece of classical music? Thank you for that link to the Carol of the Bells. It led me to clips of Les Miserables.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:16 PM   #96
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can you please give us an example of each of the qualities you attribute to yourself in your answer to chief's dog question, alix?

nondescript, puleez!!...beginning with 'lovable' :)
I AM nondescript! Security people do not even notice me! (I once walked through airport security with a sword under my arm and wasn't stopped!) And what I mean by that is Labs are so prevalent that people don't really take the time to notice and appreciate them. When was the last time you stopped to really LOOK at a Lab? They are a gorgeous dog. Each one has its own unique beauty, but when people see one, they just say "lab" and don't bother to really SEE the individual dog. I'm like that. I have brown hair and eyes, I'm a bit round (thus the tendency to being overweight), and am pretty average looking if you don't really look at me. Thus my title, "Everymom". Those who DO look at me get to see the "lovable" parts. There is a crinkle around my eyes and my mouth from laughter and a lifetime of joy and wonder. Um, there might be a bit of mischief in that twinkle as well.

"Family oriented" needs no further clarification I am guessing. You all know that my husband and kids are my raison d'etre. As for "loyal friend" and "watchful but deadly enemy", I am extremely loyal to my friends and will defend them vehemently. It takes a LOT to break those bonds for me. The enemy piece is the fact that I am quite aware when there is a threat to me or mine around, and I will just make sure we are all safe. I won't jump to the attack until there is no other option, but I will not hesitate to fight to the finish in defense of family. I discovered that about myself after my first child was born. Someone threatened her and that cold little part of my brain clicked and I thought, "well sh!t, probably going to have to kill this guy and go to jail", not something less dramatic like, "call the police". The fear part of my brain turns off.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #97
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Alix, I take it you enjoy classical mosic. Who is your favorite classical composer and favorite piece of classical music? Thank you for that link to the Carol of the Bells. It led me to clips of Les Miserables.
Oh Addie, that is a tough tough question! I love most classical music and different moods require different music. Russian composers are all about passion and romance for me. Chopin is contemplative. Bach and his ilk are for getting my brain in gear to do some heavy thinking. If I had to pick just one piece of music it would be Ravel's Bolero. LOVE that piece. Although, Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg is also a fave. Oh dear, this could get ugly. I'll stop now.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #98
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If you were one of Santa's reindeer, which one would you be and why?
Donner. No one really knows what the heck Donner does. I mean come on, all the rest are really self explanatory - Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Blitzen (ok this one is a bit odd too). I'm a sucker for the underdog, and really Donner is a classic "wallpaper" character. I'm one of those people who get completely ignored by airport security. I am very nondescript and non threatening looking. Average to the max. Donner baby, all the way.

What does your favorite cookie tell us about you?
Oatmeal chocolate chip - tells you I'm a classic, lean toward being healthy without being caught up in it, live a little on the wild side, but...no nuts!

If you had to make a choice to live on an aircraft carrier, or be a tank driver, for 6 months, which would you choose, and why?
Live on an aircraft carrier for SURE. I'm a wee bit claustrophobic, and the thought of a tank gives me the willies. An aircraft carrier is open and simulates the prairie with those wide open spaces. Ocean, fields...its remarkably similar except for color.

What color best represents your personality?
Orange. Bright and sunny and also a food!

If you were a big cat (not large house cat, but big, wild), which one would you be?
Ooooo...siberian tiger for sure. Somewhat rare, looks snuggly, and can be snuggly with the right folks but when the mood strikes, (or if there is no coffee) watch out! I think I'd LIKE to be a jaguar, they get to hang out in warm, humid jungles and sleep in the trees. No worries, just an occasional prowl for food, then more lazing around in the sun and trees. Sounds pretty idyllic to me!

If you were a dog, which one would you be?
Probably a lab, somewhat nondescript (you see them everywhere), lovable, family oriented, a loyal friend, a watchful but deadly enemy and prone to being slightly overweight!

If you were a desert, which one would you be?
The North American Arctic (deserts are not necessarily sand after all). Its vast, but beautiful and home to the polar bear. I love polar bears. And best of all...there are no BUGS in this desert.

How does Trans Siberian Orchestra's version of "Carol Of The Bells" make you feel?
I'm not as fond of it as I am of .

Do you recognize the excerpts from classical music pieces played in rock and roll?
Most of the time. There was a LOT of classical music playing in our home when I grew up. One of our games was to play "name that tune" with classical pieces. I was really good at it when I was younger, but am quite out of practice now. I can usually name at least the composer, if not the actual piece.
You are amazing! I tried to make these questions challenging. Your ripped out great answers as if answering the questions of a first-grade math teacher. Are you a closet psychiatrist with a penchant for self evaluation? Go on. You can tell us.

Oh, and that big, open place composed of almost barren landscape, that's spelled dessert. Desert is something yummy that you eat.

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:24 PM   #99
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Hahahahaha!!! They WERE really hard questions! I just really like odd questions. I think you and I must think a bit alike Chief. Your questions were awesome!
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #100
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Hahahahaha!!! They WERE really hard questions! I just really like odd questions. I think you and I must think a bit alike Chief. Your questions were awesome!

you were both awesome in your own special ways in the q & a. but chief, you really should know better than to challenge alix at spelling. or anyone, really.:)
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