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Old 07-23-2011, 10:48 AM   #1
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1. If you could, would you open a restaurant and what would you call it?

2. You remind me a lot of my Father...it's okay, I like him, too! Aside from doting on your children and playing with your food, what else do you like to do?

3. Who is your hero and why?
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Weed mate, according to rueters berlin german nudist numbers are shrinking, my first question is will this affect your future travel plans.
2, What impact do you think this will have on the Greek and Spanish economies.
3, Will the manufacture of factor 100 sunscreen go into decline.
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What is you favourite smell and why?

Which topic could you discuss for hours each day without getting bored?

Describe your personality in 3 words?

What would your last meal consist of if you could choose?
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What is you favourite smell and why?

Which topic could you discuss for hours each day without getting bored?

Better you should ask which topic he can't discuss for hours without getting bored!



Describe your personality in 3 words?

Seriously!? 3 Words? Just how well do you know this man?

What would your last meal consist of if you could choose?

Love you, GW but brevity is not part of your credo!
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:29 PM   #5
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Love you, GW but brevity is not part of your credo!

Shoo fly! They were not your questions to answer. Go ask me some questions if you're bored!
He'll answer me even if the answer could be published as a novel!
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1. If you could, would you open a restaurant and what would you call it?

I would open one, and it would be called "The Shack". It would feature a mall type arrangement with a host of small restaurants such as;
1. The Chili Shack - would have to include my own versions of my best red and white chili, then, various chili recipes patterned after various regional favorites from Texas, The deep south, the East coast, Tennessey, and Boston.
2. The Fowl Shack - would feature my best fried chicken recipe, my Smoldering Chicken recipe, my Charcoal and Maple Smoked Turkey, Cornish Hens, and game such as pheasant, duck, goose, and ostrich. It would also have to serve Peking Duck, just because it's so good.
3. The Pasta Shack - Yep, all things pasta.
4. The Hog Shack - Pulled Pork, Smoked Louisiana cut spare ribs, Pork Chops and Pork Steaks, many barbecued cuts, usually smoked, but also pan fried, breaded, and roasted as required.
5. The Asian Shack - My own Lumpia and Egg Roll recipes, Dim Sum, Sukiyaki, Chow Mein, Lo Mein, and Egg Drop Soup recipes, and also Sechuan, Cantonese, Mongolian, Philipino, and Thai styles.
6. The French Shack - Featuring classic French classics, as well as sauces derived from the 5 mother sauces.
7. Snack Shack - Burgers, fries, hot dogs and sausages, Onion Rings, shakes, Malts, Floats, and ice cream treats.
8. Mom's Shack - Home style dinners with roast beef, roast pork, roasted spuds, green veggies, etc, all served as you would expect a good Mom to make, only up to my standards.
9. The Sandwich Shack - Subs of all kinds, breathkiller sandwiches, Ruebens, tuna salad, peanut butter and jelly/jam/jelly/fruit butters, cold cut, with all of your favorite deli meats, and the challenge - your buddy makes it from anything in the house. If you can eat it, you both get a coupon for 1 free sandwich of your choice. There would also be classic hot sandwiches such as open faced pork, beef, turkey, and chicken, along with meatball and cudighi sandwiches. All breads would be whole grain.
10. The Soup Shack - Exceptional soups of all types
11. The Seafood Shack - freshwater and saltwater fish, scallops, lobster, crab, mussels, etc. Fixed in classic presentations.
12. The German Shack - Soubraten, German Sausages, Sour Kraut, Rouladden, etc.
13. The Med Shack - Greek, Itallian, Spanish, etc. - all light dishes with plenty of olives, salad greens, and fresh veggies.
14. The Fruit Shack - All deserts and snacks made from fruits and berries.

The advertisement would include the phrase - "I'm having a Shack Attack!"


2. You remind me a lot of my Father...it's okay, I like him, too! Aside from doting on your children and playing with your food, what else do you like to do?

I used to shoot a whole lot of arrows at poor, defenseless targets. Archery was important to me. I enjoy outdoor sports, including fishing, hunting, hunting with a camera, throwing snowballs, and snowmen. I used to love tobaganing down rediculously steep slopes, downhill skiing, water skiing, etc. I also enjoy shooting fire-arms.

I write novels, blogs, and cookbooks. I am a tinkerer and usually do my own repairs. I have an unquenchable curiosity about virtually everything, and have studied so many things that I can't remember them all.

Of course, the science, technique, and artistry of cooking.

I grow my veggie garden. I sculpt wood occasionally (very small as in a canoe, or ship). I make paper airplanes patterned after real aircraft, with proper wing curvature, wings, ailerons and flaps, rudder, elevator, and fuselage, all so as to teach children about how planes fly. I have taught youth camping skills, both summer and cold winter camping.

I tie fishing flies, and have been known to design electronic circuitry.

Keep my wife happy.

Play and practice the harmonica.

Love to listen to all kinds of music. If done very well, it has been known to put a lump in my throat and carry me away from all things Earthly.

Don't read many novels any more as I just don't have the time.

Enjoy lifting weights, but have a hard time finding the time to do it.

Love riding fast mortorcycles too much, and testing their limits, so I quit that. Used to love climbing ridiculous hills on dirt bikes.

My absolute favorite thing to do is make people smile.



3. Who is your hero and why?
1960's Superman because he was incorruptible. I would like to think that I am the same, but only time will tell.

My kids, because they do what she needs to be done, even if it's not the easy thing to do. And they really try to be the best that they can be.

My Stepfather; because he was absolutely honorable, and filled with a genuine desire to do right by all who he ever met. And he championed the weak when it was required. If all men were like he was, this world would be paradise.

All men and women who put the needs of others before their own needs.

Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:51 PM   #7
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Weed mate, according to rueters berlin german nudist numbers are shrinking, my first question is will this affect your future travel plans.
Bolas my freind, I was expecting to put on blinders and come visit you. Now, I'm more likely to find you in more respectable places and so won't need the blinders.

2, What impact do you think this will have on the Greek and Spanish economies.
The Greeks are in trouble now. This will have a negligable effect, I would think. I don't know enough about the Spanish to comment.

3, Will the manufacture of factor 100 sunscreen go into decline.
I suspect not. The parts covered by the modern swim suits is so small that the required amount of sunscreen will change very little.

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Old 07-23-2011, 06:08 PM   #8
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What is you favourite smell and why?
Autumn Leaves - Autmn is my favorite time of year, and the woods are my favorite place to be. I also love the memories evoked from my childhood of jumping into piles of raked leaves. I love the smells of gardens, and soil, and water, of a fresh breeze, of icy winter air that tickles my nose with ice. I love the smell of hot, fresh bread, and pizza, and KFC, and, and, and... But fallen leaves is my favorite. But wait, what about a freshly baked apple pie? Oh, you ask hard questions.

Which topic could you discuss for hours each day without getting bored?
I hate to say it, but Andy was correct. I'm happy talking about any subject, except those that are vulgar. I'm part philosopher, scientist, engineer, writer, reader, artist, and have an insatiable curiosity about everything.

Describe your personality in 3 words?
Simple, complex, likable.

What would your last meal consist of if you could choose?
I've pondered this question many times. The best I can come up with is freshly caught, cleaned, floured, and pan fried brook trout from Lake Superior streams, a glass of whole milk, ice cold, Corn on the cob that's been steamed in its own husk, with good butter, juicy cole slaw, a small slice each of apple and blueberry pie, with ripe cantaloupe to finish and cleanse the palate. There are foods that I like more than these, depending on my mood, but none that are as purely comfortable. I love potted meat sandwiches for the same reason. They were there when I was a very small child.

That list of foods would change too quickly, for there are wonderful memories of eating special foods with my DW, and all of my munchkins, each of them having a special meal/moment that I shared with them.


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Love you, GW but brevity is not part of your credo!
Andy, you are a scoundrel. I read your post and laughed so hard tears fell from my eyes. I am the first to admit that I sometimes go on. But you caught me off gaurd and tickled my funny-bone. Thank you, my friend.

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That list of foods would change too quickly, for there are wonderful memories of eating special foods with my DW, and all of my munchkins, each of them having a special meal/moment that I shared with them.


Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
To this day, I only eat thickly spread PBJ's with crunchy, peanut butter and strawberry preserves on cracked wheat bread, cut in triangles, because of a lunch 41 years ago with my Father. Memories run deep.
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GW That restaurant would have to be somewhere other than the Soo. I think you've listed more choices than there are people in the Soo.
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GW That restaurant would have to be somewhere other than the Soo. I think you've listed more choices than there are people in the Soo.
Yes I know, and I haven't included the Grill Shack yet, or the Bean Shack, or the Tex/Mex Shack, or the Bread Shack, or... We could take over the culinary world with this thing!

I'm thinking this would fly in a place like Seattle, or maybe in San Diego. Toronto, or Detroit might work as well. I'm not sure how well it would be received in a place like Memphis, Tn.

Each separate restaurant kitchen would draw from a central storehouse of foods, but would have its own set of chef's, and equipment.

And Princess Fiona, as much as there is great food out there, it's truly only special when you can share it with those you love.

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And Princess Fiona, as much as there is great food out there, it's truly only special when you can share it with those you love.

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I continue to be amazed by the number of people who are upset I no longer work nights and Crock-Pot nights have ceased. It seems they miss my soups and stews.
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You find yourself cornered by a pack of rabid, ravenous platypuses while wearing only your swim trunks and a pair of prescription goggles (you were on the way to the pool). The walls behind you are made of slightly rough, large bricks and are about ten feat high. The tile flooring is smooth and slightly slick from the water dripping off the platypuses. How do you escape?

If words had flavors which word would be your favorite flavor (besides maple or pepperoni)?

Canned or dried?

You see in front of you a field of flowers. As you get close enough to see them more clearly you realize some have the face of a departed loved one in their center? Do you take these flowers with you? Why or why not?

What character trait do you most value in yourself?
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Andy, you are a scoundrel. I read your post and laughed so hard tears fell from my eyes. I am the first to admit that I sometimes go on. But you caught me off gaurd and tickled my funny-bone. Thank you, my friend.

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Just for the record, I loved your answers and I'm glad I asked what I wanted to!
I just like giving you grief about your ramblings because they remind me of my Dad. You remind me a lot of him, whenever I got into trouble as a child he would give me such a lecture that I would literally zone out and not hear half of what he said
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Just for the record, I loved your answers and I'm glad I asked what I wanted to!
I just like giving you grief about your ramblings because they remind me of my Dad. You remind me a lot of him, whenever I got into trouble as a child he would give me such a lecture that I would literally zone out and not hear half of what he said
I've never ever ever zoned out during one of my dad's lectures.
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I've never ever ever zoned out during one of my dad's lectures.
"Neither did I " If he did catch me not listening it would just start another 3 hour lecture
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ok, chief longwind, i have one that should keep you busy for a while.

how many cookbooks have you written, and do you still have a copy that i asked for but never got around to ordering?

hmm, actually, that wasn't it. the big question.

how many kids do you have, and how do you feel being a father?
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Weed mate I presume you know that if you place 1 grain of rice on the first square of a chessboard then double up on each following square ie 1,2, 4, 8 ect you would end up with18446744073709551615 grains on the last square, this equals six times the total biomass of the earth.
My question is do you like rice pudding.
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i hope he certainly ain't puddin'it anywhere on a chessboard.

now what kind of question is that to ask?
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