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Old 11-19-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Getting To Know PrincessFiona60

1. Were you a cool kid/band geek/loner/ etc. in highschool?
2. Have you ever stolen anything?
3. Would you ever skydive?

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Old 11-19-2010, 12:01 PM   #2
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1. Were you a cool kid/band geek/loner/ etc. in highschool?
2. Have you ever stolen anything?
3. Would you ever skydive?
1. I was friends with everyone, but belonged to no particular group. The group I hung out with the most were the stoners and drinkers, even though I did not partake. I'm a "fringe dweller." That's the best description I have. While I had the book smarts to be a nerd, I did not immerse myself so totally that I was classified as a nerd, but I count many Nerds, Geeks, Cheerleaders, Sports Jocks and band Geeks as my friends.

2. Yes, I was in 4th or 5th grade, mom worked at Gibson's. We went in to pick her up at work once and I stole a pack of Diet Grape Gum. Mom's supervisor at the time was going to the police academy...he became Chief of Police later on and our 4-H leader.

Back to the gum, I was so afraid I would get caught with it that, laying in the top bunk of the bed, I opened all the gum and cehwed all of it, tossing the wrappers out the window. I had this huge wad of gum and no place to put it...I thought of throwing it out the window too, but I didn't want it to mess up the blades of the lawn mowers. And it would definitely not blow away like the wrappers.

I ended up putting the wad of (disgusting - 1960's diet flavors) in between the covers of a 3 ring binder until it got hard. I still have the binder, it still smells like Grape Gum and I can't stand anything Grape Flavored.

3. Skydiving...absolutely not, why would I jump out of a perfectly good airplane???
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:14 PM   #3
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What TV shows/channels do you you watch?
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:35 PM   #4
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What TV shows/channels do you you watch?
Quite a list actually:

Law and Order and all it's incarnations.
CSI
The Closer
NCIS and the LA one
Human Target
No Ordinary Family
Bones
Castle
The Mentalist
Caprica
If I could find it I would still be watching Buffy, Angel, Firefly (I have all on DVD) Anything by Joss Whedon.

National Geographic
Discovery
History
Science
Sci-Fi (I refuse to call it Sy-Fy)
Lots of Movies

I no longer watch medical shows...I spend too much time yelling, "No Way!" at the TV or laughing my butt off in disbelief at the antics.
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:58 PM   #5
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I got into Caprica too!! I don't know anyone else besides you and my dh that watches it. Crazy show. BBC has their L&O show now, the wigs they wear in court take some getting used to :) I hear ya on the medical shows...
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Old 11-19-2010, 01:03 PM   #6
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I got into Caprica too!! I don't know anyone else besides you and my dh that watches it. Crazy show. BBC has their L&O show now, the wigs they wear in court take some getting used to :) I hear ya on the medical shows...
I will try any Science-Fiction show, unfortunately, Shrek is not good about DVRing them for me and I missed the start of this season, I have to wait until it comes out on DVD or they do an encore season. I also like "Sanctuary" on Sci-Fi!

My work hour change really messed with the shows I was looking foward to seeing again.
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Old 11-19-2010, 01:32 PM   #7
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Okay PF, I have a few for you.

1. How did you and Shrek meet?

2. What is your favourite "goto" dinner dish (what you make when you don't know what to make)

3. If you were "The Next Food Network Star" what would your Culinary Point of View be?
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Okay PF, I have a few for you.

1. How did you and Shrek meet?

2. What is your favourite "goto" dinner dish (what you make when you don't know what to make)

3. If you were "The Next Food Network Star" what would your Culinary Point of View be?
1. LOL! The very first time...a weirdo in the bar who danced like an idiot...more on that later.

I worked in a soup and sandwich place that also served beer and had early video games, think Pac-Man and real Pinball. We got our bread from a local grocery store and I had never met the bakers. You have to realize, Shrek tells this story differently and he's 15 years older than me, I was 20.

One afternoon, I'm in the shop alone when two guys, all in floury (dusty) white come in and order a beer a piece and get handfuls of quarters. I didn't think much, but the blue-eyed one was kinda cute and he had nice hands, strong looking.

They came in every day, seemed like they waited for the boss to leave. Much flirting, turns out they had a bet between them who would be able to go out with me first. I got to looking forward to Shrek showing up and we started meeting places. He drove, I walked or rode a bike. We never went anywhere together. (I should mention, I was a year divorced from a very abusive man, he was just divorced from his second wife, we didn't really trust the opposite sex.)

One day, I'm walking out of the laundry room in my building and he is coming out the door of his apartment...directly across the hall from my place. We had been semi-dating for about 5 months at this time and didn't know where each other lived...the rest is history!

2. I am a fan of Breakfast, wether it be hot cereal or a full blown egg, bacon/ham, potato, toast, juice and coffee breakfast.

3. "Culinary Point of View," not sure exactly what you are asking...I'm a family cook and am not afraid to ask guests, kids to help with prep. My ideal would be a central island with seating on the other side and lots of people I like/love laughing and chatting while I prepare good, homecooked food. I've said before, I'm not much on presentation and you are lucky if you get offered a plate...I do hand out utensils and you know where the fridge is. Help yourself...
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"LOL! The very first time...a weirdo in the bar who danced like an idiot...more on that later."

This episode was probably about two months before we "met" in the sandwich shop. This older guy asked me to dance and I agreed. What a spaz!!! I felt like I was being throw all over and he about shook my arms off...never again.

About 4 months after we "met" we had the occasion to go out dancing. By then I was thoroughly smitten, just hadn't really decided what to do about it. So, aside from a few slow dances (necking sessions) we hadn't really danced together. Thirty seconds into that first dance, I realized I had captured the heart of "The Spaz."

We only slow dance...:)
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I love your answers so far! You are such a cool person!

Ok, here are mine:

1. Who was your favorite teacher in school, and why?

2. If money were no object and you had a year to do anything at all you wanted, what would you do?

3. How do you want to be remembered when you are gone?

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I love your answers so far! You are such a cool person!

Ok, here are mine:

1. Who was your favorite teacher in school, and why?

2. If money were no object and you had a year to do anything at all you wanted, what would you do?

3. How do you want to be remembered when you are gone?

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1. Easy, Mrs. Harnden, second grade. My first grade experience was miserable with an old bat teacher who should have been put out to pasture long before she started hating children. We moved from Illinios to Wyoming and I was supposed to start 2nd grade...I was terrorized and terrified.

Mom and Dad took me to the school three weeks before school started and introduced me to Mr. McKay, the Principal, and explained the problem. Mr. McKay took me down to meet Mrs. Harnden, whose class I would be in. I spent the next three weeks helping her set up the classroom, getting the desks arranged and stocked. I helped with the bulletin boards , etc.

The caveat...it was our secret, that we were friends before being teacher and student. I loved that woman and Mr. McKay, I mourn their passing, we remained friends for the rest of their lifetimes.

2. I would do a walking/biking tour of Scotland and Ireland, with side trips to Wales and all those spots that are rich in the Arthurian Legends. Or move into the used bookstore or library...

3. I want to be remembered as a good daughter, friend and wife. Being a good Grandma would be fine, too! I hope my patients remember me as fun and loving. I want DC to remember the day I had to invent Murphy Slaw!
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Interesting read, PF. Peace!
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what's your favorite kind of pie?
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Pumpkin Pie, lots and lots of pumpkin pie. I make 1 or 2 every month, more now that it's colder!
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:25 PM   #15
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Quite a list actually:

Law and Order and all it's incarnations.
CSI
The Closer
NCIS and the LA one
Human Target
No Ordinary Family
Bones
Castle
The Mentalist
Caprica
If I could find it I would still be watching Buffy, Angel, Firefly (I have all on DVD) Anything by Joss Whedon.

National Geographic
Discovery
History
Science
Sci-Fi (I refuse to call it Sy-Fy)
Lots of Movies

I no longer watch medical shows...I spend too much time yelling, "No Way!" at the TV or laughing my butt off in disbelief at the antics.

a gal after mine own heart. i love five of the crime shows you named. i am also an avid reader. do you read a lot? are you a fast reader? what kind of books do you like to read? favorite author? wish i could meet you in person. we have a lot in common. i am an aging woman, could have used a good person in rehab last month.
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a gal after mine own heart. i love five of the crime shows you named. i am also an avid reader. do you read a lot? are you a fast reader? what kind of books do you like to read? favorite author? wish i could meet you in person. we have a lot in common. i am an aging woman, could have used a good person in rehab last month.
I constantly have two or three books going at a time, even one in the car. I hate getting somewhere, realizing there will be a wait and I don't have a book.

I read most anything. Depending on the book I am a fast reader, I wish I had more time for reading for pleasure.

I grew up reading all the classics AND Science Fiction. I'm on an Urban Fantasy series now, private investigator who investigates the supernatural. I have a stack of true crime to get to next. I love BOOKS! Wanted to be a librarian at one point. Would love to own a bookstore.

I love teaching kids to read and have been a literacy tutor for adults in the past.

Favorite Author...another long list. Most favorite: Robert A. Heinlein, but he's no longer writing Current favorites: Terry Pratchett, Kathy Reichs, Clive Cussler, Jack Whyte, Tess Gerritsen, Carl Hiaasen...and on.

Thank you very much for the Vote of Confidence in my nursing skills, I am a hard, but loving, taskmaster. My favorite part of the job is sending people back home. I would love a meeting, Babe, I have a feeling we would get on just great!
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I constantly have two or three books going at a time, even one in the car. I hate getting somewhere, realizing there will be a wait and I don't have a book.
I keep my Kindle in my car and I also have the Kindle app on my iPhone so I always have my entire electronic book library with me at all times. I can sneak in 5 minutes of reading here and there wherever I am. It is great.
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Okay Princess, you me and Babe need to get together! Reading your answers to the questions posed, I began to wonder if you were my long lost twin! Now for my questions.

1. Where did you go to nursing school and how long have you been nursing? ( I know that's 2 questions but closely related)

2. What kind of music do you like?

3. How many brothers and sisters do you have and where do fall in sibling order?
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Okay Princess, you me and Babe need to get together! Reading your answers to the questions posed, I began to wonder if you were my long lost twin! Now for my questions.

1. Where did you go to nursing school and how long have you been nursing? ( I know that's 2 questions but closely related)

2. What kind of music do you like?

3. How many brothers and sisters do you have and where do fall in sibling order?
1. Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana is what my diploma says. I only spent one lonely and miserable semester there, because Shrek had to stay in Missoula. I did all of my clinicals and the rest of my pre-nursing in Missoula. In December, it will be 11 years, I was a late decider of what I wanted to be when I grew up. I never waivered from my goal of working with the elderly.

2. Music...all kinds. There isn't much I don't like. I love Classiscal, learned to love jazz when I worked in the record store. But, mostly I listen to Dave Matthews Band, 3 Doors Down, Enya, Eagles, Foreigner, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, David Bowie...too many to list, I'm all over the place. Our music library consists of all genres, albums, tapes and CD's. I've recently been searching for "Hobo" music, the music by the old timers, i.e. "Big Rock Candy Mountain."

3. I am the eldest of 4, 3 girls and 1 boy. We 3 girls are very close in age, 1960-63. My brother was born in 1970, he had 4 mothers, poor kid.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:38 PM   #20
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This is such fun. I like you even better than before, PF.
Here are my questions........

What's the most dangerous thing you've ever done?
("danger" is subject to your take on the word)

What do you expect to be doing in ten years?

Do you think that you are generally an optimist or a pessimist?

Why do you cook?
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