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Old 07-09-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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1. If you could, would you open a restaurant and what would you call it?

2. What was your best subject in school?

3. Who is your hero and why?
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:42 AM   #2
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Muahaha, leetle seester. Finally, someone I can ask my "special" questions.

1. Assuming you could find one that was perfectly spherical, cherry pi or blueberry pi and to how many decimal places?

2. If colors were candy, which would be your favorite and what would it taste like?

3. Having the intense wisdom provided to you by YouTube, if you were running a lemonade stand would you keep grapes handy, or would you keep glue handy?

4. What is the first thing you plan to teach your DD to cook?

5. Aaaaaaand just because I've asked it in every other "getting to know" that I've posted in, what personality trait do you most value in yourself?
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:11 AM   #3
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1. If you could, would you open a restaurant and what would you call it?

2. What was your best subject in school?

3. Who is your hero and why?
1. I would not open a restaurant. I wouldn't want cooking to become a chore.

2. Hmmm, this should be pretty straightforward, but for me, it's not. It depends on your definition of "best." I did reasonably well in everything, but my interests were so varied I spread myself a little thin and didn't apply myself to any one subject enough to really excel. English and Social Studies (History, Government, etc) were easiest for me. I also picked up Spanish pretty quickly (though I've lost most of it now). I also have a fair amount of artistic talent; 1/4 of my classes in high school were art classes, but since I also wanted to play sports, sing in choir, be part of clubs, work part time, etc, again, I didn't apply myself enough to become proficient. I also did fairly well in math and science when I tried. I was that kid in High school who was in the advanced classes, but barely squeaked by because I didn't do the homework. My favorite classes were probably metal sculpture, PE, and British Literature (though that one may not have been as fun if the teacher hadn't been so amazing).

3. Look at my tag-line- obviously the person who had spare clothes when I dreamed I showed up to school naked, jk. I try not to put anyone on a pedestal, but I have a lot of people who are heroes to me in certain aspects of their lives. Here are a few:

-My dad for persevering when many others would have thrown in the towel.
-My grandma for keeping a positive attitude in situations that would give anyone ample reason to complain.
-My sister for being herself, through and through.
-My husband for working his tail off and still finding time to play with our toddler.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:35 AM   #4
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Muahaha, leetle seester. Finally, someone I can ask my "special" questions.

1. Assuming you could find one that was perfectly spherical, cherry pi or blueberry pi and to how many decimal places?

2. If colors were candy, which would be your favorite and what would it taste like?

3. Having the intense wisdom provided to you by YouTube, if you were running a lemonade stand would you keep grapes handy, or would you keep glue handy?

4. What is the first thing you plan to teach your DD to cook?

5. Aaaaaaand just because I've asked it in every other "getting to know" that I've posted in, what personality trait do you most value in yourself?
1. Cherry. I'd say "a la mode," but geometry is bad enough. I don't need statistics, too. Only 2 decimal places. You can't expect me to remember any more than that with preggo brain!

2. Orange. It would taste like happiness, of course!

3. Both, just in case DD ate all the grapes before the duck got there.

4. I'll probably teach her to make eggs or pancakes first. Then I'll teach her how to saute chicken so she can show DH and say "See dad, it's not that hard."

5. I was going to say the ability to find the good in people, but actually, I think it's more the desire. Everyone has the ability to find the good in people around them, I think some people just don't care to try. Sure, some people make me work a bit harder than others, but to date I've never found anyone who has no admirable or likable traits if I have time to get to know them. I'm not saying I want to invite everyone I meet over for dinner, or that I've never decided it would be safer or healthier (emotionally or otherwise) for me or my family to not allow someone into my personal life, but if I have to interact with someone, I can generally make the best of it.
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1. Cherry. I'd say "a la mode," but geometry is bad enough. I don't need statistics, too. Only 2 decimal places. You can't expect me to remember any more than that with preggo brain!

2. Orange. It would taste like happiness, of course!
Ooooh, I want candy that tastes like happiness. You should make me some orange saltwater taffy and send it to me for Christmas. I bet that would taste like happiness.

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3. Both, just in case DD ate all the grapes before the duck got there.

4. I'll probably teach her to make eggs or pancakes first. Then I'll teach her how to saute chicken so she can show DH and say "See dad, it's not that hard."


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5. I was going to say the ability to find the good in people, but actually, I think it's more the desire. Everyone has the ability to find the good in people around them, I think some people just don't care to try. Sure, some people make me work a bit harder than others, but to date I've never found anyone who has no admirable or likable traits if I have time to get to know them. I'm not saying I want to invite everyone I meet over for dinner, or that I've never decided it would be safer or healthier (emotionally or otherwise) for me or my family to not allow someone into my personal life, but if I have to interact with someone, I can generally make the best of it.
*Contented Sigh* It's answers like this that make me really really miss being around you.
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What makes you worth knowing?

What is more important; A good life, with security, resources, and a great place to live: or, struggling to make ends meet, an developing personal relationships with family and friends, and why?

Which would you prefer to live on for three years; an empty tropical island, with tropical fruits and veggies, and wild game and seafood, and family, aka Swiss Family Robinson without the pirates;
or South Shore of Lake Superior, before the introduction of other people (you have it all to yourself, your DH, and children)?

If you were a fruit, what kind of fruit would you be?

If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be?

If you were a car, what kind of car would you be?

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Sprout parting is such a sad sweet sorrow, has splitting with anyone caused you to gush like a minky whale on heat?
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What is your favourite smell and why?

Describe your personality in 3 words?

What would your last supper be if you could choose?

What country would you like to visit and why?
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Sprout parting is such a sad sweet sorrow, has splitting with anyone caused you to gush like a minky whale on heat?
Do I want to know what that phrase means?
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Sprout, I have a few for you.
What is your favourite thing to cook?
What is your least favourite thing to cook?
How old were you when you made your first item in the kitchen and what was it?
What is the last kitchen gadget (not appliance) you bought and how do you like it?
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What makes you worth knowing?

What is more important; A good life, with security, resources, and a great place to live: or, struggling to make ends meet, an developing personal relationships with family and friends, and why?

Which would you prefer to live on for three years; an empty tropical island, with tropical fruits and veggies, and wild game and seafood, and family, aka Swiss Family Robinson without the pirates;
or South Shore of Lake Superior, before the introduction of other people (you have it all to yourself, your DH, and children)?

If you were a fruit, what kind of fruit would you be?

If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be?

If you were a car, what kind of car would you be?

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-My positive attitude and desire to find the best in others. Maybe I'm not quite as worthy of knowing when I'm pregnant...

-Developing personal relationships. People matter more than things. Being "stable" without anyone to share in your joys and sorrows is still lonely. Even in the first scenario you described, trials will come, and if you have no one to depend on, they will seem much more unbearable than even greater trials seem when you have people who love and support you.

-depends. If I have time to learn about the tropical isle before I go, or at least a survival-guidebook to tell us what things are edible, what things are poisonous, how to deter local predators, etc, I'd pick the tropical Isle. If not, I already know the UP well enough to survive, probably even during the winter for a few years, whereas I doubt we'd survive long on the isle without any knowledge about our surroundings.

-A tangerine, maybe. Bright and refreshing, mostly sweet, but balanced by some tartness.

-Um, clearly a human.

-Maybe a Suburu Outback? Mostly functional, family-oriented, but with enough punch to have fun with and still able to hold my own in reasonably rough terrain.
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Sprout parting is such a sad sweet sorrow, has splitting with anyone caused you to gush like a minky whale on heat?
Do you mean splitting in terms of a romantic relationship, or just parting ways with someone?
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What is your favourite smell and why?

Describe your personality in 3 words?

What would your last supper be if you could choose?

What country would you like to visit and why?
My favorite smell that's currently available to me: citrus. Real citrus, like you just ripped open a orange peel, sliced up a lime, or cut open a grapefruit. It smells refreshing and clean (and delicious) to me. My favorite smell ever: My daughter's skin, especially her face, when she was an infant. Breast-fed babies just have a certain smell. There's really nothing to compare it to. It's fresh and slightly sweet and it sort of connected with my love for her. Every once in a while I catch a whiff of something similar on a newborn, and while it's not her exact smell, it reminds me of it.

Normally: Happy, friendly, talkative.
Pregnant: Moody, friendly, talkative. (Just being honest, I'm in the 3rd trimester here!)

Probably some sort of pasta. Maybe with seafood, maybe just loads of fresh sauteed veggies...

There are many countries I would love to visit, but if I had to pick just one, I would love to visit Greece. The stunning seaside views, the food, it just seems intoxicating.
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Sprout, I have a few for you.
What is your favourite thing to cook?
What is your least favourite thing to cook?
How old were you when you made your first item in the kitchen and what was it?
What is the last kitchen gadget (not appliance) you bought and how do you like it?
My favorite thing to cook is probably pasta with fresh summer veggies and good cheese.

My least favorite thing to cook (bake) is pie. I love eating fresh, home-made pie; it's one of my absolute favorite foods, so I still do it occasionally, but my small kitchen always looks like a war-zone afterward and for whatever reason, rolling out pie dough is always a battle for me.

I'm sure I made sandwiches or something else like that before this, but my first memory of making something in the kitchen is of heating a can of Campbell's chicken noodle soup on the stove. I don't know exactly how old I was, but judging by the kitchen in my memory, I was no more than 5 or 6. My older brother supervised, but I did it all my myself, from the pantry to the stove to the table. I was so proud of myself. Incidentally, it's one of the few memories I have with that brother from childhood that don't involve kicking/punching/bickering, etc. We get on well as adults, but terrorized each other as kids, so this is a precious memory for me. :)

Unless you count a can opener, I don't think I've ever bought anything that counts as a gadget. We have limited cupboard space, so I tend to stick to the basic, multi-functional tools. My parents bought one of those hand-crank apple peeler/corer/slicers last fall, but I actually haven't used it except for the quick trial on a potato with my dad that didn't work out so well when they gave it to me. I just haven't had the need to peel large amounts of apples yet, so the effort saved isn't worth cleaning it. Plus, I like the peels. I'm sure I'll use it this fall for baking, though!
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If you were given one million dollars on the condition that you would use it for no other purpose than feeding people who are hungry, how would you accomplish it? e.g.; soup kitchen, gift packages, garden setups....anything...
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A romantic relationship.

I've gotten a bit blubbery over 2 breakups that I can remember, but nothing that lasted too long. I was never much of a crier over sad things until I got pregnant with DD. Poor DH didn't know what to do with himself (or me) when his grown-up, usually-emotionally-strong wife reduced to the emotional control level of a pubescent pre-teen! He was a brave soul, though and weathered it like a champ!
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My favorite thing to cook is probably pasta with fresh summer veggies and good cheese.

My least favorite thing to cook (bake) is pie. I love eating fresh, home-made pie; it's one of my absolute favorite foods, so I still do it occasionally, but my small kitchen always looks like a war-zone afterward and for whatever reason, rolling out pie dough is always a battle for me.

I'm sure I made sandwiches or something else like that before this, but my first memory of making something in the kitchen is of heating a can of Campbell's chicken noodle soup on the stove. I don't know exactly how old I was, but judging by the kitchen in my memory, I was no more than 5 or 6. My older brother supervised, but I did it all my myself, from the pantry to the stove to the table. I was so proud of myself. Incidentally, it's one of the few memories I have with that brother from childhood that don't involve kicking/punching/bickering, etc. We get on well as adults, but terrorized each other as kids, so this is a precious memory for me. :)

Unless you count a can opener, I don't think I've ever bought anything that counts as a gadget. We have limited cupboard space, so I tend to stick to the basic, multi-functional tools. My parents bought one of those hand-crank apple peeler/corer/slicers last fall, but I actually haven't used it except for the quick trial on a potato with my dad that didn't work out so well when they gave it to me. I just haven't had the need to peel large amounts of apples yet, so the effort saved isn't worth cleaning it. Plus, I like the peels. I'm sure I'll use it this fall for baking, though!
The peeler works wonderfully on apples. I tried it out, and was introduced to it by a friend who works at Ace hardware (where she bought hers). We both love it, as does your mother. But yeh, it was a disaster with that potato.

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If you were given one million dollars on the condition that you would use it for no other purpose than feeding people who are hungry, how would you accomplish it? e.g.; soup kitchen, gift packages, garden setups....anything...
I would say a lot of prayers asking for guidance and then use a bit of the money to hire people smarter and more qualified to organize the effort than myself. I would want the focus to be on getting people set up to grow and raise their own food, and live off the resources around them (hunting, gathering, etc) where possible so they could be helped in the long-term instead of just for a short time, as well as education on food safety, and encouraging those who are able-bodied to help provide for those who are not.
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