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BS: Personal Quiz

kendall 01 Jul 07 - 06:02 AM
TRUBRIT 01 Jul 07 - 12:48 AM
Janie 01 Jul 07 - 12:45 AM
TRUBRIT 01 Jul 07 - 12:04 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 30 Jun 07 - 09:13 PM
Mickey191 30 Jun 07 - 07:58 PM
kendall 30 Jun 07 - 07:39 PM
Janie 29 Jun 07 - 11:39 PM
GUEST,Scoville at Mom's 29 Jun 07 - 11:18 PM
kendall 29 Jun 07 - 08:59 AM
Sorcha 28 Jun 07 - 10:37 PM
kendall 28 Jun 07 - 09:11 PM
Janie 28 Jun 07 - 05:47 PM
Midchuck 28 Jun 07 - 02:25 PM
kendall 28 Jun 07 - 01:11 PM
Metchosin 28 Jun 07 - 11:55 AM
jacqui.c 28 Jun 07 - 11:30 AM
Toobusybee 28 Jun 07 - 09:44 AM
kendall 28 Jun 07 - 09:35 AM
Toobusybee 28 Jun 07 - 09:29 AM
Trevor 27 Jun 07 - 09:36 AM
Sorcha 27 Jun 07 - 09:03 AM
*daylia* 27 Jun 07 - 08:39 AM
bubblyrat 26 Jun 07 - 08:18 PM
Mickey191 26 Jun 07 - 06:25 PM
Janie 26 Jun 07 - 06:07 PM
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Linda Goodman Zebooker 26 Jun 07 - 12:36 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: kendall
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 06:02 AM

I have a friend in West Virginia and he livs near where all that happened. We were talking politics one day and he mentioned Matewan. So, I had to see it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 12:48 AM

Matewan was a fabulous movie Janie ---- You are not being ethnocentric!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Janie
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 12:45 AM

Whoohoo! If Scoville, a Texan, and Kendall, a Mainiac, are fans of Matewan, then I'm not just being ethnocentric:^)

when the movie first came out, my husband and I tried to take my grandmother, then in her 80's, to see it. She wouldn't go. Said she didn't want to be reminded of those terrible times.

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 12:04 AM

4 jobs -- real estate agent, human resources person, secretary, barmaid
4 movies -- oh my --The Full Monty, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption , Witness..... Bedazzled, Osama, and so many many more
4 places I have lived - US, UK, Spain, Egypt
4 favorite books -- not anything by P. G. Wodehouse (see Ranger Steve) but anything by PGW at his peak -- the Mating Season springs to mnd, Lord of the Rings, pretty well anything by PD James, Cynthia Harrold Eagles detective series, Neil - Neil, Orange Peel......and tons of others
4 vacation spots -- the canals in the UK on a canal boat, cruising in the Bahamas (it really was fun), camping in Nova Scotia -- going home to England.......
4 things that piss me off- no National Health, no National Health, no National Health, no National Health (doI make my point???)
4 things I would rather be doing -- can't think of any -- am pretty happy and settled when all said and done


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 30 Jun 07 - 09:13 PM

4 Jobs I've had: Laborer, Stock Clerk, Bookstore Manager, Potter   
4 Movies I've watched several times: Blazing Saddles, The Usual Suspects, Dr. Strangelove, 2001
4 Places I've Lived: (All in Florida) Jacksonville, Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, and where I live now which doesn't really have a name other than "In the woods in Northwest Florida".
4 Favorite Books: Anything by Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Robbins, Carl Hiaasen, Stephen King
4 Favorite Vacation Spots: Smokey Mountains area, Lake Tahoe, Oregon coast, California redwoods
4 Things that tick me off: (1) Anything to do with insurance of any kind. (2) People who ask you to do something and then find fault with how you do it when they could easily have done it themselves exactly as they wanted it done. (3) Guests who don't understand that compostables go in the compost bucket. (4) Drunks who ruin jam sessions.
4 Things I'd rather be doing right now: Nothing. I'm self-employed, own two running vehicles, have money in the bank, and have no commitments until early August. If there was really anything I'd rather be doing, I would be doing it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Mickey191
Date: 30 Jun 07 - 07:58 PM

I should have mentioned "The Green Mile" and "Shawshank Redemption." Two GREAT pictures.

I've not seen "Matewan."


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: kendall
Date: 30 Jun 07 - 07:39 PM

I should have listed Matewan too. Whenever I'm asked why I'm a democrat, I suggest they watch Matewan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Janie
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 11:39 PM

Scoville,

What is it about "Matewan" that draws you? I've watched it at least three times myself, and enjoyed it very much. but I am from WV, and my Mom's family were coal miners. My grandfather died in a mine cave-in. I had grand uncles involved in the coal wars and the work of unionizing the mines. I

I didn't know if it was as good a movie as I thought, or if I just resonated with the history and the location because of my own family history.

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: GUEST,Scoville at Mom's
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 11:18 PM

4 Jobs I have had in my life: Cashier, dishwasher, veterinary assistant, office girl.
4 Movies I've watched many times: Matewan, Cars, The Iron Giant, The General.
4 Places I've Lived: Pennsylvania, Colorado, Texas, Norway (well, just for the summer).

4 Favorite Books: The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Razor's Edge, the Donner Party Cookbook, anything involving ghost stories.
4 Favorite Vacation Spots: Galveston, the boundary waters canoe area, Norway, the mountains in Colorado.

4 Things that tick me off: Arrogant drivers, people who don't take care of their pets, litter, celebrity "news" that isn't.
4 Things I'd rather be doing right now: Traveling, playing music, sleeping, sewing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: kendall
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 08:59 AM

Was it something I said?


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 10:37 PM

Oh yes....I forgot people who mis treat animals....one of my BIG pet peeves.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 09:11 PM

Ok, not exactly a big demand, but one from a nice lady.

Jobs.
1. clam digger
2.US Coast Guard
3.Maine Coastal Warden. Captain of the Explorer.
4. US Fish & Wildlife conservation officer.

4 Movies.
1. Dr. Zhivago
2.High Noon
3.Mutiney on the Bounty. (Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard)
4. Lonesome Dove

4 places I've lived

1. Machias Maine
2. Rockport Mass.
3. Lockport NY
4. Scarborough Maine

Books

1. Silver Lock. by John Myers Myers
2. The Odyssey
3. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
4.Everything C.S. Forrester wrote.

Favorite vacation spots
1 St Maartin.
2. The UK.

4 things that tick me off.

1. Idiots who pass me on the interstate, then immediatly exit.
2. People who cause grid lock.
3. People who defend Ann Coulter.
4 People who mis treat animals.

What I'd rather be doing.

Sailing on Penobscot Bay


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Janie
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 05:47 PM

come on, Kendall!

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Midchuck
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 02:25 PM

4 Jobs I have had in my life: Bookstore sales clerk and general helper; Tobacco farm laborer; "ski bum" (general cleanup help, etc. in ski lodge; lawyer (for last 40 of 65 years). I've made a little money singing and picking, but I've never wanted to consider it a "job."
   
4 Movies I've watched many times: The Outlaw Josey Wales; Young Frankenstein; Blazing Saddles; The Great Race.

4 Places I've Lived: Berkeley, California; Cambridge, MA; Rutland, VT; Pittsford, VT (for last 38 years).

4 Favorite Books: Only 4?! Impossible! Dies the Fire (and sequels) (S. M. Stirling), Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) (I now longer worship at her alter, I now think she was at least partly nuts - but I did in my formative years), Almost Anything Poul Anderson Ever Wrote,...that's the best I can do on short notice.

4 Favorite Vacation Spots: Bozeman, MT (in part, but not entirely, because both my kids are there; Adirondack High Peaks; North of England and South of Scotland (based on 1 week's trip); Pittsford, Vermont.

4 Things that tick me off: Criminal laws against behavior that doesn't really harm anyone, but that someone thinks is "sinful." Government officials who think their function is to control and dominate people rather than to serve them. People who oppose gun ownership, even by properly trained, responsible citizens, without really knowing diddlysquat about guns. People in a song circle who sing and play loudly, without staying on pitch or tempo, especially tempo.

4 Things I'd rather be doing right now: Hiking in the woods. Picking and singing with selected friends, preferably with good beer on hand. Cross-country skiing in good conditions. I won't say the fourth, but use your imagination - I'm old, but not dead.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 01:11 PM

I would expect that from my wife. Any other interested catters?


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Metchosin
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 11:55 AM

bubblyrat, my great grandfather was a lock keeper at Abingdon Lock.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: jacqui.c
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 11:30 AM

I give a damn Kendall - tell all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Toobusybee
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 09:44 AM

Who knows? Tony Blair might give it a go ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 09:35 AM

If one person really gives a damn, I'll contribute, but I can't imagine why anyone would.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Toobusybee
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 09:29 AM

4 Jobs I have had in my life:
Telephonist; cleaner; bar manager; office worker;
   
4 Movies I've watched many times
Philadelphia Story/High Society; Lion in Winter; Land and Freedom and A Christmas Carol

4 Places I've Lived
Liverpool; Oxford; St Austell; Bilbao

4 Favorite Books
Captain Corelli's Mandolin; Wide Wide World; Little White Horse; Great Expectations

4 Favorite Vacation Spots
West Wales; Cornwall; Cairngorms; Greece

4 Things that tick me off
People implying that they have a secret regarding a mutual acquaintance then saying they can't tell you (Why bother to say so); Generalisations (still guilty of them); People not obeying traffic regulations; People, who after you've offered them a food item of their own eg chocolate bar, sandwich - say no but I'll have some of yours! Noooo! I want it for myself!
4 Things I'd rather be doing right now
Be at the seaside; with partner; shooting the breeze; with any member of my family


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Trevor
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 09:36 AM

4 Jobs I have had in my life: Fruit picker, bus driver, outdoor pursuits instructor, training manager
4 Movies I've watched many times: The Great Escape, Butch Cassidy, The Fisher King, Being There
4 Places I've Lived: Birmingham (UK), Frankfurt am Main, Coutance (Normandy), Shropshire

4 Favorite Books: LOTR, Zen & The Art...., Siddartha, From the Holy Mountain
4 Favorite Vacation Spots: Paxos, Samos, Shaldon, Cote d'Azure

4 Things that tick me off: Middle-lane hogs, spoilt kids (and the people who spoil them), poseurs, bigots
4 Things I'd rather be doing right now: sitting on a beach, climbing a mountain, sailing a boat, sitting quiet with my partner


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 09:03 AM

4 Jobs I have had in my life: --Waitress, day care worker, MOM!, cook

4 Movies I've watched many times--Quiet Man, Frisco Kid, Willy Wonka, Hatari!

4 Places I've Lived--Winfield, Kansas; Las Vegas, New Mexico, Cody, Wyoming and Evanston, Wyoming (not in any of those now)

4 Favorite Books --Lord of the Ring, Folk of the Air, Lady of Avalon, Year of the Lucy

4 Favorite Vacation Spots--England, Hawk Springs Lake (local to me), New Mexico high country, Acapulco

4 Things that tick me off--bad service, bad drivers, incompetence, willfull ignorance

4 Things I'd rather be doing right now--camping, reading a good book, 'fiddling around', fixing my right hand carpal tunnel (yea, 'wanting' to do surgery is weird, but it might actually WORK properly after)


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: *daylia*
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 08:39 AM

Jobs: domestic engineer, music teacher, camp counsellor and coffee-slingin Friend Along the Way

Movies: Amadeus, The River Wild, Seven Days in Tibet, Men in Tights

Places I've Lived: Vancouver BC Canada, Washington DC USA, Barrie ON CA, Midhurst ON CA

(aside   bubblyrat thats SO COOL you've lived in Midhurst England! Midhurst Ontario was named after Midhurst Sussex - not nearly as venerable but I bet just as pretty. I'd love to hear more your Midhurst!)

Favorite Vacation Spots: Wasaga Beach ON, Algonquin Park ON, Vancouver Island and anywhere in the Rocky Mountains, Alberta or BC   (on second thought, make it Yoho National Park right on the border between Alberta and BC, near Roger's Pass ---- just being there is truly a PEAK experience. Yo-HO!!!!!)

Favourite Books: THe I Hate to Cook Book, the complete collection of Beethoven Sonatas, The Well-Tempered Clavier by JS Bach and just about anything by the Dalai Lama

Things that tick me off: students who never practice, Rogers Cable Communication Ltd, people who don't keep their word and 32 degree heat and humidity that just refuses to break into a thunderstorm.

4 THings I'd rather be doing right now:

jamming with Gordon Lightfoot
hiking the Bruce Trail
something WAY too titillating to list here and ...
eating my brekkie!    (which I'm going to do right now in fact)

Cheers!

daylia


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: bubblyrat
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 08:18 PM

Jobs:- Sailor ( Air Mechanic )--Stage-door Keeper--Retail manager--Lock-keeper.

Lived in :- Midhurst (Sussex)--Carterton ( Oxfordshire)--Great Farthingloe ( Kent ) ---Bielefeld ( Germany )

Books:- Summer of the Red Wolf---The Navigator---My Family and Other Animals--The Red Sailor.

Movies:--Seven Brides for Seven Brothers--The Enemy Below--Tunes of Glory--The Horse Soldiers.

Vacation Spots :-   Bruges--Texel---Amsterdam---Sidmouth, Devon, UK.

Ticky Things:-Musical-saw players in sessions---People watching football on TV in pubs and bars---Huge trucks driving through small English towns and villages---Dogs crapping on the grass in the graveyard where I live ( YES !! I live in a house, built 1646, in a graveyard !! )

Rather be doing:- Receiving a 'phone-call from C F Martin about the proposed Bubblyrat Commemorative Limited Edition Model----Bathing in warm Champagne with Halle Berry--Counting gold ingots in the cellar--Planning my 30th birthday party ( instead of my 60th !!! ).


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Mickey191
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 06:25 PM

Thanks Janie-that is more or less the reason-it's such a small world-one never knows if another Catter maybe just down the road or had the same job.
There are things to be learned with this thread-some books have been mentioned-one might take an interest in. I've just ordered a book that I saw mentioned on a similar thread. Last month I ordered a CD mentioned by Big Mick. (Black 47)

So far 25 people have thought the subject worthy enough to answer. Oh, excuse me, 24-must deduct Raggytash.

It is the art of conversation in a way. These are the average person's way of getting to know strangers-- just small talk. Lots of threads on Mudcat are pointless. Lots are not. Take your choice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Janie
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 06:07 PM

Well....can't answer for the initiator of the thread, but I answered and keeping checking in because it is a simple and safe way to get to know a little more about each other. This kind of exercise would be called an icebreaker at a training conference.

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Raggytash
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 01:53 PM

Please don't take this wrong but WHY are you asking .............. just seems a pointless exercise to me


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Becca72
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 01:48 PM

4 Jobs I have had in my life: Grocery store cashier, travel agent, secretary, medical transcriptionist

4 Movies I've watched many times: Jaws, Braveheart, Original Star Wars Trilogy, Zoolander

4 Places I've Lived: South Portland, Maine; Portland, Maine; Swanton, Vermont; Biddeford, Maine

4 Favorite Books: Passages (can't remember the author), It, Any of the Spenser book by Robert B. Parker, Anything else by Stephen King.

4 Favorite Vacation Spots: Phoenix, Az; Quebec City, QC; Montreal, QC; Right here in beautiful Maine.

4 Things that tick me off: Stupidity, selfishness, people who drive and use their cell phones at the same time, religious fanatics

4 Things I'd rather be doing right now: Home reading, home watching TV, home playing with the cats...pretty much anything else but being stuck at work when it's almost 90 degrees out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 12:36 PM

I meant "wear out" in the brain sense. Watching these four movies once every 15 years or so, feels about right. I find I have many of the lines memorized that way as it is.
--Linda


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Metchosin
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 04:33 AM

4 Jobs - a dibbler....well I don't know what else it would have been called, as a kid I earned pocket money in a greenhouse by transplanting seedlings with a dibble, which was called pricking off. I suspect calling myself a dibbler is better than being called a pricker offer.
- a park naturalist
- a nematology technician
- and a draughtsman, amongst other things

4 Movies: A Christmas Carol (with Alastair Sim, of course, the only real Scrooge), Babbette's Feast, Dr. Shivago and O Brother Where Art Thou?

4 Places lived - Sidney BC, St John's Nfld, Vancouver BC and Victoria BC.

4 Favorite Books- .... for some reason or other more recent stuff doesn't crop up on my radar of favourite reads immediately, so mostly from my youth- Steinbeck's Sweet Thursday, Mitchner's Hawaii, Lord of the Rings and a bunch of short stories by Sir Charles GD Roberts
   
4 Favorite Vacation Spots - the Rocky Mountains, Chesterman Beach, Barcelona and the Rocky Mountains

4 Things that tick me off....I must be feeling rather benign at the moment, because no particular thing comes to mind, but I'm sure when it does, I'll be ticked off allright.

4 Things I'd rather be doing right now...sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, sleeping.

Good night!


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 03:31 AM

Linda - that's the beauty of DVDs.... they don't stretch over the bits you keep rewinding!

Now if only I could find a DVD of 'The company of wolves' I'd be a happy bunny.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 25 Jun 07 - 05:37 PM

4 jobs I have had in my life: Nursery school teacher, software tester, Health food cook/clerk, Microbiology exam registrar

4 movies I would have watched many times, but I didn't want to wear them out: Lawrence of Arabia, The Russians Are Coming, The Great Escape, Amadeus

4 Places I've lived, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Chautauqua New York, Maryland suburbs of Washington DC

3 Favorite books, Wind, Sand and Stars, Re-Birth (novella by John Wyndham), The Tracker

4 Vacation spots, Oden Michigan, Chautauqua, Jerusalem, any beach community

4 Things I'd rather be doing right now, Talking about music with friends, Playing/singing music with friends, Contra dancing, Talking to my son about the history of trolley busses


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: jacqui.c
Date: 25 Jun 07 - 10:01 AM

4 Jobs I have had in my life: Lab assistant in a cigarette factory, Cleaner, Barmaid, Motor injury claims negotiator.

4 Movies I've watched many times: Independence Day, High Noon, The Stand, My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

4 Places I've Lived: Edmonton (London), Oakwood (London), Hertford, Maine.

4 Favorite Books: Lord of the Rings, The Stand, Philip Pulman's Dark Materials, The Dark is Rising series.

4 Favorite Vacation Spots: Cornwall, Italy, Newark UK, Shepperton UK.

4 Things that tick me off: Sanctimony, Self serving behaviour, Idiot drivers, Bad service.

4 Things I'd rather be doing right now: A song circle, Spoiling my grandchildren, Losing weight, Learning a new song.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Janie
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 11:31 PM

4 jobs: House parent, herbalist/wildcrafter, CSR, social worker
4 movies: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Snow Dogs (what can I say? I'm the mother of a now 13 year old.)
4 Places I've lived: The Kanawha Valley, WV, Ritchie Co., WV, Morgantown, WV, Hillsborough, NC.
4 Favorite Books: Fair and Tender Ladies, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, The John McPhee Reader, On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon.
4 Favorite Vacation Spots: The Outer Banks, NC, the lower Keys, Florida, anywhere in the Appalachians in August, San Francisco, CA
4 things that tick me off: Bad customer service, slower drivers cruising along for miles in the right lane, people walking their dogs who let them piss in my garden, excuses.
4 things I'd rather be doing right now: sleeping, visiting my sister, not worrying, laughing all the way to the bank.

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Joe_F
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 09:56 PM

4 Jobs I have had in my life: stockroom assistant, meter calibrator, commune member, copyeditor
4 Movies I've watched many [for me, that has to mean >1] times: A Man for All Seasons, Paths of Glory, Miracle on 34th Street
4 Places I've Lived: Shaftsbury, VT; Beverly Hills, CA; Louisa, VA; Brookline, MA

4 Favorite Books: Nineteen Eighty-Four; A Death in the Family; Earth Abides; Cybernetics
4 Favorite Vacation Spots: N/A

4 Things that tick me off: promotion, sumptuary law, mass entertainment, fashion
4 Things I'd rather be doing right now: singing & drinking; talking & drinking; getting laid; marching behind a brass band


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: mrdux
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 03:40 PM

oops -- typo: add to the book list: Wind in the Willows and Lord of the Rings


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: mrdux
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 03:38 PM

4 Jobs I have had in my life: car wash attendant (inside windows a specialty), mail carrier, dispatcher for a skid row day labor agency, lawyer

4 Movies I've watched many times: 2001, John Ford's Cavalry Trilogy, Citizen Kane, Yojimbo

4 Places I've Lived: Chicago, Evanston, Ill., Urbana Ill., Portland, Oregon

4 Favorite Books: , Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass, , Labyrinths (Borges).

4 Favorite Vacation Spots: Yachats, Oregon, Steens Mtn. (also Oregon), Akumal, NYC

4 Things that tick me off: the arrogance of power, rude drivers, self-righteousness, bad food.

4 Things I'd rather be doing right now: walking on beach pretty much anywhere, wandering through the Chigao Art Institute, taking a nap knowing that I didn't have to go to work tomorrow (which, unfortunately, I must), hiking with camera and the dogs (and my wife can come, too) pretty much anywhere


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Ythanside
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 11:34 AM

4 jobs; sales trainer, science/maths tutor, furniture restorer/maker, builder.
4 movies; Dr Zhivago (Julie Christie version), The Producers(Zero Mostel & Gene Wilder version), The Owl And The Pussycat, The Full Monty.
4 places; Dundee (Scotland), Birmingham (England), Gibralter, Grampian (Scotland).
4 books; anything by Jack London, Mikhail Sholokov, Leslie Thomas and Bill Bryson,
4 vacation spots; Oz, southern Ireland, Spain, France.
4 dislikes; prejudice, bigotry, inhumane treatment of any living thing, abuse of authority.
4 things I'd rather be doing now; writing a folk classic, ditto best-selling novel, driving from Adelaide to Darwin via Perth, visiting Steinbeck's birthplace.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: GUEST,Joe
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 09:10 AM

4 Jobs I have had in my life: Hotelier, Car Washer, Office Clerk, Teacher
4 Movies I've watched many times: Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music
4 Places I've Lived: England, England, Scotland, England
4 Favorite Books: Too many to reduce to 4
4 Favorite Vacation Spots: Am keeping them to myself, thank you!
4 Things that tick me off: Ineptidude, selfishness, greed, laziness
4 Things I'd rather be doing right now: Being Happy x4


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: mack/misophist
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 08:54 AM

1. Jobs starting at age 12: Janitor, grocery bagger, waiter, machineist's assistant, cook/dishwasher, PO clerk, security guard, doorman.

2. Movies: Too many to list.

3. Places: Missouri, Japan, Texas, Pakistan, France, Germany, California.

4. Books: Way too many to mention.

5. Vacations: Never been on a planned vacation.

6. Irritations: Some drivers, some pedestrians, people in public service jobs who don't know what they're doing.

7. Things I'd rather be doing?: Nothing urgent; this is good enough for now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 08:05 AM

4 Jobs I have had in my life: Museum assistant. Bus demolisher. Office cleaner for a soil surveyor - I had to leave the "mud" IN the sink! Proof reader.

4 Movies I've watched many times. Pirates of the Caribbean I, Little Shop of Horrors, Goldfinger and League of Extraordinary Gentleman...

4 Places I've Lived. In a friary for a week (not visiting, had no other home), over a printers opposite my local pub, in a 14th Century farmhouse and within spitting distance of West Ham football ground.

4 Favorite Books the Dark is Rising sequence, Lord of the Rings, The Daughter of Time and Hitler, my part in his downfall.

4 Favorite Vacation Spots. Anywhere I haven't been yet. Dorset. Bruges. Hastings.   

4 Things that tick me off - thoughtless drivers. drunk drivers. bullies. people who use others for their own gain.

4 Things I'd rather be doing right now - Sean Connery, eating chocolate, sewing in the sun (it's dull and drizzly here), driving with my bestest friend with the stereo up loud and the roof down.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: ranger1
Date: 23 Jun 07 - 10:15 PM

4 jobs: carrot picker, shipping and receiving clerk, quality assurance inspector, park ranger

4 movies: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Henry V (Brannagh version), The Princess Bride, The Blues Brothers

4 Places I've lived: Enfield, NH, Drobak, Norway, Minneapolis, MN, Maine

4 Favorite books: My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell, Tom Sawyer, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, anything by Bernd Heinrich

4 favorite vacation spots: Washington State, Arizona, New Mexico, Ireland

4 things that tick me off: People who don't read signs, women who pee on toilet seats, the rampant over-use of cell phones in today's society, ignorance without the desire to learn.

4 things I'd rather be doing right now: reading a book, eating my dinner, sleeping, going to a song circle at SINSULL's.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Jun 07 - 06:16 PM

4 Jobs I have had in my life: Bean counter (really!)Grocery checker, cabinet maker, clerk in a porno shop run by two women
4 Movies I've watched many times:
4 Places I've Lived: Sallisaw, Ok., St. Louis, Mo., Wichita, Kans., Silver Spring Md. (and 'about' 150 more)...but only 7-8 since I started school.

4 Favorite Books: Godël, Escher, Bach (don't ask if I understand it), "The Mote in God's Eye"(Niven & Pournelle), the Darkover series by Marion Zimmer Bradley, ...and 'maybe' "Dune"

4 Favorite Vacation Spots: I've never been to my favorites..but Montana..(Missoula area) and the area west of Denver, Colo., and Cannon Beach, Oregon, and Northern New Mexico ..are all nice,

4 Things that tick me off: Not being able to think of good answers in silly personal quizzes-- bad drivers-- stubborn ignorance-- modern packaging I can't open without knives, hammers and TNT.

4 Things I'd rather be doing right now; ********, then...*grin*, traveling to one of those vacation spots I've never been to...(Switzerland, Scotland, Australia, or maybe Belgium, for a beer tour), making something new out of exotic wood,....and... getting ALL those folks who make the decisions about products I have to buy collected into one room, and 'explaining' to them just exactly how they've screwed it up!


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Mickey191
Date: 23 Jun 07 - 05:07 PM

Rapaire, You've warmed my heart with your references-especially West Cork area--Bantry-lovely little town, great music. Limerick & Galway City, fave places too. I've been to Tyrone & Fermanagh only in Ulster--Very beautiful landscapes. My last trip was about 18 yrs. ago--Things have changed alot I hear. Not all for the better. They call it progress.
I forgot Steinbeck's "East of Eden"-great book-10 times better then the movie-which was GREAT!


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jun 07 - 03:17 PM

Oh, the Dingle Pennisula, Cork City, the Boyne valley, Kerry, West Cork, Baltimore, Tralee, Cobh, Sligo, Youghall, Kildare, Slieve na Mna, Ardfert, Limerick, -- hope to go back next year, visit Dublin again, maybe Belfast and the Six Counties....


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: RangerSteve
Date: 23 Jun 07 - 02:45 PM

Jobs - stock clerk, factory drone, sailor (US Navy), import/export clerk, teletype operator (I bet they don't even exist anymore), glazier, fire fighter, cop, park ranger.

Movies - Paper Moon, Spartacus (have those two ever been mentioned in the same sentence before today?), Ben Hur, Harvey, Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, The Fifth Element, Mary Poppins, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, The Shootist, There have been others, but I can't think of them right now.

Places I've lived, in order from birth: Brooklyn (Park Slope), Hicksville, NY (on Long Island); Utica, NY; Norfolk, VA; Patuxent River, MD (the last two in the Navy); Greensboro, NC; Brooklyn again (Bensonhurst); Red Bank, NJ; Clinton, NJ; Flemington, NJ.

fave books: Paper Moon, anything by PG Wodehouse, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Agatha Christie, Dave Barry, Stephen King, HG Wells, Jules Verne.

Vacation Spots: the Adirondacks, South Jersey (but not the shore except for Cape May in the off-season), most of Pennsylvania, Western NY State, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, but mostly the mountainous part. Massachusetts.

What ticks me off: see Rapairs comments. Also, yuppies, yuppie-like behavior (especially in non-yuppies), reality shows, summer reruns, that grinding noise that my computer makes, eggplant (unless there's a log of sauce to disguise it), cauliflower, soft shell crabs. house cleaning, weeding, junk mail, esplecially during election time, people from the city who come out to the country and whose knowledge of nature comes from having seen "Bambi". Election ads on TV. Car dealer ads on TV.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: gnu
Date: 23 Jun 07 - 01:50 PM

I just came in from mowing the lawns.... I concur!


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Mickey191
Date: 23 Jun 07 - 12:36 PM

Rapaire, Man For All Seasons-What a great movie -and Paul Scofield was supreme!! He did not make enough movies.

The grass smells better then the manure-doesn't it? Although I've heard that some farmers afflicted with bad sinus problems sleep in the barn so they can breathe in the glorious aroma. In the morning they're bright eyed & bushy tailed.

Glad you've been alive everywhere! Keep doin' it!

Any special place in Ireland?


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jun 07 - 12:03 PM

4 Jobs: Trained killer, tombstone maker & setter, librarian, janitor.

4 movies: McClintock, the one about Thomas More, 2001, Lion In Winter.

4 places I've lived: I've been alive everywhere I've been....

4 fave books: Everything by Heinlein, Stabenow, Spider Robinson, and Twain.

4 fave vacation spots: Ireland, Alaska, Canada, Luna City.

4 tick-offs: Politicians, incompetence, bigotry, stupidity.

4 things I'd rather be doing: shoveling manure, cleaning sewage from the carpet, slaughtering pigs, clearing land mines -- almost anything other than cutting the grass, which is what I am doing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Personal Quiz
From: Mickey191
Date: 23 Jun 07 - 11:45 AM

4 Jobs I have had in my life:   
Clerk,advertising,theatre mgr., cashier

4 Movies I've watched many times:
Dirty Dancing-As Good As It Gets-Jaws
Lion in Winter

4 Places I've Lived
Mount Vernon,NY-Monticello,NY-Cork City,Eire-DoverPlains,NY

4 Favorite Books
Nicholas & Alexander-Trinity-Mary Queen/ of Scots-The Fatal Shore
 
4 Favorite Vacation Spots
Ireland, California-Nova Scotia, Maine

4 Things that tick me off
Hypocrisy, Conversational Hogs, Liars, Bigotry

4 Things I'd rather be doing right now
Sharing the day, Brooklyn Botanical Gdns,
Brooklyn Museum, Brdwy.Play


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