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Since: Oct 08

Exeter, UK

#462 Jan 25, 2010
-David wrote:
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(I tried, honest! I don't want the thread to die. I had no chance of answering this one, I hate reality shows with a passion. I'm glad it got answered!)
Have to agree with you there David - which is why I stayed off an answer to that one.

“Seeking Knowledge Constantly”

Since: Dec 09

in Ohio

#463 Jan 25, 2010
Travellin007 wrote:
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To be honest Gen, I don't watch them much at all. I realized early on one needs to watch from week to week to gain an understanding of the dynamics and sub-plots. I have watched some with people that do follow them, and that was enjoyable as they relish the opportunity to explain what's going on and then I enjoy the show that much more.
But if there is one reality show that I would go on, it would be......The Surreal Life! haha
I think it's off the air now, but had some zany moments, Gary Coleman was unbelievable in one episode. From midgets, to porn stars, one time tv personalities from the past, etc., it was the perfect 'turn my brain off' show. It also had some interesting personalities intertwined, the one I remember was Ron Jeremy and Tammy Faye Baker being on one season together.
If you could excel at one sport, and I mean top 5 in the world, what would it be?
I am also a complete non-fan of reality shows. Although my favorite sport to watch is football, I would probably prefer to be a topnotch baseball player, a hot fielding and heavy hitting shortstop. Speaking of reality, when I was younger and actually played baseball, I was the guy they stuck in right field, where few balls were hit. I could hit and I could run the bases like blue blazes, but my fielding was pretty pathetic.:-)

If you could give one piece of advice to any important person in the world, with the assurance that your advice would be fully accepted, to whom would you give the advice, and what would that advice be? I know this is a toughy, but it might stimulate some serious thinking.

“Back in the saddle.”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#464 Jan 25, 2010
-David wrote:
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(I tried, honest! I don't want the thread to die. I had no chance of answering this one, I hate reality shows with a passion. I'm glad it got answered!)
Covered for you :)

Since: Oct 07

Calgary, Canada

#465 Jan 28, 2010
Magus wrote:
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I am also a complete non-fan of reality shows. Although my favorite sport to watch is football, I would probably prefer to be a topnotch baseball player, a hot fielding and heavy hitting shortstop. Speaking of reality, when I was younger and actually played baseball, I was the guy they stuck in right field, where few balls were hit. I could hit and I could run the bases like blue blazes, but my fielding was pretty pathetic.:-)
If you could give one piece of advice to any important person in the world, with the assurance that your advice would be fully accepted, to whom would you give the advice, and what would that advice be? I know this is a toughy, but it might stimulate some serious thinking.
I think the advice i would give would be to my little sister. i am not a role model to strangers, but to my sister i would tell her to not care what other people think and to be true to herself. She is only 21 (in March) and is at that stage in her life where she judges her self-worth on what other people think. so though it might be trite, i would tell her to not worry about other people and let other peoples opinions matter. They don't.

What do you think of the iPad?

“Ignore the trolls”

Since: Oct 08

London, UK

#466 Jan 29, 2010
genevieve wrote:
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I think the advice i would give would be to my little sister. i am not a role model to strangers, but to my sister i would tell her to not care what other people think and to be true to herself. She is only 21 (in March) and is at that stage in her life where she judges her self-worth on what other people think. so though it might be trite, i would tell her to not worry about other people and let other peoples opinions matter. They don't.
What do you think of the iPad?
Gen, would love to answer, but have no idea what an Ipad is! Gues I'm just a technological dinosaur!

“I'm just part of the problem!”

Since: Dec 07

Melbourne, Australia

#467 Jan 30, 2010
genevieve wrote:
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I think the advice i would give would be to my little sister. i am not a role model to strangers, but to my sister i would tell her to not care what other people think and to be true to herself. She is only 21 (in March) and is at that stage in her life where she judges her self-worth on what other people think. so though it might be trite, i would tell her to not worry about other people and let other peoples opinions matter. They don't.
What do you think of the iPad?
Firstly, I have to say, what a great answer to the previous question!

Will the iPad be your next toy? Just the thing for a techno-freak who has everything, haha! I don't know much about the iPad, only what I've read in reviews. It looks like a giant iPhone, or a notebook without a keyboard. I guess it would be good for travelling light (lighter than a laptop, anyway) but I would think the same as I think of very small laptops: good for travel, but not good for general use. Or is this thing a glorified e-reader than you can use to check emails? If so, I'd stick with my laptop for work, and old-fashioned paper books for reading! I won't be running out and buying an iPad any time soon.

What's your biggest fear?

“I'm just part of the problem!”

Since: Dec 07

Melbourne, Australia

#468 Jan 30, 2010
Our Sunday newspaper has a cartoon:

"Can you pause the iPod then unplug the iPhone from the iMac so I can charge the iPad"

Will this be you one day, Genevieve? lol!

Since: Oct 07

Calgary, Canada

#469 Feb 1, 2010
-David wrote:
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Firstly, I have to say, what a great answer to the previous question!
Will the iPad be your next toy? Just the thing for a techno-freak who has everything, haha! I don't know much about the iPad, only what I've read in reviews. It looks like a giant iPhone, or a notebook without a keyboard. I guess it would be good for travelling light (lighter than a laptop, anyway) but I would think the same as I think of very small laptops: good for travel, but not good for general use. Or is this thing a glorified e-reader than you can use to check emails? If so, I'd stick with my laptop for work, and old-fashioned paper books for reading! I won't be running out and buying an iPad any time soon.
What's your biggest fear?
I have a fear of death. I don't know where it comes from, but it is not the thought of dying, it is what comes after that causes me such a fear that i feel sick to my tummy and get anxiety. i wonder what is there after this, what happens to my mind when it is shut off, do i cease to exist? Perhaps it is less death that i fear, but it is reconciling what not existing means. the body can be left, but i can't fathom my mind being shut off, or being trapped inside it alone for eternity. i am not sure why or where this came from but it is a palpable fear of mine.

Do you think disorders such as hoarding or eating disorders are truly diseases or a lifestyle choice that gets out of hand? or something else?

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Since: Mar 08

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#470 Feb 1, 2010
genevieve wrote:
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I have a fear of death. I don't know where it comes from, but it is not the thought of dying, it is what comes after that causes me such a fear that i feel sick to my tummy and get anxiety. i wonder what is there after this, what happens to my mind when it is shut off, do i cease to exist? Perhaps it is less death that i fear, but it is reconciling what not existing means. the body can be left, but i can't fathom my mind being shut off, or being trapped inside it alone for eternity. i am not sure why or where this came from but it is a palpable fear of mine.
Do you think disorders such as hoarding or eating disorders are truly diseases or a lifestyle choice that gets out of hand? or something else?
The easiest answer may be the hardest answer.....Ok I'm not entirely sure what that means...

But I think it's both. For some, there are genuine personality disorders that lead to things like bulimia and anorexia and such. I think I've read hoarding being a symptom of some disease, as well. But with that, there are also people that are just plain lazy and don't throw anything away, and after a while it gets out of hand. I remember going through my great-grandfather's shop when he died and I was finding newspapers from the 60s and I think maybe earlier. If I wasn't so young, I might would have held onto one or two. It was like a giant time capsule. My father-in-law has developed a similar problem with magazines since the mother-in-law left. My wife tells me she's worried by all the magazines and such that are kept around, when clearly, they should be thrown away. I tell her it's his choice. He's alone now and doesn't have the nagging wife to tell him to clean his mess.

But yea, things like OCD are real. I've witnessed mild cases of it, wherein friends of mine will be carrying on a conversation and absent-mindedly straighten books on a shelf, or do something of that sort. I had a friend who would straighten the fringe of a rug we owned and it would drive him nuts if someone messed it up when he was finished. So I always did.

I may have missed the mark with my answer. Ah well.

Gen mentioned the afterlife; if you had a choice in reincarnation, what form would you like to be, other than human?

“I'm just part of the problem!”

Since: Dec 07

Melbourne, Australia

#471 Feb 2, 2010
lordmagellan wrote:
<quoted text>The easiest answer may be the hardest answer.....Ok I'm not entirely sure what that means...
But I think it's both. For some, there are genuine personality disorders that lead to things like bulimia and anorexia and such. I think I've read hoarding being a symptom of some disease, as well. But with that, there are also people that are just plain lazy and don't throw anything away, and after a while it gets out of hand. I remember going through my great-grandfather's shop when he died and I was finding newspapers from the 60s and I think maybe earlier. If I wasn't so young, I might would have held onto one or two. It was like a giant time capsule. My father-in-law has developed a similar problem with magazines since the mother-in-law left. My wife tells me she's worried by all the magazines and such that are kept around, when clearly, they should be thrown away. I tell her it's his choice. He's alone now and doesn't have the nagging wife to tell him to clean his mess.
But yea, things like OCD are real. I've witnessed mild cases of it, wherein friends of mine will be carrying on a conversation and absent-mindedly straighten books on a shelf, or do something of that sort. I had a friend who would straighten the fringe of a rug we owned and it would drive him nuts if someone messed it up when he was finished. So I always did.
I may have missed the mark with my answer. Ah well.
Gen mentioned the afterlife; if you had a choice in reincarnation, what form would you like to be, other than human?
I think I'd be a cat. More specifically, our older cat. She seems to have the ideal life: sleeping, a stretch and a yawn at dinner time, and come and share whatever is being prepared for dinner. She's lost most of her teeth with old age. If she was energetic enough to catch a mouse, she'd have to lick it to death.

On the reincarnation theme, but looking back: who, or what do you think you might have once been?

Since: Feb 09

Surprise, AZ

#472 Feb 4, 2010
-David wrote:
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I think I'd be a cat. More specifically, our older cat. She seems to have the ideal life: sleeping, a stretch and a yawn at dinner time, and come and share whatever is being prepared for dinner. She's lost most of her teeth with old age. If she was energetic enough to catch a mouse, she'd have to lick it to death.
On the reincarnation theme, but looking back: who, or what do you think you might have once been?
Hi David! If there was such a thing as reincarnation(which I don't believe in) I'd have to say that I used to be an Eagle! I love soaring up high on the winds and looking down at all that is below me. I feel like I am the King of the world! When I'm flying I get this feeling sometimes that I've been here before. I can't explain it, but I "belong" in the sky!

Are you happy with the way you look- are do you feel that you need to change your appearance- like losing weight, or getting a makeover?

Since: Oct 07

Calgary, Canada

#473 Feb 5, 2010
skybobbie wrote:
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Hi David! If there was such a thing as reincarnation(which I don't believe in) I'd have to say that I used to be an Eagle! I love soaring up high on the winds and looking down at all that is below me. I feel like I am the King of the world! When I'm flying I get this feeling sometimes that I've been here before. I can't explain it, but I "belong" in the sky!
Are you happy with the way you look- are do you feel that you need to change your appearance- like losing weight, or getting a makeover?
I am absolutely happy and comfortable in my skin. I do have my moments, we all do. To peel the skin back, i do struggle with a dysmorphic image of myself. in my mind i don't see my true size and always think myself much bigger. there are reasons for it which i won't get into as i would have to lay my soul bare and it is a bit personal, but i am hard on myself because of it. it is an odd mix, i am happy, yet at the same time i know that there is some work to do in my head to get rid of this dysmorphic image that has lingered with me from the past.

People save money "for a rainy day". So what is it that you would spend you money on if it were a rainy day?

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Since: Dec 09

in Ohio

#474 Feb 6, 2010
genevieve wrote:
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I am absolutely happy and comfortable in my skin. I do have my moments, we all do. To peel the skin back, i do struggle with a dysmorphic image of myself. in my mind i don't see my true size and always think myself much bigger. there are reasons for it which i won't get into as i would have to lay my soul bare and it is a bit personal, but i am hard on myself because of it. it is an odd mix, i am happy, yet at the same time i know that there is some work to do in my head to get rid of this dysmorphic image that has lingered with me from the past.
People save money "for a rainy day". So what is it that you would spend you money on if it were a rainy day?
An umbrella?:-) I guess that the rainy day would be some kind of emergency situation, so it would have to depend upon what was happening. Anyway, I would want to spend it on whatever would keep my present state of life intact. That would mean whatever it would take to keep my wife and myself healthy and happy. Or of course, it could mean doing whatever is necessary for one of our children or other relatives and close friends. That's pretty general, I know, but everything would depend upon what kind of "rain" is falling.

If you were given a million dollars with the stipulation that you must immediately donate it to a single charity, to whom would you give the money?

Since: Oct 07

Calgary, Canada

#475 Feb 7, 2010
Magus wrote:
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An umbrella?:-) I guess that the rainy day would be some kind of emergency situation, so it would have to depend upon what was happening. Anyway, I would want to spend it on whatever would keep my present state of life intact. That would mean whatever it would take to keep my wife and myself healthy and happy. Or of course, it could mean doing whatever is necessary for one of our children or other relatives and close friends. That's pretty general, I know, but everything would depend upon what kind of "rain" is falling.
If you were given a million dollars with the stipulation that you must immediately donate it to a single charity, to whom would you give the money?
The MS Society. I believe i n supporting causes close to the heart, so it would be MS. There has been great new research into the cause and radical treatments that actually stop MS from progressing. This research looks at MS as a vascular problem rather then autoimmune. With such a breakthrough potentially close at hand i would think that the money would be used well.

have you ever tipped a cow?

Since: Feb 09

Mesa, AZ

#476 Feb 12, 2010
genevieve wrote:
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The MS Society. I believe i n supporting causes close to the heart, so it would be MS. There has been great new research into the cause and radical treatments that actually stop MS from progressing. This research looks at MS as a vascular problem rather then autoimmune. With such a breakthrough potentially close at hand i would think that the money would be used well.
have you ever tipped a cow?
Well, Gen, I gave it a week before replying- but it looks like nobody's gonna touch this one, so I will.(In my usual smart allick way!) I never have tipped a cow in the way that you are probably thinking. They say that it's true, that you can go right up to a sleeping cow and just knock it over! I've never even seen it done, but I also heard that it's not really good for the cow either. But my answer is- Yes!- I've tipped a cow. I had a waitress one time that was as big as a cow! But she gave good service, and I believe in giving a good tip for good service-so I tipped her!(Sorry for the weak answer)

Which Country do you think will win the most Gold medals in the winter Olympics?

Since: Oct 07

Calgary, Canada

#477 Feb 14, 2010
skybobbie wrote:
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Well, Gen, I gave it a week before replying- but it looks like nobody's gonna touch this one, so I will.(In my usual smart allick way!) I never have tipped a cow in the way that you are probably thinking. They say that it's true, that you can go right up to a sleeping cow and just knock it over! I've never even seen it done, but I also heard that it's not really good for the cow either. But my answer is- Yes!- I've tipped a cow. I had a waitress one time that was as big as a cow! But she gave good service, and I believe in giving a good tip for good service-so I tipped her!(Sorry for the weak answer)
Which Country do you think will win the most Gold medals in the winter Olympics?
As much as I would like it to be Canada, I will say that it will likely be the USA. They always do well and are well rounded in many disciplines so they get my prediction.

Seeing as it is Valentine's Day, what was your worst date?

“Back in the saddle.”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#478 Feb 15, 2010
genevieve wrote:
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As much as I would like it to be Canada, I will say that it will likely be the USA. They always do well and are well rounded in many disciplines so they get my prediction.
Seeing as it is Valentine's Day, what was your worst date?
My worst date was realizing half way through the date that the girl was a mirror image of my sister! I was really looking forward to taking out this girl for quite some time, and it was utter disappointment and confusion upon realizing it. I had forgotten about it as it was quite some time ago, then lo and behold there she is on tv with her husband receiving an acknowledgement for game refereed in the NHL prior to a Leafs game. And yes, the same impression remains, lol.
With hockey in the answer, let's go full circle:
Who will win the Olympic Gold in Men's Hockey? Women's Hockey?

Since: Oct 07

Calgary, Canada

#479 Feb 17, 2010
Travellin007 wrote:
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My worst date was realizing half way through the date that the girl was a mirror image of my sister! I was really looking forward to taking out this girl for quite some time, and it was utter disappointment and confusion upon realizing it. I had forgotten about it as it was quite some time ago, then lo and behold there she is on tv with her husband receiving an acknowledgement for game refereed in the NHL prior to a Leafs game. And yes, the same impression remains, lol.
With hockey in the answer, let's go full circle:
Who will win the Olympic Gold in Men's Hockey? Women's Hockey?
I have to have some Canadian pride in that I think it will be a sweep. The woman's team i think are shoe-in's for the gold in the ladies event. I think The men will have a tougher road and much more pressure, it will be a nail biter but i do think that they will win!

What is the worst thing or most exotic thing that you have ever eaten?

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Since: Mar 08

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#480 Feb 25, 2010
genevieve wrote:
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I have to have some Canadian pride in that I think it will be a sweep. The woman's team i think are shoe-in's for the gold in the ladies event. I think The men will have a tougher road and much more pressure, it will be a nail biter but i do think that they will win!
What is the worst thing or most exotic thing that you have ever eaten?
You know, I waited on this because I thought David would have something good, living in Aussie-land and traveling to Indonesia all the time. Chalk it up to different cultures, I guess. Can't think of the worst thing I've eaten. Maybe Brussel's sprouts; I can't stand those things. The most exotic was uni: sea urchin. We were at a Japanese restaurant and my buddy and I wanted to try the weirdest thing we could, so he asked if there was anything off menu we could try. Voila!
The texture ensured I wouldn't eat too much, but the taste was not terrible. It seemed to absorb the flavor of the cucumber it was delivered in.

If you had to choose only one, would you pick a knife, a fork, or a spoon?

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#481 Feb 28, 2010
Knife for me please. Spoons and forks seem to be more for etiquette, makes us humans feel civilized, haha!
If you were able to devote three months of your time to live and help the people of a country, where would it be?

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