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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:04 AM
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Random Questions
I need to get back to work soon, but before I do, I thought I'd post some random questions. I'll come back at lunch to check out you answers.

1. Do you remember any dreams from last night?

2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS?

3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it?

4. Do you play any team sports?

5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this?

6. Who originated the Random Questions thread?

7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread?

8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same?

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious?

10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:08 AM
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1. Yay!
1. Do you remember any dreams from last night?
No.

2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS?
No. Don't need that kinda stuff no more. :P

3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it?
Um... I don't remember.

4. Do you play any team sports?
Nope.

5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this?
Thom Yorke. Easy. Yes.

6. Who originated the Random Questions thread?
Dude... here? No idear.

7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread?
LynneSin? (!)

8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same?
Pff... no.

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious?
Eh, no.

10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change?
Always the same. :) I have other almost favorites, but green will always be my favoritest favorite.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:09 AM
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2. hey rene
1. Do you remember any dreams from last night?

not really

2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS?

nope

3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it?

deans list, 2001. wasnt a real award

4. Do you play any team sports?

nope

5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this?

tori amos. i listen to her stuff 90% of the time anyway

6. Who originated the Random Questions thread?

i dont know. i thought it was you.

7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread?

no idea

8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same?

sometimes yes, sometimes no

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious?

depends, if he is funny old guy or a creepy old guy


10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change?

its more or less always burgundy
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:10 AM
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3. My Answers
1. Do you remember any dreams from last night? No, but it was a very restless night.

2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS? I just found out a few weeks ago. I can't believe we could have been using it for years already.

3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it? I won a fiction prize about 15 years ago. Crap. I was invited to a recognition dinner for my work tonight and I am trying not to get my hopes up.

4. Do you play any team sports? No

5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this? Kristin Hersh. Easy choice. I would seriously be okay.

6. Who originated the Random Questions thread? I don't know. Was it Magic Rat?

7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread? It was NOT me!

8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same? No

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious? Yes

10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change? It changes, but is almost never yellow or pink or light green or any neon color.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:12 AM
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4. .
1. Do you remember any dreams from last night?

Had at least one very positive dream, but that's all that I remember about it now.

2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS?

That's nice, but I haven't had sex in years. It's a spiritual thing.

3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it?

As part of a design and realization team for an analog polyphonic synthesizer.

4. Do you play any team sports?

Played hockey as a kid.

5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this?

Beethoven or Mozart, and no, I love music so I wouldn't be comfortable limiting my choices.

6. Who originated the Random Questions thread?

I like vanilla.

7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread?

I like chocolate.

8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same?

Impermanence is constant.

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious?

Depends.

10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change?

It changes.
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:14 AM
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5. I love these!
1. Do you remember any dreams from last night?
Nope. Not a bit.

2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS?
No! Does Elaine know yet?

3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it?
I got a medal for finishing the St Charles Marathon in september.

4. Do you play any team sports?
Not really. I used to do volleyball, now its just running.

5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this?
Tough one....
Either Mozart or Frank Zappa. Both were musical geniuses who contributed so much during their lives.

6. Who originated the Random Questions thread?
Was it Lionesspryanka?

7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread?
No idea. Matcom?

8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same?
So sayeth the prophet Neil Peart. "No changes are permanent, but change is."

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious?
No, not really.

10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change?
It depends on my mood.
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:17 AM
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6. I have a hard time resisting these...
1. Do you remember any dreams from last night? Yes, I dreamt that my purse was stolen at the Manchester, NH, airport.

2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS? Yes.

3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it? The radio station where I work just won 'best radio station' in a readers' poll from a local publication. Not mine, personally, but we all share in it.

4. Do you play any team sports? No, I'm very bad at most sports.

5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this? Bruce Springsteen; yes it was hard; and, no, I wouldn't really be okay with it.

6. Who originated the Random Questions thread? No idea.

7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread? No idea.

8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same? Sometimes.

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious? No.

10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change? Always the same color -- green.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:24 AM
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7. Yo fellow Alum......
1. Nope

2. Nope, we have availed ourselves of a more permanent form of Birth Control

3. I got a coffee cup for my last birthday that said I was the #1 Dad, other than that, in 1996, a play I directed was chosen to to be shown at the Kennedy Center

4. Not at the moment. I used to play Football and Baseball.

5. Beethoven. Not all that hard to choose, he started as a Classical Composer and ended up a Romantic and his work spans nice Country Dances to very intricate string quartets. Of course, I would not be OK with this......I do like the punk rock and the Grateful Dead and that nice Miles Davis fellow.......

6. The first one to which I responded was from SOteric

7. Beats me

8. Yes, if you're George Santayana

9. I would find it droll and archaic

10. It Changes. I like different colors for different things.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:21 PM
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14. Hello Siwash, er, eh, um, I mean Prairie fire.
The little old man from question 9 was really cute. He was supposed to be speaking about the importance of giving to the endowment (my 501 (c) 3) but he ended up just ranting about the Bush administration and how much damage they've done. His women's dress remark did make me laugh. It was archaic. But it makes a difference when you're in the room with someone and feeling the energy.

:hi:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:33 AM
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8. okay
1. Do you remember any dreams from last night?
Yes
2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS?
Didn't know it had been taken off
3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it?
Sick fuck of the week, DU Lounge. Last week.
4. Do you play any team sports?
Only online, rarely.
5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this?
Yes
6. Who originated the Random Questions thread?
No idea
7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread?
I believe you have been falsely credited with this
8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same?
Only in specific areas, which invalidates the phrase
9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious?
I'd snort
10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change?
Changes from blue to green and back
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:22 PM
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15. It's true. I have been falsely credited...
...with originating the ask me anything thread. I did not think of it, I simply abused it.

:hi:
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From The Ashes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:36 AM
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9. Answers:
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 10:37 AM by From The Ashes
1. Do you remember any dreams from last night?
Something about somebody making goats swallow tiny cameras, no idea why. Made perfect sense at the time. Woke up thinking :wtf:

2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS?
I have no use for such things.

3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it?
I got a customer appreciation award at my last job.

4. Do you play any team sports?
Nope, I do like watching baseball though.

5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this?
Too hard to choose.

6. Who originated the Random Questions thread?
La Lioness. I miss them too.

7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread?
Seemingly everybody's done one. I don't know who did the first one.

8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same?
Never made any sense to me...

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious?
Funny? Yes. Hilarious? Not so much.

10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change?
Mostly stays the same. Different shades, perhaps.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:42 AM
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10. Answers.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 10:44 AM by Heidi
:hi:

1. Do you remember any dreams from last night?
Nope. I hardly slept last night.

2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS?
Yep.

3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it?
Two years ago, as a consultant, my project team won a BILANZ award for an annual report.

4. Do you play any team sports?
Not since high school, but I just noticed that there are rowing clubs in our state which often practice on the lake just down mountain from us. It looks interesting to me, so . . .

5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this?
I wouldn't be okay with listening to only one artist's work, but if forced to choose, I'd go with Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen. Or Greg Brown. Or John Prine.

6. Who originated the Random Questions thread?
No idea.

7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread?
No idea.

8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same?
I don't believe in "truisms."

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious?
Not so much.

10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change?
It changes. Right now, it's burnt umber.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:49 AM
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11. specific answers
"1. Do you remember any dreams from last night?"
nope

"2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS?"
nope

"3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it?"
1986. Most Likely To Win a Nobel Peace Prize.

"4. Do you play any team sports?"
nope

"5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this?"
Mozart. It was easy. He was the most versatile, skilled and prolific composer.

"6. Who originated the Random Questions thread?"
Lioness

"7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread?"
no idea

"8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same?"
yes and no

"9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious?"
Probably not hilarious, but enough for a smirk.

"10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change?"
I don't have a favorite color.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:06 AM
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12. me! me! me!
1. Do you remember any dreams from last night?
something about riding a horse

2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS? Am I worthy?

3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it? About 8 years ago for cinematography for a movie I shot.

4. Do you play any team sports? no

5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this? Either Count Basie or Benny Goodman

6. Who originated the Random Questions thread? you?

7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread? Probably my sister.

8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same? Ask me again in a year.

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious? hilarious, no, mildly amusing? maybe.

10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change? It changes but for the past 10 ro 15 years it's been the coral color the sky turns at sunset.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:08 AM
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13. I got answers :D
1. remember, dreams, last night?
no, I hardly ever remember

2. sponge, on the market, YEARS?
yah!

3. received an award? What was it?
I can't remember a single award right now :(

4. any team sports?
no. I'm not a good team member anyway I bet.

5. no other music, which artist? hard to choose?
Nina Simone. Not hard to chose, she's got lots of styles and moods and stuff.

6. originated, Random Questions?
I missed that

7. originated, Ask Me Anything?
Missed that too.

8. the more things change, the more they stay the same?
Not anymore.

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious?
Hilarious is a strong word for that, but I'd say it's cute.

10. the same favorite color, does it change?
I can't choose between periwinkle and limey green-

,

:headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:37 PM
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16. Some answers
1. Do you remember any dreams from last night?
I rarely remember any dreams at all.

2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS?
I didn't know it was off the market.

3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it?
Something work-related back in the mid 90s, I think. Not sure what it was.

4. Do you play any team sports?
Nope

5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this?
I'd go music-less rather than having to make a decision. Too many artists and too many songs.

6. Who originated the Random Questions thread? Lionesspriyanka?

7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread? No friggin' clue.

8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same? No, I'm getting older all the time.

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious? depends on the old man, the context and the place.

10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change? My favorite color is whatever my wife is wearing that day.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:03 PM
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17. Your wife is lucky.
Your answer to 10 is one of the sweetest things I've ever heard.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:41 PM
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18. I was curious as to who originated
the Ask Me Anythings or Random Questions.... if you had any insight.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:04 PM
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21. I think it was SoCalDem..forask meanything. (nt)
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 08:05 PM by rbnyc
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:13 PM
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19. ............
1. Do you remember any dreams from last night?yes, I was dreaming of chopping wood for the winter...and I woke up, and decided...hey, I gotta chop some wood, and I did.

2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS?nope

3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it? American Indian College Fund scholarship, hmm, spring of 2003

4. Do you play any team sports?I use to, football, baseball(does track and field count, you earn points for your squad)

5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this?

I would choose Metallica, no it wasn't hard to choose, and yes, I'd be okay with it

6. Who originated the Random Questions thread?I think lionesspriyanka(sp?)

7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread?No Idea

8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same? hmm, no I don't think so

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious? hmm, amused yeah, probably get a few chuckles outta the crowd

10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change?its been the same, Blue, dark, and light
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:08 PM
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20. .
1. Do you remember any dreams from last night? . . . Not from last night,

2. Did you know the sponge has been back on the market for YEARS? . . . I didn't know it had been off the market. :shrug:

3. When's the last time you received an award? What was it? . . . I cannot remember.

4. Do you play any team sports? . . . No.

5. If you could only listen to one musician's projects (anything they've contributed to as a writer, performer, producer) for the rest of your life and could listen to no other music, which artist would you choose? Was it very hard to choose? Would you really be okay with this? . . . Probably Jimmy Smith. But no, I would not be okay with having to choose only one person.

6. Who originated the Random Questions thread? . . . Maybe lionesspriyanka.

7. Who originated the Ask Me Anything thread? . . . I believe it was SoCalDem.

8. Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same? . . . I do believe this is quite true.

9. If an old man at a podium said he wanted his remarks to be like a woman's dress, long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to sustain interest, would you think that was hilarious? . . . Not hilarious. Moderately witty.

10. Do you always have the same favorite color or does it change? . . . I think it has always been red. :shrug:
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:12 PM
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22. 1. Yes, actually.
I had a dream that I brought my dog to school and she laid down in the middle of the hallway and wouldn't let anyone through and my teachers were scared of her. Then I became a Japanese woman who lived in a book about herself, and I would go from room to room by hopping from page to page. It was wierd.

2. Yeah.

3. Last year. Something school-related.

4. No.

5. Maybe George Harrison. No, I wouldn't really be okay with this because I'd be missing all of the new stuff. But yeah, George Harrison.

6. idk

7. idk

8. no

9. no

10. It used to be purple. Now it's green.
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