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Old 02-01-2018, 02:37 AM
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Have You Ever...?


The premise of this game is simple. If you can do something that the previous post suggests, post it, with an explanation as necessary. Then you post another "have you ever...?" suggestion.

Example:

Q: Have you ever... gone to a theme park?

A&Q: Yes, I was at Disney World in 1989. Have you ever... driven a Chevy pickup truck?

A&Q: Yes, I owned a Chevy pickup back in the 90s. Have you ever... [something]?

All answers should be "yes," followed by the next question. Let's try to avoid game-killers, such as, "Have you ever walked on the Moon?" and keep it to normal things that everyday people might have done.

To start: Have you ever owned a pet?
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Yes, I have owned a pet....Have you never served in the military...
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No, I was drafted but flunked my physical, way back in 1972.

Have you ever read one book more than three times?
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:11 AM
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Have you ever read one book more than three times?
Yes, I read Rum Punch every year on my first day of beach vacation. (Tenth time last week)

Have you ever rafted whitewater?

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Yes, French Broad and Nantahala in Western NC.

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Not I, but Madame P. insists that blue is her natural hair color.

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Yes, I didn't vote the year Jimmy Carter won. I was lazy. Did you ever climb a tree and fall to the ground?
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Old 02-01-2018, 08:41 PM
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Oh boy, did I ever. I I accidentally fell out of the tree and knocked the wind out of myself. I was about 12 or 13 at the time.

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Yes, my brother introduced me to his friend Mike (that guy from Beetlejuice). Have you ever ridden a horse?
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Yes, I was taught riding at a young age, my father thought it was something a gentleman should know, hated it. Have you ever fired an artillery piece?
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Yes, I was taught riding at a young age, my father thought it was something a gentleman should know, hated it. Have you ever fired an artillery piece?

To move this along, no I havent. But I asked a friend who was an artillery commander with the Marines in the first Iraq War if I could speak for him.

He said yes, and added that St Barbara is the patron of artillery soldiers.


Have you ever met a past, present or future U.S. President?

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Yes, I have met Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford.


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Yes, late 70s. Years before I ever smoked the stuff.

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Yes, I painted a mascot on the new gym floor for the local highschool. I got a check for $435.00 for that baby ( yea, I painted it!!). I have painted murals for buildings in the little town I live near. I never got paid, but they brought us nice lunches and drinks. It was well over $100 bucks worth.
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Yes, I used to paint theatrical scenery. Lots of time on scaffolding.
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Yes, back in 1994. As I recall it was computing monster possessing no less than 4 mb RAM, a 400 megabyte hard drive, 33 MHz processor, 14" monitor and a 14.4 modem

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No, but my parents are longtime Pittsburgh Steelers season ticket holders.

Have you ever been to a pro sports event that was immediately followed by fireworks?
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Yes- in 1974 or 1975, the Yankees were playing at Shea Stadium while Yankee Stadium was repaired. Between games of a twi-night double-header, they set off fireworks. Then the Sons of Italy fired a cannon, and set the outfield wall on fire!


Have you ever appeared on stage in front of at least 1,000 people?
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Routinely in front of audiences in the 400 range, but never 1,000.....unless you count my high school graduation ceremony.


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Have you ever appeared on stage in front of at least 1,000 people?
Yes I have, several times. I was a theatre major as an undergrad, and remain active in community theatre, independent film, and occasional commercials.

Have you ever taken part in a flash mob?
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Have you ever been bit by a snake?
Yes, kind of intentionally. There was a big garter snake in our garage. My gf was freaking out. It was under a shelving unit so I reached under blindly; it bit my hand, allowing me to grab it with the other hand. Ouch!! Got infected too.

Have you ever taken part in a flash mob? (Oak's)
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No, but I wouldn't mind doing so (in a good cause) someday.

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Yes, typically in the clubhouse at the golf course, or at the sports bar.


Have you ever left a casino or racetrack with more money than you arrived with?
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Yes, typically in the clubhouse at the golf course, or at the sports bar.


Have you ever left a casino or racetrack with more money than you arrived with?
Many times. One time at the Reno airport I won $4,000 on a video poker machine right before my flight. (Of course, I've also left with less money on many occasions)

Have you ever caught a fish weighing more than 50 pounds?
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No, but my pediatrician did and decorated his waiting room with the trophies.

Do you personally know three or more pediatricians?
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Yes, if I count the one I knew from my own childhood and include him with the two pediatricians my own child has had.

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No, but I was very disoriented once when I came out from under anesthetic.

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Kind of. When I got the LotR boxed set, I watched all three director's cut movies and all the side documentaries in one day.

Have you ever been thrown out of a place or asked to leave?
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Yes, asked to leave. My friends and I thought we had found a place to have a few drinks for a few hours. But after the first round of drinks arrived, the waitress told us the we only had a half-hour before we had to leave. Seems the place was booked for a private, invitation-only party later that night.

Have you ever driven the wrong way on a one-way street (accidentally or intentionally)?
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Yes; my hometown had a lot of one way streets, and I managed to barrel down a few the wrong way now and then. Everyone did it.

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Yes when I was a young teen a bunch of us got into it for no good reason. It wasn't like we were taking anything worthwhile. One of the guys got caught and turned everyone in and our crime spree ended.

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No, but there have been some people who I kind of instantly disliked whom I came to hate.

Have you ever seen a rabbit bound across the snow?
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Yes, many times, we don't get much snow, when it does you see lots of rabbits and other small beasts, I think maybe it just that you can see better thru the underbrush.
I don't like it, but I can cook any game.
So, have you ever eaten rabbit?

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Yes, and I like it, but prefer it deboned. Too many tiny little bones otherwise.

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A better question would be, has Scalzi written any book I haven't read?

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Sure, more times than I can count. Unless you have an allergy, you choke that down to be a good guest.

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No, but I know some people who have.

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No, but I've seen and heard it done to somebody else in my presence.

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Yes, I helped sell milkshakes at the 4-H booth at the Great Northern Fair in Havre, Montana.

Have you ever written for pay?

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Yes, I spent many years as a technical writer. I wrote user manuals for tech companies, and got paid pretty well.

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Yes, a few times. When I was a child (in the 60s) my father had a job that entitled us to fly First Class, and 10 years ago I volunteered to be bumped from a flight and was put in Business on the next flight.

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Yes, the Tooth of Time in northern New Mexico (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth_of_Time). It was no fun when my Scout troop ran out of water along the way.

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No, except in large rafts during guided tours.

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Have you ever(intentionally) been nude in public? (for you young'ns, it was called streaking and was a thing for a brief moment)
Oh yes. I've been on "swimsuit optional" beaches where I felt more comfortable taking off my suit than being the only one wearing a suit. I've also showered in a camping shower and had my towel/curtain blow away!

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If being under a general anaesthetic counts, then yes. I underwent a tonsillectomy when I was about seven years old.

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No, I've never even golfed nine holes on a single day, but my grandmother was quite a skilled golfer.

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No, not to the best of my knowledge, definitely nothing with his name on it.

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Yes, several in my youth - never won, though.

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