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Yes, many times. I've guested with bands when they've asked me to play, and I still do community theatre.


Have you ever attended the midnight showing of a cult movie?
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Yep, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Over 20 times, and I always brought the props. And sang along.


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Yes. They aren't generally a pleasure.

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Oh yeah. Comes with living overseas. Probably the most lost was in Japan near Yokohama.

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No, but I got a lot closer to a bear once than I wanted to.

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I am surprised I can say 'Yes'. There is group kept at a pond near the school where I volunteer. They don't fly because (put your hands on your ears, Cecil) their wings are clipped. So they poop allover the parking lot. It is very disgusting. It is stinkier than cat poop and oh so gooey on your shoes. I have actually thrown a pair of shoes away and drove home barefoot.

Have you ever talked on a Ham radio?
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:06 AM
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Yes. There was a group of Ham enthusiasts at a fair I attended. They said that they could get a message anywhere in the world, even if they had to relay it. So I sent greetings to my sister, who was living halfway around the world, in Perth, Australia.

A couple of days later, I got a phone call from my sister. Yes, starting from Toronto, the Ham enthusiasts elsewhere in the world had relayed my message, and she got it.

Have you ever ridden a San Francisco cable car?
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:14 AM
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Missed the edit window. Just to clarify, a local Ham operator in Perth picked up my message, and telephoned my sister on a local call to convey it. Sis is not a Ham operator.

To continue: Have you ever ridden a San Francisco cable car?

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Many times. I used to go to SFO every year for a construction conference.

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Nope, closest I ever got was the airport in Anchorage for a layover

Have you ever written anything that's been published?

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Yes, if we count newspaper articles in a local paper (but under my name) as published.

Have you ever been in an airport and had your flight cancelled? (bonus points if you were overseas at the time)
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YES!! We were just in St Martin and our return flight was cancelled. It was a little scary.

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(Great ham radio story, Spoons!)

Have you ever cooked a ham yourself?
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:33 AM
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Yes. I'm single (divorced), but Christmas seems a little more special than regular days. So I get a little ham, cook it, and enjoy it with veg and potatoes, and a fine wine. I like it; maybe I should do it more than one time a year.


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Old 02-20-2018, 09:17 AM
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Yes, sadly.

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Yes, both in Kenya and S. Africa (depending on how you define safari; I wasn't camping out among the natives and the fauna).

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No, fortunately, but I have some friends who've done so repeatedly, down to South Africa and back.

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Yes. (a friend's Cessna)

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Yes, some relative of my ex wife (when we were married).

I can't even remember the charge, but nothing too serious I'm sure. Seems like it was around $500 fee ($5,000 bail).

Have you ever been in the back of a police car?
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:42 AM
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Yes. I don't drive, and when I was called up for jury duty I called the local sheriff's department, and they drove me to the courthouse. I wasn't picked for duty.


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Old 02-21-2018, 08:54 AM
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No, but I have tried grocery shopping the day before a snowstorm was due to hit, so I think that should count.

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Old 02-21-2018, 09:12 AM
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I failed my entire first semester of college, except for Drafting 101. That's what happens when you don't go to class.

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Old 02-21-2018, 09:19 AM
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Nope. Never seen a polar bear outside of a zoo.

Have you ever owned either a lava lamp, black light poster, or a magic 8 ball?
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I think I had a Magic 8-Ball awhile back.

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Old 02-21-2018, 03:11 PM
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No, but I had a lava lamp, black light posters AND a Magic 8 Ball and a Strobe Ball. Ah, the 70s!


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We signed up voters and went door-to-door for the Obama campaign. For what it's worth, I too had a lava lamp.

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Yes, I've cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 20, and Christening party lunch for 35.

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Yes, oh god I have locked myself out of my cars a bunch. I have extra key fobs everywhere, and key in those magnet boxes stuck on my bumper. I have locked myself out of my house. I have locked myself IN my laundry room, I know who has a backwards locking door on an interior door? Me, that's who. I think my contractor hated me.

Have you ever incubated eggs and made baby chicks?
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:23 PM
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Yes, if having eggs in an incubator in our second- and third-grade elementary school classroom counts. Fun to watch the chicks hatch and become little yellow balls of fluff. It was long ago, and my memory is hazy, but I believe that at some point, they went to live with a nice farm family.


Have you ever driven across a land border between two countries?
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Every January. Driving in St Martin we cross the French/Dutch border every day multiple times.

Have you ever ridden on a ferry?
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Yes. Quite a number of times here in Ottawa, from Ontario to Quebec. And in the winter it becomes an ice bridge.

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Not love, no, but I've had some crushes now and then (including here).

Have you ever kissed someone and then realized they didn't want to be kissed?
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:58 PM
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Well, I learned not to give my ex-wife a kiss while we washed the dishes. I ended up with a face covered in soapsuds!


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Yes. I don't want to talk about it


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Yes, kind of. I had a tiny studio apartment and didn't plan to have a big party, was expecting just 12 people or so. But friends brought friends and we ended up with over 25 people, some of them were smoking and drinking in the hallway, and the neighbors complained.

Have you ever broken a bone (your own or somebody else's)?

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No to both, but I have friends who've had various breakages.

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Yes (another surprise, here) I saw ski jump trials in 198?. Very fun day.


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No, I have some for my blood pressure, but I can go a week or so without them without ill effect.


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I have started a few Pit threads, but never one calling out another poster.

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Old 02-26-2018, 01:25 AM
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Yes, I went there for training sessions put on by our company maybe twenty years ago. Sadly, I got to see very little outside of the DFW area.


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No, I go there in my dreams. If I ever do I will see 'Cats'!


I named a dog Pierre one time, It turned into Pee-pee. Have you ever given a pet an unfortunate name?

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I named my son Pierre. He didn't like it as a child, but now likes it as an adult.

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Yes. It was put on by our high school student council, but did not turn out as hoped.


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I once drove nonstop (except to refill gas) from Miami, FL to Chicago.

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Yes, my girlfriend once gave me a pair of fuschia socks as a joke. I even wore them a few times.

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Yes. I still like DVDs, and will often rewatch a movie on DVD if I liked it the first time through.


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Yes, my 25th. Everyone tried to sell me insurance and hit on my wife.

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Yes, once or twice. When the rain isn't so cold, and I know I have dry clothes waiting for me, it's kinda nice.

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Yes. It was against company policy, and we knew we shouldn't, but it was harmless. When I left the company for a better job at another company, the romance bloomed, and we were an item for some years. Even thought about marriage, before we both realized that it would never work.


Have you ever been to a pro sports game? (NFL, NHL, NBA, CFL, MLS, or MLB, though other professional leagues elsewhere are fine too.)

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