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msfry
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Post by msfry » April 2nd, 2020, 9:39 am

realisticspeakers wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 8:47 am
msfry wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 7:21 am
That's deep, and will take some time to drill down and grok it all. Quarantine is a good time for that! :mrgreen:
That's the second time in a month someone has used that verb.
GROK, a term invented by Robert Heinlein in his 1960's sci fi book, Stranger In A Strange Land
(verb) · to understand (something) intuitively or by empathy, communicate sympathetically; establish a rapport.
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Post by realisticspeakers » April 2nd, 2020, 10:08 am

msfry wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 9:39 am
That's the second time in a month someone has used that verb.
GROK, a term invented by Robert Heinlein in his 1960's sci fi book, Stranger In A Strange Land
(verb) · to understand (something) intuitively or by empathy, communicate sympathetically; establish a rapport.
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You will find this buried in my mind map. lol.

Jubal Harshaw never watched TV unless he had to. He would roll the little B&W on the cart out of the closet.
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Post by KevinS » April 2nd, 2020, 10:46 am

realisticspeakers wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 10:08 am
Jubal Harshaw never watched TV unless he had to. He would roll the little B&W on the cart out of the closet.
I read that book. Don't remember a word of it. I wonder why?
Drop and roll!

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Post by msfry » April 2nd, 2020, 5:21 pm

realisticspeakers wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 10:08 am
Jubal Harshaw never watched TV unless he had to. He would roll the little B&W on the cart out of the closet.
In 1960, most of us rolled our little B&W TVs around on a cart (one per household)!!! I bet he'd have a smart phone now!!!!!!!! :lol:
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Post by kenzeavo » May 7th, 2020, 6:57 pm

* How old are you: 70
* Favorite color: Grey, at my age, I'm just happy that I have hair
* Pets: Can't be bothered
* Sunrise or Sunset: Sunrise
* Ocean or Mountains: Lakes and forest
* Favorite food: Free.
* Favorite pie: Strawberry rhubarb
* Steak or Seafood: Steak
* Italian or Chinese: Chinese,
* Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate
* How many tattoos: none, go figure
* Ever hit a deer: With a rifle or a vehicle? Yes, yes.
* Rode in an ambulance: nope
* Ice skated: Grew up in Michigan, of course.
* Rode a motorcycle: Started riding when I was 16, still ride today. Everything from mopeds to a Goldwing. In fact, a year ago I owned both a moped and a Goldwing.
* Stayed in the hospital: Overnight? Yeah, but I don't think I have as a patient.
* Favorite season:Summer
* Broken Bones: Cheekbone. Maybe ribs, not sure. Never had a cast
(*) Ever filled out a Facebook type survey. Nope, first time for everything.

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Post by Basquetteur » June 1st, 2020, 9:11 am

This is an old thread, but I have only discovered it now, although I object strongly to online questionnaires, and to facebook in particular.

* How old are you: more than 60
* Favorite color: All
* Pets: No. Maybe in the future.
* Sunrise or Sunset: Sunrise and sunset
* Ocean or Mountains: both, and I do not live close to any of the them for the time being.
* Favorite food: I like most food.
* Favorite pie: all
* Steak or Seafood: Seafood
* Italian or Chinese: Italian (I asume cuisine)
* Chocolate or Vanilla: The vast majority of chocolate has vanilla in it. Of course chocolate
* How many tattoos: none
* Ever hit a deer: NO
* Rode in an ambulance: Yes. I was taken in an ambulane through 4 countries (not in an emergency, but a ski accident).
* Ice skated: Yes, but I was more fallen than standing
* Rode a motorcycle: Yes, when I was at the university, nearly everyday. Not afterwards.
* Stayed in the hospital: Several times in several minor operations
* Favorite season: Spring
* Broken Bones: Not, but I tore my anterior cruciate right knee ligament (still have it torn)

dvandervis
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Post by dvandervis » June 7th, 2020, 9:29 am

* How old are you: 43
* Favorite color: Jeweltone green or purple
* Pets: 3 rats (Murder, Mayhem and Arson) and a single remaining degu (Machiavelli)
* Sunrise or Sunset: I love the steel blue moment of sunrise when you can see but not in colour, and the reds and oranges on clouds at sunset
* Ocean or Mountains: Mountains
* Favorite food: Dim sum
* Favorite pie: Apple
* Steak or Seafood: Steak
* Italian or Chinese: Chinese
* Chocolate or Vanilla: chocolate
* How many tattoos: 1 - a turtle on my leg
* Ever hit a deer: No, but I've had to turn the car around and run from a moose.
* Rode in an ambulance: Treated in, but didn't have to go to the hospital
* Ice skated: Not since I was a kid
* Rode a motorcycle: I've ridden passenger, but never driven one.
* Stayed in the hospital: Yes, a could childhood surgeries
* Favorite season: That time of fall when the leaves have turned, but are still on the trees
* Broken Bones: My tailbone with an express trip down the stairs, and my nose when I should have ducked left instead of right.
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Post by Bookworm360 » August 9th, 2020, 6:26 pm

How old: "I have lived through many ages..." or so it feels.
Favorite color: All except gray and black.
Pets: hamster and backyard animals
Sunrise or Sunset:Sunrise has glorious potential, but I see more sunsets.
* Ocean or Mountains: Both are amazing.
* Favorite food:Food singular?
* Favorite pie: All.
* Steak or Seafood: Seafood.
* Italian or Chinese: Italian.
* Chocolate or Vanilla:Argh, I guess both.
* How many tattoos: Zero.
* Ever hit a deer:Never!! :shock:
* Rode in an ambulance:No
* Ice skated: Yes, years ago.
* Rode a motorcycle:No
* Stayed in the hospital: For a rash that went away upon arrival.
* Favorite season: All for different reasons.
* Broken Bones: None.
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Post by sjmarky » August 12th, 2020, 3:55 pm

* How old are you: 66
* Favorite color: Dusty mauve
* Pets: 2 dogs
* Sunrise or Sunset: Sunset
* Ocean or Mountains: Mountains
* Favorite food: Sushi
* Favorite pie: Key lime
* Steak or Seafood: Seafood, although not necessarily sushi. Steak Diane comes in second.
* Italian or Chinese: Italian or Chinese
* Chocolate or Vanilla: Vanilla. Good, creamy French vanilla
* How many tattoos: 2
* Ever hit a deer: No, but I threatened to punch one in the face once
* Rode in an ambulance: Yes
* Ice skated: No
* Rode a motorcycle: Yes
* Stayed in the hospital: Yes (see above)
* Favorite season: Early autumn
* Broken Bones: 3 (see above)
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