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Braingle Interview #95 - Bluegrasss

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RGW4Ausmod

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new Posted: 11:15PM Nov 1, 2012

So Bluegrasss is taking over the hot seat... great him one and all and ask away!

Guidelines for interviewing:

Only five questions per post - and you aren't able to ask more questions until your five have been answered. This is to avoid huge lists of questions being put to the interviewee making answering them a daunting task. It should also improve the quality of the questions and the answers.


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RGW4


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RGW4Ausmod

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new Posted: 11:23PM Nov 1, 2012

1. What brought you to Braingle?

2. Though you haven't played on Braingle, do you play chess?

3. What's your favorite game on Braingle?

4. What hobbies do you like to engage in?

5. What state do you live in?


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein-
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new Posted: 07:36AM Nov 2, 2012

RGW4 wrote:
1. What brought you to Braingle?

2. Though you haven't played on Braingle, do you play chess?

3. What's your favorite game on Braingle?

4. What hobbies do you like to engage in?

5. What state do you live in?


1) An ad I seen on Yahoo.

2) Yes I do Play chess and I have played Chess on Braingle, just not enough to keep on the list.

3) Currently I have no one favorite game on Braingle, as I have played quite a few of them.

4) Computers, crosswords, word searches, logic puzzles, and Braingle.

5) I live in the Peach State, Georgia.
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JQPublic

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new Posted: 05:16AM Nov 4, 2012

1. You seem to like certain forum games (e.g. Z-A) very much. Why do you like those?
2. What is your occupation?
3. Which smiley is your favourite on Braingle?
4. What's your favourite Braingle teaser?
5. What's the greatest thing that's ever happened to you?


'An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.' - Charles Dickens
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new Posted: 07:20AM Nov 4, 2012

JQPublic wrote:
1. You seem to like certain forum games (e.g. Z-A) very much. Why do you like those?
2. What is your occupation?
3. Which smiley is your favorite on Braingle?
4. What's your favorite Braingle teaser?
5. What's the greatest thing that's ever happened to you?


1) "Z-A" & "A-Z" you can always learn new & unique words.

2) I used to be an Instructor on a Bachelor Degree Level for a college, until June 15, 2002 when I was struck by lightning. I am now disabled due to some of the after effects of lightning strike.

3) I like all the smileys, so I have no particular favorite.

4) All the ones with "Phobias Questions and Birbal The Wise".

5) Life.
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glowingredbobAgb

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new Posted: 11:16AM Nov 4, 2012

1. If the moon were a chocolate chip cookie, would you eat it?

2. What is your favorite part about fall.

3. If guns don't kill people, people kill people, do toasters not toast, toast toast toast?

4. What's your favorite gemstone?

5. Favorite rock?


Sarcastic is the one word that defines me.
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new Posted: 11:41AM Nov 4, 2012

glowingredbob wrote:
1. If the moon were a chocolate chip cookie, would you eat it?

2. What is your favorite part about fall.

3. If guns don't kill people, people kill people, do toasters not toast, toast toast toast?

4. What's your favorite gemstone?

5. Favorite rock?


1) I save one chocolate chip to stay there and give the rest to homeless people.

2) Leaves turn different colors.

3) People use guns to kill other people, just as people use toasters to make toast.

4) Jasper

5) Marble


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shawneeo*us

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new Posted: 04:08PM Nov 4, 2012

Hi Blue! Wow, quite a list of interviewees. I've never done it but now I think I should in the future because everyone else in the world has.

Well, this is against the required format, but what I really want to know is, your life. Could you write the most sketchy bio, like just one paragraph, saying where you were born, where you've lived, school, job, marriage, major life experiences? I know it sounds like too much, but just the simplest facts would tell me and others so much about you that we don't know.


Life... can be so many things... how can anyone ever think they are RIGHT? HAhahahahahahaha!!!!!
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new Posted: 07:19AM Nov 5, 2012

shawneeo wrote:
Hi Blue! Wow, quite a list of interviewees. I've never done it but now I think I should in the future because everyone else in the world has.

Well, this is against the required format, but what I really want to know is, your life. Could you write the most sketchy bio, like just one paragraph, saying where you were born, where you've lived, school, job, marriage, major life experiences? I know it sounds like too much, but just the simplest facts would tell me and others so much about you that we don't know.


How about this Shawn. I was born, lived, died brought back to life, and live again.


More to come!


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new Posted: 06:50PM Nov 5, 2012

Ah! Like Jesus! LOL! Very succinct!

Life... can be so many things... how can anyone ever think they are RIGHT? HAhahahahahahaha!!!!!
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koin_era345tus

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new Posted: 09:12PM Nov 5, 2012

bluegrasss wrote:
glowingredbob wrote:
3. If guns don't kill people, people kill people, do toasters not toast, toast toast toast?


3) People use guns to kill other people, just as people use toasters to make toast.


Good answer!

Anyway:
1. Top 5 movies
2. Top 5 books
3. Top 5 songs
4. Any role models?
5. If there was an apocalypse, and you and a group of about 15 people were the only survivors you knew of, would you be a leader or try to blend in with the group?


Happy ever after in the marketplace, Desmond lets the children lend a hand. Molly stays at home and does her pretty face, and in the evening she's the singer with the band!
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new Posted: 08:06AM Nov 6, 2012

koin_era345 wrote:

Anyway:
1. Top 5 movies
2. Top 5 books
3. Top 5 songs
4. Any role models?
5. If there was an apocalypse, and you and a group of about 15 people were the only survivors you knew of, would you be a leader or try to blend in with the group?


1) Brian's Song, Gone with the Wind, Titanic, The Towering Inferno, & Mozart.

2) The Bible, The Harbinger, any Alfred Hitchcock Books, Astronaut Biography: Neil Armstrong, & The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors.

3) Ireland's Call by Celtic Thunder, God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood, From this Moment On by Shania Twain, Magellan by Yoyoy Villame, Messiah by Handel & any Bluegrass Music (yes I know that is 6).

4) Paul Edward Anderson (October 17, 1932 - August 15, 1994)

5) If there was an apocalypse, and you and a group of about 15 people were the only survivors, each would be a leader. Each would have their own speciality and everyone would have to work together to survive.


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new Posted: 07:40AM Nov 7, 2012

shawneeo wrote:
Hi Blue! Wow, quite a list of interviewees. I've never done it but now I think I should in the future because everyone else in the world has.

Well, this is against the required format, but what I really want to know is, your life. Could you write the most sketchy bio, like just one paragraph, saying where you were born, where you've lived, school, job, marriage, major life experiences? I know it sounds like too much, but just the simplest facts would tell me and others so much about you that we don't know.


I was born in Ohio. I have worked all phases of construction. Then went back to school and got my degrees. I taught on a Bachelor's Level at a College. Yes, I was married and am now remarried. Major life experiences includes achieving my degrees, sad to say having one of my students commit suicide (the night before graduation), meeting John Glenn in person, meeting Grandpa Jones and his grandson in person, going to Seoul, South Korea & the Philippines (in a wheelchair), and being alive (was technically dead) from being struck by lightning.


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new Posted: 06:50PM Nov 8, 2012

Hey Blue, you've had some interesting, yet at least one disturbing, life experiences.
I have a couple questions... and I do understand if you prefer not to answer the first couple.

1. What was the circumstances to being struck by lighting? Such as what were you doing, where were you, anyone else near you?

2. You use a wheelchair, is it 100% of the way you have to get around, or can you move/walk short distances with assistance?

3. Any children by either of your marriages? If so, how old now?

4. What genre of movies do you prefer?

5. What do you like to watch on TV?


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein-
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new Posted: 11:01PM Nov 8, 2012

Hi Blue!

1) Other than Bluegrass, what other style of music do you care for?

2) Do you sing or play an instrument yourself?

3) What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?

4) What surprises you the most about the human race?

5) What disappoints you the most about the human race?


Take all sorrow out of life and you take away all richness, and depth, and tenderness. The capacity of sorrow belongs to our grandeur. It is the furnace that melts hearts together in love. In loving memory of my dear friend Guy - take care Goobs . .
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new Posted: 08:09AM Nov 9, 2012

RGW4 wrote:
Hey Blue, you've had some interesting, yet at least one disturbing, life experiences.
I have a couple questions... and I do understand if you prefer not to answer the first couple.

1. What was the circumstances to being struck by lighting? Such as what were you doing, where were you, anyone else near you?

2. You use a wheelchair, is it 100% of the way you have to get around, or can you move/walk short distances with assistance?

3. Any children by either of your marriages? If so, how old now?

4. What genre of movies do you prefer?

5. What do you like to watch on TV?



Sorry Randy these are quite lengthily.


1. What was the circumstances to being struck by lighting? Such as what were you doing, where were you, anyone else near you?


1) My program I was teaching was being revamped and I had some spare time on my hands. So I went to work at a Home Improvement Store. (The rest is told to me by witnesses and the Carmel (Indiana) Fire Chief.) It had stormed out side and 4 of us waited till it quite. We went out as the clouds were breaking up and the sun was coming out. 2 of the group split off to go one direction and the other 2 went another direction. I asked the person I was with if they worked the next day and said see you then. I split off from them when they got in their car, this is the last thing I remember until coming out of a coma. They got in their car started their engine, put it in reverse, looked in their rear view mirror and actual saw the Lightning hit me. I took a direct hit to the left forehead and exited out the right ankle (accord to the 2 people who seen me get hit). There was an ex-EMT & an off duty RN that started CPR & Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation, until Carmel Fire Department got there. According to the Carmel Fire Chief who visited me quite of few times in the Hospitals, he told at a news conference when asked what do you tell people about Lightning Strike. Quote the Carmel Fire Chief said "I used to tell them to be the lowest thing around. Blue was the lowest thing in the parking lot, there was Light poles and trucks around him, why he got struck I do not know. Blue was hit by Lightning from a storm 15 miles away. If you hear Thunder take shelter immediately". I had a 3 police car escort to the Hospital. I stayed over 3 1/2 weeks at a Burn Center and over 9 1/2 weeks at a Rehab Hospital, where therapy was 5 to 6 hours a day 6 days a week to be able to live 85% to 90% on my own. (If there is more questions please ask.)

2. You use a wheelchair, is it 100% of the way you have to get around, or can you move/walk short distances with assistance?

2) I am consider a Paralysis Victim, due to limited movement in the legs. The Spinal Cord (as told to me) is made up of 6 cords, 3 cords for each side. 1 cord for each side is for "Soft Touch" such as running a feather up your leg. The 2nd cord is for "Hard Touch" where they poke you with a pin or needle. The 3rd cord is to help the motor function(s) of the muscles of each leg. I have all of the "Soft Touch & Hard Touch". The 3rd cord was damaged by the Lightning Strike which resulted in limited movement in the legs, thus not being able to walk. So yes I depend on a wheel chair to get around.


3. Any children by either of your marriages? If so, how old now?

3) This is actually my 3rd marriage. Yes I have children from the first 2 marriages. Some of you know this, but now every one will. I have 8 Children 4 Boys & 4 Girls. Ages (Daughter) 31 years old, (Son) 30 years old, (Son) 28 years old, (Son) 25 years old, (Daughter) 24 years old, (Daughter) 21 years old, (Son) 19 years old, and (Daughter) 12 years old.


4. What genre of movies do you prefer?

4) Horror, Murder Investigations, Opera, and Science Fiction.


5. What do you like to watch on TV?

5) NCIS, CSI, Cooking Shows, Andy Griffin, Family Shows, Some Comedy, Opera, Beverly Hillbllies, Investigation Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Channel.


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new Posted: 08:53AM Nov 9, 2012

snowmonster wrote:
Hi Blue!

1) Other than Bluegrass, what other style of music do you care for?

2) Do you sing or play an instrument yourself?

3) What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?

4) What surprises you the most about the human race?

5) What disappoints you the most about the human race?



Hi Snowy, glad to have a Buckeye to ask questions.


1) Celtic Music, Bagpipe Music, Opera, Rock & Roll, Country, Folk Music, Gospel, Ham Bone, Polka, and Classic.

2) Sorry I do not sing, nor Play a Instrument.

3) Blueberry

4) In the time of a Disaster we can all work together.

5) All the rest of the time we fight, bicker, have to shove our own personal belief on other people. If we can work together during a Disaster, then why can we not do that all the rest of the time.
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new Posted: 01:13AM Nov 23, 2012

Interesting stuff Blue...

1. So with having older children... any of them married?

2. Any grandchildren to enjoy yet?

3. As a Paralysis Victim, and I did do some reading on it... are you getting treatment that might help with your situation and enable you mobility again?

4. Did you enjoy Thanksgiving?

Ok, only four questions, but it technically is still Thanksgiving for me... and I am tired and going to bed now.


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new Posted: 07:25AM Nov 23, 2012

RGW4 wrote:
Interesting stuff Blue...

1. So with having older children... any of them married?

2. Any grandchildren to enjoy yet?

3. As a Paralysis Victim, and I did do some reading on it... are you getting treatment that might help with your situation and enable you mobility again?

4. Did you enjoy Thanksgiving?

Ok, only four questions, but it technically is still Thanksgiving for me... and I am tired and going to bed now.


1) Yes 3 of my children are married, with another "I am thinking about it, but I don't know the day yet".

2) 3 Grandchildren, 2 Grandsons and 1 Granddaughter. Before you ask one is 10 years old, one is 7 years old, and 20 months old.

3) I spent over 9 1/2 weeks in a Rehab hospital, then a year after that 3 months outpatient therapy, and then a 2 1/2 years later I tried some out patient therapy, but the Doctors have determine I have reached a Plateau (a medical term that therapy is not helping nor hurting). So currently I am at a place maybe in a year more therapy may or may not help.

4) Yes very much, because my Wife or I did not have to cook or clean up.


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new Posted: 08:03AM Dec 1, 2012

Now to the next Interviewee #96.
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