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Braingle Interview #107 - HABS2933

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HABS2933Aca

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new Posted: 02:40PM Feb 12, 2014

Longhorn_fan wrote:
HiYa HABS!!!

HEY LH

1. What is your fav color? Any particular reason?

As noted above, my favourite colour is Hunter Green

2. If you could date any celeb who would it be?

I am embarrassed that I know very little of pop culture and know who very few celbs are. When what's his name died a week or so ago I had no idea who he was - but knew FB was going nuts about his death. Even after looking him up, I still did not know who he was. I am not impressed by fame and wealth and from what little I know about most celebs, most are (MAJOR GENERALIZATION COMING UP) are of veyy little moral character and have highly questionable values.

3. What is your fav animal? Do you have any pets?

My favourite wild animal is (and has been since childhood) the cheetah. I have one pet - a cat named "Norton" - I had another one until about a year ago - his mane was Ralph (I had him first and wanted the 2nd cat's name to go with Ralph). I would like to get a dog (my preferred pet) but hubby is allergic to most animals and our choices for an "allergy free" dog are very limited.

I am sure I can come up with some more later

Looking forward to it


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snowmonsterAusmod

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new Posted: 10:53AM Feb 13, 2014

Hi HABS! WE have a couple things in common . . .. I'm a middle child as well, and you know I hate confrontation. . . . and my middle child has red hair.

1) Where does the name HABS come from? If it's a secret, then you don't have to answer. ;)

2) Are you more of a country girl or city slicker?

3) What is your favorite dinner to make for your family?

4) Married with children, If so, for how long and how many?

5) Between the two, which would you choose to meet, go on a date - John Stamos or George Clooney?


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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debc1A

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new Posted: 05:30PM Feb 13, 2014

hey habs

good question on #5 snow

as a middle child myself i don't like confrontations either

1. favorite flower?

2. what part of canada do you live?

3. see any mounties?

4. favorite kind of music?

5. have you ever had a best year of your life? is so when and why


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HABS2933Aca

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new Posted: 05:37PM Feb 13, 2014

snowmonster wrote:
my middle child has red hair.

Poor kid!

1) Where does the name HABS come from? If it's a secret, then you don't have to answer. ;)

No secret at all. In fact the answer is quite obvious to any hockey fan (which I take it you are not). HABS is short for "Les Habitants" which was the term used to describe the original settlers of New France (present day Québec). It is also the nickname of my favorite hockey team the Montréal Canadiens. The 29 and 33 are the numbers worn by my two favourite players, Ken Dryden (29) and Patrick Roy (33).

2) Are you more of a country girl or city slicker?

I have always preferred the city. I grew up in the city and cannot imagine living anywhere else. About 13 years ago my parents decided that since all their kids had moved out there was no need for a 6 bedroom house anymore and they built a small place
about 15 minutes outside of the city. Though they only have 2 acres, they are surrounded by farms. I stayed with them for about 2 months when I came back from Korea and hated every second of it. I couldn't wait to get back into town.


3) What is your favorite dinner to make for your family?

As I have stated before I very picky so I have a limited repertoire of meals I make. I make a lot of chicken and since Rich likes beef I make rice and beef cubes (I don't use stewing cubes but will cut up a good cut of steak) or roast beef. I recently tired my hand at a slow roasted (6 hours) prime rib with au jus and it was so good! If it were not o expensive (and time consuming)) I would add that to my regular meals to make.

4) Married with children, If so, for how long and how many?

Technically we are not married but are in a "domestic partnership" which is, for all intents and purposes, the same thing. We don't have any kids, though I raised my sister's three youngest for many years. The eldest of the 3 (almost 19) still comes to our place whenever he can. We also take the kids I babysit on a semi-regular basis even when their mother is home, they absolutely adore Rich and he them, but then when they start to annoy us (and parents - you know they do) we can send them home. It is the best of both worlds!
Oh and Rich and I have been living together for going on 3 years now. We met close to 20 years ago and have dated on and off that entire time. We would go years without seeing eahother then run into one another in the most bizarre places.We finally decided fate must be pushing us together so one day he showed up at my door with a bag or clothes and a 60" television and he hasn't left since!



5) Between the two, which would you choose to meet, go on a date - John Stamos or George Clooney?

If I absolutely had to pick, hmm I guess I'd pick John Stamos - I always liked Uncle Jesse.


Q: What is the primary goal? A: To WIN the game.
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HABS2933Aca

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new Posted: 05:59PM Feb 13, 2014

debc1 wrote:
as a middle child myself i don't like confrontations either

There is an entire branch of psychology devoted to "The science of birth order and that is one of the key personality traits of a middle child they are usually "the peacekeepers".

1. favorite flower?

As I am one of those people who is very sensitive to heavily scented or perfumed items I don't care much for flowers. I get physically nauseated just walking past a lilac bush or into a flower shop. I like the appearance of roses (anything but red) and Orchids.

2. what part of canada do you live?

I live in London, Ontario, which is in the SouthWestern part of the province.It is midway between Toronto, Ontario and Detroit, MI (about 2 hrs from each). Niagara Falls is about 3 hours away. (just to give you a general idea of where it is).

3. see any mounties?

Since there is an RCMP detachment in London, I am quite sure I have on a a fairly regular basis but as they are dressed in the same blue uniforms as any other police force and we have the city police and OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) here as unless you paid close attention to the emblem on their sleeve one looks just like the other. They only wear their scarlets for ceremonial occasions or if stationed at the Parliament buildings. I have seen the RCMP Musical Ride a few times and they are not only dressed in the fashion most non-Canadians would picture them, they are on horseback (which they rarely are (in fact the French name for them does not have them mounted at all).

4. favorite kind of music?

That would depend on my mood. I listen to everything from chamber music and Gregorian Chant to heavy metal and country. I like soft rock and pop but as a child of the 80s I also listen to hair bands and Seattle Grunge. I don't care for older country (too many 1000s of miles of being forced to listen to it on car trips as a child), rap, reggae, or house music.

5. have you ever had a best year of your life? is so when and why

Not so far, I have had no terrible years, though I have had terrible things happen. I think the prospect of facing death a few years back reinforced my tendency to appreciate even the little things in life. it does not take a lot to make me happy


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new Posted: 07:20AM Feb 14, 2014

HI HABS!

Looks like we don't live too far from each other. . . . We're about 3 hours from Niagara Falls as well.

1) Been there? I have several times, but it's been a while. Should take the kids again. Well, our youngest probably doesn't remember the falls. That's how long it's been.

2) Ever break a bone? If so which one and how?

3) Have you ever had a recurring dream - one that doesn't make sense, but you've had it several times over several years? I have, and I'm quite tired of it.

4) Good choice with John Stamos. . . . that would have been my pick as well. . . . . Greek yogurt any day. . . . Now, as for men, what is one quality you love about men, that you do not see in women? Personality wise.

5) My daughter introduced us to a great chicken recipe. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, baked in Italian salad dressing, with grated Parmesan cheese and garlic powder on top. Bake for 50 minutes. Very tasty, very easy and surprisingly a hit in our house. Now, is there a meal or dish you'd like to try making/eating but haven't yet? I'd like to try making beef wellington, but I just don't know if I could do it. . . . seems very tricky. lol

Ok, I'm done for now. Have a lovely V day and stay warm!!!


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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HABS2933Aca

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new Posted: 08:33AM Feb 14, 2014

snowmonster wrote:
We're about 3 hours from Niagara Falls as well.

1) Been there? I have several times, but it's been a while. Should take the kids again. Well, our youngest probably doesn't remember the falls. That's how long it's been.

It has been a couple years since I've last gone but I've been more times than I can count. Rich and I are discussing going in the summer just for a weekend away. The casino runs a shuttle from London 5 or 6 days a week. They charge $15.00/person (round trip) and give you either a $10.00 casino voucher or a $20.00 dinner voucher for the buffet at the casino. We figure we will take the shuttle there than miss the bus home "accidentally-on purpose". His former boss, who is also a good friend" gets comped at the hotel there all the time and told us he'd get us a suite for free. It should be fun. Though we've both been there loads of times, we plan on doing all the cheesy touristy stuff and maybe go across the border as Niagara Falls is one of the only crossings that allows foot traffic.

2) Ever break a bone? If so which one and how?

I haven't (thankfully) but Rich broke (well shattered really) his femur about 10 years ago, the break was so bad they put a titanium rod along side the bone. y middle nephew broke not only that bone, but his tibia as well, while skiing a mogul course but he was onlly 6 or 7 when it happened so it was easier to fix.

3) Have you ever had a recurring dream - one that doesn't make sense, but you've had it several times over several years? I have, and I'm quite tired of it.

No, not really....

4)
what is one quality you love about men, that you do not see in women? Personality wise.

This is of course a generalization, but I find most men are more honest about their motivations than women. Men say what they mean and don't play the games a lot of women play. They have an issue, you know about it, they don't go behind your back and get as vindictive like females. They are just easier to figure out most of the time. And the do't obsess about something you said to (or about) them in 1982 and still hold it against you

5) My daughter introduced us to a great chicken recipe. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, baked in Italian salad dressing, with grated Parmesan cheese and garlic powder on top. Bake for 50 minutes. Very tasty, very easy and surprisingly a hit in our house.

sounds good, I may have to try it
Now, is there a meal or dish you'd like to try making/eating but haven't yet? I'd like to try making beef wellington, but I just don't know if I could do it. . . . seems very tricky. lol

I've seen Beef Wellington made, and it does look difficult but all the kids onM the kids edition of MasterChef pulled it off ...I'm sure you can too! Nothing really I'm dying to try like I said earlier I did a slow roasted prime rib that I was worried about. I would like to try working with fondant but it scares me! lol


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new Posted: 10:49AM Feb 14, 2014

Fondant is so FUN and EASY

I made my own wedding cake so I could save $600...
You should try it...it is like ediable play-doh

1: Do you play video games? like Wii, Play Station?

2: We know you are not really a "foodie". Do you have a favorite beverage?


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HABS2933Aca

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new Posted: 12:08PM Feb 14, 2014

Longhorn_fan wrote:
Fondant is so FUN and EASY

I made my own wedding cake so I could save $600...
You should try it...it is like ediable play-doh

Wow! That is impressive! I have always heard that it was difficult to wori with and that it dries out easy. I am a master of buttercream which is also supposed to be difficult ...or so they say. The only issue I've ever had with the buttercream is having it separate if not chilled properly.

1: Do you play video games? like Wii, Play Station?

I have never been much of a video game player as far as the newer systems are concerned. We had a ColecoVision with the Atari attachment as well as a Magnavox Odyssey². Those games were less complex than today's games but somehow they were more fun (to me). There was no such thing as "beating a game" it was the same level over and over and over again just faster and faster and more enemies to defeat. You would eventually lose. No such thing as infinite lives either. 4-5 attempts and you were done.. That coupled with the obligatory hanging out at the local arcade wasting who knows how much time and money sort of cured me of the desire to play now. I will play on occasion if the kids want to but other than that I have no desire..

2: We know you are not really a "foodie". Do you have a favorite beverage?[

As far as alcohol is concerned, I don't like beer or wine but do enjoy spirits and schnapps. Non-alcoholic I drink a lot of water and though I shouldn't diet pop ("soda" to most of you). Hot beverages, as mentioned I don't drink coffee or tea but do occasion have a hot chocolate.


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debc1A

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new Posted: 01:58PM Feb 14, 2014

hey habs
happy valentines day

1. what are your plans for tonight?
2. i totally agree john stamos all the way
3. i am having to rethink you, i never thought you were a Georgian chant kind of gal, how often do you listen to that?
4. how about desserts, any favorites?


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HABS2933Aca

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new Posted: 04:48PM Feb 14, 2014

debc1 wrote:
hey habs
happy valentines day

Thanks-same to you.

1. what are your plans for tonight?

Not sure yet, it really depends on what time Rich gets home from wor. Hesia tiler so he doesn't really have set hours. They leave when the job is done or when one of the other trades needs the space more.

3. i am having to rethink you, i never thought you were a Georgian chant kind of gal, how often do you listen to that?

Not a lot, but I do have a bit on my MP3 player and on my hard drive. Was included to show the diversity of the music I listen to.

4. how about desserts, any favorites?

I like most any dessert except cheesecake. I make a really good chocolate meringue pie; I will on occasion have Nanaimo bars (its a Canadian thing), I llike brownies and almost anything chocolate. I also enjoy a lot of fruit based desserts: Pavlova is really good as are Cherries Jubilee and date squares. I recently made Dr. Pepper cake and it was well received. I def like dessert.


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new Posted: 06:15PM Feb 14, 2014

Hi again habs,
1)The house is empty, no one will be home for hours. What will you do with all that free time? (Braingle is not an option.)
2) Your pizza is here! What's on it?
3)OMG That time machine you've been working on is ready. Are you going forward or back? What would you do there?

Enjoy your valentine's day.


BTW I love that you listen to so many different types of music.


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new Posted: 07:05PM Feb 14, 2014

jaycr wrote:
Hi again habs,

Howdy!

1)The house is empty, no one will be home for hours. What will you do with all that free time? (Braingle is not an option.)

Being home alone is nothing new to me (I'm home by myself right now) Aside from being on Braingle, I am chatting with a friend on FB and listening to an episode of "Yous Truly, Johnny Dollar". I am also playing Canasta on my tab (I can't do only one thing at any given time).

2) Your pizza is here! What's on it?

Funny, hubby and I were planning on going out for dinner tonight, but he isn't home from work yet so we decided to order pizza. His is meat lovers, I can't handle that much dead animal on mine so I got BBQ Chicken, bacon and cheddar

3)OMG That time machine you've been working on is ready. Are you going forward or back? What would you do there?

Back and try to disprove the grandfather paradox.

Enjoy your valentine's day.

Thanks, you too. To me it is just another day.



BTW I love that you listen to so many different types of music.


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new Posted: 10:37PM Feb 14, 2014

Hiya HABS!

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. . . . If this means something to you. . . . . explain.


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: 06:38AM Feb 15, 2014

snowmonster wrote:
Hiya HABS!

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. . . . If this means something to you. . . . . explain.


Scissors cut paper;
Paper covers rock.
Rock crushes lizard;
Lizard poisons Spock.
Spock smashes scissors;
Scissors decapitate lizard;
Lizard eats paper;
Paper disproves Spock;
Spock vaporizes rock;
and (as it always has) Rock crushes scissors

Though I don't watch a lot of television I do watch
THE BIG BANG THEORY


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new Posted: 08:26AM Feb 17, 2014

HABS2933 wrote:
snowmonster wrote:
Hiya HABS!

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. . . . If this means something to you. . . . . explain.


Scissors cut paper;
Paper covers rock.
Rock crushes lizard;
Lizard poisons Spock.
Spock smashes scissors;
Scissors decapitate lizard;
Lizard eats paper;
Paper disproves Spock;
Spock vaporizes rock;
and (as it always has) Rock crushes scissors


HAHAHAHAHA


this is cool. Never heard of it but I laughed


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