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Braingle Interview #96 - Fishmed

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bluegrasssAusmod

Perseverance
Posts: 5367


new Posted: 07:42AM Dec 1, 2012

So Fishmed (also known as Papa Fish) is taking over the hot seat... great him one and all and ask away!
Also this is the Christmas Season and maybe Papa Fish is Santa Clause in disguised.


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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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Bluegrasss


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bluegrasssAusmod

Perseverance
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new Posted: 07:46AM Dec 1, 2012

Congratulations Papa Fish.

1. What brought you to Braingle?

2. What is your favorite part of the Christmas Season?

3. What's your favorite game on Braingle?

4. What's your favorite forum on Braingle?

5. What hobbies do you like to engage in?


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fishmedAusmod

Papa Fish
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new Posted: 08:05AM Dec 1, 2012

bluegrasss wrote:
Congratulations Papa Fish.

1. What brought you to Braingle?

Over 7 years ago I worked at a company and was looking for rebuses (rebi?) to post on my cubicle wall for what I called the "Puzzle o' the Day". I Googled rebus puzzles, found this and was hooked w/in a day.

2. What is your favorite part of the Christmas Season?

Family and friends visiting and going there in return.

3. What's your favorite game on Braingle?

I play chess/checkers. I used to play others when I had more time, and liked WTB & the wolf game too.

4. What's your favorite forum on Braingle?

I don't really have a favorite forum. I just kinda quietly haunt them all.

5. What hobbies do you like to engage in?

I like reading, spending time with my wife/kids, Braingle, rockets, bicycling, gardening.


I wish I could sleep... but my mind starts to wander, and well, basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Ol McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!!!
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RGW4Ausmod

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new Posted: 10:40PM Dec 1, 2012

Hey Papa Fish... I gotta couple questions for you...

1. How did you come up with your Braingle name?

2. Do you still post a "Puzzle o' the Day"?

3. Do you have any claim to fame? (everyone should have at least one 15 minute of fame in their life!)

4. Did you serve in the military? If so, what branch?

5. You state wife and kids... any grandkids... or any on the way?

Enjoy your time on the hot box!


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein-
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fishmedAusmod

Papa Fish
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new Posted: 06:28AM Dec 2, 2012

RGW4 wrote:
Hey Papa Fish... I gotta couple questions for you...

1. How did you come up with your Braingle name?

When I had lost a previous job, selling surplus medical equipment back in 1993, I knew I needed to do something. I decided to start my own company as some Fresh Income Should Help. As such, I started my own company, FISH Medical, which lasted for 9 years, until big company competition and government laws/regulations made it too hard for a little guy to be on their own.

2. Do you still post a "Puzzle o' the Day"?

I do not do a "Puzzle o' the Day" at this time, but as I am still here, I do promote teasers and this site to anyone I happen to see doing rebus puzzles, cryptograms and/or any other puzzle.

3. Do you have any claim to fame? (everyone should have at least one 15 minute of fame in their life!)

I don't know if this makes me famous, but I was on WGN TV several times as a school child as our choir would do 1/2 hour Christmas song specials each year. I can't remember any personal 'fame' at this time.

4. Did you serve in the military? If so, what branch?

The only 'military' service I did was 4 years in Civil Air Patrol as 2nd Lieutenant/Safety Officer while my son was one of their outstanding cadets. He moved on and joined the Army, where he serves even now.

5. You state wife and kids... any grandkids... or any on the way?

Funny you should ask that after the last answer. We were just advised the Tuesday before this Thanksgiving by our 2nd child, one Army Specialist, that we are due to have our first grandchild sometime in late July of 2013.

Enjoy your time on the hot box! Thank you, I intend to do so.



I wish I could sleep... but my mind starts to wander, and well, basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Ol McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!!!
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bluegrasssAusmod

Perseverance
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new Posted: 07:50AM Dec 2, 2012

1. How many Children and how old?

2. How long have you been married?

3. What do you wish for, for Christmas?

4. Will you be watching a "Bowl Game" and if so which one?

5. What is the most important thing to you about life & marriage?
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MarcM1098Acamod

Posts: 602

new Posted: 06:13PM Dec 2, 2012

1. What are your favourite books?

2. What type of music do you like?

3. What's your favourite childhood memory from Christmas?

4. Do you prefer creating teasers or trying to solve them?

5. What scares you the most?


There are two kinds of people: 1) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.
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fishmedAusmod

Papa Fish
Posts: 2080


new Posted: 07:13PM Dec 2, 2012

bluegrasss wrote:
1. How many Children and how old?

5 kids: Rachel, 24, nationally certified sign language interpreter, Tim, 20, married, Army Specialist, 1 CAV, Isaac, 17, finishing up high school next year, wants to be an engineer, Benjamin, 15, wants to be a youth pastor, Sarah, 11, wants to be an athlete.

2. How long have you been married?

27 years, 5 months, 9 days, 9 hours, as of this post, but who's counting

3. What do you wish for, for Christmas?

Peace in our family

4. Will you be watching a "Bowl Game" and if so which one?

Super Bowl

5. What is the most important thing to you about life & marriage?

Honoring God in all things. (Not easy, but the goal to which I aspire.)


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fishmedAusmod

Papa Fish
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new Posted: 12:34AM Dec 3, 2012

MarcM1098 wrote:


1. What are your favourite books?
I like all kinds of books. My all time favorite is The Bible. After that, they are kinda in a tie for second. I like historical fiction where fictional character/storyline is woven into actual historical events. Also sci-fi, mystery, and many others.
2. What type of music do you like?
Spiritual, classical, anything by Queen, usually something about almost any genre I can find something to like, even if it's just the beat...
3. What's your favourite childhood memory from Christmas?
My first bike when I was young, and when I was a teenager, Christmas with my girlfriend, who is now my wife.
4. Do you prefer creating teasers or trying to solve them?
I enjoy both, but I like the challenge of coming up with something that nobody has done before.
5. What scares you the most?
Not taking good care of my family


I wish I could sleep... but my mind starts to wander, and well, basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Ol McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!!!
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MysteriousAus

Posts: 2950

new Posted: 10:16PM Dec 6, 2012

Hey Fish, You are one of my favorite people and dearest friends on Braingle!!

1. If you could turn back time on Braingle, is there anything you miss and would bring back that has changed today?

2. If you could bestow one gift on your children that was not financial, what would it be?

3. What is your favorite color?

4. What is your biggest pet peeve?

5. If you were to create a new account on Braingle today, would you keep the same name, and if not what would you change it to?

Myst


Live life with no regrets!
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fishmedAusmod

Papa Fish
Posts: 2080


new Posted: 01:48AM Dec 7, 2012

Mysterious wrote:
Hey Fish, You are one of my favorite people and dearest friends on Braingle!!

Well, thank you, and I am honored that you think of me in that way.

1. If you could turn back time on Braingle, is there anything you miss and would bring back that has changed today?

I miss many of the people that don't post often, or at all any more and I think I would bring that back, if I could.

2. If you could bestow one gift on your children that was not financial, what would it be?

I guess (And this was my second choice, as the first was not a gift I could give) would be that I would have been a better father. They tell me I have, and am, done/doing a good job, but I know what could have been, had I made other choices. So that would be it.

3. What is your favorite color?

You can't guess that one?

4. What is your biggest pet peeve?

The biggest thing that my pets do to peeve me is... Oh wait, that's not what you meant... I guess my biggest pet peeve is those who are so self-focused as to not be thoughtful of those in need, especially when they have the wherewithal to help them.

5. If you were to create a new account on Braingle today, would you keep the same name, and if not what would you change it to?

If I knew then what I know now, I'd likely make it Papafish, but I am happy with what I have.

Myst


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chunnieAtt

Posts: 67

new Posted: 11:41PM Dec 17, 2012

Name three people and three things you would want to have with you if you were stranded on a deserted island.

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fishmedAusmod

Papa Fish
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new Posted: 09:13AM Dec 18, 2012

chunnie wrote:
Name three people and three things you would want to have with you if you were stranded on a deserted island.


1. my wife, 2. my son/his wife (and the two shall be one), 3, my eldest daughter, thing one, my middle son, thing 2 my youngest son, and thing three my youngest child Sarah...(We have the Thing 1, 2, 3 shirts...)

Yes, I know I cheated on that one... (Oh, and my wife would have our Bible too...)


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chunnieAtt

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new Posted: 11:26AM Dec 18, 2012



1. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you most want to go?

2. What's your favourite time of the day, and why?
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froggyggAusmod

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new Posted: 07:29PM Dec 18, 2012

I see one of my favorite people is back in the hot seat, so I just can't resist hopping in and asking some questions!

1. You are one of the longest standing members of Braingle and have watched so many people come and go as well as lots of changes over the years. If you could make one more additional change/addition to bring back all those who have left, what would that change be?

2. If you could relocate and live anywhere in the world (money is no object), where would it be and why?

3. Would you rather be a famous writer or a famous inventor and why?

4. What is your all time favorite movie of all time?

5. Did you ever think that a little green frog could be such a huge pest when you started mentoring me years ago? (Lots of memories and great times that I will never forget that I thank you for!)



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SMILE and people will wonder what you are up to!
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fishmedAusmod

Papa Fish
Posts: 2080


new Posted: 11:19PM Dec 19, 2012

chunnie wrote:


1. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you most want to go?

I would want to visit Europe with my wife and kids, as my wife traveled there while in high school and I want to share what she experienced with them and her.

2. What's your favourite time of the day, and why?


I am not always good at getting up, but morning is my favorite time, as it reminds me of God's promises that His mercies are new each day. And as I try to emulate Christ more and more, I find that the promise of a new day, starting with the blessing that God woke me up, gives me hope and allows me to do my best to brighten the days of others... I hope.


I wish I could sleep... but my mind starts to wander, and well, basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Ol McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!!!
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Papa Fish
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new Posted: 11:36PM Dec 19, 2012

froggygg wrote:
I see one of my favorite people is back in the hot seat, so I just can't resist hopping in and asking some questions!

Well, hello my lovely amphib! Nice of you to hop by...

1. You are one of the longest standing members of Braingle and have watched so many people come and go as well as lots of changes over the years. If you could make one more additional change/addition to bring back all those who have left, what would that change be?

As there are so many that have come and gone, and for possibly as many reasons, I am not sure one change/addition would bring them all back. Maybe I could wish for the change that the world would just slow down a little bit to allow for people the time to interact with each other more, in person, as well as here.

2. If you could relocate and live anywhere in the world (money is no object), where would it be and why?

Knowing that money would be no object, I would relocate regularly, having a home or two in Europe so I could enjoy the culture, a place for skiing, one for the tropics and one for the dry seasonal needs and one in the cooler climes, so as the whim would hit me, I could be in any of those places as needed. If, however, you mean only one place, I am leaning towards a warmer climate than Chicago, but somewhere near to skiing, which though I love, I have not done for a while, but also near an ocean, as I love the water. It would also have to have it's own water of some kind, as I have always either lived on a lake, or within yards of one, since I have been married.

3. Would you rather be a famous writer or a famous inventor and why?

That one is hard in that I am working on trying to be both of those even as we speak, though famous is not necessary. I am just writing and/or inventing various things in hopes to come up with something that will better the lives of others, while allowing me to take care of, and have more time with my family

4. What is your all time favorite movie of all time?

A lot of that depends on genre. Favorite movie that came to mind immediately was 'The Great Escape', which stars a whole cast of amazing actors, dealing with life and escape from prisoner of war camps in World War II. While fictitious, it gives amazing insight into the times then, while being funny at the same time. I am a big war movie fan. I, however, also very much like, 'The Sons of Katie Elder', an amazing western. I have a favorite in pretty much any genre out there.

5. Did you ever think that a little green frog could be such a huge pest when you started mentoring me years ago? (Lots of memories and great times that I will never forget that I thank you for!)

Me mentoring you? I feel I learned a great deal from you over the years. We have been more partners than mentor and mentee(?) I too have had many memories and I, for one, am glad to see that you are not one of the ones who is no longer around.


I wish I could sleep... but my mind starts to wander, and well, basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Ol McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!!!
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Papa Fish
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new Posted: 11:59PM Jan 10, 2013

Thank you all who participated. I now close this and open #97, MarcM1098!!! Have at it!!!

I wish I could sleep... but my mind starts to wander, and well, basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Ol McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!!!
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