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Interview the person below you.

Otherwise known as the Games Room, think of this as a subforum of the social club reserved just for sociable icebreaker games. Beware - they can be addictive!
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Fia
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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1881 Post by Fia » November 7th, 2012, 9:45 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Och, currently my pet peeve is being described by management as a girl: as in telling clients "the girls will visit 4 times a day" :supershock:
I'm hardly a girl at 5 years off my bus pass, I'm an experienced and qualified carer. It doesn't exactly engender trust in the service we provide by demeaning us.

But tomorrow doubtless my pet peeve will be something different. There's so much to be peevish about, sadly.

So do share yours too, you never know it may be cathartic...

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#1882 Post by animist » November 10th, 2012, 1:03 pm

Fia wrote:Och, currently my pet peeve is being described by management as a girl: as in telling clients "the girls will visit 4 times a day" :supershock:
I'm hardly a girl at 5 years off my bus pass, I'm an experienced and qualified carer. It doesn't exactly engender trust in the service we provide by demeaning us.

But tomorrow doubtless my pet peeve will be something different. There's so much to be peevish about, sadly.

So do share yours too, you never know it may be cathartic...
I will just share yours pro tem, Fia - it is a bit sexist, as middle-aged or oldish men would not be referred to as "boys" in the same way


Do you have a favourite colour combination (say of two) and if so, what?

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#1883 Post by lewist » November 11th, 2012, 8:51 pm

Purple and green.


What is the best way to encourage you?
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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#1884 Post by Fia » November 11th, 2012, 9:25 pm

Not wear purple and green :)






I'll just pass lewist's question on :redface:

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#1885 Post by Nick » December 22nd, 2012, 12:32 pm

lewist wrote:Purple and green.


What is the best way to encourage you?
To be supportive, accepting and cheerful.


What would you like for Festivus* ?


*Festivus = Festival for the Rest of Us :D

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#1886 Post by Ken H » December 22nd, 2012, 3:18 pm

A nice bottle of red wine (not Australian, but New Zealand OK).


(Continuing the Festivus theme):
What will be your grievance at the "Airing of Grievances" at this years Festivus?
This is one of the great social functions of science - to free people of superstition. - Steven Weinberg

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#1887 Post by thundril » December 22nd, 2012, 3:32 pm

I like the idea of a formal 'Airing of Grievances', Ken H! But quite honestly I don't think I've got any worth mentioning!
What's the best thing you're planning to do next year?

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#1888 Post by Fia » December 22nd, 2012, 9:40 pm

Go to a festival for the first time in years :D



Great question Thundril, so let's see what delights others have planned for themselves...

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#1889 Post by jaywhat » December 23rd, 2012, 8:58 am

A real achievement for me would be to stay away from thhu to show myself that I had summat creative to spend my time on. Watch this space!


...and you?

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#1890 Post by Nick » December 26th, 2012, 11:24 am

I have a new job! :D


Too good a question not to ask again... What are you planning for next year?

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#1891 Post by getreal » December 29th, 2012, 11:12 pm

I can't truthfully answer that without sounding shallow and trivial. Ach! I am shallow and trivial, so why try to hide the fact?

Going to see "David Bowie is" at the V&A


What was the best thing for you about 2012?
"It's hard to put a leash on a dog once you've put a crown on his head"-Tyrion Lannister.

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#1892 Post by animist » December 30th, 2012, 9:33 am

getreal wrote:I can't truthfully answer that without sounding shallow and trivial. Ach! I am shallow and trivial, so why try to hide the fact?

Going to see "David Bowie is" at the V&A


What was the best thing for you about 2012?
easy one - my daughter got an upper second class honours degree in music at Kingston University, and my wife and I helped in this achievement. (Obiter dictum - I don't think seeing Bowie is shallow or trivial)

Not very imaginative: what was the worst thing for you in 2012?

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#1893 Post by Sel » December 30th, 2012, 3:57 pm

Realizing that I am becoming more isolated...need to work on that this coming year.

What did you observe in 2012 that renewed your confidence in humanity?
"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge." Bertrand Russell

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#1894 Post by jaywhat » January 2nd, 2013, 10:00 am

That is a very difficult question, Sel, and I am still working on it.

Any one else got an answer.

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#1895 Post by getreal » January 5th, 2013, 12:37 am

The worldwide response to the shooting of Malala Yousafzai and the universal condemnation of the same. Oh! and the discovery of The Big Bang Theory. That also renews my confidence in humanity.

same question....
"It's hard to put a leash on a dog once you've put a crown on his head"-Tyrion Lannister.

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#1896 Post by Fia » January 27th, 2013, 11:03 pm

This good forum. Last year some absolutely tremendous on and off board support has been given, often by and to folk who have never met in person. Many of us know if we were in trouble the good folk here would help, and tbh that is very comforting :)


What would you like to see happening this new year to renew confidence in humanity?

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#1897 Post by jaywhat » January 31st, 2013, 4:08 pm

Removal of the death penalty across the world;
end of war and violence
and greed
and grotesque religious bigotry
and


...you add some!!

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#1898 Post by getreal » February 1st, 2013, 9:17 pm

people engaging their critical faculties a wee bit more
removal of homeopathy from the NHS throughout the UK
the outing of "nutritionists" (scientists who study nutrition properly don't refer to themselves as such)

Oh! I could go on (but I won't)

Where would you like to be one year from now (metaphorically, or physically)?
"It's hard to put a leash on a dog once you've put a crown on his head"-Tyrion Lannister.

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#1899 Post by imaginaryfriend » February 8th, 2013, 9:17 pm

Teaching in a bricks and mortar university rather than a distance learning one, or in a well paying job so that I can support my teenage daughter to a standard that she well and truly deserves.

What is your favourite classic novel (I leave you to interpret the term 'classic' as you wish)?
"We all have imaginary friends. I've just grown out of mine". Jimmy Carr.

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#1900 Post by lewist » February 9th, 2013, 11:59 am

Mervyn Peake's Ghormenghast... or Titus Groan or Titus Alone.

In the light of the experience of the last twenty thousand years, what do you expect for humankind?
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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#1901 Post by Nick » March 23rd, 2013, 12:49 pm

lewist wrote:Mervyn Peake's Ghormenghast... or Titus Groan or Titus Alone.

In the light of the experience of the last twenty thousand years, what do you expect for humankind?
Too early to say..... :wink:


Are you planning anything for the easter hols?

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