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Discussion in 'Archipelago' started by umaeril, Jun 18, 2003.


The Gates of Horn and Ivory

Two Gates the silent House of Sleep adorn; Of polish'd Iv'ry this, that of transparent Horn:
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  1. Miss Zoo

    Miss Zoo destroyer of worlds

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    I'd go for the box. I wanna know if there's something insiiiide I love opening boxes.

    What's the worst fall you've ever had that you can remember? (either embarrassing or poorly timed or just the worst injury.)
     
  2. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    The worst was the one I had where I was on the back of a motorcycle and I got hit on the left side in the leg by the bumper of a pick up truck and we went tumbling off the motorcycle into the street. I was like 15 and so was the boy, he was ok. I had split the muscle in my leg though, probably the adductor longus and maybe some of the vastus lateralis too. So I was on crutches for a while and I still have a dent in my leg.

    How much incentive would it take for you to undertake to get physically fit?
     
  3. Entervixen

    Entervixen Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the type of incentive. I'm not easily motivated by a rewards system that based around things such as a new book, or yarn, or something else materialistic and thus trivial. I don't care enough. I have to actually want to do it, and find reward in the act of getting fit. I'm not going to stick with anything I don't like, no matter how good it might be for me.

    What kinds of rewards motivate you the best?
     
  4. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    Wow this could be such a good discussion, you know? I would like to talk about motivation as I am trying to motivate myself to get fit and lose weight. So my rewards right now are that the scale improves, that is the actual golden reward. There is no other reward. If that reward is significant enough then it will become motivation in itself for loss of weight. Otherwise, I suppose I could buy myself something for every 5 lbs lost. o_O

    Do you need a tangible reward or is an abstract intangible enough for you?
     
  5. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    That really depends on the situation and my attitude at the time. For instance, I would like to get some cardio going for the ultimate reward of respiratory health. But if someone gave me $5 a day for the first week just to get me started, it would be way easier. (Also helps that the temperature is finally around 70).

    Some other things, like developing a hobby or researching into geophysics, or learning a language, would take a greater incentive for me, that perhaps an easy monetary (or similar) reward would not cover. I already know the evident abstract rewards for those things. I guess abstracts aren't enough until I've already decided to do something. Like, I quit smoking, and I don't care for it to the point that the intangible reward is enough.


    Same question, to continue the discussion.
     
  6. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    (((It's a good question, should I post it in Metropolis???)))

    I'm a tangible reward kinda girl I think. I could elaborate on that and particularize...

    Did you ever have to take the schoolbus to school and was it traumatic?
     
  7. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    I usually rode the bus from 8th-12th grade, and no, it was not at all traumatic. It was very annoying though, because the bus took a roundabout way to get home, so I could actually walk home in around 30 minutes vs taking the bus at 45. Same deal with the city bus in KY really. I flirted with taking my bicycle to school in 11th and 12th grade, but no matter where I locked it, I would come to the bike at the end of the day and kids would have made every attempt on dismantling it and stealing whatever would come off. But I went to the wealthiest high school in the county, one of the top ones in the state, so there weren't many punk kids, and the snooty ones all had cars bought for them by their parents. So it was a pretty peaceful ride.

    When did you get your first car and how long did it last?
     
  8. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    That is terrible about your bike, jeez.

    My first car was a black oldsmobile and it lasted 3 months. I forget what year it was, like 1960-something, it had a really cool speedometer which rotated from green to red. My father bought it for me for $300 to learn to drive. So it cost me $100/month to learn to drive, plus the gas. :lol Yeah, after that he got me a stick shift so I had to learn to drive that from his directions the first day because I had to get to work. Which I did, though I did have trouble on one hill. I was a terrible driver until I became a cab driver.

    What is the oddest job you have had or if none what is oddest job you have seen in person?
     
  9. Entervixen

    Entervixen Well-Known Member

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    (I think the motivation question would be fun for us all to answer.) Doing laundry for sick animals I guess, lol. I used to volunteer at a wildlife rehabilitation center when I was a teen, and tried again at a different one five or six years ago, and you would be surprised at how much laundry accumulates working with animals. You use towels for everything, and to keep the animals from getting sick you have to wash them all in hot water and bleach after every use. And it had to be done, because if there were no towels you can't work with the animals, and if you can't work with them then what's the point of trying to rehabilitate them?

    What kind of work do you find most rewarding?
     
  10. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    Good question. The work that I currently do is very rewarding actually on several levels. It is intellectual, it is challenging, it is manageable and it is financially rewarding. So I think the work I have (intraoperative monitoring) is just about the most rewarding work for me in my current situation. However, that does not mean I would not want to diversify or try different things.

    What are your favorite fragrances?
     
  11. Entervixen

    Entervixen Well-Known Member

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    Sandalwood and myrrh, separate or together. It makes me happy.

    Do you collect anything?
     
  12. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    I collect beer bottle caps. At one time I collected vintage cameras, and also maybe rock n roll records. I don't consider that last one collecting so much though, because I would listen to them regularly.

    Same question please.
     
  13. Entervixen

    Entervixen Well-Known Member

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    I collect tarot card decks. I have about twenty right now, and all but two I've read with. One is a duplicate that was a present from a friend, and the other is the Luis Royo Tarot, which I bought solely for my fangirlish love of his artwork. Not all of them read well, for different reasons, but the one I currently use for everything is the Deviant Moon. Actually, I just rebought it after losing it last year. Yeah, it's my favorite deck.

    Do you own anything that has special significance? What is it and why?
     
  14. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    Yes, I own a pendant which was my mothers. It is round and gold and has a tree and situated around the branches are 4 pearls. The top two are my grandfather and grandmother and the smaller pearls are their children - my aunt and my mother. So it has special meaning to me. Great question.

    How long does your laundry go before you give up and just wash stuff?
     
  15. Entervixen

    Entervixen Well-Known Member

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    When we have a washer and dryer at home, about once a week or so. If we have to go to a laundromat, once every other week.

    Do you have cats? Are they indoor, outdoor, or both? If you had a cat, which would you see yourself doing?
     
  16. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    We have 2 Bengals, they are brothers and are indoor cats. We let them out on to the deck every day or downstairs in the backyard, but we are cautious with them outside.

    What is your favorite kind of car?
     
  17. Entervixen

    Entervixen Well-Known Member

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    Maserati. The chances of me actually ever owning one are slim to nil, but hey, a girl can dream. lol.

    Do you prefer to ease someone into receiving bad news, or get it over with (like ripping off a band-aid)?
     
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    Generally it is easier to ease them into it, yet that drastically depends on thee situations..it is a very malleable scenario depending on the specifics.

    If you encountered some sort of unquestionable prophet or messiah who was even so verified by working miracles in your presence, would you turn your back on the rest of your life to follow she/he?
     
  19. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    I am not a follower. So no, I would not. Anyhow, I might not believe it, even seeing it, I am very skeptical.

    Have you ever sat and looked at lolcats and just laughed out loud, or are you a sourpuss when it comes to cats?
     
  20. Ithieldin

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    I love cats, they, after the loss of two of my children before they where independently alive, another child of my ex fiancee who used to refer to me as dad even though he was not mine whom I am no longer allowed to have contact with, and my girl friends daughter, who passed as she was coming into her very promising own, I consider my cats my children, and probably care about my cats more then many care about their children. Yes, I laugh at them everyday.
     

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