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Comment by riet on March 23, 2020 at 2:57am

1.  When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?  a teacher

2.  What was your favorite era?  60s, 70s, 80s, etc.? The 60s for the feeling of freedom coming, of fantastic music, feeling the sadness after the war slowly disappearing, the hope... and meeting my future husband.  The 70s for finally being able to live our life together.  

3.  What phrase annoys you the most? Of course I am most annoyed by Dutch phrases. 

4.  What was the worst style choice you ever made? Mini jupe

5.  What was the worst haircut you ever had? permanent

6.  Who was your childhood actor/actress crush?  Paul Newman

7.  What is your favorite movie of all time? West Side Story

8.  Have you ever been told you look like someone famous, who was it? Never : )

9.  If you could bring back one fashion trend, what would it be? Hippie

10.  What was your most embarrassing fashion trend?  I never followed any trent. That is probably the reason , people looked at me with "strange" eyes.  I never followed the fashion of the moment.

11.  What was your 1st car? A Citroen 2 Chevaux

12.  Which country that you visited was your favorite and why? Always France. "living like God in  France".  Taking care of what's important. And let the others live the life they want. That is and always was France for me and my husband.  Relaxing time

13.  If you had your own late nite talk show, who would be your 1st guest? Nelson Mandela

14.  if a movie was made about your life what genre would it be and who would play you? No movie about my life haha

15.  If you were famous, what would you be famous for? research in history

16.  You have to sing karaoke, what song would you pick? Can't sing. It always starts to rain after I tried to sing.

17.  What was your least favorite food as a child?  Still hate it or love it? I hated milk. My mom thought it important to feed her children enough milk.  Now I know why I can't support it.  In my youth, nobody ever heard of lactose intolerance.

18.  If you had to eat one meal everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be? For me every day a big breakfast, followed by some soup.  I can't miss my soup;

19.  Are you a cookie, pie or cake person?  And what kind is it? Home baked cherrie cake

20.  if aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you with them. would you go? No thank you

Comment by Melissa on March 22, 2020 at 10:28pm

I'm just loving everyone's answers!

This is the best idea. Thank you again, Suzan.

Barbee, I loved Same Time Next Year. Such a beautiful film.

DIVA70, Doris Day and Rock Hudson! Yes! Such a great team.

John, I said yes to going with the aliens, but as I was typing it, I was also thinking, "To Serve Man".

It's so good getting to know you all.

Comment by barbee on March 22, 2020 at 9:28pm

My group, Born in the 1940's and before is dwindling, as you might imagine. Thank you for letting me join your group. This is the start of Week 3 Isolation for our area and I am getting really bored. I want to bake and cook, but if I could get to the store there will be no food, so I'm remembering rationing during WWII.

1.  When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?  A doctor

2.  What was your favorite era?  60s, 70s, 80s, etc.? 1950's (high school)

3.  What phrase annoys you the most? "Perfect!"

4.  What was the worst style choice you ever made? Homemade prom dress

5.  What was the worst haircut you ever had? a dye job when I was 14. My girlfriends and I thought if it was brown I wouldn't get so sunburned. I'm a ginger. WORST SUNBURN EVER!

6.  Who was your childhood actor/actress crush? Tony Curtis and I saw every Leslie Caron movie several times and cried every time

7.  What is your favorite movie of all time? Same Time Next Year with Alan Alda

8.  Have you ever been told you look like someone famous, who was it? nope

9.  If you could bring back one fashion trend, what would it be? Hats -- I love wearing big ones with feathers and other ornaments

10.  What was your most embarrassing fashion trend? Micro mini skirts

11.  What was your 1st car? a blue Ford, can't even remember the year

12.  Which country that you visited was your favorite and why? Victoria Canada and staying in the Empress Hotel and buying yarn at the Beehive. It was Christmastime and magical.

13.  If you had your own late nite talk show, who would be your 1st guest? A woman, maybe Dolly Parton because she has had such an amazing varied career and made a huge difference to the economy in TN

14.  if a movie was made about your life what genre would it be and who would play you? can't even imagine it

15.  If you were famous, what would you be famous for? inventing something

16.  You have to sing karaoke, what song would you pick? no one wants to hear me sing

17.  What was your least favorite food as a child?  Still hate it or love it? parsnips; still refuse them

18.  If you had to eat one meal everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be? breakfast (the question is which meal, not which food)

19.  Are you a cookie, pie or cake person?  And what kind is it? cookies; pecan sandies

20.  if aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you with them. would you go? you betcha -- I'd want to find out how their spaceship gets off the ground

To answer, either copy and paste or just number your answers .  I can't wait to see them.  

Hugs to all,  thanks for thinking of this -- it was fun -- and lord knows we need more fun right now

Comment by DIVA70 on March 22, 2020 at 7:54pm

1. A ballerina

2. the 70s...I loved the Temptations and Marvin Gaye

3. everybody is dealing with something

4. hot pants...I had the shape but my personality wasn't suited to the attention I got

5. it wasn't a haircut...it was a bad perm...my hair fell out

6. Doris Day and Rock Hudson

7. McLintock with John Wayne and The Ten Commandments

8. lol...Lena Horne or Eartha Kitt

9. Appropriate undergarments, especially full slips

10. mini-skirts

11. 1969 Chevy Malibu

12. Cuba....it was my first cruise and 7 months after my husband passed away. My daughter went with me. It was also our first Christmas without him.

13. Hillary Clinton

14. Romantic K-drama....any of the current leading Korean actresses

15. Writing shirt stories and novels...I would be the next Maya Angelou

16. Rolling in the Deep by Areatha Franklin

17. liver...still hate it

18. Corned Beef and cabbage

19. Cake, chocolate

20. No, I couldn't trust they would bring me back!

Thank you...this was a nice diversion...it did help lift my spirits...take care everybody!

Comment by chef (John) on March 22, 2020 at 6:32pm

OK. I'm in!

1. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher

2. What was your favorite era? 60s, 70s, 80s, etc.? 80s

3. What phrase annoys you the most? "At the end of the day"

4. What was the worst style choice you ever made? Just about anything from the 70s.

5. What was the worst haircut you ever had? A buzzed head when I was a kid one summer.

6. Who was your childhood actor/actress crush? Patty Duke

7. What is your favorite movie of all time? Three-way tie among The Graduate, Doctor Zhivago and the original Star Wars.

8. Have you ever been told you look like someone famous, who was it? Never. I'm just another face in the crowd.

9. If you could bring back one fashion trend, what would it be? None. I'm not very fashion-conscious.

10. What was your most embarrassing fashion trend? White shoes back in the 70s

11. What was your 1st car? 1964 Mercury Fairlane

12. Which country that you visited was your favorite and why? West Germany. I studied there for a year while in grad school and got to travel through both West and (parts of) East Germany (Yep, I'm that old...and have a  few "DDR" stamps in my first passport to prove I was in a country that no longer exists.)

13. If you had your own late nite talk show, who would be your 1st guest? Sequoyah

14. if a movie was made about your life what genre would it be and who would play you? A cartoon. Wile E. Coyote.

15. If you were famous, what would you be famous for? Writing a novel or a collection of short stories

16. You have to sing karaoke, what song would you pick? None. I can't carry a tune in a bucket.

17. What was your least favorite food as a child? Still hate it or love it? Liverwurst. Still don't like it.

18. If you had to eat one meal everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be? A bacon-and-bleu-cheese burger (medium rare) with ketchup, salt, pepper, dill pickle, romaine lettuce, red onions and French fries on the side.

19. Are you a cookie, pie or cake person? And what kind is it? Coconut Cake from a book called Secrets of Cooking: Armenian/Lebanese/Persian (published in 1986)

20. if aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you with them. would you go? My inclination is to say "Yes!"...and then I think about the "To Serve Man" episode of The Twilight Zone... :-)

Comment by Barzan on March 22, 2020 at 5:34pm

Wow Melissa, we have a few things in common.  I loved and love boho and of course, Obama.  
Hope other join in the fun.

Suzan

Comment by Melissa on March 22, 2020 at 5:29pm

This is such an awesome idea, Suzan! Thank you!

1.  When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?  Astronaut

2.  What was your favorite era?  60s, 70s, 80s, etc.? 80s

3.  What phrase annoys you the most? "It is what it is"

4.  What was the worst style choice you ever made? A black jumpsuit with giant shoulder pads, worn with calf-high boots. It was the 80s.

5.  What was the worst haircut you ever had? I wear my hair short because it's very curly. My hairdresser buzzed the sides a little with clippers, but her hand slipped on one occasion, leaving a big part of the left side of my head stubble. She pretended she meant to do it.

6.  Who was your childhood actor/actress crush? Davy Jones

7.  What is your favorite movie of all time? The Right Stuff

8.  Have you ever been told you look like someone famous, who was it? Meg Ryan

9.  If you could bring back one fashion trend, what would it be? It's actually back! Boho.

10.  What was your most embarrassing fashion trend? Platform shoes

11.  What was your 1st car? 1970 Volkswagen Beetle

12.  Which country that you visited was your favorite and why? Ireland. My family's homeland.

13.  If you had your own late nite talk show, who would be your 1st guest? Barack Obama

14.  if a movie was made about your life what genre would it be and who would play you? Comedy, Melissa McCarthy

15.  If you were famous, what would you be famous for? Stand up comedian

16.  You have to sing karaoke, what song would you pick? Safety Dance

17.  What was your least favorite food as a child?  Still hate it or love it? Brussels Sprouts. I can eat them if I have to, but wouldn't search them out.

18.  If you had to eat one meal everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chinese Chicken Salad

19.  Are you a cookie, pie or cake person?  And what kind is it? Cake! Carrot or apple.

20.  if aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you with them. would you go? Yes!

Comment by Barzan on March 22, 2020 at 4:22pm

1.  When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?   Translator at the UN

2.  What was your favorite era?  60s, 70s, 80s, etc.?  80s

3.  What phrase annoys you the most?  "you know"

4.  What was the worst style choice you ever made?  Dressing like Cher for a very short period.

5.  What was the worst haircut you ever had?  My mom had me get a tight perm just before school pictures 6th grade.

6.  Who was your childhood actor/actress crush?  Dick Chamberlain

7.  What is your favorite movie of all time?  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

8.  Have you ever been told you look like someone famous, who was it?  Brigit Bardot

9.  If you could bring back one fashion trend, what would it be?  Something from my hippie days - poofy blouses

10.  What was your most embarrassing fashion trend?  Overalls - denim and tight.

11.  What was your 1st car?  Chevy Caprice - can't remember what yr.

12.  Which country that you visited was your favorite and why?  I'm from Budapest and love visiting family.

13.  If you had your own late nite talk show, who would be your 1st guest?  Barack Obama

14.  if a movie was made about your life what genre would it be and who would play you?  Adventure, Julia Roberts

15.  If you were famous, what would you be famous for?  Art and jewelry design

16.  You have to sing karaoke, what song would you pick?  Imagine by John Lennon or Somewhere over the Rainbow

17.  What was your least favorite food as a child?  Still hate it or love it?  Cooked bell peppers - still hate them.

18.  If you had to eat one meal everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Chicken Garam Masala.

19.  Are you a cookie, pie or cake person?  And what kind is it?  Hummingbird Cake

20.  if aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you with them. would you go?  Yes if I could return when I wanted to.

Comment by Barzan on March 22, 2020 at 3:59pm

Hello Everyone,

While we are feeling even more isolated, I thought it might be fun to do a 20 questions we'll answer to get to know each other a little better and maybe have a little respite from all that's going on around us.  So let's get started.

1.  When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?  

2.  What was your favorite era?  60s, 70s, 80s, etc.?

3.  What phrase annoys you the most?

4.  What was the worst style choice you ever made?

5.  What was the worst haircut you ever had?

6.  Who was your childhood actor/actress crush?

7.  What is your favorite movie of all time?

8.  Have you ever been told you look like someone famous, who was it?

9.  If you could bring back one fashion trend, what would it be?

10.  What was your most embarrassing fashion trend?

11.  What was your 1st car?

12.  Which country that you visited was your favorite and why?

13.  If you had your own late nite talk show, who would be your 1st guest?

14.  if a movie was made about your life what genre would it be and who would play you?

15.  If you were famous, what would you be famous for?

16.  You have to sing karaoke, what song would you pick?

17.  What was your least favorite food as a child?  Still hate it or love it?

18.  If you had to eat one meal everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be?

19.  Are you a cookie, pie or cake person?  And what kind is it?

20.  if aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you with them. would you go?

To answer, either copy and paste or just number your answers .  I can't wait to see them.  

Hugs to all,

Suzan

Comment by Sander on March 22, 2020 at 5:10am

Thx Melissa & Mary....its comforting to know that there is a place that you can get support from people that do understand.....some of my friends/family at home have been very supportive but don't always understand

 

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