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Comment by LP on March 28, 2020 at 2:05am

Hi everyone, I have been out pf the loop for a while, but enjoying the questionnaire responses - thanks Barzan 

For humour, have look at this link from here in the UK. A local sportscaster, with nothing to do but look through the window at home, gives the following play-by-play commentary on people doing ordinary things. Very funny.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/world/europe/coronavirus-nick-he...

I especially love the Bargain-Hunter's steeplechase and the Market Bartering Regional Qualifier.   

here are my 20: 

1. what was your 1st pet and his/her name? Snowball (cat, no prize for guessing she was all white)

2.  Did you have a favorite stuffed animal as a kid? monkey

3.  What was your favorite subject in high school? Latin (!)

4.  Did you earn an award or get a trophy for an accomplishment in school?  Which and for what? Languages

5.  Were you ever in a school play?  no - but did makeup and and props for King and I and Diary of Anne Frank. Name and your role:

6.  What was the 1st concert you went to? December 16 1970 - mom took me to hear Beethoven Bicentennial concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC - Andre Previn conducting the London Symphony Orchestra with Vladimir Ashkenazy on piano - 7th Symphony and 4th Piano Concerto. Unforgettable. First pop concert - James Taylor, Carly Simon at Tanglewood 1973 with a little known Linda Ronstadt opening with Heat Wave.

7.  What is your favorite sport? Riding horses. Always

8.  What is your favorite thing to cook? i don't! 

9.  What item(s) did you save from your childhood? baby shoes. When I moved to my new house, I threw them out, but my beloved Chris found them and kept them in his drawer. 

10. when you look out your front window, what do you see? garden

11.  What is your favorite season and why? Autumn. Colour of the leaves, smell of woodsmoke.

12.  Do you have a talent that isn’t marketable but fun? . talentless, but as a child I was a good mimc and did a mean impersonation of Lady Byrd Johnson and Julia Childs

13.  One piece of clothing you just can’t part with. My husband's favourite sweater. I bought it for him in Peru years ago for 8 dollars. Still in great condition 

14.  Which is your favorite room in your house? living room

15.  What is the last book you read? Seamus Heaney poems

16.  What show do you binge watch? The Good Place, Grace and Frankie, The Kominsky Method, The Good fight. 

17.  Your favorite flower is? rose

18.  What is the one food you have to out for that you wouldn’t cook? toast

19.  Are you a morning or late night person? morning

20.  Do you like doing the 20 questions? yes!

Comment by Tess on March 27, 2020 at 2:43pm

Suzan, yes! It’s that quirky humor. I typically like the British, Australian, and Canadian series. 
I cannot watch one series in full because I get so wrapped up In it that I feel mournful when it is over. That’s why I change it up and alternate different series. 

Comment by Barzan on March 27, 2020 at 2:22pm

Tess, I love Cuckoo.  You are the only person I know who does.  It kind of reminds me of Fawlty Towers.  

To those who responded, I’m glad you are enjoying this diversion.  Right now, we need it more than ever.

Hugs to all, Suzan

Comment by Tess on March 27, 2020 at 1:15pm

1. what was your 1st pet and his/her name? Parakeet, Chirpy (pretty sure I didn’t name him)
2. Did you have a favorite stuffed animal as a kid? Yes, a stuffed bear. I don’t really remember it, but saw pic of me with it.
3. What was your favorite subject in high school? English
4. Did you earn an award or get a trophy for an accomplishment in school? Which and for what?  No, I was a product of a misspent youth.
5. Were you ever in a school play? Name and your role. A Charlie Brown Christmas, Sally

6. What was the 1st concert you went to? Alice Cooper
7. What is your favorite sport? Football
8. What is your favorite thing to cook? My husband was the cook. I don’t like cooking.
9. What item(s) did you save from your childhood? A little plastic bottle that my mom kept on her dresser holding holy water.
10. when you look out your front window, what do you see? Houses and cars and a washer out for pick up.
11. What is your favorite season and why? Summer. I want to live in FL so bad!
12. Do you have a talent that isn’t marketable but fun? I play the banjo. Nothing to write home about though.
13. One piece of clothing you just can’t part with. My husbands old T-shirt collection I

am in the process of making a quilt.
14. Which is your favorite room in your house? My bedroom. It signals survival and the end of another day.
15. What is the last book you read? Book 6 of the Harry Potter series. I had to see what all the fuss is about. Plus my grandson is reading them for school.
16. What show do you binge watch? I don’t binge watch anything. I mix up a number of Netflix series - Outlander, Cuckoo, Ozark
17. Your favorite flower is? Toss between gardenia and tulip
18. What is the one food you have to out for that you wouldn’t cook? Pretty much all of them ; )
19. Are you a morning or late night person? Morning, as far as productivity, but early evening is my favorite.
20. Do you like doing the 20 questions? Yes, its a fun idea. Thanks so much.

 : )

Comment by DIVA70 on March 27, 2020 at 10:35am

1. what was your 1st pet and his/her name? collie,Stinker
2. Did you have a favorite stuffed animal as a kid? No, but I had a Shirley Temple doll that I loved
3. What was your favorite subject in high school? English
4. Did you earn an award or get a trophy for an accomplishment in school? Which and for what? 8TH GRADE...placed 3rd academically, gave farewell speech at graduation
5. Were you ever in a school play? Name and your role: No
6. What was the 1st concert you went to? Delfonics and the Chi-lites
7. What is your favorite sport? To watch - basketball    To play - bowling
8. What is your favorite thing to cook? Bread pudding with raisins
9. What item(s) did you save from your childhood? One of the first books my dad gave me....Tell Me About Jesus....I still have it...it's over 65 years old!
10. when you look out your front window, what do you see? houses across the street, cars, trees, grass mailboxes
11. What is your favorite season and why? Summer, just love to feel the warmth 
12. Do you have a talent that isn’t marketable but fun? No
13. One piece of clothing you just can’t part with. hats.....I loveeee hats
14. Which is your favorite room in your house? Currently, it's my bedroom...my daughter bought me a Smart TV a few months after my husband passed....I binge watch on Netflix!
15. What is the last book you read? Before I Forget by B. Smith and Dan Gasby
16. What show do you binge watch? any K-DRAMAS.....just finished Legend of the Blue Sea
17. Your favorite flower is? Roses, my mother grew roses 
18. What is the one food you have to out for that you wouldn’t cook? Chinese
19. Are you a morning or late night person? Late night
20. Do you like doing the 20 questions? Yes, its a delightful exercise...thank you...makes me smile reading the responses

Comment by Barzan on March 27, 2020 at 7:57am

Yes Riet.  Their concert was at the Red Rock Amphitheater  It was so exciting!  I also subscribed to a "Beatles" magazine that had a section for pen pals for USA and British fans.  This is how I got started with writing to my pen pal when we were 14 and are best friends even now.  She has lived in NYC for past 20 years and we finally met face to face 5 years ago!  And we still love the Beatles.  We get together every year for at least a week.  

My mother even took my high school friend and me to the airport when the Beatles arrived and I got to see them about 10 feet away as they drove past in their limo.  Great memories.

I used to sketch them and sell them to other students at my school.  I think I charged $1.00 for each picture.  I didn't get rich!  Ha, ha.

Sending big hugs,  Suzan

Comment by riet on March 27, 2020 at 7:47am

Wow Suzan, did you see the Beatles?  We never did.  That must have been something!!!! Lucky you :-)

Comment by Barzan on March 27, 2020 at 7:04am

1. what was your 1st pet and his/her name?  Hamster named Roger.  Brother  (3 yrs old) threw him in the tub and killed him.  Grr.

2.  Did you have a favorite stuffed animal as a kid?  Polar bear.

3.  What was your favorite subject in high school?  Science, Art and Drama.

4.  Did you earn an award or get a trophy for an accomplishment in school?  Which and for what?  Won a scholarship from large bank for my painting.

5.  Were you ever in a school play?  Name and your role:  Our Lady of Shalot (sp) minor role.

6.  What was the 1st concert you went to?  Beatles

7.  What is your favorite sport?  Watch - Summer/Winter Olympics,  Used to play a mean game of ping pong.

8.  What is your favorite thing to cook?  Chicken Garam Masala and bake bread

9.  What item(s) did you save from your childhood?  1001 Arabian Nights in Hungarian.

10. when you look out your front window, what do you see?  Sitting - neighbor's house, on a step laddermountains

11.  What is your favorite season and why?  Spring - everything is born again

12.  Do you have a talent that isn’t marketable but fun? write forwards and backwards with both hand at same time.

13.  One piece of clothing you just can’t part with.  My husband's soft brown cord shirt.  I sometimes wear it.

14.  Which is your favorite room in your house?  My studio

15.  What is the last book you read?  The Little French Bistro

16.  What show do you binge watch?  Better Call Saul, The Office and British Baking Show

17.  Your favorite flower is? Lillies of the Valley

18.  What is the one food you have to out for that you wouldn’t cook?  Japanese

19.  Are you a morning or late night person?  Morning

20.  Do you like doing the 20 questions?  Love creating questions as long as you all enjoy participating.

Since this website isn't secure, I do me level best to keep the questions general enough that it won't reveal any sensitive information.   I'm just trying to create a diversion.  Anyone else who would like to make up a 20 question list is more than welcome.  We're all in this together.

Peace and Love to all,   Suzan

Comment by CarLady on March 27, 2020 at 6:36am

Hi everyone 

1. what was your 1st pet and his/her name?  A budgie named Perky, he talked!

2.  Did you have a favorite stuffed animal as a kid? A stuffed dog named Spot

3.  What was your favorite subject in high school? English literature 

4.  Did you earn an award or get a trophy for an accomplishment in school?  No, was an honour roll student though 

5.  Were you ever in a school play?  Name and your role: I was a mouse in a Christmas play

6.  What was the 1st concert you went to? Jan and Dean

7.  What is your favorite sport? Baseball 

8.  What is your favorite thing to cook? Risotto with shrimp, artichoke and mushrooms 

9.  What item(s) did you save from your childhood? Photo albums, baby blanket, original ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas book I’m passing on to my new grandson. 

10. when you look out your front window, what do you see? front lawn, large maple tree, neighbours homes across the street 

11.  What is your favorite season and why? summer, I like warm sunny weather 

12.  Do you have a talent that isn’t marketable but fun? Tons of hobbies, but no

13.  One piece of clothing you just can’t part with. My husbands Grand Canyon sweatshirt. Great memories of our trip. 

14.  Which is your favorite room in your house? Living room, it has a fireplace. 

15.  What is the last book you read? Othello, I’m retreading Shakespeare since inheriting my parents leather-bound collection. 

16.  What show do you binge watch? Succession!

17.  Your favorite flower is? Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia). A sunny, hardy perennial, like me I guess. 

18.  What is the one food you have to out for that you wouldn’t cook? Pizza

19.  Are you a morning or late night person? morning, can’t wait to have coffee on the patio once it warms up 

20.  Do you like doing the 20 questions? Sure, but I like reading everyone else’s answers more :-)

Comment by NoLongerInBergenJC on March 27, 2020 at 6:14am

Ooh, fun...a new 20 questions!  Here goes:

1. what was your 1st pet and his/her name? Dog - Collie - Cassie

2. Did you have a favorite stuffed animal as a kid? Steiff Zotty Bear

3. What was your favorite subject in high school? American Social History

4. Did you earn an award or get a trophy for an accomplishment in school? Which and for what?  I won the Moravian Theological Seminary language prize for excellence in Biblical Hebrew in 1977.  I was one of only 3 people in the class and I had the best grade.  And I'm Jewish.  :-)

5. Were you ever in a school play? Name and your role:  Mammy Yokum in "L'il Abner," General Cartwright in "Guys and Dolls", Eunice the neighbor in "Streetcar Named Desire"

6. What was the 1st concert you went to? Chicago and Blodwyn Pig at the Fillmore East 

7. What is your favorite sport? Spectator?  Baseball.  Participatory?  tai chi and Qigong

8. What is your favorite thing to cook? Chicken and Dumplings from Pressure Luck Cooking

9. What item(s) did you save from your childhood?  The blue jeans I hand-embroidered in high school

10. when you look out your front window, what do you see? Neighbor's house

11. What is your favorite season and why?  Early spring before it gets hot here in NC

12. Do you have a talent that isn’t marketable but fun? Making people laugh

13. One piece of clothing you just can’t part with. My husband's "Magritte's Cat" T-shirt

14. Which is your favorite room in your house? My kitchen


15. What is the last book you read? God Knows, but Joseph Heller

16. What show do you binge watch? Grace and Frankie, The New Pope, GLOW

17. Your favorite flower is? Sunflowers and daffodils.  Because they're silly

18. What is the one food you have to out for that you wouldn’t cook? Salmon.  I love it when someone else cooks it.  I can't cook it worth a damn

19. Are you a morning or late night person? Morning

20. Do you like doing the 20 questions? As long as they don't contain anything that would give clues to my passwords, yes.

 

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