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Five question meme is back for an encore. [Jun. 15th, 2012|04:30 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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aliseadae is doing the five questions meme again. Ask or be asked in comments.

1) What book character would you like to be friends with in real life? Friendship is hard, because it relies on particularities of personality. I have been missing Patrick from the Secret Country books, even though right now he'd be one of my friends of whom I would think, "Oof, not now, Patrick," and put off answering an e-mail unless it had something time-sensitive in it.

2) What is your favorite mathematical concept? The relationship of e, i, pi, 1, and 0 is nice.

3) What is your favorite fairy tale? At the moment I am turning over The Twelve Dancing Princesses in my head for a thing, but I don't know that the underside of it will look the same.

4) Tell me about a good memory from college. Sometimes on Saturday mornings I would get up and go to the library, up on the second floor, and I would get whatever I wanted and look out on campus, and there would be nobody in the library and nobody walking around that early and it would be so quiet. There were lots of good people in my life in college, but on the down side, there were lots of good people in my life in college. And having an entire floor of library and view out over campus and the edge of the Minnesota River Valley to myself was really, really lovely.

5) If you could go anywhere in space or on earth and observe something with no harm to yourself, where would you go? (e.g. the horsehead nebula, the center of a volcano) Right now I am weirdly water-focused. So I am thinking the Marianas Trench, with a good light source and some good recording devices. Alternately under the ice crust of Europa if Europa actually has ice crust and water.
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[User Picture]From: davidgoldfarb
2012-06-15 10:15 pm (UTC)
Much as I love the Secret Country books, I find myself boggling that anyone would single out Patrick to be their particular friend. Sorry. I found him annoying -- and I speak as someone who had little to no problem with Wesley Crusher, Adric, or Jar Jar Binks.

(Not disbelieving you or anything, I hasten to add.)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-06-15 10:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, I am fond of all the others. But Ellen can get along fine on her own, and I get to have time with everyone else later, so Patrick is the one I miss.
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[User Picture]From: davidgoldfarb
2012-06-15 10:58 pm (UTC)
Ah, I hadn't thought about it including the sequel. Okay, point.

I like your choice of Favorite Mathematical Concept, btw.
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[User Picture]From: aamcnamara
2012-06-15 10:53 pm (UTC)
I would like questions, please.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-06-16 02:05 am (UTC)
1. What are you doing memeing? You are in LONDON...okay, wait. That is not the real first question.

1. What one thing have you not done at college yet, that you don't want to miss next year?

2. What one thing are you looking forward to being done with when college is over?

3. Which plant in the Chelsea Physic Garden is your favorite? And if you don't know, go find out! and then tell me!

4. What kind of tea are you drinking most right now?

5. What brain-hack have you found to be most useful for getting you past unproductive times lately, where lately is defined as you please?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-06-16 02:01 am (UTC)
In this case, v. early meant about 10:30 a.m., but y'know: college students.
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[User Picture]From: timprov
2012-06-16 02:50 am (UTC)
Questions, questions.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-06-16 03:31 pm (UTC)
1. What song do you wish you could sing but just cannot get the range right?

2. What dish would you like to learn to cook now that you have achieved tako yaki?

3. Where's the first place you'd go if you had a grant to go on a big photo trip?

4. What is your favorite mountain?

5. Where/when would you most like to see a mystery series set?
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[User Picture]From: rushthatspeaks
2012-06-16 05:52 am (UTC)
Would take questions if a person felt like asking.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-06-16 03:39 pm (UTC)
1. At my house we play the Taft game with Wikipedia (how many clicks from a random article to Taft). If you were setting this game up, who or what would be your object topic?

2. Would you rather design a park or a theater? What would the salient features of your choice be?

3. Which place you read about as a kid have you most enjoyed visiting as an adult?

4. Which is your favorite lake or other fresh body of water?

5. Do you carry an umbrella? What kind of umbrella?
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[User Picture]From: bad_latin
2012-06-16 08:52 pm (UTC)
1. If you were going to wear some kind of hat or head covering every day (I don't know why. Say you've been ensorceled to love the concept) what style would you choose?

2. What is something you like eating for breakfast but haven't had in a while?

3. If you could prevent humans from asking each other one question (I don't know how. Say they've all been ensorceled to forget how to seek that information) what would it be?

4. What are three things you can hear right now?

5. What is your favorite thing about June?
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[User Picture]From: thanate
2012-06-17 06:41 pm (UTC)
If you are still dispensing questions, I would like some, please!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-06-18 02:37 am (UTC)
1. Was there a toy you always wanted as a kid but didn't get? Does it seem awesome now or kind of random?

2. What is your favorite movie from before you were born?

3. What non-offensive cultural phenomenon do you most wish you could get, but it just leaves you cold?

4. What is/are your favorite picture book(s)?

5. My godson is 10, and it is disappointingly another year of not being a prime number, so we have tried to tell him some good things about being 10. What was a good thing about when you were 10?
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[User Picture]From: carbonel
2012-06-25 11:37 pm (UTC)
I would be happy to have five questions if you're not tired of doing them.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-06-27 03:28 pm (UTC)
1. How do you choose what colors of thing to spin?
2. The to-read pile: organized or fanciful?
3. What kind of restaurant are we missing in Minneapolis that you personally miss most?
4. What was your favorite Fourth Street moment this year?
5. If not cats, what kind of animal would you choose to live with?
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