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09:54 am: LJ Interests meme

LJ Interests meme results

  1. baptism:
    That's one of the interesting things about the Christian faith: I thought that people might be more prepared to say that they were "baptised" than that they were "born again" - yet apparently in some parts of the world, it's not till you are baptised that the real persecution will start.
  2. chris de burgh:
    Despite many people thinking so, C de B is NOT a one-hit-wonder. This singer-songwriter has a great many masterpieces he can be very proud of, and besides, without his works, it's doubtful whether Viv and I would ever have ended up with each other, so our sons owe their very existence to this guy.
  3. english:
    The language I speak the bestest, the style of being I most understand and relate to.
  4. hash house harriers:
    They often say you meet all sorts of people on the Hash, and it's true. I ran with Port Vila HHH 157 times, and was able to learn lots about the country and the people while I was doing it.
  5. keble:
    An Oxford college which was blessed with my presence in 1979 and 1980. Be quite certain: my primary allegiance is to the College and not to the University as a whole.
  6. marzipan:
    While at Keble, my consumption of marzipan at times was as much as three pounds a week. You cut it into cubes and there you go. Nuts, eggs, sugar, protein, what's to go wrong? Later one of my employer's customers was a marzipan factory. It took 18 months to get a site visit and a factory tour.
  7. pavlova:
    How can you ever justify going to New Zealand without eating pavlova. It's one of my prime motivations for going there. The product laughingly called by that name in England bears little to no resemblance to it. Go to New Zealand and not eat pavlova? It's like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope.
  8. roulette:
    First thing: overall you WILL lose. But played competently, you will have fun doing it and you will have fun doing it. An evening of entertainment for about $50. I don't see that as any different to going out for dinner or to the movies or similar. The problem is this: nobody will ever build a casino for people like me who spend about $50 about three times a year.
  9. the odessa file:
    A fascinating film and probably my favourite. A German journalist acquires the diary of an old Jewish guy and ends up on the trail of some of wartime Germany's worst war criminals. I remember gettig up in the middle of the night and watching it one time I couldn't sleep.
  10. well tempered clavier:
    48 preludes and fugues in every possible key by the great J S Bach. You can't fault material like this. Best listened to in an evening with copious amounts of wine to help the experience. The downside is that I know preludes 1 and 2 quite well but am very vague about 47 and 48.

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Date:September 21st, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)
-Go to New Zealand and not eat pavlova? It's like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope
Hee! It looks like we're holding out ownership against the Aussies, too, with some ancient cookbook from here for evidence. I have to admit I love pavlova too. Especially with strawberries.

Bach - sometimes I love him and sometimes I want to wring his neck! I have to be in the mood for Bach.

-I ran with Port Vila HHH 157 times
You counted? Or was that the number of weeks you were there?
Hash - hmmmm ...Hash browns is all I can think of!
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Date:September 21st, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
It's like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope
To be honest, I nicked that line from a jaunting car driver in Killarney.

Bach - sometimes I love him and sometimes I want to wring his neck!
And that's different from everyone else how?

You counted?
Absolutely! Everyone does. After 50 runs, you get given a pewter tankard. This was a cherished possession, the first sporting (or even remotely sporting) trophy I ever won. After 100 runs, another one. After 150 runs, another! A matter of pride (or pointlessness) was that I never missed a Monday night run in Port Vila. If you want to know more about HHH, go to Global Trash for more information.
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Date:September 21st, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC)
hash house harriers
So...did you have a nickname? Care to share?
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Date:September 22nd, 2005 05:28 am (UTC)
Oh, that's easy. My hash name was ringbark.
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Date:September 22nd, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
My hash name was [info]ringbark
Okay, you know the next question... *g*
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Date:September 22nd, 2005 07:15 am (UTC)
I will give you the same answer I always give: if you want to know, go and ask around at Port Vila Hash.
Meanwhile, a question for you: what is your real first name? It occurs to me that we know that takahe is Jenny, but what about suilven? Just in case you weren't paying attention, I am Ian.
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Date:September 22nd, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
what is your real first name?

Ack!!! I couldn't POSSIBLY tell you THAT! Mama Mia! Not live for the world to read. (Like they are all just queuing up to find out.) I can email you though. :)
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