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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 10 Sep 2021, 14:52

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?

What was the last thing you burnt?

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?

What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?
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Postby GoogaMooga » 10 Sep 2021, 15:40

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?
I am sitting in it right now. A two room apartment is all I wanted, and it's on the 1st (2nd) floor, perfect.

What was the last thing you burnt?
Don't remember.

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?
Swimming underwater is overrated.

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?
I'd have the pandas flown back to their natural habitat. Letting any of them loose in society would be cruel.

What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?
I tend to focus on an image when I am on the phone (landline). Right above me is the Japanese "Godfather" poster, and the bottom image happens to be Michael Corleone on the phone, so that is an obvious choice.
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Postby Positive Passion » 10 Sep 2021, 16:22

Dream home - Not too far off - I have a room for my books and records - we call it the “music room” because the main stereo is in there, but it is more like a library, with comfortable chairs etc. I have another room for my guitars. We have a big bathroom with a couple of chairs in it - I don’t like a pokey bathroom. Lots of family conferences take place in the bathroom! My kitchen is pretty good, though right now it is too cluttered. I live in inner London near Victoria Park, so great transport links and a fab park, and these days the big Westfield shopping centre at Stratford.

Goggles - not overrated at all - you see a million times better with goggles on. When he was four or five little dude was a bit nervous of putting his face in the water and it was hampering his swimming progress. We put goggles on him and straightaway he was off all over the pool, face in the water, diving to the bottom etc, and has never looked back.

Watch for hours ….. the sea. The one minor issue with our house is that is not by the sea. We are giving serious consideration to moving to the Carolinas or Southern California.

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Postby Flower » 10 Sep 2021, 17:01

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?
361 Meters.

What was the last thing you burnt?
A bridge or two.

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?
Swimming underwater is overated.

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?
The guy who cleans up after the elephants.

What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?
My garden, love watching the bees, butterflies, birds and bugs as well as the blooms.
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Postby Livet » 10 Sep 2021, 17:05

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?

Not even close, but it will do.

What was the last thing you burnt?

Not really the buffalo chick peas, but the pan.

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?

I went snorkeling once, and loved it.

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?

The giraffes. They're so easy to spot, they'll need a head start!

What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?

I was roaming around the Planting Fields Arboretum the other day and I saw a deer pop out of some trees. It was pretty idyllic.
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Postby souphound » 10 Sep 2021, 17:26

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?
Hard to tell really. I love the area where I live. The abode itself is a little small, especially the living room. But in the end, I tend to be pretty happy with my surroundings wherever I find myself. I guess I adapt pretty well to the situation. I ain't moving any time soon if I can help it.

What was the last thing you burnt?
Other than a cigarette? Burning something on purpose, I actually can't remember when or what that would have been. Accidentally, a burned a badly positioned hole (with cigarette droppings) in a nice sweater that was given to me only a couple of days before. That would be about 2 years ago I think.

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?
I really enjoy nothing about swimming, so, goggles or not, count me out.

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?
Definitely the monkeys. I live across the street from a beautiful park where they would have an absolute blast. I'd bring them bananas (and rotten tomatoes to throw at idiots partying loudly late into the night).

What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?
Again, has to do with the park across the street. Among many other offers, it has a fenced in area for little ones to play on slides, swings, all sorts of stuff. I love watching little kids playing in groups, especially when not using a ball or anything like that. Just running, jumping, skipping, laughing.... Beauty and happiness in motion. Couldn't get any better.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 10 Sep 2021, 17:29

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?

It's there.

What was the last thing you burnt?

A brioche bun that I was toasting for a breakfast sandwich.

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?

Definitely not overrated. Snorkelling in the ocean is great, and although salt water isn't as hard on the eyes as chlorinated water is, it's still difficult to see through without goggles.

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?

Only the ones that would've been native to the area.

What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?

My dog.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Sep 2021, 18:52

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?

Geographically about 200 miles. Financially about £150,000

What was the last thing you burnt?

Toast. Yesterday

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?

I can't do it/don't like it. Don't like snorkels either

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?

Giraffes. No idea why, but you never asked for that anyway.

What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?

A really good book.
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Postby mudshark » 10 Sep 2021, 22:26

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?

I'm sitting in it.

What was the last thing you burnt?

My left index finger, last Sunday,

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?

I rather don't say

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?

The nocturnal animals of course. They'll be quicker to react.

What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?

Fire. It's mesmerizing.
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Postby Six String » 10 Sep 2021, 23:07

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?

It’s technically not mine but my rental is as close as I’ve ever been to owning something I really like. It’s 101 years old and it was the showcase house for the block back when it was built so lots of nice appointments like custom molding, beautiful hardwood floors and some unique items around the house.

What was the last thing you burnt?

Some bacon this morning. I had the burner a little higher than normal and tge bacon got very dark though still very edible. I mean, it’s bacon afterall.

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?

Not for me as I’ve never been able to open my eyes underwater.

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?

The raptors.

What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?

Monarch butterflies or looking out at the Pacific Ocean from Salt Point, Sonoma County.
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Postby souphound » 11 Sep 2021, 00:35

mudshark wrote:
What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?

Fire. It's mesmerizing.



Ooooooh. Good one. I love staring at (contained) fire.
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Postby der Freiherr » 11 Sep 2021, 00:36

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?

Our house is a late-70s suburban house. It is quite a long way away from any of five or six iterations of a personal dream home. But it's spacious, has a pleasingly wild back yard, my wife seems to like it, and we're so lucky to have it that it would be really wrong to actually complain. From time to time, when I turn the corner and see it sitting there, it does make me very happy to know that it's ours.

What was the last thing you burnt?

Toast, last week.

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?

If you had goggles that held a dependable seal, then it would be hard to beat!

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?

This is unlikely to happen to me, but it does seem likely to happen to my wife. So, I would help her free whatever she decided to free first. I'm sure she has strong feelings about this topic.

What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?

I like the approach to Pirita Beach, on the outskirts of Tallinn. You go through a forest of towering pine trees and all of a sudden, you can see the beach in an opening in the pines. Growing up only knowing the Gulf of Mexico, it's totally mind blowing to have a pine forest abutting a nice beach. They probably have this shit all over Canada and the upper midwest as well (Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, maybe?). I've been to some spectacular beaches in California that are more dramatic and maybe more beautiful, but I find a peace and happiness being that far north, on the Baltic.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 11 Sep 2021, 05:50

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?

It's never going to be perfect, and it's plenty small, but yeah - like the Baron says, I like it, my wife likes it, and sometimes when I'm hanging out on the back porch drinking a glass of wine, sometimes it at least seems perfect in the moment.

What was the last thing you burnt?

Toast, yesterday.

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?

Not much of a swimmer, so I'm not very likely to do it or overrate it.

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?

Unlikely to happen, as, sadly, I suspect zoo life is probably cushier for them than having to scrounge for food in an area that humans are horning in on. There are wild cats fairly close to us. I don't think they have it that good.

What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?

My wife! She sometimes wishes I'd stop staring.
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Postby yomptepi » 11 Sep 2021, 10:07

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?

Nearly there. I am about halfway through the hall at the moment. Just the william Morris Wallpaper and the stair runners to do. But that is a mountain of work. Then the new shower in the guest bathroom, and I think we are done. I don't know what I will do then...

What was the last thing you burnt?

My hand getting a pizza out of the oven.

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?

don't like them

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?



What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?

Baggy Point. 'd post a picture, but it will not do it justice.
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Postby Positive Passion » 11 Sep 2021, 10:59

yomptepi wrote:. I don't know what I will do then...


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Postby Rayge » 11 Sep 2021, 12:44

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?
My mother always made the distinction between her house - the building - and her home - the stuff, furnituIre, furnishings, ornaments and so on. I've always been more or less happy with my stuff, wherever it's housed. I don't have a 'dream home': I've lived in some nice places over the decades, and my tastes have changed with age and circumstances.
What was the last thing you burnt?
Stick of incense
Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?
On the few occasions I wore goggles, I didn't like them, but I have no idea how they are 'rated', or by whom
You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?
As a good ecologist and animal lover, I just wouldn't
What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?
Depends on circumstances, but generally, the sky
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Postby Jumper K » 14 Sep 2021, 17:05

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?
Pretty far. Contemplating moving to somewhere near the sea.

What was the last thing you burnt?
Myself, out.

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?
Difficult to say, if I was in a sea of sharks I'd like to be able to see

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?
I'd release the bats.


What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?
The National Gallery, and have done recently.

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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 15 Sep 2021, 01:16

How far away is your place of residence from looking like your "dream home," whatever that means?

On the interior - the floor tiles downstairs need to go. They may be practical and cool in Summer but they stop everything from "gelling."
A few licks of paint, more pictures up, the upstairs carpet going and being floorboarded. The outhouse being floored and turned into somewhere to hang out. Of course we will spend ages getting round to doing all this as travelling is more important at the moment.


What was the last thing you burnt?

I over-caramelised some onions that I was frying in a chickpea and tomato curry. I quite liked the sweetness but then you get those nasty little bitter brown bits when you least expect them.

Swimming underwater with goggles on - overrated?

I'm a bit nervous about being surprised by things underwater so I would rather not look.

You wake up one night and decide to liberate the animals from a nearby zoo. Who are you going to free first?

I need the animals that have some dexterity first so I'm straight to the monkeys. I'm going to give the monkeys a list of instructions about opening the other cages and hope that one of them is listening. While they are off (to the rhinos, stag beetles and koalas) I am going to head to the big tortoises. I can strap them on the back of the cheetahs, because otherwise they will take fucking forever to escape and they will just be easily rounded up in the morning by the milkmen.

What thing, person or place could you look at for literally hours, without ever tiring of it?

Yosemite or the Golden Gate Bridge. Things of magic, both.
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