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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Judge a resident by the house 1/28/11



    - Car:

    - The last book read:

    - The last restaurant they ate at:

    - Favorite television show:

    - Favorite beverage:

    - S.O.'s occupation:

    - Hobbies:

    - Last store shopped at:

    - Other details:

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    - Car: 1998 Crown Victoria

    - The last book read: Nothing... her cataracts are acting up.

    - The last restaurant they ate at: Same Chinese Restaurant she always goes to on Tuesdays...

    - Favorite television show: The Jack Benny Show

    - Favorite beverage: Tang.

    - S.O.'s occupation: Retired 30 years ago.

    - Hobbies: Puzzles.

    - Last store shopped at: Walgreen's. Got her pills.

    - Other details: Has hired local kids to work on the lawn for the last 10 years.
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Cyburbian DetroitPlanner's avatar
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    - Car: Stutz-Bearcat

    - The last book read: McGuffey Reader

    - The last restaurant they ate at: What are those?

    - Favorite television show: Is this a modern form of Vaudville?

    - Favorite beverage: Water

    - S.O.'s occupation: She don't work, wait she is my slave!

    - Hobbies: Huh?

    - Last store shopped at: Wilson's Dry Goods

    - Other details:
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    - Car: She drives a Prius and he bikes to campus.

    - The last book read: Something by Jared Diamond

    - The last restaurant they ate at: They rarely eat out, preferring to eat fresh veggies from their CSA.

    - Favorite television show: Nova

    - Favorite beverage: Water

    - S.O.'s occupation: She's a Professor of Medieval Lit. He's an Enviro. Studies Prof.

    - Hobbies: Gardening, kayaking, bicycling, nature walks.

    - Last store shopped at: Health Beat

    - Other details: She really wants a baby but he's concerned about the environmental impacts of overpopulation and has put his foot down. She's considering leaving him for the virile construction worker across the street.

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    - Car: He drives a Dodge Challenger SRT-8 (midlife crisis) She drives an SUV (for no good reason) Kid in high school drives a Hyundai

    - The last book read: Him: Dead Or Alive, by Tom Clancy Her: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson

    - The last restaurant they ate at: Olive Garden

    - Favorite television show: House

    - Favorite beverage: Him: Johnny Walker Black Her: McCafé Latte or white wine from a box over ice.

    - S.O.'s occupation: She teaches part time at the community College

    - Hobbies: Reading the paper, spending time in the wood shop in the garage, Smoking in the yard at midnight (hiding it from the wife.) She keeps up the garden.

    - Last store shopped at: Home Depot or Target

    - Other details: Their kid is a HS Junior into goth metal and only wears black.

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    That house looks really familiar.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Judge a Wannabe resident by the house

    - Car: 1996 Honda Accord

    - The last book read: Frankenstein

    - The last restaurant they ate at: Jade Garden

    - Favorite television show: 30 Rock

    - Favorite beverage: Coca Cola

    - S.O.'s occupation: Child care/Spanish teacher

    - Hobbies: What are those? I have a family.

    - Last store shopped at: Walmart

    - Other details: Hoping the lottery ticket in my wallet is a winner because I really like this house. And I definitely would need to hire a painter to paint all that ornate gingerbread foofarall.

    Yesterday I saw a similar house, but more understated and larger - the house I consider my dream house in my town - is up for sale. Of course it is far, far outside my price range. But as I drove by I thought, I hope they have an open house soon. Just so I can see if it is as great on the inside.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    - Car: Toyota Prius

    - The last book read: well, a magazine. The Atlantic Monthly

    - The last restaurant they ate at: The local eatery that serves organic veggies and free -range meats

    - Favorite television show: This Old House reruns

    - Favorite beverage: Earl Grey Tea

    - S.O.'s occupation: English Lit Professor

    - Hobbies: Gardening, travel, scrapbooking

    - Last store shopped at: Restoration Hardware

    - Other details: Wife spends a lot of time outside gardening, they both enjoy the local farmer's market and the pleasure of entertaining company (usually fellow academics) on their backyard patio under the pergola.
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    - Car: wife #1 drives a Vespa (ahihihihi), wife #2 drives a Subaru Outback in ocean blue

    - The last book read: Gay Politics, Urban Politics Bailey

    - The last restaurant they ate at: The cute little new vegan dish around the corner. They are rumored to do marvelous things with quinoa!

    - Favorite television show: They don't watch much TV since they don't have cable, so they typically watch whatever is on Hulu or Netflix. Currently, it is Portlandia and Nurse Jackie.

    - Favorite beverage: Ginger Pear Kombucha

    - S.O.'s occupation: wife #1 is a planner, wife #2 is an engineer

    - Hobbies: scooting, kayaking, reading, gardening, swimming, cruising google maps and travel deal sites

    - Last store shopped at: The local farmer's market, just last night in fact.

    - Other details: They scored this home a few years ago and have completely remodeled it, mostly themselves. The hardwood has been sanded and restained, the original fireplaces have been repaired, the windows updated, the electrical was done by a family member. They intend to finish updating the insulation, finish the brick basement, and add a grey water recycling system this summer.

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