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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    The Inquisition: Michele Zone

    [ominous foreboding theme music] *maniacal laughter*
    You will provide satisfactory answers to our questions or suffer the consequences [/theme music]

    - what is your most pleasant memory associated with the 1980's?
    - you don't actually expect us to believe you're a planner now do you?
    - what is the air speed of a swallow?
    - share one extremely embarrassing anecdote about yourself from your youth?
    - can you ride a bike?
    - which of the 7 deadly sins is your personal favorite?
    - what do you think newer Cyburbians (those who have joined in the last decade or so) should understand about you?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Marvel or DC?
    Star Wars or Star Trek?
    Portland Maine or Portland Oregon?
    Coke or Pepsi?
    Coffee or tea?
    Beer or Wine?
    Helvetica or Times Roman?
    Ikea or Crate & Barrel?
    Mozart or Beethoven?
    Summer or Winter?
    cats or dogs?
    Kim Wexler: Either you fit the jacket... or the jacket fits you.

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    Recycling my favorite questions -

    Which was your favorite National Parks that you have visited ?
    Which National Park do you want to visit ?

    Where you ever a Scout ?
    Ever go to summer camp ?

    Do you like Reuben Sandwiches ?
    what is is your favorite side dish ?

    What do you know about the Rail-to-Trails ?
    Did you ever have a String-Ray bike ?
    What make & model car do you drive ?
    Which do prefer - downhill or cross-country skiing or snowshoeing ?

    Who is cooler - police, firefighter, paramedic or ski patrol ?

    Have you had any NIMS training ?

    Ever have a stress echocardiogram ?
    Ever had GERD ? Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Favorite ice cream flavor ?
    Favorite DQ Blizzard ?
    Milk shake or sundae ?
    Favorite Italian ice flavor ?

    Cake or pie ?

    Have you experienced a natural hazard ?
    earthquake
    tornado
    flooding
    hurricane
    blizzard
    avalanche

    Do you like crabcakes ?
    Corn on cob - boiled or grilled(husk on) ?
    Cole Slaw - creamy or vinegar ?
    French fries or french bread ?
    Tea - sweet or unsweeten ?

    New Questions -

    Have you been checked/treated for skin cancer ?
    Have you ever had a root canal procedure ?

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    Wow. Talk about old school cyburbians. Is she really back? I remember really enjoying her view on topics. My question would be:

    How has life been treating you?
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Worst place you've lived?
    Best place you've lived?
    Worst job ever?
    Do you like the re imagined movies like Star Trek, Star Wars, etc. or are the old ones better?
    What did Maister do to drive you away for so long?
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    Are you back or is Maister messing with people?
    Donkey Kong or Pit Fall?
    Apple IIE or Gateway 2000
    Movie Theater or Roller Rink?
    If you want different results in your life, you need to do different things than you have done in the past. Change is that simple.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    Are you back or is Maister messing with people?
    She posted in another thread, so I think it's legit.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Methinks she's been scared away again already.

    Michele Zone, we hardly knew ye.
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    She is def not gonna come back and partake in this inquisition. Id bet the o2 sensor* on my Volvo on it.

    *my o2 sensor is going bad and needs to be replaced.

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    He's normally a lot more over the top when he's faking something. This is far too subtle for him.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Will MZ respond to this thread... yes or no?
    If you want different results in your life, you need to do different things than you have done in the past. Change is that simple.

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    Cyburbian Michele Zone's avatar
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    I want to complain to management for failing to notify me as to when and where to appear for my inqu

    Will MZ respond to this thread... yes or no?

    Yes.

    Airspeed of a Swallow

    Favorite deadly sin: Lust. Duh.

    Star Wars.

    Coke.

    Coffee.

    I drink neither wine nor beer. I only drink Kahlua, and rarely at that.

    share one extremely embarrassing anecdote about yourself from your youth?
    I once posted a carefully edited nude of myself as an avatar in a forum that shall remain nameless. (If any of y'all have a copy of it, I would like a copy of the copy. kaythxbai)

    My favorite ice cream is almond jamoca fudge.

    I have experienced an earthquake, but I fled the flood.

    Pie.

    I'm allergic to crab.

    I have had multiple root canal procedures.

    How has life been treating you?

    Well, I was on the street for 5.7 years and I got back into housing in early September. I recently applied for my dream job and I made the first cut. I am excited as hell.

    Overall, life is pretty grand, though not without it's ..uh...less than stellar moments.

    What did Maister do to drive you away for so long?

    That's between he and I.

    Worst place you've lived?
    Under a bridge.

    Best place you've lived?

    The lovely little town I recently moved to in Southwest Coastal Washington. It is The Bomb.

    Worst job ever?

    Domestic slave Housewife.

    I am going to hit post and start another reply because I am so late to my inquisition that scrolling is becoming a problem. OOOPS.

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    BOOM!

    Those are some pretty good answers.
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    Are you back or is Maister messing with people?

    BWAHAHAHA

    I shall never tell.

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    Quote Originally posted by Michele Zone View post
    Will MZ respond to this thread... yes or no?


    Well, I was on the street for 5.7 years and I got back into housing in early September. I recently applied for my dream job and I made the first cut. I am excited as hell.
    Are you a Punk?!? were you actually homeless since 2011? Wow! Thats intense and I give you props for overcoming such adversity!

    Since you dont like beer I take it you've never ROCKED THE 40 OUNCE!?


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    Since Nimby the betta died, what kind of fish should I get for the office?

    What are you hoping to get for Christmas?

    Do you celebrate Festivus?

    What is your favorite type of grass?

    If a train leaves Nashville at 1 pm going west at 55 mph and another leaves Denver going east on the same track at 75 mph, where do they crash?
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    Are you a Punk?!?

    No.

    were you actually homeless since 2011?

    Technically, yes. I hit the streets New Year's Eve of that year. So, December 31, 2011 to September 8, 2017.

    Since Nimby the betta died, what kind of fish should I get for the office?
    This is where I will definitely fail my inquisition test as I know nothing about pets and am not qualified to advise you. Whoops!

    What are you hoping to get for Christmas?
    My dream job.

    Do you celebrate Festivus?
    No.

    What is your favorite type of grass?
    Bamboo

    If a train leaves Nashville at 1 pm going west at 55 mph and another leaves Denver going east on the same track at 75 mph, where do they crash?

    Olympia Washington?

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    Im disappointed to hear that you are not a Punk but s'all good, Do you at least like The Clash?

    420?

    How do you feel about Volvo 240s?

    What did you do for a living in 1986?

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    Quote Originally posted by The Terminator View post
    Im disappointed to hear that you are not a Punk but s'all good, Do you at least like The Clash?
    I love Rock the Casbah. Awesome song.

    420?
    Allergic. Seriously.

    How do you feel about Volvo 240s?
    That sounds like a car. Is that a car? I bet that's a car.

    I haven't driven a car in at least a decade. I gave up my driver's license more than 5 years ago. I wasn't good at car stuff when I did drive.

    What did you do for a living in 1986?
    Domestic slave Housewife

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    Do you consider Pluto a planet?

    What is your favorite conspiracy theory?

    Why are aliens ignoring us?

    What makes you laugh?
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    Quote Originally posted by dvdneal View post
    Do you consider Pluto a planet?
    I don't actually care. I just enjoy referring to it as a heavenly body formerly known as a planet.

    What is your favorite conspiracy theory?
    I really liked that Mel Gibson movie about such. That was good.

    Why are aliens ignoring us?
    We aren't. We are studying you very closely. I am a Vulcan here doing the field portion of my advanced degree in Human Studies. Like ants, you humans are fascinating.

    What makes you laugh?
    The claw is my master. I have been chosen.
    Last edited by Michele Zone; 20 Dec 2017 at 4:11 PM.

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    What year did you get into Planning?

    Would you be willing to check out a Punk show if I sent you some upcoming Olympia gigs?

    Do you have children, are any of them my age (DOB 4/15/91)

    Do you identify with a subculture at all?

    If you dont mind/are comfortable talking about it: When you were homeless did you spange, busk, dumpster dive, right freight trains or squeegee peoples windshields? That's what Homeless Punks do.

    Are you aware of the Riot Grrl movement that started in Washington in the early 90s?

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    Quote Originally posted by The Terminator View post
    What year did you get into Planning?
    1998?

    I was homeschooling my kids and I took a class in Environmental Biology. Our big class project was to create a plan for living in the middle of fuck nowhere and how were we going to support ourselves etc. At the start of class, I immediately knew that build an earthship was half my answer to the entire big end of class project. Didn't all homemakers know such things? Isn't interest in such things just about being budget-minded? Why did they think this was a hard question?

    I first test drove my theory that this field might interest me by playing SimCity, which we had a copy of from a cheap multi-disc software package of a bunch of different Sim products. I liked it. I am still a fan of various SimCity releases.

    So I began researching built environment related careers and ultimately settled on urban planning as a career. I enrolled in a BS in Environmental Resource Management with a concentration in Housing that fall, which remains incomplete cuz REASONS.

    Would you be willing to check out a Punk show if I sent you some upcoming Olympia gigs?
    I don't do concerts and generally try to avoid large crowds. So, no.

    Do you have children, are any of them my age (DOB 4/15/91)
    You are younger than both my sons.

    Do you identify with a subculture at all?
    Blogger. German-American. Former military wife. Former homeschooling mom. Writer.

    Also, blind as a bat, which is part of why I keep leaving out replies in my own answers here.

    If you dont mind/are comfortable talking about it: When you were homeless did you spange, busk, dumpster dive, right freight trains or squeegee peoples windshields? That's what Homeless Punks do.
    No. I began learning to make money online to the best of my ability, in spite of classist bullshit where people wouldn't take my questions about that seriously in online forums because I was homeless, and I started a website to keep track of information for myself that I needed while homeless. That website is one of the most trafficked websites I have ever run and I have been interviewed about it five different times. One of those interviews was actually published, though they misgendered me and fabricated quotes whole cloth to attribute to me. I guess they thought a homeless person was an easy target for making up bullshit about to serve their political agenda or just make up click bait or something.

    Are you aware of the Riot Grrl movement that started in Washington in the early 90s?
    No.

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    How would you describe your ideal living situation?

    What is your favorite beverage?

    How did you become homeless? (if you don't mind me asking, and you don't need to answer this if you choose not to)

    If you have 3 wishes for things that could be within the realm of reality (No flying or magic powers... sorry) what would you wish for?

    How long was your absence from Cyburbia?

    Did you vote for someone other than an R or a D in the last presidential election?

    How man licks does it take to end of a tootsie pop?

    Where does a circle begin and is that the same point where it ends?

    What is the symbolism of the meeting point of an infinity symbol?

    If you could go back to a particular point in history with the knowledge that you have now, would you? Additionally, would you have done anything differently?

    Do you subscribe to any form of religion? If so what is it and why do you believe what you believe?

    What do you think the world will look like in 50 years and do you think that we will have full AI?
    If you want different results in your life, you need to do different things than you have done in the past. Change is that simple.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    How would you describe your ideal living situation?
    I would like to buy a small house with wood and tile floors, be the local (title of job I have applied for that shall remain nameless) and continue to happily live without a car. Finding true love would be like extra bonus points, but somewhat optional.

    What is your favorite beverage?
    I live on diet coke.

    How did you become homeless?
    I quit my job after getting evicted from my apartment and I left town. I wanted to get healthier and I felt my job was an obstacle to that goal. I got healthier, then got a place to live again. (Though it wasn't as easy as that makes it sound, that is the gist of it.)


    If you have 3 wishes for things that could be within the realm of reality (No flying or magic powers... sorry) what would you wish for?
    1. A better name for a particular project I am working on.
    2. A house of my own.
    3. True Love.


    How long was your absence from Cyburbia?
    I last logged in over 5 years ago when I was in downtown San Diego. I had been absent for a while before that, but I have no idea how long that absence was.

    Did you vote for someone other than an R or a D in the last presidential election?
    I failed to vote. Cuz homelessness.

    How man licks does it take to end of a tootsie pop?
    The owl always said three, but scientific studies have answers that vary between 144 and 411.
    Where does a circle begin and is that the same point where it ends?
    It begins where you put your pencil down. It ends when the pencil gets back to that point, so yes.

    What is the symbolism of the meeting point of an infinity symbol?
    No clue. But you can read up on its meaning and history.

    If you could go back to a particular point in history with the knowledge that you have now, would you? Additionally, would you have done anything differently?
    I wish I had sold those stocks when they were first gifted to me. I knew the market was at a high point. They only went down in value, by about half, and never really recovered. But, alas, I sold later.

    Do you subscribe to any form of religion? If so what is it and why do you believe what you believe?
    Nope, though I do have a fondness for astrology and the idea of reincarnation.

    What do you think the world will look like in 50 years and do you think that we will have full AI?
    It will be shinier and prettier. Full AI will be near to hand, but not fully solved.

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