AMA: Wasabi Edition

My classes are done. I've got some free time on my hands. That means it's time to jump on the bandwagon. Anything you want to know about me? Aussie and our kids? Hawaii? I'll do my best to answer.
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I B A SAW!

I'll ask questions later.

Ok, it's later.


Don't you ever get sick of all the beautiful weather and sandy beaches?

Do your kids complain about having nothing to do?

How long before a halforumite would wear out their welcome in casa de poptart?
 
Where else have you lived besides Hawaii?

Where do you really want to visit one day?

Doomweasels - best ever, amiright?
 
Don't you ever get sick of all the beautiful weather and sandy beaches?
It's not always beautiful weather. This time of the year it gets rainy which makes the ocean water dirty for a few days. It's really gross.

Do your kids complain about having nothing to do?
Lily complains more than Noah. She's not as good at independent activities as he is. The place we moved to isn't as roomy and we don't have yard space. Playgrounds are too far away for them to walk to. It sucks since I used to tell them to go out to play when they were bored in the house.

How long before a halforumite would wear out their welcome in casa de poptart?
Three days. That's usually my threshold when my parents come to visit.

What food do you think everyone should try when the visit Hawaii?
That's tough. There's a lot and it depends on what you like and which island. Shave ice with ice cream and condensed milk (a "snowcap") is a given. Spam musubi, manapua (kind of like char siu bao), kalua pig, shrimp from one of the trucks on Oahu's North Shore (there's debate over Giovanni's or Mackey's being the best, but either is good), and while you're there go to Opals for some of the best Thai food ever. Oh and coco puffs from Liliha Bakery! :D

How many minutes in a row would you be able to listen to "Take On Me" by a-ha?
(You'll probably want to turn "Branch Similarity Threshold" down to between 40-43)

--Patrick
Um...I might make it through the song once. It isn't exactly my favorite.

Where else have you lived besides Hawaii?
Several places in New Jersey. Coronado and ChulaVista, California. Honolulu and Ewa Beach, Hawaii. I almost moved to Las Vegas when I was in my late 20s, but it didn't work out.

Where do you really want to visit one day?
Vancouver, B.C. since Aussie tells me it's nice. I'd love to travel in Europe, too.

Doomweasels - best ever, amiright?
I'd rather have two or three ferrets than a cat or dog. Though I told my parents once that ferrets were like training for dealing with a 2 year old.

Have you ever thought "Fuck it, gecko fricassee for dinner"?
They're too small and cute. I've killed one by accident. I was quite distraught over it.[DOUBLEPOST=1450211857,1450211575][/DOUBLEPOST]
Of all of Aussie's assigned ports, which was your favorite to live at/near? Which was his?
I didn't live there with him, but his place in Sicily was amazing. It had a gorgeous view of Mt. Etna and you could see the Mediterranean. There was a giant hill on the way to the base and an awesome coffee "bar" near the bottom. He liked being stationed in Sicily, too. His favorite ports to visit, though, were Hong Kong; Sasebo and Yokosuka in Japan; and British Columbia, Canada.
 
How is grad school?
Grade-wise I've done well this semester. I found one class to be boring because it was a review of everything I learned in my psych undergrad. The only difference was more of an emphasis on systems theory/ecological perspective. That worked to my advantage, though, because the professor assigned several not-so-short articles to read in addition to textbook chapters each week.
I really enjoyed Ethics and Law. I've had an interest in being a court appointed advocate for children since I looked at it as a possibility for my bachelor's capstone. This class made me consider studying law. For about 20 seconds until I came to my sense at least. LOL! Too much money and I already feel I'm spreading myself thin.
 
OMG did you remember that from a long, long time ago? I think I posted it once. For anyone wondering, Thibault is my maiden name. Most people can't pronounce it unless they are French or watch hockey. Even people in my own family say it wrong. I used to get called Thigh-Bolt so much. /facepalm


2) Would you rather have 3 ferrets or 1 Stitch?
Stitch from the movie or tv show Stitch?
 
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OMG did you remember that from a long, long time ago? I think I posted it once. For anyone wondering, Thibault is my maiden name. Most people can't pronounce it unless they are French or watch hockey. Even people in my own family say it wrong. I used to get called Thigh-Bolt so much. /facepalm
Ok, so...lest I seem SUPER creepy, you had left clues a few times more than once, but I had never taken an official guess. An AMA seemed like a good time. It was the first name that popped into my head, but I only remember him for his involvement in the WORST HOCKEY TRADE EVERimage.jpeg
I'm sorry if you didnt want that common knowledge, but I always wondered if I was right.

Stitch from the movie or tv show Stitch?
I'm not familiar with TV show Stitch, was he really that different? Let's say Movie Stitch just to stay consistent...
 
Ok, so...lest I seem SUPER creepy, you had left clues a few times more than once, but I had never taken an official guess. An AMA seemed like a good time. It was the first name that popped into my head, but I only remember him for his involvement in the WORST HOCKEY TRADE EVERView attachment 19940
I'm sorry if you didnt want that common knowledge, but I always wondered if I was right.
I don't remember hinting about it more than once, but I also know my mind is like a sieve. I didn't find it creepy, but it was a surprise. Kind of like the first time someone said it right and I found out about Jocelyn! I've got my maiden name on my FB profile, so it's not exactly secret. I think it's neat that you guessed.

I'm not familiar with TV show Stitch, was he really that different? Let's say Movie Stitch just to stay consistent...
I'd rather have a roomful of ferrets than one movie Stitch. In the tv show he's still mischievous, but less rabid hedgehog.[DOUBLEPOST=1450242115,1450242031][/DOUBLEPOST]Also, Lindros was a prick. I met him once.
 
No, but I'd like to make some as an April Fools Day prank. I'd serve them to my mortal enemies! Or visiting forumites who have stayed beyond my 3 day threshold.
There are wasabi Kit Kats. They are about as good as you expect...

Revenge is had, but that's another video. :)
 
If you could pick one book, one movie, and one song to give to your kids so as adults they might understand you better what would they be?
 

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I just felt I needed to repost this here, cued up to the proper point (7 mins 52 sec if the embed code doesn't do it automatically):

 
If you could pick one book, one movie, and one song to give to your kids so as adults they might understand you better what would they be?
Well, this isn't a book. I'd end up leaving them my whole Goodreads favorites list, honestly. Anyway, there are two poems I'd give them.

The first is "Roofs" by Joyce Kilmer.

The road is wide and the stars are out
And the breath of the night is sweet,
And this is the time when wanderlust should seize upon my feet.
But I'm glad to turn from the open road and the starlight on my face,
And to leave the splendour of out-of-doors for a human dwelling place.

I never have seen a vagabond who really liked to roam
All up and down the streets of the world and not to have a home:
The tramp who slept in your barn last night and left at break of day
Will wander only until he finds another place to stay.

A gypsy-man will sleep in his cart with canvas overhead;
Or else he'll go into his tent when it is time for bed.
He'll sit on the grass and take his ease so long as the sun is high,
But when it is dark he wants a roof to keep away the sky.

If you call a gypsy a vagabond, I think you do him wrong,
For he never goes a-travelling but he takes his home along.
And the only reason a road is good, as every wanderer knows,
Is just because of the homes, the homes, the homes to which it goes.

They say that life is a highway and its milestones are the years,
And now and then there's a toll-gate where you buy your way with tears.
It's a rough road and a steep road and it stretches broad and far,
But at last it leads to a golden Town where golden Houses are.
The second is "The Storyteller" by Erin Hanson
She has a bookshelf for a heart,
And ink runs through her veins,
She'll write you into her story,
With the typewriter in her brain,
Her bookshelf's getting crowded,
With all the stories that she's penned,
Of the people who flicked through her pages,
But closed the book before the end,
And there's one pushed to the very back,
That sits collecting dust,
With its title in her finest writing,
"The One's Who Lost My Trust",
There's books she's scared to open,
And books she doesn't close,
Stories of every person she's met,
Stretched out in endless rows,
Some people have only a sentence,
While others once held a main part,
Thousands of inky footprints,
That they've left across her heart,
You might wonder why she does this,
Why write of people she once knew?
But she hopes one day she'll mean enough,
For someone to write about her too.

For a song:
 
Yes! Or I'd simplify it for people like a PE teacher I had: Letter T and a bow like in archery. I used to love being asked why it had so many letters. Like I made this name up on my own.
 
That's tough. There's a lot and it depends on what you like and which island. Shave ice with ice cream and condensed milk (a "snowcap") is a given. Spam musubi, manapua (kind of like char siu bao), kalua pig, shrimp from one of the trucks on Oahu's North Shore (there's debate over Giovanni's or Mackey's being the best, but either is good), and while you're there go to Opals for some of the best Thai food ever. Oh and coco puffs from Liliha Bakery! :D
OMG that all sounds so wonderful and amazing. Just another incentive for me to visit!
 
OMG that all sounds so wonderful and amazing. Just another incentive for me to visit!
Just don't go looking for good Mexican restaurant. Oahu has plenty of places that say they are Mexican, but you eat it and the confusion sets in. What is this? Why am I eating it? Is this really teriyaki instead of carne asada?
 
I asked that because I was curious to know if there were any stereotypes like the ones we get about igloos etc.

coke or pepsi?

Aniston or Jolie? (we always ask every new hire at work this one on their first day. There is an interesting trend!)

And from my daughter, does it ever snow there?
 
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