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#1 Old 09-23-2013, 10:43 AM
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A warm welcome for Purp, our new celebrity Star! Purp joined VB four-years ago, so it's time we learn who she is! The interview will go through Sept. 30th.

 

 

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-Please ask only a few questions at a time, so everyone has a chance to participate. (You can come back often to ask more questions!)

 

-Anyone can be a VB Star. If you would like to be a VB Star, just send me a PM, and we'll arrange to get you into the hot-seat! In the event no one comes forward, it will be up to our current Star to choose next week's victim, er, interviewee. If you're asked to be a Star, but don't want to be one, you may take a pass; likewise, the current Star is free to pass on any questions they are not comfortable with answering.

 

-Please keep our posting rules in mind, and let's keep this PG-13 or better. And remember, if our current famous person expresses an opinion with which you disagree, please do not give an argument in return. This is an interview, not a debate!

 

NOTE- If you'd like to read about our previous Stars (they go back several years,) all of their interviews are archived in the Meet Outstanding Users forum!

 

 

  Some vital facts about Purp:

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-Real first name?

Karen

 

-Age?

40s

 

-Sex/Gender Identity?

Female

 

-Relationship status?

Single

 

-Location (as specific as you are comfortable being)?

Western United States

 

-Religious beliefs (or lack thereof)?

Spiritual

 

-Political leanings?

Middle of the road

 

-Are you a vegetarian, vegan or raw foodist (or something else)?

Vegetarian with vegan leanings.

 

-What is the meaning behind your username?

I like the colour purple.

 

-Have you ever met anyone famous?

Yes, Dan Wilson, the baseball player.

 

-Do you live with any companion animals?

Yes, Basil my cat

 

-Do you live with any companion humans?

Yes, my parents

 

-Where is your favorite place that you have visited?

Scotland, Krakow, Poland, and the Washington Coast

 

-What do you enjoy most about being veg*n?

Experimental new dishes.

 

-With whom would you most love to have dinner?

That's a tough one. I'll have to think about that.

 

-Do you have any secret talents?

Nope.

 

-What dish/recipe can you make that knocks people's socks off?

Enchiladas, lasagna, cupcakes, brownies.

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-What's your favorite restaurant?

Depends on what I'm hungry for. Arturo's, Super Bowl Pho, Spyro Gyros, Thali Traveler's Restaurant 42nd St. Café,

 

-What do you do to cheer yourself up when you're feeling blue?

Work out!! Walking, swimming, pumping iron. When you're done, you're too exhausted to remember what you were blue about.

 

-What's your biggest cooking/baking disaster?

I'm still learning (and not mastering very well) gluten free baking

 

-What's the one food/product, that you'd love to "veg*nize"?

 My mom's ciappino.

 

Th interview begins!


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#2 Old 09-23-2013, 10:51 AM
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Hi Purp

 

 

If I gave you $10,000,000, how would you spend it?

 

 

Where in the world would you most like to visit?

 

 

What talent or ability would you most like to acquire, or improve on?

 

 

Good wishes, Leedsveg

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What is the last bank you robbed?

 

What flavor is your cat Basil?

 

What is the secret to making a muy excelente enchilada?

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#4 Old 09-23-2013, 11:10 AM
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Hi, Purp! 

 

1. I know that cioppino is a Italian-American stew of San Franciscan origin. Is your family of Italian descent or just enjoys cioppino?

 

2. What in particular did you enjoy about Scotland and Krakow, respectively? 

 

3. Which celestial body do you prefer: the moon or the sun and why? 

 

 

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1. Would you rather be the only person in the world who could read everyone else's mind or have everyone in the world able to read every other person's mind except yours?

2. If you could eliminate all suffering, war, poverty, illness, etc in the world but it means you would experience extreme agony for eternity would you do it?

3. What's one question you hope no one asks you?
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1. Would you rather be the only person in the world who could read everyone else's mind or have everyone in the world able to read every other person's mind except yours?

2. If you could eliminate all suffering, war, poverty, illness, etc in the world but it means you would experience extreme agony for eternity would you do it?

3. What's one question you hope no one asks you?

1. I'd rather everyone read everyone else's mind but my own.

2.I'm not sure. I'd love to eliminate all suffering, war, poverty, illness, ect., but I've suffered a lot in life and would prefer not to anymore.

3. The last question you asked, actually.

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Hi, Purp!

 

1. I know that cioppino is a Italian-American stew of San Franciscan origin. Is your family of Italian descent or just enjoys cioppino?

 

2. What in particular did you enjoy about Scotland and Krakow, respectively?

 

3. Which celestial body do you prefer: the moon or the sun and why?

 

 

Aristede:book:

1. My family just likes cioppino, we're not of Italian descent (my mom's sister and brother in law lived in San Francisco, and their 2 kids grew up there, though.

 

2. Scotland was a family history trip, and a lot of fun, and Krakow was because I worked with several Polish immigrants who wanted me to learn their language.

 

3. Both!! The sun, because it keeps us warm (and relatively dry), and the moon, for the beauty.

 

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What is the last bank you robbed?

 

What flavor is your cat Basil?

 

What is the secret to making a muy excelente enchilada?

1. None, actually.

 

2. Thai

 

3. Not telling people it's vegan.;)

 

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Hi Purp

 

 

If I gave you $10,000,000, how would you spend it?

 

 

Where in the world would you most like to visit?

 

 

What talent or ability would you most like to acquire, or improve on?

 

 

Good wishes, Leedsveg

1. I'd pay off a lot of debts, go back to school and learn something new, put some into savings, and give the rest to charity.

2. That's a tough question. I'll give you the condensed version--all 7 continents, plus all the island nations, too.

3. Speaking more languages, and being less shy.


Anytime I think I'm perfect, I remember that my cousin lives on an island, and I've never walked over to visit her.
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1, How do you feel about the colour puce?

 

2, If you had a one-way plane ticket and had to use it, where would you go?

 

3, Do you have a hammock?

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Do you like owls?
If so, what's your favorite kind?

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1. In your pocket right now, can you make change for a dollar?

2. If you could choose any name you wanted what would it be and why?
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1, How do you feel about the colour puce?

 

2, If you had a one-way plane ticket and had to use it, where would you go?

 

3, Do you have a hammock?

1. It's ok.

2. There's too many places I want to go before I die.

3. No, but I wish I did.

 

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Do you like owls?
If so, what's your favorite kind?

 Yes, we have an owl that lives near us. Not sure what kind it is, though.

 

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1. In your pocket right now, can you make change for a dollar?

2. If you could choose any name you wanted what would it be and why?

1. Nope.

2. I don't know, I like my own name.


Anytime I think I'm perfect, I remember that my cousin lives on an island, and I've never walked over to visit her.
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What's your favorite kind of shoe?

 

Favorite movie?

 

Book?

 

Hummingbirds or butterflies?

 

Red or green salsa?

 

How often do you work out?


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What's your favorite kind of shoe?

 

Favorite movie?

 

Book?

 

Hummingbirds or butterflies?

 

Red or green salsa?

 

How often do you work out?

 

I prefer sneakers (trainers) or athletic shoes, but I will dress up, but only in flats.

The Wizard of Oz

Too many to mention.

Both Hummingbirds and butterflies

Both red and green salsa

Not often enough. I try for 3-4 days a week, plus all the walking I do.


Anytime I think I'm perfect, I remember that my cousin lives on an island, and I've never walked over to visit her.
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Hi Purp,

 

What music are you listening to at the moment?

 

What is your favorite line from any movie?

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Hi Purp,

 

What music are you listening to at the moment?

 

What is your favorite line from any movie?

 

I'm not listening to anything at the moment, but I like classic rock.

 

It depends on the situation.


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Do you like spicy foods?

Are you in desperate need of a vacation?

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Are you employed? If yes, what is your job? If no, how do you spend your time?

 

Do you enjoy living with your parents?

 

What do you do for fun?


"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
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Do you like spicy foods?

Are you in desperate need of a vacation?

Oh, yes, love spicy foods.

Yes, I am.

 

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Are you employed? If yes, what is your job? If no, how do you spend your time?

 

Do you enjoy living with your parents?

 

What do you do for fun?

Not right now, but I'm hoping. I work out and I help out at my church.

It's all right.

Work out, walk, read, listen to music, bake...


Anytime I think I'm perfect, I remember that my cousin lives on an island, and I've never walked over to visit her.
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#18 Old 09-30-2013, 12:33 PM
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Thank you, Purp, for an illuminating interview! Our next VB Star is Dave in MPLS!


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"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
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