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Per request, the interviews are re-established! Interviews are a chance to get to know one of your fellow VBers better. The first interviewee was selected by popular vote. Each interviewee will then be able to select his/her successor.<br><br><br><br>
Interviews will run from (approximately) Monday one week until Monday the next.<br><br><br><br>
Starter questions:<br><br>
Question limit:<br><br>
Gender:<br><br>
Age:<br><br>
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Dietary Path/Reason Why::<br><br>
Favorite food(s):<br><br>
Brief Intro:<br><br>
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Website (your own or one of your favorites)<br><br><br><br>
Previous interviews can be found here:<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=57392" target="_blank">Libellula</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=57785" target="_blank">Tesseract</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=58158" target="_blank">Amy SF</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=58507" target="_blank">goettling</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=59006" target="_blank">karenlovessnow</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=59323" target="_blank">elibrown</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=59679" target="_blank">Moechalatte</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=59985" target="_blank">Ludi</a><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=60642" target="_blank">Tom</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=61203" target="_blank">MrsKey</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=61592" target="_blank">Indian Summer</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=62205" target="_blank">Diana</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=62565" target="_blank">veggiejanie</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=62923" target="_blank">isowish</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=63427" target="_blank">purrpelle</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=63824" target="_blank">Blue Plastic Straw</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=64199" target="_blank">OregonAmy</a>,<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=64452" target="_blank">Jessica Alana</a>,<a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=64760" target="_blank">Compassionate1</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=65084" target="_blank">Jeezycreezy</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=65344" target="_blank">Nigel</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=65634" target="_blank">~Wonder</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=65984" target="_blank">Troub</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=66383" target="_blank">Sevenseas</a>,<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=66633" target="_blank">Azalea</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=67032" target="_blank">Inie</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=67391" target="_blank">Avocado</a>,<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=67720" target="_blank">~Brandon</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=68105" target="_blank">Jenna</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=68433]Queenfluff[/URL],[URL=" target="_blank">Spidergrrl</a>
 

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Hello! glad you said yes.<br><br><br><br>
What do you do when you see a spider?<br><br>
What is the thing you are most afraid of?<br><br>
What was your favourite book from childhood?<br><br>
Collect anything?<br><br>
Can you sew?<br><br>
How many books do you own?
 

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So, Randy....<br><br>
I've always wondered, but never asked, were you born in Hawaii?<br><br>
How's the weather over there right now?<br><br>
What is your favorite tropical fruit?<br><br>
Favorite Hawaiian phrase?<br><br><br><br>
When did your love affair with theatre begin?<br><br>
Are you working on anything right now?<br><br><br><br>
What is your favorite coffee blend right now?
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">Yay, Randy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"><br><br><br><br>
What do you miss the most about the Sooner state?<br><br>
Any plans to come visit here at some point?<br><br>
What do you <b>not</b> miss about life in Oklahoma?<br><br><br><br>
Do you ever miss winter, snow & ice and things?<br><br>
Do you think you'll ever move from Hawaii?</span>
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
wooHOO! It's my turn!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><br><br><br><br>
I was interviewed a few years ago, but I lost my internet connection about 3 days into it, so I wasn't able to finish.<br><br><br><br>
I'm at work right now, and can't give this the amount of time it deserves, but I will have lots of time this evening. I like the questions so far, and can't wait to impress everyone with my clever answers!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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what is your favorie sound?<br><br><br><br>
what is your favorite smell?<br><br><br><br>
if there were a movie made about you, who would play you?<br><br><br><br>
what place would you most like to visit and why?
 

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as always, i throw these questions from bernard pivot out:<br><br><br><br>
01. What is your favorite word?<br><br>
02. What is your least favorite word?<br><br>
03. What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]?<br><br>
04. What turns you off?<br><br>
05. What is your favorite curse word?<br><br>
06. What sound or noise do you love?<br><br>
07. What sound or noise do you hate?<br><br>
08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?<br><br>
09. What profession would you not like to do?<br><br>
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?<br><br><br><br>
anddddd... what do you like on your pizza? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
-runs off to think of more-
 

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do you have a dog or cat? what is your favorite soy or rice milk? What's the best thing about living in hawaii?
 

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1.) If I remember right, you used to live in the Seattle area. What did you like and not like about living there?<br><blockquote><p>a.) favorite hangout or club<br><br>
b.) favorite restaurant</p></blockquote>
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2.) Are you any good at (or have you ever gone) surfing, parasailing, hang-gliding, rock-climbing, snow-shoeing?<br><br><br><br>
3.) If I came over for dinner, what would you cook?<br><br><br><br>
4.) Do you still sell the awesome boxers (or shorts or whatever they were? They were cool!)<br><br><br><br>
5.) What is something you've never told any of us here on VB, and we'll never think to ask?<br><br><br><br>
6.) So spill some dirt about those other mods. Those of us without inside connections want to know what's discussed late-night around the mod hot-tub...<br><br><br><br>
7.) Favorite 80's band? Favorite musical? Favorite CD? Favorite concert? OK, OK, or just your favorite type of music?
 

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Yo Randy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
Kickin' around at home: Shoes, socks, slippers, sandals or barefoot?<br><br>
What culinary delights would you pack for a picnic in the park?<br><br>
Do you wear any kind of jewelry?<br><br>
What's your favorite ethnic cuisine?<br><br>
Salsa or guacamole?<br><br>
Have you ever seen any wildlife up close and personal?<br><br><br><br>
And I do have to ask these:<br><br>
Do you ever watch any gay-themed television or movies?<br><br>
Have you ever attended or participated in a gay pride parade? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pride.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rainbow:"><br><br>
Do you read any gay literature or magazines?<br><br>
Are there are any gay celebrities you admire?
 

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Whee, Randy! A few questions before I go to sleep...<br><br><br><br>
Did you have a childhood hero? If so, who was it?<br><br>
What were your childhood aspirations in life?<br><br>
Have you ever been SCUBA diving?<br><br>
Do you have any special certifications?<br><br>
Do you like kids?<br><br>
Want to share an embarrassing story?
 

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<b>Starter questions:</b><br><br><b>Question limit:</b>One per person, please... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> actually, ask as many as you like (you already have...)<br><br><b>Gender:</b>very male. very gay.<br><br><b>Age:</b>39<br><br><b>Birthday:</b>April 29th (yikes!! turning 40 in just a few weeks!! *bites nails* )<br><br><b>Location:</b>Papaikou, Hawaii <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&om=1&z=14&ll=19.771792,-155.100946&spn=0.037801,0.073471&t=h" target="_blank">GOOGLE Map</a><br><br><b>Dietary Path/Reason Why::</b> Lacto Ovo Vegetarian with occasional spurts of veganism. I became vegetarian in an effort to become healthier, but that has evolved into a more spiritually directed effort.<br><br><b>Favorite food(s):</b>I could live on pizza and nachos. and veggie burgers. I am a slave to cheese.<br><br><b>Brief Intro:</b> I'm nearly 40, I'm newly sober, I work too much, I don't exercise enough, and I'm an actor/director/designer/producer in my free (hah!) time...<br><br><b>Picture:</b>I don't have any recent pics anywhere. There used to be some pics of me in the album, but the album is still on hiatus, it seems.<br><br><b>Website (your own or one of your favorites)</b> <a href="http://www.kopekope.net" target="_blank">www.kopekope.net</a> (where I work)
 

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Since I live in a frozen wasteland and spring is just emerging from an unusually harsh, snowy winter, I thought I would ask questions about living in Hawaii:<br><br>
Have you ever visited any of the volcanoes?<br><br>
Does it snow up there, at the mountian tops?<br><br>
Do you enjoy surfing?<br><br>
Do you prefer Hawaii or Seattle?<br><br>
Is the sterotype of Hawaiians wearing those shirts with palm trees on them true? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<b>Spidergrrl asked:<br><br><br><br>
Hello! glad you said yes.<br><br></b><br><br>
Hello! I'm glad you asked!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><b>What do you do when you see a spider?</b><br><br>
I usually say "hello, spider!" and maybe admire him and his web. There are tons of spiders around our house. I've got some pics on my camera, but I need to charge the batteries before I can upload them.<br><br><b>What is the thing you are most afraid of?</b><br><br>
That's a tough question. I have lived with a lot of fears for a very long time (I have an anxiety disorder). I am mostly afraid of intimacy, which leads me to choose partners for sex, not for love...<br><br><b>What was your favourite book from childhood?</b><br><br>
I have lots of favorites. <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i> was one of my early faves. When I was about 7, 8 or 9, I was seriously into the Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators series. The Chronicles of Prydain were very important at about age 10. When I was 11 or 12, I started getting into SF, particularly Heinlein. Oh, and the Dragonriders of Pern series. All through High School, I could be found with my nose in a SciFi book. Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber were pretty influential as well.<br><br><b>Collect anything?</b><br><br>
I collect rocks. Not fancy rocks, just rocks from various places I've visited, or that my friends have visited. When a friend is going on a trip, I always ask them to bring me a rock. One friend, when she went to Portugal, dug up a cobblestone from a village street and brought it back to me. It's one of my prize possessions...<br><br><b>Can you sew?</b><br><br>
Yes I can! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bow:"> I learned how when I took a Costume Construction class in college. I later used that skill to sew for <a href="http://www.solidsurfhawaii.com" target="_blank">THIS COMPANY</a>. I don't sew much these days, although I have been tempted to buy a machine.<br><br><b>How many books do you own?</b><br><br>
Not nearly as many as I used to. There have been a couple times in my life when I've lost everything I owned. When you're a drifter, it's hard to lug books around. Now that I'm more settled, I'm back into accumulation mode. I prolly have about 40-50 books right now.<br><br><br><br>
THIS is the kind of spider we have here... Can someone show me how to do inline image attachments?<br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/0/0b/0b57a004_vbattach5235.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/0/0b/525x525px-LL-0b57a004_vbattach5235.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:504px;"></a>
 

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you're one of my favoritest VBers <3 I still have my boxers that you gave me for Christmas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I'll think of some questions later.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>synergy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
So, Randy....</div>
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<br><br><br><b>I've always wondered, but never asked, were you born in Hawaii?</b><br><br>
Nope. Born and raised in a tiny logging town called McCleary Washington. A lot of my family still lives there. We moved to Oklahoma when I was a child. We moved around a LOT, from one small town to another, always looking for greener pastures, or running from the bill collectors. When I grew up and left home, I continued to drift around, and landed in Tacoma for a few years before I discovered the Big Island. Now that I'm here, I have no desire to be anywhere else...<br><br><br><br><b>How's the weather over there right now?</b><br><br>
the last week or so has been gorgeous. sunny, balmy days <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:"> and light showers in the evenings. Typical "trade wind" patterns. We had a pretty serious rainy spell about a week ago tho... it rains a LOT here. 200+ inches per year (that's about 3 times as much as Seattle, btw). Hilo is the rainiest city on the planet (I live just outside of Hilo, in the small small small town of Papaikou)<br><br><br><br><b>What is your favorite tropical fruit?</b><br><br>
Pineapple. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pibo.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":pibo:"> followed very closely by mango and coconut.<br><br><br><br><b>Favorite Hawaiian phrase?</b><br><br>
I'm really fond of the word "holoponopono". it's the Hawaiian word for 'success'. literally translated, it means "righteousness in action". Of course I also love "Aloha", which means so much more than hello/goodbye/love... To me it means "respect" We really do use it as a casual greeting all the time.<br><br><br><br><b>When did your love affair with theatre begin?</b><br><br>
I started performing when I was four years old. My Grandma put me on stage in front of the church singing "Jesus Loves Me". I had the sweetest boy soprano voice, and I was adorably cute (seriously, I've seen pictures!). When I was in High School, I was involved in competitive speech and debate. And I was always in the class play. But usually in a small part. I really wasn't a very good actor back then. I was self-conscious and repressed. I was a very uptight and scared kid.<br><br><br><br>
When I got to college, I was planning on being a Com Sci major, but I got involved in the Theatre Department, and the next thing you know, I was majoring in it. I started drinking and doing drugs and began to loosen up a LOT. But even then, I had no self-confidence. I was a bad actor. But I was a good designer and a good director. I totally immersed myself in the theatre world of Stillwater Oklahoma... lol... And I ended up totally burning out. When I left school, I left the theatre behind as well, and didn't go back to it for 13 years. When I moved to Hilo, I made a couple of friends who were involved in the local community theatre group and I ended up taking a part in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. And I've been very active ever since.<br><br><br><br><b>Are you working on anything right now?</b><br><br>
Actually, yes. I've started my own very small Theatre company called the Self-Indulgent Theatre Company. SITcom for short... We did a small musical revue a couple months ago, and are doing an evening of monologues next week. It's just a small scale guerrilla-style group, but it works for me. There haven't been any major productions I've been interested in lately (I was very tempted by Little Shop of Horrors, in production right now, but I decided not to do it, cuz I needed to focus on my jobs, and because I was uncertain about the group doing it. There are a LOT of small theatre groups here.<br><br><br><br><b>What is your favorite coffee blend right now?</b><br><br>
Right now I'm LOVING my 100% Ka`u coffee, grown on the Big Island. It's better than ANY Kona coffee I've had, and it's about half the price (although $19.50/pound is still very dear....)
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">Yay, Randy!</span> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"><br><br>
Yay, ~Brandon!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"><br><br><br><br><span style="color:#008000;"><b>What do you miss the most about the Sooner state?</b></span><br><br>
Well I certainly miss the pizza... I miss a lot of my friends as well. There are parts of Oklahoma that are so beautiful it makes you want to cry... The Cimarron River at sunrise, the Glass Mountains, wheat fields in the early spring, Alabaster Caverns, Tahlequah, Robber's Cave, Downtown Tulsa... And the people - yeah, there are certainly a fair share of backwards rednecks, but there is an abundance of truly warm, giving people that MORE than make up for them. Oh, and my brother Bill in Mustang...<br><br><br><br><span style="color:#008000;"><b>Any plans to come visit here at some point?</b></span><br><br>
I would absolutely love to... someday.... It's so damned expensive to travel to the mainland, I haven't had the chance to do it yet. I'm planning my first trip to the mainland for this August, nearly 7 years after I moved here....<br><br><br><br><span style="color:#008000;"><b>What do you not miss about life in Oklahoma?</b></span><br><br>
I don't miss living in the "buckle of the bible belt". One of the biggest reasons I'm Atheist today is the overwhelming pressure to be "Christian" (preferably Southern Baptist) in Oklahoma.<br><br><br><br><span style="color:#008000;"><b>Do you ever miss winter, snow & ice and things?</b></span><br><br>
Not. at. all.<br><br><br><br><span style="color:#008000;"><b>Do you think you'll ever move from Hawaii?</b></span><br><br>
I really don't see that happening. For the first time in my life, I really feel a sense of belonging to a community here. I might move to Oahu in a few years, after I get my degree, if I decide to go to grad school (that's all really nebulous, so who knows...). IF I were to think about returning to the Mainland, it would prolly be Portland (THE hot destination city right now....)
 

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<b>what is your favorie sound?</b><br><br>
I don't know that I have a "favorite" sound, but I do love the sound of a blugrass band... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/guitarist.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":guitar:"><br><br><br><br><b>what is your favorite smell?</b><br><br>
Fresh roasted coffee.... mmmmmmmmmm.......<br><br><br><br><b>if there were a movie made about you, who would play you?</b><br><br>
either Kieffer Sutherland or Rick Schroder. They would have to put on some weight tho...<br><br><br><br><b>what place would you most like to visit and why?</b><br><br>
I've always wanted to visit Australia, just cuz it's so beautiful, and the boys have that totally sexy accent... But lately I've been really intrigued by Eastern Europe - Hungary, Romania, Budapest... Some of my family roots go back to "the old country", and I'd like to explore them...
 

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<b>as always, i throw these questions from bernard pivot out:</b><br><br>
I have no idea who that is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br><b>01. What is your favorite word?</b><br><br>
I dunno... Fabulous is pretty cool, so is onomatopoeia... and I really really like the word F***<br><br><b>02. What is your least favorite word?</b><br><br>
c*** *shudder*<br><br>
p**** *cringe*<br><br><br><br><b>03. What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]?</b><br><br>
I love really really good design. I love it when a person is truly honest. I love courageous creativity. And really adventurous theatre.<br><br><br><br><b>04. What turns you off?</b><br><br>
Lowered expectations - for yourself or the people you interact with. I think we all have so much more potential than we give ourselves credit for. So many people live such sad lives, not because they don't have the opportunities to be more, but because they don't realize how much greater life can be...<br><br><br><br><b>05. What is your favorite curse word?</b><br><br>
As much as I really like the word F***, I really don't say it much. I'm more likely to way "fudge" or "what the fuzzy"...<br><br><br><br><b>06. What sound or noise do you love?</b><br><br>
Well, I mentioned bluegrass earlier, but I have to say, the most wonderful sound in the entire world, is the sound of thunderous applause...<br><br><br><br><b>07. What sound or noise do you hate?</b><br><br>
screaming babies. I really can't stand children, especially babies, and when I hear one bawling, my entire body reacts.<br><br><br><br><b>08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?</b><br><br>
To this day, I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. I know I don't want to be a barista forever, and my other job (library assistant) is hardly a career to be proud of. I would like to Direct professionally. and I still dream of going to Hollywood and hitting the audition circuit. I also think I would make a really good University Professor (teaching Drama, of course). And I'm looking into a Substance Abuse Counseling Certification program (although I've only been sober a few months, I feel like I have a much better handle on the process than the counselors I'm seeing now...)<br><br><br><br><b>09. What profession would you not like to do?</b><br><br>
Something tells me that cleaning porta-pots wouldn't be much fun. Honestly, tho, I don't want to do manual labor of any kind. It's just not what I'm good at. Any time I've had to do "manly man work", I've felt inadequate and wimpy... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br><b>10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?</b><br><br>
It doesn't.<br><br><br><br><b>anddddd... what do you like on your pizza?</b> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
Garlic, feta, spinach, black olives, and red onlions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><br><br><br><br><b>-runs off to think of more-</b><br><br>
cool. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:">
 
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