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Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

Hi ladies!

Since no one has given us questions to answer for the day I decided to take the liberty of doing some myself just for kicks.

 

1. How would you describe your personal style?

2. What is a secret talent or skill that you have that the BT community doesn’t already know about?

3. What is the oddest job you’ve had?

4. If you could add any feature to BeautyTalk what would you add?

5. How do you like to spend your Wednesday evenings?

Whimsically yours,
Janine

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

1- Laid back.

 

2- I can play bluegrass banjo and can knit without a pattern!

 

3- I worked in a zoo.

 

4- Live chat.

 

5- In my PJ's with a great old screwball comedy on TCM, like The Lady Eve, with hubby and dog next to me on the sofa. Bring it on!

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

I don't know too many gals that can play the banjo or even knit!

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

@wingatprsct- My grandmother taught me to knit, she was awesome, she made all us kids a new sweater each year, each was different and featured our favorite colors. Some had animals knitted into the back, some had flowers, all from her own designs, she never used a pattern. The sweaters always fit, the first time, sometimes I have to go back and reknit the shoulders as they are the part that is tricky. 

 

Banjo playing isn't hard, it's just awful sounding until you get reasonably good. I heard that Steve Martin used to practice in his car so he wouldn't bother people while learning. My poor hubby had to listen to me practice, he is definitely patient!

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

I think I could handle listening to the banjo pretty well, but listening to someone learn to play the violin would drive me nuts......!!!!  Can you play "Dueling Banjos" from Deliverance?

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Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

I can play Deliverance, but it is a duet, so it helps to have someone to play with. I studied violin in elementary school but was completely awful at it and tormented my poor family. The dog would actually hide whenever I took out the violin case!

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What was your job at the zoo? Did you get to play with adorable baby animals? 

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

@rikkie-

 

The usual zoo stuff, shoveling manure, cleaning pens, brushing/grooming the animals, assisting the vets if the animals are sick. I did get to play with the adorable baby animals (baby elephant, baby lions, etc) and put on shows in the petting area. It was fun and interesting, but I wouldn't want to have made it my life's work. There were some monkeys there that working in their pens was always icky as they threw disgusting items (you can probably figure this one out, lol) at me when I was in there. It always required a shower after dealing with them.

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

1. How would you describe your personal style? Preppy with a splash of trendy.

2. What is a secret talent or skill that you have that the BT community doesn’t already know about? Hmmn I dont think I have one!

3. What is the oddest job you’ve had? Pizza place!!!! Lasted 2 weeks

4. If you could add any feature to BeautyTalk what would you add? I'll leave this one for the community to answer.

5. How do you like to spend your Wednesday evenings?

Watching tv (maybe a baseball game), doing laundry and eating snacks.

<3 Melissa

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

1. How would you describe your personal style?

Casual. 

2. What is a secret talent or skill that you have that the BT community doesn’t already know about?

I spend my leisure time working doing needlework and bobbin lace that has won awards

3. What is the oddest job you’ve had?

Working as a Zipper in a Fulfillment House

4. If you could add any feature to BeautyTalk what would you add?

The ability for mods to sticky current information or informative answers to often asked questions to the top of different sections of the board.

5. How do you like to spend your Wednesday evenings?

Out on a date with my husband.  We always go out to dinner, sometimes run errands.  Tonight it's the chiropractor's office, how romantic!

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

Yay questions!!!

 

1) Eclectic.  You never know what you're gonna get with me, but I try to keep it real and keep it fun.  I have a weakness for combat boots, colorful hair, and delicate accessories.

 

2) Not exactly secret, but I'm a classically trained soprano.

 

3) I did science themed birthday parties for little kids.

 

4) how much fun would we have with a live chat room?

 

5)  YOGA!

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

That's interesting, looking at your pic i would've guessed your style was preppy.

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That photo was from my wedding day four years ago Smiley Happy  I've gone through about a dozen hair colors since then, though for the first time in a decade my hair actually doesn't have *any* black dye in it right now! It's sort of platinum and teal and lavender with my ash roots growing in.  My stylist recently moved across the country and i'm just MAJORLY BUMMED about letting anyone else touch my hair, so i'm trying to wait it out until his visit in september before I do anything else to it. I'm planning to dye it dark plum in the fall!

 

 

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

1. How would you describe your personal style?

This is tough, since it can really depend on my mood. But I would say preppy, in that I like bold, solid colors and classic shapes and styles.
2. What is a secret talent or skill that you have that the BT community doesn’t already know about?

I'm trying to think of something I haven't already mentioned, but I'm can't think of one. I did play a high level of softball and do coach also.
3. What is the oddest job you’ve had?

I wouldn't say I have had an really odd jobs, but I do make crepes.
 4. If you could add any feature to BeautyTalk what would you add?

Hmmm, can't think of something at the moment.
5. How do you like to spend your Wednesday evenings?

Lounging around with a good book

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

What was your favorite position to play?  Did you pitch? It looks so weird and to be able to place your balls where you want them (low, inside corner) with accuracy seems impossible!  I have 3 boys and all 3 play baseball.  During the summer, it seems I live at the baseball field!

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1) I don't really know how to describe it.  For awhile I was sort of rocking the geek chic thing, but I'm experimenting more with what I wear, I think I'm still finding a style.

 

2)  Always knowing the right thing to say when someone is upset.

 

3) Once I did community and youth outreach for the seattle police dept.  It was really strange working with the cops but not being a cop and trying to get homeless kids to trust the cops even though they had no reason to do so (the goal in getting them to trust the cops was so they would go to the police when someone hassled or harmed them and then the police could address the problem)

 

4) Live chat!

 

5) Generally I have therapy and then go home and recover but today I had therapy early and I'm having dinner with some old friends.

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

Knowing the right thing to say when someone is upset is truly a gift!  I usually don't say anything and let my expressions tell how I feel (hugs).  I always feel so awkward and I can't seem to find anything to say.

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

1. How would you describe your personal style?

Hm i really don't know, i wear alot of maxi dresses but i don't know its a mix between whats in style now and like 90's vintage.
2. What is a secret talent or skill that you have that the BT community doesn’t already know about?

this is a tip, not really a skill but regardless something i think people should know. i found this out a little too late after i returned my beauty blender, but your supposed to wet it and squeeze the excess water out and not really blend it but use it more like a stippling brush! i bought the pro set of 2 and not it is a must have tool!
3. What is the oddest job you’ve had?

i've had fairly normal jobs thank god, but to be honest my most uncomfortable job was being a bra-fitter at victorias secret, i would have to sit there with a tape measure and yep, wrap my arms around womens **bleep** and measure them lol this was just awkward for me.
4. If you could add any feature to BeautyTalk what would you add?

i dont know really, maybe an easier way to add photos like a search bar in place where you type so you could search for products and photos without opening new tabs 
5. How do you like to spend your Wednesday evenings?

Wednesdays are always fun for me, i usually go to eat with one of my friends or my boyfriend and just talk about the week so far Smiley Happy

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

1 - Girly and laid-back.  I live in a maxi dress and flip-flops all summer.

 

2 - "Vacuuming and naming stuffed animals" - David Sedaris

 

3 - I've been a waitress, a preschool teacher, a banker...  Nothing odd there. 

 

4 - I like the Live Chat suggestion.  I think that's come up before.

 

5 - Watching tv or reading a book. ( With a glass of wine of course.)

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I LOVE naming stuffed animals! That i believe is a definite talent Smiley Happy!

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I had hoards of stuffed animals when I was a kid!  If I looked back at pictures I bet I could still recall their names.

 

I laughed out loud when I read that line in one of David Sedaris' books.  "Hey!  I'm good at those things too!"  Glad it finally came up.  Smiley Happy

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

1.  Grown up Goth, with splashes of color mainly my nails

2.  I've been doing my own nails since 5th grade & when I do my nails now they are professional grade & last about 5 days with no chips Smiley Happy

3.  I used to drive trams at the NC Zoo, so fun

4.  Earning Insider points for hearts

5.  Playing Skyrim!

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

1. Comfortable and laid back but still trendy

2. Hmm...I worked at Panera for six years and was certified in five of the six areas. AKA I am very picky about how I make my sandwiches and salads!! Fluff, fluff, fluff!

3. I don't know that I've ever really had an ODD job. I did do an internship at a bar doing event planning and marketing. THAT was fun!

4. I'd have to agree on the live chat!

5. Most recently, doing the ab challenge (day 27 today..thank gosh!) and watching my extremely guilty pleasure of The Challenge: Rivals on MTV (I'm such a sucker, I can't stop watching these regardless of how many seasons it has been!!)

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

1. How would you describe your personal style?

Romantic and retro with frequent touches of hobo chic Smiley Happy.

 

2. What is a secret talent or skill that you have that the BT community doesn’t already know about?

I'm trained in Graphology! I can tell a lot about an individuals personality and character traits just by looking at their handwriting. It is somewhat of a 'conversation' skill, but can often reveal things that an individual may not want others to know about...like trauma or lies.

 

3. What is the oddest job you’ve had?

I was an undercover retail store detective for 5 years. Stressful stuff especially when people would resist.

 

4. If you could add any feature to BeautyTalk what would you add?

Chat rooms would be fun! Or even like a skype styled chat room for when we have special guests from brands (like Kat Von D).

 

5. How do you like to spend your Wednesday evenings?

Usually Wednesday is my 'rest' day, by midweek my body's exhausted from yoga/the gym. I'll generally reserve the time after I get off for taking a nap or watching a movie in bed; peach cobbler ice cream makes frequent guest appearances on my lounge days.

Whimsically yours,
Janine

Re: Wednesday Afternoon Questions!

Oh my goodness, that's an awesome skill! I would love to know how to do that! 

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