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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Friday's Feast #07 - Two in one!

Note: The Friday's Feast website is down today, so I just came up with my own personal version of Friday's Feast for this week... Then I found Bethany's website with more (and better redacted) questions, so I'm playing both!

GABRIEL's FRIDAY FEAST

Appetizer - What would be your most treasured memory of your childhood?
I'm not sure... the first memory that came to my mind was when I was about 9 or 10 years old and scored a goal playing a soccer game with my uncle Ernesto and his friends. Not only I was the only kid on the field, I was an awful soccer player; they just let me play because I was getting annoying, but then I found a ball bouncing in front of me, I kicked it as hard as I could... and it went in! I thought I was in Heaven.

Soup - When was the last time you just 'bit your tongue'?
Yesterday morning. Can't say more.

Salad - Name that silly fact about you that was unknown...until now.
Back when I was a kid, I was afraid of a newspaper, because it had an article about a Dutch school teacher that had died climbing the Aconcagua. I was so impressed by that, that I hid the newspaper behind the chimney, and would come back periodically just to check that it was still there... only to put it back and run away (I bet it's still there after more than 30 years!).

Main Course - You're a superhero, but with 'non typical' superpowers. What would your super powers be, and what would you like to be called?
My 'non typical' superpower would be the ability to turn healthy vegetables into meat! I'd like to be called 'Atkins Man'.

Dessert - World Cup final, Olympic Games, Superbowl, World Series, NBA finals, Stanley Cup... which one would you like to play in?
Being the soccer fan I am, my first reaction would be to say "To play in the World Cup final". But to me, there's no sport event like the Olympics. To be part of the opening ceremonies, to live in the Olympic village, to compete against the world's best, that would be priceless. And imagine if I brought a medal home!/div>

BETHANY's FREAKY FRIDAY QUESTIONS

1. What are some of your favorite websites?
Mostly newspapers from Argentina (Ecos Diarios, Clarin, Ole) and here in Waterloo (The Record). Those I visit every day. Then, my blogbuddies; and after that, my guilty pleasures: sites like TMZ and Enemigo del Silencio (both dedicated to gossip, the latter also from Argentina).

2. If you had boy/girl twins today, what would you name them?
Mmm... the boy would probably be José (my middle name) and the girl Verónica Agostina (I chose both my and my wife's favourite girl names).

3. What was your favorite grade in elementary school? Did you have a favorite teacher?
I think it was grade four, back in my hometown (Necochea, Argentina). I don't remember my teacher's name, but I liked her very much. Same with grade five, and I do remember the teacher's name (Teresa).

4. What types of punishment did your parents use while you were growing up? Which were most effective on you?
I don't think my father ever punished me, since my parents got divorced when I was six and I wasn't living with him. The 'favourite' method would be physical punishment, sometimes to the point of exhaustion. But it never worked...

5. Can you parallel park? Did you have to parallel park for your driving exam?
Yes, I can. I mean, most of the times. OK, sometimes I am just terrible! And yes, it was part of my driving exam both in Argentina and then in US.

Bonus: Use this site to find where you should live. What are your top 5 and have you ever been to them before?
This is what I got:
  1. Anchorage, Alaska (!)
  2. Palmer, Alaska (!!)
  3. Lewiston, Maine
  4. Kent, Washington
  5. Plymouth, New Hampshire

Of all of those, I have only driven past Lewiston back in April of 1998. Now, look at the cities. Two in Alaska, one in Maine, one in Washington, one in New Hampshire. Number six on the list was also from Washington state. Can you tell I live in Canada and I like cold weather? :-)

This was a lot of fun!!

See more posts here: Friday's Feast official home.





28 comments:

  1. Thanks, Gabriel! You're a life saver! Excellent questions!

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  2. Some questions are difficult, but I loved answering it. Thanks Gabriel...

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  3. Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you,Feb 7, 2008, 11:44:00 PM

    Thanks Gabriel..great idea :D

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  4. Gabriel this is such a great idea. Will you be doing this every week too? If yes, please let me know, I'll join next week. I am not able to join today because I had to do so many things. Thanks again for the invite ;) Take care.

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  5. Great idea! I'm working on my answers now!! :) Thanks!

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  6. LOL
    Me mató lo del diario...
    Además, te imaginaba yendo a verlo y salir corriendo!!!
    Es casi como mi relación con las películas de terror: de tanto en tango me hago la guapa y a los 5 min me tapo los ojos y salgo corriendo... jeje

    Voy a ver si empiezo otro blog, más personal para poder participar de estos quiz... me encantan!!
    Te hacen descubrir muchas cosas no solo de los demás sino de vos mismo
    :)

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  7. The questions are far better then what we are used to, that's at least my opinion. But for me it's too late to play now and on top of it I have a bad cold and can't either live or die ! I hope it will be better by tomorrow !

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  8. Fun, fun! That's so funny that we both put questions up! :) Have a good weekend. I added a link to your questions from my blog as well.

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  9. Thanks for the post. I played along!

    Too funny...Lewiston, ME was one of mine too. My son's gf is from there.

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  10. poor man's nicole richieFeb 8, 2008, 5:07:00 AM

    thanks for the heads up amigo!
    my second time to pass.
    thanks for visiting my site. your site if one of my faves. bilingual. very cool. which reminds me. I will have to add you to my blogroll and technorati
    hope i could join the feast next week. swamped with office and school stuff. not that i'm complaining.

    Morning Sniffles

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  11. poor man's nicole richieFeb 8, 2008, 5:07:00 AM

    thanks for the heads up amigo!
    my second time to pass.
    thanks for visiting my site. your site if one of my faves. bilingual. very cool. which reminds me. I will have to add you to my blogroll and technorati
    hope i could join the feast next week. swamped with office and school stuff. not that i'm complaining.

    Morning Sniffles

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  12. poor man's nicole richieFeb 8, 2008, 5:07:00 AM

    thanks for the heads up amigo!
    my second time to pass.
    thanks for visiting my site. your site if one of my faves. bilingual. very cool. which reminds me. I will have to add you to my blogroll and technorati
    hope i could join the feast next week. swamped with office and school stuff. not that i'm complaining.

    Morning Sniffles

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  13. poor man's nicole richieFeb 8, 2008, 5:07:00 AM

    thanks for the heads up amigo!
    my second time to pass.
    thanks for visiting my site. your site if one of my faves. bilingual. very cool. which reminds me. I will have to add you to my blogroll and technorati
    hope i could join the feast next week. swamped with office and school stuff. not that i'm complaining.

    Morning Sniffles

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  14. poor man's nicole richieFeb 8, 2008, 5:07:00 AM

    thanks for the heads up amigo!
    my second time to pass.
    thanks for visiting my site. your site if one of my faves. bilingual. very cool. which reminds me. I will have to add you to my blogroll and technorati
    hope i could join the feast next week. swamped with office and school stuff. not that i'm complaining.

    Morning Sniffles

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  15. Wow, what a success! In my wildest dreams... Truth be told, I think Bethany's set of questions is great, and I actually had more fun playing hers than mine! And now for some individual answers:

    Leigh Ann, Becky, Patti, thanks for playing!
    Jenn, which ones were difficult?
    A simple life, I don't think I can come up with a whole fresh set of questions every week like the Friday's Feast people do... I wish I could!
    Paola, come on, give it a chance! It's a lot of fun, and you get to know many interesting blogs (and people!). You know what? I will write a story about the newspaper thing. It's time to confess my darkest secret!
    Gattina, you made me blush.
    Mamichelle, that's too big of a coincidence.
    Poor man's Nicole Richie,well thanks! I will add you to both as well.

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  16. Hey it's Amy ShippFeb 8, 2008, 6:57:00 AM

    Yes, yes I want to play! Thank you so much, I am off to a Dr. appt. be back to put mine up soon....
    Happy Friday! :D

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  17. Hey it's Amy ShippFeb 8, 2008, 6:57:00 AM

    Yes, yes I want to play! Thank you so much, I am off to a Dr. appt. be back to put mine up soon....
    Happy Friday! :D

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  18. Hey it's Amy ShippFeb 8, 2008, 6:57:00 AM

    Yes, yes I want to play! Thank you so much, I am off to a Dr. appt. be back to put mine up soon....
    Happy Friday! :D

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  19. Hey it's Amy ShippFeb 8, 2008, 6:57:00 AM

    Yes, yes I want to play! Thank you so much, I am off to a Dr. appt. be back to put mine up soon....
    Happy Friday! :D

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  20. Hey it's Amy ShippFeb 8, 2008, 6:57:00 AM

    Yes, yes I want to play! Thank you so much, I am off to a Dr. appt. be back to put mine up soon....
    Happy Friday! :D

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  21. Go ahead, Amy, I will wait for your post! :-)

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  22. Great feast questions and answers!
    I agree with your dessert. Participating in the Olympics would be awesome!

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  23. Just wanted to let you know ... I FINALLY got my answers up! :) Have a great weekend!

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  24. Hello Gabriel!
    Whoa! I knew that someone may host one today but I just opened my PC and in a while it will be Saturday already. But, I love both of your questions!

    Thanks for visiting me.
    Take care!

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  25. I know I'm late, but I'm still playing. Thanks so much for the heads up :-) Have a great weekend.

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  26. Runnin behind,as usual,but mine are up..thanks for the save! =D

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  27. Nice! Enjoy this...yet I'm catching up on a lot of things...so I may not be able to do this... :(

    I love your answers too!

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  28. Thanks for the questions this week!

    That is pretty funny about the hidden newspaper.

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