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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 24 2006,01:19   

Quote (jeannot @ Dec. 23 2006,04:34)
I was born in Annecy, France (50 kms from Geneva).
Now I live in Brittany.

Do you ever hear any Breton spoken where you are, or is it pretty much gone now?

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ScaryFacts



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 25 2006,20:06   

I live north of Knoxville, TN.  Born in Tonawanda, NY (outside Buffalo), moved to Terre Haute, IN, college in Cincinnati then 20 years in rural Kentucky.

   
Steviepinhead



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 26 2006,15:23   

Sounds like we may have enough Seattleites to take the "virtual" pub real some night...

Maybe when it quits raining cats and dogs (and dogs giving birth to cats...).

  
Roland Anderson



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 26 2006,16:51   

Jumping in late - I'm in Vauxhall in London. Would be nice to see more Londoners here - though I guess I'm a bit of an impostor as actually I'm from Birmingham. Totally not a scientist but v interested in everything evolutionary.

One thing that interests me is how old people are. Through the anonymity of the net everyone seems to me to be the same age as me (34) but Russell's post reminded me that that's not the case. (Kudos to Russell and many others incidentally for their contributions to the afdave thread)

  
"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 26 2006,18:18   

Quote (Roland Anderson @ Dec. 26 2006,16:51)
One thing that interests me is how old people are.

I turn 46 in February.

But I've always *acted* like I was still 19.  And hope I always will.       ;)

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ScaryFacts



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 26 2006,19:04   

Age 43.5

I'm also interested in what everyone does professionally.  I have been a technical writer for the last seven years.

   
"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 26 2006,19:55   

Quote (ScaryFacts @ Dec. 26 2006,19:04)
I'm also interested in what everyone does professionally.  I have been a technical writer for the last seven years.

By day, I work in an optics lab, making and installing prescription lenses for scuba diving masks.

By night, I write books on exotic pets, and am currently working out the logistics on another, um, project involving publishing.

I'm betting that your technical writing pays an awful lot more than my exotic-pet writing does.    ;)

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ScaryFacts



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 26 2006,21:11   

Quote ("Rev Dr" Lenny Flank @ Dec. 26 2006,20:55)
 I'm betting that your technical writing pays an awful lot more than my exotic-pet writing does.    ;)

Yeah, I'm loaded.  While just the other day Bill and I were out on my yacht and he said to me “Kevin, you know I wish I had been a writer like you instead of doing this whole ‘Microsoft’ thing.  You really have the life.”

I was just about to make a smart comment when my assistant ran up with an urgent call from Trump.  He needed some advice about what to do on the Miss USA fiasco.  Then, talk about co-incidence, Warren Buffet called Bill (they’re old friends) trying to get my number for some investment advice.  I got off the phone with ‘The Donald’ and Bill handed me his phone.

Yeah, this technical writing, it’s the best.

   
Renier



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,03:06   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Dec. 22 2006,14:01)
Quote (Renier @ Dec. 22 2006,03:57)
Cape Town, South Africa. Best city in the world...

Jujuquisp from Milwaukee disagrees... :p

... and that just proves that nobody is perfect :-p

  
Tim



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,04:34   

Born in South Africa to multi-national parents.

Brought up in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, UAE, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh, Cyprus, The Phillipines and the UK.

Currently live in Kingston-upon-Thames, UK.

In other words, I'm not really from anywhere.

  
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,04:47   

Quote (Roland Anderson @ Dec. 26 2006,16:51)
Jumping in late - I'm in Vauxhall in London. Would be nice to see more Londoners here - though I guess I'm a bit of an impostor as actually I'm from Birmingham. Totally not a scientist but v interested in everything evolutionary.

One thing that interests me is how old people are. Through the anonymity of the net everyone seems to me to be the same age as me (34) but Russell's post reminded me that that's not the case. (Kudos to Russell and many others incidentally for their contributions to the afdave thread)

45 in February. Almost live in London. Windsor aint so far. Got a cousin in Kennington (pretty much next to the Oval) which is #### close to Vauxhall.

  
Roland Anderson



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,05:02   

I used to teach French, German and history at a radical boarding school, then I sold pianos at Harrods, then I taught piano, cello and singing and conducted various choirs, then I trained as a chartered accountant and now I work for a music company in the finance department. I've always been fiercely interested in anything scientific ever since I saw a Horizon programme about the Voyager spacecraft.

Nice to have a week off before new year. Ach, Kennington might be near Vauxhall but does it have our murder rate? And I bet we wouldn't have been burgled nearly as effectively last year if we'd lived in Kennington.

  
Tim



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,05:43   

Quote (Stephen Elliott @ Dec. 27 2006,04:47)
Almost live in London. Windsor aint so far. Got a cousin in Kennington (pretty much next to the Oval) which is #### close to Vauxhall.

Heh. I'm sat in my office in Winkfield at the mo, several miles out of Windsor.

Go into Windsor all the time for lunch n stuff.

  
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,10:27   

Quote (Roland Anderson @ Dec. 26 2006,16:51)
One thing that interests me is how old people are.

39 (or as I like to think of it, about to turn 19 for the 22nd time in a row)

   
Quote (The Good Reverend Doctor @ Dec. 26 2006,18:18)
But I've always *acted* like I was still 19.  And hope I always will.


I'll echo that sentiment.  (I guess I just did.)

   
Quote (ScaryFacts @ Dec. 26 2006,19:04)
I'm also interested in what everyone does professionally.


I was an electrician before my involuntary career change.  Now I'm just a cripple with way too much time on my hands and high speed internet access.  A Scary Fact, as it were.

:D

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MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,11:22   

Quote (Roland Anderson @ Dec. 26 2006,16:51)
Jumping in late - I'm in Vauxhall in London. Would be nice to see more Londoners here - though I guess I'm a bit of an impostor as actually I'm from Birmingham. Totally not a scientist but v interested in everything evolutionary.

One thing that interests me is how old people are. Through the anonymity of the net everyone seems to me to be the same age as me (34) but Russell's post reminded me that that's not the case. (Kudos to Russell and many others incidentally for their contributions to the afdave thread)

Born in Handsworth, and lived in S. Ken, West Ken, Clapham Junction, Putney, Herne Hill, Dulwich, Wandsworth and Balham over the course of 20 years  :D

And I am a bichemist working on nutrition (sort of), and am rapidly approaching 60.  Which probably makes me one of the oldest farts you will meet on message boards.  :D

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Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,15:06   

Quote (Tim @ Dec. 27 2006,05:43)
Quote (Stephen Elliott @ Dec. 27 2006,04:47)
Almost live in London. Windsor aint so far. Got a cousin in Kennington (pretty much next to the Oval) which is #### close to Vauxhall.

Heh. I'm sat in my office in Winkfield at the mo, several miles out of Windsor.

Go into Windsor all the time for lunch n stuff.

Well if you wanna meet up for a beer and a laugh about ID let me know.

  
Steviepinhead



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,15:39   

We can't let those Brits beat us to the brew!

By dint of careful counting (no toes were injured during this process), I've got the Seattle contingent numbering at least six:

Da Pinhead.
argystokes
creeky belly
snoeman
JohnW
clamboy

Surely that's enough to hoist a few (or foist a hew)?

The Barking Dog?  The Hilltop Alehouse?  Weeknight?  Weekend?  Broad daylight?

Heck, we could give the DI a call and see if they would like to send a rep (but only if they promise to imbibe the Beano first...).

Oh: 56; lawyer defending civil cases...

  
argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,15:59   

Quote (Steviepinhead @ Dec. 27 2006,13:39)
We can't let those Brits beat us to the brew!

By dint of careful counting (no toes were injured during this process), I've got the Seattle contingent numbering at least six:

Da Pinhead.
argystokes
creeky belly
snoeman
JohnW
clamboy

Surely that's enough to hoist a few (or foist a hew)?

The Barking Dog?  The Hilltop Alehouse?  Weeknight?  Weekend?  Broad daylight?

Heck, we could give the DI a call and see if they would like to send a rep (but only if they promise to imbibe the Beano first...).

Oh: 56; lawyer defending civil cases...

evenings are probably best for me, weekend or otherwise.

Oh, and grad student, 23 yo.

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Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,16:36   

Quote (Steviepinhead @ Dec. 27 2006,15:39)
We can't let those Brits beat us to the brew!

Too late colonial. We have already done it. A few of us met up and got drunk in London.

  
Richard Simons



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,17:07   

I was in crops research until I was laid off as part of a government cut-back. Then taught and helped establish Faculty of Agriculture at University of Namibia. Now I'm going in to more or less remote communities in Manitoba (currently Oxford House, 170 km from nearest road of any kind) to teach maths etc to education students (I picked up a maths degree along the way). Oh, and I'm in my late 50s.

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Steviepinhead



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,17:24   

Stephen Elliott:
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Too late colonial. We have already done it. A few of us met up and got drunk in London.


Fortunately for us, we're not required to meet your pathetic level of detail...

  
guthrie



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,17:51   

What you mean you dont have to get drunk?
That kind of detail?

I'm 29.  CHemistry degree, several years crap temp jobs, currently working as a materials technologist at a place that makes furnace insulation.  Another year or two and I should know enough to make it worthwhile moving elsewhere and getting a better job.  
Surely I'm not the youngest on here?

  
lkeithlu



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,20:51   

46

Same EXACT birthday as Dembski

Oooohhh, the shame....

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 28 2006,01:32   

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Fortunately for us, we're not required to meet your pathetic level of detail...


Bwahahahaaaaaaa. Cower brief colonial mortal! You are not required to meet our pathetic level of detail, but you are required to meet our impressive level of alcoholism.

I, yes I, was one of those happy few who met for beers in London. I had a pint of weak shandy before Mummy called to make sure I was home in bed before nine. Beat THAT!

Louis

P.S. 32 research scientist, specifically a synthetic organic chemist (i.e. I make drugs).

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Renier



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 28 2006,03:12   

33, Systems Analyst and professional beer drinker. Say, what hobbies do you blokes have, apart from drinking, that is?

I know Lenny is into being bitten by rare critters.... whatever makes you happy   :p

  
Roland Anderson



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 28 2006,04:02   

Hobbies - rugby mainly. Am cross at missing last London shandy. Plans for another?

  
Tim



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 28 2006,04:11   

33, write software for big evil bank.

Hobbies - kite boarding, skiing, constantly being stunned by the mind-numbing stupidity of my creationist colleague that I sit next to every day which got me started on this whole evolution learning frenzy.

  
guthrie



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 28 2006,06:29   

Last time anyone asked about hobbies, it turned out that a surprising number of us had been or were involved in re-enacting.  I also like to go hillwalking.  
And I have a livejournal detailing my exploration of medieval technology and alchemy.  Its great being a mad scientist.  Now if only I could find a girlfriend...
http://calcinations.livejournal.com/

  
Renier



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 28 2006,06:34   

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Last time anyone asked about hobbies, it turned out that a surprising number of us had been or were involved in re-enacting.


Drat, that might have been me bringing up the topic. Oh well, take 2, it is however interesting to hear (read) what people do in their spare time.

  
"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 28 2006,07:01   

Quote (Renier @ Dec. 28 2006,03:12)
33, Systems Analyst and professional beer drinker. Say, what hobbies do you blokes have, apart from drinking, that is?

I know Lenny is into being bitten by rare critters.... whatever makes you happy   :p

I try to *avoid* being bitten by rare critters.   Usually successfully.  ;)

I also homebrew my own beer (a porter I named "Viking Piss").  Do lots of kayaking and hiking (I build my own kayaks).  Used to do Viking and Saxon re-enactment years ago (a couple years ago I built a little trebuchet for the neighbor's kids -- they used it to toss grapes over the house).  Am currently working on setting up a small micro-publishing-company.

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