Getting to know your Cafe friends, part 3

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SteveK, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. SteveK

    SteveK

    Mar 16, 2005
    Alaska
    Here's a new list:

    1)Occupation: photographer

    2) Number of job changes: 5 since college: Park Ranger, Cook, Juggie (Seismic survey worker), construction worker, photographer

    3) Married, and if so, where was the ceremony? Yes, ceremony was officiated by a friend at another friend’s lodge/hotel (in Alaska anyone over the age of 18 can perform a marriage)

    4) Most valued non-photography item: several inherited paintings

    5) favorite simple dinner: BBQ steaks

    6) Favorite type of restaurant: Thai

    7) Strangest food eaten: boiled walrus skin

    8) Number of countries visited; 27

    9) Stangest trip/ vacation: Exploring the coast of Chukotka (far east of Russia) in a walrus-skinned umiat (large open canoe)

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: 1

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced (F or C) 136F on the Dead Sea in August, -74F in the arctic of Alaska.

    12) Most exciting experience: photographing an erupting volcano from a plane a few miles from the eruption (explosive type of volcano, sending a plume 30,000 feet)

    13) Favorite wild animal: Dall Sheep

    14) Favorite wild bird: Japanese Red-Crowned Cranes

    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: I’d like to go back to the Himalayas, and would love a chance at going into space (which I know will never happen!)
     
  2. 1)Occupation: Professor of Conservation

    2) Number of job changes: wildlife biologist, extension biologist, used car mechanic, river planner, state long-range planner, wine salesman.

    3) Married, and if so, where was the ceremony? Yes, on Blue Mountain, overlooking Missoula Montana, in a March snowstorm.

    4) Most valued non-photography item: My wine collection

    5) favorite simple dinner: Mushroom risotto

    6) Favorite type of restaurant: Vietnamese

    7) Strangest food eaten: Pack rat

    8) Number of countries visited; 15

    9) Strangest trip/ vacation: Living with the Gir Forest Maldharies (herdsmen) in the Gir National park in India while I was studying Asiatic lions.

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: 1.5

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced (F or C) 125F in western India (Gujarat), -35F in the Montana (Helena area)

    12) Most exciting experience: watching my son and daughter get born.

    13) Favorite wild animal:Coyote (the subject of my masters thesis)

    14) Favorite wild bird: Hoopoe

    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: Beer tour of Belgium (plus visit WW2 sites); Spend a year in the New Zealand Wine country.
     
  3. ^ Or Professor Potatoe:biggrin:

    Cheers

    Ted:smile:
     
  4. make that spud conservation---I make my vodka last!
     
  5. 1)Occupation: civil servant

    2) Number of job changes: 5 since grad school, all in the same line of work

    3) Married, and if so, where was the ceremony? Yes, ceremony was in Carmel California

    4) Most valued non-photography item: my home

    5) favorite simple dinner: BBQ steaks

    6) Favorite type of restaurant: seafood

    7) Strangest food eaten: bear

    8) Number of countries visited; 15

    9) Stangest trip/ vacation: Traveling in the mountains of Honduras

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: 3

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced (F or C) didn't keep track, probably Edmonton, Alberta Canada was the coldest and Death Valley, California was the hottest.

    12) Most exciting experience: driving a formula race car down the back straight of Riverside International (before it was plowed under for a housing development:frown:) and having the right front suspension collapse. Gets your attention fast:biggrin:

    13) Favorite wild animal: Wolf

    14) Favorite wild bird: Just about any hawk

    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: 1) See a tiger in the wild, 2)visit the pyramids, 3) jump out of an airplane...with a parachute.
     
  6. Seneca

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    Ok I'll play

    1)Occupation: Accountant

    2) Number of job changes: about 10...ok I get bored quick.

    3) Married, and if so, where was the ceremony? In Houston...at a beautiful Methodist church downtown...beautiful million dollar pipe organ

    4) Most valued non-photography item: My son's life and my home

    5) favorite simple dinner: my Kingranch chicken

    6) Favorite type of restaurant: Italian

    7) Strangest food eaten: shark and cow's tongue - ewwwwwww - no one told me it was cow's tongue until i felt the taste buds on my buds.

    8) Number of countries visited; Canada, Mexico, France so 3

    9) Stangest trip/ vacation: white water rafting in Vera Cruz Mexico and our boat capsized - the water was cold and I ended up in a tree because I thought there were snakes in the water.

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: Spanish and baby talk...when my child was young...I knew what he was saying. :biggrin: I think that is called baby giberish

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced (F or C) 5 degrees back in 1985 and 111 a couple of summers ago.

    12) Most exciting experience: Having my child and being pregnant I loved it.

    13) Favorite wild animal: Elephant

    14) Favorite wild bird: my mother in law

    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: ohhhh so many things - but I would like to go to Japan and definately London.
     
  7. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    1)Occupation: Manager Safety & Maintenance

    2) Number of job changes: A bunch

    3) Married, and if so, where was the ceremony? Yes, Cambridge, UK

    4) Most valued non-photography item: My family

    5) favourite simple dinner: Fish fingers, chips and beans

    6) Favourite type of restaurant: Indian

    7) Strangest food eaten: Whale

    8) Number of countries visited; A bunch

    9) Strangest trip/ vacation: Dunno really

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: 1

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced (F or C) 140F in Saudi, -5 in Germany

    12) Most exciting experience: Losing my virginity

    13) Favourite wild animal: Tiger

    14) Favourite wild bird: Turkey, stuffed, baked and ready to eat

    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: a spade to go with my bucket
     
  8. 1)Occupation: engineer, photographer, voiceover artist

    2) Number of job changes: probably a dozen or so....lots of blue-collar jobs before I decided to let my brain work more than my back!

    3) Married, and if so, where was the ceremony? Yes, Boulder, Colorado. I married my wife in the same place where I first laid eyes on her.

    4) Most valued non-photography item: my wedding ring

    5) favorite simple dinner: green-chile cheeseburger

    6) Favorite type of restaurant: Mexican

    7) Strangest food eaten: Octopus in Hawaii, some yak jerky from Mongolia

    8) Number of countries visited: 5

    9) Stangest trip/ vacation: 3 weeks in New Zealand - I came back to the States and wanted to drive on the left.

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: 2

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced (F or C) 114°F in Arizona, -52°F in Alamosa, Colorado.

    12) Most exciting experience: (good) ice-climbing, (bad) getting run over by a car on two separate occasions

    13) Favorite wild animal: Caribou

    14) Favorite wild bird: Sandhill cranes

    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: Torres del Paine
     
  9. Jester4176

    Jester4176 Guest

    1)Occupation: Software Field Applications Engineer

    2) Number of job changes: Three. Delivery driver, SW tester, and now FAE

    3) Married, and if so, where was the ceremony? Local community center. Shotgun wedding with immediate family and very close friends.

    4) Most valued non-photography item: Limited edition B-17 painting

    5) Favorite simple dinner: Cereal

    6) Favorite type of restaurant: Steakhouse

    7) Strangest food eaten: Cabrito (Goat)

    8) Number of countries visited; 2

    9) Strangest trip/ vacation: All exciting...none strange.

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: Speak english, understand spanish but don't speak it.

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced (F or C): 109 degrees in Texas valley, ~25 degrees during a winter storm.

    12) Most exciting experience: Tracking my car at for the first time.

    13) Favorite wild animal: Emperor Angelfish

    14) Favorite wild bird: Pteradactyl

    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: Visit the world.
     
  10. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Does a professor of conservation make very nice jam?
     
  11. 1)Occupation: Database Engineer (current unemployed)

    2) Number of job changes: 6 since college: Programmer, Manager, network Engineer, and Database Engineer. All in one career field.

    3) Married, and if so, where was the ceremony? Yes. At the church my wife and I have attend since I met her and since she started working after college.

    4) Most valued non-photography item: A collection of autographs my grandfather collected in the 1940's-1960's. I have over 1800 of them.

    5) favorite simple dinner: Chili

    6) Favorite type of restaurant: Italian

    7) Strangest food eaten: Whale

    8) Number of countries visited; 23

    9) Stangest trip/ vacation: Hiking 120 miles in 10 days while in the boy scouts (I guess).

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: 2 (learning spanish now)

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced (F or C) about 120F Summer in Arizona, about -20F in the Alps.

    12) Most exciting experience: Stalling a hang glidder about 100 feet off the ground.

    13) Favorite wild animal: Bison

    14) Favorite wild bird: Bald Eagle

    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: go to Alaska for photos.
     
  12. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    1)Occupation: Retired Firefighter/Paramedic, now I co-own a heating and cooling business. I also paint residential rental properties and I like to shoot sports action.

    2) Number of job changes: Out of high school, I worked as a car mechanic for six years, then began a thirty year career in the fire service, now I sell American Standard comfort systems.

    3) Married, and if so, where was the ceremony? Yes, ceremony was held in Westchester, IL.

    4) Most valued non-photography item: Our home

    5) favorite simple dinner: Baked Mostaciolli with garlic bread

    6) Favorite type of restaurant: Italian

    7) Strangest food eaten: I don't eat strange food

    8) Number of countries visited; 3

    9) Stangest trip/ vacation: While returning from a college football game in K.C., MO, I thought for certain our plane was going to crash during an intense thunderstorm.

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: 1

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced (F or C) 118 degrees in AZ and -24 degrees in downtown Chicago

    12) Most exciting experience: I have delivered seven children.

    13) Favorite wild animal: Lion

    14) Favorite wild bird: Bald Eagle

    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: I don't know what a bucket list is, but I get the impression that it is a list of special things I want, if yes, I would love to take my family to Italy for a two-week vacation.
     
  13. Amarok

    Amarok

    701
    Aug 25, 2008
    Prairie City OR
    1)Occupation: Full time Biology student, part time work in conservation detection work, also do some leather work.

    2) Number of job changes: 11 jobs from when I started working when I was 13.

    3) Married, and if so, where was the ceremony?: Single.

    4) Most valued non-photography item: A sword that my father had made for me.

    5) favorite simple dinner: Tacos

    6) Favorite type of restaurant: Thai

    7) Strangest food eaten: Cougar steaks

    8) Number of countries visited; 2

    9) Stangest trip/ vacation: Hmmm I took a 2 week vacation from work to....work!

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: 5

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced (F or C): Hottest has been 127 degrees F, the coldest has been -54 degrees F not including windchill, that day also had winds around 30mph.

    12) Most exciting experience: The day I turned 15 I got in a plane for the first time ever, I was flying it.

    13) Favorite wild animal: Gray Wolf

    14) Favorite wild bird: Osprey

    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: Build and race a Cobra, get my pilots license, travel the world (work will do that), get that one perfect picture that no one else has gotten.
     
  14. 1)Occupation: Controller for a Convenience Store chain and part-time photographer

    2) Number of job changes: Since high school: bookkeeper, busboy, waiter, bartender, public accountant, staff accountant, accounting supervisor, controller, business sytems analyst, team lead, implementation specialist, operations manager, project manager, consultant, insurance salesmen, cost accountant.

    3) Married, and if so, where was the ceremony? Yes. In my wife's parents' back yard.

    4) Most valued non-photography item: A collection of Michael Jordan memorabilia, mostly trading cards.

    5) favorite simple dinner: Pizza

    6) Favorite type of restaurant: Mexican

    7) Strangest food eaten: Rattlesnake, alligator

    8) Number of countries visited; 3

    9) Stangest trip/ vacation: Nothing I would consider strange, most unplanned was a trip from Florida to NY with a friend and limited plans.

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: 1 (learning Italian)

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced (F or C) 115F Summer and -20F Winter

    12) Most exciting experience: Coaching a 3v3 National Championship basketball team

    13) Favorite wild animal: Bengal Tiger

    14) Favorite wild bird: Caracara (sp?), because of pictures seen here!

    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: Macchu Pichu
     
  15. A bucket list is a list of those things you would like to do before you kick the proverbial bucket. Made popular recently by the movie of the same name starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. Good movie by the way and a great reminder to get some of these things checked off while we still can.
     
  16. Seneca

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    Sounds like you have not seen the movie "The Bucket List"...if you haven't please please please...go and rent it...one of the best movies I've rented. Very good movie. Anyway a bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you die. I saw this movie at my neighbor's house and I cried like a big baby...he thought I was hurt or something.

    Here is the song to the movie... - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt58Z_XuGe4

    Great song too.
     
  17. Stef

    Stef

    Nov 1, 2005
    Peoria, AZ
    1)Occupation: Accounts Receivable Manager

    2) Number of job changes: From Retail to this.

    3) Married, and if so, where was the ceremony? Yes, ceremony was in a little chapel in West Covina, Ca

    4) Most valued non-photography item: Our home and our heath and family

    5) favorite simple dinner: Closest drive-thru :tongue:

    6) Favorite type of restaurant: Italian YUM

    7) Strangest food eaten: I don't eat strange food-AMEN! thanks Frank!

    8) Number of countries visited;2 Canada and Mexico

    9) Stangest trip/ vacation: Nothing that I can think of.

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: 1

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced (F or C) It's always hot here and I'm from Seattle, but can't remember the coldest.

    12) Most exciting experience: Every time I see my husband. Awwwww

    13) Favorite wild animal: Giraffe

    14) Favorite wild bird: Bald Eagle

    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: Trip to Greece.
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  18. LindaZ

    LindaZ

    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
     
  19. 1)Occupation: elementary school teacher
    2) Number of job changes: after college, none. graduated as a teachers, still teaching at the same school after 10 years (actually, this is year 10)
    3) Married, and if so, where was the ceremony? yes, ceremony held at the church I attend every week

    4) Most valued non-photography item: house! :smile:
    5) favorite simple dinner: BLT's
    6) Favorite type of restaurant: anything good that offers a nice variety (I know, cop-out!)

    7) Strangest food eaten: rattlesnake meat, deer liver, cow tongue, bear heart (used to be a hunter :biggrin:)
    8) Number of countries visited; 3

    9) Stangest trip/ vacation: none too strange to speak of. fun, but not strange

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: 1.5 :tongue:

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced (F or C) about 117 in AZ and nearly 0 in MI
    12) Most exciting experience: photographing an erupting volcano from a plane a few miles from the eruption (explosive type of volcano, sending a plume 30,000 feet)

    13) Favorite wild animal: dolphin
    14) Favorite wild bird: golden eagle
    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: visits to Madagascar/Australia as a photographer for a major natural magazine
     
  20. 1)Occupation: gravedigger

    2) Number of job changes: 1, I was a dairy farmer for almost 30 years.

    3) Married, At my wife's cousins home

    4) Most valued non-photography item: family

    5) favorite simple dinner: I'm a steak and taters guy.

    6) Favorite type of restaurant: Logan's Roadhouse

    7) Strangest food eaten: mountain oysters

    8) Number of countries visited; Canada

    9) Stangest trip/ vacation: I went canoing in the mountains, got a crick in my neck looking back for the guys from Deliverance

    10) Number of languages spoken/understood: 1

    11) Hottest and coldest temperatures experienced, 107F& -27F both in Tennessee

    12) Most exciting experience: game winning home run

    13) Favorite wild animal: orangutan

    14) Favorite wild bird: hummingbird

    15) What’s on your “bucket list”: see giant redwoods