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    I hope I make the list!
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    How about a minstrel? Every group needs one of those.

    Also, Hi Courtney. Long time admirer, first time questioner.

    Who would you point to as the most influential person in your life, as of now? Can you pinpoint a certain moment that really stands out?
    Awwww.

    I think I would say the most influential person in my life thus far would be my mother. I sort of wish that I had something more interesting to say here (JFK! Lady Gaga!) but you can't deny the amount of time any child spends with a parent during formative years and the way that experience molds you. Sean, you of all people, as a dad, are probably the last person I need to explain that to. My mother has been an influence in watching her kind spirit, passion for knowledge, and selfless attitude. I'm also pretty sure that all the galleries she took me to and art supplies she gave me must have served some sort of formative role in my love of fine arts. However, I think watching her has also been influential in demonstrating what I DON'T want to with my life: I don't want to be a pushover, for example. I also think she and I share some of the same negative traits. We are both independent to the point whete we may neglect to ask for help even when we should. We are both also bad at verbalizing problems or dissatisfactions, and are more likely to internalize issues and let them brew inside us. I can't really point to one specific moment in time that was particularly influential or notable, but I do think her influence is pervasive in pretty much every aspect of me.

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    If you could curate a museum exhibit encompassing any artistic movement, theme, idea or otherwise, what would it be and which artists would you include? Share images of three works that would be the "centerpieces" of the exhibit. (I'm leaving this as open-ended as you'd like. It could be as broad as "Abstraction in America" or "New York in the 80s" or as narrow as that lovely Women and Surrealist art exhibit that just closed at LACMA. Not an artist retrospective, though.)
    I have curated a couple exhibits before, but never without a carte blanche on the budget so this will be fun. I'm thinking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatchella View Post
    I feel like you guys just get to know the same five board members over and over in a repeat cycle.
    Let the record show that I have never before been featured in this thread. I participated in "Board Member of the Week" which was a different thread with completely different people. Also, that was like 5 years ago and shit changes.

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    What is the best thing about living in Hawaii? The worst?
    Best: The fact that I can go out and enjoy an abolutely stunning natural environment 365 days per year. While wearing flip flops.

    Worst: This is a tie between the cost of living (fuck $8 gallons of milk) and the experience of being genuinely racially discriminated against. Although I suppose in some weird way I would also count the discrimination factor as a good thing, because what better way to make white people less of jerks than to make them feel what it's like to be automatically disliked just because of what you look like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
    Worst: This is a tie between the cost of living (fuck $8 gallons of milk) and the experience of being genuinely racially discriminated against. Although I suppose in some weird way I would also count the discrimination factor as a good thing, because what better way to make white people less of jerks than to make them feel what it's like to be automatically disliked just because of what you look like.
    Well that answers my question I just came in here to ask about how much crap for being a haole girl you get.

    So I'll ask this instead. What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
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    What is your favorite sitcom from each decade, beginning with the 80's up to now? It doesn't have to be a live audience one (ie The Office or Scrubs) if you don't want.

    What have you been/are you addicted to?

    What is the weirdest movie you've ever seen?

    What is your favorite stand up comedian and why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitt kat View Post
    If you could curate a museum exhibit encompassing any artistic movement, theme, idea or otherwise, what would it be and which artists would you include? Share images of three works that would be the "centerpieces" of the exhibit. (I'm leaving this as open-ended as you'd like. It could be as broad as "Abstraction in America" or "New York in the 80s" or as narrow as that lovely Women and Surrealist art exhibit that just closed at LACMA. Not an artist retrospective, though.)
    This is tough. My area of specialization is Early Modern Europe, so that's the area I have the most experience curating in. However, for this complete fantasy exhibit I am going to imagine that size and budget are of no concern, nor are geographical location nor chronology.

    My exhibit would be titled "Step Into The Void: The Architecture of Emptiness" and it would include a variety of post-modern and contemporary artists who have explored themes involving space, structure, removal and negation. The title is a play on the famous Yves Klein photograph titled Jump into The Void. I would include artists such as Michael Heizer, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman and Fred Sandback. The three anchor works would be:

    1. James Turrell, Roden Crater, 1979 - ongoing


    2. Gordon Matta-Clark, Splitting, 1974


    3. Rachel Whiteread, House, 1993

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    If you could curate your own festival, how many days would it be, where would you hold it, what would your attendance cap be, what would you name it, and who would be your 5 top-billed acts for each day?
    My festival would be on President's Day weekend, Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Kona Village Resort in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Kona Village Resort was actually closed down in 2011 following the Tsunami, but due to the financial backing of my festival, the hotel would be brought back to all its retro Polynesian village glory with thatched huts for all the guests, pools, beach-side terraces, and an outdoor amphitheater and tiered indoor ballroom to serve as the two primary stages.



    The festival would be relatively small, capped at 1200 audience members, and all attendees and bands would stay on-site. The lineup would be as follows:

    SATURDAY
    Tijuana Panthers
    Yuck
    Sleater-Kinney
    Tiger Trap
    Bikini Kill

    SUNDAY
    Wavves
    Surfer Blood
    Beach House
    The Vivian Girls
    The Beach Boys

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    Courtney, do you have any guilty-pleasure authors you like to read? (for example, I love Stephen King)
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    Rothko's central appeal seems to be the effect of the painting upon the viewer -- an experience art viewers often describe as spiritual or transcendental. Rothko was trained during a time when surrealism was at its height, and it was his belief that painting had lost its vitality. He read quite a lot of Freud and Jung, and so the ideal of the collective unconscious was rooted firmly in his early work. Later, he read Nietzsche, and experimented with ideas of emptiness in his mid-career paintings. However, what he is perhaps best know for is his late career color field paintings: large-scale canvases filled with blocks of contrasting color on a painting ground. He creates these with thinly pigmented, rapid strokes built up on canvas to create intensely dense colors. Viewers often talk about the way the colors "vibrate" against each other, and how the scale of the painting works to envelop the viewer him/herself. For me personally, I find the paintings beautiful, but I also find them interesting within their sociopolitical context. Rothko (nee Rothkowitz) was a first-generation Russian immigrant, and also Jewish, so his choice towards abstract expressionism is especially interesting within the context of McCarthy era politics.
    Reading this made me flashback to the passages that would show up on the MCAT verbal section. Wish I had your brain during that section, it always bit me in the ass.

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    any fears/phobias? have you ever faced any of them?

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    Courtney, I would attend both your art exhibition and your festival. I love Kona.

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    I would attend the art exhibition, but Courtney and I seem to differ on music tastes, so no fest for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Courtney, list your 5 least favorite currently active board members, and describe why they made your list.
    This is a difficult question for me, because it makes me very uncomfortable to actually tell someone I DON'T LIKE YOU. I'm also pretty sensitive, and try to go by the golden rule of only dishing out what you can take, and I sometimes can't take much. Moreover, I don't really pay much attention to the folks who I think don't contribute anything interesting/meaningful to the board, so I probably couldn't even put names to the board members who would technically be my least favorites. So instead I'm going to name a few whose names I do know by virtue of the fact that they do occasionally post something useful/smart/funny/whatever, but those bits are outweighed by other stuff.

    1 & 2. Mugwog/Goatchella: I'm sorry, but I honestly don't know the difference between these two. Their humor is a little bit too Beavis and Butthead for me, and I just think we are in very different parts of our lives in terms of interests and priorities.

    3. SlowMotionApocalypse: I think this must just be a really effective alias for some regular having a good laugh.

    4. bluemamba: I don't really know this guy at all, but I have to make it to #5 and I can't think of any sort of interactions I've had with bluemamba that have been positive.

    5. NachoCat: I think that it's probably just that he's still young, but I can think of at least a couple times when NachoCat has been really ridiculously black and white and critical about personal stuff that's sort of touchy, and I find that kind of polar, My-Way-Is-The-Right-Way thinking to be really obnoxious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatchella View Post
    I feel like you guys just get to know the same five board members over and over in a repeat cycle.
    It probably seems like I'm singling you out lately, but you've been saying a lot of stupid shit lately.


    Courtney, if you had five lifetimes as basically the same person and all the resources necessary to pursue them, what five occupations would you most like to try out? Conversely, what are the top five occupations that would make your life a total fucking nightmare? Try to be specific as opposed to like "retail" or "blue collar/white collar."
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    Unrelated, but I hope I get to redo this at one point because...a lot has changed since I did this in 2009.

    I need to think of another good question, but all I can think of is asking you about food things in Hawaii and if you like/dislike them.

    Puka Dog?
    Kauai Kookies? (Specifically, guava macadamia nut. Those are my favs.)

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    This is a difficult question for me
    that was the point. tee hee. you're a trouper for answering -- even if you did load it up with enough caveats and disclaimers to make it sound like a used car ad.
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    I was just reading Coutney's answer and was really confused and then i reread the question and saw that it said "LEAST FAVORITE" and "MOST FAVORITE" and then I was like, "oh."
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    Courtney, I actually have an etiquette question, but instead of re-bumping that thread to bug you, I'll just ask you here. A co-worker's adult brother passes away. You are on pleasant but entirely work-related terms with the co-worker, didn't know that he had a brother, and don't know the circumstances of the death. A third co-worker asks you to contribute $15 to purchase a "planter" for the grieving co-worker. Does proper etiquette require me to say yes to this (and other similar) requests?

    I may be upset in part because $15 is a truly annoying amount of money: it is more than a nominal amount, but less than an amount which you can comfortably object to without appearing to looking cheap. It is also annoying because it will almost certainly require you to find change, or to have the other person make change for you.

    Also, FWIW, I would unhesitatingly contribute a reasonable amount of money to recognize a co-worker grieving for a spouse, significant other, or child, even if I didn't know the co-worker or the circumstances.
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    I think NachoCat and Courtney are the same age, actually. Heh. Heh. Heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unit300021 View Post
    Well that answers my question I just came in here to ask about how much crap for being a haole girl you get.

    So I'll ask this instead. What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
    I'll give you a top ten:

    10. blood sausage
    9. beef tendon
    8. fugu
    7. tripe
    6. fish heads
    5. fruit bat
    4. natto
    3. goat brain
    2. maggots
    1. tuna eyeball

    I actually quite enjoy all of the above with the exception of natto and maggots -- neither of which are my thing.

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    What does blood sausage taste like!?

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    Argh, stop saying "tendons".

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedHotSgtPeppers View Post
    What is your favorite sitcom from each decade, beginning with the 80's up to now? It doesn't have to be a live audience one (ie The Office or Scrubs) if you don't want.
    I don't like sitcoms. Unless Portlandia counts.

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    What is the weirdest movie you've ever seen?
    I've seen most of John Waters' and David Lynch's films, most of which are pretty weird. However, I think the award goes to Terry Gilliam's Brazil, because seriously wtf.

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    What is your favorite stand up comedian and why?
    I'm a fan of Margaret Cho because I think the issues she addresses are relevant and her timing and delivery are spot-on. Also, I think most stand-up comedians are assholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    Courtney, do you have any guilty-pleasure authors you like to read? (for example, I love Stephen King)
    I have read the entire Twilight book series, and also the entire Sookie Stackhouse book series. Apparently I like bad vampire fiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanman86 View Post
    Reading this made me flashback to the passages that would show up on the MCAT verbal section. Wish I had your brain during that section, it always bit me in the ass.
    Ha! Thank you. The verbal parts of standardized tests always came more naturally to me than the math sections. Quant tends to kick my butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
    I have read the entire Twilight book series, and also the entire Sookie Stackhouse book series. Apparently I like bad vampire fiction.
    Courtney, are you planning on seeing Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, and what do think is his bigger accomplishment the emancipation proclamation, or killing vampires at night while being a president of a divided country during the day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    any fears/phobias? have you ever faced any of them?
    I think I tend to have normal sorts of fears, but I'm not sure they count as phobias in the sense that they are no more pronounced than in most other normal folks. I feel a bit uncomfortable when I'm near snakes or extreme heights, and I don't particularly like large, hairy spiders either. Mice and rats don't bother me, nor do small enclosed spaces.

    I guess the things that are perhaps less normal are that I absolutely HATE needles. I prefer having blood drawn to injections. I REALLY, REALLY HATE vaccinations. I can grin and bear it and get through it without breaking out in a cold sweat or running out of the room or something, but I definitely do tense up my muscles involuntarily and I can't look while it's happening. When I was around 10 years old, my family moved to Saudi Arabia and for some unknown reason thought it would be a good idea to take me in for all the required vaccinations at once -- all 16 of them -- so I had needles in both arms, both buttocks and both thighs. I'm pretty sure that's where my fear stems from.

    I also can't stand packing, probably also due to moving around a lot against my wishes when I was growing up. Packing, either suitcases or boxes, makes me irrationally panicky. Even if I'm going on a trip for pleasure that I'm really looking forward to, I often delay packing until 45 minutes before I have to leave for the airport just because I can't bring myself to do it earlier because I hate it so much. Moving apartments is a pretty massive psychological exertion for me, and something I tend to self-medicate a lot to get through with alcohol and valium and stuff. It's not ideal, but you've got to do what you've got to do. I just moved out of my apartment at the end of May, in preparation for moving to Seattle next month, and I feel so much relief that all my stuff is in boxes and ready to go so hopefully I won't have to worry about that again for at least a couple of years.

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    if you could change your hair to any color (excluding your natural color), what would it be?
    If I could have the complexion to match, I would love to have perfectly white hair. I would want it to be beautifully healthy, not dry like older people's hair often gets. I think there's something so uniquely stunning about 100% white hair. Plus, we always want what we don't have, so at least with white hair it would be so incredibly easy to die pretty much any shade I desired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    I would attend the art exhibition, but Courtney and I seem to differ on music tastes, so no fest for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by kitt kat View Post
    Courtney, I would attend both your art exhibition and your festival. I love Kona.
    YES!

    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    that was the point. tee hee. you're a trouper for answering -- even if you did load it up with enough caveats and disclaimers to make it sound like a used car ad.
    You are so cruel to me.

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