LPSG Spotlight: Señor Rubirosa

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  1. cockoloco

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    I'm sure you people have many, many questions to ask to this LPSG Celebrity, so enjoy!

    You can come out of that cave now, Rubi. Come closer! we won't bite you!

    Ok, consider this Spotlight thread started!


    1) Do you ever get angry? Which things bother you the most?

    2) If you had the possibility, would you return to Montreal to live there?

    3) If you had to choose another career, what would it be?

    4) What colour are your eyes?

    5) According to you, what is the best thing about LPSG?

    6) How many LPSG members (and their owners:eek:) have you met in real life?

    7) If I visited you and you had to organize my whole visit. What would we do together?

    8) Is it true that you have a high tolerance to alcohol?

    9) If you could change something about your life, present or past, would you change something? What would that be?

    10) Are you a good cook? What's your specialty?

    You are a great guy, JT, too bad you're too smart.:cool:

    I hope you enjoy your Spotlight!
     
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    I have 20 questions but for reasons well known to him, I'm going to sit back and watch this thread. I just think it's a travesty of justice that it's taken this long to turn the kleig light on Rubi. Thank you, Coko.
     
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    SR: When was the last time you had sex?
     
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    What's your favorite alcoholic beverage? Will you have one later this afternoon?

    Who is your favorite writer, ...favorite work, ...and why?

    How many countries have you visited? Favorite three?

    Do you know any Gregorian chants? If so, where did you learn them?

    What do you like most about your fancy pad?

    What did you and K8 talk about last month?

    What's your favorite item from my beloved Tim Horton's?
     
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    Rubi...where to start?
    What do you like most about living in Canada?
    What is your favorite kind of vacation?
    If you were to plan the perfect evening...what would it be?
    What is your favorite time of the day?
    Who or what has been the biggest influence on your life?
    What is your most treasured possession?
    If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would it be?
    Do you ever visit New York?
    What is the first thing you notice about other people when you meet them?
    What is the first thing others notice about you when you meet?
     
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    Has JB told you about that?
    Has JB told you about that?
     
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    Senor Rubirosa what is you favorite movies and why?
     
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    well? speak up, lad!
     
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    Let the bellz ring out 'n the bannuhs fli. Feazt yer eyes upon me, coz Ah'm here, Ah'm here.
    *bows, sweeps hat to floor, hugs cokes *
    Glad to be here, my man.
    Thank you.


    Most of my angers are really silly.
    There are three or four old situations that play through my head that bring me to a boil.
    And they may actually involve injustice or unkindness ... things that might, in a sense, justify anger.
    But they're in the past.
    The person(s) I'm railing about is probably dead, or, if alive, certainly not thinking of me.
    And I get a little embarrassed now find myself doing this.
    Anger has little use .... sometimes, briefly, but not in the way it works through my mind at those points.

    Now, how often do I get really angry at a situation in front of me? Almost never.

    I'm not sure. But other factors being equal (which they never are), I would love to live in Montreal again. I have loved francophones all my life for some reason. Have felt that I should have been a francophone. And I do still have an uncompleted aim of really mastering French ... I was getting good, but still not fundamentally as expressive as I'd like to be.
    But entre nous, cokes ... I know I won't be moving back to Montreal.


    Classical pianist. (Here, I have to really insist on ALL the consonants ... piaNiST.:smile:)

    Brun.

    Hard to say.
    The total acceptance that most people feel for the other members ... across all the usual divisions, even the particular sharp ones of sexuality.


    Only two, in the flesh, as it were.
    But I instant message a fair number and have spoken with several over the phone.


    We would spend a bit of time seeing the classic sites of the city.
    Half a day, say.
    No, two hours.
    Then we would spend a lot of time in two or three good restaurants.
    And of course, we would spend time touring le palais ... the art collection, the wine cellars, the torture chamber, the arboretum on the back lot ... even investigate la chambre de bonne on the fifth floor.
    Could take 15 seconds.

    No, your honour. The witness is lying.
    He has no tolerance for alcohol, and I have low tolerance.
    Three drinks and I'm still fine.
    Four, and I'm a bit tipsy.

    I would not change anything.

    Not particularly, I regret saying.
    Cooking well is a really desirable life art ... and I have so many friends who cook well that I, as one who sings for his supper, eats out well and frequently.
    But I would like to be a host who can lay out a lavish spread.
    It's not hard to cook well. Just takes practice.

    Perhaps I would change my just earlier answer.
    If I could change anything about the past, I would have spent less time reading about the news and far, far more time in the kitchen.
    (Oh, and I might have chosen a French-speaking parent.)


    Thank, cokes.
     
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    Maybe we'll knock them down to 12 today, Nick ... and maybe tomorrow, you'll start squirting out a few more.
    "Reasons well known"?
    Not necessarily.
    But hey, to everything there is a season.

    It was in that narrow window between your emergence from short pants and your assumption of diapers, Mem.
    I have fond memories of sex.
    Fond, fond memories.

    Single-malt scotch.
    There's a whole universe of difference among them.
    (Helps that I have a friend who is a total aficionado and generous with his tipple.)
    Have one later this aft?
    You never know. But I don't think so.
    Probably a cooler of some type ... the boi has me slumming.


    I suppose right now I'm hawt to trawt on Christopher Hitchens.
    I like almost anything he does, though I think he writes too fast.
    Fine though he is, you can always sense that the writing lacks the finish he could apply if he took more time.
    Favorite work? Hard to say. Just read God Is Not Good ... and I liked that, but it was no mountaintop experience of Hitchens.
    Am sort of an a Philip Roth jag right now. Love American Pastorale. Am just now starting Indignation. He's having a wonderful Indian summer.
    Am also about to dive into David Leavitt's The Indian Clerk.
    I was a huge Hemingway fan in my teens and read most of his books, including the somewhat inferior posthumous ones. (Except for A Moveable Feast, his memoir of living in Paris, during his twenties. One of his best books, but, alas, largely excavated from notes he made during that time, so not necessarily an example of a ripe triumph.)
    There was something extraordinary about Hemingway ... but unfortunately, it's not something you can easily capture, and if you don't 'get' him, you really don't 'get' him.
    I like a lot of the great Russian novelists, the French novelists, etc.
    Henry James is a favorite.
    Really, come to think of it, I don't actually have favorite writers or books.
    Each book is what it is.
    I can often really enjoy a book that I know quite well is quite mediocre.
    Depends on the particular book and just how good a writer can still be when not in top form.
    Some are still give an exquisite ride, even when the muffler's dragging.


    Ten or so.
    Favorites were France and Morocco.
    (Now, I wanna go to Cuba, before Castro dies.)

    No, I can't sing any.
    I have some nice recordings that I do put on once in a while.


    A place for everything, and everything in its place.
    Actually, the color combos are great.
    The place has class, since its redesign.


    Hehehehe.
    You're jokin', right?
    Hehehehe.


    Sorry, Ex. Not to sound elitist.
    But I hate Timmie's.
     
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    Hey, Rubi...

    What kind of academic degree do you have?

    How tall are you?

    What color is your hair?

    Do you keep a journal?

    I have other questions, but I'm pressed for time.
     
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    Rubi:
    Single-malt scotch.
    There's a whole universe of difference among them.
    (Helps that I have a friend who is a total aficionado and generous with his tipple.)

    Ahh....a man after my own heart!
    We have a fantastic Pub in Omaha NE, The Dundee Dell. Currently known for having the largest selection of Single-mail scotch whisky in North America. Over 600 www.dundeedell.com
    They do Single-malt Tastings twice a month and do a fine job all around. Excellent menu and where the Rueben Sandwich was birthed!
     
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    It is a pub. I'm sure they'll have something for you. Besides, I thought you liked vodka coolers. I was going to buy you a Woody's. You can drink all the scotch you want.
    I'll say. You know how I feel about him. :wink:

    My riveting questions:
    Why don't you like Timmy's?
    At what age did you lose your virginity?
    I'm assuming that you voted NDP. Why did you vote NDP?
    Have you banned anyone yet?
     
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    so, we're all invited?:biggrin1:

     
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    Here's jus' phyne, nudie.

    Sense of measure. We don't to have our knickers in knots all the time.
    (The other side of the coin is a kind of sluggishness that has a price.)


    To go somewhere exotic and to stay for several days at least in several places, soaking things up.
    The this-is-Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels kind of holiday if just hellish for me.
    Noooo interest in that.

    Can't plan the perfect evening, nudie.
    But a good meal, good company ... those can't hurt.
    And then, some good luck ... because nuthin' is ever predictable.
    Chemistry, even among friends, is unpredictable.
    And some totally unpromising situations have sometimes been wonderful.
    (I had one of the best evenings of my life following a [very minor] earthquake. Have to stay open to the promise of this moment, and now this one, and this one. Except it isn't even promise ... it's just very open possibility.)

    Probably late afternoon.
    I'm not a morning person.

    I wonder if the really beeg figure was my father.
    He died when I was still young.
    But I think he made an impression that I'm not always aware of.
    He had a very active mind, he always had his own views (often held closely, but they were there), and I don't think peer pressure counted for much in his head.
    He was an individualist to his core, without thinking about it.
    (It helped that he was his mother's favorite and therefore a natural conquistador ... not in the merely sexual sense ... of the kind I can admire without quite emulating.)
    I think his omnipresence in my life makes him invisible.
    And then there was my mother ...
    Hmmm ...
    A remarkably soft though fully alive being.
    I may have lucked out more than I know.


    For years, it was a camera that my father bought for me and put in the mail ... and then died before I received it.
    He had been away, at school, when this happened.
    I loved photography and would certainly have loved that camera in any circumstances.
    But the fact that the camera had left hands that were now cold before I took possession, gave it a significance that nothing else could ever have.
    Sadly, the camera was stolen a few years back.


    Toughie.
    At one time, I would have said Bertrand Russell.
    Sakyamuni Buddha?
    Dunno, nudie.
    A tough one for some reason.


    Been there three times.
    Think it's a wonderful city ... effortlessly, the center of the world.
    I love the way the city never sleeps.
    Did a bit of walkin' on the wild side, too.
    But I haven't been there in more than a decade.


    Their degree of contraction or openness.

    My intense gaze.
    (Or maybe not.)

    He spilled all the beans, N_S.
    You could have taken ads out in Variety and not gotten more press.

    Dunno.
    Faves would include The Godfather, Raging Bull, Casablanca, Nashville, l'Age d'Or, Atlantic City, Before Night Falls, The Big Sleep, The Last Picture Show, Patton ...
    And that's a real dog's breakfast, I know, camper joe.
    I sometimes think I like so many different types of movie that I really can't say I have my own taste.


    Boo, Nick.
     
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    I admire el señor as well.

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    A philosophy BA and a graduate degree in journalism.

    In my stiletto, heels? About 5'11".
    Without? 5'8".
    Hadda ask, dinchuh?:biggrin1:


    Very dark brown.

    Not really.
    I have at times, but never kept it up.


    The tipple and the food both sound great, trumasseur.

    Ah wuz jus' joshin', recster.
    I wanted a woody. Am I that subtle?
    (j/k)
    And I find I do like vodka coolers.
    (In other news, just last night, I fell in love with Joe Strummer. I arrive late at almost all parties.)

    Aren't we about to re-read Death In the Afternoon?
    On va voir ...:cool:

    What's there to like?
    When did anything become a national institution for less reason?
    Merely so-so coffee. So-so food.
    But maybe I need to revisit.

    Are you making an assumption, boi?

    Strictly the quality of the local candidate.
    I often vote Green, because I think boosting their vote total is good in principle ... though they've never won a seat in an election. (Had an independent Member of Parliament join them ... but he was defeated next election.)
    And if the Libs get their act together, I could vote for them again.


    Just a few old ladies who only posted crotch shots on Sundays.
    (j/k ... I know my future)
     
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    Well, danke, NCbear.
    And I would really enjoy reading your questions.
    Pretty sure about that ...:wink:
     
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    I am just eating this thread up with a spoon but, really, Rubes, out of appropriate context "squirt" is such an ugly word. I will not "squirt". Oh, and oddly, the JT, JB thing struck a discordant note. I have you under an entirely different letter in my address book.
     
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