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Subject: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/05/13 at 5:15 pm

I like to talk about myself.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/05/13 at 5:31 pm


I like to talk about myself.


I see you are from Chicago.

In your humble opinion, what restaurant has the best Italian beef sandwich?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/05/13 at 6:06 pm


I see you are from Chicago.

In your humble opinion, what restaurant has the best Italian beef sandwich?


I'm actually from the suburbs. I'm not sure I've had beef sandwiches from enough different places to make a call, but I'm going to say Portillo's!

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: warped on 01/05/13 at 6:30 pm

Are you a fan of any Chicago Sports teams? Or a fan of sports in general.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Spiral13 on 01/05/13 at 6:32 pm

Have you ever been to the Home Alone house?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/05/13 at 6:43 pm

How often have you as a man of Chicago already visited Willis Tower (Sears Tower) or John Hancock Center?

When I was in Chicago in 2008, those two observation platforms were just great!!

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/05/13 at 6:54 pm


Are you a fan of any Chicago Sports teams? Or a fan of sports in general.


I'm sorry to say, I'm not a fan of sports :( When everyone else is all upset about The Bears or The White Sox losing some big game...my mind is always somewhere else :)

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/05/13 at 6:55 pm


Have you ever been to the Home Alone house?


I have not :( sorry! I wasn't even aware it was a tourist attraction around here, haha.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/05/13 at 6:58 pm


How often have you as a man of Chicago already visited Willis Tower (Sears Tower) or John Hancock Center?

When I was in Chicago in 2008, those two observation platforms were just great!!


I was in the Sears Tower's observation deck in September 2008 while on a field trip for my Chicago History class senior year of high school. It was quite amazing! Never been in the John Hancock center though.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Howard on 01/05/13 at 7:42 pm

What's your favorite music?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/06/13 at 12:00 am


What's your favorite music?


My taste in music is really random. But I have to say my favorite artist is Stevie Nicks (with Fleetwood Mac being my favorite band). I've been a fan since I was 12.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/06/13 at 4:03 am


I was in the Sears Tower's observation deck in September 2008 while on a field trip for my Chicago History class senior year of high school. It was quite amazing! Never been in the John Hancock center though.


It's funny: Residents seem to visit fewer places than tourists do in a few days. Same to me by the way... ;)

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: warped on 01/06/13 at 7:19 am


My taste in music is really random. But I have to say my favorite artist is Stevie Nicks (with Fleetwood Mac being my favorite band). I've been a fan since I was 12.

Stevie Nicks is fabulous. She is sexy, cool, glamorous. I'm a big fan too. And of Fleetwood Mac's music.  This is a 1973 album with Stevie & Lindsay just before they joined Fleetwood Mac.

If you haven't heard it before, it's pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFDxIX_T8jU

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/06/13 at 7:58 am


I'm actually from the suburbs. I'm not sure I've had beef sandwiches from enough different places to make a call, but I'm going to say Portillo's!


Do you live inside or outside the I-294 beltway?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/06/13 at 1:35 pm


Stevie Nicks is fabulous. She is sexy, cool, glamorous. I'm a big fan too. And of Fleetwood Mac's music.  This is a 1973 album with Stevie & Lindsay just before they joined Fleetwood Mac.

If you haven't heard it before, it's pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFDxIX_T8jU


I practically worship the ground Stevie walks on! She truly is amazing. I've heard that album before, its good. I love going on youtube and finding demo versions of her songs, they are often much more striking than the released versions.

Like this demo of "Gyspy"...it's unreal. Completely different from the album version but incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKIC_Kza4Ek

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/06/13 at 1:40 pm


Do you live inside or outside the I-294 beltway?


I think inside? ???

Some of these questions are making me realize what a bad Chicagoan I am ;D

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: warped on 01/06/13 at 1:53 pm


I've heard that album before, its good.



Great!



Like this demo of "Gyspy"...it's unreal. Completely different from the album version but incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKIC_Kza4Ek


Simply beautiful, powerful and very haunting. Thanks for sharing that one. I love it.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Howard on 01/06/13 at 3:40 pm

How busy is the city of Chicago?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/06/13 at 3:54 pm


How busy is the city of Chicago?


It's the third largest in the U.S. (after New York and L.A.), so it's pretty damn busy! I would not want to have to drive down there (or "up" there, I should say. I live south of the actual city.)

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/06/13 at 4:56 pm

Can you complete this famous Chicago commercial jingle?

"588-2300, _______."

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/06/13 at 4:59 pm


Can you complete this famous Chicago commercial jingle?

"588-2300, _______."


...Empiiiire! :)

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Howard on 01/07/13 at 7:09 am

What do you do for a living or as a job?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/07/13 at 1:57 pm


What do you do for a living or as a job?


I'm still in school, studying integrated marketing communication. In exactly one week I'll start my final semester! After I graduate, I hope to get a job with an advertising agency in Chicago.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/07/13 at 2:34 pm


I'm still in school, studying integrated marketing communication. In exactly one week I'll start my final semester! After I graduate, I hope to get a job with an advertising agency in Chicago.


Is studying considered 'going to school' in the US?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/07/13 at 3:21 pm


Is studying considered 'going to school' in the US?


Yep! If someone says they're "studying chemistry at " they just mean that's their focus/major at that school.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/07/13 at 5:54 pm

OK, so unless I'm a complete dunce your name is Mark and you were born in 1990, but is there any significance to the "Mc?"

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/07/13 at 8:13 pm


OK, so unless I'm a complete dunce your name is Mark and you were born in 1990, but is there any significance to the "Mc?"


Yep -- it's the prefix in my last name!

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/07/13 at 9:13 pm


Yep -- it's the prefix in my last name!


Have you ever been to the South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/07/13 at 9:25 pm


Have you ever been to the South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade?


I went to it once when I was about 8 or 9 with my dad. They actually discontinued it a few years ago because of a fight that broke out. Although there may be an unofficial one.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Howard on 01/08/13 at 7:27 am

Would your last name happen to be "McDonald" or something like that? ???

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/08/13 at 1:09 pm


Would your last name happen to be "McDonald" or something like that? ???


Something like that! ;)

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Spiral13 on 01/09/13 at 10:10 pm

Which year are you currently most nostalgic for?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/09/13 at 11:01 pm


Which year are you currently most nostalgic for?


I'm going to go with '05. The end of 8th great, the beginning of high school, the really fun summer in between, getting my first cellphone, the people I was hanging out with at the time.

'02 and '98 were great too.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/12/13 at 11:59 am


I'm going to go with '05. The end of 8th great, the beginning of high school, the really fun summer in between, getting my first cellphone, the people I was hanging out with at the time.

'02 and '98 were great too.


Do you do Facebook?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/12/13 at 2:50 pm


Do you do Facebook?


I do have facebook! I've had it since '07.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Spiral13 on 01/12/13 at 4:35 pm

What is your favorite school memory?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/12/13 at 4:42 pm


What is your favorite school memory?


Good question! Nothing really jumps out. In elementary school, we had these government-sanctioned fitness tests every year, one of which was a quarter mile run. In first grade, we all treated this like a running race. I won :) I was so proud :D

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Spiral13 on 01/12/13 at 5:03 pm

Do you like pizza? If you do, which ones do you like?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/12/13 at 5:27 pm


Do you like pizza? If you do, which ones do you like?


I'm not the biggest fan of pizza, but of course I eat it from time to time. There's a chain called Gumby's Pizza near where I go to school and they have these AMAZING things called Pokey Stix, which are like bread sticks made with cheese and garlic. They're absolutely terrible for you, but they taste like heaven. My roommates and I order a large all the time if we're watching a movie or a marathon of something on Netflix. We usually devour the whole thing pretty quickly :D

Here's a picture of what they look like. I think this is a small or a medium though :P

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me4o38TTvw1qa5rj2o1_500.jpg

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Howard on 01/12/13 at 7:31 pm

Do you tweet?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/12/13 at 7:33 pm


Do you tweet?


I have a Twitter, but I very rarely use it.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/20/13 at 8:34 pm

Hey!  :)

--Do you follow any famous people on Twitter?
--What's your fave home-cooked meal?
--Do you like any of the celeb chefs on Food Network and if you do, who is it?
--What's the worst food you ever ate?
--Will you ask some questions on my thread?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/23/13 at 2:15 am


Hey!  :)

--Do you follow any famous people on Twitter?
--What's your fave home-cooked meal?
--Do you like any of the celeb chefs on Food Network and if you do, who is it?
--What's the worst food you ever ate?
--Will you ask some questions on my thread?


Hey there Apollonia!

--I rarely use Twitter, but I just checked and some famous people I follow are Chris Evans, Nigel Lythgoe, Louis C.K., Coldplay, Bo Burnham, GloZell Green, Daniel Tosh, Joel McHale, Wes Craven, Ryan Seacrest, Jeff Probst, and Nick Thoman. That's a pretty random assortment of celebs, I have to say! :D
--My favorite home-cooked meal is definitely chili! Meat, beans, veggies all in one. Plus cheese and spices to make it extra delicious.
--I wish I could answer the next question, but I don't watch food network :(
--There could be several candidates for the worst food I ever ate. Nothing is jumping out in my memory, but I am going to say anything I ever ate that was black licorice. I think that candy is disgusting!
--Yes, I will!

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: The Valley Goth on 11/21/13 at 1:18 am

Like, Hi, MarkMc1990,

Yureka!  I've found your "Ask" thread! ;)

So...did you ever become physically while you were watching a movie in an actual movie theater, and if so, why?
8)

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Howard on 11/21/13 at 8:01 am

Do you have a job?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: warped on 11/21/13 at 8:04 am

Do you like 60s or 70s music? Which artists/bands do you like from that era? (Other than Stevie Nicks, who we both like a lot)

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 11/22/13 at 6:10 pm


Like, Hi, MarkMc1990,

Yureka!  I've found your "Ask" thread! ;)

So...did you ever become physically while you were watching a movie in an actual movie theater, and if so, why?
8)


I think you left out a word...did you mean to ask if I ever became ill in the theater? I can't think of a time this ever happened to me, neither due to motion sickness nor subject matter. I guess I'm just not sensitive to this kind of stuff!

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 11/22/13 at 6:12 pm


Do you have a job?


I currently work in retail. I have a 4 year degree but have not managed to find a salary position yet.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 11/22/13 at 6:15 pm


Do you like 60s or 70s music? Which artists/bands do you like from that era? (Other than Stevie Nicks, who we both like a lot)


I like some songs from those decades

"What Becomes of the Broken Hearted by Jimmy Ruffin
"Lean on Me" by Bill Withers
"Desperado" by Eagles
"Dream On" by Aerosmith
"California Dreaming" by The Mamas and the Papas
some songs by Janis Joplin
and of course almost anything by Fleetwood Mac!

And many more I'm probably forgetting!

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: warped on 11/22/13 at 6:33 pm


I like some songs from those decades

"What Becomes of the Broken Hearted by Jimmy Ruffin
"Lean on Me" by Bill Withers
"Desperado" by Eagles
"Dream On" by Aerosmith
"California Dreaming" by The Mamas and the Papas
some songs by Janis Joplin
and of course almost anything by Fleetwood Mac!

And many more I'm probably forgetting!


I like all those songs too.  :)

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Howard on 11/23/13 at 4:28 pm

What are your plans for Thanksgiving?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 11/23/13 at 6:41 pm


What are your plans for Thanksgiving?


Going to my grandma's! How about you, Howard?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Howard on 11/24/13 at 4:34 pm


Going to my grandma's! How about you, Howard?


going to my best friend's house for Thanksgiving.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/27/13 at 10:18 am

Sox or Cubs?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 11/27/13 at 2:03 pm


Sox or Cubs?


Not sports minded, but I like the Sox better. It might be a south side thing 8)

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Howard on 11/27/13 at 8:15 pm

What's The Mc in your name for? Are you Irish?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 11/28/13 at 9:55 pm


What's The Mc in your name for? Are you Irish?


That's correct!

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Howard on 11/29/13 at 3:52 pm


That's correct!


Is it McDonald by any chance? ???

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Ripley on 11/30/13 at 12:51 am

What is/are your favorite memories from your childhood?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 11/30/13 at 2:31 am


Is it McDonald by any chance? ???


It is not McDonald

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 11/30/13 at 2:35 am


What is/are your favorite memories from your childhood?


Hmm it's hard to pick out specific ones...

A family trip to California in 1998 ranks up there.
My mom surprising my me and my brother with a Nintendo 64.
General memories of swimming in my cousins' pool every summer throughout my childhood, playing with my best friend across the street almost every day, etc.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Howard on 11/30/13 at 4:17 pm


It is not McDonald


at least I tried.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Ripley on 11/30/13 at 9:11 pm

On average how much do you listen the radio, on an actual radio and internet?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 11/30/13 at 10:01 pm


On average how much do you listen the radio, on an actual radio and internet?


I turn it on in the car but that's about it. I don't have a favorite station or anything. If I like a song I find it and listen to it on YouTube. If I really like it I'll buy the MP3.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Ripley on 11/30/13 at 11:19 pm

When did you first become interested in the internet?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/01/13 at 12:51 am


When did you first become interested in the internet?


My family got internet access in 1999 and I would use it occasionally, but I didn't become obsessed with it until around 2003ish

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: warped on 12/01/13 at 7:46 pm

If someone were to visit Chicago, what would be some on the main attractions to visit?

(I did visit there a few years back and went to the top of the Sears Tower, so I know that's one of the attractions. )

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/01/13 at 7:53 pm


If someone were to visit Chicago, what would be some on the main attractions to visit?

(I did visit there a few years back and went to the top of the Sears Tower, so I know that's one of the attractions. )


A big one would have to be Navy Pier.
Then there's several museums like The Field Museum and The Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute
Of course it wouldn't be a trip to Chicago without stopping by Millennium Park to take your picture reflected in "the bean"!
Several historic buildings and neighborhoods and a boat tour around the Chicago River if you like that kind of stuff.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: warped on 12/01/13 at 7:57 pm


A big one would have to be Navy Pier.
Then there's several museums like The Field Museum and The Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute
Of course it wouldn't be a trip to Chicago without stopping by Millennium Park to take your picture reflected in "the bean"!
Several historic buildings and neighborhoods and a boat tour around the Chicago River if you like that kind of stuff.


Oh yeah, we were at the Navy pier, but I know we didn't see the bean. We were there in 2001.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/01/13 at 8:44 pm


Oh yeah, we were at the Navy pier, but I know we didn't see the bean. We were there in 2001.


You didn't miss much...it's just a giant shiny sculpture shaped like a bean :p I don't think it existed yet when you were there anyway.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: snozberries on 12/14/13 at 11:32 pm


do you like the movie Adventures in Babysitting?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/14/13 at 11:34 pm


do you like the movie Adventures in Babysitting?


I have not seen it :-\\

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: snozberries on 12/14/13 at 11:34 pm


at least I tried.



twice....  :D 

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: snozberries on 12/14/13 at 11:36 pm


I have not seen it :-\\


you should...it is set both in the suburbs and the city of chicago...  and it's pretty damn entertaining


are you a John Hughes fan at all? 

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: snozberries on 12/14/13 at 11:36 pm


Hmm it's hard to pick out specific ones...

A family trip to California in 1998 ranks up there.




where in CA did you go... .what did you see/do?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/14/13 at 11:41 pm


you should...it is set both in the suburbs and the city of chicago...  and it's pretty damn entertaining


are you a John Hughes fan at all?


I'll have to check it out!

Not a super fan or anything, but I think his movies are cute. Curly Sue, Home Alone, NL's Christmas Vacation, etc.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/14/13 at 11:49 pm



where in CA did you go... .what did you see/do?


The first night we were there, we stayed on The Queen Mary. My dad is a really big fan of ocean liners, especially historic ones. My family didn't tell me at the time that it was one of the most haunted places in America. I found out later from various documentaries :o

After that, we spent about 3 days at Disney Land and I think one day at Universal Studios. This was the most fun part. We also went to Knott's Berry Farm at some point but I think I recall it wasn't that great there.

The final two days of our trip, we visited and stayed with my Great Uncle. He lived in Monrovia. He had a very pretty house that rested on the edge of a cliff :o the view was great though from what I remember.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: snozberries on 12/15/13 at 12:04 am


I'll have to check it out!

Not a super fan or anything, but I think his movies are cute. Curly Sue, Home Alone, NL's Christmas Vacation, etc.



you need to branch out to his teenage stuff... Breakfast Club is one of his best.... 

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: snozberries on 12/15/13 at 12:07 am


The first night we were there, we stayed on The Queen Mary. My dad is a really big fan of ocean liners, especially historic ones. My family didn't tell me at the time that it was one of the most haunted places in America. I found out later from various documentaries :o

After that, we spent about 3 days at Disney Land and I think one day at Universal Studios. This was the most fun part. We also went to Knott's Berry Farm at some point but I think I recall it wasn't that great there.

The final two days of our trip, we visited and stayed with my Great Uncle. He lived in Monrovia. He had a very pretty house that rested on the edge of a cliff :o the view was great though from what I remember.



sounds like a great trip....lots of fun places and great memories...tooo bad you didn't have any haunting experiences on the Queen Mary... but then again if you'd known about the ghosts you would've been jumping out of your skin at every little sound. 

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/15/13 at 12:25 am



sounds like a great trip....lots of fun places and great memories...tooo bad you didn't have any haunting experiences on the Queen Mary... but then again if you'd known about the ghosts you would've been jumping out of your skin at every little sound.


Ain't that the truth! I probably wouldn't have slept a wink lol :D

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Ripley on 12/27/13 at 9:23 pm

Do you make New Year's Resolutions?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/28/13 at 1:43 am


Do you make New Year's Resolutions?


I've had the same New Year's resolution since 3rd grade: Gain weight!

Also to find a marketing job by Spring.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: amjikloviet on 12/28/13 at 10:18 am

Hi!

What's your favorite board game?

Do you have any brothers/sisters?

Have you ever been to Rhode Island?(that's where I'm from :) )



Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 12/28/13 at 10:55 am


I've had the same New Year's resolution since 3rd grade: Gain weight!


If it was at all possible, I'd gladly give you some of mine. :P

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/28/13 at 2:02 pm


Hi!

What's your favorite board game?

Do you have any brothers/sisters?

Have you ever been to Rhode Island?(that's where I'm from :) )


Hi!

There's technically no board involved but I really like Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity

I have one older brother

I have never been to Rhode Island. I did a project on it in 5th grade though :D

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/28/13 at 2:03 pm


If it was at all possible, I'd gladly give you some of mine. :P


Haha I've heard that from many people :p

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Howard on 12/28/13 at 4:05 pm

Do you own a PS3?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/28/13 at 10:33 pm


Do you own a PS3?


Nope...I don't play many video games these days, but I was always more of a Nintendo/Sega fan.

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Ripley on 01/02/14 at 5:41 pm

Do you prefer blinds, curtains or both?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/02/14 at 7:44 pm


Do you prefer blinds, curtains or both?


I've never thought about it much. My bedroom has blinds. I prefer to let the sunlight stream in regardless!

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Ripley on 01/02/14 at 7:56 pm

Are you more of a day person or a night owl?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/02/14 at 8:01 pm


Are you more of a day person or a night owl?


I'm definitely a night owl (schedule-depending). I don't do mornings 8-P

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Ripley on 01/02/14 at 10:41 pm

What was the last concert you attended?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/02/14 at 10:42 pm


What was the last concert you attended?


The last (and only) concert I attended was to see Stevie Nicks and Don Henley. This was back in 2005

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Ripley on 01/02/14 at 10:44 pm

What are your favorite actors and actresses?

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/02/14 at 11:35 pm


What are your favorite actors and actresses?


Actresses: Sandra Bullock, Jamie Lee Curtis, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Helen Hunt...pretty random selections, I know!

Actors:
http://topnews.in/light/files/Jake_Gyllenhaal_1.jpg
Jake Gyllenhaal, aka my future husband

http://media.queerblog.it/c/chr/chris-evans-hot-e-sexy/Chris_Evans_hot_11.jpg
Chris Evans, another one of my future husbands

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv152/nonomsarasnomo/men%20hair/christianbale2.jpg
Christian Bale

Subject: Re: Ask MarkMc1990 anything!

Written By: Ripley on 01/02/14 at 11:39 pm

Fairuza Balk and Neve Campbell.  Two great actresses!  Are you a fan of their movie The Craft?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/02/14 at 11:42 pm


Fairuza Balk and Neve Campbell.  Two great actresses!  Are you a fan of their movie The Craft?


I sure am! It's one of my favorites. Not to mention I'm fascinated by the subject of witchcraft.

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Written By: Ripley on 01/02/14 at 11:45 pm


I sure am! It's one of my favorites. Not to mention I'm fascinated by the subject of witchcraft.

:) I too find it interesting.

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Written By: Howard on 01/03/14 at 9:17 am

Do you shovel snow?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/03/14 at 12:19 pm


Do you shovel snow?


Sometimes if my mom asks me too/makes me :P

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Written By: warped on 01/05/14 at 4:00 pm

Favorite Stevie Nicks album? (solo and with Fleetwood Mac)

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/05/14 at 5:28 pm


Favorite Stevie Nicks album? (solo and with Fleetwood Mac)


Favorite solo album is probably Trouble in Shangri-La

I'm going to have to break down each FM album by Stevie's contributions to decide this.


Fleetwood Mac (1975): Landslide, Rhiannon -- It almost seems strange that Stevie only has two tracks on this album, but they're two timeless classics. "Landslide" is actually my favorite song of all time by any artist, though I prefer various live versions to the original studio recording that appears on this album. "Rhiannon" is also great.
Rumours (1977): Dreams, I Don't Want to Know, Gold Dust Woman -- "Dreams" holds the distinction of being the only U.S. #1 for both FM and Stevie, but it's probably not in my top 10 favorite songs by her. "I Don't Want to Know" is a fun song, but it's not essential Stevie. "Gold Dust Woman" is probably my favorite Stevie track on this album. "Silver Springs" would be my favorite but it was cut from the album upon its original release. It appears on re-releases. Rumours is FM's most well-known and acclaimed album, but as far as Stevie's contributions go, it's not my favorite.
Tusk (1979): Sara, Storms, Sisters of the Moon, Angel, Beautiful Child -- This was a double album, so it has more tracks and hence more Stevie tracks. Being the follow-up to the massively successful Rumours, it had big shoes to fill and as a result it doesn't get as much recognition as the former. And yet I think it features Stevie at her best. "Sara", "Storms", "Sisters of the Moon", and "Beautiful Child" are all superb songs with haunting melodies and awesome lyrics. "Angel" is the only Stevie track on this album I don't care for...it's just not a memorable song and I never got into it. Still, it doesn't take anything away from the brilliance of Stevie's other tracks on this album.
Mirage (1982): That's Alright, Gypsy, Straight Back -- Frankly, "Gypsy" is the only Stevie track on this album I like.
Tango in the Night (1987): Seven Wonders, Welcome to the Room... Sara, When I See You Again -- "Seven Wonders" is my favorite track on this album. "When I See You Again" is a very pretty song, but I don't listen to it that much. "Welcome to the Room... Sara" is just alright.
Behind the Mask (1990): Love is Dangerous, Affairs of the Heart, Freedom, The Second Time -- Is it sad I actually had to LOOK UP what songs were even on this album? The only one I even knew was "Affairs of the Heart". "The Second Time" was probably her strongest contribution on this album, but it's still not Stevie at her best. I just listened to all the tracks and none stood out to me. It's no surprise this was the last studio Album Stevie would participate in with FM for 13 years.
Say You Will (2003): Illume, Thrown Down, Say You Will, Smile At You, Running Through the Garden, Silver Girl, Everybody Finds Out, Destiny Rules, Goodbye Baby, Not Make Believe -- This was sort of a "comeback" album for FM following their reunion tour/live album The Dance and honestly, some of the material was better than their stuff from 1982-90. At least as far as Stevie's contributions go. She really brought it for this album. With the absence of Christine McVie, Stevie got a whopping 10 tracks on this album! "Say you Will", the title track, is a very addicting song. "Illume", "Thrown Down", "Smile At You", "Silver Girl", and "Goodbye Baby" are all strong tracks.


...my vote goes to Tusk :)

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Written By: Ripley on 01/05/14 at 6:45 pm

What is your favorite Don Henley song?

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Written By: warped on 01/05/14 at 7:07 pm


Favorite solo album is probably Trouble in Shangri-La

I'm going to have to break down each FM album by Stevie's contributions to decide this.


Fleetwood Mac (1975): Landslide, Rhiannon -- It almost seems strange that Stevie only has two tracks on this album, but they're two timeless classics. "Landslide" is actually my favorite song of all time by any artist, though I prefer various live versions to the original studio recording that appears on this album. "Rhiannon" is also great.
Rumours (1977): Dreams, I Don't Want to Know, Gold Dust Woman -- "Dreams" holds the distinction of being the only U.S. #1 for both FM and Stevie, but it's probably not in my top 10 favorite songs by her. "I Don't Want to Know" is a fun song, but it's not essential Stevie. "Gold Dust Woman" is probably my favorite Stevie track on this album. "Silver Springs" would be my favorite but it was cut from the album upon its original release. It appears on re-releases. Rumours is FM's most well-known and acclaimed album, but as far as Stevie's contributions go, it's not my favorite.
Tusk (1979): Sara, Storms, Sisters of the Moon, Angel, Beautiful Child -- This was a double album, so it has more tracks and hence more Stevie tracks. Being the follow-up to the massively successful Rumours, it had big shoes to fill and as a result it doesn't get as much recognition as the former. And yet I think it features Stevie at her best. "Sara", "Storms", "Sisters of the Moon", and "Beautiful Child" are all superb songs with haunting melodies and awesome lyrics. "Angel" is the only Stevie track on this album I don't care for...it's just not a memorable song and I never got into it. Still, it doesn't take anything away from the brilliance of Stevie's other tracks on this album.
Mirage (1982): That's Alright, Gypsy, Straight Back -- Frankly, "Gypsy" is the only Stevie track on this album I like.
Tango in the Night (1987): Seven Wonders, Welcome to the Room... Sara, When I See You Again -- "Seven Wonders" is my favorite track on this album. "When I See You Again" is a very pretty song, but I don't listen to it that much. "Welcome to the Room... Sara" is just alright.
Behind the Mask (1990): Love is Dangerous, Affairs of the Heart, Freedom, The Second Time -- Is it sad I actually had to LOOK UP what songs were even on this album? The only one I even knew was "Affairs of the Heart". "The Second Time" was probably her strongest contribution on this album, but it's still not Stevie at her best. I just listened to all the tracks and none stood out to me. It's no surprise this was the last studio Album Stevie would participate in with FM for 13 years.
Say You Will (2003): Illume, Thrown Down, Say You Will, Smile At You, Running Through the Garden, Silver Girl, Everybody Finds Out, Destiny Rules, Goodbye Baby, Not Make Believe -- This was sort of a "comeback" album for FM following their reunion tour/live album The Dance and honestly, some of the material was better than their stuff from 1982-90. At least as far as Stevie's contributions go. She really brought it for this album. With the absence of Christine McVie, Stevie got a whopping 10 tracks on this album! "Say you Will", the title track, is a very addicting song. "Illume", "Thrown Down", "Smile At You", "Silver Girl", and "Goodbye Baby" are all strong tracks.


...my vote goes to Tusk :)



Nice answer.
Yes, Landslide is a fabulous song. I like any version of hers that I hears. 
I like all her songs (or any song) on Rumours
Gypsy is my favorite track on Mirage as well.

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/05/14 at 7:22 pm


What is your favorite Don Henley song?


"Desperado" :)

Also, it's not a Don Henley song, but another one of my favorite Eagles songs is "Love Will Keep Us Alive"

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Written By: Ripley on 01/05/14 at 10:14 pm

What were some of your favorite cartoons while growing up?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/06/14 at 12:14 am


What were some of your favorite cartoons while growing up?


Basically anything on Nickelodeon at the time: Rugrats, Doug, and Hey Arnold are probably my top 3.
I also got into Cartoon Network a bit later in my childhood...I enjoyed Dexter's Lab, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and Samurai Jack, etc.

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Written By: Ripley on 01/06/14 at 9:42 pm

Who is your favorite Rugrats character?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/06/14 at 11:27 pm


Who is your favorite Rugrats character?


Chucky was my favorite

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Written By: Ripley on 01/07/14 at 11:35 am

Did you play the video game for Rugrats that was on N64?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/07/14 at 2:15 pm


Did you play the video game for Rugrats that was on N64?


No I don't recall doing so. My brother had a Rugrats game for GameBoy though.

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Written By: warped on 01/11/14 at 2:19 pm

A genie has given you one gift.  You are allowed to prevent ONLY one of these assassinations:

Abraham Lincoln: 1865
JFK: 1963
MLK: 1968
RFK :1968

Which one is it and why?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/12/14 at 1:48 am


A genie has given you one gift.  You are allowed to prevent ONLY one of these assassinations:

Abraham Lincoln: 1865
JFK: 1963
MLK: 1968
RFK :1968

Which one is it and why?


Interesting question...and a hard one to answer. Clearly none of them deserved to die, and yet their assassinations contributed to each of their legacies. Altering history could and would have consequences. I will pick RFK for the reason that he is the one I know the least about.

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Written By: Ripley on 01/12/14 at 11:05 pm

Did you watch Rugrats All Grown Up and what did you think of it? 

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/15/14 at 12:05 am


Did you watch Rugrats All Grown Up and what did you think of it?


I still remember when they made the TV movie (prior to the series) and anticipating it for DAYS. Then as fate would have it, there was a really bad storm that day and our power went out...luckily my cousin recorded it so I got to watch it at his house later.

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Written By: nally on 02/21/14 at 11:37 pm

Just reading through your thread here...



The first night we were there, we stayed on The Queen Mary. My dad is a really big fan of ocean liners, especially historic ones. My family didn't tell me at the time that it was one of the most haunted places in America. I found out later from various documentaries :o

After that, we spent about 3 days at Disney Land and I think one day at Universal Studios. This was the most fun part. We also went to Knott's Berry Farm at some point but I think I recall it wasn't that great there.

The final two days of our trip, we visited and stayed with my Great Uncle. He lived in Monrovia. He had a very pretty house that rested on the edge of a cliff :o the view was great though from what I remember.

I know these places quite well, given that I've lived in the greater L.A. area my whole life. Was this the only time that you visited California, or have you been back since? (If so, where'd you go?)

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Written By: Ripley on 02/22/14 at 8:20 pm

Have you ever swam in the ocean?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 02/22/14 at 9:10 pm


Have you ever swam in the ocean?


I sure have! On at least 5 separate occasions that I can recall...once in the Pacific, the rest in the Atlantic

St. Petersburg, FL ('96)
Somewhere in California ('98)
Myrtle Beach, SC ('02)
Cocoa Beach, FL ('04)
Cancun, Mexico ('09) ...technically the Caribbean Sea I think but it still counts as the ocean right?

I'll have to ask my mom where the beach in Cali was.

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Written By: Ripley on 02/22/14 at 9:58 pm


I sure have! On at least 5 separate occasions that I can recall...once in the Pacific, the rest in the Atlantic

St. Petersburg, FL ('96)
Somewhere in California ('98)
Myrtle Beach, SC ('02)
Cocoa Beach, FL ('04)
Cancun, Mexico ('09) ...technically the Caribbean Sea I think but it still counts as the ocean right?

I'll have to ask my mom where the beach in Cali was.

Cool! 

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Written By: Ripley on 02/22/14 at 9:59 pm

Have you ever or would you ever scuba dive?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 02/22/14 at 10:38 pm


Have you ever or would you ever scuba dive?


You have to undergo training for that, correct? I'm not sure if I would be inclined enough.

The closest thing I've done to scuba diving is snorkeling when I went to Cancun in '09. It was horrific...it was raining so the water was super choppy and you couldn't see anything anyway. Then I got motion sickness on the boat ride back to shore.

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Written By: aja675 on 02/24/14 at 11:32 pm

What music do you listen to?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 02/25/14 at 2:14 pm


What music do you listen to?


late '80s/early '90s

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Written By: Howard on 02/25/14 at 4:15 pm

Do you play video games?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 02/25/14 at 4:24 pm


Do you play video games?


Not so much anymore. When I do, it's my old N64, GameCube, Sega Genesis, or SNES games. Or occasionally I'll play Wii at a friend's house.

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Written By: annimal on 04/19/15 at 2:55 pm

What should I ask you?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 04/19/15 at 5:31 pm

Whatever you want! My favorites, what I ate for breakfast, what the last movie I saw was, etc.

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Written By: annimal on 04/19/15 at 8:06 pm


Whatever you want! My favorites, what I ate for breakfast, what the last movie I saw was, etc.


okay maybe I'll think of something

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Written By: 80sfan on 04/26/15 at 5:16 pm

Why?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 05/08/15 at 12:17 am


Why?


Why not?

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Written By: 80sfan on 05/09/15 at 6:58 pm


Why not?


Z?  :D

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Written By: Howard on 05/10/15 at 2:41 pm


Z?  :D


;D

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Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/31/15 at 3:23 pm

1. How's Chicago like?

2. How are you feeling that you're going to be 25 soon?

3. Are you still in school? 

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Written By: Howard on 09/01/15 at 3:01 pm

Do you own a video game console?

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/01/15 at 5:27 pm


Do you own a video game console?

Not so much anymore. When I do, it's my old N64, GameCube, Sega Genesis, or SNES games. Or occasionally I'll play Wii at a friend's house.


;D ::)

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/01/15 at 5:28 pm

How are you doing today?  What did you eat for dinner?  for lunch?  ;) ;D

If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 09/01/15 at 7:42 pm


1. How's Chicago like?


I love Chicago! I actually just moved to the city in May. I previously lived/grew up in the suburbs. There's a lot more to do here than in the burbs, that's for sure.

2. How are you feeling that you're going to be 25 soon?

Looking forward to reaching the quarter century mark :) Although it will mean I'm halfway between 20 and 30...not sure if I'm ready for that!

3. Are you still in school?

Nope, I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in May 2013.

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 09/01/15 at 7:47 pm


How are you doing today?  What did you eat for dinner?  for lunch?  ;) ;D


I'm doing well, how are you?  :)

I'm about to make myself a grilled cheese (pepper jack on whole wheat) which I will dip in french onion soup (and then eat the rest of the soup!)

For lunch today I just had a ham sandwich and some chips. I bring my own lunch to work most days to save money.

If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?


I wouldn't buy anything too extravagant. One luxury I have always wanted was an outdoor hot tub. I guess I would have to buy my own place first though! The rest would go towards paying bills so I never have to worry about not being able to make payments and can live comfortably.

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Written By: snozberries on 09/01/15 at 11:24 pm


I love Chicago! I actually just moved to the city in May. I previously lived/grew up in the suburbs. There's a lot more to do here than in the burbs, that's for sure.

Looking forward to reaching the quarter century mark :) Although it will mean I'm halfway between 20 and 30...not sure if I'm ready for that!

Nope, I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in May 2013.


What was your major?
Are working in your preferred area of study?

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Written By: Howard on 09/02/15 at 2:55 pm

Are you looking forward to the release of WWE 2K16?

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Written By: mxcrashxm on 09/02/15 at 5:16 pm


I love Chicago! I actually just moved to the city in May. I previously lived/grew up in the suburbs. There's a lot more to do here than in the burbs, that's for sure.

Looking forward to reaching the quarter century mark :) Although it will mean I'm halfway between 20 and 30...not sure if I'm ready for that!

Nope, I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in May 2013.
That's fantastic. I'm glad you're enjoying it out there. One day I will go there as I will be traveling.

Same here. I'm actually closer to that age than to 18. It will be a few more years from now that I'll be 25.

Congrats :). What did you earn a Bachelors in?

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 09/04/15 at 4:53 pm


What was your major?
Are working in your preferred area of study?


I was a marketing major, but I am working in insurance.

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Written By: MarkMc1990 on 09/04/15 at 4:53 pm


Are you looking forward to the release of WWE 2K16?


I was never much of a wrestling fan  :(

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Written By: Ripley on 01/23/16 at 4:35 pm

I'm giving you a list of 5 items. You may choose one of them to receive as a free gift. However, you can not return them for a refund of cash. Why did you choose this item?

A. Homemade chocolate pie with whipped cream once a week for 3 months
B. Brand new Super Nintendo with your choice of 3 un-used games
C. Unlimited movie theater passes for one month
D. $100 gift card to your favorite restaurant
E. One day shopping spree to your local mall. You may fill up one regular sized shopping bag per store.

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