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a question about themselves.<br><br>
Since chele and I said we both feel like we don't know many of you well, how about we ask questions to those we don't know well. Don't be afraid to ask something that you think you should know!<br><br>
I'll start:<br><br><b>Liath</b>...why "Liath"? I thought you were a woman for a long time. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br><b>Witchy</b>...what made you go to Library school?
 

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I wanted a cool sounding name I could use on games and things like this. I wanted it to be gaelic because I like the sound on the language and the scottish culture.<br><br>
After pouring through mountain books and maps I found Liath, it means grey (or sometimes stone as is Caisteal Liath (the grey castle) and Liathach (The grey one).<br><br>
This spawned a fascination with the next big mountain to climb:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.loveofscotland.com/pics/liathachloch1.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I mean wow!<br><br>
Anyway, now I use it for forums and games. If it short or taken I go by ArdLiath (high stone).<br><br>
Now you know!
 

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liath, I'm so glad I asked because the answer was fabulous!
 

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Oh and I am a guy! But I do like that it's gender neutral as most of my games characters are female.
 

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I knew that because I've seen your pic...but initially I didn't. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Chupacabra, I <i>work</i> in Quincy.
 

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I was born in Quincy! I lived there until I was 5. My grandparents lived in East Bridgewater. There seem to be a lot of MA folks on this board. My parents met when my dad was in the Army and stationed in Texas. They moved to MA but my mom hated it so they moved back to Texas.<br><br>
I also wondered about Liath's name. Love that photo!!
 

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Ooh my bro moved to Minn-he LOVED it! I just don't get it. I lived in Denver and that was too cold for my thin blood. It's beautiful, but I found out that I don't really like being cold.<br><br>
Aah-Just Rite is how I would describe Austin. I LOVE it here! It's perfect for me.
 

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in the words of Gary P. Nunn...Austin's theme song:<br><br>
I wanna go home with the armadillo<br>
Country music from amarillo and abilene<br>
The friendliest people and the prettiest women you ever seen
 

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I agree with your mom. I hate Mass also. 90% of my family including cousins and extended members still live up there and I never see them. I think I just hate Boston though. Not the entire state. I was a bike courier up there in my early 20's and I think that gave me a bad taste for Bostonians.
 

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That isn't my photo, just a random one of the hill. This summer I hope!
 

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I grew up watching Quincy...<span style="font-size:xx-small;">M.E.<br><br><span style="font-size:small;"><b>Bux</b> - How do you pronounce your username and what does it mean?<br><br>
/cause I tell myself it's Bucks-the-dude and I'm pretty sure I'm wrong. <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br></span><br></span>
 

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<img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br><i>I've never been mean to bike couriers.</i><br><br>
Chupacabra, what's your name mean?
 

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i started master's level courses to apply toward a PhD program in the history of art and architecture at my undergrad alma mater, and then applied to a very competitive art program. i was accepted, and offered gobs of money. i applied to one "Safety" art program, as well - which was not nearly so competitive, but good, although it was on the other side of the country.<br><br>
i also applied to library school, as i'd been working in "liberries" for over 6 years by that time - thinking if i didn't get into either art program, i could go to library school and make that my career without being too terribly disappointed. the library school to which i applied also accepted me, and offered me gobs of money. so, i figured that was okay.<br><br>
my ex told me he would neither move nor wait for me if i went to my top choice for art school. it was many, many hundreds of miles away ('though not a nation away), and he was a manipulative, needy, person... and, i was young and stupid, and totally head-over-heels in love with him.<br><br>
the library school was only 20 miles away.<br><br>
it's a depressing story. a story which i believe i should tell every single young person i encounter.<br><br>
thankfully, i have grown into this work (whereas i was initially only concerned with doing a good job, now i know i excel at library work, i am making a difference, and i have the opportunity to do other things while a librarian)... i got my degree with a concentration in archives management, but i am now in a very tech. heavy department in public services... where i feel i actually have the chance to promote free access to information, and work with the students... i enjoy my work. would i like to go back and get my PhD in art/architecture? you betcha.
 

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I can tell you the Spanish translation: goat sucker (chupar = to suck; cabra = goat)<br>
There's a myth about a horrible monster, maybe even an alien, that was making goats disappear in horrific ways in a few Latin countries such as Puerto Rico. It was pretty funny when the myth was going around SoFla. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
So Chupa, why'd you pick that name? And how safe will your goat be???
 
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