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Jim's Cafe - 12th April 2021

Dante

Took 5 years to learn how to make a custom title.
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So it has been pointed out to me that I havent done a Cafe in a while, truth be told I never end up answering my Cafes so its been fun seeing and responding to other people's, but its about time I got on and made one, so lets check the topics of the day:

Deskfast Day, Hamster Day, Library Worker Day, Liquorice Day, Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, Walk On Your Wild Side Day, Yuri's Night, Oh, and for anyone living in the UK, it is also the first loosening of Covid restrictions, its a minor change, but a good start.

Fun Facts
In honour of Hamster Day, these will all be hamster related facts.
1) Despite what most people who long to own one as a pet believe, hamsters are nocturnal creatures, as in the wild they spend their days hiding from predators.
2) Hamsters are also extremely solitary creatures, in the wild they will create a burrow to hide in and spend the majority of their time alone.
3) Hamsters are banned in Hawaii due to their impressive promiscuity, the local government fears that they will quickly be able to form a large population and have an impact on the local agriculture.
4) Hamsters are food hoarders, their cheeks can stretch to an impressive size to allow them to carry their own body weight in food back home, or in some cases be filled with air like a balloon to help them swim.
5) A Hamsters heart normally beats around 400 times every minute whilst at rest.

The Hopes Table
Born of my country's Covid optimism and Walk On Your Wild Side Day, this is a table for discussing and hoping for the time of freedom when the world returns to normal and we all get to have fun.
1) What have you missed most during all these lockdowns and panics?
2) What are you most looking forward to when the world returns to normal?
3) Who is the first person you plan to see that you couldn't so far, when you get a chance?
4) What are the wildest or most daring plans you have made for when all this blows over and we can cut loose again?
5) What have you been doing to keep yourself sane whilst stuck at home and do you intend to continue it when you earn you freedom again?

The Food Table
With Deskfast day, Liquorice Day, AND Grilled Cheese Sandwhich day all at once, I couldnt not have a food table.
1) Have you ever eaten a meal at you desk? Why and what was it?
2) Do you like Liquorice, and if so... WHY??
3) What is your guilty pleasure food?
4) What do you eat when youre trying to be good?
5) What food can you simply not understand that ANYONE could like it?

The DIY Table
What, you want me to think of everything? This is a self-serve table, find your own questions and answer them!
1) What question does no one ever ask you, and what's the answer?
2) What question do you wish people would stop asking you and what's the answer?
3) What's the strangest question you have ever been asked and what's the answer?

The Bar
For those who just want to say Hello
1) Say Hello
2) What do you want to tell us?

Recruitment Table
If you plan to do a Cafe tomorrow, please feel free to say "I Volunteer" in huge writing to set an example and let anyone else know so you dont double-post (I did it once and it was awkward).

Tags
Finally, dont forget to tag people, the more the marrier!
@Harrow @Auri @Dinolaur @bubblebear @arbitrarybarry @1964dodge @Dycorp @HappyKitty
 

1964dodge

Has a frog in the family
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thank you for opening the cafe and inviting me @Dante

1. what i miss : car shows, there were hardly any last year, this year is looking up.

2. looking forward to : car shows

3. first person to see : no one, i still see the people important to me.

4. most daring thing : street race again

5. what have i been doing : planning on car shows and work to do to the car. now that she's out we are working on the car.
 

LonelyHiker

Waitering for Godot
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Interesting hamster facts! Sounds like a creature I can relate to, as I am a very solitary individual (I like people, but in very short bursts...). I had a hamster as a young kid. He escaped, unfortunately...

I will skip the Covid table, as the pandemic has had little to no impact on my life. The only thing I have been missing is unrestricted travel, and even there, I've been too busy at work to do a ton of traveling anyway..

The Food Table

1) Have you ever eaten a meal at you desk? Why and what was it?

When I was still a dreary, corporate, cubicle-chained 9 to 5er, I used to eat at my desk all the time... Mexican, usually...Thank Bob those days are faaaaaaarrrrrr behind me...

2) Do you like Liquorice, and if so... WHY??

Yes, Twizzlers® are the bomb....best movie snack, period!

3) What is your guilty pleasure food?

Saltines and Tabasco™ sauce

4) What do you eat when youre trying to be good?

Lots of fruit....apples, bananas, berries, etc.

5) What food can you simply not understand that ANYONE could like it?

Haggis


@Lady Wolfshead @JMG @the.end.ish @Sunday16
 
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JMG

~ Crazy Cat Lady ~
#18
Tysm for tagging me & for posting the cafe today Dante! :) I had been thinking about posting one an hour or so ago but my fear of it being unpopular stopped me lol. I'm damn glad I didn't now cos yours are definitely better anyway as I'm pretty sure most people here would agree with. ;)

Anyway here's my answers and hope you and everyone else here are well. :)

The Hopes Table

1) What have you missed most during all these lockdowns and panics?
Being able to just go shopping in a normal way without having to wear a bloody mask all the time (so sick of those things wow)

2) What are you most looking forward to when the world returns to normal?
See answer to #1 (Not having to wear a damn mask anymore.)

3) Who is the first person you plan to see that you couldn't so far, when you get a chance?
I don't see many people in my life anyway since there just aren't many people who want to be in my life, but haven't been able to see my sis much so I hope to be able to see her more once it's finally all over. Probably won't though cos she's busy and also disappointed in me so w/e.

4) What are the wildest or most daring plans you have made for when all this blows over and we can cut loose again?
I don't make wild or daring plans because I'm not a wild or daring person so I got nothin for this one sorry.

5) What have you been doing to keep yourself sane whilst stuck at home and do you intend to continue it when you earn you freedom again?
Reading, trying and pretty much failing utterly miserably to form some serious, meaningful bonds with people online (that has NOT helped me stay sane though lemme tell ya, quite the opposite which is why I think it's safe to say I'm utterly done with that nonsense already!!!!) and just taking things one day at a time. After how things have been for me over the past few years it kinda feels like I can survive anything now so I will find a way to survive this too no matter how much more misery and suffering I'll have to feel for the rest of my life.

The Food Table


1) Have you ever eaten a meal at you desk? Why and what was it?
Maybe in school I might have...can't remember....never at work though I don't think.

2) Do you like Liquorice, and if so... WHY??
Red is fine, but heck no to black. It's so disgusting. Can't eat any chewy things like that anymore though, haven't been able to for years.

3) What is your guilty pleasure food?
Lots of stuff but especially chocolate, fries, chips and crackers.

4) What do you eat when youre trying to be good?
Carrots or other fruits and veggies. The stuff they say is truly "good" for you.

5) What food can you simply not understand that ANYONE could like it?
Olives.

The DIY Table


1) What question does no one ever ask you, and what's the answer?
Question: Why are you so beautiful, awesome, amazing, fabulous, charming, inspiring and wonderful?
Answer: I'm not. No one's asked that because no one thinks it. Whatever.

2) What question do you wish people would stop asking you and what's the answer?
No one asks me much of anything for the most part but it's fine, could be worse.

3) What's the strangest question you have ever been asked and what's the answer?
Can't think of any sorry.
 
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The Food Table
With Deskfast day, Liquorice Day, AND Grilled Cheese Sandwhich day all at once, I couldnt not have a food table.
1) Have you ever eaten a meal at you desk? Why and what was it?
2) Do you like Liquorice, and if so... WHY??
3) What is your guilty pleasure food?
4) What do you eat when youre trying to be good?
5) What food can you simply not understand that ANYONE could like it?
1: Nope. Not really possible in school lol
2: Black licorice is the best!!!
3: Probably strawberry ice cream
4: Salad, one of the only foods I love
5: Anything spicy. Feels like your mouth is on fire, ugh
 

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