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This is a problem with LJ: there is an illusion of intimacy, but in actuality we may know nothing about each other. This meme might help. If you like, ask me something (more than question if that is what comes to mind) you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

You may also post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.

Date: 2004-11-12 05:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigira.livejournal.com
What drew you to the financial industry?

Interesting Question - Long Answer

Date: 2004-11-12 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wild-place-king.livejournal.com
Just prior to making that decision I was a professional Jockey, riding racehorses in races at Aqueduct, Belmont, Saratoga, Hialeah Racetracks. For many reasons I wanted to leave the track (that is a whole other story) and attend college. My friends were completing their degrees and I was a high school dropout.

Since I was living in New York City and wanted to find lucrative employment, I felt that I needed a business education. So for a while I did not declare my major until I had taken a range of classes. I wanted to see what I liked.

I preferred computers but they were the old mainframes back then, not the PCs we know and love today. I liked accounting and that promised to provide the business education that I wanted. Turns out that accounting is *BORING*. Sorry M. It was too confining. However, I would not have been able to secure the position I have now without the accounting and finance background that I have since acquired.

Does that answer your question?

Re: Interesting Question - Long Answer

Date: 2004-11-12 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigira.livejournal.com
It does, thank you. Hialeah, eh? I've been there. Hey, I grew up in Miami, and Dad's boss raised thoroughbreds.

I agree about accounting. That's the one part of my CPCU studies that I'm NOT looking forward to. Two more exams after this month though. Two more. Just two. I'm just glad I'm not studying for the actuarial exams.

Date: 2004-11-12 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hypanebliss.livejournal.com
Who is your favorite musical group? (no idea why I don't know the answer to this already)

Date: 2004-11-12 07:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wild-place-king.livejournal.com
I don't actually have a favorite musical group anymore, not like when I was younger. Ilisten to a lot of classical music and they are called orchastras, not groups.

Frequently, I listen to oldies like Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, Jay and the Americans, The King (Elvis) - that genre.

Great question, thanks.

The (Wild Place) King

Date: 2004-11-13 05:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elphaba-of-oz.livejournal.com
You'll always be a hunka hunka burnin love to me.

Date: 2004-11-12 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eponacrony.livejournal.com
If you could design a job for yourself that was the perfect one what would it be and what would it look like?

Date: 2004-11-12 08:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wild-place-king.livejournal.com
I actually like what I am doing right now. I wish I found this end of the business twenty - thirty years ago. I also want the opportunity to be a real minister for my friends and those in the pagan community. That combination would be ideal.

Great question!

ok

Date: 2004-11-12 08:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwisteria.livejournal.com
do you have your own kind of ancestor worship within your practice or do you not feel comfortable with that or do you meld with B's practices?

Re: ok

Date: 2004-11-12 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wild-place-king.livejournal.com
Since my ancestors came from all over the planet, I do not have individual practices that acknowledge them individually. I do, however, meditate with them and affirm to live in a manner that will not disgrace them.

Interesting question, thank you.

You asked for it

Date: 2004-11-12 08:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elphaba-of-oz.livejournal.com
What do you regret about the choices you've made in your life?

Re: You asked for it

Date: 2004-11-12 09:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wild-place-king.livejournal.com
Ouch! This is a painful one.

I regret hurting people I love. I have tried to be aware of my wants and desires enough to make good choices. All choices are great, meaning important and far-reaching.

It is hard, but, I am learning from my spouse that brutal honesty is usually the best way to go, but, having a heart is important too.

Thank you for making me think of that.

Date: 2004-11-12 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faedaughter.livejournal.com
There are so many things I don't know about you. Simple things like... favorite food, color, beverage, what do you like best to do to relax? If you can had time to do anything what would it be? Do you worry about Pumpkin Girl finding her way through college and adult life? WHat is your biggest fear for her?

I should stop now. :)

Date: 2004-11-13 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wild-place-king.livejournal.com
I'll try to answer your questions. If there is something unanswered, you can always ask me.

I prefer Middle Eastern food above all else. Because I am allergic to peppers, I need the range of spices used in ME food to make eating enjoyable and fun.

I like a lot of colors. Blue and some shades of red are my favorites. Beverage, hmmmm. Alcoholic: Dry Sack Sherry and expensive Port are my favorites, although I infrequently use alchohol.

Reading is relaxing, so are computer puzzles. Honestly, I enjoy my job and often while relaxing and thinking about what I've been working on, I develop an idea to do it better.

If I had time to do anything I wanted to do I would spend a lot of time learning to turn wooden bowls and make heirloom boxes, you know, small boxes made with exotic wood.

Yes! I worry about PG finding her way through college and life. She's a good kid and we are trying to provide both structure and freedom; a tough balance, if it exists at all.

My biggest fear is that PG will not "get it." You know, the key to living in harmony with self, friends, and the world. Probably ungrounded, but there it is.

A question you didn't ask: what do I love most? Certainly my family. Friends, helping those I love in any way that I can, whether they know it or not. Recognition is not important. Knowing that someone I love is somehow made better or safer or helped in some way is enough.

Thank you for the opportunity to share.

Date: 2004-11-13 06:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mscindyn.livejournal.com
You have a great deal of outward calm, and an ability to make others feel calm in your presence.

Does that outward calm reflect inner calm? Or does it sometimes mask inner chaos/storm?

Wow, A Complex Question!

Date: 2004-11-13 07:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wild-place-king.livejournal.com
The real answer is, well, both. Thank you for the complement.

I am generally calm and I am calm because I know that there is nothing that can happen that will make me "lose it", to coin a phrase. And most itmes, especially in RS I am calm inside as well.

When I am masking inner chaos or a storm, I appear calm because I am alert.

I once quipped to a friend when I learned that she was a Peace Corps volunteer, that I was in the Peace Corps when I was in Vietnam. When we left some village, it was peaceful.

BTW, I have great respect for Peace Corps volunteers. I wish I had the courage to volunteer back then.
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