Have you met Elyse2155?

Meet Elyse2155 Answers Category Supervisor, Copy Editor WikiReviewer, Community Outreach WikiGuide, and WIT Explorer! She claims to be a music  Mia and Cari
sponge, a Disney addict and loves reading and gaming. Let’s see what else Elyse2155, known to some as Cari, has to say!

Q: What is your Answers.com username and does it have a special meaning?
A: Elyse2155. Elyse is my middle name.

Q: What can you tell us about your family life?
A: My dad’s family is Dutch.

Q: Do you have any special pet stories?
A: Tilly, my dog, used to help me practice for hockey. When I hit the ball, she would chase it and hit it back with her paw. Jazz, my cat, likes riding on the rocking horse my dad made for my sister.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to share about your education?
A: I’ve attended an all girls school since kindergarten.

Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I grew up in Sydney.

Q: What life accomplishments are you proud of?
A: Becoming a leader of SPOT (A team of students from many schools that come to my school to use the telescope donated by Oxford to assist in its research of SS 433, which is a micro quasar in our galaxy.) And performing a monologue in front of 500 people for a drama showcase (I get really bad stage fright so it was kinda scary for me.)

Q: Who is your inspiration in life?
A: My boyfriend, since he always inspires me to try harder and take up opportunities like SPOT that I’m normally to scared to take.

Q: Is there anything you feel sets you apart, something that makes you unique?
A: I used to breed guinea pigs, which not many people do. Also I have a very quirky personality.

Q: What is a special motto or belief in life you always keep in mind?
A: “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” By Dr Seuss

Q: Do you have any traveling experiences to share?
A: Once I signed up for a service learning trip to Bali to help at some orphanages over there. When I got to the airport, though, we found out my passport would fall under the 6 month minimum needed while I was over there. So I had to stay behind while all my friends flew over, and get an emergency passport and fly over to Bali by myself the next night.

Q: Where is one place in the world you would love to visit and why?
A: England, because I’ve never been to a European country and they speak English.

Q: Do you have any special interests, hobbies, or collections?
A:  I like collecting pop vinyls characters. And I’m interested in Astronomy and History.

Q: Do you have any special talents?
A: I can dislocate my thumbs (doesn’t hurt).

Q: If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
A: The ability to heal people, the power to fly, and world peace.

Q: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
A: Probably a penguin because they can swim around and I like the cold.

Q: Do you have a favorite band or artist? What is your favorite song?
A: Band, The Script or Ed Sheeran. Song, Breakeven by The Script because I can relate to it.

Q: What do you enjoy watching on television?
A: Gotham, Game of Thrones, Criminal Minds, Dexter. The list goes on and  just because they are really good to watch.

Q: You enjoy reading. Do you have a favorite author? Book?
A: Amanda Hocking, because I fell in love with a trilogy of hers that I read and reread 3 times in 2 months – The Tryelle Trilogy.

Q: How long have you been a contributor and how did you discover Answers?
A: A couple years, using it to help with my homework.

Q: What enticed you to join our community and what do you like best about the community?
A: It’s really cool meeting experts in things you’re interested in and that you can have discussions with.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do on Answers?
A: Fix grammar mistakes and answer questions about teen dating.

Q: And last, but certainly not least, what is one quirky or interesting random fact about you that most people may not know?
A: I once owned a goldfish that ate other goldfish.

Who is Randyatcabincreek?

He was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia and enjoys creative cooking.  Read on to learn more about this retired, disabled corrections officer and Answers contributor, Randyatcabincreek!

Q: What is your first name?
A: Randall. I usually go by Ran or Randy.

Q: What is your Answers.com username and how did it come about?
A: Randyatcabincreek. It is a combination of my name and the area of Roanoke county I live.

Q: What about your family? Do you have any children? Pets?
A: Married 32 years to Mary Anne, Daughter Annah; graduate of Virginia Tech.
We are owned by Razz, a doberman/lab mix. She is perhaps the most in-tune to human emotions I have ever seen. Everyone she meets is her new best friend, unless it’s a skunk, cat, or ‘possum. Then she only barks to chase them away.

Q: What can you share with us about about your education? What influenced you in choosing your field(s) of study?
A: Collegio tau Autodidactas. Majored in religion, mythology and philosophy. To broaden my knowledge and try to figure out why people hang on to religious beliefs, especially when the majority do not know why they do at the deepest level. I am an avowed atheist whose mouth can get him into trouble.

Q: What life accomplishments are you proud of?
A: Raising a successful, healthy daughter.

Q: Who or what has been or is your inspiration in life?
A: Tough question. My wife and daughter have given me the courage to keep going, even if it hurts! Also people like Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric; Richard Dawkins, Albert Einstein, George Carlin, Michael Shermer, Christopher Hitchens, Teilhard De Chardin, EA Poe, and so many educators who inspired me to dig deeper, question everything, and to be a good skeptic.

Q: Is there anything you feel sets you apart, something that makes you unique you’d like to mention?
A: I am my own person; I fully understand the meaning of life. It ain’t hard people, don’t complicate it.

Q: Do you have a special motto, belief in life or quote; something you always keep in mind or live by? What is your passion in life?
A: Jack Welch once said, “Always accept reality for what it is, not what you’d like it to be.” Family and knowledge are paramount in my life.

Blue Ridge Mountains

Q: Do you have any traveling experiences you’d like to share? Where is one place in the world you would love to visit and why?
A: I have not been able to travel much since a debilitating accident took me down a notch or two physically in 1998, but I am fond of the Blue Ridge Mountains,New Mexico, and Colorado. [I would love to visit] my ancestor’s home in Scotland, My wife’s ancestor’s homes in Germany and Israel. To learn of course!

Q: Is there a place that’s special to you and why?
A: When I feel out of touch or sad, I can be found on the Blue Ridge Parkway, communing with nature, or fishing the Maury River at Goshen Pass near Lexington, Virginia.

Q: What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?
A:  Mythology, religion, science, crosswords, good books to read. My hobby is gardening and just being outdoors.

Q: Do you have any special talents?
A: Irritating people… actually to challenge them to look at life.

Q: If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
A: A better education, better health and for three more wishes!

Q: What is the most craziest/scariest/dangerous/embarrassing/wonderful/extreme in any way, thing that has ever happened to you?
Answer: Probably getting hit by a car working an inmate escape in 1998. Healthy one minute, not so much the next!

Q: Glass half full or half empty?
A: Depends on who poured the glass for me.

Q: What is your favorite music and band or artist? Do you have a favorite song?
A: Sit down. Heavy Metal and classical; Metallica and Beethoven. Favorite song – One by Metallica. It does not get any more raw or honest than that.

Q: Favorite television show or movie?
A: Big Bang Theory. It’s funny, awkward and so true to Nerd-dom.  Favorite movie – To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everthing, Julie Newmar. If three of Hollywood‘s most macho actors can act like drag queens and get a point across about open mindedness, how much better a lesson in life.

Q: Do you have a favorite poet? Poem?
A: Edgar Allen Poe. Took big ones to write like that. Poem – The Raven. Why not?

Q: Who is your favorite author? Do you have a favorite book?
A: John R. R. Tolkien. Who else could take a story about God and Jesus, turn it around with other mythologies, and come up with something so spectacular. Book – The Lord of the Rings, by Tolkien.

Q: How did you discover Answers and how long have you been a member of the community?
A: By happy accident. I asked a question, got it answered and signed up to answer. Since the Fall of 2014.

Q: What enticed you to join our community and what do you like best about the community? What is your favorite thing to do on the site?
A: Some answers I read over were too vague or incorrect. I felt like I could give my two cents, and perhaps a better understanding of the subject matter.
Favorite things to do – Answer valid questions, redirect wrong categorized questions, and ignore trollish questions.