(Ghastly) Krueger ... Question and Answer Time, you MOTW, you! :D

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The time has come (had come yesterday, as a matter of fact, maybe I must change MOTW on Mondays from now on?) for you to be our MOTW!

Any question asked needs to be answered, any (even silly) photo needs to be taken and presented. Ha! You knew this! Now ... come on. Answer.

Like why do you have a German surname?
Have you ever lived in Germany?
If so, where?
Where do you live now?
You have a Spanish first name?
Are you married?
Do you have family?
How old are you?
What's the name of your pet?

What is it you like about photography?
What's your favourite meal?
And what's your favourite drink?

Take a photo of your garden.
Of your front door.
Of your eye.
Of your car (funniest angle you can come up with).

Take a photo of the shop where you do most of your grocery shopping.
And of the church nearest to your house.

And one of your desk with the computer on an tuned to TPF!
 
After that little lot, I'm not sure I need to know or see any more. OK then...

- Explain American for me?
- Take a photograph of a bunch of local chillies (at the market for preference)
- Do you own any Lonely Planet guides and if so, which ones?
- Photograph your camera bag
- What inspires you in your daily life?
 
He. Just over a year since I signed up ;) :mrgreen:

Like why do you have a German surname?

I knew something like this was coming;)
My screen name is made of my two nicknames. Krueger's the old one (OLD). A long time ago, my brother got this weird idea in highschool law class that only the firstborn was lawfully a son / daughter of the parents, therefore I wasn't (I'm the youngest).

But they "loved me as part of the family". The whole tale expanded, and he and my sister said I was actually a foreing exchange student that got lost and finally stranded. They came up with a string of surnames from the different countries I had "lived in". My invented name was something like "Sergei Krueger Labosh Pichegru Perez... " Agh don't remember all.

The "Krueger" part stuck and they and my childhood friends called me that. I also used that name for videogme highscores and some roleplaying characters.

BTW, this was by the end of the 70's, before that copycat Freddy came into scene!

Have you ever lived in Germany?

No, but I plan to eventually (for some time, not permanent). I still need to make some ends meet and certain conditions have to be met)

I've travelled to Germany... 6 times, though.

If so, where?

Since I've not lived there yet, I'll tell you the places I've visited (If you don't mind and memory serves):
Hamburg, Bremen, Emden, Greetsiel, Köln, Ingolstadt, Nürnberg, München, Dachau, Kassel, Würzburg, Rotterdam, Baldmünchen... Frankfurt, Regensburg...

I think that's it.

Where do you live now?

Puebla, Mexico (about 1.5 h drive from Mexico City)

You have a Spanish first name?

Mh... yes. It's origin is supposed to be Etruscan.

Are you married?

Yep, for 3 yrs.

Do you have family?

Do you mean children? Yes a 1.5 year old boy.
If you mean siblings, an older brother and an older sister.

How old are you?

38

What's the name of your pet?

Müsli, Wombat and (still:() Schubert. (Long story beind each)

What is it you like about photography?

I've alwas been into hard science (math, chem, physics, engineering). Photography is a way to complement that with an artistic activity. Helps me practice creativity and relax.

What's your favourite meal?

Hard to tell. My mom's meatballs maybe. 2nd place goes to the "rustic" pizza made in a local restaurant. Artichoke, fresh mushrooms, dried tomatoes and anchovies. Baked in wood oven.

And what's your favourite drink?

Coffee.

Take a photo of your garden.
Of your front door.
Of your eye.
Of your car (funniest angle you can come up with).
Take a photo of the shop where you do most of your grocery shopping.
And of the church nearest to your house.
And one of your desk with the computer on an tuned to TPF!

These will come during the week, as soon as possible!
 
After that little lot, I'm not sure I need to know or see any more.
Thanks and good night ;)

- Explain American for me?

Any person native or inhabitant of the continent called America



- Do you own any Lonely Planet guides and if so, which ones?

No. I plan my travels (however seldom) via Internet.

- What inspires you in your daily life?

My son. On the one side the responsibility I have to supply him with his basic needs, on the other his smile and laughter which raise my spirit to the sky.

- Take a photograph of a bunch of local chillies (at the market for preference)
- Photograph your camera bag

Sure, this will come during the week ;)
 
Take a photo of your garden.
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Of your front door.

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Of your eye.

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I got a bit carried away with this assignment. I was seeing lights for a while afterwards with all the flash and light going into my eye.

This one is a bit older, but I remembered about it now. (A candy to whoever guesses how I got it)

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What do you like to do on your off time?

What are some of your favourite subject matters for photographs? (eg people, animals, landscape, macro, abstract etc etc)

Have you ever gone white water rafting? If so, where?

Do you like to hike?
 
What are the pets you have and do you care to tell the long story of each name?

What is it that draws to specifically to Germany and have you traveled to many other countries?
 
What do you like to do on your off time?

I have little spare time these days. (A 1.5 y/o boy requires a LOT of attention! :D)

When I had spare time I used to ride bicycles (mountain and road), build scale models (mostly cars), play video games, read, play basketball. At one point I tried to learn how to play the electric guiar, but failed miserably.

What are some of your favourite subject matters for photographs? (eg people, animals, landscape, macro, abstract etc etc)

Nature, macro (though I don't have any macro lens yet) and abstracts. I also enjoy shooting racing cars.

Have you ever gone white water rafting? If so, where?

Yes. In the Filobobos river, in Veracruz. (Somewhere near 19° 58 ' 59" N, 97° 09'58"W)

And I did some kayaking when I was a kid (not in white water, though)

Do you like to hike?

Yes, very much. I specially liked a trip north of Vancouver a few years ago.
 
What are the pets you have and do you care to tell the long story of each name?

Dogs, adopted from the street.

The first one was Müsli. My wife is a teacher in the local uni. One day when she went into her room somthing was moving on the floor, near some of the student's bags. First they thought it was a rat, but it was actually a puppy. Her belly was all bulged due to parasytes and looked starved. My wife took her to her parent's house and she lives there currntly. We pay for the bills and care for her, though (bathing, vet, etc)
We named her Müsli because she is a mix of who knows how many races.

Next came Wombat. My wife saw her roaming a house under construction. She was in really bad shape at the moment, skinny to the bone, could not walk straight and kept falling to the side. We feared she had been hit by a car or distemper.

She survived and is in good physical shape now. She still carries both hind legs together sometimes and kind of looses balance... but does not fall anymore and is really strong because I take her jogging as often as possible.

When we found her she dragged both hind legs and kept her back crouched. That and her long sount and ears made her look like a wallaby, but that was too long for a name so we switched to Wombat.

The last one is Schubert. One day the vet called us. He had a cocker spaniel who needed a home. He was 5-7 years old and really fat. (when the vet got him he was infected with fleas, but was clean now)

We decided to adopt him also (got him neutered). Everything went Ok for a couple of months, but eventually they started growling and bearing teeth at each other. One day Wombat attacked Schubert and hurt him really bad (deep wounds in 4 places). Since Schubert is so short and fat, he cannot defend himself.

Schubert had to stay in the vet for a week to heal. Then we took him back home. A week later my wife called me to tell me the maid told her that the dogs had fought again and there was blood.

I hurried back home. Got Wombat inside the house and Schubert in the garden to review the wounds. Wombat got mad as hell and crashed the door open and attacked again. I tried to split them (pulling Wombat from the hid legs) but she would not release him. I tried twisting het to make he loose her balance, but she kept biting him (in the face and then the neck).

I just couldn't stand there looking at my dog getting killed so I (maybe stupidly) grabbed Wombat's jaw to pry it open. At that point, Schubert bit my wrist (he couldn't distinguish what part belonged to whom). Although he's small, the sight of a dog biting you with all it's strenght while you can do nothing about it is kind of shocking. Anyway, after what seemed a long time, I was able to release him... but she attacked again. Fortunatelly my wife arrived by this time. I tackled wombat and held her head to the ground while my wife called Schubert into the house and locked the door.

I got a very badly bruised wrist (still hurts after abour a month), some bloody fingertips (from W's teeth, I guess) and scratches and hits all over.

Schubert's been at the vet's since then and we are looking for a new home for him. We fear he will get killed the next time, or much worse, our son might get caught in the middle of a fight.

Being forced to get rid of a pet is terrble. Very different from a pet dying. Hard to explain. He is just a very sweet dog who wants to give and receive love. :(

What is it that draws to specifically to Germany and have you traveled to many other countries?

I work for a German company. I have to deal with German providers for the projects I manage.

I've not been to many countries.

The US (several times), Canada (3 times), the Netherlands, Aruba, St. Lucia, St. Maarten (that's actually Netherlands and France), St. Thomas (that's the US actually) and Puerto Rico.
 
Would that German company possibly be building cars, maybe?

And I am still waiting for the photo of

a) the shop where you do most of your grocery shopping
b) the church closest to your home
c) your desk with the computer (on and tuned into TPF, of course).
 
When was the last time you visited a porn site? Excluding the spam on here.

Mh... define "visit"

Would that German company possibly be building cars, maybe?

Maybe.

And I am still waiting for the photo of

a) the shop where you do most of your grocery shopping
b) the church closest to your home
c) your desk with the computer (on and tuned into TPF, of course).

The last 2 maybe shot today and posted soon. The first one will have to wait.
 
^^ Lovely picture of the church.

Sad story of the fighting pets :(

What are some of the bands/performers you've seen live in concert?

What photographic equipment is on your 'wish list'?

Who are some of your favourite photogs on TPF?
 

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