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Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:16 PM

Post a true but little known fact about yourself.

I was an amateur boxer with a 15 and 2 record. I had to quit when my league found out I needed eye glasses. At that time an amateur boxer needed 20/20 vision.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:17 PM

1. I graduated third in my HS class and wasn't in the top 10%

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:20 PM

2. Okay! How is that possible?

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:22 PM

5. Graduating class of 20?

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:24 PM

8. Wow!

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 07:21 PM

40. Twenty-seven in the class

not including Kathy's in utero.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:34 PM

15. Three people in the class?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 07:22 PM

41. 27

and 2/3's

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 12:55 PM

122. Years ago, I saw a biography on the Web, about a guy who missed out on a scholarship ...

... because he had the 2nd highest SAT score (IIRC -- might have been something else, back then) in the entire state of KS that year. But to qualify for the scholarship, he also had to be in the top 10% of his high school graduating class. He wasn't. There were 10 people in his class, and his best friend got the highest score in the state. So he didn't get the scholarship.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #122)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 12:24 AM

254. Proving, once again, math sucks.

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Response to dchill (Reply #254)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 12:25 PM

267. Actually, people who write stupid rules suck.

In a state where small schools are not that uncommon (more so then than now), someone should have thought to say "among the top 10%, OR the top three/five/ten/whatever students in their graduating class".

People who don't anticipate such obvious consequences should seek the help of wiser counsel than themselves before finalizing the rules.

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 03:55 PM

147. I was within 100 feet

Of both John and Bobby Kennedy when they were shot.

I was in the press car following John (a closed sedan about 4 back) and in the hotel kitchen with Bobby talking to a guy from the local CBS about when they could do a one-one-one.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #147)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:48 PM

163. Whoa!

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #147)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:30 PM

187. That's sad man. i bet you cried like we all did.

Very intriguing? Any ideas on who killed who?

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #147)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 09:16 PM

245. I saw JFK the day before he was shot

He came to Houston first and my mother took me downtown to see the motorcade. It was one of those beautiful fall days where it was sunny and the air was cool and crisp. I remember his hair looked red in the sunlight.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #245)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 09:20 PM

246. When I was in college, I used to go see Stevie Ray Vaughan on Ladies Night back in 80-81

in San Marcos, TX at the Cheatham St Warehouse. There were actually 2 Ladies Nights. Stevie played one and George played the other, but I'm not a country music fan. George was an Ag student at the university.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #245)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 08:19 AM

264. Well, then

You saw me, about 4 cars back! In the nondescript car for peons. I'm sure you remember my stunning handsomeness, as I leaned forward looking at a stack of papers (or whatever I was doing)!

(Ha!)

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 12:20 AM

221. my mother was second in her class, and didn't make the top 10%

there were only nine in her class. So the one ahead of her was the top 11.1%

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:22 PM

3. I graduated from college in three years because I couldn't afford the fourth one.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:23 PM

6. Awesome!

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 08:31 PM

51. I graduated from college in three years with money in the bank. (I lived with my parents). n/t

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:22 PM

4. Two newspapers and a trade publication featured articles about my birth.

Nothing since then...

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:23 PM

7. Well! There's always the obits!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:25 PM

10. Patience is a virtue.

But I do check every morning, just to make sure.

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:26 PM

12. You and Keith Richards!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:24 PM

9. I pitched a perfect game.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:25 PM

11. Sweet!⚾️

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:28 PM

13. I've survived jumping off the Golden Gate bridge...

multiple times.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:30 PM

14. Cool story bro! 😏

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:47 PM

16. It's totally true....

and I often encouraged others to do the same back in the sixties. On the north side of the bridge, there was a place you could climb onto it. My brain is a little fuzzy after all the years, but I believe the drop was about six feet.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:52 PM

18. Okay! That's cool! Mea culpa!

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:46 PM

162. The soil there was full of lead paint, asbestos, and other toxic nastiness.

Cleaning up the mess has been very difficult.

You're lucky to have survived...

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:50 PM

17. When I was in 5th grade, I left my house on my bike....woke up two days later in the hospital.

To this day, those two days are lost to me. Severe concussion. Some of my so called "friends" thought I was lying. Nope. Brain trauma is not a good thing. The last thing I remember was going to the library at school, two days before the day of whatever happened.

I am pretty sure that aliens were not involved, since I had some bumps on my head and cuts/scrapes on my hand.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:52 PM

19. Damn! 👍🏻

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Response to dameatball (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 12:43 AM

75. That's exactly how the aliens cover their tracks

Just sayin.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 02:40 PM

133. Yeah, but did your ass hurt? /NT

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:54 PM

20. i'm a stable genius,

little known, but true.

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Response to 5X (Reply #20)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:07 PM

25. Trigger needs oats!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #25)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:36 PM

32. I've been found out,

just don't call me mr. ed.

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Response to 5X (Reply #32)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:55 PM

36. Did they really put peanut butter on Mister Ed's gums to make it seem like he was "talking"?

I've heard that, but have been unable to verify it.

(Wikipedia doesn't even mention it)

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #36)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 10:12 AM

108. According to Alan Young, who played Wilbur,

They put a thread under Mr. Ed's upper lip, and pulled on it when they wanted him to talk. After a while, he'd do it on him own after he heard Young speak.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #108)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:31 PM

171. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

I think I heard the rumor about them putting peanut butter on his gums from an episode of "Married With Children"

When Mister Ed talked, he sounded like Nixon.
"Wilbur, I want you to know that I am not a crook!"

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #108)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:34 PM

189. Wow.

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Response to 5X (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:48 PM

239. What is a "stable genius?" nt

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #239)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:56 PM

242. thats what orange shithead called himself. n/t

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 05:57 PM

21. I stole a car when I was ten.

Didn't have the keys or wasn't able to reach the gas pedal but I could the brakes and the parking shift and it was unlocked and pointed down a hill, so wow it was fun. Until my neighbor looked out the window.

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Response to Snellius (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 08:14 AM

89. How long until you could sit again?😏

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #89)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 08:26 AM

91. My mother thought it was pretty funny.

Not my Dad. He could get red-in-the-face mad. But didn't hit.

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Response to Snellius (Reply #91)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 08:36 AM

93. My old man would've lit me up!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #89)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 08:29 AM

92. BTW This was a bigly great idea for a thread, Floyd. Thanks. nt

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Response to Snellius (Reply #92)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 08:41 AM

94. Thank you!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:01 PM

22. I took a road trip at the turn of the millennium, and visted over half the states in the union

I was looking into PhD programs, and visited a bunch of universities. At 12:00 AM on 1/1/2000, I was in a Days Inn motel across the road from McGuire AFB, in Wrightstown, NJ. Coincidentally, this was the second in a row of New Years of a new decade that I spent in a Day's Inn motel.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #22)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 08:24 AM

90. Wow!

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:17 PM

228. Neat! nt

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:05 PM

23. I put the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop

I did not put the ram in the rama lama ding dong

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Response to Ptah (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:28 PM

29. I put the ram in the rama lama ding dong!

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Response to Ptah (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:25 AM

85. Any chance

you shot the deputy?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #85)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:12 AM

100. No, just the sheriff.

Every time that I plant a seed
He said, "Kill it before it grows"

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Response to Ptah (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:09 AM

97. Go and sin no more! 🙏🏻

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:06 PM

24. If you took all my DNA and stretched it out end to end ....

it would stretch all the way to Pluto and back.

That's a little known fact about you too.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #24)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:15 PM

27. Also you share 60% of your DNA

with a banana.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #24)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:26 PM

28. I tried this

and I only made it to Neptune.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #24)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:11 AM

99. I doubt that mine is that flexible! 😏

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #24)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 12:29 AM

255. But then I'd be dead.

Right?

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Response to dchill (Reply #255)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 12:36 AM

256. No. *I'd* be dead. It was my DNA.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #256)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 12:37 AM

258. But you said it was about me, too!

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Response to dchill (Reply #258)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 01:40 AM

259. Ok. Let's make it a suicide pact.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:14 PM

26. I've never had a drivers license

and never owned a car. And I'm not young.

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Response to oldtime dfl_er (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 12:59 AM

78. Same with my mother. She is 78.

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Response to oldtime dfl_er (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 10:13 AM

109. Wow!

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Response to oldtime dfl_er (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:51 PM

197. Me neither. Although I plan to get a drivers license this year.

I'm going to get my learners permit on Thursday. I'm saving up for driving lessons. I'm also not young.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #197)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 12:27 AM

214. Good luck!!!!

I've had learners permits before, just never took the final step.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:33 PM

30. It took me eight years to get a four-year college degree

I had to quit school several times because I ran out of money, and the part-time jobs weren't paying enough.

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #30)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:37 PM

33. This is me too!

I finally graduated and am in student loan debt, but I finished with a BS from FSU.

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #30)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 09:50 PM

64. Mine went to 11

2
Took a year off
1 while working full time
Joined the Army - 3 years
Worked another year +
Went back for another 2 and got my degree

Trust me it adds up to 11

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #30)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:21 AM

103. Took me about ten years.

At least it kept the student loans down.

-- Mal

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #30)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 11:17 AM

114. it took 11 for me

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #30)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 11:18 AM

115. Perseverance! 👍🏻

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #30)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:24 PM

170. Took me nine. I was "asked" to take time off twice, the implied threat being permanent expulsion.

Mental illness before modern medicine was one a hell of a ride.

Fortunately I was white, male, and generally affable and non-violent even at my very worst, otherwise I'd be dead.



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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #30)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:26 PM

185. 11 for me too.

Lots of reasons. Depression was a big one. But I ended up with enough credits for a 5 year BS. And then I worked in that field for 36 years.

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 03:08 PM

268. Another 11-year wonder: Class of 1967-78.

With all the campus unrest, fooling with various substances, working my way through (in and out of college), sometimes just working, a failed early marriage, etc. I finally managed to stitch enough time/credits together to get the damned sheepskin.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:35 PM

31. I am often mistaken for Scarlet Johansen.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #31)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 07:02 PM

37. Good thing you're not often mistaken for Jake Johannsen

(He's a funny guy, though)

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #31)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 11:19 AM

116. You mean you're not? 😢

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #31)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 03:11 PM

269. I am never mistaken for Scarlett Johansen.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #269)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:53 PM

273. Me neither

I am often mistaken for Scarlet Johansen.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:39 PM

34. My nickname is Taco Bell

because I'm so ugly that I make people run for the border.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #34)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 11:20 AM

117. I doubt that! ✌🏻

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:40 PM

35. In 1980 I registered as a Republican.

But they screwed up my registration and in 1982 I woke up and registered as a Democrat. So, I am proud to say that I have never been a member of the haters club.

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Response to Lunabell (Reply #35)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 11:20 AM

118. Good for you! 👍🏻

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 07:04 PM

38. I do stand up comedy.

 

It's not a professional thing. But I have been paid - meal and 2 drinks

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Response to bitterross (Reply #38)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 07:20 PM

39. If you can make it to the 2nd drink, you have a "shot"

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Response to bitterross (Reply #38)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 11:21 AM

119. Very cool!

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Response to bitterross (Reply #38)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:39 PM

174. Do you tell jokes?

Or are you like Jerry Seinfeld: "Ever notice how ______"

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 07:26 PM

42. I graduated college at 25

Mailed out 245 resumes
Received 242 rejections
3 interviews
1 job offer

36 years ago
4 years from retirement

Nothing has been easy
Didnít expect it

That job offer has provided where
Iím at today

I donít quit
Ever

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Response to benld74 (Reply #42)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 07:28 PM

43. "I don't quit. Ever." would be a good thing to put on a resume lol

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Response to benld74 (Reply #42)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 02:23 PM

129. Nice! 👍🏻

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Response to benld74 (Reply #42)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:37 PM

190. I don't either. Never.

i tell employers etc up front as well.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 07:32 PM

44. I skipped 2nd grade but was a 2nd grader twice. I didn't skip 4th grade but was never a 4th grader.

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Response to unblock (Reply #44)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 03:23 PM

138. I'm confused!😐

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #138)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 03:42 PM

146. simple:

ok, not really.

they skipped me from 1st to 3rd grade. but they had never done that at that school before (not sure why) so toward the end of 1st grade i sat in 2nd grade as a sort of trial run. it worked well i guess so they skipped me but i nevertheless had attended 2nd grade for a month.

couple years later, when i would have been in 4th grade, our family spent the year in france. my parents put us in the french school system. we started out in 1st grade and moved up as we learned the language. so during that year, i was in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade for a while. never made it to 4th grade. just as well because 3rd grade in france is way more difficult than 3rd grade in america! i learned things there they don't teach here until 8th grade!

so anyway, that means i never attended 4th grade, even though i never skipped it -- i was in france that year.
but i skipped 2nd even though i attended it twice -- once as a trial run at the end of 1st grade, then again for a while in france.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 07:34 PM

45. Ah ki'lt a man in prison

But don't worry...

Ah'm ree-bill-tated

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Response to jpak (Reply #45)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 03:24 PM

139. I'm sure he had it coming! 😏

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 07:36 PM

46. I turned Theodore Bundy away from a hotel when I was desk-clerking.

He handed me a credit card that had been declined (stolen, but it was only declined when I called for approval). He took it out of my hand while I was explaining that it was declined. He left and that was that. I thought he looked familiar (we got FBI most wanted bulletins) a the hotel. A few days later an FBI agent contacted me and that's when it all came together. I was twenty-one at the time and he was passing through Memphis heading to Florida as we would learn.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #46)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 09:24 PM

60. Awesome and creepy at the same time.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #46)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 09:58 PM

65. yikes!

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #46)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:28 AM

86. Thankfully

the card wasn't accepted and you wound up showing him to his room!

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #46)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 12:01 PM

121. Every day on my way to class, I walked past the frat house at FSU where Bundy was staying. I looked

similar to the type of girls he liked to kill. When he did his rampage there, one of the girls was attacked in her small house about half a mile from my small house.

Would I have helped Bundy put his canoe on top of his car when he had a fake cast on his arm? Sure. I was a helpful person.



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Response to Nay (Reply #121)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 01:16 PM

123. I know how you feel.

I was 21 at the time, petite, brunette hair parted in the middle, pierced ears. I remember he was charming, articulate, and good-looking. He didn't ask me out or anything and I don't think I would have agreed for three reasons: 1) The credit card, 2) He smelled strongly of alcohol and I was pretty sure he was intoxicated (he had spent some time in our lounge), and 3) There was something about his eyes.

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Response to Nay (Reply #121)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:09 PM

150. Was it a frat house, or a boarding house?

According to Wikipedia, Bundy did stay briefly at a boarding house near FSU.

Back in the early 1980s I read Ann Rule's book on him "The Stranger Beside Me"
If you Google "The Stranger Beside Me," there are 3 videos listed with that title.
The one called: "The Ted Bundy Story:The Stranger Beside Me" (2003) is over two hours long, so it must be the entire movie, and you can watch it for free.

One thing Wikipedia didn't mention about him, but was in Ann Rule's book, is that Bundy asked a reporter friend, "Which states still have the death penalty?"
The reporter told him that Florida still had the death penalty, and soon after that, he headed for Florida.




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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #150)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:15 PM

180. IIRC, it was called "The Oaks." Could have been a regular boarding house. It was all guys and sorta

fratty, if you know what I mean.

Yes, I read Ann Rule's book on him, and lots of her other books.

I was working in the mall and going to school at the time, and learned a day later about him biting off one girl's nipple (thanks, wife-of-a-cop-on-the-scene, I never got that picture out of my mind . . .) and we all had weeks of worrying who'd be attacked next. One sorta funny result was that in just a day or two, there wasn't a gun left in the stores or a large dog left in the pound.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #46)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 03:25 PM

140. Wow! 😯

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #46)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:50 PM

164. Wow, talk about chills!

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #46)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:38 PM

191. That' a chilling experience....was he creepy??

Did he seem strange to you?

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #191)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:25 PM

209. Yes, as I said on an earlier post...

He was good looking and articulate, but I would not have met him after work if he asked (he didn't) due to the declined credit card, his obvious intoxication, and his eyes.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 07:45 PM

47. I won on Jeopardy.

But only one game. Went down in flames in Final Jeopardy in my second game.

We're had several DU'ers, I think, who have done much better on the show.

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #47)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 10:36 PM

70. Whoa, how many people can say that?

You are part of an exclusive club.

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #47)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 03:26 PM

141. Nice! 👍🏻

I recall years ago when I only lurked there was a guy here who also won on jeopardy!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 07:50 PM

48. I once had a discussion with Cary Grant about the Warren Report...

...on Kate Hepburn's veranda in Saybrook, CT...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #48)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 03:28 PM

143. Honestly?

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #143)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 04:45 PM

148. Yeah. No kidding. I know it sounds weird...

...but my grandmother was a family friend of the Hepburns, and I'd occasionally hang out at her house in Saybrook. Once--I was about 16 or 17--I was on her porch reading, I think, *Rush to Judgment*, and an older, very handsome guy noticed and we talked about it. It wasn't until about half-way into the conversation that I realized who it was, and we had gotten into it by then. He was very down-to-earth, and talked intelligently about the case. He was quite skeptical about the Lone Gunman theory, basically telling me that he could believe one impossible thing before breakfast, but not a whole bunch of impossible things. I think he was a bit amused that I didn't make a big deal about who he was--I was more interested in the discussion...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #148)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 04:48 PM

149. Beyond cool!

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #148)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:58 PM

175. My jealousy

knows no bounds. This is incredible.

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #148)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:39 PM

192. Ju-dee Ju-dee Ju-dee

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 08:09 PM

49. I have 10 inches

of potato 🥔 pancakes stacked in my freezer.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #49)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 08:46 PM

56. + You certainly have a huge

amount of pancakes frozen! Good for you.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #49)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 03:29 PM

144. Yum! With sour cream! 😋

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #144)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:23 PM

182. Well, yes, when they plump up.....it oozes out.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #182)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:24 PM

183. Don't go there!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #183)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:25 PM

184. Like a moth to a flame......lol.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 08:24 PM

50. I used to,

weigh 450 lbs, Have been steady now at 215 for a few months, a little girl who came into my life changed me. (yes there are pics )
but they remain private for my motivation, not for public.

Koz

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Response to kozar (Reply #50)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:30 AM

87. Good for you, kozar

Way to achieve less than half of your former body weight. That's a tremendous step toward better health. Cheers!

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Response to kozar (Reply #50)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 03:30 PM

145. Awesome! 👍🏻

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Response to kozar (Reply #50)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:17 PM

169. Welcome to DU, Koz

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 08:33 PM

52. I went around the world

16 times in a period of three years.

That's like 192 years of "spring forward - fall back".

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #52)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:09 PM

151. Business or pleasure or both!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #151)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:39 PM

173. Work.

I was in container shipping.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 08:35 PM

53. Hmmmmm....

I am a retired professional Belly Dancer...

sage

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Response to sagetea (Reply #53)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:13 PM

154. Old belly dancers never die! They just

waist away!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #154)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 09:29 PM

247. I've thought about taking classes

It looks like fun and I could use the exercise, especially around my waist and abdomen.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 08:36 PM

54. I went to UVA in the fall of 1980, made The Dean's List 3 of 4 first semesters...

then I met a GIRL. Barely graduated! Would not trade a minute of it for anything!

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Response to Va Lefty (Reply #54)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:40 AM

106. Same here. Except I'm a girl who met a boy.

Never saw daylight the rest of the last year. Brought my grade point down significantly. My parents felt I was ruined for jobs.

Not once have Iíve ever been asked for my transcript. Had some pretty great jobs.

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Response to Va Lefty (Reply #54)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:15 PM

155. Glad you had your priorities in order! 😂

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 08:39 PM

55. For a short while a long time ago I was a bike messenger in San Francisco

That sucked especially for me - a flatlander from Chicago
Spent a lot of the stint lost and winded

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Response to lunasun (Reply #55)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:16 PM

156. Brutal! ✌🏻

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 09:02 PM

57. I was in short films for the Ga. Dept. of Education as a child.

Made several.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #57)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:14 PM

167. Sweet! 👍🏻

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 09:11 PM

58. I was an extra in a Best Picture

"Terms of Endearment" filmed at University of Nebraska, where I was an undergrad. Still waiting for my Oscar.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #58)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:16 PM

168. Jack has it!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 09:18 PM

59. I worked for a landscaping company during one college summer that mowed lawns

for Pat Boone and the then owner of the NATIONAL INQUIRER, I think his name was Pope,.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #59)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 09:46 PM

63. David Pecker

No really that's his name

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Response to underpants (Reply #63)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 10:19 PM

67. This was in about 1963 ish.

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Response to underpants (Reply #82)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 08:54 AM

96. Thanks. And all along I thought his name was Alexander Pope.


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Response to pangaia (Reply #59)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:04 PM

225. Yikes!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #225)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:04 PM

236. Yup... mowed lawns 6 days a week from 7 am to about 5-6 pm.

Lived in NJ near the bridge. This was like 1962-63 or so.

I remember, we used SENSATION MOWERS. (Of course I sometimes can not find my car keys now.) Great machines. Handle was mounted in the middle so when you reached the end of a 'row' you just flipped the handle around and went back the other way ! FAST and indestructible!!

THEN, 6 nights a week we drove to the SEAWAY IDLEWILD HOTEL near the then 'Idlewild Airport' and played a jazz gig 10-2. Got home by maybe 3:30. And up again at 6 am for the lawn mowing job. All summer. Or most of it.. I remember toward the end of the summer one day on the lawn job, I couldn't do any more. I just quit and went home.

But I made a mint that summer. !!
Oh, I also briefly dated Rachael Fast, daughter of the author, Howard Fast.


I'm just sumptin', ain't I??




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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 09:32 PM

61. I was stupid enough to give up 3 years of my full scholarship to

Ohio State in order to get married and
so my husband could keep his college deferment and out of Nam.
Man, that was so stupid.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #61)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 12:14 PM

266. Wow!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 09:42 PM

62. I met the author Stephen King while I was a student at U. Maine Orono in the 1970's.

I had to drop out of the English fiction class he was teaching, and he had to sign the paperwork.

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Response to Bluepinky (Reply #62)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:31 AM

104. Many, many years ago I read that if Picasso wrote you a check for less than $100

you were better off keeping the check for his signature than cashing it. Do you still have that paperwork?

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #104)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:03 PM

177. Of course not!

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #104)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 11:16 PM

213. What I meant is that it would have been too perfect to have kept the papers...

so of course I donít have them. I have learned that life is a lot of things (surprises, joy, sadness and disappointment), but itís never perfect.

I liked your statement about Picasso. 😄

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Response to Bluepinky (Reply #213)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 09:30 AM

217. I would be curious what King's signature is worth.

I also read a story about a woman who purchased a funky ceramic tea pot at a garage sale for $10. Later she discovered it was an early work of Picasso's & was worth about $40k.



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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #217)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 04:17 PM

218. That cartoon is a riot, love all the misplaced eyes!

Antique Roadshow was a fun show to watch, sometimes a yard sale find was actually a rare and expensive treasure.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 10:05 PM

66. I used to participate as a team roper (rodeo event, but totally amateur)

and my Mother won a buckle in the same event.

Here is my start.



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Response to Kali (Reply #66)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 10:22 PM

68. That's so cute!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 10:26 PM

69. I am the only person in the entire world with my name.

Armenian with a rare name. (There are only 5 million Armenians in the world. And I have a rare Armenian last name)
Combine that with my married name and I'm the only one.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 11:22 PM

71. I used to be a stringer for a running magazine

"Running South", back in the 90's. I covered races around KY, articles and photos.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #71)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 03:49 PM

223. Cool. But, being a dumbass, I wasn't entirely

sure what a stringer was, so Google confirmed it. You freelanced!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 11:52 PM

72. I once had a delightful conversation with

Cherie Blair at Downing Street.

About breastfeeding.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 11:57 PM

73. Been to the ocean three times

First time: gulf shore...got stung on my armpit by a jellyfish (everyone wanted to pee on me)

Second time: Georgia coast...had to be saved by a crab fisherman as I was being swept out to sea.

Third time: Bahamas...stepped on sea urchin while running from reef sharks and was under observation for six hours to make sure I wasn't poisoned.





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Response to backtoblue (Reply #73)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:04 PM

203. Omg, the ocean really dislikes you!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 12:40 AM

74. My farts smell like potpourri

I'm glad not many know this. Although it might sound fun having people ask to pull your finger, it gets annoying after a while.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #74)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:34 AM

88. The other downside

is that your underwear is full of this stuff:





That can't be comfortable!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #88)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:21 AM

102. Better than my shorts being full of shit

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 12:56 AM

76. With zero previous knowledge, I completely remodeled my kitchen.

Granted, I have a lot of the skills required, but kitchens are...difficult.

Before starting, I spent 3 months on the computer, watching videos and doing research.

The kitchen came out so good, that pictures of it were placed on the website of a major national kitchen company.

Oh another thing...I routinely worked at my place(s) of employment anywhere between 50 and 60 hours straight without sleep and without leaving the workplace...permanently fucking up my health. In spite of that, it did make me a stronger and more humorous/light-hearted person. In a weird way, it was kind of worth it, because you test your limits, and most other things in life don't seem so horrible anymore, therefore granting you a certain sense of freedom. It also teaches you how to get shit done under onerous circumstances It's bad in another way though, because you could die.

The thing I am most proud of though... stepping up and taking care of my dying mom.

One last thing...I was born with my belly button in the crease behind my knee. When people ask me if I have an innie or an outie, I say "How the fuck would I know"?

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 12:57 AM

77. I wrote an award winning novel and was a poet laureate.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #77)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:43 PM

193. What's the name of the book etc?? Do tell!

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #193)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:12 PM

205. I'll pm you. I try to stay relatively anonymous on DU

There can be some ďinterestingĒ trolls and lurkers.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #205)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:13 PM

206. Good idea. Thank you.

At your convenience. Appreciated.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #206)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:17 PM

208. Just sent.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #77)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 05:07 PM

219. Wow!

I'm not a "lurker" or a troll, (and I'm good at keeping secrets) - Could you PM me too?

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #219)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 12:16 AM

220. I just saw this! Thanks. I'll PM you.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 01:05 AM

79. When I was very young

my mother had our portraits done every year. The photographer contacted her for permission to enter one of my portraits in a contest to promote the new idea of portrait Christmas cards. My portrait won. I have a photo of the ad on a billboard in the ballroom of a hotel in Chicago at a photographers convention. That holiday season, that photo appeared on billboards across the country.

That and a few bucks will get me a coffee at Starbucks.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 01:27 AM

80. I took pop rocks and drank coke.

And I lived to tell about it. Hell of a trip.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #80)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:44 PM

194. Gutsy.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 01:32 AM

81. Paul Newman was at my wedding. 😙

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #81)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 01:18 PM

124. Go on......???? nt

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #124)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 02:09 PM

125. He wasn't a guest. Just there. The girls in my bridal party left

attending to me and went ga-ga. That is all.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #125)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:12 PM

152. That's still really cool.

Except for your bridal party abandoning you, LOL.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:38 AM

83. I should be at the bottom of Lake Pontchartrain

When I was around 2 years old, my mom and I were flying to see her family. Our first flight was late and we missed the connection. The connection was an Eastern Airline flight that crashed into Lake Pontchartrain...no survivors.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #83)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:12 PM

153. OMG. That gave me chills.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #153)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:38 PM

160. I haven't thought about it in many years until I read this thread

I went back and read the story again. turns out I was a little over 3 years old. Remember in those days there werenít cell phones, so apparently it was several hours after my Dad heard the news of a crash before my Mom reached him to say we werenít on the plane.

https://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2014/02/50_years_after_the_plane_that.html

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Response to MLAA (Reply #160)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:04 PM

178. I remember it. I was born in '57 so I recall this accident.

Thanks for the newspaper clip. Did your mom talk about it much? Wow.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #178)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 05:31 AM

215. Nobody said a word until sometime in my Dad mentioned it and I was shocked.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #83)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:52 PM

235. I had a ticket for American flight 191 that crashed on takeoff

At O'Hare in1979. I was a school teacher and my principal let me go 2 days earlier so I changed flights. The thing that sticks with me is that on DC9s (I think that was the aircraft) the passengers could watch a huge TV screen of the cockpit and windows. So they witnessed their own death as that plan took off and then crashed.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #235)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:06 PM

237. First thing that struck me is that if it happened today the fees are so high to change a reservation

that you might not have been able to change your flight and go earlier. I canít imagine how you must have felt when you found out about the crash. And, like you say, to see what is still a few seconds in front of you...wow.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #237)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 07:36 AM

263. I was working on my master's degree at the university oh Hawaii.

I was in a drugstore on King street in Honolulu when I heard "a plane crashed in Chicago killing all 535 passengers." Somehow I knew it was "My flight.". ESP?

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:44 AM

84. I met with longtime TV news correspondent David Schumacher on his boat.

He briefly reflected on his CBS correspondent work in Viet Nam.

At one point he said, 'Viet Nam made me realize how very fragile civilization is'.

I am surprised how often that quote quietly slips into my head.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 08:41 AM

95. In 1953 I was selected

as the cutest baby born in the hospital. My photo was selected by the Nurses. I later married a Nurse.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:09 AM

98. I was quite the adventurous fool,

Back in the day,

I have ridden my bicycle from Boston Ma.to Naples Fla. twice, from North Carolina to Oregon and back, Denver
to Austin once, all over Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, I have ridden the Erie Canal Trail, Little Miami River Trail,The Katy Trail, slept in Battery Park in NYC on my first Boston to Naples run (don't try this at home!).

I spent 4 months touring the US on a Honda Trail 110, no better way to see the country than at 45 mph!

Yet the hardest thing I've done is Outward Bound back in 1974,there is nothing like having a 25 foot wave getting ready to crash in on you, (think Deadliest Catch) while you are strapped into a 30 foot ketch rigged wooden pulling boat.

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Response to The Figment (Reply #98)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 02:13 PM

126. You made me

very tired. Now I need a nap! 😁

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:17 AM

101. I was almost left back in Kindergarten solely because I couldn't skip or use scissors.

That's it.

My parents argued that I should be promoted. They took me to a child psychiatrist at Mount Sinai in NYC for an IQ test where I scored way above average. Armed with the results, Mom dispatched my Kindergarten teacher and I was promoted.

(Mom told me this story a little while before she passed. I had no idea.)

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #101)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:26 PM

210. Oh I'm glad Mom stood up for you

You made it even if you can't skip

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:34 AM

105. At age 3, won my only beauty pageant!

A children's photo contest. NOTHING since!

Early bloomer! Went downhill from there!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:54 AM

107. As a child lived in RI....

My dad was part of the boating industry so we had a nice boat.

We used to drive around the Quonset Naval Air Station.

We used to drive around the air craft carriers, cruisers and battleships.

The Blue Angels used to practice over our house. I thought everyone had an ocean and a navy base next to them.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 10:21 AM

110. I once spent the night (by invitation) in the women's dormitory at Rutgers University.

Nothing happened. At least not that night or in the dorm...

But it's a fun story to tell.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 10:21 AM

111. I was an extra on Miami Vice!

(of course if you lived in South Florida in the '80s - that would also be every other person you would meet)

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 11:05 AM

112. I walked on my toes until middle school because I was born with short Achilles tendons.

I had surgeries to extend my Achilles tendons when I was in sixth grade.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 11:16 AM

113. I delivered a baby on the side of a highway

when I was 19 years old

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #113)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 11:44 AM

120. oh wow

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 02:21 PM

127. At 25 years old, I may be the youngest person on DU. Lol! Unless someone else speaks up...

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 02:22 PM

128. A true but little known fact about me?

Hurricane Hazel, was throttling the east coast of the US, full force, as I was born.

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Response to wendyb-NC (Reply #128)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:40 PM

161. Welcome to DU!

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Response to wendyb-NC (Reply #128)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:49 PM

195. So, you were 'born in a cross-fire hurricane'?

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 02:32 PM

130. I was busted for pot while home on leave from the USMC

I was declared guilty of a felony (1 to 5 in San Quentin).
The judge then told me to approach his bench...... He quietly asked me what I did in the USMC. I explained that my unit was leaving for Nam in 10 days................ He then dropped the charges!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 02:32 PM

131. I have driven a vehicle in 49 states

All except Alaska. Iíve driven a car on 2 Hawaiian islands (Oahu and Maui) and have driven a tractor trailer in all of the lower 48 except Vermont....I dunno....never had to go to Vermont! I drove a car in Vermont for the first time last October.

Iíve driven all but about 500 miles of the 48,000 mile Interstate system.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 02:38 PM

132. I met Bill Haley and the Comets.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 02:52 PM

134. My eyes don't work in tandem

Left is farsighted, right is very nearsighted. Use right eye for reading only. 3D movies are a waste of time for me. Thought I was the only one with this weird condition but eye doc says itís fairly common.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 03:02 PM

135. In High School I Shared A Gym Locker With.....

Teresa Graves, now deceased. Of "Laugh-In" fame, and she sang in The Doodletown Pipers. Most of the time I had the locker to myself, she was gone so much.

And Pittsburgh Pirates baseball pitcher Dock Ellis, who pitched a perfect game while stoned on LSD. His wife, Paula, was in my typing class.

My ex-husband and I visited Mel's Sporting Goods store just a few hours before Patty Hearst and the SLA opened fire in a robbery attempt there back in 1974.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 03:05 PM

136. I was thrown out of a party at John Landis's house back in the 80s.

And I totally deserved it.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #136)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 03:28 PM

142. You actually got thrown out of Animal House?

Nice work, dude. Can you talk about it or are you still on double secret probation?

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Response to Snellius (Reply #142)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:37 PM

159. Long story short, I said something horrible at a place where they weren't having it...

...and I got rightly tossed out on my ass.

Frankly, I got off easy.

(I'm better now.)

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 03:21 PM

137. In June 1991...

My buddy and I had just graduated from San Diego State University. We decided to embark on a 2-week backpacking trip through several national parks. One of the highlights was our trip to Yosemite. We got a permit to spend the night on top of Half Dome. It was a heck of a hike, especially with a 50-lb backpack strapped on my back. But it was absolutely worth it!!

To add to the experience, June 1991 also had an astrological event nicknamed "the massing of the planets." Not long after sunset, we saw Venus, Mars and Jupiter in a very tight circle. Those planets are all easily visible to the naked eye. We also had a crescent moon to add a little bit of ambient light.

There was also an amazing couple that reached the top of Half Dome just after we did. I still remember all the commotion when the pair made the final few feet to the top. First the wife stepped away from the cables, and then her husband followed right behind her. She was 77 and he was 79. They were celebrating their 50th anniversary that day!!

A full 27 years has passed, but I remember virtually every detail of that trip.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:22 PM

157. I met Danny Thomas when my sister got surgery for a cleft palate at

St Jude's Children's Hospital.

I was seven.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:30 PM

158. The President's daughter was on my plane

When I got married and was on way to a
Bahamas honeymoon.

( Lucy Johnson Nugent) masted the same day. 1966

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:00 PM

165. I took down this babushka/ bathroom attendant who was going to have me arrested in Novgorod, Russia.

 

I screwed up flushing and the porcelain lid flew off and broke... this was after Iíd blown past her without showing my bus ticket, and using a toilet marked ďdo not useĒ.
She grabbed me and screamed for the police to help her. I elbowed her right in the solar plexus and ran like hell, just made the last bus for St Petersburg. Iíd been warned they coordinate to shake down tourists and so I would be out a couple grand 24-48 hours of vacation and lose my luggage too.
Iíd seen the solar plexus move while flipping channels late one night. It worked.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #165)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:09 PM

204. How do you screw up flushing so... violently?







And damn, that sounds like a very close call!

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #204)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:34 PM

211. There is a button on the lid that's split in two, I hadn't seen one before.

 

I think one side might be for pee/ less water. Anyway the other public toilets Iíd used so far werenít as nice. Some were holes in the floor.
So Iíd been drinking a bit and was rushing because I had about 2 minutes to make it back to the bus. I didnít realize it was split and basically pushed them both at the same time. And I was pulling up my pants and had no time to catch it. All the while he old woman had followed me in and had already been banging on the stalls door. Because I was supposed to show a bus ticket or pay like 25c.

People had warned me watch out for these women working in gatekeeping positions and or kiosks. That they were the last pervasive bit of day to day corruption and often ran scams on tourists, pretending they stole or whatever and extorting them. Anyway, I had a clutch purse and ran through the terminal like OJ. I was shitting bricks everytime the bus driver answered his cell phone.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:12 PM

166. I played golf with

a Master's Champion. It was a junior golf tournament in 1972 where if you made the 36 hole cut, you played the final 2 rounds with a touring pro, a different one both days. Us junior golfers, ages 15-17, continued on in our tournament while the pros had a separate 2 day tournament. There were 63 of us who made the cut and 21 pros so it was kind of an exhibition event for them but with prize money as well.

The two pros I played with were Charles Coody, the '71 Masters champion and DeWitt Weaver, a long-hitting former SMU Quarterback, who was a journeyman pro who won twice on the regular tour and once on the Champions Tour.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:37 PM

172. I met Michelle Obama in front of a grocery store in Chicago.

It was November 1999. Her husband was a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. She was collecting signatures to get him on the ballot to run for Congress and she asked me to sign the petition. I did.

He lost.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:00 PM

176. I can twirl two batons.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:06 PM

179. Awarded an Emmy in 2015 ..

For a PBS documentary I did with Arizona Public Media.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #179)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:53 PM

198. nice!

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #179)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 03:20 PM

270. Outstanding

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Response to kwassa (Reply #270)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 03:25 PM

271. I went to school with a bunch of people who became famous later.

3 of the 4 Talking Heads.
Gus Van Sant, film director.
Dale Chihuly, glass blowing teacher then.
Mary Boone, major art dealer later.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:20 PM

181. I worked as a model to get spending money in college.

We were not really a family who could afford college. I had a full scholarship with room and board. My mom mailed me $5 a week for incidentals. (This was the late 80s, so weíre talking deodorant, shampoo kind of money.) A lady who worked for Paul Mitchell (the hair product guy) was dropping her little girl off because another student was babysitting her for the day. I was walking up to the dorm, and she asked me if I would come to work with her in New York City. I thanked her but said I couldnít afford to get to the city. She paid my way. I worked for several hair product companies, a fingernail polish company, and as a cover girl for teen magazines. Only my family knows. I never wanted people to think that I thought I was ďall that.Ē It just fell into my lap. I looked like the girl next door California blonde, and that was the look at that time (even though Iím a Jersey girl!)

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:30 PM

186. I was once investigated by the FBI.

Don't want to get into it but was really silly.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:33 PM

188. I had a supernumerary tooth.

It was removed when I was maybe 5.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:50 PM

196. I am adopted

And from a very small town. There is a famous actor who was born there, the 60 year old rumor was he's my bio dad. People told me I looked like him and the new rumor after his death was I inherited a lot of money. No money, I never thought I looked like him and I don't care one way or another.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 07:57 PM

199. I have a secret dream of going to school to become a registered nurse.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #199)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 09:42 PM

248. Go for it but be sure to go to a school that can hook you up with a residency program at a hospital

There is a critical need for nurses with acute care experience, but it's hard to get the experience. That's where you'll make the big bucks though. I work for a company that recruits experienced international nurses who want to come to US, get their green cards, work and become citizens. Starting salary is $31 an hour.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #248)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 11:42 PM

250. Thank you.

I'm not sure how to go about becoming a nurse but I've always been interested in it. I think I would make a great nurse. I don't know how I will be able to afford to go back to school. I already have a degree in something completely different. I'm an American citizen but I think it must be interesting to work for a company that recruits nurses from around the world.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #250)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 12:03 AM

252. Since it's a second degree for you, it won't take as long to get a Bachelor of Nursing degree

You may be able to take some of the prerequisites online. Any state supported university should have a nursing program. Even community colleges have nursing degree plans. You don't have to go all the way to having a BN, although it looks good on your resume. If you can pass the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Exam), you can get a job as a nurse.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 08:10 PM

200. I'm hung. No seriously,

Like a stud field mouse!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 08:48 PM

201. I had pretty much the entire BIG RED MACHINE's autographs several times over

Rose, Morgan, Pťrez, Concepciůn, Foster, Griffey, and Geronimo all of them several times over. On paper on hats and even on a little souvenir bat. I don't know if we knew someone or not but we'd go to this parking lot and they'd come out of the elevator and a small group of us would be there. Very informal. years old. It was just a thrill to be in "the big city" and meet these guys. This was when I was 5 to 7 years old.

Bench was rarely there - probably stayed behind in the training room or something.

Yes Rose. Signatures weren't a thing then.

We moved a lot so I ended up throwing them all away.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 08:57 PM

202. Think Animal House

Not the actors, but real life.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:15 PM

207. I have four nipples

None have lactated to my knowledge, so no big deal

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:45 PM

212. I established a strange link between John Wayne and the Zodiac case.

Not as a suspect.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 06:02 AM

216. Designed the house I live in.

Two-story cape cod style. Took years dreaming of the floor plan - put the dream on paper, then to a builder.

Dangerous things: camped, slept on the ground sans tent on a bear trail, heard the bear walking near. Oh, and parachuted.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 12:46 AM

222. Anyone watching the new Amy Pohler series, Making it?

One of the judges is Simon Doonan, famous for making window dressings at Barneyís in NYC. About twenty years ago I booked him to do a reading at a really funky bar/reading theater in Seattle called The Rendezvous Room. He and I proceeded to get stinking drunk and he gave the funniest, loosest reading/talk/standup Iíve ever seen. I still have the book he autographed praising the incredible bathroom decor. 😂

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 05:04 PM

224. In High School

I won third place trophy in an all state JUDO contest.. beating only one opponent who was taller than I and beat her with a sweeping leg throw, in about 10 seconds. I even amazed myself that day!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:11 PM

226. I am a little known fact.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:15 PM

227. I was a cover girl

On a recruiting brochure produced by the university I attended as a first year. I think it was because the friend I was with was wearing a tailored pantsuit and I was wearing a skirt, when 95% of the people around us were wearing jeans. Parents didnít like jeans much back then.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:23 PM

229. I had a one night stand with

a member of Three Dog Night. In my defense...he was adorable, I was 20-something, it was in the 80ís, I wasnít married or otherwise committed and there was really good champagne involved.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #229)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:26 PM

230. Okay! You skipped the line, but I knew a girl who left her husband and child for a 3DN band member.

That was in 70.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #230)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:34 PM

232. Well it ended with that one fabulous night...

but he did send me a post card from the road! He signed it with his first name followed by (3Dog) like Iíd forget!!!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #232)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:37 PM

233. Very cool!

I lived in Hollywood in the sixties. Perhaps one day Iíll share some experiences!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:30 PM

231. We ran into Harry S. Truman (former pres of the US) when I went to ...

elementary school in Independence MO. We saw him everyday as he walked around the town square in Independence MO (our school was just across the street from his house)...nice...got to (of course) see him as well as all the others, Johnson, Nixon, Eisenhower, etc. when they came to visit Harry...

Harry was very nice and always waved back to us in the school while he was walking...

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #231)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:17 AM

260. Me too!

Met him when our teacher took us up to his house and he came out and we talked for awhile with him, and my Dad knew his bodyguard Big Mike , who he played football with , and I talked to him many times too at a local grocery store he would take someone to get their groceries at. President Truman loved to walk daily , and later i lived down the street and next to Stuart Symmington , and the President on several occasions visited him there. He would always wave back when walking and was always down to earth. I later also got to tour their home . He also had a great sense of humor.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:50 PM

234. I was surprise guest at bachelor party for son of a friend

Long, long ago.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:34 PM

238. I never went to Second Grade

but I graduated third in my class.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:52 PM

240. Hubby and I had a private few minutes with Hillary before...

.. the Wellesley graduation in 2017 where she was the speaker. We knew her when she was a student there. Huma Abedin was off in a corner sorting something.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #240)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 09:45 PM

249. At first I read that as "snorting something" - LOL n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #249)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 11:37 AM

265. :)

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:53 PM

241. Thanks to all! This is fascinating!! nt

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 08:15 PM

243. I've held 2 world records.

Most coins balanced on my elbow and caught (49 quarters) and most distant object discovered by an amateur astronomer (a quasar almost 10 billion light years from earth.

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Response to Rustynaerduwell (Reply #243)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 11:45 PM

251. You sure that quasar

wasn't really just a quarter that deflected off your hand?




P.S. I caught 4 quarters off my elbow once!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 09:11 PM

244. Marshall Herff Applewhite, the leader of the Heaven's Gate cult, was the choir director at my church

in the late 60s. He met his partner in lunacy, Bonnie Nettles, in 1972. She was a church member and left her husband and kids to travel with Applewhite and start their cult. She died in 1985. He continued to lead the group until they all committed suicide in 1997.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 12:06 AM

253. I was the person responsible for introducing my mother to my father when they first met.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #253)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 04:48 PM

272. ???? Elaborate?????

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 12:36 AM

257. You dragged it out of me - I once met a guy who knew Boz Skaggs.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:19 AM

261. Met Ron Ziegler

Reagon's press secretary when he worked at Disney world as a tour boat operator.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 06:28 AM

262. I said "Hi" to Richard Simmons in the airport

At LAX 10 years ago. We were both flying US Where before the American merger/buyout. He was exiting my incoming aircraft. He's a nice guy but was very tired.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2018, 07:45 PM

274. I was involved in the negotiations

for the resale of Alaska to Russia. They offered 20 million in gold, a nice profit over the 7.2 million we paid. But they wouldn't keep the Palin family. President Obama said "Russia keeps the Palins or no deal." Vladimir Putin said "Ни за что." That ended the negotiations.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #274)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 08:07 AM

277. Good one! But, impotus the great negotiator could have closed the deal!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 01:59 AM

275. there are so many true but little known facts about me

i'm not sure which one to list here.

um... i talked to meg ryan on a telethon that was raising money after 9/11 when i called in to donate

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 02:16 AM

276. I plum forgot this. I once was immature.

And still am. 😝

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 09:13 AM

278. I was a bridesmaid in a prison wedding.

My friend met a convicted murderer, after he was incarcerated, and started dating him. She and a couple of her other friends liked to get dressed up and visit guys behind bars. I have no idea why. The prison was a couple hours away, so itís not something one would do on a lark.

Anyway, Terri started dating this inmate who was serving a life sentence for strangling to death a woman during a home invasion. None of her other friends were available to participate in the wedding, so I agreed. Weirdest experience in my life. Had to be searched, in my bridesmaid dress, before going into the prison.

I lost contact with her many years ago. I often wonder what happened. Terri had already been married two times when I met her. The convicted murderer was her third husband. I suspect the marriage didnít last.

She was a very fit and pretty blond real estate agent in her thirties when I met her. She could have had practically any man she wanted. Weird that she felt the need to look to a prison for love and then actually marry a murderer with a life sentence.

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