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Allan C. 25 Jan 01 - 03:56 PM
katlaughing 25 Jan 01 - 03:59 PM
NightWing 25 Jan 01 - 04:07 PM
Bert 25 Jan 01 - 04:16 PM
AggieBethie 25 Jan 01 - 04:17 PM
CarolC 25 Jan 01 - 04:21 PM
Sorcha 25 Jan 01 - 04:22 PM
Peter T. 25 Jan 01 - 04:25 PM
Justa Picker 25 Jan 01 - 04:26 PM
MMario 25 Jan 01 - 04:30 PM
Little Neophyte 25 Jan 01 - 04:32 PM
katlaughing 25 Jan 01 - 04:36 PM
Peter T. 25 Jan 01 - 04:38 PM
skarpi 25 Jan 01 - 04:41 PM
catspaw49 25 Jan 01 - 04:45 PM
MMario 25 Jan 01 - 04:49 PM
GUEST,Matt_R 25 Jan 01 - 04:51 PM
katlaughing 25 Jan 01 - 04:51 PM
Mary in Kentucky 25 Jan 01 - 04:54 PM
catspaw49 25 Jan 01 - 05:10 PM
Bill D 25 Jan 01 - 05:12 PM
Kim C 25 Jan 01 - 05:23 PM
catspaw49 25 Jan 01 - 05:27 PM
dwditty 25 Jan 01 - 05:42 PM
Rick Fielding 25 Jan 01 - 05:43 PM
Peter T. 25 Jan 01 - 05:47 PM
katlaughing 25 Jan 01 - 05:49 PM
Matt_R 25 Jan 01 - 05:49 PM
Bill D 25 Jan 01 - 06:18 PM
Sorcha 25 Jan 01 - 06:31 PM
Bill D 25 Jan 01 - 06:40 PM
Sorcha 25 Jan 01 - 06:42 PM
Metchosin 25 Jan 01 - 06:53 PM
harpgirl 25 Jan 01 - 06:54 PM
Metchosin 25 Jan 01 - 07:01 PM
Murray MacLeod 25 Jan 01 - 07:05 PM
Bill D 25 Jan 01 - 07:10 PM
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Allan C. 25 Jan 01 - 07:14 PM
kendall 25 Jan 01 - 07:15 PM
Sorcha 25 Jan 01 - 07:19 PM
SINSULL 25 Jan 01 - 07:24 PM
kendall 25 Jan 01 - 07:35 PM
MMario 25 Jan 01 - 07:36 PM
bigchuck 25 Jan 01 - 07:41 PM
GUEST,petr 25 Jan 01 - 07:44 PM
Murray MacLeod 25 Jan 01 - 07:45 PM
kendall 25 Jan 01 - 07:46 PM
Cap't Bob 25 Jan 01 - 07:47 PM
Murray MacLeod 25 Jan 01 - 07:55 PM
Audi 25 Jan 01 - 08:19 PM
GUEST,Melani 25 Jan 01 - 08:33 PM
Little Neophyte 25 Jan 01 - 08:38 PM
GUEST,Seamus Kennedy 25 Jan 01 - 08:46 PM
R! 25 Jan 01 - 08:53 PM
Allan C. 25 Jan 01 - 09:30 PM
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GutBucketeer 25 Jan 01 - 10:17 PM
Amergin 25 Jan 01 - 10:30 PM
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GUEST,Roger the skiffler 26 Jan 01 - 05:44 AM
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Little Neophyte 26 Jan 01 - 06:48 AM
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GUEST,Fibula Mattock 26 Jan 01 - 07:57 AM
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Allan C. 26 Jan 01 - 09:24 AM
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Subject: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Allan C.
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 03:56 PM

Since it is always possible that my current situation might come to an end someday, it seems wise for me to update my resume. I am doing that and am more or less using the "Qualifications Brief" format. One of the nice things about that format (and possibly others) is that it is recommended to include a heading called OTHER FACTS. This is where one can include good stuff that just doesn't show up in the usual list of employment and training, etc..

I got to thinking about you guys and that there are really cool, interesting or at least little known things about you that probably don't show up here in the threads.

Now, this is an opportunity for you to shine. This is where you can throw modesty to the winds and speak about your accomplishments, abilities and expertise. There are no limits here so don't be afraid to mention something that you would probably NOT include on your resume.

Okay, I'll start: Very few people have any idea that I am as physically strong as I am. (It's that Clark Kent thing I grew up with, I guess.)


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 03:59 PM

Most people don't have a clue at how good I am with numbers; once I've written a phone number etc. down or seen it in print, I never forget it...I have all these numbers stored somewhere on my *hardhead drive*.:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: NightWing
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:07 PM

Everyone who knows me knows that I have a really weird sense of humor. I laugh at things that NOBODY else thinks are funny.

What nobody knows is why. I remember bits and pieces of songs, poetry, books, old television shows ... LOTS of them. Occasionally someone will say something that reminds me of one of these and I will say the punchline in my head and laugh at it. Everyone thinks that I am laughing at whatever was said, which may be completely non-funny.

Unsurprisingly, I get strange looks at these times. *G*

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Bert
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:16 PM

Actually NightWing, that ability to make connections is a function of intelligence.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: AggieBethie
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:17 PM

Ask my ex-boyfriends... ;-)


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From: CarolC
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:21 PM

I'm really bendable. I can touch my head with my foot, and I can raise my foot way above my head. I can fold practically in half. And I can do a pretty good split, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:22 PM

I should be given a PhD in using copy machines.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Peter T.
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:25 PM

I belong to Mudcat. yours, Peter T.


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From: Justa Picker
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:26 PM

I'm an excellent photographer (hobby) and my photos adorn our home. (My camera of choice is a black bodied 20 year old Nikon FE. They just don't make 'em like this anymore.) I also make a great steak and caesar salad; know how to program a VCR; and I cry during emotional scenes in movies or television dramas, but mask the tears by pretending to be scratching an itch.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: MMario
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:30 PM

I am a professional Pillow Fighting Champion.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:32 PM

I am really into canoeing and wilderness survival skills. I usually spend most of my summers guiding wilderness canoe trips in northern Ontario.

Little Neo


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:36 PM

I'll bet everyone gets plenty of fibre on those trips, to, huh, Bonnie?**BG**


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Peter T.
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:38 PM

That is so, if the canoe capsizes, people can float to shore on their stools. yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: skarpi
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:41 PM

Halló all, As you all know I play in a band i also am a Rescue man 24 hour a day and I don´t get any money for that. I theach for the Icelandic Red Cross the first help that is CPR and all that. I love to out to the wilderness where is no : phone,radio tv,cars and no noise, just the wind and the birds. Of course I take my guitar with me. So thats about all I can remember of. All the best skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:45 PM

Ain't it kinda' hard to imagine anything about me that ISN'T well known around here? I mean really. just the other day I admitted to an indicretion that I had managed to forget for 35 years! I think Karen sent in copies of my catscans at one point.........

But I'll be interested in reading this though!!! Good thread Allan!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: MMario
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:49 PM

'Spaw - I think there is a day or two of your second grade year that we haven't covered yet. And there has been a big argument going on in the tavern whether in 5th grade you lost the spelling be with "prestidigitation" or "indigestion" - but that's about all.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:51 PM

Sigh...I thought this thread was gonna be real. Thread drift on the first post. Most be a record!

So the doctor says to the guy "Your X-rays show that your leg is broken. But don't worry, I can fix it with Photoshop."

(sorry, graphic designer joke...often the result of inhaling too much Sharpie fumes)


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:51 PM

Skarpi! Good to see you here!!! You've been missed!!

Touché, Peter! Sorry, Bon, I couldn't resist:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 04:54 PM

I ran (er, finished in less than 3 hours) the Ky Derby Minimarathon (13.2 miles) in 1992.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 05:10 PM

Well Matt we all know you're a great whiner. Take a good look and you'll see that this thread has very little drift. Kat told something as did 'Picker, Allan, Night Wing, Bonnie, Carol, Skarpi, and now Mary. I wasn't drifting, I was completely truthful! YOUR POST drifts a bit you'll notice.

Cut the holier than thou crap fer chrissakes.

Catspaw


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 05:12 PM

I can program YOUR VCR without looking at the manual...and I have a VERY good sense of time and space...I can tell how long it's been since "X" hour...and I can process seconds in my head in timing short events....and I KNOW how long it takes to get from "here" to "there"...not just walking or driving time, but I mentally add in 'getting your coat on' time and 'slow traffic' time. I am almost always 'on time' or early to an event. As you can imagine, this drives most other people crazy..*grin* (I cannot, however remember dates and such well).
Likewise, I can look at something and know whether it will fit in "X" space..even in another room...(this can be learned...sort of eye calibration...but I find it easy)...all of this makes me VERY good at parking a car, and parallel parking in particular..I can put a 15 passenger Dodge van into a standard parking place.

I do this Internet/WWW thing quite easily, though I am TERRIBLE at actual programming. Understanding 'how' to search the WWW and what the relationships of the programs on a computer are to each other (the VISIBLE ones, not the hidden system stuff and Dlls) come easy....I can locate, install, keep track of and work through most of the things that keep my computer running...This, I believe, is mostly thru use of "Inductive Logic", where the 'rules' are derived from many examples, rather than deductive logic.

......and, I can make gravy.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Kim C
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 05:23 PM

There's not a whole lot secret about me. But maybe y'all don't know that I knit historical reproduction socks for reenactors. My waiting list is stretching into August.

I am learning to belly dance. (just for fun, mind you)

I like to do my nails funky. At Christmas they were green with red stripes and little rhinestones. Why should gals with long nails have all the fun?

My first crush was on Adam Cartwright of Bonanza. I still think Pernell Roberts is sexy even if he is old enough to be my granddad.

I like good cigars and good whiskey. I am a pretty good cook although I have trouble flipping fried eggs and getting the rice just right.

I secretly listen to Friday Nite 80s on the radio going home from work. On Fridays, of course....

KFC :)


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 05:27 PM

GREAT!!! I knew at one point or another someone would trigger something I haven't talked about!!! (Bill, you and I continue to have some strange similarities)

I'm excellent at something called "Time On Distance".....whether its from years of practice or a talent, I don't know, but I was trained to p;ay the game from an early age. What TOD is, is the ability to tell when two moving objects will meet. For example, you're driving along and a car is coming toward you....when will you pass?

This comes from practicing that was beat into me for sailboat racing. You need the ability to look at another boat and tell whether you are ahead or behind and where you will cross on a tack. Being able to keep a running update of this in your mind is a great advantage.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: dwditty
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 05:42 PM

KimC,
1. Bring the amount of water specified on the rice box - less 1/4 cup to a boil. Add pinch of salt and, if you like, a pat of butter.
2. Add rice and stir once with a fork.
3. Cover tightly with lid and turn down to simmer.
4. DO NOT take the cover off at any time during cooking.
5. Remove from heat after 20 minutes.
6. Let stand for 5 minutes.
7. Remove lid and fluff with a fork.

Serve with Bill D's gravy.

dw


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 05:43 PM

There's bloody LITTLE that Mudcatters DON'T know about my little bubble of existence, but......

I used to be a street characaturist in Provincetown.

I not only was expelled from High School but ALSO Art College (which really takes some doin')

With my friend Malcolm, I (and 50 other Canadian Pony Leaguers) had a tryout before a Chicago Cubs Scout, in Montreal. I was one of the first sent packing...no running speed at all.

I can't program a VCR, can't dance a step, have never played ANY card game...but can do a magic trick with a quarter that got me a lot of free beers when I played in bars.

I can imitate Donald Duck quite well.

My two philosophical heroes are Jim Bouton (former baseball player) and Quentin Crisp (former serious weirdo)

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Peter T.
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 05:47 PM

Belly dancing reminds me that I do have one strange fact associated with me -- I once turned down an offer of marriage from an Arab princess.
I could have been Prince Ali-Ali-In-Come-Free (in more ways than one, she was incredibly rich). Her brother was the self-appointed broker. I am not actually sure it was marriage she was after.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 05:49 PM

This is fun...forget cooking rice on the stove, get a rice cooker/steamer and follow the directions...comes out perfect everytime.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Matt_R
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 05:49 PM

Geez Spaw, taking it a little too roughly, eh? Notice the exclamation mark? That means I was being funny! Sigh!!


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 06:18 PM

'spaw...the T.O.D thing is sort of related to the intuitive awareness of "vector forces"...knowing where to lift, press, pull etc. in order to make things 'happen'. I recently moved an upright piano up a step and thru a ***TIGHT*** doorway by myself, using leverage and sense of space and such... If I were a bit bigger generally, I would be a great furniture mover...*grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 06:31 PM

I currently hold the MudCat World Record for a response to a request with a blue clickie--1 minute!! (Let's see how long I can hold it alone........)


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 06:40 PM

*grin*..once, maybe 5 years ago..WAY before Mudcat...I was in a chatroom, when someone typed "oh, SHIT, my kid just spilled grape juice on the rug! It's ruined!"

I opened a new browser, did a search...found a formula for dealing with grape juice stains...and posted the cut 'n pasted answer, and the source link..all in less than 2 minutes....made me sort of famous in them there days....


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 06:42 PM

Good on ya, Bill! My sister once spilled Grenadine siryp on the carpet, as far as I know, it is still there. We don't own the house anymore, but we could never get it out. Grape juice and yellow mustard--bad stains.


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From: Metchosin
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 06:53 PM

I can't do the splits but I can touch my toe to my nose (probably because of the length of my nose)

I have one skinny leg and one regular one because I tore the ligaments in my left leg 25 years ago while Highland Dancing

My daughter and I hiked The West Coast Trail to celebrate my 50th Birthday, including the section deemed impassable by the Parks Department (nobody bothered to tell us before hand that it was closed and couldn't be done)

I like to do biological illustrations of microscopic flora and fauna such as thisthis

I can tell you more than you would likely ever want to know about microscopic plant parasitic worms called nematodes.

I was kicked out of Junior High in Grade 9 for a time because I refused the PE teacher's demand to wash off my mascara.

I used to go cougar hunting with my Dad when I was small and shot house cats as part of the dogs and my training (now "that" was a hard one to resolve, because I also had a number of cats as pets, which I loved)

And I probably shouldn't say this either, but I love opera as well as folk music.


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From: harpgirl
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 06:54 PM

...when I was a professor of Social Welfare at the University of Arkansas in the late 70's, I met Bill at a party at an emeritus law professor's home. He got me a drink and we chatted about prison reform and ecology. I was dazzled by his good looks and figured he had to be married. I bet myself I could pick out his wife and tagged Hilary in her black head band talking with Dianne Blair on my first pass in the room! They heard me play at the Mountain View Inn when they came to Fayetteville to schmooze the Tyson's and there was never a hint of impropriety on Bill's part...

I swam exhibition in the 1960 Olympic trials when I was ten

I write opinions on licensing violations in my state for attorneys in state government...


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Metchosin
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:01 PM

and I always forget to proofread


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From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:05 PM

I guess my only claim to fame is that I can take any tune and sing it immediately in tonic sol-fa, not only using "Doh" as the tonic note, but I can also use re, mi, fa, soh, or lah, and sing the appropriate accidentals.

Comes in handy for figuring out chords in any key.

Murray


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:10 PM

oh, wow, Murray..I'll trade you for that ability...(I can't even figure out harmonies!)


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:13 PM

I would trade it like a shot to be able to do blue clickies and figure out Windows 95 ..........

Murray


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Allan C.
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:14 PM

I have only worn a watch once in the past three years (prior to that there was an eight year stretch without one) and yet I am usually quite punctual.

Whether on the internet, in a library or elsewhere, I am excellent at research.

Related to the research thing, I suppose, is that I am a finder of lost items. Just tell me what color or shape it is and I'll have it for you if you give me a general idea of where to search.

I am a fairly good cook. (Some people would use a more enthusiastic modifier.) I'd be better if I would read more cookbooks. Mostly, I cook by intuition. I know about spices and am not afraid to use 'em.

....Measure the rice. Rinse it with cold water at least twice. Add twice as much water as rice. Add salt. (Add a pinch or two of turmeric to make it a rich yellow, if you want.) Bring it all to a rapid boil stirring at times until large, fisheye bubbles form. Add a bit of butter or oil if you want. Give it a final stir. Cover tightly and turn off the burner. Never touch it again for fifteen to twenty minutes. (Long grain or Basmati rice takes longer than short grain.) Stir with fork and serve.

Like Bonnie, I enjoy canoeing and have a penchant for learning survival skills.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: kendall
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:15 PM

I can fix anything but a broken heart, and I can operate a power boat through the rocks and ledges of Penobscot Bay in a dungeon thick fog with no radar.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:19 PM

Use Minute Rice.......LOL! Liz the Squeak let slip on the animal noises thread that she can do Old MacDonald in Latin......now there is a talent!!

The real trouble with rice is that cooking it concerns how much moisture is in the dry rice,where is came from, the humidity,barometric pressure, your altitude, and no doubt phases of the moon. Short grain Japanese rice is supposed to be sticky. Basmati is not. Minute Rice is actually pretty terrible. If you are making Callas out of the cooked rice, then you want it to be sticky, also, so you can form it into balls.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:24 PM

I can read things upside down - a skill I learned as a sales rep sitting across from clients who had my competitors' quotes on their desks.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: kendall
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:35 PM

Thats a trick I learned from my lawyer!


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: MMario
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:36 PM

'spaw - you assuming my first post wasn't literal truth? I can provide witnesses! Seven years running.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: bigchuck
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:41 PM

I am absolutely a world-class procrastinator and the master of last minute preparation. I have managed to apply the principal of "just wing it" to my entire life for the past 59 years.
Sandy


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: GUEST,petr
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:44 PM

re spilled wine on carpet. next time when shopping for a carpet ask for something that goes with a merlot.

as far as my talents, as well as playing irish fiddle I do painting and sculpture. I enjoy cooking and I have a pretty good singing voice although I havent been using it as much and I do have a capacity for remembering useless facts and one liners. cheers Petr


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:45 PM

One of these days you'll get round to doing something about your procrastination Sandy, I'm sure ......

Murray


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: kendall
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:46 PM

I got kicked out of the Procrastinators Club for paying my dues on time...


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:47 PM

I am President of the Posey Lake Akademy of Musicology and have been for the past 25 years. At present we have no student body but we do have a wealth of professors. Every year we have the Grand Opening of "Bob Miller's Amphitheater" to jump start summer ~ lots of fun, merriment and music. It's probably the best small amphitheater located in a wooded area in Northern Michigan. There is also the l952 16 passenger school bus that someday I plan to take on a "World Tour". When I get around to Photo Loft (er whatever) I'll post some pictures.

I do a great imitation of a whale when I'm floating on my back. So far only a few wounds from boat hooks and one accidental grounding (thank God they don't have harpoons on the Great Lakes).

Cap't Bob


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From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 07:55 PM

When I was younger I used to do a great imitation of a shark, doing the back stroke almost submerged aabd wearing black shorts .....

Murray


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From: Audi
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 08:19 PM

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in microprocessor system design, and lacked only my thesis completing a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in speech processing/synthesis/recognition.

I love to cook and am quite good at it.

I don't have herpes. It was a joke and I'm sorry I said it--please no more PM's on that subject. :)

Hablo espanol.

I love to write.

Audi


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From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 08:33 PM

I am very good with my hands and can learn almost any craft. I've had to resist the lure of new ones due to lack of time. I can single-hand a canoe all over any lake in the Northwoods (not too useful on San Francisco Bay!). I am Queen of the Color Copier.


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From: Little Neophyte
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 08:38 PM

Kendall that was a really beautiful thing you wrote there....'I can fix anything but a broken heart'.

Allan C, look at all what we have in common here..... canoeing and I don't wear a watch either yet I get where I got to go on time. Oh, and just like you, I am really, really strong too. Although I lift weights at the gym. It doesn't come naturally like I bet your strength does.

Bonnie


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From: GUEST,Seamus Kennedy
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 08:46 PM

I can stick a 5" golf tee all the way up my nose and pull the nostril down over it so it can't be seen. If I sneeze I can kill someone. I make a really good Indian curry, and I'm famous in some circles for my Seamus Kennedy's Irish Chili. In fact, it's in our parish cookbook.

All the best

Seamus


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From: R!
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 08:53 PM

I won the fourth grade spelling bee and still have my prize (a holy card). Before I got arthritis I could tap dance in the shower without falling. I am a loyal friend. I find history - particularly the minutia of everyday life - fascinating. I have an excellent voice for reading aloud. I think puns are the best form of humor. I can hypnotize myself.

Reen


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Allan C.
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 09:30 PM

I can do a "frog" headstand (head and hands on floor, knees on elbows. I can briefly do a handstand. I can sit crosslegged on the floor with a nearly brimming full drink in my hand and rise to a standing position without aiding myself with either hand and without spilling a drop.

I am a dedicated friend and will do virtually anything asked of me by those I think of as friends.

I am an amateur naturalist with a specific interest in traditional and Native American medicines and remedies.

I feel an inexplicable connection with the Mayan civilization. (Anybody know any good Mayan ballads?)


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From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 09:42 PM

Hmmm, that reminds me, Allan, I have an affinity for herbal medicine and houseplants, as well as some outdoor plants *talk* to me. I know which ones like to be next to each other and where they will grow the best within whatever house they live.

My brother taught horticulture at college and and i've never really studied it much at all. Yet, he has always marveled at how I have rare plants fromt he rain forest and elsewhere which bloom constantly. I remember in particularly, my old gardenia would not bloom, even would go yellow, if I didn't have it next to a certain other plant, I think it was my old hibiscus or plumbago.

Anyway, it's kind of neat...I just *feel* what is right or what they want and do it. Some people fuss over them too much. Mine suffer from benign neglect and thrive.:-)


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From: Mooh
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 09:47 PM

(Little Neo, ever been to the Armstrong area? I'm dying to go back but it's been 25 years. Great fishing and canoeing back then...)

More to the topic... I can walk and talk and fly, do anything I try, but never never never, never ever will I tell a lie...(now where was that from, I forget?)

Instructed occupational health and safety courses, negotiated collective agreements, gardened, built furniture, worked in demolition and construction, been stranded in a blizzard while ice-fishing, dropped water on forest fires from the air, written music, recorded music with at least 6 artists or bands, slept under the stars on the beach and in the woods, sung in church choirs most of my life, caught a 27 lb carp, caught a 16 inch perch (it was 1969 or so), helped organize a folk festival, wrote a badge qualifications for the Girl Guides (weird eh?), met Bob Rae by chance in Ottawa early one morning and had a great chat, shook Trudeau's hand, and

saw the Wrigley Sisters play a fantastic concert once, which should be enough to qualify me for supreme enlightenment but I'm not swift enough to comprehend...man, they were good.

Otherwise I've pissed away my life. Mooh.


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From: GutBucketeer
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 10:17 PM

Let's see... Things that I haven't mentioned in threads before this....

I have broken more bones than anyone I know :-)

I have a twin brother that lives in Atcheson Kansas and plays Sax and Bodhran. He teaches Business at Benedictine College. So if you are in Kansas and you see me. It's not.

I'm married to a twin too!

I built a Kayak and bicycled through Europe while in High School.

I have two more months of being a Webelos Scout Leader, then my Friday nights are free again (after 4 years!!!).

JAB


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From: Amergin
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 10:30 PM

Well, let's see....

I am a slave to the muse...when she calls I must act...

I have a hot temper and I suffer from the magic of mood swings.....

I have a tendency to hurt those I care about the most....especially in retaliation....

I am an asshole who sits in front of his computer all day, ignoring the world around him...or at least trying to escape that world...

I use anger and/or humor to cover up for my own feelings of inadequacy....

I could go on...but it would take a novel to fill....


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From: Lepus Rex
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 10:46 PM

Hmm... I once went several weeks (almost a month) without food, when I was 18 or so. Mainly because I refused to do any work that was 'beneath me,' which meant I had no money (And when I got money, I spent it on books). Unfortunately, those were the only places hiring. Boy, I was a catch, eh? I had a girlfriend at the time, too, heh.

Damn, I must be able to do something POSITIVE...


...

God, I can't think of anything. Mostly done stupid things...... Yup, I'm the human camel. That's it 'til I remember something better. :)

---Lepus Rex


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From: harpgirl
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 11:18 PM

...yeah Bunch...I heard you pedaled your ass all over Europe!!!! *wink* (just kidding!!! don't be mad) hrpgrrl


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From: GutBucketeer
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 11:28 PM

I think that might be paddled our asses all over Europe.

Honestly, that was before shammy bike pants were in style, so we wore blue jean cutoffs mostly. Now the problem with jeans is that they have this little ridge running down the middle of the crotch. Even though we "trained" we could barely walk the first week of the trip... until it toughened up down there. :-)

We were so young that we wondered what the round toilet looking thing without a seat was. We ended up using it to cool down our "Vin Rouge Ordinar". Later on we found out that it was a B.D.

JAB.


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From: Bill D
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 11:28 PM

Allan reminded me..I 'used' to be able to do a headstand, and flip my legs into full Lotus posture upside down...no hands...them days are gone.

I also was once able to sit on the floor in full lotus..(ya gotta imagine now)...and slip each arm down thru the spaces at the inside of the knee..(oh yes there ARE spaces if you're thin enough!)....THEN...I would fold my arms upthe outside of my shins and bend over and lock my hands behind my head!...It was a people knot!

I can also shake my eyes rapidly back & forth


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From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 05:44 AM

My skills and achievements listed below:
1)I've emptied bigger rooms than this
RtS


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From: GUEST,Fibula Mattock
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 05:56 AM

I have double-jointed thumbs and knees.

I read at an extraordinary rate - not speed reading, just extremely fast normal reading.

I like digging holes. Real ones, not metaphorical ones. Big ones. With mattocks and shovels.

I cannot ever be embarrassed by crude jokes, but will cringe when watching soap operas.


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From: Little Neophyte
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 06:48 AM

We should organize a Mudcatter's canoe trip. That would be a hoot.
Allan C. can help carry the weight being that he is so strong.
Peter T. can be our environmentalist and no trace camping instructor
Bill D will be in charge of the map being that he is so great at measuring distances.
Kat can keep track of all the campers since that she is so good with numbers.
We can use CarolC as a tent pole being that she is so flexable.
JustaPicker will take the photos.
Skarpi can take care of our Wildness First Aid man. Bring lots of boo-boo strips & congnac Skarpi,
Catspaw can rig our sails when the wind picks up in our favor.
Kendall will be our repair guy. Remember to bring lots of duct tape Kendall.
Metchosin can scare off the bear if we run into problems.
Harpgirl can do all the water rescues.
Kim C, Guest petr, Audi, Seamus and dwditty can be the cooks. Seamus we will definitely need your chili recipe.
Mooh can catch us some fish. Mooh how are you with beer batter?
Rick can do our duck calls.
We can rope our beer to chill on floater Capt Bob.
Bert can facilitate the campfire songcircle.
Melani can be one of our sternmen.
Night Wing, Aggie Bethie, Fibula Mattock, Matt, Mary, SINSULL, MMario, Sorcha, Harpgirl Roger the Skiffer, Amergin, Reen, Murray, Big Chuck and Lepus Rex can help collect wood and paddle
Hope I didn't forget anyone.

I promise not to make the menu too high in fiber. Although it is good to eat healthy, out in the woods sometimes that isn't such a great thing for those who are not use to it.

Little Neo


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: JulieF
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 07:49 AM

I once spent the summer working at the largest Sewage plant in Europe - and still have a tendancy to to look at swage plants as I pass to see what type they are . And to sniff the air and say things like - "it must have rained heavily - the storm tanks aren't working well"

I have an ability to find my way back no matter how difficult it was to find my way there.

I spent a fair amount of time working with the student charities in Edinburgh years ago and I have been taken down the Royal mile in a carriage pulled by agricultural students trying to mow down the pipe band in front.

I have lost 4 stone in weight scince last June and I am working on the rest. This is the first time I've admitted the actual amount to any one other than Tim as I hate a fuss. I was astounded when someone chatted me up last week.

All the best J

Julie


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From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 07:57 AM

Glad you got me chosen for that particular task, Bonnie, cuz I'm really good at getting wood.


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From: GUEST,Fibula Mattock
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 07:57 AM

Julie - your talk of sewage plants just reminded me. My digging days have left the legacy of me peering into every hole that's being dug by workmen to see what's in the section face, just in case I spy a nice bit of pottery or something.


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From: JulieF
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 08:04 AM

I have a friend - who does much the same with Gas Holders - although he has been working with mobile phones for years now


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From: Little Neophyte
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 08:16 AM

Okay Julie can be in charge if we get lost and Fibula Mattock can make the executive decision on where to dig the crap hole.

Little Neo


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: JulieF
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 08:56 AM

Little Neo - I'm afraid that would only work if we were comming bakc - i never claimed to be good at getting there.

Julie


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From: GUEST,Fibula Mattock
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 09:02 AM

Hurrah - I have an official role!
I'm big into camping and survival stuff as well, so I'll help out in that aspect too. I have a Girl Guide pack which we could bring along to do all the heavy work.


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From: alison
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 09:21 AM

I can touch my nose with my tongue....., get my big toe into my mouth.. and do a full lotus position.......

I dread to think what job any of those qualify my for......

slainte

alison


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From: dwditty
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 09:21 AM

Good one, Matt.

I can roll my eyes up into my head so only the whites show. My 5 year old thinks I am looking at my hair. The others (up to age 23) don't fall for it anymore.

dw


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Allan C.
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 09:24 AM

And just in case the campfire gets out of hand I should mention that I have fought two forest fires (Montana, 1967-68), a brush fire, and (chuckling because it is true,) an outhouse fire.


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From: Peter T.
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 09:32 AM

OK Bonnie now you are on to something!! A Mudcat camping trip!! Can you imagine Rick with his trolley and 5 different guitars for different kinds of campfire songs portaging? We have to do this.
yours, Peter T.


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From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 09:38 AM

Although I can forget someone's name I just met 5 minutes ago, I can remember the lyrics to hundreds of songs. Once I've learned the words, I never forget them. That would probably be a really useful skill if I were a performer. Alan C.-Have you read the No-Eyes books? Amergin--You also have a great sense of humor and are witty. Don't forget the positive things.


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From: Jim the Bart
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 09:47 AM

Here I am (late to the party again):
I can almost always figure out how to do what needs to be done - elegantly

I am tremendously interested in everything except how your day went

I always ask how your day went and listen politely to the answer

I love music more than anything except my boys

I will discuss politics, religion, philosophy and social issues for hours on end, but at heart, I'm an anarchist (the ultimate solution to any problem is to blow the whole thing up)

I can be somewhere for days, months & years at a time without anyone noticing, if that's what I wish

I don't make friends easily but have a lot of old friends

I am a hopeless romantic


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From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 10:10 AM

AllanC - an outhouse fire? This has all the indications of a song challenge.
Lil Neo - I don't do windows or cut wood. I'll handle the hotdog concession. In fact, screw that! I want to ride in the rescue helicopter. I flew in the helicopter over Niagara Falls the day before it crashed. Thst should be qualification enough.

Another fact:
I took flying lessons out of Midway Airport in Chicago until I was almost rear ended by an American Airlines jet. Could probably still fly one (Single engine Cessna) if I had to.


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From: Kim C
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 10:26 AM

Thanks all for your tips on the rice. Usually I just let Mister cook it. He can get it right just about every time.

Mets, I want to learn Highland Dancing. I am 33, in good shape and getting better. But you're scaring me! ;) (A few years ago I got a bad case of bursitis in my knee learning Irish step dancing, because I overdid it. I am more careful about it now, but I am in better shape than I was then.)

While we're on the subject I ought to tell you a few fun things about Mister. He is tall and thin but don't let him fool you. He can easily carry my 120 lbs up the stairs and back. He is hands-down the smartest person I know, because he reads a lot. He can tell you almost anything about American history, and almost anything about any firearm ever made, especially muzzleloaders.

He sews his own reenacting clothes and does a fine job.

Like Kendall, he can fix just about everything.

In his early 20s he lived in a tent in the woods and actually trapped for money.

He can play a little Flamenco guitar. Will say he's not very good but he lies like a rug.

Only Shakespeare he knows: Yea, though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty... :)

Bonnie I am SO down with a canoe trip! I do know how to cook over a fire. I been wanting to go canoeing for EVER! Haven't been since I was a teenager and goshdarnit I live right across from the feckin' lake. When do we leave?!!?!


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From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 10:35 AM

You got me right, Bonnie. We still have one working fireplace and in the winter have an open fire at weekends (even if we have to turn down the central heating!) so I do chop a lot of wood. Almost all the exercise I get these days. Have handled a paddle occasionally in my youth as well.
RtS


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From: English Jon
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 10:53 AM

English Jon: lives and breathes music, is 26, about 5'11", collects instruments (Guitars, fiddles, melodeons, concertinas, dulcimers, keyboardy things, hurdy gurdies, whistles, tabor pipes etc...) Used to be in National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Thrown out for having finger stuck in ear (his own). Recently broke up with girly, so currently looking for new accomodation (long story), works in Cambridge UK doing something Audio-ish with computers. Likes Cats. Cats like him. Working on solo album, and trying to make career in English Folk. Big fan of Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson et all. Has Synesthesia (look it up). BMus (Hons) degree. Likes painting.


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From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 11:15 AM

well, Bonnie, I'd be honoured to keep track of ya'll, so long as ya stick close...my O2 tether reaches 50 feet and that it!**BG** I reckon we can portage my concentrator, along with Ricks' assemblage, and Rog has it rigged to run off of batteries.:-)

I forgot to mention, I could also help Skarpi as I was one of the first in Colorado to get an EMT certification way back in 1976! I am really, really good in emergency situtions...very calm and capable, take charge...


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From: CamiSu
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 12:30 PM

Here I am (late to the party again)as well.

I can sail (much to the surprise of my brother in law--even though my sister makes her livin sailing. Where does he think she learned it?)

I once got a carpentry job building a sauna in a trailer, because I am short. After I got done with the sauna I learned how to repair Wood-and-Canvas, and fiberglass canoes.

I had all three of my kids at home.

I have 4 letters after my name--NDGA (No Degree, Good Anyway)

English Jon, what form does your Synesthesia take? I just read about it in the newest Smithsonian. It sounds (Iknow this sounds odd) really quite interesting, and like something I wish I could experience. (People do sometimes look at me funny when I say something tastes round, but I would really like to know how it feels to have a letter be purple. Sounds really rich.)

CamiSu


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Metchosin
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 12:40 PM

Fibula will be pretty busy digging holes if we have a vistor little Neo, I'm scared s**tless of bears and I don't do guns anymore.

I'm a wonder with wire though, did all the electrical stuff for our house 25 years ago and I must have known what I was doing because you can flick the lights on and off and the heat still works.

I'll volunteer to string the electric fence around the camp at night so people can sleep easy and seeing Allan C's so strong, he can carry the canisters of bear stop, my case of Single Malt and the solar collectors and ancillary equipment.

Mind you, we won't tell the rest of the group that the fence won't stop a determined bear and we'd better warn them to be careful where they take a whizz in the dark (personal experience) or someone besides me is going to get the nickname of Sparky.


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From: LR Mole
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 01:33 PM

I make a helluva good meat loaf. Mac and cheese too;add tuna and it's called TC, slice a half dozen hot dogs crossways and it's called polka-dot casserole. Good for filling kids up with. Don't eat fruits or vegetables (except the holy potato--my favorite food). Didn't cut my hair for ten years once after being hassled about it. Haven't seen my chin (assume it's still under the beard, and probably has more of itself) since 1971. This caused a student of mine once to say,"Your beard is older than I am." Spent six years in a four-year high school.


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From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 02:34 PM

I speak French well , Italian less well and Urdu a bit. I can knit anything and made both my own wedding dresses and Geoff's tail suit. He wanted bright blue and the tailors wanted £500 so I learnt tailoring quickly, even made my own pattern! Also made the waistcoat and if I ever have enough money to give up teaching would love to do that full time and sell at folk festivals etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: black walnut
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 02:36 PM

my lowest marks in high school were music and english. after university, i taught music and english in high school.

~'nut


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From: GUEST,Ickle Dorritt
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 03:43 PM

I am a good calligrapher but keep it quiet because otherwise every man and his aunt wants their wedding/christening albums done and I haven't got the time or frankly the inclination.


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From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 04:12 PM

I crochet beautifully. During unemployment times, I sell and survive.


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From: MMario
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 04:13 PM

Sinsull - thread or yarn?


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Allan C.
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 10:04 PM

Ah, yes. I believe I recall seeing Mario working on a knitted piece when I met him at Old Songs. It looked good to me, but I don't know much about such things.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Jimmy C
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 10:25 PM

I can remember someones face even if we met only once,i will still remember when and where years later, but not the name.

I love to cook and am quite good - basic no nonsense meals.

I can drill a square hole with a round wood bit - no kidding - it can be done.

I have memorized hundreds of songs just like others here.

I have met Bill Monroe, Sonny Bono, Ginger Rogers, The Dubliners, Billy Connolly and Joe Clark when he was Prime minister of Canada.

I am a complete romantic, I rented a castle for my wedding reception, even though I was nearly flat broke at the time. But I have been married to the same women for 33 years and we are still in love, that is my greatest achievement.


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From: bbelle
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 10:40 PM

Won a Shirley Temple lookalike contest when I was two years old. At five years old, spoke English, French, Italian, and Japanese fluently.

BGB


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 10:56 PM

I have no navel. (The ultimate rejection of motherhood.)

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: GUEST,Art
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 10:58 PM

Sorry folks, that's me in the previous post.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 11:09 PM

...and, since canoes are being mentioned... My HighSchool had a river beside it, so we had canoeing classes in Gym class...I don't do it regularly, but I can still paddle a canoe pretty well..(bow OR stern)...I can lay a fire pretty well, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: OTHER FACTS (about you)
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 12:04 AM

Here are some other little facts:

I loved playing with fire when I was a kid:

I once came down from the attic after we had been throwing gunpowder (we undid a bunch of black cats) into a candle with no eyebrows and my bangs burnt off. My mom simply asked me what I had been doing, and what the smell was. Then I got it.

We used to make our own fireworks.

Got into a match fight with my twin the day my dad went into the hospital for cancer surgery. We were supposed to be doing our homework and waiting to get picked up for swim practice (We were in 5th grade). We couldn't find one match in the laundry room. Later we saw smoke coming from the vents. We put it out before the firemen came. However, when my mom came home from visiting my dad in the hospital the neighbor offered my mom a stiff drink BEFORE she went down the street to our house. I think he saved the family from additional disasters and breakdowns.

Of course I was always the one up at 5:30 in the morning when we went camping to start the campfire and get it going real good. I love to chop wood too.

So, If I can come along can I please be in charge of the fire building! I now know fire safety! :-O I promise that no autoharps or banjos will go up in flame.

JAB


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From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 12:12 AM

JAB, lol, are you an Aries, by any chance? My friends always ask me to start and tend the fire..they thnk I am good at it from being a "fire sign"!

When I was about 3 years old, I decided to give my best friend, Kelly Johnson, across the street, a haircut. we hid the cutoff hair under the bed, thinking we were so clever, that our mothers would never notice the odd bald patches all over his head!

Almost everyday, I played dress-up and had quite a flare for acting out all characters from my imagination with appropriate accents, as well as entertain my parents with dancing. Still danced quite a bit until a few years ago.

Stones talk to me, too, like the houseplants, when I am beading, esp., but also when I arrange my collection.

kat


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From: Noreen
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 12:25 AM

Post 100 (?):

I am a founder member of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

Noreen


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From: Spud Murphy
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 12:26 AM

I know I'm just a cheechako here, but I've got a lot of experience providing camp meat. I lived in Alaska from 1950 to about 1974 and subsistence hunted while I got my degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska. I'm an easy keeper and would try hard not to slow any body down.

Spud


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From: Amergin
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 12:29 AM

So, Bonnie, on this trip...who do I get to paddle?


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From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 12:42 AM

How are you with finding mushrooms? We have a lot of vegetarians, here, (grin) I am gonna start part II OK?


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From: Homeless
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 08:28 AM

Part II


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From: MARINER
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 07:03 PM

Ileft school at age 14 and went to sea. After I was retired(age 44) I did a course in the National University and obtained a history qualification, of which I'm secretly very proud.I also write on local nautical history for a small local publication


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