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Subject: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: irishajo
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 02:31 PM

I saw this on another forum, thought it might be fun here. Share ten things about yourself that aren't well known. They can be silly or serious. Just don't share anything too incriminating. It's interesting to see what people come up with.

Here's mine:

1. I have never been on an airplane (or stung by a bee).

2. Despite my screen name, more of my ancestors hailed from England and Scotland than Ireland.

3. I like peanut butter sandwiches without the jelly.

4. I started piano lessons at six years of age.

5. I am deathly afraid of ghosts even though I don't believe in them.

6. Rain is my favorite kind of weather.

7. I've seen every Seinfeld episode multiple times and I still laugh at most of them.

8. I have had a part of my body other than my ears pierced.

9. My college majors include Engineering, French, Comparative Literature, Audiology, English, and Information Technology but I still don't have a Bachelor's degree.

10. I have been engaged twice and got cold feet twice, so I'm still single.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Kim C
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:04 PM

1. I have been in the Louis L'Amour book club for eight years and still haven't gotten all the books.

2. I still buy stuffed animals - for myself.

3. I can barely get out of any toy store without buying something - for myself.

4. I collect Disney movies.

5. I cry during most of them, especially Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Monsters Inc.

6. I have three tattoos, but most of you knew that already.

7. I routinely have an average of six different lipsticks in my purse.

8. I sleep with a teddy bear when I'm sick.

9. I have to use a kid-size toothbrush because my mouth is small.

10. I am a big fan of the PowerPuff Girls and Jackie Chan.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:08 PM

Hey, what if your obscure facts are already up there?


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:25 PM

KimC, you'd get along great with my sister, who has a lot of Disney movies, but they are for her grandkids too. Her true obsession is Shirley Temple movies. Has them all. She doesn't buy stuffed animals, but really silly, whimsical toys. She was the first person I knew who owned one of those mounted singing animal things. Hers is a moose, and it hangs in her living room.

I just shake my head and smile.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:33 PM

Here are mine... all true..

1. I was navigator on a reaserch station on an iceberg in the Arctic
    ocean
2. I tested the first monkey in outer space
3. I was a weather man on the radio for seven years
4. John Lennon sent me his double album before it was released
5. I was kicked out of Cub Scouts
6. I raised racing pigeons as a kid
7. I had a pet banty rooster named Herbert
8. I owned a Harley Davidson motorocycle, and wore blue suede
    shoes in the fifties
9. I played fiddle with a hammered dulcimer player for several years
10. I sat at a table with Theodore Bikel at The Bitter End

Ten is hard..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:35 PM

Kim C: I also collect toys.. 40s' and 50's vintage up to the present..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:49 PM

1. I once had dinner with R. Buckminster Fuller.
2. I have a minor in Theology and another in Drama.
3. I've played the Lion in Shaw's "Androcles."
4. I'm acknowledged in a science fiction novel.
5. I set foot on the Boy Scouts' "Eagle Trail" but never went any further.
6. I once clubbed a fish, but never caught one.
7. I used to pick strawberries to get spending money.
8. I've had four (4) guitar lessons.
9. I actually like bagpipe music.
10. I've actually drunk moonshine -- white lightin' -- poteen -- call it what you will -- and lived.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mg
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:50 PM

tEN IS too many but I did see trigger once. And I have never had a beer, a pickle, a cup of coffee or kim chee. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:50 PM

1. Appeared in a newspaper ad for the closing of the New York World's Fair in 1965.

2. Completed two seasons of PAL baseball without getting a single hit.

3. Actually saw Charles Grodin's hairpiece - not on Charles Grodin's head.

4. Proud collector of comic books dating back to the 1960's.

5. Damn good cook.

6. Stood next to Howard Stern at a urinal in the Bottom Line. (I finished first)

7. Damn good homebrewer (mead too!)

8. Closet fiddle player. (If you heard me you would say I should stay in the closet)

9. Passionate soccer fan (suffering in a decidely non-soccer friendly environment)

10. Even more passionate Mets fan. (suffering in a decidely pro-Yankee environment)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: CapriUni
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:02 PM

Of course, once I post these, they won't be "obscure" any more, will they (at least, not among Mudcatters)?

But here goes:

1) I tend to remember at least part of all my dreams.

2) My dreams tend to be color-coded according to subject and/or theme (dreams about friends have a lot of green and yellow; dreams about family are muted browns and blacks; dreams about the supernatural are purple and red).

3) My greatest everyday fear is falling down stairs, or, if I'm motoring in my wheelchair, wheeling off the curb of a sidewalk, particularly if that curb is on my left side.

4) Ever since childhood, my running internal dialogue has been (mostly) in the form of literary narrative (as in: "Oh my," she thought, "isn't the sky blue today?", instead of simply registering "blue sky")

5) My favorite thing to draw when I was young (4 to 5 years old) was faces of men with mustaches and pipes, even though I do not remember knowing anyone like that.

(Halfway there!)

6) My favorite constellation is The Pleides.

7) My favorite birdsong is the long summer call of the hermit thrush.

8) I love peanut butter and bacon sandwhiches, though I haven't had one in years.

9) Even though child psychologists say it is impossible, my earliest enduring memory is from before I could speak.

10) There are only 9 obscure facts about me! ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:10 PM

Capri Uni - #9 is not impossible! I have a distinct memory of my first Christmas (I was 5 months old) and I remember my mother pushing me in the stroller.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:15 PM

LOL, CU!!

1. I, too, love PB and Bacon sandwiches.
2. I don't eat fish or shellfish -- and, as a scuba diver, fish aleways reciprocate by not eating me!
3. I've worked hard-rock mines with pick and shovel
4. I once shook hands with Andres Segovia.
5. Despite having been kicked out of several schools in my wilder days, I have an MS degree which I acheived late in life.
6. Frank Warner once rocked me to sleep when I was an infant.
7. I was once in a musical at the Carnegie Recital Hall (not the Music Hall) in New York
8. I sang the "Auctioneer" at a talent show in 5th grade but didn't win a prize; I was shut out by a cute pixie gamine who sang "I'm Just A Girl Who Can't Say No" and went on to live up to the promise...
9. I have dived commercially for a living, and also run a steam-driven ship for a living.
10. I recently won a Scrabble game by a margin of over 150 points, in part by starting the game with a seven-letter word.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:28 PM

Well here goes

1)I have sung in the choir of 3 programmes of Songs of Praise….Not being Christian this is obscure…I was there for the music!

2)I fall up or down the stairs daily.(awaiting the copy of "How to Land" when Tig has finished with it)

3)I only hurt myself when falling when I am sober!

4)I have a cat called Merlyn the Mogificent who like to swim in the bath.

5)I am asthmatic and make incense and bath salts.

6)I have 2 tattoos and am looking for someone who can draw to design my third!

7)I don't walk into a Disney Store unless I can afford to buy at least on Winnie the Pooh cuddly toy!

8)I tend to be allergic to milk.

9)I like marmite and cheese sandwiches with no margarine and butter.

10)I can't stand the smell of bananas or pineapple.


I am sure there more!!!!

Cat


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:35 PM

Hey, Ron: Wanna trade... I got a lot of old Spiderman's' and Batman's... and a near complete Grim Jack.. And, the original run of The Shadow..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:36 PM

I love the Shadow! I have a number of paperback reprints and one original pulp. Plus a few Doc Savage as well!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:58 PM

I just thought of an eleventh: I once made and set tombstones for a living (never, ever, ask me about granite unless you want to be bored stiff!).


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: artbrooks
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 06:05 PM

1. I went to 12 different schools before graduating from high school...and didn't get kicked out of any of them.

2. I'm the third man in my family with exactly the same name.

3. I MIGHT be related to the JFK family.

4. I know how to say "please", "thank you", "where's the bathroom?" and "give me another beer" in at least eight languages.

5. I have more hair under my head than on top of it.

6. I have had cataracts removed from both eyes.

7. I play the bodhran...but rarely in public.

8. I'm a full-time college student...at age 56.

9. I'm retired from the U.S. Army

10. I met my wife (of 33 years) when I knocked her on her...self...while folkdancing.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 06:13 PM

1. I have danced at The Royal Albert Hall and at the Festival Hall in London.
2. My first on-stage appearance was at the Saturday kids Matinee at the Odeon in Forest Gate.
3. I used to have to walk 3/4 of a mile through the woods to catch the bus to school.
4. Herring is my favourite fish, especially in the form of buckling.
5. I'm a bloody useless guitar player.
6. Things I can do reasonably well include metal work and cooking.
7. I think that a tandem is the finest vehicle on the road although I haven't owned one for a long time.
8. I collect cameras as well as musical instruments.
9. Thift stores are a favourite past time.
10. I have two cats named Millennium and M & M.

Now! Who am I?


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 06:19 PM

1) I sometimes find I'm editing or scrolling through my dreams using Varityper Comp-Edit commands.

2) I have the largest (perhaps the only!) collection of rubber squid in New Hampshire.

3) I know how to make rubberstamps and have the equipment to do so.

4) I mix a world class margarita.

5) I can tell the difference between male and female Eastern Box turtles.

6) As an artist's model, I can hold an unsupported standing pose for 40 minutes. (Used to, at least -- haven't tested it recently.)

7) I can differentiate between T-series MGs.

8) When I was a pre-teen, I used to sing "solos" (with another girl my age) in the junior choir of Greenfield Park Lutheran Church in West Allis, Wisconsin.

9) I'm violently allergic to blue mussels (Mytilus edilus).

10) My maternal great grandfather held the government franchise to trade with the Indians in northern Wisconsin.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Janie
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 06:47 PM

1. I placed 2nd in a university-wide oratory competition in college.
2. I am terrified of swinging bridges and of walking across railroad trestles.
3. I adore cats but am highly allergic to them.
4. I enjoy reading non-fiction books about the sea and sailing.
5. I am a pagan Episcopalian.
6. I once sold goldenseal lip salve to Taj Mahal's harmonica player at the Philly Folk Fest.
7. I intensely dislike opera.
8. I love African drum and dance.
9. I am not shy, but I am EXTREMELY introverted.
10. I like to eat the cake, and then eat the icing.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Deda
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:07 PM

I think most of these obscure fact will quickly fade back into obscurity. I, for one, won't be able to remember them -- not even my own!

1. I've read a lot of Vergil, Cicero and Caesar in Latin (as well as Horace, Catullus and others).
2. I have a tubby, long-haired cat named Squimmy who lost her tail as a kitten.
3. My favorite genre of fiction is children's books; having a grandchild has given me an excuse to buy them but I've always loved them.
4. I spent a couple of decades involved in a pretty offbeat religious organization.
5. I have a brother and sister who don't speak to me, haven't for years (not 'Catters, obviously), and two very wonderful brothers whom I love dearly.
6. I got my BA (Classics) when I was 43.
7. I used to write poetry, and I've started several novels but never finished one.
8. I took a few guitar lessons in my teens from Darius Brubeck, Dave's oldest son.
9. I took piano lessons as a kid but retained almost nothing, and then took lessons again when my own kids were small, and retained a very little bit more.
10. Although I really can't sing worth much, one of my favorite fantasies is of singing onstage to a small and pretty specific audience in Maine, at a particularly beloved place. The fantasy includes singing torchy American popular standards, or some Buddy Holly stuff, or "Will you still love me tomorrow". In fantasy, of course, I can outsing Linda Ronstadt and Emmy Lou combined.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Micca
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:12 PM

1 I have been to both Archangel and South Georgia.
2 I have something in common with Rasputin, we have both been thru the ice in the river Neva.
3 I am dangerously allergic to fish (fresh and salt water) and sea food, seaweed etc, Don't offer me Sushi.
4 We (males in my family) seem to have a hereditary intolerance of Gin, it makes us Violent.
5 I used to (very past tense) be able to throw a knife in the air and catch it, point first, in my teeth.
6 I once punched Eric Clapton in the mouth.
7 I was a guinea pig in Cannabis trials in the early 70s, D-9-THC by injection and am very sensitive to the stuff since then and was PAID for getting high!!!
8 I delivered a baby in a goods lift (elevator).
9 I only learned to swim AFTER I had stopped going to sea as a sailor.
10 I only really started singing regularly 4 years ago (aged 50+)which I enjoy way too much, I have been writing songs for much longer


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:13 PM

Fascinating what people are prepared to reveal about themselves! Most of the obscure facts that come to mind about myself I'd prefer to forget - quickly! Anyway, I'll make a start:

1. I was nearly killed by a gravestone as a child.
2. I've probably been to fewer European countries than most of my compatriots - and to nowhere outside Europe.
3.I can think of at least one sexy Scotsman ..

Now find out which is the lie and fill in the seven blanks yourselves!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:19 PM

1. I love to do sneaky things like sending artbrooks a hunk of   antelope meat from Wyoming to New Mexico
2. I LOVE the children's book, "Goodnight Moon"
3. I used to help make Mossman Guitars
4. I firmly believe that the planet Darkover exists
5. I know that each instrument has a name and a unique personality
6. I really don't think that owning a Harley-Davidson is the Ultimate
7. I hate housecleaning--it's so pointless
8. I would be in Heaven if I could get my whole "band" to Walnut
   Valley just once and play on Stage I as "Best of the Campground"
9. I actually like broccoli
10. I wish I hadn't been so "computer resistant" for so many years


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bert
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:22 PM

Since noone is playing the guessing game that last GUEST posting at 6:13 was from Bert.

Micca I'm glad you started singing you're too bloody good at it for it to be wasted.

Deda, Get one of those damned novels finished. THIS YEAR!!! I'll buy a copy.

Janie, Tree used to be allergic to cats but she persisted in petting them and finally overcame the problem.

And Guys, I hope you noted that Bat Goddess has the equipment!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:26 PM

Well, danged.

Just the facts, Bobert!

1. I got most of my teeth.

2. I once lost a scrabble game by 200 points. (My average is 125.)

3. I am not related to any one of the Beatles.

4. Though I think I have two college degrees, I am an idiot.

5. I did not have sex with Monika Lewinski.

6. I introduced Bruce Springsteen to the pinapple cheeseburger.

7. Though I have no idea what the ol' gal sees in my boney Wes Ginny butt, my wife P-Vine is one foxy lady.

8. The Wes Ginny slide rule lost a tiny screw in the back of it and the only replacement screw to be found was from Virginia.

9. I did inhale. (Ahhh, about 15 minutes ago... Or maybe it was 5... I don't know?...)

10. I did not pass my tpying class.

Hey, that was painless. I think someone should start a 10 "untruths" thread.

Bobert

p.s. I lied about one of the "truths". I believe that screw came from Maryland...


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: smallpiper
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:36 PM

1. I used to be a knight in shining armour (honestly)
2. I came 3rd in the British University and Colleges national fencing champonships
3. I left school with no qualifications (now have more than I can count)
4.I like sprouts
5. I am responsible for suggesting that the Specials form their own record label which became Two Tone Records
6. I worked as a roadie when I left school and once played on stage with Yes
7.I am a great cook
8. I can't do hard sums
9.I am insecure
10. I love people and believe that there is good in everyone.

ho hum 10 is hard


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 08:09 PM

Bert! I thought that sounded like you!

Sorcha, I totally agree with your #4! Meet you at Thendara House, Sister!!

1. I danced as a Gingerbread Man in Hansel & Gretel in high school, then we had a wonderful cast party at our house which was a big old Victorian. The paper ran a picture of a psychdelic sign we put at the end of the driveway which said "This way to the witch's house!" I didn't know how prophetic that was!

2. We might be related to Donald and Keifer Sutherland.

3. I have a knack for remembering numbers and doing sums in my head which drives my kids nuts.

4. I have three tattoos.

5. I won a beautiful baby contest. The prize was a studio portrait every birthday through age 6.

6. Maybe not so obscure: I love to read aloud.

7. Kids thought I was from Scotland when I was in grade school because of the accent I used.

8. I washed my doll clothes in an irrigation ditch and hung them to dry on a lilac bush when playing "pioneers."

9. My cats used to live outside!!! (Not the present crop and not ANY since about 25 years ago!)

10. I once stole my brother's cat back from an old man who trapped them in his backyard for sale to the pharmaceutical companies. It was quite clandestine. I snuck in, the cat was calling to me. I picked up the trap and cat, very heavy! and ran!! The old man chased me and called the cops!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mmm1a
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 08:23 PM

well lets see io obscure facts about me, shouldn't be too hard since not a lot of people know me here.

1- I was born in beautiful downtown Burbank,Ca
2- I went trick or treating at Roy Rogers house in Apple Valley.
3-Richard Harris once picked me up while I was hitch hicking and
    offered to smoke a joint. I declined was late getting home.
4- I can't type worth a darn, oh wait a minute if you have read my
    other posts you would know that.
5- I have 9 kids and 8 grandkids.
6- I wrote my first song when I was around 6 or 7.
7- Other then country, I like almost every other kind of music, ok there is some country I can take , but nothing twangy.
8- Most of the house I have lived in are haunted.
9- I have a warped sense of humor.
10- I really am kinda shy but am trying to overcome it.

ok
then there you go 10 facts that you never knew about me

                                    mmm


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 08:27 PM

LOL, this is fun.....I'd rather meet you in the Forbidden Tower, Comynara.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: RangerSteve
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 08:28 PM

1. I shook hands with Captain Kangaroo when I was 6.

2. I met my hero, Grandpa Jones, and told him that he was a big influence on my music.

3. I played on the soundtrack for a hard-core pornographic movie. (no, I won't go into details).

4. As a kid, I wanted to be a policeman, fireman and sailor. I have done all three.

5. I am Mexican, Peruvian, Scottish, Dutch, Mayan and Cherokee.

6. In my 10th grade math class I sat in between Billy Joel and Virginia Callahan. She's the "Virginia" he sings about in "Only the Good Die Young".

7. While performing in a Brooklyn coffee house with my band, Peter Schikele (PDQ Bach) came in and accompanied us on the piano. He definately had a feel for old-time country music.

8. Leon Redbone complimented my harmonica playing, but not to my face; he asked someone else who I was, but then got side-tracked by another person, so I never got to be famous.

9. My maternal grandfather and his brother, and my maternal grandmother's brothers all worked as cowboys at some time in their lives. My ancestors hail from Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Idaho and Yucatan Province, but I was born in Brooklyn, grew up on Long Island, and now live in New Jersey. That's how unfair life is.

10. I have a newspaper clipping concerning an interview with my maternal grandmother's aunt written in 1946 on her 100th birthday, where she talks about traveling from Pennsylvania to Missouri with her family around 1850 by raft. (OK, that's not really about me, but I think it's cool to have real pioneers as ancestors.)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: curmudgeon
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 08:35 PM

Don't know how far I'll get but...

1- I became a folksinger at the age of five; Clementine in a local amateur hour.

2- I met Basil Rathbone while costumed for The Taming of the Shrew.

3- I was "Lead Boy" for Rev. Gary Davis at the Club 47.

4-I was one of two people to spend an evening alone with Rev Davis & Paul
    Geremia.

5-I used to write for the Broadside of Boston..

6-I was once a chimney sweep and first president of the state organisation.

7-I turned down a gig in a club with a mechanical bull.

I'm going to take some time off and follow Bobert's lead...that's better.

8-While working in Western Mass in the mid '60s, I regularly drove by a
    church that was inhabited by weirdos who rode motorcycles.

9-I own four firearms - two rifles, a revolver and a flint pistol.

10 - I am a registered Republican, but not for much longer!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 08:46 PM

Curmudgeon...#10 - HOLY HAM ON RYE!!! I am shocked - shocked, I tell you! (Welly'know, I once voted for...(choke)...(gag)...never mind.)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:05 PM

1. I really was named after Batman (Bruce Wayne).

2. I had perfect attendance from the second through twelfth grades in school. (My mother had perfect attendance for all twelve years.)

3. I have had my ticket stub from the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival in my wallet since 1970. BTW that festival was the largest crowd to ever see Jimi Hendrix play.

4. My best friend in high school and I had consecutive social security numbers. We wound up being married to sisters. They may well be the only two sisters in the country that were married to guys with consecutive social security numbers.

5. Although I am a great fan of the Grateful Dead, I never saw them in concert.

6. I have never ridden a motorcycle on the street. (Dirtbikes, yes - Streetbikes -no)

7. Though I have lived near the ocean my entire life, I have never tried surfing.

8. I once found a $20.00 bill on the sidewalk. I lost it later the same day.

9. I really like peanut butter and jelly milkshakes.

10. I have never seen television footage of any of the events of 09/11/01. (Photos, yes - TV, no)

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:40 PM

1) I once made a living as a genuine bean counter! (inventory at Stokely-VanCamps cannery)
2) I was an 'outside agitator' in Mississippi in 1964...purty scary stuff!
3) I once ran for State Senator (Kansas)and got enough votes to split the ticket and defeat a BAD candidate!
4) not to be outdone by Ron Olesko, I stood at a urinal BETWEEN Alan Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky
5) I used to be able to go into Full-Lotus posture, without using my hands---while standing on my head! (Ah, them were the days!)
6) I was once a mediocre clarinet player...but it led me to the recorder & tin whistle!
7) I have collected somewhere around 8000 fonts for the PC.(why?...they were there!)
8) I remember the first FIVE license plates in our family after we moved to Kansas in 1947 (57563, 54174, 66366, 48212, 123706 but cant remember the one I have now.)...and the phone # we had in New Orelans BEFORE we moved! (329J)
9) I once squeezed enough Honeysuckle flowers to moisten a slice of bread....I seem to remember it being tasty.
10) I have never taken ONE puff on a cigarette.

gee...there must be more worthwhile facts than that!...wonder why I picked those?


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:44 PM

Here's a bit o me!

1.) I'm really shy
2.) I'm drug and alcohol free, ('xcept for coffee and a smidge o nicotine)
3.) I've never been married
4.) Aside from a few uneventful music lessons as a kid (they didn't take) I didn't start playing music untill I was 19.
5.) I dig Baroque music, UK trad, and well crafted English Pop...
6.) I sincerely believe that a brand new set of guitar strings is better that sex. I'm not an enthusiast of casual sex... But apparently I'm a serial monogomist... maybe I'm a prude...
7.) I believe that Karl Marx would have been a lot better off if ..."he had spent as much time making capital, as he did writing about it."... *his mother's quote*... I also believe that he was really wrong about many of things, and absolutely correct about only a few...
8.) Though my life reflects my belief that "solitude is the school of genius", I love to perform, and wish wish wish I could tour Europe.
9.) I think America is beautiful!
10.) I am not homophobic at all, I think gay/lesbian people are easy to be around... I do not enjoy personalised sexual inuendo from men or women (a blasphemy of sorts), and I'm not gay.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:45 PM

Well Folks,

Some Night...for a few hours...when the censors (mc guardians) are gone....you can read my postings to this thread.

It appears that the LaughKat (or friend) are at the controls tonight...so most of my postings will not get through.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

I did not screw Max's goat.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:46 PM

ohh..yeah!...erase #10...substitute

10) I was on a local version of the "Quiz Kids" radio program in the 5th grade...I got on by naming all the states that border Tennesee.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Tinker
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:54 PM

1.I can trace one ancestress back to the King's Brides sent to Quebec in the 1600's.
2. Darkover, Forbiden Tower. Think we can get a group rate??
3. I believe in the Harpers of Pern.
4. I was once kissed by an Annapolis midshipsman on the Commandant's front porch.
5. Worked a week in Vidor Texas, where the KKK office was bigger than the town hall.
6. My summer wardrobe at 15 was pocket T shirts, cutoffs, and 2inch wide belt with a six inch sheath knife.
7. My 100lb dog expects me to protect him.
8. I am almost half way through getting four kids through 10 straight years of middle school.
9. My basement was probably a speak easy during prohibition.
10. I believe in things seen and unseen.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Don Firth
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:57 PM

1. Although I've lived almost all my life in Seattle except for some side-trips, I was born in Los Angeles. Sort of an "artificial Seattle-ite."

2. I was fascinated by comic strips and started drawing seriously at the age of six. By the time I was thirteen, I had decided I was going to draw comic strips for a living. I still draw an irreverent cartoon or two now and then.

3. One of my high school English teachers submitted a story I wrote to the Atlantic Monthly high school short story contest. It didn't win, but it got an honorable mention.

4. Both of my sisters are national ice skating champions. My older sister, Mary, won the National Silver Dance Championship with her partner, Donald Laws, in 1949. My younger sister, Pat, won the Pacific Coast Ladies' Figure Skating Championship twice, National Junior Ladies' in 1953, and took a seventh place in the 1955 World Championships in Vienna. Both turned professional and taught skating.

5. Even though I had to do it leaning on a crutch (polio), I learned to fence, and fenced competitively for several years—not in Special Olympics or anything like that—in regular competitions. Won some trophies and medals, too. Got written up in the local newspapers.

6. I used to be a hard-charging fan of Ayn Rand. That was before I grew up and saw something of the real world.

7. After I fell in with questionable company such as Walt Robertson and Sandy Paton in the early Fifties, I got so involved in learning songs and learning to play the guitar that I came that —><—close to flunking out of college.

8. In the late Fifties/early Sixties I used to drink beer and argue politics in the Blue Moon Tavern with science-fiction writer Jerry Pournelle. This was before he sold his first novel and I didn't even know he was interested in writing.

9. I have every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Northern Exposure, and two Britcoms, As Time Goes By and Good Neighbours on videotape. Workin' on Enterprise, but I'm not sure I'll keep those.

10. I didn't lose my virginity until I was twenty-six, but I lost it several times that night.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:57 PM

BillD: But did you inhale the the *non-puff* you had on that cigarette? Beware. This IS a trick question...


ttr: Well, I'll take the sex over the strings myself, but, hey, different *strokes* fir different folks...

Bee-dubya-ell: Me neither on the Dead... That SS number thing fir real?

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mmm1a
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:59 PM

Correction for #7 on my list I hate disco , but then I don't think it ever qualified for real music.
                                  mmm


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 10:14 PM

Bobert - The SS# thing is for real. Our whole school class was assigned social security numbers when we were in the eight grade. They were issued in alphabetical order. My buddy Doug's name came immediately after mine so he got the next number. It just happened that we stayed close friends for years, grew up and married sisters, though neither of us are married to them any more.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Genie
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 10:31 PM

These are, as Popeye would say, faskinatin', folks! Keep 'em coming!

Genie


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 10:46 PM

I suppose there are a few things that I haven't said somewhere before at this place, but they're damn few.......An old friend sought me out a few months ago and spent the day talking to Karen because I was out of town. I had mentioned to her some things from an early life and she had never taken any of it with more than a grain of salt til Mike Egan showed up and told her I had completely wasted my life! What he told her........Well, I still feel it's been a damn fine life and if I'd gone his way, I'd never have met Karen!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: harpgirl
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 11:00 PM

...I'm most comfortable expressing my feelings in poetry...


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 11:10 PM

Hey!! Me too Harpy!!! Like.....

Please do not think me sick
Or think I have a strange kick
But I'm telling you
Only because it is true
I'm completely in love with my dick.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: khandu
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 11:27 PM

1 I am Trent Lott's cousin...and Charles "Tex" Watson's.
2 I have feelings of inadequacy.
3 I don't believe the feelings!
4 I shared my lunch with Chuck Norris...and did not know he was an actor.
5 I wish I had done things differently.
6 I want to go to Ireland.
7 I threw rocks at Bob Dylan in 1963.
8 I am still a little boy in many ways.
9 I am delighted by, and in mad love with my lucky wife, Cheryl.
10 I believe in the Resurrection.

khandu


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Tweed
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 11:28 PM

1. At age three weeks, I became an adoptee , but don't hold that against me, we're really like most everybody else.

2. I got a 45rpm record player when I turned eight. Also a 45 of Wilbert Harrison's "Kansas City" and played it til my mom finally hid it for a while.

3. Spent first 14 summers on Lake of the Woods, Ontario and learned not to kill any beast unless I needed food. (Thanks Smokey Fadden, wherever you are.)

4. Beat out terrible notes on my Granny's upright piano until she decided to try and show me how to play Sante Lucia.

5. Gave up on piano lessons after hearing Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" on a transistor while passing papers one winter morning. Immediately went down to the record shop and put five bucks down on a $40.00 Kay guitar.

6. Took black and white shots of Eugene McCarthy on the Hancock County, Indiana Courthouse steps and got to shake his hand. Also saw Melvin Belli in that same courthouse, but forget the case and how he managed to come to our small town.

7. Went to Canned Heat concert in Indianapolis and got to talk to Bob Hite after the show. My buddies and I immediately abandon psychedelic music and play blues records over and over trying to get the sound right.

8. Once played and sang "From a Buick 6" on a Steinway with a neckmounted harmonica at my high school talent assembly. The music teacher later said,"I never knew you were musical. Your singing voice is very ahhh..unusual." The class president gave me a chromatic harmonica. Everyone else did show tunes that day. I was a hit!

9. Once drove to Akron, Ohio to dig a tunnel under a railroad line in January with an alcoholic and a crazy cajun. The cajun eventually got sick of listening to Bob babbling and hit him so hard his feet came off the ground. Just like in a cartoon. I never laughed so hard in my life cause I'd about had it with him too.

10. I spend too much time on this machine here, but it's a lot of fun and beats digging tunnels in Akron hands down.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Deckman
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 11:56 PM

Here goes:
1. I was born in a toilet (my face was flushed but my broad shoulders saved me)
2. I once made caskets for a living
3. I can remember the first telephone number my folks had in 1940
4. I was a virgin when I married at 23 (but I've made up for it since).
5. I first performed on live stage at 13.
6. I can say "I Love You" in Finnish.
7. I like to eat fresh raw salmon.
8. I only need 3 hours sleep a night.
9. I think I know who Don Firth was with when he was 26!
10. I love to listen to John Jacob Niles!
CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: The Pooka
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 12:25 AM

1. I can't tie my shoelaces or neckties correctly. But, I get along somehow. Also I can't play cards. I don't mean play *well*; I mean play AT ALL. Mental block. / That's Two (Two! two) Truths in One!, ain't it? 1(c): I sometimes cheat.
2. I had lunch with Robert Penn Warren and watched a baby pull his nose. ("Man had a rather prominent proboscis..." - WC Fields)
3. I love WC Fields. Also WB Yeats. Also WF Buckley Jr., though I don't agree with him any more. Also Groucho Marx, Tom Lehrer, Tom Smothers, Stephen King, Allan Sherman, that old reprobate Liam Clancy, his young niece Aiofe Clancy (oy!), Bob Dylan, Bob Dole (though I don't agree with *him* any more either), and my Sixfoot Wife and darling Pookason. Not in that order of course.
4. I withdrew from Georgetown University. Three times.
5. I sometimes write strangely. Maybe that one's not so Obscure.
6. My feet stink. That one's fairly obscure, except to my Sixfoot Wife.
7. Did I mention I have a Sixfoot Wife?
8. I'm happy to learn some other 'Catters are self-absorbed too. :)
9. I was once in the Peanut Gallery on Howdy Doody.
10. I wrote Connecticut's Presidential Primary Law, and rewrote our absentee-voting laws. (It was while I was in the Peanut Gallery...nowait, that part goes on the other thread. Sorry.)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 12:50 AM

Hmm. Mine are gonna suck...

1. My first pet was a goat.
2. I've never lived in one place for more than four years.
3. Despite any rumours you may have heard, I did not "kill a teacher in middle school."
4. I don't drink, do drugs, smoke, etc. The one time I ever consumed enough alcohol to affect me was at a Richard Leakey book-signing thing. I was nervous to meet him, my childhood idol, and they had free wine.
5. I personally printed 99% of the shirts for the 1996 and 2002 Paul Wellstone campaigns. And, no, I'm not one of the vultures selling them on Ebay.
6. Much to my chagrin, I recently called a kid riding his bike on my lawn "you goddamned punk." OK, I'm going to mosey on down to the senior center, now. It's pudding night.
7. I'm named after the late R&B singer Little Willie John. My father's first choice was "Otto," but my mom wouldn't go for that. Knowing that she wouldn't like his second choice, either, he lied, and told her that "Willie John" was a guy who'd saved his life in the Army. She went for that. Personally, I would've preferred "Otto."
8. I really, really like Korean food. Dead Korean food, not that live octopus type shit.
9. As a child, I faked eye problems, just so I could get some glasses.
10. I'll never go out with a woman who shares her name with one of my close relatives. Just too creepy.

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Mickey191
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 01:49 AM

1) I once owned a bullet nose Studebaker.
2) I read Bartlett's Familiar Quotations Everyday.
3) I've seen the "Quiet Man" 34 times.
4) Swam across the Hudson River.
5) I met Humphrey Bogart once.
6) Have all the Clancy Brothers autographs & Tommy Makems.
7) Never used my oven.
8) I've kissed the Blarney Stone.(It wasn't worth the walk)
9) Met "Johnny Call For Philip Morris" Cigarettes.(I was
   six and he scared the hell out of me.
10)A tinker in Ireland proposed something to me "Will you
   come share my tent with me, Foxy Red? I almost did.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 02:34 AM

1.Up to age 13 a car ride was still a novelty to me. I was Amish.
2.I remember the trip to Oregon from North Dakota when I was 8 months old. Don't remember much- but I remember there were a LOT of legs in the back seat (7 older kids in the car), how dark it was in the car and how tired I got from being lifted back and forth over the front seat. I also remember that one night we 'camped' alongside the car. ( In ND we had a car, weren't orthodox.)
3.I won the scholar's award in 7th grade: 15 silver dollars. Spent it on 11 books. (1949)
4.Went from 7th grade to college courses many years later. Not because I was so brilliant but that my family kept me out of school. (Let me tell you about the Amish!)
5.In my late teens I once necked for hours on an interstate bus with a really cute AWOL sailor on his return trip back to base.
6.I've never had a joint. No particular virtue involved; I certainly drank enough. If I were offered one now, I'd probably take it.
7.I smoked cigarettes heavily, compulsively, for 25 years. I stopped.
8.I'm a living testimonial that one can go from 'not needing anybody' to REALLY respecting, admiring and loving people.
9.I will drop anything for a chance to make music.
10.I would love to be able to play guitar like Red Smiley.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Genie
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 03:54 AM

Ebbie (In my late teens I once necked for hours on an interstate bus with a really cute AWOL sailor on his return trip back to base. )

Well, Ebbie,

1,  At age 16, on my way to college in Texas (a Southern Baptist U., in fact), I slept with four servicemen at one time -- right in front of everyone else in that train car!

Other totally unimportant aspects of my bio:

2.  My cat once received an "Experienced Driver Certificate" from Colonial Penn Insurance.

3.  I once had a car on which the doors would fly open and the (forward opening) hood would fly upwhen I drove over 30 MPH.

4.  My brother once dated Mitch Miller's daughter, I "went to school" with Steve Goodman and Dick Butkus (though I didn't know either of them), and Ralph Waite (of The Waltons) once had to get up in the middle of the night to let me in to the student house where I was staying, since I'd lost my key.

5.  As a toddler, I'm told, I was utterly fearless, especially around farm animals, -- much to the chagrin of my parents -- and I have always loved snakes, lizards, turtles, and, especially, frogs!  (Skin tests say I'm allergic to cats, but I sleep with 'em, anyway.)

6.  I once gave the behaviorist B. F. Skinner "the finger" repeatedly while arguing with him during a colloquium discussion (without realizing I was doing it).

7.  When I lived in an apartment in the late 70s, I discovered that the two very tall weeds growing behind my house were..., well,... "weed."

8.  My first paid gig as a guitarist/folksinger was for the "Clay County Coon Hunters Association" (Missouri), and I was paid $10.

9.  Though I have formal training in Latin, French, and German, I can cuss up a storm in Italian!  (I learned to drive a motor scooter in, of all places, Rome!)

10.  I have experienced  a ca. 5.2 and a ca. 6.9 earthquake in Seattle, both in the same room on the 5th floor of a condo.

 

Genie


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Genie
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 03:57 AM

Oh, and I almost forgot:
In the second (bigger) earthquake, the 'bust' of Ronald Reagan (actually a Halloween mask on a wig stand), which was wearing a WWII Nazi helmet, fell off the top of a bookshelf and almost hit my host in the head.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mooman
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 04:43 AM

1. I used to work as a forensic scientist and have appeared in court as an expert witness in firearms and drugs cases, and have also analysed the stomach contents of a frozen mammoth and discovered Cannabis sativa on board an excavated Punic warship.
2. I used to own a music store specialising in and repairing/restoring old acoustic instruments
3. In the late 70s/early 80s I was the artist's model for an billboard advertisement for PG Tips Tea (the real chimps had been dropped for a while!)
4. I was also the artist's model for illustrations of Roberto (the Latin lover) in a "Woman's Own" series in the late 1970s (and Lady McMoo was the model for the jilted heroine!)
5. Jo-Ann Kelly once offered to sell me her 12-string Zemaitis guitar.
6. I have taught Tibetan Buddhist monks biology in a remote monastery in Southern India
7. Peter Green (of Fleetwood Mac and Splinter Group fame) was a regular listener in a trad session I used to run in London.
8. I have ridden motorcycles since I was 15 (i.e. 35 years) and dislike cars. I never had an accident (...running to touch wood!)
9. I once stood as a Green candidate in a County Council election in Surrey (UK) and, much to my surprise and pleasure, came second with 25% of the vote giving the resident Tory a nasty turn!
10. I survived a 2-storey fall from a window as a 12 month old baby...landing in a large heap of leaves!

mooman


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Trevor
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 05:19 AM

Phew, here goes....

1. I HATE, HATE, HATE parsnips, swede and apricots.

2. I prefer cats to dogs (they're much more subtle).

3. I love sailing, especially at night and on my own.

4. I love mountains, especially when I've just climbed one (and for many years that was how I made my living).

5. I once turned Jasper Carrot down for a folk club I was involved with 'cos I thought £30 was too expensive.

6. I once had to make a Whitehall farce-like escape from a bedroom with my clothes and shoes under my arm.

7. I used to be a trainer, selector and judge in international equestrian games.

8. I am so proud of my sons that I could almost explode sometimes.

9. I want to retire to Greece and to know more about Eastern philosophy.

10. Although I enjoy my own company, and I've got a lovely partner who lives next door, in my head I feel lonely sometimes.

Catharsis or what!!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Troll
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 05:58 AM

1) I refuse to eat eggplant.

2) I am petrified of snakes.

3) I neither drink nor smoke. (any more)

4) I used to babysit Rosalie Sorrells kids. All Five of 'em.

5) Utah Phillips taught me to fingerpick.

6) Jethro Burns brother taught me my first chords on the guitar.

7) My first stringed instrument was an Islander Uke.

8) According to my mother, I could sing before I could talk.

9) I gave my son my fiddle when he got to be better than me.

10) I play drums in a klezmer band.(They asked me to!)

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Catarina
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 06:27 AM

Now, let me see:

1. Excepting for my parents names and mine, everything written in my birth certificate is a lie.
2. I'm affraid of telephones - I never use them if I can avoid it.
3. My favourite film is Mary Poppins and I must have watched it more than 100 times.
4. I still buy children's books for myself, although I let my daughters read them too.
5. I allways read books over and over again - never read them only once.
6. Although I almost never use them, since I'm left handed and handwriting is extremely tiring for me, I love fountain pens and note books and have a huge collection of both.
7. When I was 5 I wanted to be a truck driver - I turned out to be a teacher, and a mother, so no big difference!
8. I love broccolli!
9. The music I like tends to make me cry.
10. I'm allergic to most polens, but live in the country - so I sneeze most of the time ;-)

11 - This one's for Tinker - I ADORE Darkover and Pern Books!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Will D Beeste
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 07:03 AM

1 I am not, and have never been, a member of Punch the Horse
2 I have been to Hull
3 I have been to Hawaii
4 I have met some Mudcatters in their natural habitat
5 I like wine and single Malt whisky
6 Big Mick gave me his Folk Legacy anniversary Baseball cap
7 I have sung at the Press Room in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
8 I like Tom Lehrer, Flanders and Swann, and other humorus songs
9 I have never seen the Rocky Mountains
10 I am Sorchas Secret Santa!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Helborama
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 07:14 AM

1. I have only ever seen Hull in the dark.
2. I once saw a red squirrel fall out of a tree in Scotland.
3. I don't like cake or jam unless they are together.
4. The toes on my right foot are more prehensile than those on the left
5. Someone once sent me a very small pumpkin in the post
6. I started playing viola before fiddle
7. My living room has a home-made Thai xylophone in it [so is not technically Thai; it's authentic Thai with a Yorkshire accent]
8. My housemate takes accordions apart waaring his dressing gown while watching daytime TV.
9. I once drank a pint of beer with a lot of plastic farm animals in it.
10. I got indigestion afterwards.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: treewind
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 07:17 AM

OK, here's a random assortment:

  1. When I was very small I swallowed a nail. It's never been seen since!
  2. My parents are still in the same house they bought before I was born, over 50 years ago.
  3. That house was previously part of a Convent housing a closed order of Carmelite nuns.
  4. I was once pricipal cellist in an orchestral concert in the Royal Festival Hall
  5. Anahata is my official name now - it's even on my passport
  6. I installed a secret phone system between students' rooms and even between colleges in Cambridge
  7. I was brought up without TV (except for 1 year) and I never watch it now.
  8. I've never broken a bone in my life
  9. As a Cambridge student I was in the team that won the Oxfam punt races two years running
  10. My first experience of commercial passenger flight was in a helicopter.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: sian, west wales
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 07:43 AM

1. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a missionary, but I trained as a Costume Designer ... and now I'm doing neither!
2. I have extremely small toenails and fingernails.
3. I don't like to sleep in a bed within sight-line of the bedroom door.
4. I am not superstitious but I can 'read' cards, often with rather amazing accuracy.
5. I went off a bike head-first into a wall when I was 12 and had amnesia: temporarily lost 4 years, although recovered most of them.
6. When I wallpaper a room, I write something about myself on the wall before I repaper.
7. I worked twice with Jessica Tandy, once with Hume Cronyn and I've met David Putnam.
8. I was Productions Manager of an Oscar-nominated film.
9. The man who brought the Mickey Mouse Club to Canadian TV was a family friend.
10. Of all the cookies in the world (the ones I know about) my favourite are Spekulaas.

sian, west wales


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fat B****rd
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 07:45 AM

I am descended from Franco-Greman Geordies
I once got Bill Wyman's autograph
I can't eat or watch other people eating ham
I bumped into Screaming Lord Sutch and broke his falsies
I have three children of my own and six step-children
I have two guitars which I don't play nearly enough
I used to know the guy who wrote Madonna's "Ray of Light"
I was once lightly praised (and my band) by Chris Barber
I have a cat named Deacon ('cos he's blue) who needs de-clinkering regularly
I, reading back, seem dull compared to other 'catters. But I don't feel it.
Not all that obscure but...Hey.. what the Hell !


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Pushkin
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 08:13 AM

1.   I make bath salts
2.   I can't drink instant coffee
3.   I've never been in a chatroom on the internet although have looked at Mudchat on a number of occasions
4.   When the Simpsons first came out in the States I was one of the first few people to be shown a clip in the UK, in a meeting when I worked for CBS Fox
5.   My cat Rhiannon likes to sit on my chest when I'm in the bath!
6.   I talk to my cats on the telephone!
7.   My hair won't grow any longer than just past my ears (it doesn't even reach my shoulders)
8.   I always make sure I walk under a ladder in the street
9.   I worked on an election in London where Cynthia Payne (well known Madame) was a candidate
10. I never sleep with my back to the door or allow my limbs to hang over the side of the bed in case something gets me!

I'm normal really......


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: John P
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 08:58 AM

1. I once sat in the Batmobile.
2. I've been married three times.
3. I have a three inch deep concavity in my chest.
4. I sometimes make myself sick eating those big orange circus peanut candy things.
5. I am a nudist.
6. I enjoy playing "Your Song" on the Irish bouzouki.
7. I once had a job putting chrome plating on plastic car parts.
8. I have a secret desire to run for Congress.
9. One of the reasons I was hired for my current job is because I know how to play the harp.
10. I never knock on wood when people tell me to.

John Peekstok


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: HuwG
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 09:40 AM

... and I used to think I was odd ...

Still, here's my personal arcana

1. My father is a Geordie, my mother is Welsh.
2. I would have been christened "Gareth", but my mother saw a screen version of "How green was my valley", just before going into the maternity ward.
3. Just to add to the confusion of my early years, I was brought up in the Vale of York.
4. I worked briefly down a gold mine in South Africa. (It seems to put women off if I tell them I was a gold-digger).
5. I served briefly as an officer in the Territorial Army.
6. I played rugby for many years, certainly enough to break several bones (including some of mine !) and destroy a good many brain cells.
7. I have a titanium plate behind and underneath one eye - the injury which finally forced me to stop playing rugby was quite an extensive one.
8. I was once tentatively suggested as an agent for the Official Monster Raving Loony candidate for the Ashton-under-Lyne constituency (not by the candidate himself, who eventually resigned his candidature on the grounds that he had recovered his sanity).
9. I have been engaged once, but it didn't work out; I am still eligible (on paper).
10. I suffered gout earlier this year, and now drink on weekends only. The pub nearly went out of business.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: curmudgeon
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 09:41 AM

Fear not, Jeri. As of 9:05 this morning, my # 10 is no longer true, and shoulf be replaced with:

10-I once was a member of the IWW.

Yours in solidarity -- Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Kim C
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 10:03 AM

Heehee! This is fun!!!!! :-)

I forgot to mention, I prefer Fredericks of Hollywood to Victoria's Secret because the prices are better, the quality is better, and they use Real Women for models.

Pushkin, I make bath salts too. They make wonderful gifts.

I've never tried peanut butter and bacon, but I could see how it might work. It sounds like something my daddy would have tried...


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 10:35 AM

My goodness....the threads that happen when I go outta town.

It's hard to believe that there may be ANYTHING about myself that's a secret anymore....because:

#1. I HAVE used Mudcat as some kind of therapeutic journal during some difficult times over the last four years. I've kept ninety percent of it musical or music-related 'cuz after all it's a music forum.

#2. I really DO believe strongly in many of the things that Quentin Crisp advocated, including being as completely open as possible, even with strangers. It's the best method of dealing with shyness that I've ever seen.

#3. My constant jokes about being thrown out of high school (and Art College) are totally true, but those experiences were humiliating at the time, and I'm sure are responsible for certain current personality quirks. Same thing with being fired from five or six 'straight' jobs before becoming a full time musician.

#4.During the seventies to the mid eighties I often earned as much as forty grand or more per anum as a 'commercial' folk musician. I rarely had a penny left at the end of the year. Since then I rarely earn MORE than twenty grand as a teacher and part time 'non commercial' folk musician. Somehow (thanks to Heather), we actually manage to SAVE a bit each year!

#5. Since getting out of Bars and 'commercial gigs', I've not bought even ONE package of TUMS, and have never ONCE had my prescription for back-pain medication re-filled.

#6. I'm not as constantly pleasant, non-judgemental, and 'laissez-faire' in real life as I am on Mudcat. When I'm in an environment that I don't like, I can be as sarcastic and remote as your average curmudgeon. I have the ability to virtually "go to sleep", while keeping my eyes open and keeping a bit of a smile on my face, if I'm around people who are boring me.

#7. Usually when I get bored it's because people are talking about stuff that I know nuthin' about, and it reminds me of what a hash I made of my schooling!

#8. I'm rarely critical about weak musicians who are trying as hard as they can. Weak musicians with attitude and poor social skills drive me NUTS! (I usually have something to say in EVERY thread on jam and song-circle etiquette)

#9. I sometimes feel like a total alien on planet earth. The CLOSEST I get to feeling like 'I belong' is around folkies.

#10. I swear a lot in real life, when something's REALLY GOOD!. I Use both my favourite swear words "Shit" and "Fuck" in all their possible combinations! It embarrases the hell outta me, but sometimes I can't help myself. I NEVER swear when I'm angry. Go figger.

#11. (I know, I know!) It's a bit hard to admit that Mudcat has had such a profound affect on my life, but it has. What started as a simple hobby (and an alternative to TV watching) has become an integral part of my everyday life. It has really helped me UNDERSTAND other folks so much better. And I'll bet I'm not alone in that area.

Cheers (that was fun)

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 10:54 AM

1) I have double jointed knees and thumbs.

2) I am obsessive about people closing the loops of their letters in their handwriting.

3) I've got two blokes on the go but steadfastly maintain that I am not in a relationship. Both are tall, Dutch, computer scientists. Each one knows about the other, but it all works out nicely as one lives in the US and one in the UK.

4) Oliver Reed once kissed my hand at the breakfast table.

5) I was never baptised, christened or affiliated to any church, but despite being an atheist I did 14 compulsory years of religious education in school and am quite good at Bible quizzes.

6) I am known by my middle name. For all those who ask me why - well, I never had a say in it, my parents used it from my birth.

7) I can't sit with my back to a door, or to a room full of people - I have to be wedged into a corner with a good vantagepoint.

8) The only superstition I adhere to is "don't put new shoes on the table". I don't believe in superstitions, I just do this one automatically.

9) My main aim in life is to have about 5 children, a dog and an orchard. I'll settle for two or three children and a bowl of apples, but I'd really like that dog.

10)I can make tetrahedrons out of folded sweet and crisp packets.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Allan C.
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 11:17 AM

Lots of my obscurities have been mentioned in other threads or told to various 'Catters at one time or another. I'll try to consolidate some of them here:

1. I have had an incredibly wide variety of jobs and so many that I have totally lost track. I don't claim to have "done it all"; but I may be approaching it! Currently, I am a night auditor at a Best Western Hotel.

2. Even at an early age (18 months,) I am told that I loved to "sing". Unfortunately, it came out more as a screech in those days and in doing so, I managed to wear three holes in my windpipe. A large bubble of leaked air filled the skin around my neck and began to choke me. The hospital told my parents that I was not expected to live through the night. I am happy to say that I somehow managed to surprise them all.

3. I enjoy working with wood - especially carving. I don't do much of it; but seem to do okay. Recently, I have also made some things in bone (deer and cow) as well as some experiments in brass.

4. It was through the encouragement of the folks here at the Mudcat that I have been able to overcome a deeply entrenched stage fright. I feel I have come a long, long way since I first signed on here in May of 1998. The stage fright still haunts me from time to time; but I am happy to say that it is no longer debilitating. Thank you! Thank you all.

5. I'm a landlord. I own a duplex that I have been remodeling almost constantly for the past four (or is it five?) years. I very much enjoy doing carpentry and plumbing as well as working with drywall. I hate the idea of painting; but take pride in it when I actually get to doing it. One of my next projects is to replace some kitchen cabinets.

6. I can't read music. By that I mean that I have never learned how to apply written notes to a musical instrument - fluently. I can sorta figure out which notes are which and can plunk them out with painful slowness on a keyboard; but cannot sight read very well either vocally or otherwise. I have resolved to take piano and voice lessons next year. It can only help!

7. I have an abiding interest in wildflowers and edible plants. Besides the usual field guides, I also have a small collection of guides to the medicinal uses of wild plants. I once created a field guide titled, "Edible Vascular Plants of the Back Bay Area". (It was self-published and so cannot be found at your local library or bookstore.)

8. As might be deduced from #7, I am very fond of the outdoors and am very much at home in the woods. I enjoy observing and tracking animals. I also enjoy canoeing - no thrill rides, please - just pleasant float trips where I might even have an opportunity to do some fishing. About four years ago I backpacked more than a hundred miles of the Appalachian Trail - from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park to the northern end.

9. I love mentoring people. I have sometimes been in a position to give a boost to some folks and always have been pleased for the opportunity. While I'll have to admit that doing so has sometimes been like pouring sand down a rat hole; there have been many other times that have proved extremely worthwhile. It is a lovely thing to watch someone grow and to feel that something I did may have been helpful toward that end.

10. I am omnivorous. I love to eat all sorts of foods. Eating something new or exotic is to me both a treat and an adventure. Tied in with this is the fact that I love to cook and to bake. With a bit of notice and a little planning I can put together a very nice meal at times.

Gee, can I squeeze one more in here, please?

11. I am a fan of all of the following (in no particular order): Perry Como, Uriah Heep, Lou Rawls, The Seldom Scene, Ricky Nelson, Los Indios Trabajaros, George Winston, Starland Vocal Band, Buddy Guy, CSN(&Y), Brahms, Jo Stafford, Lenny Welch, Wes Montgomery, Glenn Miller, The Kingston Trio, The Spencer David Group, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michael Martin Murphy and of just about any Do-Wop group you might ever think of. Oh, and if you have bothered to read this far, I am probably also a fan of yours.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Kim C
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 11:39 AM

What's a tetrahedron?


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 11:54 AM

Tetrahedron
(It's basically a pyramid.)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: irishajo
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 12:09 PM

This is all very interesting.

It is also rather cathartic. I think I'll share a few more.

11. My mom tells people she named me after characters in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Amy Jo) but truthfully she was under a lot of medication afterwards and I don't think she remembers why she named me that.

12. I cannot stand tea in any form (nor can my grandmother).

13. I have diagnosed myself with social anxiety (I hesitate to use the word disorder) and started this thread as a form of self therapy.

Thanks for sharing everyone!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 01:19 PM

I agree- this thread is fun. How often does one get to bring in these kinds of subjects!

"I really DO believe strongly in many of the things that Quentin Crisp advocated, including being as completely open as possible, even with strangers. " Rick, I agree- as I keep saying: What are we afraid of? On the other hand, I'm still working on 'solo performer anxiety'. I know they won't hurt me, that they will be supportive and responsive, that even if they are not, it won't kill me, but - well, I'm still working on it.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Kim C
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 01:29 PM

Aha! Thanks, Fib.

Ebbie, they might just throw tomatoes. ;-) (kidding!)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Wesley S
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 01:39 PM

1 - I once jumped across the Mississippi River

2 - I'm taller than Richard Gere

3 - Engaged twice, married once { and married very well I might add }

4 - George Winston opened for me several times and backed me up also back in the 70's

5 - I once worked as a hospital orderly { and hated it }

6 - At various times I go through patterns of reading mysteries, westerns and science fiction.

7 - I still have a lot of my old comic books left

8 - My wife just might disown me if I bring home another instrument { but what Mudcatter can't say that }

9 - My dad went to high school with Noel Neill who played Lois Lane on Superman { the TV series }

10 - I acted in several plays with Terrance Mann who's now a big deal on Broadway.

Bonus answer - I like mayo on my peanut butter sandwiches.

Second bonus answer - My son Brendan is the smartest, sweetest, and best looking kid on the planet. And he turns 23 months old tomorrow. That most likly makes me the oldest dad { 51 } here at the Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Merritt
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 01:44 PM

I'm a newcomer, so by definition an obscurista. Offer 10 odds & ends as introduction.

1. My first ancestor in N. American (New France) arrived in 1643. Probably not voluntarily.

2.   Based on genealogical research, I have just an incredible amount of inbreeding in my family history. It's a wonder I can drool.

3. Graduated in the fifth quintile of my high school class. See 2.

4. Worked 10 blue-collar years before going to college - truck driver,
construction laborer, short-order cook, roofer, gas attendant (remember those?), drill press operator, carpenter,..

5.   Played keyboards for a while in top-40, disco and reggae bands. Recovered.

6.   BS in Latin American Political Economy; MS in Urban & Regional Planning

7.   Stabbed by "entrepreneur" in Quito, Ecuador; lost spleen, some lung damage, massive internal bleeding, stayed alive until surgery by choosing to live

8. While I eating peanut butter and banana sandwich on a factory lunch break in rural North Carolina, co-worker Bobby Joe said "What you got there, Meerit?" I described. He responded that "Why, I'd just as soon eat cat shit. What you need to get you is a peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich. Now that's eatin'." He was right, of course. Geography of culture. Matters of taste cannot be disputed.

9.   Found my singing voice at the age of 48.

10. Believe that alternatives to corporate globalization are not only
necessary, but possible.

- Merritt


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Justa Picker
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 01:48 PM

1. I was very good friends with Jim Carey prior to "In Living Color"
2   I peel all the shrimp on my plate before eating a single one and, am mildly obsessive-compulsive in general.
3. My absolute favorite meal is devilled egg sandwiches with lettuce and onion on hallah (egg) bread, coleslaw and fries.
4. I bore easily.
5. I dislike most (but not all) folk music.
6. I won a public speaking competition for my hometown when I was 12.
7. I'm very introverted but fake it in group situations.
8. I am sometimes attracted to that which repulses me.
9. I prefer solitude to company.
10. I loathe the taste of any straight, hard liquor.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 01:48 PM

Nah, KimC, tomatoes in Alaska are too expensive to be used like that. Cabbages maybe?


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 02:42 PM

Merritt:

Welcome to the Cat, if I didn't say so before, and thanks for that decision to live!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Wesley S
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 02:55 PM

Merritt - It's always nice to meet another peanut butter and mayo man. You're OK.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: greg stephens
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 03:37 PM

Well what a strange lot of people.
1) I once went to a hotel to meet Memphis Slim, but he wasn't there.
2)I kept a lizard behind the lapel of my jacket at school.
3) I'm lousy at tickling trout. The only time I got one right out of the river,it landed on the bank and jumped back in.
4) I shot a swallow on the wing once with an air-rifle. I've never fired at anything living since.
5) I eat as much fruit as possible.
7) I quite like Edmundo Ros.
8)Julian Clary and Boy George have both sat in with the Boat Band singing Iko Iko.
9) I once saw Harold Macmillan walking down the street.
10) I've played on St Kilda


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Foe
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 03:42 PM

1. I worked as a claim jumper in the Arizona desert

2. I had a Mohawk in 6th grade, went to a Dodger game at Ebbets field with it and got on TV

3. I drank beer with Judy Collins in her hospital room

4. Fried peanut butter sandwich is a favorite

5. My friend's (next door when I was a kid on E. 32nd street in Brooklyn) aunt was Frank Sinatra's cousin.

6. I shook hands with Eisenhower in Denver in 1952

7. I can tie nine different knots in 9 seconds

8. My g-grandfather X 11 was killed by Indians in 1702

9. I can say the alphabet backwards

10. If the web sites are correct, I can trace my ancestors back to Old King Cole


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Kim C
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 03:43 PM

I dunno, Ebbie, maybe in Alaska they throw fish heads! ;-)

Merritt, I discovered cousins marrying cousins in my family tree as well. Mister found an ancestor who was transported from Newgate Prison. I might be related to William the Conqueror but it's all speculation.

Peanut butter and mayo..... hmm.............


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,boab_d
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 03:45 PM

1 i used to do a lot of drugs in my younger days

2 i left school with no qualifications

3 i am now a clean living and drinking offshore medic

4 my father is the cleverest man i know.

5 my life revolves around my girlfriend and my family

6 i worry that i might return to the way i was

7 i served 2 tours of kosovo with the royal army medical corps

8 life always keeps me in the knowledge that you can have loads but it can be lost by a few simple mistakes

9 i wake up every morning and say thanks to god for the day even though i m not religious

10 language and talking keep me true to myself


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 03:49 PM

KimC, eeewwwwwwww!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: gnu
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 03:53 PM

Hey katlaughing... if you are related to Donald Sutherland, does that possibly mean you have New Brunswick, Canadian roots ? (Don's from Saint John.)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: gnu
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 03:57 PM

Hey GUEST, boab_d... are you the guy from the Bodhran Tips thread ? I just posted a search warrant for (maybe) you... I wanted to know if you have any pictures of the tippers you (may) have described in that thread. Ere yee the lad for which I spy ?


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: gnu
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 04:02 PM

And if yer the lass for which I spy, oops, sorry.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 04:43 PM

1. I was the first baby born in San Angelo Texas in 1955, and my brother was the second.

2. I made a 14 foot canvas and wood Kayak from plans in a book I ordered from England, when I was a Junior in High School and then only used it about 5 times. The coolest part was the shaped plexiglass seat that required sitting on the plexiglass while it was hot!

3. As a business venture my Dad imported a chinese junk that we sailed in on Lake Travis when I was 7. It ultimately was used as a bar by LBJ on his lake.

4. My mom's maiden name is Findlater and we are part of the Oglivie Clan. Our ancestors include the Earle of Findlater and there is a Findlater Castle in Scotland (2 miles east of Cullen in Banff). The Castle fell into ruins after it was abandoned in 1600. The story goes that in about 1560, the Ogilvie Laird argued with his son, disinherited him, and signed the properly over to Sir John Gordon, third son of the Earl of Huntly. In 1562, the Gordons rebelled against Mary. refusing her entry to the castle, and when they were defeated at the Battle of Corrochie, the Earl was beheaded and the castle was abandoned was in ruins by 1638. So I may have a real beheaded ghost in the family!

5. I can crack a bull whip really loud! As we found out one summer while trying to load young bulls in a cattle trailer: If you stand your ground bulls will still chase you! Bulls get the runs when they are scared. A cattle prod doesn't hurt but it shocks the bejezzus out of you! And that's no bull.

6. I'm married to a twin named Linn.

7. I got my first non-musical musical instrument in my Xmas stocking when I was 11. It took us forever to figure out how to play that jaw harp. Since then, I have become a master of non musical instruments, and am forever trying to learn real ones.

8. My brother and I took 2nd in the state (Michigan) in Forensics Multiple Reading in High School in "The Secret Life of Walter Middy" (I was the mild Walter). Since then I am a closet Story Teller.

9. I have broken more bones than anyone I know, and average a major break about every 5 years. Last time I drove myself to the hospital, and they wouldn't believe that I had a compound fracture of my foot...until they took the xrays.

10. I spent a summer in 1974 living on the corner of Haight and Cole one block up from Haight-Ashbury while working as a construction worker building Embarkadero #3. While there we (my brother and I) took a improvisation class and did street improv in the park.

and

11. I wear a pocket protector at work.

Gutbucketeer


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Crane Driver
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 04:56 PM

1. I was born in a mainland UK county which was neither in England, Scotland or Wales (and is still technically at war with Germany)
2. My father's family claimed descent from Lady MacBeth
3. My maternal grandmother emigrated to Australia aged 76, looking for a new life
4. My father is still alive (aged 91 next February)
5. I have University degrees from London, Edinburgh and Swansea
6. I do not operate large lifting equipment
7. I can't drink caffenated coffee - tea is no problem
8. I've been singing in folk clubs since 1968, and bought my first concertina in 1971 - for £15!!
9. I very rarely finish lists ......


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 05:03 PM

1.I own a 5' Knight In Shining Armor. Spanish, I think and rescued from the trash.

2.I once managed to get three plates formerly belonging to Nicholas and Alexandra out of Russia. Ah, to be that young and foolish again.

3.I was once attacked by a kangaroo. Dressed in white, no less. Me not the kangaroo.

4.Halloween is my favorite holiday.

5.I have never married but managed to raise or help raise multiple children.

6.Mumm's Cordon Rouge is my absolute favorite drink.

7.My mother once told me that I was related to Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence but it was a lie.

8.I dislike fish, lobster, shrimp, etc but occasionally eat crabmeat.

9. On three separate occasions I have found myself staring down the barrel of a loaded gun. And I was never in the armed services.

10. I have never been able to sit through an entire "Godfather" movie.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 05:10 PM

GutBucketeer...does this mean that somewhere in the world there is an exact imprint of your butt at age 13? With or without?
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Morticia
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 06:23 PM

Mmmmm, like others, I'm not sure what I haven't shared on here at some time or another but....

1)I painstakingly taught myself the accent I now speak in
2)I once had lunch with Spike Milligan
3)I still believe there is good in all people, regardless of lots of evidence to the contrary
4)I use humour to cover the fact that I am basically quite shy
5)I love liquorice, especially salt liquorice which I can't buy in the UK
6) I have spent more of my life in other countries than I have in the UK
7)This is the first time I have ever lived in one place for more than 2 years
8) I am a grouch in the morning
9)I have given inumerable secretaries fits trying to decipher my handwriting
10)I have just survived the break up of my second marriage and DO NOT intend to try it again.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 07:45 PM

Hey, Sins --

What did you move to Maine for if you don't like lobster?!? (Can I have your share, please, can I, huh?)

I prefer Perrier Jouet in the Lalique bottle (but mostly can only afford to fantasize about it). Cordon Rouge is a bit sweet for my taste.

I'm tweaking my supplemental obscure facts list before posting it.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 07:54 PM

Umm........

1.   I can make goose bumps come.........and go
2.   I can reduce and increase my heartrate at will
3.   My resting heartrate is 48. I have reduced it to 35 by thought control
4.   I was addicted to sniffing petrol, aged 3.
5.   I once rolled John Otway a smoke.
6.   I sailed the Atlantic at 17 years old
7.   I sail boats and play music without thinking about it.
8.   I never declare my vote
9.   I slept with Eric the Viking
10. He didn't respect me in the morning


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Joe_F
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 07:55 PM

1. I have read _Nineteen Eighty-Four_ more times than any other book.

2. I have seen the arctic pack ice.

3. I once got laid on a bale of hay.

4. I have written two pornographic stories and posted them on an Internet mailing list.

5. I could sing "Lead, Kindly Light" when I was two years old.

6. I would rather eat chicken wings than beefsteak.

7. I have never been in debt.

8. I didn't learn to drive a car till I was 27.

9. My most frequent fantasies are of (1) insulting people, (2) giving lectures, and (3) having sex, in that order.

10. I get one haircut a year, in the spring.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 07:56 PM

Morticia is shy and grumpy in the morning? Not for the few days I spent with her. Maybe it was the Nyquil. She did give Captain K a run for his money. The lady is very quick and very funny.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: NicoleC
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 08:28 PM

1. I'm afraid to fly, but do it anyway.
2. I have a major case of performance anxiety.
3. Hardly anyone who knows me knows that I play the fiddle.
4. I've performed in public exactly ONCE. The hired band at a corporate Christmas party should NEVER hand the microphone to someone who has had 16 buttery nipple martinis.
5. I was a published author by the age of 15, but haven't written much of anything since.
6. In college, I was a die-hard Republican.
7. I was once interrogated by the Secret Service for a college prank pulled at a rally in which a Republican presidential candidate was speaking.
8. I was once denied a security clearance to work at an event a certain president was speaking at.
9. My ancestors include Irish slaves in Barbados and Danish royalty, but mostly just a whole lot of German farmers.
10. I'm horribly allergic to onions.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 08:52 PM

I'm just nine innings away from my first major league no-hitter!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 10:04 PM

Sins:

Yep, perfect mold to my rear. However, I had a very small butt back then. Last I heard, my sister gave away the frame of the kayak with the seat still attached. Either someone recovered it, or it is on a bar wall somewhere. No, the frame, not the seat.

JAB


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: jennbrooks
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 10:43 PM

Hi. Art says to tell you:
1. This is the first time I have ever posted to mudcat as myself.

OK. The rest of this is from me, not him:

2. I spend some time chatting on Mudchat second hand--Art (he spends a lot of time...) will be chatting and I will be saying things like, "What are they talking about now?" and "Oh! Tell them..." Or, of course, he will have come to me for the answer to some obscure question, because
3. A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but mine is full of trivia, mostly pretty useless.
4. I can indulge in chatting over Art's shoulder because of the way the main room of our house is. I love it. Standing at the sink I can look out a window onto the neghbor's wall and some greenery, or over the sink at the back of Art's head and the computer screen, and beyond him, a couch with usually at least one of three cats. Or perhaps a cat on the desk or the sink counter. (Yuck.)
5. Three cats. "The boys", or sometimes, the "bonnie bad boys".
6. I did coursework at 7 colleges before acquiring my first bachelor's degree (met Art during the first; there is a connection). About eleven years later I started the second B.S., took 6 years and four schools but that one has been more useful for contributing to society (!) and earning. They call them B.S. for a reason, no?
7. All four of my grandparents came to America by sea early in the 20th century; two from England and two to get out of tsarist Russia.
8. Often I would rather sew, bead or knit at home than go out anywhere fancy. Not always.
9. I'd rather folkdance than almost anything else.
10. I can be verbose at times.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Pooby
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 10:52 PM

This thread is too good to pass up. Here goes:

1) I always iron my shirts in the same sequence, starting with the collar.

2) I can tie a perfect necktie knot, but only on myself -- and I can't describe to someone else how to do it.

3) When I was 12, I got Richard Nixon's autograph, and I still have it, even though I grew to hate the bastard. Later I got Leonard Bernstein's autograph, but gave it away to a woman I was in love with.

4) When I order a cheeseburger and french fries, I always eat all the fries first.

5) I was the valedictorian of my junior high school class; in high school, I flunked calculus.

5a) I still have my slide rule from high school math class, but I'll be damned if I know how to work it.

6) After 20 years (as of tomorrow), I'm still with my first wife.

7) I sorta wish I never gave up playing the cello, but I'm damn glad I learned to play the guitar.

8) The only foreign countries I've been to are Bermuda and a handful of Caribbean islands.

9) The only bone I've ever broken was my jaw, but I still managed to perform two gigs with my jaw wired shut.

10) I think 3 is a mystical, almost holy, number -- and 27 (3 to the third power) is even more so.

Whew... That wasn't so bad now. Peace and harmony to all.

Poobs


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Duane D.
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 11:58 PM

1. I graduated from my county college in NJ with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences after attending for nine semesters and while there during 1971-1972 was a member of SDS and protested at the March on Washington, April 1972.
2. I worked in the early 1970's as a Citroen mechanic and in the late 1970's to late 1980's as a product support technician on aircraft and aerospace accessories and was FAA certified. To this day, I don't and won't fly.
3. Like Bat Goddess, I also can differentiate between the different models of the "T" series MG's. I can also identify the model year of aircooled VW's and Citroen "D" series automobiles.
4. I was an avid fisherman as a teenager and tied my own flies. I designed some of my own patterns and they actually caught fish. Once, while fly fishing at a public park pond in Morristown, NJ,(which was adjacent to the public swimming pool)I accidently foul hooked a teenage girl in the top of her bikini while false-casting. I couldn't do it again if I tried and if I was to do it today, I'd probably be arrested.
5. I was trained as a crewmember for the New Jersey Forest Fire Service and was certified S-130/S-190 and crewed 1991-1995.
6. Around 1970 I started studying and collecting antique utillitarian glass and amassed a sizeable collection, still in my house in NJ.(bottles, jars, insulators)
7. I have, perhaps, the largest private collection of Commodore computers (64,128,colt,amiga).
8. I currently maintain the Folk Legacy computer systems as required.
9. I once had lunch with WWF wrestler Tito Santana and his family and have met and chatted with many important music folks including: Pete Seeger, Don McLean, Melanie, Arlo Guthrie, Tom Chapin, Tom Paxton
10. I once wrote a "Messier Catalogue Notebook" for my astronomy club in NJ and was appointed Messier Certification Committee Chairman for the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey (UACNJ). I signed off certificates for those amateur astronomers in NJ who were able to prove observing the entire Messier Catalogue of deepspace objects. Although I have observed the entire catalogue several times, I never applied for certification.


Duane.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 12:05 AM

Duane...you forgot. You're also one pretty decent Bowed Psalterist...and if that an obscure fact, I dunno what is!

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: NicoleC
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 12:10 AM

Duane, I saw a new-in-the-box all-manuals, etc. Vic-20 at a thrift store a while back for $10. I was tempted; it was my first computer, and lord knows I have a fetish for useless mechanical stuff :)

(I was a true capitalist as a kid... I sold it at a yard sale for more than the original price tag...)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 12:39 AM

1. I lived on the Rio Grande river for six months and carved soap stone pipes for a living. I ran around naked all the time except when I had my period, I wore a loin cloth.
2. I sculpt clay that I dig up in my back yard. I have a santa series right now I call double image, because they are two sided. My trade mark is Motherclay.
3.I had a drink with Frank Zappa at the Night Train in Tucson, AZ.
4.I hitchhiked around the US for five years.
5.Tom Robbins is my favorite author.
6.I am an inventor of many ideas, one I will share is a peanut butter store. I make the peanut butter, pb pies, pb and celery, pb and mayo, fried pb sandwiches, pb cookies, pb malts, you get the idea!
7.I am a rock-hound
8.I've never been married or had children.
9.I sneak out to the karoke clubs once in awhile. I won $400.00 in June at a contest.
I almost died this summer, now I see entities. Whoa!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 12:51 AM

gnu, Nova Scotia, but I haven't gone back farther than my greatX3 granddad who was a Sutherland, but I don't know exactly where he was. He lived from 1755-1841. The first I have evidence fo them in Nova Scotia is his granddaughter, my great-grandma, born in Upper Middleboro.

Gutbucketeer, wonder if my Gordons were part of that rebellion!*bg*


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Nancy King
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 01:39 AM

Well, OK, here goes:

1. I was born in Washington, DC, as were both of my children.

2. My earliest real memory is of Franklin D. Roosevelt's funeral procession. I was not quite 3.

3. According to my parents, when I was a small child I had an imaginary friend named Mrs. Ally-Ally, who lived in the bathroom and served "apple drinks," which I allegedly explained had "apples in them instead of olives."

4. At the age of 7 or 8, watched my brother (then about 12-15 months) swallow a TinkerToy stick. I never told anyone. As far as I know he has never suffered any ill effects, but I always wondered…

5. I won an American Legion award of some sort in high school. I have no idea why.

6. I have the autographs of the Weavers -- all on one piece of paper, Erik Darling, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, and Fred Hellerman. I also have autographs of Burr Tillstrom and Fran Allison of "Kukla, Fran and Ollie," as well as a dinner menu card with a penciled "Adlai."

7. I know how to make the Land o' Lakes maiden reveal a secret. Do you?

8. Although I have a graduate degree, I managed never to take a single chemistry course.

9. Sign me up for the peanut-butter-and-bacon-sandwich fan club! On white toast, please. This is one of my all-time favorites, learned from my Dad. My son was pleased a few years ago to finally find a place in NYC with PB&B on the menu.

10. I once accompanied (as a roadie, not a member of the band) a folk group comprised of five men on a two-week tour, with 10 gigs, in Southern England and Wales. Had a great time!

Cheers, Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 01:53 AM

Whoo... my life seem terribly boring and mundane after that but here goes....

1) I was once a hunt saboteur.
2) I served Sir Trever McDonald (UK Newsreader and patron of the 'Proper English' campaign) with a beef sandwich, he took hours to finish it.
3) The only politician I let kiss my daughter as a baby was Tony Benn.
4) I've slept in the same bed as Martin Carthy MBE, Sid Kipper and Les Barker & Mrs Ackroyd.
5) I try not to eat anything that has more limbs than I do.
6) I would gut and scale mackerel when I was 6. Can't touch them now.
7) I can sight read music and have perfect pitch - I cannot stay in the same building when the piano is being tuned.
8) I was vegetarian for 8 years.
9) I've signed the Official Secrets Act twice in the line of employment.
10) I once played rude word Scrabble with a priest, in a Friary. He won, and the prize he claimed was me. We were together for 3 years until he went to China to work. There he was one of only 2 Westerners who were neither expelled nor interred after the Student Riots. They escaped over the mountains into India on foot but for a year, even his parents thought he was dead.

Well I said it was boring and mundane....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 02:00 AM

I notice that I have misspelled the name of the patron for Proper English! Sir Trevor McDonald - sorry!

Bonus fact: My g-g-g grandmother spent the last 12 years of her life in a lunatic asylum, 1836-1848. The scary thing about that is the orignal asylum building was still in use as a mental hospital as recently as 5 years ago, being one of the few that Maggie Thatcher didn't close entirely.

Second bonus fact: I never met Mrs Ackroyd.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 02:24 AM

Rustic Rebel, I guess we posted about the same time or I would've commented earlier. Would love to see your soapstone pipes and the rest of it sounds like a lot of fun and adventure! Sure glad you are still around!!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: greg stephens
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 05:27 AM

Well I've just read the whole of this thread, which takes some doing. I have decided my ideal dinner party would be with DuaneD and Rustic Rebel.
And I would say to Liz the Squeak that you dont have to scale mackerel. Gutting is sufficient.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mmm1a
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 08:28 AM

For all the peanutbutter lovers here. I am surprised, shocked ect....
that not one of you have mentioned my favorite....

      Peanut butter and Dill Pickle
Sorry but it beats all the rest hands down

         :) mmm


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: HuwG
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 08:45 AM

Perhaps some addenda to my CV / Resume above are appropriate here:


11. I have the body of a pin-up idol, unfortunately for the Save-the-Whales campaign only;
12. I am addicted to the taste of grilled mackerel, but cannot live in the house for about three days after grilling it, due to the overpowering smell;
14. I don't like unlucky numbers ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: ballpienhammer
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 08:50 AM

Obscure to you or obscure in general?
1. I own four boats
2. I have met PPM and Chris Chambiss
3. I am an avid birder
4. I am PC illiterate(shows, right?)
5. I have had the same career for over 40 years
6. I am grammatically illiterate
7. I would rather go fishing than ALMOST anything
8. I have played parts in: Stop The World...,Death of a Salesman,
   Cyrano de Bergerac, Streetcar Named Desire, Who's Afraid of    Virginia Wolf, Hello Dolly.
9. I love to eat squid
10. I never lie.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 09:49 AM

All facts about me are obscure.

My social security card reads "Freferic."

The most affecting words I've ever known a woman to say--that she can hold a freestanding pose for 40 minutes. Holy figure drawing, Bat girl!

I rode with Truman Capote to a talk he was giving when I was a kid, thought he was a commedian, and I laughed at odd moments, trying to help him out.

I've only ever been interested in pursuing things that I have no aptitude for, the only thing I ever learned easily was symbolic logic, and so I stopped.

I was a lute major my first year of college, the only one, and the major folded down when I transferred.

I've never watched a ballgame of any sort in my life.

I lost my virginity at a very early age, which seems grotesque now, but didn't then. I've been monogamous since I was 17.

I wrote and prosecuted the broadest U.S. patent in wearable picks, which are ideal for me, but don't seem to suit anyone else.

My parents were the most generous spirited people I ever knew, my kids are the best people I know. Something skips a generation.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Kim C
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 09:55 AM

Rustic Rebel, were you naked when you had the drink with Frank Zappa?


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: CarolC
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 10:20 AM

#1) I'm really, really bendable. I can touch my foot to the back of my head (and stuff like that).

#2) I was the first person in the history of the state of Oklahoma (USA) to officially collect, identify, and catalogue a specimen of the Swamp Rose Mallow.

#3) I can communicate in Raccoon language.

#4) I once defended myself against an attacking Collared Peccary using Kung Fu kicks.

#5) Like President Jimmy Carter, I've been attacked by a Rabbit (Black Tailed Jack Rabbit), and lived to tell about it.

#6) Several artifacts in the North American Living Museum of the Tulsa Zoo (Oklahoma, USA) which, last time I checked, were still being passed off to the public as very, very old, and of American Indian and Eskimo origin, were made and artificially aged by me.

#7) I never play my accordion in a public setting unless I'm asked to.

#8) I don't know any Polkas.

#9) I have one of the smallest 41 key, 120 bass accordions in the world.

#10) My first Mother-in-law was one of the original Radio City Music Hall Rockettes.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alice
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 10:50 AM

1. I was married once. My husband was the author of a book of poetry about Viet Nam called A POET GOES TO WAR. I was his third wife out of five or six to date. When my twin daughters died in premature birth he abandoned me. The marriage lasted from wedding date to divorce date - 7 months.

2. I have overcome an intense phobia of using escalators.

3. I had a phobia about driving until after my parents were killed in a car accident. I got my first driver's license at age 30.

4. I bought a car and drove it for the first time when I took my driver's test. Thick snowflakes were falling so that visibility was almost zero. Ronald Reagan had been shot about ten minutes before my test started. The driving examiner was so distracted from the President's shooting that it was all he could talk about. He showed me where the controls for the heat and wipers were because I was unfamiliar with the car. I had never had a driver's lesson. I passed the test perfectly. I've driven excellently and with no fear from that day on.

5. I have climbed the pyramids of Tikal, Tulum, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Palenque, Monte Alban, Teotihuacan (twice), and Tula.

6. I've seen the "miraculous" image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

7. I had malaria in El Salvador.

8. I had a phobia of singing solo in front of anyone until I was 45.

9. I am related to Cotton Mather on the maternal side of my family.

10. I have a hardcover book illustration on Amazon.com for a book titled "Camp Of The Angel" published by Philomel, a division of Penguin Putnam.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 11:01 AM

Congratulations, Alice, it's a beautiful illustration!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: C-flat
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 11:34 AM

1/ I have been divorced (twice)
2/ All three of my brothers play guitar in bands but we have never played together on stage.
3/ I once offended the late Sir Louis Edwards (then chairman of Manchester United football club) after listening to him boasting about "his" team, when I asked him which position he played.
4/ I have busked in a Hong Kong subway.
5/I have double jointed thumbs.
6/ I am a keen Middlesbrough football fan.
7/ I can move my eyes independantly of each other.
8/ I suffered with a hiatus-hernia for 20 years before going to a doctor for treatment.(It changed my life)
9/ When I was 8 years old I was in love with Cathy Kirby.
10/ I have driven the original Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Catarina
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 11:40 AM

Peanut butter and bacon; peanut butter and mayo... I must try those two. How am I supposed to loose a bunch of kilos while eating things like that, I don't know, let's just hope my doctor isn't reading this...!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: curmudgeon
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 11:45 AM

just tried the PB and mayo blend; the may is too dominant, even in small amounts. Now, PB with a dash of Thai peanut sauce ...


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: irishajo
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 11:48 AM

My dad puts mayo on his corn on the cob...yuck!

Doesn't anyone eat PB and honey?


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Declan
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 12:48 PM

1. I am an associate member of Raheny GAA Club
2. We have a session there every Wednesday Night (any Mudcatters in or visiting the Dublin 5 Area are welcome to attend).
3. I learned to play the Piano Accordeon as a kid but haven't done so in years (Which by certain definitions makes me a gentleman).
4. My guitar was made by Dave Lim 10 years ago (and its a great guitar).
5. Donal Lunny once said "that was great guitar playing" to me when I played at a party.
6. Dick Gaughan once borrowed my (old) guitar to play in a session in the Tron in Edinburgh.
7. I once met Janice Ian and Butch Hancock back stage at the Cambridge Folk Festival.
8. I was at the Gig in Liberty Hall when Paul Brady's Liberty Tapes CD was made.
9. I have never been in Hull.
10. I last missed a Willie Clancy Week in 1984.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: harpgirl
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 01:17 PM

10. You already know, but I can add that I am thankfully breaking through the blocks that have kept me from letting all the poems that are still in me to flow out...
9. I prefer sleeping outdoors. In fact I am known to pitch a tent and camp in my own backyard!
8. I slept in the foc'sle of all our sailboats as a kid with my kid brother. Currently, we are not speaking to one another...
7. I would rather swim in a spring than almost anywhere else! My favorites are Ginnie. Devil's Eye, Wekiva, and Salt Springs...
6. I am making woven potholders for Christmas presents this year!
5. I once capsized in an interlake with nine little kids (while teaching sailing) and I saved all of them from drowning. I was sixteen.
4. I once interviewed John Pollard (I think that was his name), a British researcher who pioneered research on LSD at the University of Michigan when I was a high school journalist and published a long article on the research in 66' in the student publication. They wouldn't let me be an experimental subject.
3. I have been more outspoken about all my opinions and feelings on mudcat than anywhere else in my life. It hasn't always been met with positive responses (to say the least!) but it has allowed me to see a greater picture of my true self. And it has been liberating. Being nice all the time is so tiring!
2. In high school I "lettered" in Field Hockey, Basketball, and Volleyball.
1. I am learning to play the bones!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ebbie
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 03:08 PM

Trevor (Nov. 12, 5:19 AM), until last week when I read it in a magazine, I wouldn't have known what you meant by 'swedes'. I've always heard them called rutabagas.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 03:39 PM

Kim C- No, I wasn't naked with Frank, I was naked when I sang with Muddy, Bob, and the Professor.(refer to "untruths" thread)
Liz-I will show you some of my work one day.Although I don't make many pipes these days, I still can!
Greg-I shot a quail once and I cryed for an hour, never again will I kill anything either. So when is dinner?
Irishajo-peanut butter and honey is my favorite!
Peace, Rustic


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 03:42 PM

For whatever it's worth, I've eaten PB and jelly (all sorts, including mint), PB and mayo, PB and Kraft Salad Dressing, PB and honey, PB and catsup (or ketchup), PB and bananas, PB and carrots, PB on toast, and PB and yellow mustard. I have also eaten and enjoyed mayo and banana sandwiches.

Some of the PB combos above are good. Others I don't recommend, but to each her/his own.

My first rule of cooking: Nontoxic in, nontoxic out -- inedible, maybe, but it won't kill you.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 03:50 PM

Actually, I really like PB on Pepperidge Farm's Wheatberry bread with chutney (Major Grey's does quite nicely) and sprouts. I don't normally care for sprouts, but on PB & chutney, it cuts the sweetness nicely.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 04:12 PM

I guess it's about time for some Supplemental Facts about me. (Hey, this IS addictive!)

1) I eat pie starting with the crust and work towards the point -- the best part.

12) Saw both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in concert in Milwaukee in 1965. There were less than 200 people at the Stones concert because no one knew who they were. (And Brian Jones was in the hospital in Chicago.)

13) I didn't get my driver's license until I was 32. (The day after I got my divorce.)

14) I didn't see the Atlantic Ocean until I was 20. (I grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan.)

15) I feel so much at home in salt water that I'm constantly surprised my lungs can't breathe it. (What happened to those gills I had before birth?)

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Kim C
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 04:18 PM

I love a good Elvis special - that's a fried peanut butter & banana sandwich!

Mister loves peanut butter & honey. And when I was a little kid, we used to to peanut butter and marshmallow creme.

Anyone for mayo on french fries? Yum!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 04:30 PM

The other really good peanut-butter-and-pickle-related snack is you take peanut butter and mix it with small cheddar cheese chunks then you stuff it into pickled peppers -- such as banana peppers. Let them "set up" a bit in the fridge. When I first made them, everybody wrinkled their noses -- but they sure didn't last long once someone tried them!

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 04:34 PM

The better the french fry, the better reason to eat with mayonnaise. And I try to stay away from bad french fries . . .

(I can't seem to get away from this thread!)

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: NicoleC
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 04:40 PM

One of my favorite sandwiches in PB, banana and mayo on a good, hearty wheat toast. Can you tell I'm a southerner by birth?

And yes, I eat mayo on french fries, but I stir it up with the catsup. The best catsup, however, is the kind without any sweetener in it... the grocery store kind is so sweet it hurts my teeth.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amergin
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 04:41 PM

1.the first tompkins on amrican soil arrived in 1641

2. i suffer from severe depression

3. i first attempted suicide when i was 16

4.i have only been intimate with two people...and both were several years older than me

5. i do tech support for a nationwide isp

6. the last time i dropped lsd 7 years ago i heard demons laughing...

7. i dropped out of a maritime school shortly before i was to graduate...due to health reasons...

8. been to sea once on a four day trip...easiest 750 bucks i have ever made...

9. cleaned the beaches when the new carissa ran aground...easy money..but long hours...

10. i do not lie....not even to make myself look good...


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 04:43 PM

Hmmmmmm....now I see that my FIRST ten 'facts' are hardly obscure, 'cause they've come up constantly in four years of posting....plus I was being a tad too serious. Well, this is fun (and much cheaper than REAL therapy) so here's some more absolutely true facts, that may be a bit more obscure.

#1. My most prized posession is none of my expensive instruments, but a postcard from Pete Seeger saying "Dear Rick, thanks for the best review I've received in all my 75 years". I'd reviewed his book "Where Have all the Flowers Gone" in the Mariposa Festival Magazine.

#2. I had chats with Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (but never met "Maggie".

#3. I (and two others from my Local Pony League) was invited to a tryout camp in Montreal by the Chicago Cubs Organization when I was 15. I lasted 3 pitches. I was too slow, too nervous, and was one of the first kids to be sent packing. Two of the three pitches I threw were knocked over the fence by tough inner-city french Kids. I was in shock! My parents bought me a milkshake, but a very important dream ended quite abruptly.

#4. My memory has always been SO selective that I can forget very important things completely and yet can remember what kind of capo David Bromberg used in a concert thirty years ago. I've burned the bottom out of at least fifty pots and pans, by putting something on the stove and then going off to read a book (or look at Mudcat).

#5. I was a bit of a shoplifter when I was a kid. Not much...candies, magazines, small toys etc. I stopped, not because I felt it was morally wrong, but because I was terrified of being caught (obviously more terrified than Wynona). I think it was just a phase, BUT I did walk out of a Big Box store a while ago with three little screws rather than stand for 15 minutes in line.

#6. I've squeezed Crazy Glue into more than one Juke Box in bars where I was playing. It worked. In each place they had to remove the machine to fix it.

#7. I can 'dowse' for water.

#8. I can't dance and was terrified to go to parties when I was a kid. My parents made me go to dancing lessons and I STILL occasionally have nightmares about a huge older woman with an odd smell squeezing the crap out of me and (in frustration at my lack of co-ordination,) saying "ONE two three, ONE two three"! In reality, she was probably thirty, NOT huge, and perfectly nice smelling...but ohhhh boy, did that mess me up!

#9. I won't attend funerals, and ATTEMPT to avoid traditional style weddings. Don't know why (maybe) but my back starts to hurt big-time when I have to sit in Church pews for any length of time. I CAN sit in Church pews for HOURS at a music concert.

#10. The thing I miss most in life that I used to do is not baseball (I quit playing softball about seven years ago when we bought a house and I had to get more serious about my teaching), but..."Taking the overnight train to either Montreal or New York,(Friday Evening) and just walking for miles and miles in each city the next day. They're both so interesting, but I simply stopped doing it.

#11. I TELL people I'm allergic to onions....but I'm probably not. It's just easier than telling them that if I bite into one....I'll throw up right then and there! Minced onion or onion powder don't bother me....just chunks....EEEYAHHHHHH!


Cheers

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amergin
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 04:50 PM

hey rick....one of my most prized possessions is a postcard from Pete also....one telling me i write good (good underlined three times) lyrics....


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 04:52 PM

Sorry, ketchup was made for French Fries.   I know there are those who like them with mayo, cheese, chili, and other toppings but you can't surpass perfection.

If you are in the Fort Lee, NJ area I will treat you to a plate from Callahan's. Their fries, a nice greasy dog and a Yoo-hoo and you have the perfect New Jersey feast! (I'm expecting hate-mail from Hiram's patron's!)

Ron


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alice
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 05:12 PM

11. I have studied and performed both traditional and modern hula dance.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 05:16 PM

When I was in high school we had a chain burger joint nearby called the Arctic Circle. They had fry sauce, much like Burger King has now, which was a delicious combo of ketchup/catsup and mayo. Rog got me started on dipping them in tartar sauce and oh, boy are they good that way!

I also like honey or jelly with PB. What's with you all and how you eat bananas?! Doesn't anyone just eat a banana as is?*bg*

I've never had coffee, either, mary garvey, nor any illicit drugs.

A little more:

11. I called in and was on the air on Imus's show in NYC.

12. To get into Drama club in high school, I had to improv a wet teabag. I must've done okay 'cause they let me in.

13. I knocked out my two front teeth when I was about one on the piano leg. The permanent ones didn't come in until second grade. I got heartily sick of hearing the song "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!"

14. I am a very active adventuress trapped in a body of some challenges!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: curmudgeon
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 08:34 PM

There's a lot of ketchup abusers in the world . . .

(I think I eat maybe 1 tablespoon or so a year.)

Hmmm . . . improv-ing a wet teabag -- I used to do bacon frying. (Yet another obscure fact, I fear.)

Bat Goddess (Linn) on 'Mudge's cookie


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: curmudgeon
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 08:45 PM

11 - I once worked for the IRS.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jeri
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 10:30 PM

1. I once hung from the railing over Ausable Chasm in NY. My mother freaked and I couldn't understand why.

2. I remember the Christmas my parents didn't have enough money for presents and brought home a ton of cardboard boxes. I'm not sure how old I was, but I was a toddler. I remember being in the hospital after I chopped the last section of my left index finger off, shortly before my 3rd birthday.

3. I once told my best friend that my parents had adopted me and I'd previously been living in the jungle with Tarzan. She believed me for about a year.

4. I wrote this in 3rd grade:
Ship ahoy! Ship ahoy!
Man the deck and find the buoy
Fish in the ocean, fish in the sea
Fish in the pet store
Come home with me

5. I did so horribly in gradeschool that they gave me psych (including IQ) tests.

6. Also in gradeschool, I was the kid all the other kids picked on. I had really bad buck teeth and was called "monkey girl" (along with the noises) and a few other things. I guess that's where I picked up the habit of making fun of myself as a self defense mechanism - I did it first and tried to prove it didn't bother me.

7. During my senior year in high school I used to skip the 70's touchy-feely sail-through class to go to honors English.

8. I've been a passenger on a C-130, C-141 and C-5 (military airplanes) and helicopters. Longest non-stop flight was 11 hours.

9. I used to do moulage - putting fake wounds on people for medical response excercises. I used to be really popular aroun halloween.

Maybe I'll think of another one. I'm basically pretty boring.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Justa Picker
Date: 13 Nov 02 - 10:39 PM

Hmmm...even more obscurity.

1. I don't like to talk during sex...but I am a good listener.

2. I can eat ketchup on just about anything - except peanut butter.

3. I once contemplated becoming a Rabbi and attending Yeshiva. (That was before I discovered drugs!)

4. I have a sense of humor that I would describe as the Ringling Brothers meet Penn and Teller.

5. Before I actually had my first one, I was convinced a shrimp cocktail was a drink, and was horrified to discover otherwise. Wanting to impress my date with my "sophistication" (at the tender age of 19), I proceeded to eat them all without peeling them - tails and all -, and tried to appear non chalant about it. Turned out she liked my eccentricity.

6. When I was a teenager, I worked in a movie theatre part time back when there were there was special section of seating called loges. Cigarettes were 25 cents a pack. I saw Goldfinger at least 100 times. Knew every single line.

7. I used to be addicted to Coca Cola. Had a 6 litre a day habbit. Now, I only have a 1 litre a day addiction to Frutopia.

8. When I was 12 my father walked in on me while I was in the bath tub. His only remark as he turned around and left was 'when you get older you'd better find a woman with a large catcher's mit.'

9. I'm not just a picker.

10. All I'd really need to be happy would be a warm comfortable room, a decent bed, a couch, a desk, table, chair, computer/internet connection, tv, musical instruments, recording gear, a hot plate and microwave, washroom facilities, fridge, and conjugal visits 3 times a day - different woman every other day. I'm just a simple guy.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: harpgirl
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 01:52 AM

oink, oink, JP!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 02:53 AM

Hey, come on,,, RE; the mackerel, I was 5, what did I know about whether to scale or not!

Here's an obscure fact appendix for me....

* I never spent a night in hospital until I was 30

* I used to make baby clothes for a living. It wasn't a very good living but some of the dresses are still in use today!

* I have only ever knitted one sweater, for myself. I stick to knitting squares and sewing them together.

* I've never broken a bone in my body - but other people have cracked my skull and taken a chunk out of my jaw.

* I can curl my tongue into a cone.

* I can't stand hearing other people in the toilet.

* I once had a 'job' tidying the graveyard.

* I never got a job through formal application/interview until I was 24.

* I can trace my family back in one village over 200 years.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Pushkin
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 08:43 AM

So many obscure food facts coming up I felt I had to add some:-

Chips with salad cream or brown sauce just have to be the best.   

Mind you majo mixed with mustard and used in toasted cheese and onion sandwiches as well is pretty good and sooooooo healthy!

I can sit down and eat a whole jar of pickled onions in one go, which my other half finds extremely disgusting!

I always eat jelly babies belly first

Walnut whips have to have the cream sucked out of them before eating the chocolate, and whatever happened to coffee walnut whips????


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 09:03 AM


  1. I can't stand peanut butter
  2. But the absolute worst foodstuff is mayonaise. Many places in England now define a sandwich as "A quart of mayonnaise, which may be accompanied by bread and a filling"
  3. I hate fries and other things made from powdered potato, but I love real chips. The only thing to put on chips is vinegar and salt.
  4. I've had a beard for 30 years, and never shaved it off
  5. My middle name is Raynor
  6. I've been married to the same woman for 31 years
  7. I play tin whistle, but only to annoy the real musicians
  8. Geno Washington once came up and spoke to me, as did one of the Dreamers (Freddie &)
  9. I once wrote a Mummers Play with John Major as the (anti-)hero, and had it performed over 20 times
  10. I am allergic to music with guitars in it


WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bagpuss
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 09:04 AM

I can make the shape of a clover leaf with my tongue

I can move my eyebrows independently of eachother (in time to music!)

I can't stand seafood of any description

I crunch icecubes and sometimes get through 3 trays of ice a day

My hero is Oliver Postgate (though you might have guessed that from my handle)

I have twice broken ribs just by coughing.

My dad has always smoked but I didn't know this until I was a teenager, cos my mum banned him smoking in the house before I was born.

I have almost every issue of the Sandman Comic - several of them signed by the author (Neil Gaiman)

I am a middle child of 5 with an older brother and sister and a younger brother and sister

I used to do research into suicide


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Trevor
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 09:22 AM

Ebbie, thanks for the warning. Now, when I come to the States, I know I've to beware of rutabaga nests.

Supplementals for me -
11. I can blow a raspberry for longer than anyone else I know.
12. My office is modelled on The Swamp - Trapper John's tent in MASH, complete with martinis on a Friday. My colleagues think I am mad.
13. I used to ride a motor-bike and sidecar.
14. Since I used to teach people to climb I know how to say 'take small steps' in eleven languages, including Urdu and Mandarin.
15. I love breakers' yards.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 09:30 AM

Okay, I admit that malt vinegar on fries (chips) is pretty good. Still, nothing beats ketchup. One of our former presidents once tried to convince the nation that ketchup was indeed a vegetable. Hmmmm.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 09:32 AM

In my art dept in college we refered to a particular red rose pink tone by way of that mix of catsup and mayo.

A scandal erupted in my elementary school when it was discovered there was mayo in the pb sandwiches.

I remember reading a long article when I was 11 about french fries, tips for cooking them, where the best were, and more than ten years later went to the Coach House in Lexington for that reason alone.

I never had an acid flashback or any unpleasant acid experience, just ridiculous rambling metaphoric perceptions that seemed to make sense.

I find many women other than my wife very attractive but they don't smell right.

Hour for hour I've been in jail more than church.

My kids' art showcase was supposed to be today, and I was planning to call in sick so I could go. When I found out the Showcase was moved to Friday instead (when I'm free) I complained bitterly about how it had screwed up my schedule--when actually it merely removed my reason to call in sick. I am supposed to be helping with antique rugs at a show, but am becoming late, now, typing this.

I know another person besides Bat Goddess who imitates bacon frying--which seems odd. I have not got over the 40 minute unsupported pose thing, and may never.

I like to dance, but when I do, people say things like "good job". I don't know how to take it, but it doesn't sound right.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Lemming
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 09:38 AM

1. I am a toxopholist and fletcher (I shoot an english longbow and make my own arrows).
2. I read cowboy books by J.T.Edson.
3. All my instruments have names (e.g.Ricky recorder, Clara claranet, Deeta my D-10 keyboard).
4. I enjoy working with stained glass.
5. I LOVE sprouts and cabbage (especially when cooked and left to go cold).
6. I was in the Scouts (venture scouts, cub scout leader, assistant scout leader).
7. I own a red Gang Show scarf.
8. I used to do theatrical lighting and sound.
9. I watch Top of the Pops 2 and annoy my family by singing along with all the words.......
10.One has attended the Royal Garden Party. (Old Lizzie's back garden ain't arf nice!!!!)

It all sounds boring compared to everyone else, but there you go.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 10:04 AM

Ok here are some more on me!!

* I have perfect pitch...it can be a pain when listening to people tune their instruments but it meant that I always got top grades in my music aural exams!!

* I used to gut/pluck/skin the pheasents and rabbits my dad used to shoot...can t do it now..the smell is revolting.

* I cant stand turnip espically when mashed up with carrots...whats all that about??!!

* I have a fiddle called Fritz a Viola called Velcro a Piano called Oscar and a Mandolin called Sidney (named by LtS)

* I love pickled onions and like Pushkin can eat them by the jar load...bloke says that it ruins his wine tasting pallet so wont eat them!

* I sometimes sleep with my eyes open.....scares people!!

* Apparently I sing in my sleep....ask my bloke!!!


Cat


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Den
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 10:15 AM

Well here goes.

1. I grew up Catholic in N.Ireland but attended a Protestant school for two years.

2. While at that school, one Jeffrey Donaldson organized student rallies to have the Catholic students (all 11 of us) removed.

3. I won a short story contest run by the Belfast Telegraph when I was 8.

4. I once shared an ice-cream with Phil Lynott. Outside the Europa Hotel in Belfast.

5. I played with a band that one New Faces 6 times in a row.

6. I arrived in Canada with a 50 pence piece in my pocket.

7. I spent my first Christmas in Canada in the Whitespot Restaurant on 12 street in New Westminster, with a crazy homeless guy and discussed old movies.

8. The guys from Spirit of the West used to watch me play at the Irish Centre on Prior street in Vancouver. John Mann told me I had a great set of lungs, I marvelled at his x-ray vision.

9. I have never been unfaithful to my wife of 17 years.

10. I have eaten chip butties with mashed bananas. (its a long story)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 10:17 AM

Adding to potato-related thread creep:
I lived in England for 2 years. (Yes, in the military - a presence unwanted/despised by many. But I, personally, was a very polite and considerate guest.) I became addicted to chips with malt vinegar and enough salt to pickle an elephant.

For those who've never had English chips, they're a bit different from the fries in the US. They're usually fatter for one thing, but they're often sweetish. I was mystified by this, but finally think I figured out why. I believe the potatoes are stored longer than we store them here and it gives the starch a chance to start turning into sugar. The salt and tang of vinegar play off of that slight sweetness and is just wonderful.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 10:24 AM

I love chips from the chip shop...home fries or oven chips aren't up to scratch, with lots of vinegar on them!!!! When I visited the States, on one occassion we went to Disney World and there I had chips like back home in England....I was impressed!!!


Cat


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 10:42 AM

Trevor - you are/were a climber? I took it up nearly a year ago and am addicted.

Den - 1) what school? 2) what band?


This is a bloody fantastic thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Allan C.
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 10:42 AM

Addendum:

1. My middle name is Cecil. (Anyone remember ______ the Seasick Sea Serpent?) I was embarrassed about it until recent years. It was my father's first name.

2. I am the only person I know who ever saw a live concert of the folk duet, Joe and Eddy, (at the Cellar Door in D.C.) and belive myself to be among only a few who has ever heard of them. Too bad, really.

3. On a dare, I once stood at the top of a 75 foot tall, lone pine tree during a lightning storm. (I am much older now and don't do dares at all.)
    Sorta related to this...One of my very first poems, written at age 14, was:

Such Faith

People speak of faith so strong,
Of singing praise at Sunday's dawn.
They speak of holiness and love of God
But on each church is a lightning rod!

4. I don't give a damn about any professional sport. I will quickly excuse myself from the presence of those who insist upon discussing them - especially those who use the word, "we" when referring to the accomplishments of a team with whom they have never played. On the other hand, I can really get into playing some sports, though I rarely make/take the opportunity to do so.

5. I have only recently come to the realization that I am a chronic underachiever.

6. My great-grandparents were chased by Indians along the Red River as they made their way toward settling in Texas. A couple of years ago at a pow-wow I was told I appear to have some Apache traits. Hm-m-m. Wonder if maybe great-grandma got caught and nobody ever talked about it?

7. I have had the good fortune of being able to resolve all of the major regrets of my life.

8. I especially like the way I feel when I wear red.

9. One of the best life lessons I have learned (only recently) is not to fall in love so easily. This has been a very difficult concept for me to assimilate because I love so much about so many.

10. I am both impulsive and pragmatic. It is a constant battle in which intuition almost always becomes the arbiter.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 11:38 AM

One trick for u.s. style fries is to soak the starch out of them, about 2 hours in ice water, maybe a little lemon juice. Helps them fry crisp, light and bready inside. It's poetic and artistic that fried potatos, peanut butter, snacks and condiments run through this thread.

Alan C. I wonder if there is a connection between not watching sports, (I loved playing football and volleyball but can't watch anything) being an under-achiever (I quit High School on my 16th birthday-- a competitive under-achiever) and wearing red. Only 3 times in my life that women have made advances I was wearing the same red shirt. After I made the connection, told my wife about it, the magic shirt mysteriously disappeared. Have not been flattered since.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Kim C
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 12:01 PM

Lemming! I name my instruments too! It's so much easier to keep up with them that way!

I tried PB & mayo last night. Not bad but I think I prefer just the PB by itself, or with grape jelly. :-)

Fried potatoes of any kind is one of my very favorite foods.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: CarolC
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 12:05 PM

Some foods exist entirely for the purpose of conveying ketchup to the mouth.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Manita
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 12:17 PM

Trevor: You are the perfect man for me.

#8-)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 12:50 PM

11. I studied classic guitar for several years and although recent shoulder problems have inhibited my playing a bit, I used to be able to play several concert guitar pieces: works by Fernando Sor, Francisco Tarrèga, Hector Villa-Lobos, and several others, along with some flamenco (had some lessons once from a genuine flamenco guitarist). I could do a pretty decent job on Tarrèga's Recuedos de la Alhambra (tremolo study) when I was thoroughly warmed up and had a good tail-wind. My song accompaniment style is all over the map: from things Richard Dyer-Bennet might do, to Carter Family, to simple "thumb-strums," to some finger-picking, depending on the song. But were it not that it would defeat the purpose, I would give my right arm to be able to play like Justa Picker.

12. Peanut butter and grape jelly is the ultimate classic.

13. Ketchup.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: JenEllen
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 12:55 PM

You folks are hilarious (Linn, omigawd, 40 minutes?) Here goes:

I was in the Girl Scouts for a total of 20 minutes. I was 6, left the meeting, called home, and told my mother that the orange socks and stupid alphabetti-spaghetti plaques they wanted us to make were "absurd".

I once rode a ski-lift at Lake Tahoe with Kenny Rogers. Convinced him to sing "Lucille" by telling him that if he wouldn't do it, I would.

I learned most of the ASL that I know from chimpanzees.

I can't sleep face to face with any human, for fear they are 'stealing my air', but for some reason, animals never bother me the same way.

I once won a bet by reciting all of the US states in alphabetical order in less than minute, and I had no idea I how I even knew it.

I am very flexible (double-jointed, whatever), to the point that yoga classes are a joke, and the point I have to reach to actually 'stretch' anything tends to frighten people. (My ex used to get the creeps because I slept quite comfortably with my top half facing one direction and my bottom half facing the other---"How can you possibly be comfortable?")

I have broken up with every boyfriend by using the same speech (stolen from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure), with the solemn vow that if any of them knew where it came frrom, I'd stay with them.

I eat everything seperately, and cannot stand for the food on my plate to touch. (obligatory peanut butter preference: the chunkier the better)

The only OCD voice I haven't been able to escape from is the 'counting' voice. I can walk into a room, have a normal conversation with someone, leave, and know exactly how many floor or ceiling tiles were in that room, how many pencils in the jar on the desk, etc.

I hate coffee-tables.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Allan C.
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 01:04 PM

Well, Fred, I can't say there is no connection; but I have met my share of sports-minded underachievers. Maybe the red shirt made you feel more attractive. Women sense these things, I believe.

Like Rick, I was made to take dance lessons also. I have never enjoyed it very much except for slow-dancing and the couple of times I samba'd in the streets of Rio during Carival. All else seems like more work than play.

As for the potato and peanut butter thing: I dipped fries in mayo for years. I rarely eat fries at all nowadays. I am looking forward to trying proper chips someday in their natural habitat. One of my very favorite meals is a peanut butter and WELCH'S!! grape jelly sandwich (on white or some of that wheatberry bread Bat Goddess mentioned) and a tall glass of milk. I have been known to use honey if the jelly jar goes empty. Long ago circumstances forced me to substitute with dill pickle relish, which did not at all suit my tastes, but filled the empty place well enough, I suppose.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Declan
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 01:04 PM

I name my instruments as well - My guitar case is called Justin.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Lemming
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 01:27 PM

I've just thought of two more things.

I love GERKINS (also known in the UK as wallies - don't ask me why!) - the bigger the better, soaked in lots of vinegar. Also pickled eggs. Maybe that's why I don't have many friends!!!! *BG*

Lemming


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Kim C
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 01:28 PM

Okay, here goes...

My good fiddle is named Flora. Partly because I composed a waltz titled "Flora," but also because I like the name. Come to find out, it's also the name of my friend's mom.

My gut-string fiddle is called Hop-Sing, because it came from China, and because Bonanza is my favorite TV show of all time.

I have a third fiddle I call Dutchy, because it is likely of German make.

My main guitar is just "My guitar" or "the Alvarez." My blue cowgirl guitar is called (of course) Ol' Blue. The little Spanish guitar we bought earlier this year is Pequena. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,READ THIS BAT GODDESS
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 01:34 PM

Someone above used this to give a few clues as to who their Secret Santa is and I thought I'd do the same for you. A few clues about me for you. I also am grateful for the lists you have here so that if I can't go with my first choice, I do have some options.

In high school I was first chair bassoonist with the All-State Symphony for two years.

In 1976 I finished third in class at the SCCA National Road Racing Championships, the Champion Spark Plug Challenge.

In high school I thought about becoming a Methodist minister and had researched the best "Wesleyan" schools and seminaries.

My favorite drink in the entire world is water.

I was on the crew of Scarlett O'Hara in 1984 when she won the Southern Offshore Racing championship.

In 1964 I met Barry Goldwater. In 1967 I won the state Speech contest sposored by the D.A.R. Things have changed greatly since then.

I hate fear. I overcame a deathly fear of snakes by educating myself about them and then progessing up to actually handling them. I still don't like them although some are incredibly beautiful. I read somewhere, "Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain," and it seems to work.

That's enough.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alice
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 01:41 PM

12. When I was 18 I had a job in which I would routinely call the Pentagon and the Senate floor.

13. Mashed potatoes without gravy makes me gag. Have to have gravy.

14. Many people have told me that they notice a dramatic increase in experiencing coincidences and deja vu when they are in my presence.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Bm
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 01:50 PM

Really enjoying this thread...regards, Bman


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: irishajo
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 02:06 PM

Alice, you are scaring me! (see my #5)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 02:19 PM

Geez Allan, it's a small world. I'm close friends with Joe Hampson, Joe and Eddie's BASS PLAYER! He called himself Joe Lawrence in those days before he moved to Toronto.....and get this.....three nights ago Phil Ochs' sister showed me a clip from an old black and white video (of Phil) with JOE and EDDIE in the background!!

OOOGA BOOGAH!

Jen Ellen...now I know why you're so interesting, and men launch a thousand ships in your direction.....'cause you're nuts!!!

More of my own nuttiness:

The one and only time I was ever in a fight (at 14) I almost strangled a kid. I was pushed around a fair amount at the various schools I was sent to, and never retaliated (too scared or shy I guess). I learned to be very funny and quick-witted (or draw insulting pictures of the teachers) as a defense. Once when I was cornered by several kids (who were just doing standard 'bully' stuff, something snapped in me, and I let out a yell and grabbed the nearest kid. I was always pretty strong, and had one of them not screamed for a teacher who broke it up, my whole life might have been dramatically changed for the worse in that moment. truthfully, I remember really WANTING to hurt him (kind of as a payback for my years of quiet mousiness) but it was the last time I ever really lost my temper. What DID happen immediately after that was I started gravitating towards adults and artsy kids, rather than continuing to try and be "one of the gang".

Jeezus! this is TOO much fun!

POS

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Trevor
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 02:21 PM

Alice - I've just sent you some bits and pieces AND THEN I see your name in a thread.......scary!!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Micca
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 02:53 PM

Trevor, were you the instructor at Plas y Brenin in the 70s that made me abseil upside down????


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 03:08 PM

I dislike peanut butter. Mom always had cream cheese on hand for me. I also hate milk chocolate (prefer dark) and chocolate milk. BUT occasionally I crave peanut butter and sauerkraut and will eat them right out of the can or jar. Iron deficiency????


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 03:59 PM

My music career isn't an obscure enough fact? Allright. Try these.

1) I am dyslexic. I was never formally diagnosed. I figured it out (although, at the time, I didn't know the word for it) at the age of seventeen. I taught myself to work around with the only book I had available at the time. Mario Puzo's "The Godfather". It's a bit weird, but it seems to have worked. I am rarely without some sort of book close at hand these days.

2) Fact number one explains this one. I have never attended a college or university. What education I have has been gained through surrounding myself with people who know things. There are few people in this world who will refuse, if asked, to pontificate, ad infinitum and with grateful enthusiasm, on thier particular area of expertise.

3) I was a Boy Scout for two years. I maintained the rank of Tender foot for those two years. Can you say "underachiever"? I knew you could.

4) My first public performance was in a talent show at a summer camp called "Camp 4 Fun" (I should point out the this was in the late 1950's;long before substituting numerical symbols for words became a popular excuse for passing off illiteracy as culture). I was the "tenor" in the world's worst impression of a barbershop quartet. We sang "Bicycle Built For Two".

5) I have two cats -- Nosey and Stranger. "Nosey" because she is. "Stranger" because, like all ne arrivals, that's what she was when she first came into my home, and because that's what she becomes every day.

6) I won a spelling competition in the fourth grade. I haven't been able to spell worth a darn since.

7) I decide that I wanted to be some sort of entertainer when, at age five, I saw Red Skelton on television. He always looked like he was having such a wonderful time that I decided that I wanted to do something like that when I grew up. I'm halfway there (the "growing up" part is still a work in progress).

8) I have attended two military schools. They didn't work. I still wanted to be an entertainer.

9) I like to eat a peculiar mutation of peant butter sandwiches. I use toasted bagels instead of bread.

10) I am a coffee freak of the first order. First thing in the morning I'm worthless until after I've had my first pot. I have been told that I brew it with sufficient strength that, if allowed to go cold, it could be sold to a local auto body shop and used to strip the paint off of cars.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: RangerSteve
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 04:01 PM

Since we're trading P-butter recipies, my older brother introduced me to this one- take a saltine cracker, spread a very thin layer of mustard - any kind - and then top it with p-butter. It's not bad.

I've also tried pb and honey, but I prefer it on toast, so the pb melts, and then you spread the honey on so it mixes in the the pb.

ALso- a few people have mentioned standing next to celebrities at adjacent urinals, so I'd like to add me and Macauley Culkin. OK, we weren't adjacent, we were ten urinals apart, but there was no one in between us, and since I was in my 40's and he was about 10, anything less than 10 urinals apart would seemed wrong.

Not about me, but my older brother, he's 56, still has one of his baby teeth.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: PageOfCups
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 04:12 PM

Okay, here goes:

1. I'm the only person in my immediate family who never served in the Army. (Mom & Dad were in WW2, brother in Vietnam.)

2. I'm very, very shy. I used to be even more shy, but had to learn American Sign Language for a job, and you can't be shy while you're signing.

3. When I got Tommy Makem's autograph in Washington D.C. he rhapsodized over my fountain pen and wanted to keep it. I wouldn't let him.

4. I performed the national anthem in front of 70,000+ people in the old Tampa Stadium. Okay, there were 209 other marching band members with me on the field at the time, but STILL ...

5. I've kissed the Blarney Stone. The walk up was bad. The walk down was worse - teeny tiny stairs!

6. I have two tattoos. And three piercings (all in my ears).

7. Despite the fact that I'm not athletically inclined, never played even softball, I ALMOST went to school to become a major league baseball umpire. (Went to library school instead. Go figure.)

8. Stepping out of Closet #1: After an eleven-year marriage to a man who is now a Navy chaplain, I'm now domestically partnered to a pretty legal secretary named Jennifer.

9. Stepping out of Closet #2: I joined Mensa and Intertel when I was in high school. Am still in Mensa. (The Intertel people I met were boring and stuffy, so I quit.)

10. Of all the things I've done in my life, facing my fear of water and deciding to learn to swim at the ripe old age of 43 is the thing I'm most proud of. (So far I can float on my back, and do the backstroke. The face-in-the-water stuff is coming more slowly!)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Deckman
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 04:40 PM

O.K. ... this thread has me hooked. Something I just read wants me to contribute number 11 about me. When "Bride Judy" and I were courting, about 8 years ago, I HAD TO deal with my snake phobia. Seems she was housesitting this three foot Boa. When she showed it to me, I freaked out and almost left to drive 4 hours back to my house. Later that night, after hours of not being able to sleep, I got up, deciding I had to conquer this unreasonable fear. I woke her, and we spent two hours getting me ready to touch the snake. I finally did ... I'm glad I did ... I never want to do it again ... but "Bride Judy" and I will be happily celebrating our 8th year together this next Spring. CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 04:56 PM

Well, since everybody else seems to be adding supplemental factoids about themselves I guess I'll throw out a few more:

11. My first paying gig was playing rhythm guitar for a twelve year old guitar wunderkind. He went on to win the National Flatpicking Championship in 1997.

12. For my first car, in 1969, my parents gave me the option of taking over my mom's 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS or them buying me a 1957 Thunderbird that a friend had for sale. I chose the Chevrolet. I still have no idea why.

13. My house is equipped with a composting toilet.

14. The only broken bones I have ever had were the results of hitting or kicking inanimate objects during fits of anger.

15. I once met Troy Donahue, the hearthrob actor from the 60's, at a party. He had never played a musical instrument before, but he seemed really interested in the upright bass. Someone showed him the rudiments of playing it and he caught right on and diddn't put it down for the rest of the evening.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 04:56 PM

Boy Scouts keep coming up--I stressed out of the Cub Scouts because I was reading all the stuff in the handbook--experiments, motors, building things-- and we never showed any of it at the meetings. We sat around eating cupcakes. Once I brought a motorized toy I'd built out of other toy parts, but I was sure I was so far behind that one day I'd be the only one who hadn't done it all, and I begged to quit.

At 12 I became unable to drink milk, because it was white and opaque, like paint.

I used to drink coffee til I went to bed, but have quit with no effect. After awhile I start again, because it seems pointless to quit if it's easy. Also, when I get rid of my vices, I have no personality left.

Had horrible nightmares as a child, kept going when I woke up, tried to get mom to see the things I saw in the room. Still remember the last one I ever had, when I was 5 or so. None since. Never have deja vu anymore, unless maybe I always do and can't tell anymore.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: harvey andrews
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 04:59 PM

1) I have a chest hair 6 and a half inches long.

2)I have two books in my library signed and dedicated to Ronald Reagan by Lillian Gish and Eddie Cantor that were once in the Presidential library

3)I was the first person in the world to record a Paul Simon song other than Paul himself and I have a letter from him to prove it.

4)I loaned Abba a guitar when they forgot to bring one to mime with on a t.v.show we did.

5)I have a tape of Phil Ochs teaching me two new songs "Flower Lady" and "Christian Cannons"

6) I can go onstage to any number of people but I'm a socially hopeless case and a recluse

7)I could spend hours every day talking to Rick Fielding.

8)I've never watched a single episode of a single soap opera in my life therefore see note 6

9)I continue to believe there's a better way

10)I love baked beans


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 05:06 PM

In my part-time role as a pastor I have performed over thirty weddings over the last fifteen years, and not one of them has ended in divorce! The last one I did was the third generation in the same family that I married, which might be some kind of unusual.

I insist on chunky PB, natural and not Peter Pan, and think cheese is a very poor ingredient to add to almost anything. Including pizza!

I nearly drowned in summer camp when I was seven. I broke the same ankle twice in one year when I was fifteen -- once installing a basketball hoop and once ski-jumping.

THere are a number of other obscure facts about which I am not going to shed any light, in order to protect the guilty!! :>)

A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 05:06 PM

Trevor:

I'd very much like to meet you - (#11)

Signed

Raspberry


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 05:16 PM

Trevor, I'd start being worried if I were you... Manitas has dropped his S and come out of the closet.....

Maybe we could come to some arrangement?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Deckman
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 05:47 PM

Is it legal to have this much fun on a Thursday? Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 07:09 PM

But it's not Thursday in the UK, not anymore....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 07:13 PM

I love this thread!

More supplemental obscure facts:

16) 4 piercings -- all in my ears (and asymmetrical)

17) Only 1 tattoo, but it's invisible and exists only in my imagination (and its physical position keeps changing . . . sort of like the Fourth Tower of Inverness).

18) My first car (that I actually DROVE, as opposed to the 1954 MG-TF) was a 1971 Chevelle (that I got in 1981). It had an argument with a school bus on a snowy winter day on an unplowed road. The school bus won. Really wish I'd hung onto that car, though, bashed in fender and all.

19) My brother and his wife are Lutheran ministers. I, on the other hand, have a serious problem with organized religion of ANY flavor.

Well, SS, looks like you're prolly from southern US -- but that covers a lot of territory! Are you south of where I am now in New England or south of where I was born and spent my youth in the Midwaste, I mean, Midwest?

Linn

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Frug
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 07:26 PM

Well why not!
1. I was expelled from school following a disagreement at management level.
2. I was asked to appear on radio to talk about a piece of work I was doing............the show went out between midnight and 3.00am.
3. Returning from a busking tour in Belgium I was arrested for vagrancy in Paris.
4. My dad was a professional boxer and the rest of my family were circus folk.
5. I successfully dated 3 girls from the same family at the same time.
6. I played rugby for england schoolboys under 16s in 1967
7. I understand the French language very well but have difficulty speaking it.
8. I stayed at the Hilton in Brussels and couldn't find the bed in my room (Iwas sober!)
9. I undertook an economic survey of the Island of Sark......(Brits will understand the incongruity of this!)
10.I am a sexual health worker with young people and also teach basic IT to vulnerable people.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alice
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 07:48 PM

Almost 200 posts.... we sure like to talk about ourselves!

This has been an interesting exercise in thinking about details in my past. Those self-trivia types of memory cells haven't been exercised much lately.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: harvey andrews
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 07:53 PM

Frug...number 5...Respect!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Frug
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 08:22 PM

Harvey

Iknow your music.

Respect!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 08:30 PM

Second the motion, Frug! Harvey's musical skills are just awesome.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Socorro
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 10:13 PM

This should provide a chuckle to the British:
1. While visiting in Ireland, I proudly mentioned to my Irish friend & her 2 teenage children, that my Grandmother was related to the Bishop of Ireland (Grandma talked about him all the time, assuring me he was a Very Important Person). In doing so, I hoped my own 12 year old daughter would gain more respect for our family.

Boy, did that backfire!!

My poor friends didn't know how to break it to me what the real state of affairs was: Bishop Eamon Casey was famous, all right, for scandalous sexual behavior which had been prominently featured in the news there, but which hadn't made the news in the U.S.(thankfully for Grandma!).

2. I am related (by marriage) to Harry Connick,Jr. I threw that in to try to redeem my image here, after #1.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Duane D.
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 11:19 PM

A few more about me:
11. I used to teach beginners how to cross-country ski.
12. Green is my favorite color, especially how newly opened leaves look in spring.
13. Spinach is my favorite vegetable.
14. I don't eat any meat, but I'll eat fish and shellfish whenever I can.
15. I have a right hand/left hand peculiarity. I write, draw, paint, solder, use hand tools, eat, play raquet sports, left handed. I bat, bowl, golf, throw, right handed. When eating, if I need to use the knife, I move the fork to my right hand to hold what needs cutting and cut with my left hand, then return to eating with my left hand. When fishing, I cast left handed, then change hands and reel left handed. I play all my instruments right handed, except the Psaltry and Pianolyn I bow left handed. I favor my left hand when throwing a frisbee, but I can throw with either, and have thrown with both hands at the same time.
16. In the early 1990's, I started showing the night sky with my telescope to some new friends. They had trouble remembering my name and started calling me "Starman." One morning I looked in the mirror and a star-like age spot appeared over my left eye. I still have the "star" and the nickname.

Duane.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Mark Clark
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 11:20 PM

Okay, I must be the only one left who hasn't made a contribution to this very entertaining thread so here goes.
  1. Onions from my garden once won a blue ribbon at the Iowa State Fair.

  2. In the 1st grade c. 1948, my mother received a concerned call from my teacher. Members of the class had been asked what they wanted to be when they were all grown up. My response … “Dead.”

  3. Actually was called once to fill in for Bill Monroe's guitar player on a job but missed it because our own band was out working that night.

  4. In spite of losing 19 IQ points due, evidently, to sleep apnea, I would still more than qualify for MENSA membership.

  5. In spite of a high IQ, I've never graduated from college—although I've attended quite few—and barely made it out of high school, probably due to attention deficiency. I'm currently seeking employment as Dilbert's garbage man.

  6. Actually got to meet Norman Thomas following a speech he gave at Chicago's Midland Hotel.

  7. Have never purchased any recording by Bob Dylan, but did visit Hibbing, MN, once in 1956.

  8. When Frank Wilkinson and Carl Braden were prevented by Drake University from speaking on campus, we got the event moved to my parents’ home. Wilkinson spent the night.

  9. Upon hearing the news reports of December 4, 1969, many of my friends thought it reasonable to fear that I'd been killed.

  10. I enjoy my peanut butter sandwiches with a lots of pickled jalapeño pepper slices on very dense whole wheat bread.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 11:54 PM

reading this thread, I know more than ever why I hang out with folkies! What an amazing bunch!

so, since others have added round two...

11. I have eaten more Peanut butter than ANY of you ...for over 60 years (missed VERY few days!)...with jelly, jam, honey...and!... I just remembered this...I used to eat it with Log Cabin syrup!...no mayo, no mustard, no banana.(I also love Bordens Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk on bread...or right out of the can!.)
12. I can vibrate my eyeballs rapidly back & forth.
13. I have been naked on a mountain top above Juneau, Alaska. (have a picture to prove it!)
14. I am (well, used to be) a world class fork-lift operator, having driven them in warehouses, and outdoors in all sorts of weather, moving an AMAZING variety of things!)
15. I once parallel parked a VW bus in a space 2 inches shorter than the bus....without damaging anything. (Yes it was between two cars)
16. When I was a senior in high school, our class trip was to Wash DC and N. York City, and I won the race UP the insides of both the Washington Monument AND the Statue of Liberty....*pant, pant*
17.
18.
19.
20......I haven't mentioned, nor will I, some of the most 'quaint' things.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jim Krause
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 12:25 AM


  1. Despite the German spelling of my last name, I am not of German descent, but Dutch/Flemish
  2. I'm learning to play the fife at age 49
  3. I'm thinking about taking up drums because I like fife and drum corps music
  4. I am the only person in my immediate family to have completed four years of college and graduated despite the following:
  5. "I have had cataracts removed from both eyes." (Me too, artbrooks.)
  6. I once jammed with Mac Benford at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival. You Highwoods Stringband fans will remember him.
  7. I have never met a famous person.
  8. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is the only non-American city I have ever been to.
  9. I really like jazz from the 1920s. Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson are two of my favorite pianists.
  10. I used to play ragtime piano at work while I was a janitor at Kansas University.


Whew! I did it.
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 01:07 AM

Okay, here goes (though I'll have to explain to my daughter why this is different than the incredibly indescreet surveys that her teenage friends send around regularly and she knows she's not to answer or forward).

1. I eat M&M's by pairing the colors and putting them in my mouth two at a time. If they are mismatched at the end of the pack, I go for matching as close on the color wheel as I can.

2. I survived cancer, and while I am mentioning it here, I rarely ever think about it any more. The residual effect is that I know better how to value my friends and try to enjoy every day with my children and other loved ones.

3. I worked for the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) in 1971. Since the bill establishing it was put forward by Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson and Representative Lloyd Meeds, both from Everett, Washington, where I lived, a lot of media attention was paid to our camp of 12 high school students. On the last day the press came to follow us around and interview us. My project for the summer (since I didn't volunteer and got the last thing on the list) was to paint and landscape outhouses. The Seattle Times reporter was expecting innocuous teenaged conversation from all of us (I was 16). He was surprised when first a friend made me take off my hard hat to reveal blonde hair that reached down past my butt, and then he asked me politely what my project had been for the summer. I told him "I'm on the Privy Council," and he was mine for the rest of the day. Couldn't get him out of my hair, as it were. And my pun appeared in the paper.

4. I taught mountaineering for several years in the Puget Sound area, and still have all of my (now antique) climbing gear with me (including snowshoes) in Texas.

5. In 1978 I taught the park rangers at Ellis Island how to rappel. We went atop the Ferry Building at the head of the ferry slip and were rappelling off the back wall (towards Jersey City so the tourists arriving on boats for tours wouldn't see us).

6. As a park ranger I've been up through the torch of the Statue of Liberty twice, and out onto the little balcony around it. Park visitors are only able to climb to the crown.

7. I lived in New York City for three years. I met a lot of people, some were famous, none who would remember me (and many are now dead). Some of them were (in no particular order) Ed Koch; Bella Abzug; James Michener; Oscar Brand; Pete Seeger's wife, Toshi; Walter Mondale's niece (who was making a documentary out at Ellis); Mike Wallace; David Brenner; the newswoman who was the model for "Rosannasanna Danna"; and my personal favorite, Eubie Blake, who was as old as dirt but still performing. I spent a pleasant hour accompanying him (pardon the pun!) in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, where he did a little concert.

8. I've visited all of the U.S. states except Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan and North Dakota. (It was this or talk about my sex life, and I thought the catalog of states I've missed might be more interesting. . . I was a late bloomer.)

9. My mother's Norwegian family's roots are traced in the footnote of a book (in Norwegian) back to the 14th century. My aunt had a copy of the book.

10. I get up early and cook breakfast for my children every morning before school.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 01:07 AM

Well, I'm not sure if it's kosher to be talkin' about others, but here's an obscure fact about Harvey....He was once a neighbour to Ozzie Osbourne!! (oh, and I love yakkin' with him too!)

OK, Just a COUPLE more about me (I promise)

I delivered the morning paper to famous figure skater Toller Cranston's family.

My Dad died when I was 18 and I think the biggest worry he ever had in his life was whether I'd actually be OK, and be able to survive, and be able to make a living at anything! He once said "You can't make a living singing folk songs"! Naturally he was right ha ha!!!!

My favourite food in the world is Lobster!!

****************************************************************

Now since she won't do it herself, I'm taking it upon myself to put in a few obscure facts about DUCKBOOTS.

#1. She has a superb vocabulary, and CONSTANTLY spells words for me when I'm on Mudcat.

#2. She HATES sports.....I love sports.

#3. She can eat anything but smoked salmon.

#4. She's adopted, and we had a real adventure finding her birth mother. She now has quite an extended family.

#5. She is possibly one of the shyest human beings I've ever met.

#6. She packed up and left Glasgow Scotland when she was 19. She came to Canada 'cause it was easier to get into than the States and closer than Australia.

#7. She hardly ever cooks ('cause I do ninety percent of it) but is a great chef.....and actually follows recipes. I of course am an improviser and couldn't repeat a meal to save my life!

#8. On one of our first dates, I wanted her to go with me to a fundraiser for Striking British Coal Miners. She said "My family FROZE during that bloody strike!!" At that point I knew we might have some political differences.

#9. She has no ideology. Makes up her mind independantly on every issue. I'm like that too now. Formerly pretty left on every issue, but not now.

#10. Absolutely non-stop reader.

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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: open mike
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 04:47 AM

Whew I read thru them all and now I guess it's my turn..
but first a question--
-aren't all VW engines air cooled??

-malt vinegar--it's the best on fries. I discovered it at
H.Salt , Esq. fish & chips which was right across the street
from my high school. I insist that my local cafe offer it.

I am an only child, a vegetarian and will be 50 on my next birthday.

I also worked with the Y.C.C. mostly we cleared thistles (taller
than we were) out of a park and built paths, and gabions (rocks
inside of wire cages) to prevent erosion and create water crossings.
This was in 1972 in Lincoln, NE

My ancestors were Swedish (not rutabagas or turnips or whatever)
Danish, German and I am still trying to find out about the grandfather who ran away when the kids were little.

I feel a kinship with the Sami people from near the Arctic Circle
some call them lapplanders but this is not their preferred name.

My first born child (yes i'm female) was born at home, well she was
a home birth but not at our home, we had gone to a friends' house for thanksgiving. All I said was: "I just can't seem to get comfortable." Lucky me. Not too painful, but just about bled to death....
the next kid was born in a hospital, but with several friends and neighbors in attendance as well as her dad...and sister...

I belong to the dung beetle clan-a group of friends who camp together at music festivals and also like to go to hot springs.

I can wiggle my ears.

and roll and turn over my tongue.

My second toes are longer that the "big" ones

I think I am borderline Attention Deficit Disorder, I start things
but don't often follow thru on the finishing-I have followed thru with
reading this list to the finish though...let's see I think that is at
least ten....

I havenot broken any bones, but have had stitches-- I think it took 60--from when a drunk driver ran into me on my bike.

oh, and my guitar is named Martina, and my mandolin (mandolute) I
usually refer to as a womandolin or womandolute. My bodhran has a
decal of a guy with his red beard twing around like a celtic knot-
I call him my red haired boy....or little beggar man...

I have a composting toilet as well, and also solar panels on the roof

and get my water from a mountain stream which flows down from wild mountain

I live with 8 land partners on 50 wooded acres in the Sierra foothills
and am a volunteer fire fighter...and an E. M.T.
now i'm sure i'm way over ten and way past my bed time good nite all.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Deckman
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 06:22 AM

GOOD GRIEF MAGGIE (SRS), that sure was tame! Having known you since you were a kritter, I could probably post things more enlightening about you than you did! CHEERS, Bob(deckman)nelson


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Willie-O
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 08:20 AM

1. When I was eight I was stranded on an island offshore from PEI with my family. We were rescued by the Coast Guard. Nothing in my life has really topped this.

2. I have met two Canadian prime ministers: Pierre Trudeau and Joe Clark. I advised Mr Clark, who was then Minister of External Affairs, not to let the Reagan administration push him around. About what? I forget. Chance encounter in the hallway of the East Block.

3. I made Peter Gzowski cry, on national radio.

4. I absolutely hate making phone calls, especially follow-up calls. This is why I don't make a living in music.

5. I often don't make a very good or accurate first impression.

6. I meet a lot of people who were born within a day or two of my birthday (August 22), in other words 9 months after Christmas. Go figure.

7. I am a world-class procrastinator.

8. I believe I was the first person in Canada to be a professional hammered dulcimer player--OK, a busker--in the modern era.

9. I don't play hammered dulcimer anymore because
  1. I got tired of tuning it
  2. mine needed restringing which I didn't want to do because puncturing your fingertips is painful,
  3. if word gets out that you play it, it's all people will ask you to do.


10. Having tried playing a lot of different instruments, I believe that the mandolin is the great compromise, which fits into the most varied situations. 8 strings is my limit.

11. I tend to write pieces that are longer than the assignment specifies.

Willie-O


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: artbrooks
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 09:16 AM

Addendum:

11. I HATE peanut butter, no matter WHAT you put with it!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 10:39 AM

Hey open mike!

I'm glad to hear of someone else who admits to having a composting toilet! Curmudgeon and I live in an owner-built post-and-beam kit house on 33 acres of trees and rocks. We have above-mentioned composting toilet and heat with wood. No solar panels, unfortunately, but the house is situated on a south slope so we get some passive solar benefit of the sun despite surrounding woods.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alice
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 12:00 PM

5. In my #5 fact I forgot to include in the list of climbed pyramids, Cholula (twice) as well as going through the tunnel of older pyramids inside Cholula. I painted a painting of the Spanish church that was built on the top of Cholula.

15. I have been coloring my hair since I was in my 20's and currently have no idea what my natural color is (how much grey?) although it matches the color I had when I was a child. In 1984 I colored it a deep burgundy wine purple. It looked almost black except where the light hit it would reflect a wine color. The color made people in my western rural town turn their heads and drop their jaws when I walked into a room.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,bbc at work
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 12:04 PM

I must be really boring! I can only think of one obscure fact about myself & I ain't tellin' unless you ask me in person! :)

best,

bbc


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 12:30 PM

Deckman, the heading is "obscure," and to Mudcatters, these things about me might actually be obscure. "Risqué" wasn't a qualifier, and what old friends who knew me when I had pigtails and braces remember doesn't necessarily count! What was missing for you, perhaps, was my father's way of telling it. I would say
    "I lived in the crewhouse on the ranger station compound, with a room to myself and a semi-private bathroom and a door that locked from the inside"

and my father said
    "my daughter lived with 27 men."


SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 01:55 PM

I dont eat peanut butter, and as far as I know Ive never tried it, now I think about it. So how do I know I dont like it? Strange.....


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 02:48 PM

1) I have a split uvula.
2) My most famous paternal relative is the Mayflower Madam.
3) My most famous maternal relative heard the dog bark in the OJ Simpson case.
4) My parents' address once translated as Condom Street.
5) I am a child of pure lust, the result of an afternoon quickie.
6) I also still buy stuffed animals for myself, and sleep with them.
7) I developed acrophobia practically overnight - went to college without it, came home for $mas freshman year and boom, there it was.
8) I was raised without any religion at all.
9) I had a grandfather who said "thee" in real life.
10) I enjoy speaking in public, apparently the most common phobia.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Deckman
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 02:49 PM

Maggie ... I think your Dad said it better! Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: boab d
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 02:55 PM

Mrizy how did you manage to split your uvula. As thats quite hard to comprehend


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mike the knife
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 02:56 PM

1: I hosted a radio program in a foreign language (Jazz Radio Berlin, 1995)
2: I have a supernumerary nipple.
3: Chaka Khan ate my chicken wings.
4: I am a radical moderate.
5: I passionately believe that the word for "palindrome" should be a palindrome.
6: Years ago, my harmonica was named "The Instrument of Torture" & was often stolen by friends who, when I demanded its immediate release, demanded elaborately worded, probably legally binding, written documents promising that I would never ever play harmonica in their presence, for any reason, ever again.
7: I gave up playing rugby at age 37 due to a bunged up neck.
8: I almost married a wonderful woman who plays the Lute.
9: Fries/chips w/ mayo? Absolutely! Only Bleu Cheese salad dressing is better.
10: I think I might have a crush on JenEllen.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 03:02 PM

Awright you -- get in line!! LOL See Rick's comments regarding the launching of ships upthread!! You and about half the sentient males in cyberspace... : >))


A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Deda
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 03:18 PM

11. I once had a banana omelet, in a little flat in London. It was actually pretty good.
12. My husband is very handsome, and he's WONDERFUL to me. (He's also a very good jazz pianist but doesn't like to be the center of attention.) We've been married for 6 1/2 fabulous years -- and Amos performed the ceremony!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: black walnut
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 03:24 PM

1. collect rocks.

2. used to have a pet dachsund who chewed rocks.

3. have one pet rabbit with only 2 legs that work, and another pet rabbit with only 1 eye, the other surgically removed, and a pet cat who will sit on your lap but bites if you pet her.

4. used to play clarinet and tuba, but not at the same time.

5. used to knit, until I got hung up on the second sleeve of a very gorgeous llama wool Celtic spiral sweater.

6. talked with Bruce Cockburn for about half an hour at a party about 20 years ago, and when I met him recently in a downtown sporting goods store, he said he remembered me!

7. my husband used to take guitar lessons from Rick Fielding.

8. my daughter takes guitar lessons from Eve Goldberg.

9. newly converted to vegetarianism, but darned if I'm not going to eat some turkey this Christmas!

10. my music partner friend is Bram's little brother....Bram, of Sharon Lois and Bram.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mike the knife
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 03:36 PM

Quote: Awright you -- get in line!! LOL See Rick's comments regarding the launching of ships upthread!! You and about half the sentient males in cyberspace... : >))

Aw shucks... I never get to have any fun...

Another one: A former girlfriend's father flew on an airplane, sitting next to Ernest Hemingway on two seperate occaisions.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 04:08 PM

Well, Mike, it's certainly not for me to say -- sorry -- I was just chortling at a familiar sentiment ! Give it yer best shot, buddy!   (Ya got a palindrome for MOPP equipment? :>) )

A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: JenEllen
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 04:13 PM

mike the knife, loved your list (3&5? thank you)

Re: Rick's comments? He was being VERY kind. It's not so much the 'thousand ships' as it is a few poor saps that have found themselves in paddle-less canoes crossing that trecherous bit of water known as "Shit Creek". Which leads us to:

#11: I seem to have been placed under what is commonly known as a 'voodoo curse'. Every single man I have ever been seriously involved with has had some tragic episode shortly after declaring his love. No deaths (yet) but maiming is a certainty. No kidding. We're talking electrocutions, poisonous spiders, fireballs, etc. It used to worry me, until Alex and Amos helped me finish the song I wrote about it.... *g*

So, crushes are welcome, provided you sign the waiver first.
~JE


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 04:14 PM

Boab - I was born that way!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: irishajo
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 04:21 PM

I confess it took me a bit to figure out what 'uvula' referred to. I was reading it as something else entirely!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mike the knife
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 05:05 PM

In re: Curse.
JE, egad, mine's just a crush, so it's probably just a stubbed toe or something for me, right?
Details on the Chaka Khan Chicken Wing Story soon...


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 05:25 PM

I also thought someone was saying they had a split vulva. Plus the nipple thing. But #8--though my parents were both very religious, I have to tell people I was raised as a science experiment.

I have a delusion that I'm pretty funny, and a fear of entropy.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 05:41 PM

I've been trying to avoid this one...gotta hoard those obscure facts for an emergency, but I guess I can spare a few of them:

1. My best friend for about 5 or 6 years was a rubber alligator named "Albert".

2. I have a hat once worn by Bob Dylan. He left it in a Toronto folk club, and the owner gave it to me a few years back. It's still got Bob's scalp oils on it! Yowsa! :-) It's not for sale.

3. I invented a small type of catapult for pelting little plastic battleship models with spitwads (so as to register a visible hit, but not damage the model in the process...very neat).

4. I once won my high school's foul shooting contest (and I wasn't on the basketball team). Ha! Showed them damn jocks a thing or two.

5. I wrote the only anti-American essay on Vietnam in my entire college class, astounding the professor, who had never heard such opinions expressed before. He eventually gave me an "A", after checking out my references...which spoke well for him, I must say.

6. I got beaten up exactly once...by my other best friend. He was only 5 or 6 but he was built like an ox. There was no point even resisting. He felt pretty bad about it afterward... It didn't turn out to be as bad as I had expected.

7. The first time I went out with a girl, I was so nervous that I couldn't raise the cup of coffee to my lips...I was too shaky. I don't think she noticed. She may have been nervous too.

8. I know who the Rolling Thunder Revue tour was named after. Bet you don't!

9. I wrote a neat song about the Titanic about 10 years before that famous movie came out...it beats hell out of "My Heart Will Go On" or whatever it's called.

10> I once sent a bug on a deep-sea diving expedition in a carefully-constructed submersible, with a resurfacing mechanism. I had such confidence in the system I had devised that I did not attach a safety line, just in case something might malfunction. My cousin and I waited for half an hour. The submersible never came up. The bug met his doom at the bottom of Malpeque Bay, and it's all my fault. That's where hubris'll get you.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Gloredhel
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 06:20 PM

1. The houseplant I have now is the only one I've ever managed to keep alive for more than 6 weeks.
2. I will be 18 next month, but have still never been kissed.
3. When I was 10, I got my one and only organ lesson.
4. I have written 8 short pieces for the piano.
5. A mean kid in school used to call me "ogre" because I didn't swing my arms when I walked (too much Irish stepdancing...)
6. I never attended any of the games my high school's sports teams participated in.
7. The two things that cause the most fear in me are being late and saying the wrong thing.
8. I actively avoid stepping on cracks in the sidewalk. If I accidentally step on a crack with one foot, I must then step on one with the other foot. (Yes, I am borderline obsessive-compulsive).
9. A friend has written 15 sonnets and nearly 40 limericks about me.
10. I have dreamt about becoming a nun.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: JenEllen
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 06:30 PM

Late Additions:

I have to admit I paused at the uvula thing too (thinking: Jeez, Mrrz, how personal do you have to get?).

I am eagerly awaiting the chicken wing story, and only partly because I just like saying 'Chaka Khan'.

I have a vision of MTK putting the grandkids to bed years from now and having them say "Grandpa, tell us a story" and it's all about his black toenail and how he once fell victim to a voodoo curse (you can't say you weren't warned).

I admire grace and agility in people, but jugglers scare the ever-living crap out of me.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: boab d
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 06:55 PM

UVULA - the wee punch bag at the back of your throat just incase anyone thinks that were being a little too rude


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Neil Comer
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 07:06 PM

1. I am the editor of the oldest existing Irish Language Magazine in the world- An tUltach
2. I were perscription sunglasses whilst I am typing
3. I have an obsession with Ordnance Survey Maps
4. I do 110 situps per day
5. My favourite TV programme is Buffy the Vampire Slayer (not because of Sarah Michelle Gellar, but because of the story line)
6. I am completing a PhD in Languages
7. American Pie is my favourite film
8. I am married to the captain of Derry County Camogie Team
9. My favourite food is mixed pickles
10. My favourite band is Meat Loaf


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 07:11 PM

Amos -- Cheeseless pizza???? How does that work? I'm having a bit of difficulty even imagining such a thing.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 07:13 PM

Gloredhel - That's an interesting character sketch. You sound like a Winona Ryder movie heroine. (I mean that in a complimentary fashion. I like her movies.) Don't worry about the kissing thing...I had never been kissed at 18 either.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 07:26 PM

Steve:

Well, the ability to imagine the unthinkable is one of my strong suits, including cheeseless pizza, and fish-sticks made out of sirloin!! :>) A cheeseless pizza is about the equivalent of a hoagie on toasted French, I guess.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: RangerSteve
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 07:40 PM

There's a music hall in Waretown, NJ where I perform a lot. Senator Bill Bradley was in the audience one night. He's so tall that he had to sit in an aisle seat with his feet in the aisle. I almost stepped on his feet as I was leaving. A few years later, while I was directing traffic, I held things up so Bill could cross the street. I said "good evening", and he ignored me. I should have stepped on his feet when I had the chance. I've been told that Bill can be pretty rude.

Slightly ob/com behavior: if I brush up against something cold with one arm, I have to brush up against something cold with the other one, or I feel out of balance. Or I can rub the cold spot until it's warm, but I have to do one or the other.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Deckman
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 10:35 PM

Do you phokes realize just how weird his thread is? Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 10:52 PM

#37. I was given a BB gun (Red Ryder, Daisy air rifle) when I was about 11 years old. That day (in the basement with the door closed) I shot holes in every model plane I'd built. Hung 'em all up with string and blasted them out of the air. My mother took the air rifle away that night and I never saw it again.

#38. I couldn't climb the ropes in school, and finished last everytime in running around the track. Three miles away from school (in the town of beaconsfield Quebec) I was the best baseball player in Little league. Fast enough to steal bases, and strong enough to hit tons of home runs, and blow fastballs past other twelve year olds. Nobody at school ever knew this, and nobody on the ball team ever knew how scared and weak I was at school. Totally weird, and I still can't figure it out.

Hey there Bbc, I'll bet a billion bucks your obscure TRUE facts would be extremely interesting, but you're simply too much of an adult to get into this silly game we're playing, ha ha!

Cheers

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alice
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 12:51 AM

Neil, you must have awesome abs.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 01:33 AM

This IS fun and interesting!

I won the top music scholarship in junior high when I was concert mistress of the orchestra. It was to any summer music camp I wanted to attend. I went, had a blast meeting kids from all over the world, and didn't do much with the music because they used us to perform atonal, minimalist crap written by one of the professors.

While there I was sure I would burn in hell because I went to the local Episcopal church and took communion which I wasn't "authorised" to do, never having been confirmed by the bishop in Colorado. I really thought I'd be struck down for being an imposter!

I used to do all of my own mechanic work, well... within reason, changed a couple of carbs, put in two new starters, and a few other things. I can still usually tell what is wrong with a car by listening to it.

I used to spend my days driving all over hell and back, going out to remote drilling rigs in Wyoming to demonstrate how well two-way radio telephones worked (pre-cellphone days) in the hopes the powers that be would buy an expensive system from me. I never thought twice about doing this, even in the winter. Now, there is no way I'd do such a thing! I was either stupid or hungry!*bg*

Alice, I had been dying my hair since my early twenties, too, but finally let it go natural in '93 when meds and colouring damaged it too much. I'd love it if it hadn't faded; it's nowhere near as red as it was when I was a kid, but it's a lot healthier, so I sit in the sun when I want to see the red that is left.:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 09:19 AM

I can imagine a cheeseless pizza. But I have trouble imagining a non-split vulva.

As a kid I invented a rubber-band launcher that fired as many as 70 bands singly, rapidly, or all at once.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 09:46 AM

When 13, I invented a catapault that would throw a pound of snowballs about 30 yards out of old farm-machine parts found in the barn. It was powered by an old doubled screen-door spring, and never worked properly!

The first time I ever did "it" it was in a locked-up summer house that belonged to someone else who was away, to which we gained access by climbing a pine tree and climbing in through a second story window.

Amazing what young lovebirds will put up with in their quest for a little privacy! :>)

That same lass and I drove a motor-scooter from San Francisco to Los Angeles just to visit a friend at Pomona. ANother of those things I don't think I would do again today!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 09:52 AM

More addenda:

20) I took accordian lessons when I was 5. (Stopped because every time I got the box out to practice, my mother would grab it and play.) Took clarinet lessons in gradeschool and junior high. Played in the school concert and marching bands. Played clarinet despite wanting to play horn or flute because my Dad wanted me to -- during WWII, he played clarinet and sax with a dance band (Frankie Dessel and His Melodeons) in north-central Wisconsin. (And I used to have to fight him for my clarinet to practice, too!

21) I own a $2-at-a-yardsale (15 or so years ago) very forgiving 8 foot tall and growing flowering maple. It sits in the south window of the bathroom and is a water hog -- if it doesn't get a drink every morning, it tries to take over the shower. It would be a lot taller than 8 feet if I didn't hack it back (and foist off the rooted cuttings on friends) every coupla months.

Another Condiment Comment (besides "Practice safe snacks -- always use a condiment"):

The other tasty way to eat french fries is mayo with a dash of Tabasco or your favorite hot sauce.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: harpgirl
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 09:56 AM

...group therapy is now over! Send your twenty five dollars to Max!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 12:01 PM

*I can't stand peanut butter...but I like Jam sandwiches!!!

*I hardly ever went to any sports lessons at school (problems with knees)

*Mum doesn't like the idea of me being a Pagan.

*I would very much like a 5 string fiddle.....just need to save up the £1500 for one!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Don Firth
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 02:00 PM

14. One evening while sitting in the Blue Moon Tavern drinking beer with Jerry Pournelle, we figured out the speed of light in furlongs per fortnight. Starting with 299,792,458 meters per second, we came up with

1,802,617,499,785.2541.

(One trillion, eight hundred and two billion, six hundred and seventeen million, four hundred and ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred and eighty-five point two five four one). Actually, we figured it out to twenty decimal places, but decided that was probably the practical limit of required precision. Besides, our vision was getting a bit fuzzy by then. And Jerry's wife, Roberta, came in and looked at us funny.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 03:11 PM

You people keep reminding me of more dumb shit interesting stuff.....

16. Like Rick, I sucked at in-school sports. I could go home and play baseball or football in a vacant lot and do just as well as any of the other kids in the neighborhood. But in a school setting I couldn't play worth shit. I guess it was a sort of stage-fright due to knowing other kids were watching (which is sort of odd considering that I don't get the least bit nervous performing music in front of large audiences). In high school I avoided the issue by being on the track and cross-country teams. I really didn't like running all that much, and was not really all that fast a runner, but it gave me the option of just running during gym class instead of having to play ball. Also, athletes got automatic "A"s in gym class and I had been getting "C"s before.

17. The only time I ever got straight "A"s in all twelve years of public school was in the very last six-week grading period of my senior year. As that final report card was mailed out instead of given out in class, I received exactly no public recognition for the feat.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 03:30 PM

I was on crutches for part of 7th grade and thought I was pretty good on them. But when I tried to turn the lights off in the gymnasium by throwing one of them, javelin-style, at the light switches on the other side of the basketball court I put a huge hall in the wall.

I don't think the managent ever figured that out.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Deckman
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 03:36 PM

Oh, I just remembered! I was secretly in LOVE with Virgina Fox ib the 10th grade!CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Willie-O
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 04:08 PM

Jen Ellen, are you still hitched or did he fall victim to the VooDoo Curse? (No fatalities, you say?)

And what about Kenny Rogers? Did you tell him about the old Great Silkie variant of the song you mentioned, You Picked A Fine Time To Leave Me, You Seal.?

12. I don't watch sports, but I do like watching downhill skiing, World Cup or Olympic. My all-time favourite moment in sports was Kerrin Lee-Gartner's unexpected gold-medal downhill run for Canada in the 1992 (or 94?) Winter Olympics. (Actually, it has come to my attention that they don't do skiing in the summer Olympics. That's why I don't watch 'em.

W-O


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alice
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 06:42 PM

16. One of my early memories from toddler age is waking up in the morning and before opening my eyes seeing a picture in my mind of a perfectly smooth and round face of a woman with pale skin, black hair and slanted eyes. Her face would slowly grow old and wrinkled and then I would get a funny taste in my mouth and open my eyes. This was not a dream, just something I saw in my mind right when I woke up. I was so young I couldn't explain it to anyone but it happened so often I have always remembered the experience. It stopped happening sometime before I turned five. When I was older, I recognized that the face I used to "see" looked Chinese.

17. I am a skeptic. I don't give credence to beliefs in past lives, etc., but I have had many unexplained experiences. I am still a skeptic.

18. I would rather read an emoticon ;-) than spelled out words like grin or smile.

19. The instrument I would most like to study is the violin. I had a few fiddle lessons in 1974 but did not carry on with playing.

20. I have never been impressed by people merely because of their fame or wealth. Celebrity..... yawn. Tell me of great character and integrity and I'll be impressed.

Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 08:53 PM

Alice, I got tired of being a skeptic!   For years I had kept saying things like "I tend to believe in life after death", "I tend to think that consciousness continues", "I tend to believe in reincarnation", "I tend to believe in the validity of OBEs and near-death experiences"... After some things I have seen/heard/experienced, I had to ask myself just how much it would take to convince me for all time. Eventually I realized that there is a point where it takes more gullibility to NOT believe it than it takes to accept it.

The nice thing is that at this age/stage, I no longer care whether anyone else believes or has experienced the same things. I just accept it, am grateful for it, and look forward to more of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: The Pooka
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 08:58 PM

11. Frequently I don't HAVE twenty-five dollars.
12. Sometimes I can't HANNNdle the TRUUUTH!
14. I scorn superstition.
15. Sometimes I get the various Threads mixed up.
16. Increasingly I forget peoples' names. Now, why is that? And, where's Mr. um, y'know. *That* guy. 'Dogsfoot. With the purple Wiemarauders.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 09:01 PM

Having read everybody else's efforts I feel obliged to put some in for you all to snigger at.

1 My first paid gig as a musician was The Royal Tournament at Earls
Court.That was with the R.A F Locking Apprentice Pipe and Trumpet Band.I was learning Bagpipes,and got paid one and sixpence (in real
money) as appearance fee.

2 I presented a weekly programme of Folk Music on the Aden Forces Broadcasting Association radio station and also with the British Forces Broadcasting Service Up to the withdrawl of UK involvement
in the Aden Protectorate in 1967.

3 I was registered with the R A F Seletar Yacht Club to train water
skiers,as well as Skiing,driving and riding safety for water skiing.

4 I left the R A F partly because i wanted to go at least semi pro as
a folk singer,despite a smashed wrist 3 months after buying my Martin.18 Months after Demob I was singing and playing in an English pub restaurant in Bermuda.

5 While on a course back at Locking in '64 I was a member of a sort of Jug Band along with Ian A Anderson (now editor of Folk Roots Mag)
playing Soprano Saxophone and Tin whistle.

6 I drove motorcycle combinations for far too long and passed three
driving tests first time.Motorcycle,Car and Motorcycle again in the
Bermuda days.They dont recognise our UK licences.

7 I very nearly married an American lady who I met in Bermuda.She let
me have a little look at America and I let her see a reasonable amount of the United Kingdom.

8 I have worked as an electronic engineer,a van driver, a warehouse manager as an accounts clerk and as a professional entertainer.

9 My beard is ten years younger than my moustache (RAF regulations)

10 I once walked with my brother from Munich to the Austrian border and back.Its an even better way to see the countryside than going on
a canal cruise.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Haruo
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 10:53 PM

Better late than never. No particular order:

1) There was a semester in 11th grade when I was simultaneously enrolled in third-year Russian, first-year French, and first-year German.

2) I once spent the night in the bus shelter in Vaduz (capital, such as it is, of Liechtenstein), reading a Heinlein novel to keep from falling asleep and freezing to the bench.

3) I have been in jail three times in my life (so far!) - most recently because I was driving without my license [which had expired, in any case] when a drunk on a bicycle ran into the side of my car at a high rate of speed. He fell down in the middle of the street, and I, thinking he might be dying, called 911 to get help. A patrol car responded and took me to jail, while the drunk got up, refused assistance, and walked his bicycle off into the night.

4) When I was about two years old, I stuck a butter knife in an outlet and was thrown across the room. My mom kept the blackened utensil for years, and to this day I refrain at all times from sticking bare metal into outlets by hand.

5) The first time I ever saw a dead body was when I was walking along the shore of Lake Baikal, saw a crowd out on a dock, went to see what was up and found they had just pulled a drowning victim out of the lake.

6) I am as far as I know the only person who has had a pair of his underpants catalogued in the Internacia Esperanto-Muzeo Wien (part of the National Library of Austria).

7) I can sing "Nobody knows the trouble I seen" in Japanese, from memory.

8) I planned to rob a bank on the first Monday in September, 1984; luckily, I forgot that was going to be Labor Day, a bank holiday.

Well, that's only eight. Maybe I'll think of the rest later.

9) This is the first time I've ever posted to a thread with more than 200 (indeed, more than 256) posts in it already.

10) I once wrote a story in Swahili about how a Seminole Indian girl and a cottonmouth water moccasin teamed up to defeat the US Army in such a way that the glory redounded to Osceola's credit. I was urged to submit it to the East Africa Standard, but my Swahili teacher lost the ms. before I could send it off.

There. Nothing about raw fish or anything.

Haruo


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Donuel
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 11:15 PM

1 My vision extends well into the ultra violet spectrum
2 My sense of smell is over 100 times more sensitive than the average person.
3 I was born with 4 too many canine teeth
4 I was a clinical hypnotist for 12 years.
5 I turned down offers by the CIA and NI
6 Gene Hackman is my cousin but I'm blonde and better looking.
7 I write novels I never submit for publication
8 I was street lugeing in 1963
9 I play fiddle poorly
http://www.angelfire.com/md2/customviolins/clip12.wav
10 and cello somewhat better.
http://www.angelfire.com/md2/customviolins/clip5.wav


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: black walnut
Date: 17 Nov 02 - 10:28 AM

Neil: Meatloaf and Buffy! Excellent combination.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alice
Date: 17 Nov 02 - 11:24 AM

Donuel, I enjoyed your fiddle clip. I like home made music.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Firecat
Date: 17 Nov 02 - 06:41 PM

Erm....

1) I was in MENSA when I was 6, but quit when I was 13.

2) I was on the winning Brownie quiz team for the Brodsworth district when I was 9 and I've got the trophy to prove it.

3) I'm a Blue Peter (UK kids programme) badge winner.

4) I was a goth for about 6 months when I was 16 - 17.

5) I hate pink.

6) I used to be babysat by cats. One of them would sleep next to my cot, and if I stirred, they'd go and get Mum or Dad. There's photographic evidence of that!

7) I have Grade 3 practical and Grade 2 theory in cello.

8) I'm trilingual (but I'm only fluent in English!). The other two are German and Russian.

9) I hate fireworks.

10) When I was about 5, I used to think that rain was the angels crying. I don't anymore, but it was sweet!

Well, there you go then. There are some more, but you only asked for 10!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: VoxFox
Date: 17 Nov 02 - 08:01 PM

Holy Cats! Those are tough to follow.   Let's see... My first time performing was when my brother hauled me on stage at a variety show and got me to sing "Jumpin' Jack Flash". I've never looked back since. I was 18, now I'm 50. 2. I once rescued my girlfriend from drowning when we were about 13.   3. I never trimmed or cut my hair from the age of 16 until I was 46.   4. My hubby is French and although we've been together 30 years, I still cannot speak french. (only the naughty bits).   5. The band I am with now has been together for 15 years with the same members.(pretty cool). 6. My favorite sandwich is peanut butter and lettuce. 7. I am the only Canadian born member of my family. All the rest were born in Birmingham, England. 8. I can rhyme off my hubbys SIN number but I have to look mine up every time. 9. I like to read and would like to try painting with watercolors. 10. I have only one first cousin in the whole world. Truly. VF


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: curmudgeon
Date: 17 Nov 02 - 08:46 PM

12 - I twice worked as a telemarketer out of desperation.

13 - Thus I hate using the telephone except when I am absolutely sure of a
          positive reception.

14 - I haven't watched television in twenty years, but have seen all of Twin      
          Peaks and some Soprano episodes on tape.

15 - The seagull is my favorite songbird.

16 - The house I owned before this one was seriously haunted.

17 -   I went to see the film "Tom Jones" in theatres fifteem times.

18 -   I have performed on St. Patrick's Day in the same club for the past 25
            years; and I'm not retiring.

19 -   I'll try almost any food (braised kabgaroo tail, fried grasshoppers, etc.)
          once; I still dislike broccoli, and abhor peaches, prunes, apricots,okra
            and tripe.

20 -- I'm only posting these boring facts to keep this thread going; it's the
            absolute best -- Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Nov 02 - 10:54 PM

I'll help you along, Tom!:-)

When I was born, my mom had to go back in the hospital, so I went with her. My family always told me the nurses would carry me around on a pillow, like a tray, and play with me, so I came home naturally spoiled rotten.:-)

When I was 13, I ran up a small hill, jamming a rusty nail attached to a hinge, up my left foot. Impact was so hard it drove bits of my tennis shoe into the hole. My mom heard the peacock screaming about it before she heard me cry. I can still *feel* where it went through to the top of my foot.

My Rog had a bilingual education, French in the mornings, English in the afternoon and his family spoke Canadian French all of the time, yet, I have been married to him for along time and know hardly any French.

When I was in junior high, I had to get special permission to take German and Latin at the same time as they'd never allowed it before.

I was a dead-eye/bulls-eye shot by the time I was 5 or 6yrs old when we'd go target practising.

The first time I played my violin in public, as an adult, I played Ave Maria with my brother accompanying me on piano. I was so nervous it sounded as though I'd used vibrato the whole time. I felt like an idiot.

We lived in Mystic, CT when they shot Mystic Pizza with Julia Roberts. Used to eat pizza at the real one a lot. Watched them shooting and my daughter's friends were extras in it. Later we got kind of tired of tourists asking to have their photos taken outside of it.:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 12:01 AM

#127. One of the proudest moments of my life was posing for a picture with Cesar Chavez. All I'd done was march around a few grocery stores with a banjo during the grape boycott, but when he came to town he made sure we all got to meet him.

#128. It's stuff like this (that probably drives some catters insane) that I really LIKE on Mudcat...along with music. It allows those of us who wanna be long winded now and then to get it off our chests.

Tom....I wanna know about the haunting. Will you start a thread?

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Tom Dowling
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 12:55 AM

Well, here goes:

1. I picked both sour and sweet cherries for $0.65 (that's 65 cents)per half bushel (!) in the Niagara Falls area when I was a junior in High School. (Do you have any idea how many cherries there are in a half bushel?)

2. I played a solo of Swanee River on the Flutophone (remember those $1.00 instruments?) in front of about 300 parents when I was 8 years old, at which time I could read sheet music. (I did not re-learn how to read it again until I was in my early fifties)

3. At the age of 9 I spoke reasonably fluent German (because my Dad was a sargeant in the US Army and we were stationed there in the mid fifties).

4. For my doctoral dissertation at Columbia University I translated (into reasonably coherent English) a critical edition of a fifth century A.D. Sanskrit text on theories of Karma by the Buddhist author Vasubandhu.

5.   I was in a nightclub in Bhopal, India in 1973, listening to a reasonably decent Indian rock band, when the performance was interupted (i.e., stopped) by a group somewhat fundamentalist Hindu youth. They objected to there being a female vocalist, I think, in the company of men and in an establishment that served alcoholic beverages. They were playing that song "I'm your Venus, I'm your Godess, what's your desire." Speaking of which, who put that puppy to the charts in (either) the late sixties or the early seventies?

6. The first 'real' Irish tune I learned was Raglan Road/Dawning of the Day. It rmains a favorite, which is probably neither obscure not surprising.

7. I once managed a $7.5 billion business deal--and for no 'points'!!

8. I hitch-hiked across this great country of ours (and back!!)with no ill effects. I turned 21 in California while on the road, had a legal beer to celebrate the occasion, slept in an open field, and woke up surrounded by friendly cattle.

9. I was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky, but only lived there long enough to catch scarlet fever before we moved on (to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, I think.)

10. I was one block away from the World Trade Center when the second plane hit on 9/11/01. I work near and walk by Ground Zero almost every day, and it still rips me up. I guess that's neither obscure nor surprising either.

I sometimes forget how lucky we are to live in this country, a country where a wide-eyed and dirt poor army brat--with roots in an un-incorporated village in the Mid Hudson Valley, whose parents did not graduate from High School--can sit in the comfort of his own home and reflect back on the things that he has had the FREEDOM to do in the past 50+ years.

Yours in Liberty,

Tom D.

9.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Genie
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 01:10 AM

Queries and Comments:
Rick (I have the ability to virtually "go to sleep", while keeping my eyes open and keeping a bitof a smile on my face, ) Were you ever one of my students? *G*  Or you, CatsPhiddle?

Carol C., what kinds of things do raccoons tell you?

irishajo, Rustic Rebel, my dad introduced us kids to a special concoction  he called "loblolly" when I was a kid.  It was peanut butter, butter, and honey. Delicious!

Rick F, my mom's dad could do that dowsing (water witching) thing, too.  I tend to be a skeptic, but mom swears he could do it, and she doesn't lie.

Fred Miller, how many hours have you been in church?

And Allan C, how nice to find someone else who remembers Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent!

Jen, do you mean "OCD vice?"   And can we hear that song about your 'curse'?

Sinsull, peanut butter and sauerkraut together?

Peanut butter is good with cucumbers, too, or with cream cheese and cucumbers.

Amos, I did not know you were a part time pastor.  What church?

Stilly, I got to go up into the crown of Lady Liberty in the early 1950s, shortly after they (so they said) had stopped letting visitors go into the torch.  But I thought they had, within the past few years, even stopped letting folks go as far up as the crown, due to safety concerns.

Firecat, is that Blue Peter the UK equivalent of "Pene Azul?"


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Chris Amos
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 01:38 AM

Ten seems a lot, here's a few.

- I once got a lift, in a Roller, from Cheerful Charlie Chester, (tell you some more about that another time)

- In common with treewind (see above) I too have never broken a bone, that makes us a duo with out breakages, can anyone better this, a trio, small band?

- I live in the house I was rased in (although I've lived lots of other places in between times)

- I once fell down the Himalays, (well a small bit anyway)

- I have taken a vow never to set foot on Morrocian soil again. (don't ask)

- I am trying to get hold of a copy of Bronsons' Tunes to the Child Balads

That's enough for now

C


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Haruo
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 01:43 AM

Tom D., it's I'm your Venus, I'm your fire... and the consensus seems to be "Shocking Blue".

Haruo


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alice
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 01:50 AM

I have never broken a bone (and I'll be 51 next month)... so far so good.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Genie
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 03:19 AM

Inspired by Rick and others, here are a few other obscure factotems:

I shared a hotel room with my sister and her husband on their wedding night. Then I stayed with them for part of the honeymoon.

I memorized and could recite Poe's "The Raven" when I was in high school.

I don't like ketchup on fries, either -- mainly because I don't like ketchup.

I can play the entire "Stars And Stripes Forever" on the kazoo (and proudly do so every July 4).

Open Mike, I can twist my tongue sideways and curl it toward my right, but can't do it at all toward the left.

I inadvertently 'mooned' the Masons of Des Moines, WA, twice in one year when hired to entertain them. The second time, I thought it might be a trend, and toyed with the idea of a song: "Merrily Mooning Masons On A Sunday Morn."

I have shared skating ice with both Tonya Harding (Portland's own) and former US Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Janet Lynn ( in addition to having Robin Cousins put on an informal exhibition at our local rink, while I stood just off the ice).

Foe, Pooby, I can tie maraschino cherry stems into (only one kind of) knots in my mouth (no hands). But then, there aren't a lot of great career opportunities hingeing on that skill.

Greg, I had one of those lapel lizards in high school, too. My first = one, and favorite, was named "Quentin."

My cat just farted.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 09:25 AM

Genie, probably less than 12 hours in church, but I might not count a few weddings, still less than 20.

Also, John Carpenter the horror film director babysat me when I was very small.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 09:42 AM

No broken bones here, either!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 09:45 AM

1. In spite of the "King" I am female
2. And in spite of any evidence to the contrary, I'm Brilliant
3. I've only had but one true love (he's the King bit)
4. I only have 3 fingers on my right hand (King says it makes his.... look bigger)
5. King is monorchid (which makes my hand look bigger)
6. I've only ever written one proper love song and that was this morning (guess who for.....)
7. I was born the day before halloween & they say it shows....
8. I never agree with anyone about anything - especially not myself. Yes I do. No I don't.
9. When I was born my brother & sister thought I was a cat - and were severely disappointed when I proved not to be.
10. On balance, I'm quite glad I'm not a cat (they have to lick their arses clean).

Kris


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: irishajo
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 10:07 AM

Fred Miller, less than 20 hours in church! Inconceivable for me...we went Sunday morning, Sunday night, Wednesday night, and sometimes in between every week of my life for as long as I can remember. Plus church camp every summer. Plus the dozens of weddings I have attended. I must have logged well over 5000 hours by now, and I think that's more than enough for anyone in a lifetime.

VoxFox...only one first cousin? I have 36.

I too would like to hear about the haunted house.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: wilco
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 10:55 AM

Ten obscure facts about Tennessee.
1. Every town of over 1000 people has a telephone.
2. We rent our shoes for cold weather.
3. Many of us have graduated from school. But, it's another matter
   past the fifth grade.
4. You can't date your teacher in grammer school.
5. If you get a divorce, you are still related if you were cousins.
6. Grandpa Jone's song "I'm my own Grandpa" is autobiographical.
7. Three years ago, we passed a stae law to allow anyone to pick-up
   un-claimed roadkill.
8. Our state song is "Five Pounds of Possum."
9. We really do have snake handling, pentecotal churches here.
10. Thirty miles from here, we re-tried the Scopes Trial again this
    last year, and evolution was debunked again.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: JenEllen
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 11:06 AM

Leadfingers: What RAF regulation says that your beard has to be 10 years younger? Seems a little harsh.... *g*

Willie-O: The aforementioned 'Fireball' was my ex-husband. Not 10 minutes after the wedding, a barbeque grill exploded (compressed gas or something) and took a mighty chunk outta my man. We spent the reception at the emergency room. Funniest thing was that my sister had given us matching "I Married Stupid" t-shirts, and I was still wearing mine at the hospital. Nurse asks "Oh, how sweet, how long have you been married?" I am bawling and say "Oh, about five minutes". He lived, though blistered, smelled like burnt hair for weeks, and he has a really cute scar where his wedding ring melted to his finger (he says other guys may claim to have been scarred by marriage, he has proof!) And yes, the wedding pictures are hilarious...

Re: Kenny Rogers? I didn't mention the Silkie Song, but truth be told, when we got off the lift and I shouted across the mountain-top to my father that I'd just gone up the lift with "the Gambler"---that boy was off like a shot. Apparently he took issue with my swinging the lift chair, and calling out during choruses: "Okay, everybody on the right side of the mountain.....Left side....C'mon bunny slope, you can do better than that....Ya picked a fiiiine tiiiiime to leeeeeave meeeee Looooooceeeeeeeel...."

If any of this comes up at the committment hearing, I'll only deny it.
~JE


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Willlie-O
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 11:16 AM

13. I am currently in a college computer lab having knocked together a rather ancient P100 to show that I could do it, install a NIC and connect to the Internet. That part worked OK. I am still trying to install a Soundblaster 16 card so it will make sound.

14. Jen, that reminds me of my oddest gig ever: playing the firewalk wedding of the daughter of some interesting friends of mine. (The bride and groom spent their wedding evening with their feet immersed in tubs of warm water. So did the rather sheepish "minister" guy, who also walked the coals.) Firewalking may be a genuine phenomenon, so many folks have told me, but I don't recommend combining it with the tension and expectations of a wedding ceremony.

Willie-O


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 12:58 PM

18) I still have most, if not all, of the shoes/boots I have worn in the last 20 years....and one pair of low sneakers/tennis shoes that I bought in Lawerence, Kans. in 1971!...(there were several years I didn't wear them at all, but though worn, they are still reasonable comfortable and useful for tasks like climbing on the roof to clean the gutters)...

I also have a seldom worn pair of woolen based (the moths love them) US Army Arctic boots with felt liners. (making them appear like about a size 16 or so!) I got these from a shed in a surplus store I worked at in Wichita.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Don Firth
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 02:43 PM

Genie, after my sister, Patricia Firth, turned professional and started teaching figure skating, she taught for a time in Portland. One of her pupils was a little blonde girl, very feisty and determined. Yup. Tonya Harding.

Some of the competitive tactics she used later, she did not learn from Pat.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 04:04 PM

Bill D the greatest per capita concentration of unusually attractive people seems to me to be in Lawrence KS. What's going on there?

About church, my father took us fishing every Sunday, always as if it were a new idea he'd found in the newspaper just that morning. I wrote a short story about it, and the author James Still seemed to like it better than anything he'd read in twenty years. I'd put it to mere flattery, but Mr. Still was not the type to do that.

I have no idea what "monorchid" means, what it might be a typo for, and although I am a skeptic at heart, this state of not-knowing is driving me insane. Help, KingBrilliant.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Firecat
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 04:12 PM

Here's some more about me!

11) I called Ninepins at Redcar Folk Festival when I was 9.

12) Keith Donelly dragged me on stage and got me to sing at Crewe and Nantwich when I was 12. I'd got at him about singing "Pizza Hut" wrong!

13) I've got loads of phobias, including acrophobia (heights), brontophobia (thunderstorms), cynophobia (dogs), arachnophobia (everyone knows what that is!!), emetophobia (throwing up) and Mothophobia! I don't know what the real name is for that.

14) I can say hello in about 25 languages.

15) I'm sane!

Sorry, i got desperate on the last one.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 04:35 PM

I once built a tiny bug-shaped robot with Nitinol legs (Nitinol is a shape-memory alloy that jumps into a different shape when it is heated above a certain threshold, with considerable force). It was wired so sending digital data to it would make electricity flow or stop flowing through the different leg wires, heating them up or cooling them, and make it dance to a data flow. In theory I could have made it dance one way to a digital version of "War and Peace" and then show me a completely different jig if I sent it "Under Milkwood" or even a digital music file -- say "Swan Lake" or even "The Gambler" (wonder if it would have swaggered or schussed?).

A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: annamill
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 04:58 PM

I have been watching this thread with intense interest trying to come up with at least one obscure thing about me. I haven't been able to think of one. Maybe I need a new definition of obsure.

**BG**

Love, Annamill


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: TNDARLN
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 06:23 PM

1. I have tools and I know how to use them.
2. But I don't do electrical stuff- I'm not that kind of girl.
3. I've performed on stage with Mick Moloney.
4. No kids of my own, but I have the world's most perfect nephew.
5. Unlike me, my nephew will CERTAINLY HEAR FROM HIS SANTA!!!??!
6. I've moved 4 times in 10 years- houses,all- and finally I have good dirt!
7. I once hauled a perfectly useful galvanized trash can to a festival and was ridiculed incessantly by a fellow mudcatter for doing so.
8. I miss my Blue [blue heeler/ 12 years], and can't decide/bring myself to get another.....but I don't miss my ex, and can't decide/bring myself to get another one of those either.
9. A psychologist friend labeled me a "nester", but I don't have feathers.
10.Though my hearing is excellent, and in spite of my exceptional behavior, I have NOT HEARD from my Santa.   [did I mention that I haven't heard from my Santa????]


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Allan C.
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 08:25 PM

Anna, for starters, tell us about the places where you used to wait tables and of the people you met there.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: alanww
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 08:52 PM

1. I make my own bread, eat lots of fruit, like to drink Earl Grey tea, weak and without milk, hate chocolate cake but love oysters.
2. I was once London Junior Chess Champion.
3. I was once Midlands Pairs Bridge Champion.
4. I have been a member of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) for over twenty years, having been the founder chairman of our local branch.
5. I have been a morris man for nearly twenty years and am a member of four morris sides, having danced in Denmark, Holland, Germany, Ireland, Turkey, New England (USA) and Lithuania, as well as all over the UK.
6. I have been Captain of Mummers for the past sixteen years, arranging at least thirty performances per annum and usually performing as Father Christmas, as I don't need to wear an artificial white beard!
7. I have a son who has fenced sabre both for Great Britain under 20s and for England adults.
8. I am a Sidmouth Anchor Middle Bar singer, having lost my solo singing virginity there in 1997 aged 51, and I am now a member of three singing groups.
9. I started to learn to play the English concertina exactly two years ago from scratch, having never had any previous musical experience - its frustrating but enormously enjoyable, so why did I leave it so late in life?
10. I like dressing up and during the folk festival season I sometimes paint my toenails blue.

"As I rose up at break of day ..."
Alan


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 09:06 PM

MONORCHID: an individual who has only one testis or only one descended into the scrotum


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 09:24 PM

My Lord, the things you learn on the Mudcat!!! Does that mean there are two descended testicles on an orchid?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Tom Dowling
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 09:43 PM

My thanks to Haruo for the apt reference to the lyrics and the group name.

Tom D.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 09:58 PM

Geez, nnamill, even i know a couple of obscure facts about you, asnd we haven't even met!! :>) Not to mention what went on during those wild early Mudcat gathers by the water!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 10:11 PM

1.) I started singing and performing to overcome being shy in crowds.

2.) My memory *sucks*! I have *the* hardest time memorizing material. It can take me the better part of a month (of daily hammering), and even then, I may gaff on stage occasionally if I am not singing the piece regularly, or even more often if it is new.

3.) My hair aint really red. Hell, *I* don't even know what color it is anymore, really.

4.) I dislike being alone...extremely, but neither am I overly fond of really casual acquaintance type relationships. The kinds where you have nothing in common, but hang out anyway, just to have someone to be with.   

5.) I lie about my age...I usually round *up* by at least a year, sometimes as much as 4. That way, I look *really good* for my age. The honest truth is I am 41 (my sister, CarolC, can attest to this being the truth). However, I am considering trying on 45 for size this coming year.

6.) My kid amazes me. Daily. Something she will do or say will make me sit there and say "Wow!" each and every day.

7.) Anger is a defensive mechanism used to hide fear and hurt. Learned it as a kid, and it's damned hard to break (but I am learning).

8.) I'd rather be cleaning house, painting/decorating, cooking, sewing torn clothes, and all those "homemaker" kinds of things than working. Problem is, no one wants to pay me to do this in my *own* home.

9.) I am a little good at a lot of things, and only really good at a scant few.

10.) I mourned when my Mom died, and I miss her still, but there is a part of me that feels as if it were freed too. I don't have to be the black sheep...that role mostly died with her. And the part of me that mourns does so all the more when I think that she never really knew me for the complete person I am...only the caricature she believed was me from early on.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Deckman
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 11:46 PM

Celtic Soul ... I was very moved by your number ten! You have expressed a profound sadness in my families history. Thank you for posting it. Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Miken
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 12:11 AM

1. On my mother's side, I am descended from the Canadian explorers
   Jean Nicolet and Louis Joliet.

2. Janis Joplin once vomited on my feet at a party.

3. During the last five years I've come to truly enjoy living and
   spending much of my time alone; for the first time in my life.

4. I once sat next to Earl Scruggs on a flight from San Francisco to
   Denver. He slept the whole way!

5. I was in the first group of technicians trained to do chronic
   hemodialysis in Seattle in 1963 and am still doing it.

6. Sat next to Neil Sedaka on a flight frome New York to L.A. in the
   early seventies. He didn't sleep at all. We talked about our
   teen years, our children and parenting. He was on his way to Oz.

7. Alanww I hear ya about the concertina! I've recently started
   learning B/C button accordion from scratch at 61, and wish I'd done
   it a long time ago. It's my new passion in life.

8. I have a sailboat and spend as much time as I can in northern
   Puget Sound and coastal British Columbia waters.

9. Do lots of canoe camping in Northern Idaho and Inland B.C. with my
   brother Dave who also is my best friend.

Have to pause for thought. (I've been eating peanut butter (crunchy) and honey for years for breakfast..........)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 05:49 AM

I lost a finger, but he lost a bollock - now that's just careless!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 05:51 AM

I suppose that if body-parts go to heaven, then they may be happily reunited up there on a fluffy white cloud..........


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: alanww
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 05:58 AM

Kris: I will try to avoid the vision of you licking your own arse!
"... I heard the small birds sing ..."
Alan
PS What's a "monorchid"?


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 07:12 AM

1        At the age of 19 was knocked off my Lambretta scooter by a milk float which then ran over my left wrist – could account for the guitar playing style now.
2        Was once interviewed on the radio by Dave Burland
3        Booked the Jeff Beck group into a college dance for £125 at a time when Manfred Mann were asking £2000. The JB group had Rod Stewart on vocals at the time.
4        Came third in a national haiku competition to win a trip to Japan. The winners were printed in the Guardian (national UK newspaper) through the week with the winner on Friday – mine was Wednesday.
5        Paul Simon stayed the night in my flat after playing the local folk club just a few weeks before The Sound Of Silence went to number 1 in the States – he did mention that the record appeared to be selling. Consequently I own a signed copy of the,now deleted, Paul Simon Songbook
6        Living in Manchester in the late 60s/early 70s used to get abusive phone calls intended for Matt Busby when United had lost - he was ex-directory!
7        Learned to play the mandolin after being given an old one by my friend Tony Maher (we used to play in a duo together with him on mandolin and me on guitar)
8        Started to go grey in my twenties and used to pull the grey hairs out – I'd be bald if I tried it now
9        Was introduced to folk music in the 60s by John Conolly (and Bill Meek) and had the pleasure of booking him into a festival this summer
10        Have twin children one of whom lives in Seattle and the other in Pontefract – they both got married this year and I gave a speech at each wedding

R


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 07:18 AM

Alanww - monorchid = unitesticular. (one went bad & had to be chopped off [but not by me])


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bassic
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 07:26 AM

1- I have this one desire in life, to make the 300th post on a Mudcat thread, Bugger! missed again!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bassic
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 07:51 AM

Ok, here goes

1    I used to be a grave digger

2    My mother worked on the Enigma project during WW2

3    I believe in Twillingsgate

4    I once blew up Thurston Binns (if thats not obscure what is!)

5    My cousin is an actor on TV, played the dopey bike mechanic Malcolm on TV programe "Watching" with Emma Wray and Lisa Tarbuck. Now in the TV cop thing set on Mersyside. (I have never met him but apparently we share many physical characteristics)

6    I have a PURRfect pedegree Persian Pussy called Sally who came from the alley at the back of my house one night and decided to stay.(Unfortunately she forgot to pack her pedegree papers!)

7    I once organised the entertainment at a party for 3000 people lasting 4 days in Scarborough UK.

8    I had a nervous breakdown later that year!! (But the party was great!!)

9    I play my fiddle better between my knees than I do with it under my chin.

10   I once gave up my seat in a pub in Chiswick, London, to Jack Warner (Sgt George Dixon of Dixon of Dock Green and Blue Lamp fame)((the gossip at the bar was that the woman he was with wasnt his wife, shock horror!!!)) (((Dont tell anyone I said that by the way)))

Hope most of them are sufficiently obscure but they are all true (alegidly)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 07:58 AM

11. I just re-read this whole thread.

12. Ditto most of the peanutbutter combinations... eaten not because of culinary reasons, but I was always hungry as a teenager. When I came home late at night, I'd make toast and milk... there used to be 24 slices in a loaf of bread... I know, because I'd eat a loaf at night, swallowed down with a gallon of milk. I weighed 135 pounds as was 6 foot 1, when I graduated from highscool..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bassic
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 08:04 AM

Can this thread be split? PT 1, Pt2 Pt3? it takes forever to open now and shows no sign of giving up yet!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: alanww
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 08:30 AM

Kris:Ouch!
sic: Try clicking on the post number which gives it in 7 sections

If I had but my own heart in keeping ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 08:34 AM

Bassic - we're just trying to set you up for the 400


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 09:11 AM

Bassic

I too have a famous cousin whom I have never met - Nick Barmby who has played football(soccer) for England and is currently with Leeds United. I have traced the Barmbies back to the East Coast near Bridlington in the 1500s and I assume that they came from Scandinavia - anyway they ended up in Hull and all over the East riding.

R


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bassic
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 09:28 AM

Thanks for the tip Allan, instant access now! Nicky Barnby eh Rog! Now I know what he will look like in a few years time! Poor Bugger! Only joking :) (I can see a resembance tho, honest)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 10:28 AM

I wish it was only a few years time - more like 30 I think

R


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 10:56 PM

Your welcome, Bob...sometimes truths like that are lessened when shared. Whereas I would not wish the loss of a Mum on anyone else, let alone the regrets, it's nice to know that others understand.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 08:35 AM

Well, here's a few from me...

1. I once bit into a custard cream biscuit (UK type of cookie) and found half a wasp. (I'd eaten the other half).

2. I was asked when I was 16 to get married by a fijian man I had been dancing with at a party in London. I could be living in a mud hut on his island by now - foool fooool foooool..... (I said no).

3. I Broke my little finger on my left hand in 3 places, dislocated it, put it back in alignment myself propped up by two lollipop sticks and carried on roller skating.

4. I once appeared in Song of Praise in Liverpool Cathedral, in my brownies outfit - all you could see was my bobble hat. Didn't last long in the brownies as I didn't like sitting in cold churches.

5. I can wiggle my nostrils

6. At the age of 11 I saved a 5 year old girl from drowning in a hotel pool in Florida.

7. At the age of 25 I stopped a young teenage girl from throwing herself off a very tall bridge in my town by talking to her. Which was just as traumatic for me as it was her and very scary.

8. My great grandma came over from Ireland landing in Liverpool with no english and surrounded in mystery.

9. I found a long lost third cousin on the internet who visited me and was the double of my great uncle.

10. I can't stand the sight of cockroaches - shiver!

Ella


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 08:51 AM

bloody hell Ella, you're good to have around in a crisis!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 09:07 AM

Sir Roger--who is Matt Busby? I don't know and therefore am unable to dig it, dig it, etc.

I own a dictionary which does not list Monorchid. Fill in your own joke.

I once met a man from Latvia who had exactly the same 5 scars on his left hand as mine. It's hard to express how weird that seemed, how exactly they matched.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Declan
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 09:19 AM

I knew someone who was monorchid once.

He was a bit of a B**ll**cks !


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 09:39 AM

Fred

Matt Busby was the legendary manager of Manchester United (a world famous soccer club, for those who have been living in a cave sine the 1950s)who survived the Munich air crash that decimated the team in 1958 and re-built the team to eventually win the European Cup with a side that featured the best foorballer in the world ever - George Best.


Roger


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Don Firth
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 12:37 PM

Miken, regarding your 2 above, if what I've heard is true, I think that meant she liked you. . . .

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alice
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 01:45 PM

21. A fact that will dramatically change my life that I didn't know about myself until today - I just came back from an allergist/immunologist exam. I had a sensitivity test done to determine allergic reactions. My entire life I have had sore throats and sinus problems and finally I couldn't tolerate the breathing problems any longer. I was once told by an MD that going to an allergist would be a waste of time and money so I put it off until now. Today I found out I am allergic to feathers. I've slept with my head sandwiched between two feather pillows for as long as I can remember. I used to keep a cage of parakeets in my bedroom. I also dust with a feather duster almost every day. God, if I had only known this before, what misery I could have avoided. If you have mysterious ongoing health problems, see an allergist.

Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: annamill
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 02:13 PM

Napolion was monorchid! So, is orchid another word for testicle? "Aren't those beautiful orchids" takes on a whole new meaning. I won't be able to see an orchid without giggling.

That will be obsure. Giggling, I mean.

Funny. I tend to think of my life as an open book, but if I think really hard (not easy these days), I can think of a few obscure facts.

Allan, I've told everyone in some thread or other about my days in "The Village".

Amos, I think everyone knows I'm coming out to live in California!

I hate roaches too! Yuch!

Oh, I will lose my job at the end of this month and I've stopped drinking. Well, I still have a glass of wine when I go out to dinner and a cold beer with a sandwich, but that's far and few between.

I'm not upset about losing my job. I see it as an opportunity to finally retire. I'll do real estate and I will have a new web site and I will sell on e-bay AND I will not get up out of bed until I want to.

What fun!

I'm sure theres more obsure stuff but I have to go to work right now.

SOON!

Love, Annamill


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 02:44 PM

I've been mentioned or interviewed on 3 different radio stations, all BBC.... one of them 4 times!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alice
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 03:07 PM

Annamill, in all the years I've been on Mudcat, I've not read anything about you and the Village, had no idea you were moving to California or that you lost a job. See, you're facts are more obscure than you thought!!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 07:23 PM

Going for 400...

1. My great grandmother was a fur trapper (and a mule-skinner).
2. My High School record in the half mile stood for over 12 years before being broken. (I can still walk briskly for short distances.)
3. Nearly ejected from class as a college freshman for arguing with the visiting Nobel Laureate (Dr Paul Samuelson), who used his own version of my arguments in testimony to the US Senate about a month later (without crediting me, I might add).
4. I was "blackballed into retirement" for refusing to follow my boss's written order to commit a felony.
5. Appeared on television 3 times before my family owned a TV.
6. Never made it to the Met, but did get to play sax in a concert at the Brooklyn Art Museum back in '59.
7. I saw the movie "Strategic Air Command" 138 times (the summer I was a theater usher - it ran the entire summer).
8. When I was about nine, I could pluck, gut, clean, and cut up a chicken in under 3 minutes. (Granddad raised them, and one fall weekend a half-dozen of us would put 350 or so in the freezer.)
9. I hand-built the ultimate tub double-base several years ago. It's been to festivals in at least 3 states by now.
10. Once invited by unknown person to help him "loosen up" while I was standing around watching my (college) dorm's intramural wrestling(?) squad work out. Went nearly 45 minutes with him before he volunteered that - besides being about 45 pounds over my weight - he was on his way to Olympic Trials. Never got his name. He commented favorably on my "moves" and unfavorably on my lack of enough muscle to make use of them.
11. I am noted for brevity and incisive wit (you said obscure, and a lot of people don't notice that one).

John


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,open mike
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 08:35 PM

i can only roll my tongue to the left...
In 1998 I sailed in the Caribbean on a
4 masted clipper ship to see the total
eclipse of the sun-my daughters and I
had the good fortume of meeting and
hearing presentations made by Hale & Bopp
discoverers of the comet named after them,
who were both on the same ship.
I am not revealing anything about my uvula
or my orchids..
I have c9onstructed a labyrinth in my yard.
]I walk it occasionally as a meditation.
It is on the 39th parallel, as are several
others in the u.s. there is a plan to put
others on this same latitude-the ARTLINE
project.
I am compiling info on my ancestors-family
tree/genealogy fascinates me but i think it
should be spelled geneology...
i have to go now to play at my local cafe
as i do most every wed. nite


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,MMario's Secret Santa
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 08:51 PM

I've narrowed the choice down to a couple of items, but it might be helpful if MMario would post his obscure list here, just to give me a little extra material to work with! He's showing such restraint, since he hasn't even posted here. Or has he blocked the BS threads? Someone, rattle his cage, please!

Secret Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Genie
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 09:30 PM

Alanww,  A Campaign for Real Ale?  Sounds like a worthy cause!  Tell us more.

Miken ("Janis Joplin once vomited on my feet at a party.")  Now that's something to include in your autobiography!

Ella, (6. At the age of 11 I saved a 5 year old girl from drowning in a hotel pool in Florida.
7. At the age of 25 I stopped a young teenage girl from throwing herself off a very tall bridge in my town by talking to her.)
I'd hardly call those "obscure" facts about you.  At least not at all trivial!  Good on ya!

Annamill, are you coming to the San Diego area?

Hey, here's a thought.  Can folks put a link (links) to their posts in this thread into their Profile on the Mudcat Profiles page?  Might be more interesting than the where-I'm-from-and-how-I-make-a-living info.
 

OK, everybody -- RATTLE MMARIO!!

Genie


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 11:11 PM

Annamill, I don't recall hearing about you in the Village, either. Nor about your move to CA. Good luck and happiness to you!!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Miken
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 11:45 PM

Don. May be! But it didn't seem so at the time. Don't think I could
hav kissed her back!!!

Genie, Think I should have saved those shoes?? LOL.

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Nemesis
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 04:32 AM

* I once worked for the nephew of Gordon of Khartoum

* My Great-grandfather (Joesph Smith) was in the founding team of Arsenal Football Team and actually got his work mates to chip in 6d each towards it.

* His brother-in-law (my GggUncle)Charlie Williams - was apocrypcally the first and only goalkeeper to score a goal (from one end of the pitch to the other) before the FA made it illegal.

* I can move my eyes in two different directions at once.

* I decided (wrongly) to get married after being charged and chased by a herd of aggressive African elephants .. in Africa BTW!

* My other GF baked Prince Charles' Christening Cake and the Queen's engagement cake.

* I probably have the biggest appendix scar ever in the World (that was going to be "minute and below my bikini line" according to the surgeon.

* I always want to drink a glass of milk after eating mincemeat pies at Christmas

* My Grandfather and I shared exactly the same taste in degrees and time scale of decaying cheese

* I gave birth to my son on 3/11/89 on a carpet that I subsequently gave to Trevor Crozier, folk musician, who's birthday is also the 3 October.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 05:25 AM

Genie...

I just happened to be in the exact spot at the time someone needed help. On both cases no one else had known it happened. With the little girl, she was on her own in the pool and got into difficulties, and she was so terrified her parents would go mad with her we decided we wouldn't tell, as long as she didn't go in the pool on her own again.

With the teenage girl, it was late in the eve, and not many people about, just me and another person saw her. She was so embarassed and once again scared her parents would find out, that once we'd talked to her, and reasoned with her. She came to the decision she didn't want to do it anyways. So we just took her home and she was ok.

It tends to be quite often I get into these situations, somehow it just happens. Last winter I was travelling on a road at 1am, no other car, when BAM a car came wizzing from the other direction and crashed itself into the barrier.

I don't know why - but I seem to be around these things when they happen. I'd actually prefer not to be as I get pretty shaken up each time. I think alot of it is because I'm usually travelling home late in the eve or the early hours of the morning after gigs and sessions and well, that's when alot of these things happen.

Here's some more...

11. My grandfather had harmonica lessons with Larry Hagler

12. I'm learning Welsh at the moment. (Dw i'n dysgu Cymraeg)

13. As well as roaches, slugs come near the top of my hate bug list

Ella


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Metchosin
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 05:34 AM

1. Recently, I constructed a headlamp for myself using white LEDs.
2. I shot a house cat when I was ten, while training cougar hounds with my father. (..........sorry..........)
3. Not surprisingly, apparently my first words as a baby were not "Mama" and "Dada" but "pardon me" when I was being burped
4. I can dredge up more facts from my head about microscopic worms than most people would care to know.
5. In Grade 9, I was expelled from school for wearing mascara.
6. I breastfed my first child for two and a half years.
7. Brownie McGee accused me of wearing shoe polish for perfume.
8. In Grade 6, I raised my hand in class and asked the teacher if I could be excused so that I could go home to let the budgie out of the refridgerator.    She let me.      
9. I installed a 200 Amp service and did all the electrical wiring for our house.
10. I pierced my brother's ear when he was young using a potato and a sewing needle sterilized in candle.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: alanww
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 06:37 AM

Hi Genie.
CAMRA is a consumer pressure group established in the 1970s when all the big breweries were buying up and closing down the small ones and were pushing pasturised gassy beer on us rather than wanting to take the trouble of letting the beer mature naturally in the barrel (its not so gassy then!). Its been very successful but there are still many battles to fight such as ensuring the pubs get back the right to not be tied to having to take beer from only one (big) brewery. Many are independent but unfortunately most are not.

"Come landlord fill the flowing bowl ...!" Hicc!!
Alan


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 07:34 AM

Fact number 11 - I too am a CAMRA member


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Willie-O
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 09:55 AM

Why can't i stay away from this thread? It's ridiculous on a dialup connection.

Worse yet, having gotten it all loaded I don't feel right about not posting to it.

I saw the Rolling Stones in Toronto, during the tour that Rolling Stone magazine assured its readers, would be their last ever. In the same sentence the writer pronounced that Dylan would never tour again.

The year was 1975. If you're going to be wrong, be REALLY wrong.


W-O


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 10:06 AM

I have been living in a cave since the 1950's. (Thanks Sir Roger, now I can dig it.)

I find appendix scars attractive, ever since my Russian hippie babysitter showed us hers, causing a 15 minute puberty, comparable to spontaneous combustion, or the Lon Chaney Jr. werewolf transformation. She asked me if I needed an aspirin.

Junior Wells once stopped by to see my father-in-law, who wasn't home. My wife was a child but tried to mix him some sort of drink,   and he was merrily dancing with her and her sisters in their basement when my wife's grandmother arrived and was scandalised.

The only stitches I've ever had were in the orchids area, near the peonies.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 10:07 AM

Metchosin, hats off to you! We have much in common. Sad to have to make the point, but it shouldn't be unusual to nurse your children that long (it's not like you're the only source of nutrition that whole time!). It was the same with me and my two children. Love the story about the budgie, and I'm in awe of the electrical wiring! I'm tackling rerouting and wiring the television cable and telephone wires, but I haven't tried the electrical system. I need a fan installed, and would do it myself but for figuring out where the juice would connect (it'll be a new outlet, not replacing something in that part of the ceiling already) and installing the switches. . .

Anyway, nice to read your list! And Ella, I have a number of first aid stories that your list reminds me of. I was a member of a Mountain Rescue team, for those occasions when rescue and first aid were necessary for people in the mountains where technical skills were required to reach them. More than once, on my own hiking, I came across individuals who weren't going to make it out of their hike on their own. For example, on the trail from Kennedy Hot Springs that comes down from the Pacific Crest Trail I one time talked total strangers into carrying the backpack and gear for a fellow suffering from disorientation and dehydration and other health problems. I stayed with him and slowly walked him out, practically force-feeding him water along the way. When we reached the trailhead a couple of hours later everything was there and others in the parking lot were able to help him with salty food, etc. I'm afraid if I'd just walked past him, I'd have been called out later anyway, with the entire group, so we could carry him out. The only disadvantage to this kind of good deed is that my employer (the Forest Service) didn't pay me the overtime for the day because no official call for help had been issued.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Kim C
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 12:03 PM

Wilco, I've lived in Tennessee 27 of my 35 years. I have never rented shoes and I have always had running water in my home. Here in Nashville we're even advanced enough to have skyscrapers and cell phone service. And golly gee, I went to school all the way through COLLEGE!

Number 9, however, I can't argue with. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Nerd
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 12:36 PM

1) I currently have four jobs

2) I have two advanced degrees in folklore (maybe that's why I NEED four jobs!)

3) I hope to win the lottery but never buy a ticket; I figure my chances of winning are not substantially worse that way!

4) I have had dinner with Eli Wallach, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein (at different times!)

5) I write bad poetry and worse fiction, but

6) I am a professional writer

7) The five bottles of alcoholic beverages in my house are port, calvados, aguardiente, mead and gin

8) I consume elderberries almost every day

9) Given my druthers, I would eat nothing but Asian food

10) I find myself replying to BS much more often than "real" music threads--especially narcissistic threads like this one!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Metchosin
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 01:18 PM

maybe even more in common than you might think SRS and actually for the first seven or eight months I was her only source of food, although I think at the time, my nursing became extended not because of any health or comfort benefits for my child, but because for a long while, nobody explained to me me how to actually stop.

I did work as a Park Naturalist for a couple of years. However the only ropes I came close to using then, would have been in order to garotte small boys who insisted on jumping up and down on chum salmon carcasses so they could watch the eggs pop out. Never actually show children how salmon reproduce. I also recall spending an inordinate amount of time demonstrating the trick of getting bananna slug slime off your hands.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 01:29 PM

True--at first they're dedicated nursers. I never used babyfood with my two, as they watched us eat they wanted to try it, so I cut or ground up a lot of stuff and fed them that way. No acclimation from jars of baby food. Ugg! They say that kissing might be an offshoot of an activity where mothers chewed up food then pushed it into baby's mouths. That would be BG--Before Gerber. :-)

Looks like Deckman was right--I missed a few of my own obscure facts. (Like knowing that one can remove slug slime from the bottom of one's feet with hot water, soap, and a Dobie pad).

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Metchosin
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 01:46 PM

ooh, never, never put water on slug slime, it just exacerbates the problem, just rub it with dry hands and it rolls off like little dry snot balls. It also leaves your hands and feet amazingly clean and stain free.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 11:11 PM

I think I always enjoyed the challenge of scrubbing it off. I never tried a dry removal method. Scrubbing of slug slime also gave me a nice opportunity to (with hot water and the nylon scrubber) grind off callouses. ;-)

Say, maybe they use something like slug slime to help Moleskin stick so well to feet? Ha!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bassic
Date: 22 Nov 02 - 12:07 AM

I think there is a chance of getting John9 from Hull to post his ten facts soon, just been prompting him with a few ideas and he was having a bear9 while he thought about it, it wouldnt be complete without him!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mandomad
Date: 23 Nov 02 - 08:40 PM

1. Just become a grandad this year after giving up hope.
2. Went to a boarding school from five to eight years old,taught by nuns and ex-concentration camp guards.
3. Married three times, first wife went off with a bloke who was Living in a Box, eventually.(The group).
4. Saw Buddy Holly perform live twice when I was thirteen years old.
(At the Trocadero, Elephant and Castle and the Davis theatre, Croydon).



5.Played in five Rock bands, three jazz bands(all on bass), four country bands, and seven folk bands.
6. Wasn't allowed to sing with any of the the rock bands!!!
7. Shouldn't have been allowed to sing with the folk bands, but frequently did, and do!!!
8. Drive a fork lift for a living(is it?)
9. Love Beer.
10. Love Beer.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Neighmond
Date: 23 Nov 02 - 10:27 PM

1.Grew up in the bland midwestern U. S. soft rock/early eighties country music territory (Iowa)

2.Graduated High Schol with a D avarage but had a 3. avarage in college.

3.Didn't play piano untill college or guitar untill two years ago.

4.an indentical twin

5. a Horologist

I am so obscure all I can find are five
Fwiw
Chaz


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jim Krause
Date: 23 Nov 02 - 11:51 PM

11. I was a member of DENSA at age 5 but they kicked me out at age 6.
12. I am the only person in my family who is related to Sir Roger de Coverly
13. I used to gross out my college roommate by spreading peanutbutter on a Winesap apple and eating it.
14. I never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
That's all for now, I guess.
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Gloredhel
Date: 24 Nov 02 - 03:32 AM

11. My half-brother is 23 years older than I am. Which makes him the same age as the parents of many of my friends.

12. My dad has a cousin named Jim Carter. He's not a former president of the US, though.

13. I won a putting tournament of the local Junior Golf Club when I was ten, beating the boy who'd won it the previous year (he was very upset to have lost to a girl).

14. I had the highest single SAT score of anyone who has graduated from my high school to date (one boy got ten points higher if you took his verbal score from his first test and the math from the second), and received a National Merit Commendation (i.e. "you're not smart enough for us to give you money, but here's a nice piece of paper for you").


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mandomad
Date: 24 Nov 02 - 12:43 PM

11. I went to the same school as David Bellamy, the naturalist with the strange voice, who lived around the corner from me in Cheam.
12. I was born on the same date as the Battle of Waterloo, tho' considerably later, and my brother was born on same date as the Battle of Hastings, even more later.
13. I share a birthday with Paul McCartney, and my brother has the same date as Cliff Richard.
14. Was Northern Busking champion with Sir Roger de Beverley, in a group called Sticky Wicket, (or Sticky Wickey as the local rag once called us) several times. (sounds grander than it really was).
15. Was arrested for Busking (well actually - Causing an Obstruction) outside Marks & Spencers in Wakefield. The police let me offt tho'. (my best mate and drinkin' buddy was Station Sergeant at the Police Station)!!!
16. Have two cats, Buddy (after Holly), and Kipper after the fish.
17. Spend most the summer weekends dossing about in Whitby, and playing in Tap & spile Sunday sessions.
18. Probably hold a World record for breaking strings(and infecting those playing with me with the same virus)> ask Sir Roger!!!
19. Jingle , my wife, learnt to play autoharp whilst I was on the late shift. Without me knowing.
20. My favourite film is David Lean's Great Expectations, followed closely by Oh Brother,Where Art Thou?

             I'm sorry I got greedy and nicked another ten obscure facts, just got carried away.


                        mandomad


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: HuwG
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 02:47 PM

Just keeping the thread simmering, in case somebody wants to post message number 400 ...


15. An uncle, on my father's side of the family, was once a magistrate (in Gateshead, North-East England). I haven't spoken to him for many years, now. Partly, we have all drifted away, and I like to think that we "black sheep" of our families, have some principles to uphold [tongue firmly in cheek].
16. Another uncle, on my mother's side this time, emigrated to Australia and died there a few years ago.
17. I recently achieved a long-held ambition, and played guitar along with "Guitar George" Borowski, all right, a mere half dozen chords before somebody snatched it off me, at a friend's "house-microwaving" party (she got the house after a contested divorce, this was its "re-warming"); but it still counts, in my book.
18. I once travelled thirty miles in a coffin. (My little brother owned a BSA C11 motorcycle, at one time. It had a sidecar, the body of which had rusted away, and been replaced with a plywood coffin.)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 05:07 PM

11. I name all my animal friends after rocks. Dogs-Zircon and Jade, Cat-Cinnabar, Rooster-Alabaster, Chickens- Ruby, Opal, Agate, Emerald.
Deceased animals- Diamond (in the rough), Topaz, Jet, Jasper.
12. I sang to Shawn Phillips on his stage while he was tearing down from a show. I was more than half drunk on tequila. He autographed all my old album covers and said he would come to play at my place for $1,500.00. (He is now a fireman down in Texas)
13. (This is the last one I will post to this, I swear it is!) I played harp for Jonny Lang when he was just starting out. I think he was about 14, at a tavern in Northern MN. Then I pissed him off when I told him I had always wanted a virgin.(he claimed he wasn't one)
what post number are we at now?
Peace, Rustic


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 10:37 PM

in response to Fred Miller WAY back up there..(I had not read the rest until tonight)

"Bill D, the greatest per capita concentration of unusually attractive people seems to me to be in Lawrence KS. What's going on there?"

well, Lawrence is a bit like Fort Collins, Colorado(where the coeds I saw nearly made me step on my tongue)...it is a college town, and LOTS of attractive young folk are about...other than that, I can't say....(Now in Omaha, they all seemed to be farm girls and WELL fed on corn....)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: CarolC
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 11:44 PM

Oops, Genie! I lost track of this thread and didn't see your question until just now.

I was a wildlife rehabilitation worker and after that, a zookeeper back in the 1970s. With species like raccoons that were native to the areas where I was living, I would take in orphaned babies, raise them, and then release them when they reached maturity.

The idea was to try to imitate the way a mother raccoon would raise her young as much as possible. So what the babies were telling me was that they were hungry or scared or just checking to make sure I was nearby, or whatever, and I would use the sounds a mother raccoon would make to communicate things like "get over here", or "everything's ok", or "Danger!", etc.

;-)

I can verify what Celtic Soul has said about her age, but only as a probibility. We found her in the cabbage patch (I think the Stork brought her or something), so we're not exactly certain.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Mudlark
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 03:56 AM

Thank god and max for page breaks!

1. When I was 9 I went on a kids show with my dog--we were a hit and I met Bing Crosby on the way out.

2. Stole a basketball from Bullocks Westwood on a dare...just walked out of the store with it.

3. Wore beatnik black, haunted the coffee houses of Venice, CA and wrote bad poetry

4. Was an afficianado of the bullfights in my misspent youth...even I can't believe that now.

5. Hung out at Rosarito BEach when it was just a big, beautiful hotel, with the best margaritas and best mariachis in Baja.

6. I had to follow Jose Felliciano on an open mic night in a folk club called The Gate of Horn

7. When I was young I could hold my liquor so well I was always the designated driver

8. Once owned an island called Charles in the Trincomali Channel.

9. Had the only outhouse in Madison Co., Ark. with a real toilet seat, an electric light for those nighttime visits, AND a window.

10. Can slice homemade bread straight.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 08:11 AM

Oh, hell:

*I was on television at at age 7 and again at age 10 -- and it was 45 years before they let me on again.

*One brother owns a lightly used coffin, a canoe, a boat, a motorcycle, two cannons, and ten swords. My other brother is a bit strange.

*My father was a carpenter and my mother a lady (no foolin'!)

*My brothers, wife, and I do historical re-enactment -- using my grandfather's still to demostrate distilling!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 09:38 AM

Since there seems to be a sub-plot to this thread having to do with peanut butter and whatever combinations.....

Someone way back toward the beginning of this thing was raving about peanut butter and bacon. I tried it last night and found it to be an exceedingly mediocre combination. I don't think it will become a staple around here.

Just a little extra BS to keep this thread on track toward 400.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 10:51 AM

I only just found this thread and couldn't resist it. In fact I've only had a computer for two weeks, so I am almost a virgin, in that sense. Reading the others got me thinking about some of my more obscure facts, so here goes:

1. I can touch my nose with the tip of my tongue.

2. I went to a concert in the early 60's where the Rolling Stones were a support act for Roy Orbison.

3. I once had my photo taken with Cilla Black

4. When I was at a folk festival a few years ago, a large piece of wood fell on my head - while spending a few hours in hospital, I wrote a silly poem about it and performed it, complete with black eye, the next day at the festival. A couple of weeks later, I started a folk club and joined a community choir, so it obviously did something to me!

5.For a few years I worked for a kid's show host who was well known in Australia. I was supposed to be his housekeeper, but had to do some strange things for him sometimes, such as helping him dress up as Santa, painting his nose red and stuffing a pillow up his Santa suit.

6.My great great grandparents both had children when they married, and later when their children grew up, they fell in love and got married, too.

7.My dad was 21 years older than my mother, and already had 4 teenage children, so now I have lots of nephews and nieces older than me (shades of I am my own grandpa, but that's another thread)

8.I talk to the trees - and they talk to me too!
"I talk to the trees, that's why they put me away!" (Spike milligan)
I'm not sure if I believe in past lives - I didn't last time either

9.I'm an ageing hippie/activist/bodhran playing/folkie/witch.

10. I'm a closet fiddle player (probably the best place for me).

Just a couple of questions -                                    

Willie-O, you said you were born on 22nd August, 9 months after Christmas. By my calculation that is only 8 months. Have you been laboring under a misapprehension all this time? I was born on 28th September, which is much closer.

Liz the squeak, I was in the UK last year, touring with my choir. My friend Rhymin' Simon, who is also in the choir, stayed on a bit longer, in August, to go to some festivals and he said he met someone who called herself Liz the squeak. Could that be you? He was tall with a long grey beard.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 11:02 AM

Mudcat is full of witches....just gotta be able to spot them


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 11:14 AM

Nothing to be obscure about on those MUDCAT SAMPLER CDs!! You can bring them RIGHT OUT OF THE CLOSET!! Witches, wise, or otherwise -- they have something for everybody!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Raptor
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 11:39 AM

1 I have 6 rats in my bedroom

2 My grandda signed Newfoundland on to Canada

3 I collect roadkilled animal skulls and clean them with peroxide.

4 I saved a kids life on the ice of Lake Simcoe in 1999

5 I have problem foot persperation

6 I love skiing

7 I quit smoking after 20 years At 2 pack/day thanks to Little Hawk's Bitching amoung others.

8 I can't spelll

9 I'm a serious birdwatcher

10 I have ADHD


Raptor


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 12:04 PM

Say, Raptor!! Do you have the WHOLE SET of Mudcat CDs???

Come out, come out wherever you are!~! They'll make your day!

THanks for saving that life!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,daylia
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 12:44 PM

This sounds like fun! You mudcats have wonderful obscurities - here's some of my own.

My real name's not 'daylia'!

When my cat gets herself in a foul mood, attacking my feet as I walk by, sometimes I get out my diggery-doo and blast her with some really loud notes. This shocks her back into her usual laid-back mood. I only do it when there's no one else around though ....feel a little guilty about it.

I talk to trees and chipmunks and rocks and sunsets. If I listen the right way they talk back!

I record my dreams and take them very seriously. Sometimes I make major changes in my life because of what my dreams show me. My dreams never lie!

My favorite breakfast is banana-and-waffle sandwiches.

I smoke ... but only outside. Not even Little Hawk has managed to "cure" me yet ... tobacco is a sacred plant for good reason!

Sometimes even one beer or drink makes me feel sick. This really bugged me in my youth, but now I'm old and wise and I don't care!

I actually enjoy shovelling snow. Not what the plow leaves at the end of my driveway though!

I was born with what they call 'perfect pitch'. I try not to let this show, though. It can be a real handicap sometimes, like when I'm playing a transposing instrument or one that's not at concert pitch. When my hands are playing one thing and my ears are hearing another, I can get totally confused. Feels like being cross-wired! Also, my family and musical friends tend to drive me nuts with "what's that chord? What's that note?" when they are trying to figure out something 'by ear'. So don't tell anyone .... and thanks for listening to my bitchin'.

Although people who know me think I'm a 'pagan' because I love practicing earth-spirituality, ceremonial magic and Eastern-style meditation, I LOVE JESUS AND THE ANGELS! And they love all of my 'pagan' ways .....

Was that ten? Felt like ten! That's enough, anyway!

Cheers!

daylia


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mytoycar
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 05:07 PM

1 I have a passion to get my back peirced ,
2 I've had my ears pieced 13 times
3 I have big breasts
4 and ones bigger than the other


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 11:54 PM

Daylia, I'm with you on being a pagan. The great thing about it is that it is all-embracing. It is about having respect for all living beings and personal freedom and making a difference with love, not judgment and "being right" Therefore I love Jesus and Buddha and all the great teachers and shamans of the world. We are all connected.   

In the spirit of this, could I mention that, as I speak, Sydney,Australia is experiencing a serious outbreak of bushfires in the outer suburban areas, so could anyone who believes as I do that sending positive energy can make a difference, please send some here?


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,daylia
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 12:45 PM

JennyO, thanks for being a 'kindred spirit'. We ARE all connected! I see each of the different belief systems/religions as colours of the same rainbow, so to speak. To know and embrace each colour in it's uniqueness is to bring unity and beauty and healing to my world - both inside and outside myself. Whatever I create within myself ripples out to effect everything and everyone I touch ...

Sorry to hear about the bushfires in Australia. Positive energy is coming your way now ... I'll try visualizing rainclouds sending gentle healing waters over the area while I go out for my walk this morning.

Ever heard of the "Lost Mode of Prayer"? This takes 'prayer' one step further than the usual pleading for supernatural help, which always tends to reinforce feelings of powerlessness, for me anyway.

It's about imagining that what you are praying for - say world peace or an end to those fires - has ALREADY HAPPENED. What would that look like, feel like? Let your mind play with these images, and fill yourself with the emotions that those imaginings produce (joy, relief, gratitude, whatever). Your emotions are then empowering the thought-images you've created, making them physically 'real'. Know that this is so - our thoughts, empowered by emotion and directed by our will/intent, are what create all of our experiences, good or ill. We DO have the power to change our world however we choose! If we only learn to use that power effectively ... to create what we WANT instead of what we DON'T want ...

You can find out more about the "Lost Mode of Prayer" on Gregg Braden's website, if you like. Just search for 'gregg braden'. Most interesting stuff ...

Happy trails

daylia


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Lyle
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 05:35 PM

JennyO

Sending lots of positive energies your way re the brush fires.

But I have a question about your #1. "I can touch my nose with the tip of my tongue."

Would that be because of a long tougue or a very short nose?? Curious minds want to know!

Lyle


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Pooby
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 06:21 PM

I sent in my 10 factoids way back when (around number 100, I think), but since then I've had beaucoup fun following the thread, so I decided to inflict the merriment on friends and family. I sent out a gang email to about 20 or so, and the results are now rolling in. Like the M'cat thread, some serious, some interesting, some dumb, some ROTFLMAO. (I found out from my kid sister that she once had sex with a uniformed NYPD officer in a doorway on Wall Street.) So thanks again to the creative soul(s) behind this thread. And why not try it out yourselves on your own friends and family.
Poobs


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Willie-O
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 06:58 PM

jennyO--HIYA SIS!

Willie-O, you said you were born on 22nd August, 9 months after Christmas. By my calculation that is only 8 months. Have you been laboring under a misapprehension all this time? I was born on 28th September, which is much closer.

Not all this time. Just since I thought of it. Math is not my strong suit. Neither is simple arithmetic, though I should be able to manage this one....

Duhnhhhhhhhhh.
W-O


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 07:00 PM

To answer Lyle first - normal nose and long stretchy tongue. It's an impressive party trick, although some people are a bit grossed out by it. Thanks for the positive energy.

And to daylia, thank you for what you wrote. It really lets me experience, first hand, feeling connected. I believe we can change things with our thoughts. I had not heard of "The lost mode of prayer" before, or Gregg Braden, but I do use visualization to create the realities of things that I want. I can do small stuff, like finding parking spots, so much that my friends joke about my legendary ability. With more important things, one thing I have noticed is that even when things don't seem to be going the way I want, there is usually a bigger picture, a reason which becomes evident further down the track, sometimes it is a lesson I need to learn. Have you read any books by Gary Zukav? I can recommend "Seat of the Soul" I'll look up Gregg Braden's website - should be interesting. You might be interested to know that there was a cool change last night and the Blue Mountains even had some rain. Sydney missed out on the rain, however, and there are still strong gusty winds which we need to drop. The fire danger is still very high and there are still about 40 fires burning. Although I live in an inner suburban area of Sydney(East Ryde), the unthinkable happened last night - a large fire sprang up in a reserve two streets away, and I spent a sleepless night lying in bed listening to the wind and smelling the smoke, having made a list of things to take if I was evacuated, and having filled the gutters with water and hosed down the house. Today this fire has died right down but others are still raging. Just the process of making the list makes you think about what really matters and what you really need. First on the list was my cat Onyx, followed by photo albums, important papers, my mandolin, fiddle and drums, my CD's, my camera, followed by stuff like my computer, stereo, etc etc. Anything further down the list than the musical instruments would have been a bonus. In fact, so would anything more than me and my cat. This would make an interesting thread, wouldn't it! Top 5 things you would take if your house was about to burn down. I've never started a thread and I'm not sure I'd know how. In fact I've only had a computer for 3 weeks and I'm still feeling my way around. My lovely brother in Paris gave it to me as an early Christmas present and my equally lovely son put it together and set it up,and already I am spending heaps of time on it, lots of it on Mudcat. Keep sending your lovely positive energy and I am sure it will make a difference.

                               JennyO


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Matt_R
Date: 06 Dec 02 - 12:53 AM

1. I enjoy building scale models of WWII German tanks & vehicles.

2. I won a bicycle as 1st place prize in a nationwide art contest sponsored by Crayola, as well as $250 dollars in an Olympic poster contest sponsored by AT&T.

3. My confirmation name is Columcille.

4. I am descended from Longobard (Lombard) tribesmen, who in 1000 A.D. (after their sack of Rome) established the town in Italy my great grandparent's came from.

5. I can sing in Japanese.

6. I can bend my back in such a way that I can fold myself completely in half ( I often sleep like this too).

7. I have never been kissed (romantically).

8. I have collected almost every one of the Toybiz Lord of the Rings figures (so far).

9. I dropped out of school after 1st grade and was homeschooled until I was 17.

10. I read NME magazine religiously.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Partridge
Date: 06 Dec 02 - 06:44 AM

1.        I have a kayaking qualification up to instructor level
2.        I was born in Africa
3.        I cry when listening to sad songs
4.        I can make some horrible faces and have taught my children    how to make them
5.        I make divine lasagne
6.        A girlfriend of mine can pee standing up and did so in the film "The Full Monty"
7.        I once appeared on the big breakfast and won a prize
8.        I am too trusting
9.        I am a middle child
10.        I ran away from home twice and both times the postman found me
10.5    I used to be Patrish


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 06 Dec 02 - 09:15 AM

Mytoycar--which one?

Partridge--I once explained to a woman I'd just met, who had an older brother and a younger sister, that she was not a middle child but a First-girl, and proved by algebra that her family had no middle child. You're not trying to claim middle child status are you?

Matt R, Do 1+8 perhaps = 7?

Someone found this odd--I only use regular soap and hot water to shave.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,daylia
Date: 06 Dec 02 - 09:24 AM

JennyO - how's the fire situation near Sydney? Still had those rainclouds on my mind as I fell asleep last night.

I agree that these situations often happen for a 'bigger reason' that we don't understand right away. In fact I was going to mention that in my post yesterday, but it wouldn't have sounded very helpful at the time.
Sonetimes it's wiser to focus on the trees, not the whole forest, so to speak.

Gary Z's books have often caught my eye - I'll check them out!

Meantime, hope all is well for you and your kitty ....

Hope my positive energy is as long and stretchy as your tongue!

- daylia


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Partridge
Date: 06 Dec 02 - 10:47 AM

Fred, middle one of three daughters...............


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Dec 02 - 11:18 AM

Helping this on the way to 400, a few more..

A snapshot O took of my mom feeding my sister's cat spaghetti off of her fork was one of eight top prize winners in a statewide Kodak competition. They gave me a 10 X 12 blowup of it which was displayed at the national level in Washington D.C. I had it framed and matted and we used it at mom's graveside service when she passed away.

My friend, Ricky Miller, and I were on television when we were in 6th grade. We played a duet of Silent Night on our violins.

I got to sing with the Pesuasions in a class they held the next day after a concert. I also got to interview them for a pre-concert article. Also interviewed INXS, Moody Blues, Sawyer Brown and a few other groups for articles I wrote for the statewide newspaper. My first paid-for newspaper gig was reviewing a local college production of Guys and Dolls. That parlayed into a monthly op/ed column which lead to a national weekly column.

I have a scar on my right hand where sealing wax burnt me. As a kid I used it on all of my notes and letters!

I stepped out of our family car once on a picnic in the mountains of Colorado and right at my feet was a perfect arrowhead.

I once made all of my Christmas presents from gourds grown in my garden.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Matt_R
Date: 06 Dec 02 - 12:44 PM

I didn't get the 1+8 thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 06 Dec 02 - 08:26 PM

Partridge--yikes. I have an older brother and a little sister myself. Being a middle child is a little like having all 4 wisdom teeth out, you don't sit for those 2-wisdom teeth war-stories. My wife is a first-girl who used to try to pass as a "middle-child."

MattR, just teasing you as to whether 1. building models, and 8. collecting Lord of the Rings figures maybe had any causal relation to 7. never been kissed. But seriously I envy you what you can look forward to, because you wind up always wanting to recapture it--not that you can't, but you can't all the time.

--I've been with one woman since I was 17, which is a little more than 20 years ago. I count it as obscure since not even she knows it for a fact.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 06 Dec 02 - 09:42 PM

There are currently about 80 fires in and around Sydney, and the one near my place has died off. There are some very bad fires in the north west part of Sydney, right near the F3 freeway which is the main route north from Sydney to the Central Coast. I was intending to visit my son up there today to see his new house and I am still debating whether I should go. He thinks I should come and other people are telling me I'd be mad to go. I'm not usually so indecisive but I just don't know. One thing I should bear in mind is that in the past I have rarely regretted things I have done, usually things I have NOT done. The road has been closed intermittently but it is open at the moment. I don't think it would be dangerous - I just might get stuck in traffic or find it hard to get back tomorrow. My flatmate can look after my cat so that's not a problem. I'll be deciding within the next half hour. Looking for a sign.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Matt_R
Date: 07 Dec 02 - 12:34 AM

Ok, I get it now Fred. What can I say, I'm a dork for life.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 07 Dec 02 - 06:49 PM

Matt R, well you're in the ruling class, or is it nerds that run the world now? I've never been sure of the difference.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 07 Dec 02 - 09:57 PM

I went up to the Central Coast yesterday and came back without any mishap, and I'm glad I did. It was just very smoky, that's all.

So one more fact I could add about myself, I suppose, is that I don't live my life in fear. Yay!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Merritt
Date: 07 Dec 02 - 10:57 PM

Well, maybe one more..

11. Once, many years ago, while sitting in a woman friend's living room on a Sunday morning reading the NY Times, I heard a strange, sing-songy cry behind me and turned to see her dance out of the kitchen ON FIRE. Apparently, she'd reached across a burner on the stove to get something, flame touched shirt and poof. Wrapped her in a blanket, just a few minor burns, really….something you don't forget

- Merritt


"It's all one big note." – F. Zappa


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ebbie
Date: 08 Dec 02 - 12:20 AM

* For 26 years my birthday was on November 24th. Then I found a calendar of that year and discovered I'd been born on the 28th instead. (Everyone agreed that it had been Thanksgiving Day when they woke up that morning.) So I'm four days younger than I used to think. My birth wasn't registered, until I had it done in my 30s, because I was born in a North Dakota blizzard and the midwife couldn't make it to the house.

* I saved my adopted sister from drowning. My family nurtured foster children for a number of years and one day we went to the river to swim. Each of us older ones (I was 15) were assigned two children each to watch- mine were two little boys: Tommy, age 5 and Torlik, 10 months. With Tommy by the hand and Torlik on my left arm I waded into the water. Something made me turn to my left and there behind me was Jeannie, age 3, lying on her back under the surface, her eyes and mouth wide open.

I flung Torlik to my right arm, Tommy grabbed me by the thigh and I scooped Jeannie up with my left arm, lost her once and swooped again. Then with her lying over my left leg to help her drain, I lurched for the riverbank, yelling for someone to come help me. As I got close, I looked up and on the bank were three siblings watching us, mouths agape. Gads, I was angry.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 08 Dec 02 - 08:28 PM

Just to keep this thread alive:
11)I saw "A hard day's night" 7 times in about 10 days - by then I knew most of the script off by heart.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Allan C.
Date: 08 Dec 02 - 10:42 PM

Then you must know, Jenny, that it was there that Ringo supposedly coined the term, "groty" which later became "grody" (from the word, grotesque).
Consider becoming a member, Jenny. There are no hidden catches and the Personal Message feature can be quite nice.

Additional facts about me:

I am very safety conscious and am always alert (especially in the workplace) for potential safety issues.

My first starring stage appearance was in the role of "The Littlest Christmas Tree" in fourth grade. Mom made my costume. It consisted of a Kelly green, felt, A-line skirt with a similar overshirt and a conical hat. No photos were taken, fortunately.

I once aspired to become a high school choir teacher/director. I had a hero who was one and who inspired and nurtured my musical potential. I wanted to emulate him. While I don't regret not having followed the path that would have led me toward that career, I do wonder sometimes how it might have been.

I am a people-watcher. I love getting small glimpses of folks being themselves and doing whatever it is that they do. I think most people are fascinating. One of my all-time favorite quotations is: "There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy." -- Mark Twain


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 09 Dec 02 - 09:02 PM

Allan C - I AM considering becoming becoming a member, there are just a couple of questions on the form where I'm not sure what to put. I'm currently asking Sandra's advice and it'll happen soon.

Which brings me to no. 12) I know next to nothing about computers. I've only had one for about 3 weeks so I have a lot to learn.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bassic
Date: 09 Dec 02 - 09:24 PM

Oh boy, its getting close, I HAVE to make that 400th post. No cheating please!!, Got a big pot of coffee and a camp bed!!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 05:12 AM

two more for me...

14. I've just had my very first magazine article published in a music magazine - double spread!

15. I was once escorted off a marina in Annapolis by 3 FBI - bomb squad - type people. I'd wandered into a restricted area with my friends - we'd only wanted to go see the boats, they looked pretty. And they had some kind of function going on. First of all this fella in a blue t-shirt/sweater type thing came up to me and my friends and asked us if we were part of the entertainment.

Then when we said, NO! That we were just having a look at the boats, his face changed into a funny sort of red and panic - then asked us how we got into the marina. I just pointed at the gates and said, well, we just walked on in through there - he was amazed that no one had stopped us - and then all of a sudden, radios were blasting to put more security on the gates, the man turned his back to speak into his collar and it was then I saw the back of his t-shirt!

Tapping my friends we all saw it and then were bewildered what was going on - two more FBI guys turned up, and the three of us were escorted - in the nicest way off the harbour.

We didn't have a clue - 3 UK girls on holiday, touring about, just wanting to see the boats. Still didn't find out what it was that was going on!

Ella


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mmm1a
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 08:02 AM

I guess I can help out getting this to 400
    hmmm already posted 10 obscure things about me
    Lets see if I can think of some more.
    11- I'm double jointed in my fingers and so is my youngest son
    12- 5 of my kids and 3 of my grandkids names all begin with T
    MY grandson , my youngest daughter and I all have 3 middle names
    well can't think of anymore but then its early and I've only had 1 cup of coffee:)
             mmm


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 08:05 AM

1. I haven't been to the movies since 1986, & have never owned a television, tho I did have custody of my brother's TV while he was o/s in 1978.

2. I have a friend who is an actor & didn't realise for months after meeting him that he is very well known. Several years ago I ran across him & a few of our friends, & a stranger, Tony. Everyone else knew they were meeting Sir Anthony Hopkins, I said hello Tony. Well, what else would I say?

3. I am definitely the only non-performer running a folk club in Sydney & maybe Australia. I love singing along with the choruses but can't hold a tune on my own or recogise a note. I just love it when the choir leaders blow a little note & all hum it then start singing. I also watch bemused when guitarists are tuning up (sounds all right to me, I think to myself!)

4. Back in the days when I had my brother's TV, I lived on Bondi Beach (everyone knows Bondi, it's Australia's most famous beach) & I never stepped on the sand, nor did I dip a toe in the water. But I did look at it every day when I caught the bus to work. I like looking at the ocean. I was reminded of this by Mudlark's wrong guess on the Mystery Santa Goofy Hints thread.

5. All Australian's love sport (generalisation) I hate sport - playing it or watching it.

6. All Australian's love beer (another generalisation) - my normal drink is water, with an occasional fruit juice.

maybe I'll think of more obscure facts later

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 09:41 AM

Here's an unlucky 13th fact about me to refresh this thread:
I have metal plates in my ankle and wrist. Unlucky because today the ones in my wrist were supposed to come out, but one of the bones hasn't healed yet, so I have a new plate in my wrist and it's very sore and I can't drive and I am typing very slowly with 2 fingers.I just noticed the heading says "for fun". Not my idea of fun, in fact you could say, more like wrist slashing. Ah well.....


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 09:56 AM

#6529008 After weeks of trying, I'm unable to think of a single fact about myself that my wife doesn't already know. Except that time I slept with her sister.

I lived a year or more in Oxford MS, about a block from Faulkner's house, and never saw it.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: songs2play
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 10:17 AM

I am Welsh
I have a beard
I wear glasses
I have never been to Hull
I was arrested by Spanish policeman for washing my feet in a fountain, and taken into the police station by bus.
My Dad was a deacon at our local Chapel in Treorchy
My Uncle was the Manger of The Ocean Coal Company.
I make soap, in Port Sunlight.
I was one of the founder members of a folk group called Carling Sunday. (sadly disbanded years ago)
I had an elder brother who died at birth.
I was a member of Treorchy Rugby Club, and played as tight-head prop.
We were to celebrate our Silver Wedding in Bali, but had to be cancelled due to bombing -
Our alternative Holiday was Mombasa - The hotel next to where we stayed was bombed 4 days after we left.
I love Custard Creams


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Deckman
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 04:26 PM

Well, here we go again! More facts:

#11; I was born in a toilet (my face was flushed, but my broad shoulders saved me);

#12; MY cat, Kissa Poika, and I make mad passionate love. Afterwards, he requests a ciggarette, but I deny him;

#13; I can play melodies with my neck bones;

#14; Did mention that I was born in a toilet?

CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 05:09 PM

Fred! A friend of mine used to be the curator at the Faulkner House!

Matt, I am glad to see you back. I missed you. :-)

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