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Re: 25 Random Things About You
« Reply #100 on: February 02, 2009, 03:49:07 pm »
This is great! 

I have found that I can relate to at least one item in each post!  Scary!  Even Robin and Vampyre's  :o  From babysitting to late schooling to being shy to no drugs to DH being best friend favorite books, music (clarinet) in school, movies, etc., etc., etc.  And I find I have forgotten so many things.

I find that I have confused random facts with their people. Whew!
(And please don't tell me, Anju, which of mine you can relate to....)

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #101 on: February 02, 2009, 03:51:23 pm »
    1. I was born at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, GA.
    2. I am the youngest of 4 children.
    3. I really don't like to fly, but do it 'cause I like to see my family -- and other places, too.
    4. I'm working on my first quilt...
    5. I'm trying to become a picture book writer. It's very hard and it requires motivation, which I don't have a lot of the time.
    6. I'm kind of wishing we had a dog, but am torn 'cause it's such a big commitment.
    7. I love to eat yummy food. Don't like bad food. :-)
    8. When I travel, I spend LOTS and LOTS of time planning where we'll eat in whatever new city we visit. Usually, I'm not disappointed. (In Oct., I went to The Slanted Door in San Francisco with my sister and brother-in-law. LOVED it!)
    9. Most every afternoon, I like to have a glass of wine while I'm fixing dinner... (My recent favorite is a Sauvignon Blanc from Chile -- brand name ROOTS. Trader Joes 9.99)
    10. Outside of travelling in the U.S. and Canada, I've been to South Korea and Bolivia.
    11. I miss my parents.
    12. When I was in the 3rd grade, I was in a play called "Charlotte's Web." I was one of the goslings and I got to introduce the play. I was very nervous and my teacher told me it was good to be a little bit nervous.
    13. I'd love to be able to have a sequined dress and a place to wear it at least once (and the body to look stunning in it.)
    14. I used to think it'd be fun to be in a commercial. Not sure now.
    15. Harvey, Sarah and Hannah and I are going to New York city in April to see my new nephew (due March 16th).. It's my brother & sister-in-law's first child. Very excited!!
    16. I've tried to ski, but I don't love it. My children tried to be patient, but they are waaaaaaaaay better than I am.
    17. I worked at a bagel store when I was in high school. One of the best jobs I ever had.
    18. I taught middle school for 8 years. Resigned at the beginning of my 9th year. Haven't looked back though I had some great experiences.
    19. I met my Canadian husband in Montgomery, AL. He was my boss.
    20. I've lived in Atlanta, GA; Milledgeville, GA (college); Social Circle, GA (1st teaching job); Atlanta again; Washington, DC area; Montgomery, AL; Bellingham,WA... Been here almost 12 years. Love it, but wish the sun came out more often.
    21.Through FB, I have reconnected with people as far back as elementary school.
    22.I enjoy taking a walk through the cemetery sometimes.
    23.Martin Luther King Jr.'s children went to the same elementary school that I did.
    24. My father met Henry Ford.
    25. Two of my favorite things to eat are Kettle Chips Cheddar Beer Flavor-- which they no longer make :( and Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream -- right along-side each other.
     

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #102 on: February 02, 2009, 04:12:00 pm »
    This has been so much fun! I'm amazed at how many clarinet players there are on here. I didn't include it in my 25 things, but I played for about 8 years until the high school band teacher wouldn't let me audition for Jaxx band because he said there were no clarinets in Jazz Band.   ???  ???  ??? He let a male clarinetist in the very next week.  >:(

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #103 on: February 02, 2009, 04:56:33 pm »
    You want random?  Here's random:

    23. I eat no seafood except tuna salad and Long John Silver's.

    Not even shrimp or lobster?
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #104 on: February 02, 2009, 07:28:36 pm »
    Yep BrassMan - there are a couple of yours I can relate to  :D  :D  :D
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #105 on: February 02, 2009, 09:07:40 pm »
    Yay!  I've been tagged; I feel so important.  Great thread...so much fun and so interesting.  I have said it before; this thread proves it:  We are a melting pot; united by our love of a good book.  Reading is universal and knows no bounds.  Here are my random 25 as they pop into my head; God help you all...

     1.  I will be 46 next month; married, (June will be 24 years) we met at 16 and went to all four proms together.  Our kids laugh hysterically
         when they see the pictures.  (My husband had a powder blue tux with matching ruffled shirt and powder blue shoes to match.) My
         brother ignored my prom date, ran right past him--to take a picture of his muscle car. My hubby still jokes with my brother to this day.
         My husband's whole family are Pontiac freaks (including my son, apple...tree...) We have everything in the family from original GTO Judges to
         original Trans-Am's.  (My son is thinking of giving up a career in culinary for Pontiac cars...it's his hapiness...I said yes!!)

     2.  I picked my wedding band out when I was ten years old.  Never changed my mind.

     3.  I have 2 children:  Girl 20 (21 in May) Boy 18 (19 in April)  Both are opposites in every way.  Love them to pieces.

     4.  My daughter is a genius and was advanced in school; was put into a special school for the gifted in 4Th grade (her choice).  I hate the
         term gifted; because all children are gifted in their own way.  I dislike labels.  Therefore, I never told her what her IQ was until she was
         accepted into college on an academic scholarship.  I didn't want her to have a big head growing up.

     5.  A teacher once told my son he was nothing like his sister.  I sent the teacher packing back to her own country on the broomstick she
         flew in on.  My son was voted one of the most personable in his senior class and got a chef's award...guess he showed her.  He makes
         us want to _ _ _ _ our pants laughing sometimes.  A table he waited the other night left him a $60 dollar tip for being the funniest
         waiter they ever had.  (I can just imagine...I'm sure I was the title of a few of the jokes...lol.)

    6.  I am a twin.  (Brother) He's 4 minutes older and a whole lot heavier.  Yes, it is true what they say about twins having a   
         telepathic sort of thing going on with eachother.  We buy the same gifts for people without knowing it; then argue over which of us is
         going to get stuck with the return.  We will both call my mother at the same second; she'll click back and forth with the call-waiting.
         We feel eachother's pain.  He suffered through both of my labors.  He once fell and needed stitches and I had a pouncing headache at
         the time he was getting stitched.  He called and asked if I had a headache; when I said yes, but that was this morning around ten...he
         said that was when I got a few stitches in my head.

     7.  Speaking of Mom:  She wasn't used to having babies she put us in a wide double old-fashioned baby stroller and trotted off to the local
          bank.  (Only one-car families in those days; the Dads took it to work and the Moms walked...kids and all.)  Mom couldn't fit the stroller
          with us twins through the door at the bank.  So she parked us in front; completed her bank business and walked home.  Once home,
          my Aunt asked, "where are the babies?"  The two still tell the story today.  Good thing it wasn't nowadays; do the letters DCYF 
          mean anything?

     8.  The rest of the world isn't as lucky as I; they don't have an Auntie Anna O and an Aunt Chinse.  The two are my world.  Both my
          father's sisters and the best Aunts ever. 79 and 84 don't know what I'm going to do without them someday...Or my folks.  Typical
          Italians; stuck in their ways.  The mother is boss; the father sits in the recliner.  Mom is recovering from a double mastectomy as you
          all well know by now.  Kindle keeps me company during the endless and countless Doctors' appointments.

     9.  I have a younger sister who keeps our entire family on its toes...on a daily basis.  My brother wants to trade her in and I want to
          marry her off; no one will have her.  We loooooooove her; my kids love her, but she drives us all nuts.  Dictionary: zany, crazy silly
          crazy, not crazy crazy = sis.  She was Mom and Dad's mid-life gift to my brother and I...14 years apart.  Surprise!! and on April Fools
          none the less.  We were sitting at the dinner table and my father kept clearing his throat.  My mother said...kids; you know that baby
          sister or brother you've been begging us for?  Guess what...April Fools I started to cry thinking I had been tricked and then my mother
          said no, really, we are having a baby.  It took me two days and a box of tissue to believe her.

    10.  Looooooooove to read (obviously); looooooooooooooove all things SCRABBLE. 

    11.  Hate birds (pigeons and seagulls especially) eeeeeeeeew.  (Guess the Hitchcock thriller got to me as a kid)  I once got in my car and a
          bird flew in; started flapping and shi-ting.  I screamed blue bloody murder.  Another time-- I was living on my own in an apartment and
          a bird made its way in.  My poor father had to drive 40 minutes to chase it out because I locked myself in the bedroom and wouldn't
          come out.  Good thing I had a phone in the bedroom to call Dad with...I'd still be sitting there. **Come to think of it; I hate any
          creature with red eyes...I like hamsters; but only the ones with black eyes.  Mice...red eyes; never!!  The devil...red eyes, nope!!

    12.  Speaking of shi_.  I was in Home Depot once and the salesman broke wind loudly in front of me.  I was shocked and nearly dying; on
          the second blast he actually said, "wherever you may be, let your air blow free."  My mother and I have not been back to the Depot
          since.  By the way, she got the dry heaves and nearly puked on his shoes.  We still tell the story to anyone who will listen.

    13.  Pet peeve:  gross misuse of the English language...the word to instead of too, "don't got" instead of don't have or doesn't have. Most
          of my relatives saying the plural of you; "yous"  (many more; but I'll be polite and leave it at that because I've seen the blunders on
          these boards.)  OK...so now I made myself self-conscious of typos...THANKS...lol.

    14.  Pet peeve:  Anyone touching my stuff; it's my stuff leave it alone...then when I need it I can't find it.  Yes, darn it...I admit it...just
          don't tell Dr. my husband and Dr.s my kids:  I probably do have a touch of OCD (perhaps more than a touch).  I've been annoying them
          for years.  I think having every shoe described and labeled in a clear box and stacked in order of use is sort of a giveaway.  I
          will spare you the details of how I arrange my wallet.

    15.  I've been to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  Loved Ireland.  MY DREAM TRIP:  Italy.  My husband won't fly out of the country,
          so I guess someday I'll hitch a planeride with some of my cousins.

    16.  Every occasion (Including yesterday's SUPERBOWL) we make any occasion a bit like:  The Soprano's meets the Fockers at the table of
          ARCHIE BUNKER...  My twin brother and our baby sister fight and swear like Tony and Walnuts at their best...My mother is Edith and
          Mrs. Focker all rolled into one.  My father is the Italian version of ARCHIE to the letter.  My kids just laugh (they've learned) and their
          friends just sit there with their mouths hanging open.  My son's girl blushes from head to toe; and I pray that my clock will advance two
          (or should I say to {see # 13} hours so they can all go home.  (Someone usually storms out anyway.)  We do adore eachother.

    17.  In all fairness; I have my moments also:  I once got ticked at my husband (we were newlyweds) for waking me up at four a.m. to sew
          a button on his workshirt.  I screamed I'm not your mother...pick a different shirt you dumb @#&%.  Then when he left; I got every
          single pair of his shoes and sneakers and tied them all together so that the next morning he would have to untie all the knots to get
          to the pair that he needed.  He ended up cutting them and buying new laces.  ALSO, his lunch once consisted of a note stuck in the
          in the Italian roll in place of where the coldcuts (lunchmeat to most) should have been. I forgot what the note said; but I'm sure he
          never made that mistake again.

    18.  I live for summer.  Reading on the beach is the ultimate.  I fill a cooler with Italian grinders (hoagies, subs to most) and margaritas
          and sit on the beach every weekend while my husband fishes...only song in my Kindle is OCEAN WAVES sounds...so that in the
          winter I can pretend that I am at the beach.    I hate winter; hate the cold...live in New England...go figure.

    19.  I have sort of a sixth sense; great at the casino; bad all the rest of the time.  My husband says I'm a witch in more ways than one.
          I have a quick flash before things happen...then I'll get a phonecall when something does.  My husband will say Oh my God...you were
          just mentioning that the other day.  PERFECT EXAMPLE:  I said to hubby a couple months ago "I don't want to buy that item here; they
          are going to go under."  He looked at me like I was crazy.  Two weeks later he called me to say, "Hey witch, Circuit City is closing; I
          just heard it on the news.

    20.  I once got a "Happy Jack" postcard from "Miss Sally" on Romper Room.  My mother tore it up (I cried) because I took a stamp to mail
          my request. You had to send in a drawing of a horse; in return Miss Sally would send you the Happy Jack Postcard.  I asked Mom
          for a stamp she said no.  I went into the stamp cupboard; left a dime and took the 8 cent stamp.  About 4 weeks later I was
          happier than a pig in sh.!  I put my postcard beside me at the dinner table.  My mother said what is that?  I said, "it's my Happy Jack
          postcard."  Next thing I know....riiiiipppp.  "I told you no!"  It was a power thing.  Moms are the boss in Italian families...I forgave, but
          I didn't forget:  I still think of it occasionally when I go to buy stamps...I chuckle.

    21.  I used to be in a singing group.  Toured everywhere even overseas.  Yet you can't pay me to perform in public especially Karaoke.

    22.  I imitate Cher joking around...One day my sister called and said hey my friend Tina wants to hear you do Dark Lady.  I sang the first
          few lines and she was laughing her head off...It turns out that her friend Tina worked at a restaurant and had me singing over the
          restaurant's loudspeaker...the whole restaurant heard.

    23.  Since getting my Kindle back in July; I haven't attempted to pick up any of my other hobbies...other than a couple of games of
          Scrabble.  No crocheting, stained glass (oh yeah...I make stained glass pieces) nothing!!!  Tsk...Tsk.  Oh; I hope these boards count.

    24.  I am probably the only woman who:  looooooooooves her mother in law.  Hates malls.  I hate to shop.  I only go to the mall when
          absolutely necessary.  (except for the Vera Bradley thread...but mail order shopping doesn't count...though I don't do too (see #
          13 again) much of that either.  I hate shopping so much that by Halloween my Christmas shopping is bought, done and wrapped.

    25.  My extended family is practically countless:  My mom had 20 sisters and brothers; with their kids and such...my family reunions are up
          over 200 and that is first cousins; some second, no third!!  My Mom's Mom (Nonna) got married to my Papa at 13; had her first baby
          at 14 and her last at 42 or 44 I can't remember...all with the same husband.  No twins; but four of her children had twins.
          My Dad's family is large as well.  He had 7 sisters and one brother.

    OK...well this was totally random and it proved one thing:  In review; Italians argue with their families constantly but they are all they can talk about.  We are strong willed, strong in strength, (which reminds me .... #26...funny, sorry I have to) and strong in LOVE.

    #26....STRONG:  My mother went to the Laundromat to do the blankets (she never put things in the machine that might be too (#13 again) heavy for her washer when she can ruin the Laundromat's for a quarter) When she opened the door to enter; it hit the gumball machine.  The laundromat attendant said, "Ugghh...again that @*$** machine it's always in the way; I'm going to give it away."  My mother said, I'll take it for my kids."  Of course every noseybody lady in the place (who weren't listening) swarmed in like the birds in Hitchcock (see #11).  The attendant said OK OK...to be fair; form a line...  THE first lady who can pick it up; takes it home.  The ladies broke a sweat, tugged, pulled like the gym teacher in Porky's.  My mother PICKED it up with ONE HAND and RAISED it ABOVE her head.  We enjoyed that darn machine until>>>>>>  (Our family occasions:  remember #16...well....One Thanksgiving the Aunt in #8 the Chinse one) and her husband were chasing eachother around the table arguing and #26 broke!!    THE END...
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #106 on: February 02, 2009, 09:49:47 pm »
    Been tagged on FB...so this was snap :-) Thanks Harvey...loved reading them all  :)

    Vampy...you must have nine lives!!!



    1. I was born in Manhattan though I've lived in every borough except the Bronx.

    2. My daughter is my miracle and the light of my life.

    3. I auditioned for the lead role of the replacement cast of Miss Saigon in 1991 and was an extra in a Puma sneaker commercial when I was 13 (I'm the red pair walking by the camera ;-))

    4. My dream in HS was to be the next Connie Chung.

    5. I'm on a first name basis with my UPS man much to hubby's chagrin ;-p

    6. I love reading True Crime books...I have a morbid curiosity. I'd love to visit the Mutter Museum.

    7. I only spoke Chinese as a child until I started Preschool and can understand more than I can speak.

    8. I have 5 ear piercings and a belly button ring.

    9. I'm allergic to capers.

    10. In addition to my brother, I also have a half sister and half brother that I no longer speak with. The genetic donor and I are estranged since New Year's Day 2005.

    11. I almost never leave the house without lipstick or lip gloss on.

    12. I have a "Bucket List" and have crossed off two items so far (skydiving and seeing The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center).

    13. I may be organized when working at school, not so much at home ;-p

    14. I am a really good cook who likes to experiment and would love to go to culinary school.

    15. I am an EMT.

    16. I used to bake 12 varieties of cookies at Christmas to hand out but once my back went out of whack and being diagnosed with CFS...it's just too much for me to do.

    17. No matter how stupid the story lines may get, I'm hooked on Days of Our Lives.

    18. I studied piano as a child. After studying piano, I took Calligraphy lessons for a year.

    19. I'm constantly asked if I am Filipino. I'm 100% Chinese but don't look it and have lighter eyes than most Chinese (all my immediate family have light eyes). I also have one rogue orange hair that sticks out like a sore thumb in my black/brown hair ;-p

    20. I wish I could trace my lineage but being that the genetic donor was born in China, records weren't kept. However, on my  mom's side...my great great great grandfather had a concubine but I have no idea if there were any offspring from that  non-union.

    21. I hate math. I cannot do math and trust me, it's a stereo type that all Chinese people are great at math!

    22. I used to be able to sing by ear in Latin. I didn't understand what we were singing but it sounded so pretty.

    23. I'd love to finish college...so far I'm on the 20+ year plan ;-)

    24. I love roller coasters, though with my back I doubt that I'll be able to enjoy them again. That said, I get car sick, sea sick though I didn't have problems with jumping out of an airplane at 15,000 feet.

    25. I have flown as far as Canada and Las Vegas to see Air Supply and have seen them many times but I don't listen to them at home.

    26. I think DVR is the best thing next to sliced bread...I will purposely not watch my favorite shows when aired just to be able to forward through the commercials ;-p And yes, I realize that this is #26...just wondering if anyone notices ;-p

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #107 on: February 02, 2009, 10:07:26 pm »
    ChinaRed21: 

    So much in common.  I love this thread.

    I am allergic to onion but love capers.  Use them all the time in my Picatta.
    My son has 3 years of culinary under his belt; until he traded it all in for Pontiacs.  Loves cars...switching to automotive.  OK by me if he is happy.

    I used to bake professionally; started earning a living at it at age 14; retired when I was 35 after my last 8 tier, all real, wedding cake.  My husband couldn't take my tying up the weekends anymore.  I was burnt out...21 years is a long time to sacrifice the weekends.  No regrets though.  It brought home the bread when the babies were little and allowed me to stay at home.

    Always wanted to skydive; but never did because I didn't want to leave my two motherless if anything happened.
    Love rollercoasters though; won't make that sacrifice.  Superman @ six flags is a BLAST!!
    My bucket list:  Italy!!!
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #108 on: February 03, 2009, 05:31:42 am »
    sjc;

    Italy is on my bucket list  too!!

    someday


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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #109 on: February 03, 2009, 06:15:36 am »
    Quote
    Even Robin and Vampyre's 


    I'm suddenly very worried about where that sentence might be headed....
    "One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries."
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #110 on: February 03, 2009, 06:35:38 am »


    I'm suddenly very worried about where that sentence might be headed....


    no worries - only good -  8)
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #111 on: February 03, 2009, 11:01:02 am »
    At first Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange behavior. If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up.
    After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favor of a new one. If they don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working.

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #112 on: February 03, 2009, 11:03:26 am »


    I'm suddenly very worried about where that sentence might be headed....

    Notice she didn't say "Even BJ's. " ;)
    At first Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange behavior. If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up.
    After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favor of a new one. If they don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working.

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #113 on: February 03, 2009, 11:07:16 am »
    Notice she didn't say "Even BJ's. " ;)

    It didn't even show who's - but I am afraid I am guilty  :o
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #114 on: February 03, 2009, 12:49:41 pm »
    I've loved reading everyone else's so let me see if I can come up with 25 things..

    1.  I still live in the town I was born in, and always have.
    2.  I hate gardening, and my crop of weeds every summer will attest :)
    3.  I am a stay at home mom of 2
    4.  I am a twin mom boy/girl who are 10 years old.
    5.  I am the oldest of 3 girls
    6.  I am the Treasurer of the PTA at my kids elementary school ~ totally got suckered into that one
    7.  I am a very nosey person and admit it.. I don't need to spread the gossip.. just love to hear it
    8.  My first job was at Wendy's
    9.  I met my husband online - AOL 15 years ago
    10. I think mushrooms are vile things and can't understand how my husband and daughter can eat them.  They taste like dirt smells and are slimy
    11. Love to sing, but only when I'm alone with the music blaring.. I don't sing in front of people
    12. I love all things Disney we travel from Michigan to Florida just about every year to go
    13. I waited until I was 32 to get braces, and am now making my kids get them at 10
    14. We have 4 cats, 3 dogs, 2 hamsters and 8 chickens
    15. Some of my best friends I've met online and because of my kids (twin mom support groups)
    16. I hate winter and all things related.. Good thing I live in Michigan :)
    17. I drive a hybrid
    18. I don't like to cook.  Which my grandma thinks is odd because I'm a good cook.. to this I answer "I like to eat"
    19. I went to Italy and Greece last summer as a chaperon and can't wait until my kids are old enough to take them
    20. I am a good listener and very observant.  At parties I tend to be quiet because I am taking it all in
    21. I have always felt that having fun with my kids is more important than housework.  They aren't going to remember if the house was clean or not, but they will remember how much fun we had when they were little.
    22. I don't like to clean.. I know who does but I'm running out of stuff here..
    23. I love to read, but am picky about my books.  If it doesn't grab me right away I'll stop reading it.
    24. I am very short tempered
    25. I think there is no such thing as too many pairs of shoes or too many purses :)

    Wow, that was harder than I thought it would be!!
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #115 on: February 03, 2009, 01:03:27 pm »
    I feel normal and not so guilty after reading all the women that don't like to clean or cook. I enjoyed it for 30 years and then overnight it was... OK I am so over this!  ;D

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #116 on: February 03, 2009, 01:09:04 pm »
    ChinaRed21: 

    So much in common.  I love this thread.

    I am allergic to onion but love capers.  Use them all the time in my Picatta.
    My son has 3 years of culinary under his belt; until he traded it all in for Pontiacs.  Loves cars...switching to automotive.  OK by me if he is happy.

    I used to bake professionally; started earning a living at it at age 14; retired when I was 35 after my last 8 tier, all real, wedding cake.  My husband couldn't take my tying up the weekends anymore.  I was burnt out...21 years is a long time to sacrifice the weekends.  No regrets though.  It brought home the bread when the babies were little and allowed me to stay at home.

    Always wanted to skydive; but never did because I didn't want to leave my two motherless if anything happened.
    Love rollercoasters though; won't make that sacrifice.  Superman @ six flags is a BLAST!!
    My bucket list:  Italy!!!

    LOL...and go figure that I do like capers and cannot eat anything "picatta" :-(

    Very cool on the baking. Did you take pictures of any of your creations? I could imagine how time consuming wedding cakes must be...we watch a lot of baking shows and love Ace of Cakes :-))

    Skydiving is relatively safe if you do your research before hand and only do tandem jumps. The guy I jumped with had 15,000 jumps under his belt. We had such a nice conversation on the way down. I was the first to jump out of the three of us and the last one to land :-) Next to having my kid, it was the most amazing thing I've done.

    C'mon...you can't possibly only have one thing on your bucket list ;-p

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #117 on: February 03, 2009, 02:21:15 pm »
    Skydiving is relatively safe if you do your research before hand and only do tandem jumps. The guy I jumped with had 15,000 jumps under his belt.

    Quote from: ABC News

    Rookie Sky Diver: 'Survival Instinct Kicked In'
    Daniel Pharr Tells 'GMA' How He Landed Parachute After Instructor's Heart Attack

    By JUSTIN WEAVER
    Feb. 3, 2009

    On his first experience sky diving, Daniel Pharr was 13,000 feet in the air when something went terribly wrong.

    The 25-year-old Army private was harnessed to veteran sky diving instructor Chip Steele, 49, who had 8,000 jumps under his belt. Moments after jumping from the plane, Steele deployed the parachute but then he went silent.

    "I knew something was wrong. My survival instinct just kicked in," Pharr said today on "Good Morning America."

    Pharr said he tried to make conversation with Steele, who was unresponsive. What Pharr didn't know at that point was that Steele had just suffered a heart attack.

    Pharr knew he had to take control of the situation.

    "I knew something was wrong with him and I wanted to help him," Pharr told "GMA" in an exclusive interview. "I had to assess the situation. And my military training kicked in. I didn't lose my cool because I knew it wouldn't do any good."



    See the whole story: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=6792844&page=1



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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #118 on: February 03, 2009, 02:42:21 pm »
    1. I am the oldest of three. My brother is 3 years younger and my sister is 10 years younger. Don't know what my folks were thinking should have stopped at one ~ the perfect child   no I really love my brother and sister but there are advantages to being an only child.

    2. My brother was born in Michigan and my sister in California.

    3. I have lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee,  Kinchole, Michigan Vandenberg (Lompoc), California, Avaino, Italy,  Norton (San Bernadino) California, Minot North Dakota and Patrick (Satellite Beach) Florida..................except for Chattanooga (my birthpalce) all air force bases.

    4. I have one child a daughter who turned 27 in October. She is the love of my life.........although my Kindle may take her place j/k

    5. My daughter and I are 20 years apart ( so for anyone doing the math, i'm 47) and we both graduated from University of Central Florida c/o 1992 and c/o 2004  Go Knights

    6. I can not swim but take water aerobics five times a week and can be found in the deep end 5 feet 10 inches of water

    7. My first job was babysitting while in Italy. I earned enough money to buy school clothes for two years.

    8. I love to try new receipes.....my friends are often my guinea pigs

    9. I am allergic to pineapple.

    10. My daughter went to college on a basketball scholarship. i sent her to baskeball camp one summer before she entered middle school
    much to her dismay. Gotta say I loved that it paid off. She went on to be an assistant basketball coash at Wagner and Marshall ..........now she's a flight attendant.

    11. I love to travel. Thank you God that my daughter is a flight attendant. Got to go to Hawaii last April  ~ this year Hong Kong

    12. I never leave home without my passport.  Hey my daughter could call and say We have space available on the flight to ? Do you want to go?

    13. I am afraid of heights but went bungee jumping.

    14. I dont have a Bucket List but have a list of places I want to vist ~ in the last year scratched off  Hawaii, Chicago and Washington DC

    15. My favorite movies to watch are Imitation of Life, Color Purple and Step Mom. Whenever they come on I call my daughter and we watch together.

    16. I am a huge women's basketball junkie. I once drove six hours to watch a game and after the game drove another six hours home. I think we won.

    17. I dont make friends easily but once I do it's a lifelong bond

    18. My oldest friend and I met in Italy at a youth event. Found out we were born eight days a part in Chattanooga....hospitals two miles apart.

    19. I don't like to walk but I have participated in three 3 Day events. 2 times as a walker and 1 time as part of the crew. Save the TaTa's

    20. I love to scrapbook currently have six books I am working on most are vacation related but want to do a family book for my Dad.

    21. I can't carry a tune but love to sing. I normally limit my singing to the shower or car.

    22. I am a big fan of Wheel of Fortune. I used to cut school (jr and sr year in high school) to go to my mom's best friends house and watch. When it was over I went back to school. Had to be before vcr's    :D :D :D

    23. I talk to my daughter severla times a day even when she is in a differnt counrty and time zone ~ I have gotten pretty good at knowing the time zones so when she says she will call at 8 pm and she's in Hong Kong I know its 7 am here

    24. My birhday is Dec 22...............didnt have my first and only birthday party until  I turned 41. I still hate to get combo gifts or birthday gifts wrapped in Xmas paper.....Hint to my family and friends AMAZON GIFT CARDS help me support my new habit

    25. I love my life. I dont always say it but I do.....I have my health, my family, the Lord, great friends and a job that I spend way to much time at right now but hey audit season is almost over and its only 64 days until vacation..............................
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #119 on: February 03, 2009, 05:25:12 pm »
    ChinaRed21: 
    Chicken Picatta (or is it Piccata...I think it's Piccata...go figure)  Is chicken cutlets done up in a flour batter; then sautee'd in garlic butter and olive oil with chicken stock artichoke hearts capers and fresh lemon.  Some throw in some fresth tomato, though I don't.  Good with rice pilaf or pasta, veggies...

    Cakes...some day I'll post a few pics.

    I think I'm going to start a 5 item bucket list post.  Won't be as fun as this one though; it's been a blast.
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #120 on: February 03, 2009, 05:50:15 pm »
    What is a bucket list?  ???

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    « Reply #121 on: February 03, 2009, 05:53:57 pm »
    What is a bucket list?  ???

    When I watched the movie Bucket List, it was a list of things to do before you die.  I could be wrong though.




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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #122 on: February 03, 2009, 05:56:38 pm »
    What is a bucket list?  ???
    A list of things you want to do before you "kick the bucket."
    At first Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange behavior. If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up.
    After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favor of a new one. If they don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working.

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #123 on: February 03, 2009, 05:57:24 pm »
    Things that are on your to do list before you quote unquote: Kick the Bucket
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #124 on: February 03, 2009, 06:01:13 pm »
    ChinaRed21: 
    Chicken Picatta (or is it Piccata...I think it's Piccata...go figure)  Is chicken cutlets done up in a flour batter; then sautee'd in garlic butter and olive oil with chicken stock artichoke hearts capers and fresh lemon.  Some throw in some fresth tomato, though I don't.  Good with rice pilaf or pasta, veggies...



    No tomatoes in piccata! Capers, lemon, olive oil, garlic, herbs...my favorite is with veal.

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