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Re: 25 Random Things About You
« Reply #1025 on: February 04, 2017, 06:26:20 am »
My first job was as a bag boy at the local supermarket, I also unloaded trucks. I created my own side business of cleaning lots. I've been a DJ, I've worked security, I was a bar back. At one time as a teen I held down 3 jobs, I always had money in my pockets. I bought my own clothes, my own shoes, and boots. Mommy and daddy didn't buy anything personal for me. My jobs were legal no bad boy jobs. All these years later I'm now disabled body just took all it could. To keep my sanity I write and I have self-published.

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1026 on: March 01, 2017, 04:57:31 am »
    Hopefully it's fine if I revive this topic.  :P I'm sitting up waiting to do some promo, so I figured it'll be a good distraction.

    Note that I couldn't do more than a few in my first go. I'll try and remember to come back and add more as I think of stuff.

    1. I'm open about my various mental illnesses and have been since my first diagnosis in 2010. I suffer from Bipolar Disorder (2), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder.

    2. I'm openly HIV-positive.

    3. I found my cat, Jezabelle, on Craigslist, after she was shoved into a box and thrown out of a moving vehicle. (She's fine, for the most part. Suffers from some behavioral issues and arthritis at only five, but she's a trooper.)

    4. I wrote my first story at seven and had my first story published at fourteen.

    5. I'm represented by Hannah Brown Gordon at the Foundry Literary + Media Agency.

    6. I would holla for a dolla (or a cheeseburger.)

    7. I'm a big animal lover.

    8. I used to collect books as a teenager (but no longer do due to space limitations in my home.)

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1027 on: April 02, 2017, 10:43:57 am »
    Ok, here's mine

    1.) I'm a mother to an autistic child.
    2.) In school I never read any assigned reading
    3.) The first book I read to my daughter was the encyclopedia 
    4.) I have an addiction to pet chickens
    5.) I met my Husband online an met without ever seeing a picture
    6.) I am a stroke survivor
    7.) I Am a proud wife to a military veteran
    8.) My daughter is my editor
    9.) I love antiques
    10.) I prefer living in the country to being in the city
    11.) Video games is a steeple to relaxing
    12.) I read just about anything
    13.) I have culinary arts experience
    14.) Holiday cooking takes me no less then three days to prepare
    15.) My home is over 200 years old
    16.) Each of my chickens have their own names
    17.) Coffee should be it's own food group
    18.) I Love to paint
    19.) Hate talking about myself
    20.)Have trouble communicating outside written word
    21.) Very easily confused
    22.) No longer drive
    23.) My wedding  dress was green
    24.) Was bullied in school
    25.) Was raised by grandparents
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1028 on: May 05, 2017, 05:47:59 pm »
    1.  I am the youngest of three sisters.
    2.  I am addicted to Diet Coke.
    3.  I am divorced, but my ex-husband is still one of my best friends.
    4.  I have two kids in college and one in third grade.
    5.  I was a cosmetologist for almost twenty years.
    6.  There have been at least three other cosmetologists in my family, including an aunt who was licensed in 1943 and owned a successful salon at a time when single women rarely owned their own businesses. She was sort of a hero to me.
    7.  My mother died of breast cancer at 46.
    8.  I had a baby at 42.
    9.  I survived a tree falling on the van I was driving.
    10. I broke my neck in that accident, along with three other vertebrae.
    11. I have a celebrity crush on Randolph Mantooth.
    12. I have a cat named Nimrod.
    13. I live in a town that has a population of about 500.
    14. I am known in this little town for my peanut butter no-bakes.
    15. I work as a lunchlady at the local middle school/high school.
    16. I used to speak fluent German, but have forgotten most of it by now.
    17. If I could meet just one celebrity in my lifetime, I would want it to be either Carol Burnett or Dick Van Dyke.
    18. My favorite musical groups are REM, The Who, and the Monkees.
    19. My kids never let me choose the music when we go anywhere together.
    20. I worked at Cedar Point Amusement Park one summer.
    21. I once had a job as the Easter Bunny at the local mall, until my giant bunny head fell off and traumatized a small child.
    22. I love to sing, but am exceptionally bad at it.
    23. I am related to John Wilkes Booth.
    24. I've always wanted to learn to play the guitar.
    25. The beach is where I go when I need a place to recharge. I can't imagine NOT living near water.

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1029 on: May 16, 2017, 11:57:53 am »
    Hey Harvey. Stumbled upon this list. It was fun to read and get to know you. Do you really hail from Lytton?? I'm from the Loops, originally. Nice to "meet" you.
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1030 on: June 02, 2017, 03:22:05 pm »
    25 Random Facts

    1. Oldest of four
    2. Teacher
    3. Film & Television Production Masters student
    4. Lived in Lagos for a year
    5. Cesarian born
    6. Hates slugs.
    7. Played rugby in school, was a winger
    8. Can balance anything under 10kg on my knee or finger tip.
    9. Has an average to poor sense of direction
    10. IQ is 136
    11. Love The Simpsons seasons 1-6, the rest can go to Hell.
    12. Can draw reasonably well
    13. Bought an acoustic three years ago, spent a month learning it, now it's a decorative piece.
    14. 6'0.5" (184cm)
    15. Would rather freeze to death than burn.
    16. Mother works for London Underground as a Station Manager
    17. Loves Indian food. If I was on death row I'd order a Mushroom rice, King Prawn Tikka Masala and a Keema Naan.
    18. Lost my virginity at 16
    19. Both Grandparents on Mothers side have passed
    20. Can drink 8 pints of 5% lager on a relatively empty stomach before being sick.
    21. Won't drink vodka anymore. Had a very bad experience.
    22. One of my ex-girlfriends had me urinate inside her.
    23. Supports Arsenal football club.
    24. Hates Spurs.
    25. Votes Labour

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1031 on: June 26, 2017, 02:17:28 pm »
    25 random facts about me

    1) I can tune pianos by ear.

    2) Yet, I dont think I play the piano very well.

    3) I had a couple of reading shows for kids on Blog Talk Radio where authors came on and read their stories.

    4) My IQ is 138.

    5) I wrote the music for two fo my book trailers.

    6) Ive written about 15 books. Only 5 are in print. The rest are in various stages.

    7) Im still confounded about how to sell books.

    8) Met my husband on a blind date on Halloween with I was 15 and he was 16.

    9) Ive now lived longer than both my parents.

    10) I can trace my family back to 1792 in Paterson, New Jersey.

    11) After years of submitting manuscripts to the big publishers and waiting for the rejection letter, I self-published my books.

     12) I can't write without thinking of a place I've been or feels I've felt and my   characters cant escape them either.

     13) My younger, yet bigger brother, had a dog named Sidney Reilly who was named after a WWI spy, and a PBS drama in the 80s we watched together. When my brother died, Sidney became my dog and Sidneys story is in my childrens book, The Spy Game.

     14) I co-wrote Janoose and The Fall Feather Fair with my grandson, Luke when he was 6 years old. Luke is now 11. 

    15)  Im running out of things to add to this list.

    16)  It takes me about 2 years to written and illustrate a picture book.
    17) I fell and broke my ankle in 2010 playing hid and seek with my grandson.
    (told you I was running out of things to say)

    18) Tried twice to write with another author. Not pretty!

    19) Cant find anything to talk about with some of my relatives.

    20) Im 85% Irish and 10% British and the rest a mix or traces from Italy, Greece, Asia  Central (Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan,)  Melanesia, Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain) and Scandinavia.

    21) I dont like cooking but make great home-made cookies, cakes and pies.

    22) I do cook about 30 things that are good, I think.

    23) I know just enough html codes to get by on my site.

    24) The middle child.

    25) Have one daughter. Wish I have more kids.
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    25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1032 on: July 15, 2017, 08:08:32 pm »
      This seems fun and, I felt, quite interesting, after reading about everyone. So many interesting things about each person...this world is such an amazing place to be filled with so many amazing people. I am astounded at every brief character sketch I have read. It was like I was reading a brief short story after short story. SO fascinating! This was such a great idea!

      So here I go:

      1. I was born an Army brat and bounced from base to base until my father's time in the service ended.

      2. I have a brother and a sister, both of whom I love dearly and are younger than me.

      3. I have two degrees: A B.A. in P.E. and ENG. and a B.Ed. 

      4. Sport was a large part of my life for three decades.

      5. I am a very spiritual person.

      6. I cannot stand the heat. In fact, I abhor the heat. I love the winter and all things cold. Life starts in October. WOO HOO!!

      7. I am gay.

      8. I am working on my first book (and need help so if there are mentors out there, would love to connect).

      9. I love whiskey.

      10. I cannot begin a day unless my bed is made. Thanks a lot, MOM.

      11. I believe in standing up for what is right even if I stand alone; even if that means making amends for my part of a mistake that was made, regardless of the circumstances. I stand for truth, honesty, forgiveness, and goal-oriented progression.

      12. I had a pet goose I named "Soot". No idea why. He was lilly white. Also, I didn't want him for a pet. When he hatched, he saw me first and followed me everywhere. SIlly goose. Was cute at when he was a gosling, then he grew to a full grown goose and pinched the hell outta me ALL THE TIME. I swear, I still have "ECHO WELTS", I swear. We have the last laugh, though. He made a marvy thanksgiving dinner. Damn goose.

      13. My sweet lovey, who I have been with for almost 6 years now, and I decided to follow our dream, loaded all our belongings into storage on New Years Eve, one of the coldest days of the year, and moved in with my folks (temporarily) in order to find a home in another city 5 hours away (2 months later). We did so, have moved, found work, and are now working hard to making our dreams come true: My partner in the music industry and me writing my first book.

      14. I love ice cream. Oh, lordie, do I love cream. I can eat gallons in one sitting. I won't even say a single word, either. I wonder if they have bourbon ice cream....

      15. I love animals. Dogs. My darling loves cats. I don't mind them, but I love the sweet way a dog loves. One day I would love to get some animals.

      16. My heart bursts with pride and love for my nieces and my nephews. They are all very intelligent, athletic, and are talented in their own unique way. I strive to always let them know that success and failures do not define who they ARE as individuals. They are loved in addition to all of that and that they need to embrace BOTH success AND failure because both are important to help them grow into incredible human beings. I hope that my life will serve as an example in encouraging them because they are that special.

      17. I love coffee. A LOT.

      18. At our cabin, my family plays crib (guys vs. girls) for the dishes. It is a place where all devices and electronics are outlawed and board games are boss. Monopoly usually ends up in a full scale wrestling match. Whoever invented that game had no siblings.

      19. I am allergic - Celiac allergic -  to gluten. Totally sucks.

      20. I have epilepsy. One minute I am working on spelling with my nephew over Skype, then next, I was eating at Denny's, and suddenly I'm in the hospital. Weirdest trip ever.

      21. My three favourite books are: (1.) Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (2.) Not A Penny More Not A Penny Less by Jeffery Archer (3.) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar WIlde

      22. Last concert I went to was Queen with Adam Lambert. It was spectacular. The arena was packed solid. Next up: Lionel Ritchie and Mariah Carey. The older generation knows how to put on a real party!!

      23. I appreciate kindness in people. It seems as though society is so pressed to be faster, do things faster, we forget to slow down and take a moment and invest in those around us. Sometimes all it takes to change a persons day is a friendly smile or a polite and  friendly conversation. I am learning that more and more every day: investing in the lives of the people who surround me and taking the time to listen to what they have to say. You would be surprised how much better you feel, too.

      24. I cry when my feet are massaged because it feels so good. I can't help it.

      25. From October to New Year's, I am on a high because Canadian Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favourite seasons. It makes me shake.
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1033 on: October 03, 2017, 03:00:17 am »
    I have so much in common with so many people here that I will try to only list the things I haven't seen much. This is a pretty fun thread to read through. It's amazing how everyone has something about themselves that really stands out.  :)

    1. I am adopted, and was brought to my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio at just 10 weeks old. At eighteen, I met my birth mother ("meh" to "aggh!" kind of experience), and just this year I met my birth father (it's been a much more positive experience this time around!). Regardless, I've come out of the whole thing feeling that family is what you make of it, and that bonds mean more than blood.

    2. I was a hard worker during my teens and ended up saving for a down payment on a condo, which I bought at fifteen (with my father's name on the deed, since I was a minor). I have run a successful real estate business ever since, where I am a landlord and do the majority of the property fixes between tenants and otherwise. Writing is my first love, though, so I have scaled back on the properties to focus on my books.

    3. I am a huge car lover. I play all manner of racing games, have built model cars, collect model cars, and go to car museums whenever I have the chance. My favorite toys as a little girl were Hot Wheels. My husband and I plan on visiting race tracks whenever we are near one. My favorite is the Nurburgring, but given my refusal to fly with the TSA in airports, I doubt I'll ever see it in person.

    4. I also love all sorts of machinery and other modes of transportation. I'm a huge fan of trains (and drag my husband to every railroad we can make it to), construction equipment (don't ask), boats, golf carts, you name it.

    5. I am an avid lover of video games. I started gaming when I was three on our family's DOS computer, along with the SNES and Sega Genesis. Today, I have a dedicated gaming room where I have a gaming PC, twelve consoles (including duplicates of handhelds for the hubby), gaming artwork (both professional and my own), weapon replicas, and my collection of a few thousand games stretching back a few generations. Gaming is my top inspiration for everything I write.

    6. I modeled as a teenager. I loved the photoshoots and even loved the runway, though I was too short to be invited to more than one. I got out of the industry after an acquaintance of mine ate tissues to appear thinner (she claimed the tissues would absorb water weight in her gut). Loved the job, hated the industry.

    7. I met my husband when I was 16, and he was 21. At the time, he got made fun of for "creeping" around a younger girl, though in reality, I was the pursuer (because the man is hot!). We met on March 31, 2005, were engaged March 31 the next year, and married March 31 of 2009. We're still in the honeymoon phase, and half of the time we don't know how long we've been married since we just count the years we've been together (much easier that way!).

    8. I am vegan (as is the hubby), and I hate saying it due to the stigma. My dad (adoptive father, of course) is a meat and potatoes kind of guy, and he insists on announcing it to everyone whenever we go out to eat, so I end up having to deflect the questions as he beams with the "isn't it so funny? My daughter and I are so different!" face. But my dad's charming, so he gets away with it.

    9. I went to school for dietetics (nutrition science), and stopped just short of the internship, because I knew it wasn't what I wanted to do. I already had my real estate business by that point and wanted to focus on writing. The parents insisted I go for the experience, which was both good and bad. At least the subject matter was interesting!

    10. Continuing on with the vegan/nutrition thing, I was bullied for it extensively in middle school. Not only was I vegan, but I lived on a ranch with the whole nine yards (horses, chickens, etc., smack dab in the middle of suburbia). I attempted suicide, and spent a Christmas in the local Children's Hospital. Somehow, I not only made it through, but I'm now an exhaustively bubbly person.

    11. I see people listing IQs here, so I'll list mine: 139. The only reason I care about this is that the number 139 has been a crazy lucky number for me my whole life (I finally embraced it after battling with it because of my OCD, which only likes even numbers). When I was tested and received that result, it felt like life was trolling me.

    12. I've been writing books since I was in the mid-single digits. I wrote my first full-length novel when I was nine, and my teacher was nice enough to edit it for me. It was called My Acorn, and it was an auto-biographical account of my relationship with my first pony. I wrote it on a really early version of Word Perfect, and I printed it out one side of a paper at a time. Those were the days.

    13. This isn't really about me...but my husband is a great cook, and he learned out of necessity (I'm too lazy to cook, and eating out is expensive). I'm really good at eating everything he makes, though, so I guess I'm a certified taste tester...?

    14. Adding to the adoption thing...growing up, I had one brother (who was the biological son of my parents). After having met both my birth mother and father, I now have six more siblings. I am the youngest of all of them, adoptive or not.

    15. I have my own opinion on politics but rarely speak of it. I seem to be in the minority here, but I like following people with political opinions that differ from mine just as often as those who think like me. I have a pretty fantastic ability to see things from other perspectives, even if I disagree on what to do with that information. I find that I wouldn't want to have it any other way, and am quite thankful for this.

    16. I have an obsession with weapons of all types, particularly bows. The only thing that has ever been consistently on my bucket list is learning to shoot a bow. My husband and I have various types of NERF guns in the house that we whip out for impromptu battles from time to time, and we have been to the gun ranges before with others. I am an impeccable shot. More than guns, though, I love blades. There's just something beautiful about a well made blade.

    17. I dance while I'm driving...all the time. I've been gawked at it before, but I know that catching others dancing the same way is the highlight of my day, so I don't let that stop me. And before you ask, no, I have never been at fault in a wreck, and I have never gotten a ticket (parking or otherwise).

    18. It's impossible to offend me. My sense of humor is vast and varied, and my best friend has tried repeatedly (and failed) to find the line to cross over the years. Now, he and I just resort to insulting each other for laughs, like normal people.

    19. I rarely cry. What does make me tear up, you ask? Video games. Shadow of the Colossus is one that is understandable, while the Forza Horizon 2 intro is unforgivable. I'm sorry, but...hot cars driving in slo-mo to touching music is just too much for this cold black heart.

    20. I have really, really bad arthritis in my knees. I was diagnosed when I was 23. The culprit? Writing. I sat cross-legged for almost a straight 24 hours writing the first book in The New World series, and then wondered why I couldn't bend my legs. Lo and behold, years later, and I'm using Ben-Gay, wraps, and taking medicine daily and hoping it'll solve itself, since I haven't been able to afford health insurance for the past few years. I'm pretty sure I'll need knee replacements by my mid-30s.

    21. I name everything. My computer. My car. Hubby's car and computer. My filing cabinet. Each and every video game console. Every piece of technology in the slightest (a desk fan, for example). Everything has a name. What's worse is that both my husband and I know and remember these names, so we talk about all these things like they're people. Yes, we're crazy.

    22. I prefer salty snacks to sweets. While I like chocolate, I would much prefer sunflower seeds. I'm pretty sure they're the food of the gods.

    23. I love vinegar so much that I've been known to drink the rest out of the bowl after a salad (and I don't use much oil at all). It is one of the few foods that can make me salivate just by thinking about it. I eat it on everything I can put it on. Some of my favorite snacks are full of vinegar (banana peppers out of the jar, marinated artichoke hearts, salt and vinegar chips).

    24. I love Thanksgiving. I love the time of year, the premise, and the fact that it revolves around food. I do not celebrate any other holidays outside of familial obligations (and tried opting out of the others years ago, to no avail).

    25. I am obsessed with rainbows. So much so, that I was teased in school because the others thought I was gay, when I'm as straight as an arrow. I wear a rainbow ring on my wedding finger, buy rainbows on everything, and color a lot of things rainbow in my artwork (as well as in games; I have a rainbow Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in almost every Forza). What is my favorite color, then, you ask? Brown. A deep chocolate brown. *shrugs*

    There it is. I hope to see more of these on here, so I'm not the only one resurrecting a three month old thread.   ::)

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1034 on: January 08, 2018, 03:55:56 pm »
    25 Random Things About Me

    1. My favorite colors are blue and purple.
    2. I have two sons.
    3. I write under a pen name.
    4. My dogs name is Buddy.
    5. Hes my first pet.
    6. I got glasses when I was six.
    7. I have worn contacts since I was fourteen.
    8. It took me a day to learn how to put the contacts in and another day to learn how to take them out.
    9. Im afraid of heights and fire.
    10. I am really good at playing hide-and-seek.
    11. I love kidsespecially my kids.
    12. Im the oldest in my family.
    13. I have a younger sister.
    14. I have five nieces.
    15. Im really competitive.
    16. But not at all athletic.
    17. I am a foodie.
    18. My favorite food is an all-you-can-eat buffet.
    19. I mostly drink coffee and water.
    20. After writing, reading is my favorite pastime.
    21. I think a lot of someecards are funny.
    22. I just signed up for Instagram (which I love) and SnapChat (which I dont understand yet).
    23. I married my high school sweetheart almost 15 years ago.
    24. I just discovered Outlander this year. Ive watched seasons 1-3 and read books 1-4.
    25. Im neither an early bird nor a night owl.


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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1035 on: January 22, 2018, 07:24:00 pm »
    1. I am retired
    2. Enjoying increase reading time
    3. Love to cook
    4. Collect Dolls
    5. My cat is now five and a half years old
    6. Furious we have to wait till 2019 to see the last season of Game Of Thrones
    7. Pepsi Addict
    8. T V Snob, most shows on TV are not worth watching
    9. Love Classic Movies, example first movie I ever owned was Casablanca on CED Disc
    10.love and followed the Greatful Dead Since 1972
    11 Saw them over a hundred times
    12 Marched in the Wowmen's March in NYC last weekend
    13 Started Spring Cleaning early this year
    14 Love my echo, listen to music more than I watch TV
    15 Was one of The first prime members
    16 my favorite movie of all time is Citizen Kane
    17 my favorite color is orange
    18 my guilty pleasure is chocolate
    19 I hate snow
    20 my favorite Author Is Tolkien
    21 Philadelphia Eagle Fan since the age of three(started by watching with my late dad)
    22 forgot to buy calendars this year
    23 do not have a Drivers Licence
    24 play Piano
    25 my first computer in 1980 was DOS, my brother build it from a kit.

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1036 on: January 27, 2018, 12:38:01 pm »
    1) I love staring at stars on a clear night and thinking about how big our universe is
    2) I have had various animals as pets: hamsters, birds, cat, dogs, sea monkeys
    3) I like watching kickboxing tournaments
    4) Theme parks are fun, the bigger the ride the better
    5) I have published one book
    6) I do not like dark chocolate
    7) I read about 50 Goosebumps books when I was a kid
    8) I have never 'been to camp'
    9) I have attended 9 different schools so far from Elementary to Graduate School.
    10) Green is my favorite color
    11) Alien invasion movies are really fun to me
    12) Social events with food and wine are enjoyable
    13) Thirteen is my favorite number
    14) My first car was stolen from me
    15) Most of the books that I have read were either financial thrillers or about learning how to trade financial instruments
    16) My ancestors came from North, West and Southern Europe
    17) Started wearing glasses in the 1st grade
    18) If I am excited about something to work on I can stay up all night
    19) Until I was about 13 years old I had only listened to music from the 1950's and 1960's
    20) I never owned an ipod
    21) A bee stung me once but hardly anything happened
    22) I hope many more Transformers movies are made
    23) I wish pie, cake and ice cream were good for me
    24) I can't figure out whether stories about giant humans are real or not
    25) Education may be the most important concept to us and everyone should get 'very' educated in some way to get closer to meeting their full potential

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1037 on: May 28, 2018, 08:28:49 am »
    1. I played violin in school.
    2. I am a surfer.
    3. I owned and ran a multi-million dollar company.
    4. I have built yachts.
    5. I am married to a wonderful woman I knew since 5th grade.
    6. My wife had the #35 overall book on Amazon. She has written a lot of books.
    7. My father made me a Darth Vader outfit in the 70's. He did an amazing job with the helmet, but I refined it later and won awards with it. (Light saber and all, back when you couldn't buy one.)
    8. I lived on the space coast of Florida and watched a lot of launches and have been in the assembly building at the cape.
    9. Favorite color is green.
    10. I am an artist, sculptor.
    11. Loved building models as a kid and made many airplanes, including a hand made x-wing fighter that flew. (Completely 3d with R2 in the back ;)
    12. I am a potter. (No not Harry's kin, I make ceramics.)
    13. I have built cabinets and furniture.
    14. (Wow this  is hard) I raised Koi. Not intentionally, they just really liked our pond and I had to sell hundreds to keep it from overflowing.
    15. I love the mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
    16. I was born in Germany. Father was in the Army.
    17. I drove a gold t-top 78 trans-am to high school.
    18. My wife's brother has been my best friend since 5th grade.
    19. I learned to drive a clutch with a go-cart my father built from an old mower.
    20. I am dealing with cancer.
    21. Always had a dog. Currently a schnauzer.
    22. I like to stare at the stars.
    23. Me and my wife talk about science a lot, quantum physics, quarks.
    24. Want to spend some time traveling the country.
    25. I am currently working on at least 4 books.

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1038 on: August 25, 2019, 02:13:27 pm »
    This thread caught my eye the other day when a scary-looking link was posted here. Thank you, Moderator, for taking care of things.

    9. I have a little black cat called Buscemi, and a little cocker spaniel called Eccleston. They're not friends.

     :D Now I'm imagining the actors, Buscemi and Eccleston, having a lifelong feud and growling whenever they pass each other.


    Twenty-five random things about me:
    • I am a Taurus
    • I choose Coca Cola over Pepsi.
    • My favorite Robert De Niro movie is Midnight Run.
    • I had Chicken Pox in my thirties.
    • My favorite lines from Shakespeare: 'What, with my tongue in your tail? Nay, come again, Good Kate. I am a gentleman.'
    • My current art medium of choice is watercolors.
    • I have experienced sleep paralysis half-a-dozen times.
    • I am a Darkwing Duck fan.
    • I was forty when I tried cannabis for the first time.
    • I finally stopped using the term 'Dude' a few years ago.
    • I have never been stung by a bee.
    • I prefer vanilla over chocolate but caramel is best of all.
    • I am an atheist.
    • I have never watched Citizen Kane.
    • I used to play World of Warcraft.
    • My fried-chicken-chain order of preference: 1) Jollibee, 2) Popeye's, 3) KFC.
    • I think Alexander's Prydain series is better than Lewis' Narnia series.
    • Celebrities I have crushed on include Keanu Reeves, Russell Crowe, Tom Hardy.
    • I am called 'The Bacon Master' in my house because I cook it just right.
    • I have never had a paranormal experience.
    • I prefer autumn & winter over spring & summer.
    • My favorite Stephen King novel is Pet Sematary.
    • If I could play an instrument, I'd like it to be the accordion.
    • I think Isle of Dogs is better than Fantastic Mr Fox.
    • I do not believe in astrology.
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1039 on: January 16, 2020, 04:39:29 am »
    (I am random
    I am not random) x25

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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1040 on: February 02, 2020, 09:07:48 pm »
    In addition to being a writer, I...
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    Re: 25 Random Things About You
    « Reply #1041 on: February 29, 2020, 11:12:41 pm »
    I'll have a crack...  ;D

    1)  Jeff Smith's Bone is my favourite comic book.
    2)  I can't whistle.  :o
    3)  I never learned how to roller skate.
    4)  I love the smell of coffee, but I can't stand the taste.
    5)  My favourite seasons are Autumn & Winter.
    6)  My alcoholic drink of choice is Guinness.
    7)  I can't stand the sound of people chewing food.
    8)  For a time in my life, my nickname was "Ponyboy."
    9)  I was married for over 10 years.
    10)  The best advice I ever received was, "Go travel.  Go see the world."
    11)  I think Terminator 2 is way better than the 1st movie.
    12)  My favourite childhood toy was a plastic blue "proton pack" from Ghostbusters.
    13)  I believe in love-at-first-sight.
    14)  My earliest memory is of seeing someone dressed as the Easter Bunny in our backyard.
    15)  My worst habit is that occasionally I will chew my fingernails.   :-[
    16)  I once met Lindsey Buckingham.
    17)  I'm afraid of open water.
    18)  My family once owned a terrier named "Dude."
    19)  I've had two cancerous tumors removed from my body in the last 5 years.
    20)  My favourite number is 53.
    21)  I don't like "religion," but I do have faith.
    22)  As a kid, I managed to fall down all 4 sets of stairs in our house... unscathed.
    23)  I prefer Batman over Superman.
    24)  At one time, I had a collection of over 900 compact discs.
    25)  I'm a grown-up orphan.



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