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  1. Liz

    I was the Ladies World Conker Champion 2002-2003! Sadly only Brits and a very few others know what conkers are or what the game entails, or I might have been world famous!

    3 years ago
  2. Tiffany

    My family has a worm composting bin as of the beginning of this month. Like a half pound of worms…500 maybe? It has been exciting trying to help the planet and eventually our garden!

    3 years ago
  3. Carrie Lee

    Earlier this year I took a long and scary step out of my comfort zone and entered my drawings in a local art exhibition. Due to Covid, of course, it was an online event but still daunting nonetheless..

    3 years ago
  4. sunnypatti48317

    I make a darned good tomato pie! So good that I can’t go to a family event without bringing one (or two), regardless of what time of year it is. My husband wants us to sell them when we get our business going… that’s how good he thinks they are, and he’s a properly trained chef!

    3 years ago
  5. Dusty Su

    I am about to make my 51st complete house move. I am 60-years-young! That’s a lot of moving.

    3 years ago
  6. Don Jones

    I talk to my dog – sometimes long conversations. She hasn’t answered yet. So the wheels haven’t fallen of the trolley (yet)!

    3 years ago
    1. Liz

      Doesn’t everybody talk to their pet??? I have conversations all day long with my cat. He doesn’t reply much but he often sits and listens intently. Sometimes he offers a comment, but sadly I don’t always understand. Perhaps your dog is considering her proper answer!

      3 years ago
    2. sunnypatti48317

      I love talking to my dog and cat! They are the best listeners 🙂

      3 years ago
  7. Cathie

    Ok, this is on the level of a mother bird throwing her fledging out of the nest and my son is now in his 30s so here goes….
    When my son was in 8th or 9th grade we were fishing in a small boat out on a Canadian lake as a family. My hubby had just bought me a new closed face reel…which to fisherman is an embarrassment… none the less I learned on a close faced reel and it is my comfort zone.
    So my hubby put it on my rod and away we go.
    On one of my casts, the reel went flying off into the lake; it was very clear lake and I could see it shining down about 12 feet or so.
    I began to strip to my undies when my hubby said – WHAT ARE YOU DOING –
    I said – getting my new reel.
    He said no way (as there were other boats around – not close but around)
    So I decided my son could swim down to get it – to which I got an incredulous look. But he did strip to his skivvies and dove in.
    He came up to the side of the boat and said its too deep I can’t get it.
    To which the story goes, I placed my foot on his head, said…”you run cross country – you have enough breath go get my new reel”… and then proceeded to push him back into the water.
    Well he dives down and then comes up like the lady of the lake holding Excalibur with the reel in his hand, breaking the surface 1st.
    He gained a lot of confidence that day – I got my reel back, and my hubby just shook his head…and then confessed it was a 2nd-hand refurbished reel –
    After a moment, we all broke out laughing as my son climbed back into the boat.
    The story has been told to all family members who also find it funny, and very Cathie-like.
    I hope you find it a bit amusing too –

    3 years ago
  8. d
    dcdeb

    Been told i have a good sense of humor.

    3 years ago
  9. B
    BasicMarsh

    I have literally “bumped” into and actually spoken to several famous people here and there — airports, city streets, etc. The number one incident was Ringo Starr in London in 1972, Bart Starr (Green Bay quarterback in the 60s) in Salt Lake City in the 90s, Julian Bond in D.C., Ed Bradley (60 Minutes reporter) at Atlanta airport, Rich Little (comedian/impersonator) in Hollywood, Sarah Jaroz (singer) at an airport, and John Sebastian (Lovin’ Spoonful) at Disneyland.

    3 years ago
  10. Antoinette

    I use to have a horse and I rode barrel racing in rodeos!

    3 years ago
  11. Mica

    I haven’t brushed or even finger-combed my hair since day before yesterday. … Time to take out the pony tail and start!

    3 years ago
    1. d
      dcdeb

      I like this

      3 years ago
      1. Mica

        Oh! That’s not true any longer 😁🙃

        3 years ago
        1. d
          dcdeb

          😣😀😀😀😀

          3 years ago
    2. O.Christina

      😂

      3 years ago
    3. Antoinette

      😂

      3 years ago
  12. Debra

    I was a crazy synchronized swimmer in my youth for about a decade. I once did a double ballet leg for the length of the pool to get a hot-fudge Sundae. Try that. Only your head and pointed lower legs and feet are above the surface and you propel yourself afloat with your hands. Yippee!

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      I did water ballet in middle school loved it!

      3 years ago
  13. SK

    I was once in a Marching Kazoo Band. . I met Gary Cooper when I was 4 years old. I have also met Sky King.

    3 years ago
    1. Debra

      Well SK, I might not be in a marching Kazoo Band, but I hail from Kazoo!

      3 years ago
  14. Toni

    I auditioned for a movie once. It was a “look see”. All you had to do was stand on a spot in order for the director to see you. I was dating an actor at the time who refused to go to the audition because he didn’t want me telling him what to do. He had been in NY for several months and did not have an agent and was not going on auditions. When someone told me about the “look see” I thought it would be perfect for him to get started. He was surprised when I told him I went and how easy it was. He decided to go and not only did he get the part but it enabled him to get into 2 unions. He went on to get another movie and was paid scale. I secretly wanted to be an actor too but did not pursue it and had very little experience and was very insecure. He had an 8 by 10 glossy photo with a resume on the back with his summer stock experience and community theater credits. I had an index card with a 2″ square Woolworth photo stapled to it with high school theater experience printed out in pen. The movie was Radio Days with director Woody Allen sitting in the dark in the back of the room.. He was my boyfriends favorite NY director at the time. For me it was a no brainer. I could not let him pass up the opportunity so I made it easy for him on a dare. If I could go with no experience he had no excuse. He was mad but it got him out of bed and to the audition just in time. It was in the basement of St. Pauls Church just blocks from where my boyfriend lived in the Theater District. The next movie he was in was Coming to America. We broke up shortly after that upon entering a cult church that a theater friend introduced him to (another story). He now lives in Atlanta with his wife and daughter and does regional theater. He lived happily ever after.

    3 years ago
  15. Chester

    I was once close enough to a mortar blast to hear the whistling before impact – far enough to be safe, close enough to emerge all the more grateful!

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      What was the mortar blast about/for?

      3 years ago
      1. Chester

        Suspect it was for “impact” in many shapes and forms. It was a regular occurrence at that particular location in Afghanistan. That one just came particularly close.

        3 years ago
  16. Mike S

    For a good number of years I’ve had in mind to write a mystery thriller and I even had the bear outlines of a plot. The main character is a psychologist who is a former Marine and who gets called on cases by a Boston police department sergeant detective who he knew from his days in the military. There is a woman who has multiple personality disorder who, and one of her manifestations, is a serial killer, mostly of rich white men. So the police detective girls are central figure, the psychologist, I call to work on the case with a victim is a male. The suspense grows because the woman with multiple personality disorder comes to our psychologist in her healthy personality bringing her young son in for therapy, and then she herself wants to do individual therapy. If and when I ever finish this book I’ll let you all know.

    3 years ago
  17. Y
    Yram

    I have made over 100 hats on a round loom this past year. I think worms are fascinating!

    3 years ago
  18. Holly in Ohio

    I was once asked by a royal prince to marry him and I turned him down. He asked me again a year later, and I turned him down a second time. We did date a bit. He was nice and very interesting!

    Now don’t get too excited. He was not in line for a throne. He was the youngest of six brothers. And it had been his uncle that had been king, until the country was no longer a monarchy… but yes, he was indeed a bona fide royal prince, and he led an extremely interesting life and excelled at accomplishments. I met him when he was getting his third higher learning degree, and he told me he was after six total degrees, so he could beat the record of his brothers and sister

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      WoW, Holly in Ohio!

      3 years ago
  19. Pilgrim

    I am a big fan of Broadway music, and very often pop out with a line from a song in the middle of a conversation. These lines also seem to run through my mind regularly.

    3 years ago
  20. Javier Visionquest

    Some people call me “Mean” Dean referring to the mean, mode, and median. There is nothing extraordinary about me.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      You have uniqueness! And I bet you could find a fun fact or two if you sit with it a while. You keep bees, for instance!

      How did you get your nickname?

      3 years ago
  21. Carla

    Im an occasional character performer. I’m known best for being St Frances Xavier Cabrini at my parish. I’ve also been St Brigid & Peonia Peterson-a delightful Minnesotan with a gutsy New Yorker dialect.

    3 years ago
  22. C
    Clare

    I don’t know that it’s a fun fact for those around me but I have the curiosity of a four year old. I’m forever either asking or looking up the why’s and what fors of new things I come across.

    3 years ago
    1. Butterfly

      Me too, Clare 😊

      3 years ago
  23. Sherry

    I’m an artist mostly landscapes. I love Rumi poetry

    3 years ago
  24. Carol

    In the 1970’s I was a blues singer on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. In my late 50s I was a church soloist and member of my church choir. Every year on service Sunday, I was ask to deliver the pitch for new choir members and I always used to begin by saying, “I went from singing in the saloon to singing in the sanctuary and I have not found the audience to be much different. We are all lifted up by song.”

    3 years ago
    1. sparrow

      I love this . . .
      so true,
      dear Carol . . .

      3 years ago
      1. Holly in Ohio

        Oh my goodness. That is FABULOUS! Now I totally “get” why your soul is so deep! 🙂

        3 years ago
  25. devy

    I have a sense of humour and love using puns in conversations 😂

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I love PUNishment. Bring it on, Devy! 😀

      3 years ago
    2. O.Christina

      One at our school was double you I- double el y – double you- double o d. We were asked to spelling the tongue twister as fast as we could, and it was a lot of fun until finally, we succeeded. As it was a foreign language for us all, we exercised until we got it right 🙂

      3 years ago
  26. Trish

    I’m making sock puppets for my academy mentor’s retirement party & will be honoring her with a skit. The puppets will be a replication of my mentor & my classmates. We have all said such ridiculous things over the last two years!!

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      That sounds precious! Oh that will be fun!!!! 😀

      3 years ago
      1. Trish

        Holly, you’re such a great cheerleader❤️

        3 years ago
  27. Luna Mihee Kwon

    I’m not horrible at getting my essays done for school, but I tend to procrastinate on the quality of those very essays.

    3 years ago
  28. Kevin

    I’ve spent a lifetime working with young people, and frequently groups began by sitting in a big circle with everyone sharing their names. When it was time to share my name, I said, “My name is Joseph Kevin Michael Patrick Lee, if you please!” Soon, kids began to playfully challenge one another with who among them could say my name correctly in one breath. Over time, many young people began greeting me with, “Hello Joseph Kevin Michael Patrick Lee if you please!”

    3 years ago
  29. Michele

    I learned Irish Ceili dancing as an adult, danced for over 11 years with the Timoney’s. Awesome group of people:)

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Ceilidh is fun! I wish I could do it. Second best would be to watch people doing it! That is fabulous, Michele!

      3 years ago

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