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Let’s Take a Look at Ten Things

2011-12-05 at 06:29 am BlogBlog  RSSRSS  Subscribe

I’ve been tagged to tell ten things about me. What to tell, what to tell? It seems to be the biggest question of the day around here. Let’s see….oh, I know. How about these ten things?

1. I’ve successfully woke up breathing every day for the last 53 years. I showed up in this plane of existence on the first day of Fall in 1958. That makes me a Virgo/Libra cusp baby which completely explains my OCD that everything I have any control over must be perfectly balanced.

2. I was christened a German Lutheran, but after exploration of other beliefs I’ve come to follow my own ideas of my existence and the reasons for my being. I believe in reincarnation and am thankful that I also believe this is my last time around for this series. I’m curious to find out where I will go from here.

3. I was married at 16, left him at 17, went back before I was 18, had my only child at 19, separated for good at 21, and divorced at 23. I started hanging around with the Man about that time and we have been together ever since. My daughter, the Girl, is now 34 and we have two grandchildren, the Boy who is 12 and Baby Girl who is 2. They all live with us which is great some days, but I think if I’m ever to get them all out from under my feet I’m going to have to build a cottage out in the back forty and just move their stuff out there.

4. At 17 I went to work for a law firm as a receptionist. I worked my way up to their office manager/paralegal within 7 years. After doing that for different firms for almost 20 years, I changed fields to property development which then morphed into commercial financing. Five years ago the company closed and I’ve not worked (by choice) since.

5. In my travels through this life so far I have crossed paths with Chill Wills, Liberace, Dawn Wells, Paul Anka, an extra from the movie “Red River”, and two alleged mobsters who shall remain nameless. My secret wish with regard to celebrities is that I could be 20 years younger so that I could now become a groupie for Nickelback. I don’t know what it is about those guys.

6. Through researching my family ties I have discovered that so far I am not related to anybody famous, infamous or noteworthy in any way. My daughter (through her biological) and the Man however are possibly related to some of the same people just in varying familial degrees. Weird, huh? I have submitted my DNA for testing and comparison with the hope that eventually it will be discovered that I am a descendent of the love child of some royal or historic dignitary.

7. In April, 2013, I will have lived in Las Vegas for 50 years. That is if I can stick around till then, but no matter what I will always live in Nevada. I don’t know why my parents left our home state, but I always wondered if it had anything to do with those pictures I found in the bottom drawer of my Dad’s dresser after he died. They were in a sealed envelope marked DO NOT OPEN. You know I did. I don’t know where the pictures were taken or who the participants were, but they were definitely having a time and it was definitely some time ago. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve stopped myself from posting them on one of those “Do You Know These People” picture sites. I just don’t know if I could manipulate the appropriate censorship bars into all the necessary places.

8. I am a guy’s girl. I prefer hanging out with the guys over the girls any day. Unless they’re also guys’ girls. I don’t do frou-frou unless absolutely necessary, I despise shopping, and I only have my nails done so that I have sufficient claws with which to scratch the Man’s back or the dogs’ ears. I can talk cars, guns, fishing, boating, building stuff, and drinking with a fair level of competence as to not come off as a total idiot. The only guy thing I’ve never been able to understand is the mad passion for professional sports.

9. My favorite color has always been purple. Always. By choice or divine intervention everything in my life has a shade of purple in it somewhere. Since I became a grandmother, I always wear purple. I drive a purple car. My nails are always painted with purple graphics. The Man’s lifetime (since he was like 7) football team? You guessed it. The Minnesota Vikings.

10. I went to US Festival 1983. It was an experience. I have never been anonymously groped so often in all of my life as I was in those three days. Darn.

There are ten things you probably didn’t know about me. I hope that I have satisfied some of your curiosities. If not, I’ll take any questions that you may have. I may not answer them, but I’ll take them. Since I think just about everybody I know has been tagged for this, I will leave it up to any readers to join in if they choose. All you have to do is tell us ten things we didn’t know about you. It’s easy; go ahead, you know you want to.

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16 Responses to “Let’s Take a Look at Ten Things”

  1. Howdy SPK. Wow, well presented. Dang I wish I knew myself as well as you do yourself.

    What is a US Festival 1983?

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    Some People's Kids
    Some_Peoples_Kids Reply:

    I am my best friend and my worst enemy. :lol:

    US Festival 1983 was the second music and technology festival hosted by Steve Wozniak and Apple Computers. It was held at the Glen Helen Regional Park outside San Bernardino, CA and consisted of three days of various genres of rock music. Day One was New Wave, Day Two was Classic, and Day Three was Hard. The band lineup started at 10:00 am each morning and continued until after midnight each night. There were over 30 bands for the three days including David Bowie, Van Halen, Stevie Nicks, The Clash, Motley Crue, Men at Work and so many others. It was awesome.

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  2. Excellent! I know a lot more about you. :wink: Wow. Secret photos. My brother and i were talking about some family mysteries just the other night. There is no left to ask so we will never know… And that’s OK… :wink:

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    Some People's Kids
    Some_Peoples_Kids Reply:

    I’ve got lots of family mysteries I’m trying to find out about. Suicides, disappearing relatives, a possible murder, and at least one secret identity. I’m sure my hunt for the answers will be much more interesting than the actual answers that I may be able to find. :roll:

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  3. I like that guy’s girl thing. I think we would get along really well in person just as we do online…. :love: One of my pals has to have ruffles on EVERYTHING. I am wayyyy more shaker in my tastes.

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    Some People's Kids
    Some_Peoples_Kids Reply:

    My opinion on ruffles is that they should have been done away with as a fashion statement about the same time as powdered wigs. But then my idea of getting dressed up is wearing my new jeans. :wink:

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  4. I have friends who were at that same concert! Do you remember seeing a guy with a goattee and a baseball cap?

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    Some People's Kids
    Some_Peoples_Kids Reply:

    Was he blond or brunette?

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  5. Great biography blog! I went to both US Festivals and both times it was over a hundred degrees all three days. I survived, and had a great time (what I can remember of them :mrgreen: )

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    Some People's Kids
    Some_Peoples_Kids Reply:

    I’m a desert rat so it wasn’t hard handling the heat. Besides they had those water canons and the water area that allowed for regular cool offs during the day. The only bad thing I found at US was that by day three it was almost impossible to take the smell of humanity in the area at the front of the stage. 8-O

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  6. Great share! Purple is my fav colour as well…I have a set of really lush and luxurious purple satin sheets….

    I did visit Vegas….really if truth be told I didn’t want to go, (I had fallen in love with the Grand Canyon and didn’t want to leave)…especially for what I thought was a “hotbed of the evils of capitalism gone mad”….my first memory of Vegas was being surrounded by the sound of falling money….three days in Vegas and there I was pumping coins into a poker machine at the Pink Flamingo with the best of them!

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    Some People's Kids
    Some_Peoples_Kids Reply:

    The money doesn’t fall like it used to, both figuratively and literally. Now they’ve digitized the sound of falling money, but all that comes out of the machine is a slip of paper with a bar code and the amount of money that you’ve cashed out. I really do miss the bouncing nickels and the black fingertips. It’s amazing how dirty money really is. :wink:

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    Mango_Chutney Reply:

    :wink:

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  7. I knew nothing about you and now I do. I loved it!!!

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    Some People's Kids
    Some_Peoples_Kids Reply:

    You are far too kind. :love:

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    Angelica \ Kevin

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