Post a Random Fact About Yourself

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Sibyl, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Delta Vega

    Delta Vega Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Location:
    The Great Barrier
    I started to learn and play guitar at the tender age of 53
    I now continue to play, write and record my own songs at home (badly)
    Very much of the "three takes and fuck it " school of spontanaeity
    I'm now 58, with an inside of my head age of 24.
     
    XCV330, Gary Mitchell, oberth and 2 others like this.
  2. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Location:
    milky way, outer spiral arm, Sol 3
    LOL that sounds familiar. I'm 55 but my inner self is 30 years younger.
    Writing songs os an awesome talent! I'm good at copying but I lack the imagination to write my own music. The closest I get to creativity in music is when I improvise on a blues or jazz scheme (but I couldn't write those down as I forget them immediately).
     
    Sibyl and Gary Mitchell like this.
  3. Pondwater

    Pondwater Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Location:
    The Backwoods
    I made a snowman and called him TJ.
     
  4. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Location:
    (new) berlin
    i'm 55, too but my inner self is about 35 - otherwise i'd have to do all the shit i did again
     
  5. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Location:
    (new) berlin
    tj hooker?
     
  6. Discofan

    Discofan Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Location:
    Discofan
    I can do magic tricks.
     
  7. Delta Vega

    Delta Vega Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Location:
    The Great Barrier
    I wouldn't say that what I write is anything to write home about, but it's fun to do.
    It's not complicated or lyrically verging on genius, no siree, but it's my shit and who cares.
    As for you having a go at playing Jazz, now that's impressive.
     
    rhubarbodendron and Sibyl like this.
  8. Pondwater

    Pondwater Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Location:
    The Backwoods
    Higgins
     
    Random_Spock and Sibyl like this.
  9. Sibyl

    Sibyl Caffeine Pill Popper Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2015
    Location:
    The Void
    Speaking of music, sometimes I hum the Raiders of the Lost Ark theme to myself...in piano lounge style. :D
     
  10. Discofan

    Discofan Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Location:
    Discofan
    Isn't that the same theme for all the Indiana Jones movie? I don't remember them coming up with different pieces of music each time?
     
  11. Sibyl

    Sibyl Caffeine Pill Popper Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2015
    Location:
    The Void
    There were individual themes within each movie, but The Raiders March was common to all of them.
     
  12. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Location:
    (new) berlin
    never heard of him (i guess you are talking dr thomas joseph higgins) - dude hasn't even a wiki entry
     
  13. XCV330

    XCV330 Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2017
    Location:
    XCV330
    Random fact: I'm left handed. I had to learn to do a lot of things right-handed growing up because that's just how it was.

    Nowadays I am relearning things left handed, like playing musical instruments. Oddly enough, due to heart surgery last year, I have had to train myself to shoot right handed, which I had always done left handed.
     
    Sibyl likes this.
  14. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Location:
    (new) berlin
    i'm a hard right handed guy - when i bought a nail scissors in a london lefty shop the patron immediately said i was a righty as lefties were used to use the wrong tools and thus only incompetent righties would buy those scissors. :guffaw:still have and use it.
     
    Sibyl and XCV330 like this.
  15. Discofan

    Discofan Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Location:
    Discofan
    I am ambidexter with a preference for my right side. It has for side effect of confusing me about my right and my left. Even now (I am 58) I sometimes hesitate when I am asked to turn left or right. It can be frustrating. On the bright side, I can read in a mirror or even upside down without much effort. Came in handy a couple of times... Of course, I can write with either hand (but I favor the right one). It's useful when I get writer's cramp (from too much writing) It happened to me a few times back when I was a student. Some people saw me do that in class and they stared at me like I was a magician.:D
     
    rhubarbodendron likes this.
  16. scotpens

    scotpens Professional Geek Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Location:
    City of the Fallen Angels
    I'm left-handed, and so are my father, my mother and my brother. We're a family of southpaws.

    I have flat feet. I mean, FLAT. Flat like a tortilla. No arches at all. In my preteen and early teen years, I wore Dr. Scholl's arch supports in my shoes. Every few months, my mom would take me to the Dr. Scholl's store where some guy would take my footprints, put my arch supports on an anvil and whack them a bit with a cobbler's hammer like he was adjusting the shape, then put them back in my shoes. They never helped me with walking or running, and my feet are still flat. Frankly, I think the whole thing was a scam.
     
    Sibyl likes this.
  17. Discofan

    Discofan Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Location:
    Discofan
    Can you run, I mean, for sports? I am told that flat fleet can be a serious impairment for that.
     
  18. Obsidian7

    Obsidian7 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    When I was a kid, I saw a shadow approach my bed. I reached out and nothing was there. Weirdly, it was the same house that I heard someone whispering my name (my sister claimed it was her but it doesn't explain the shadow person.)
     
    Velocity and Sibyl like this.
  19. Discofan

    Discofan Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Location:
    Discofan
    Kids have a lot of imagination that they sometimes confuse with reality. I wouldn't let that trouble me if I were you.
     
    Obsidian7 likes this.
  20. Obsidian7

    Obsidian7 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    There's probably a scientific reason like sleep paralysis or auditory hallucination. I've had other weird moments throughout my life though. Who knows? :)
     
    Sibyl likes this.