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    Three Things We Probably Didn't Know About You

    ......and, sure, most of us probably don't really care, either. But hey, this is the FAC and what more pretext do you need to share some personal info to help build a sense of community?

    I'll break the the ice first -

    1. For some reason a childhood memory of the family travelling to Mackinaw Island and eating at a picnic table and me accidently leaving a Twinkie behind uneaten is particularly vivid (nooooo, that Twinkie went to waste! I shall atone the rest of my life by sending boxes of Twinkies to starving children in Mali...)

    2. I changed majors 6 times as an undergrad

    3. I spent some years travelling around the world but live two blocks from the house I grew up in (largely because of my travels)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Off topic:
    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    ...1. For some reason a childhood memory of the family travelling to Mackinaw Island ...
    Mackinaw City
    Mackinac Island, Straits, Bridge (but pronounced like the "W")

    Carry on.

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    4. Oh, and my favorite saying is 'discretion is the better part of valor'.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    This sort of reminds me of a really old thread - Two Truths and a Lie.
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    1) I began the first half of my college career as a music education major. I wanted to teach high school band.

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    3) In my next life, I'd like to be a pastry chef.
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    I have a long schlong...
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    1. For some reason a childhood memory of the family travelling to Mackinaw Island and eating at a picnic table and me accidently leaving a Twinkie behind uneaten is particularly vivid (nooooo, that Twinkie went to waste! I shall atone the rest of my life by sending boxes of Twinkies to starving children in Mali...)
    I had a similar experience with fresh cannoli's from Mike's Pastry Shop in the North End of Boston, left behind in a hotel refridgerator. I still weep uncontrollably at the memory.

    2. I changed majors 6 times as an undergrad
    Finance, economics, journalism, political science, public administration - you beat me by one, unless you include my graduate degree in geography.

    3. I spent some years travelling around the world but live two blocks from the house I grew up in (largely because of my travels)
    Since 1984 I have not lived in any apartment or house longer than three years.
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    1) Both of my dogs - Italian Greyhounds - were rescued. Dog #1 eight years ago, dog #2 over Labor Day Weekend. Both are seniors.

    2) I have a massive sweet tooth. However, I hate to bake sweets.

    3) I am not a morning person!!!
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    I won a radio contest saying this famous phrase backwards:
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    Well that is one. I must not be very interesting or you know it all...
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    I have told you guys enough already in other threads and posts so nothing new or different report.

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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal View post
    Finance, economics, journalism, political science, public administration - you beat me by one, unless you include my graduate degree in geography.
    Poli sci, trumpet performance, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, geography.

    Guess I have commitment issues, huh?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Guess I have commitment issues, huh?
    If you did, how then did you end up married with children ?
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    ......1. For some reason a childhood memory of the family travelling to Mackinaw Island and eating at a picnic table and me accidently leaving a Twinkie behind uneaten is particularly vivid (nooooo, that Twinkie went to waste! I shall atone the rest of my life by sending boxes of Twinkies to starving children in Mali...)
    That was your twinkie?? Wow we found it and gave it to a starving orphan who thanked us 1,000 times.

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    1. I was attacked by a pelican when I was 3 years old in Florida.

    2. I am left-handed.

    3. I have 2 dogs a mini doxie (Actually my girlfriend's) and a bugg (a hybrid breed of a pug and a Boston Terrier). The bugg was adopted from a rescue organization.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Poli sci, trumpet performance, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, geography.
    Music education, GIS, planning, back to music, then back to planning (after taking my first teaching course... it scared the crap out of me!)... still wish I had put a little more time into considering interior design or geology.

    Ah well... c'est la vie!
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    SAW
    Off-topic:

    If you did, how then did you end up married with children ?
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    so as not to dig myself in any deeper, I probably shouldn't mention we dated for 11 years prior to getting married?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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