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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #300 on: October 26, 2017, 02:43:05 PM »
Wait, TMI?

No, your firsthand accounts of your world travels are always delightful.  But it might be worth noting for those not keeping track that this isn't the first time they have featured the theme of personal defecation across the farthest reaches of the globe.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #301 on: October 26, 2017, 02:58:21 PM »
I worked at a place where on of my primary duties was to daily move millions of moths into a small room, heat the room up until they died, and then shovel their corpses into an incinerator.

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« Reply #302 on: October 26, 2017, 03:30:09 PM »
Mostly posting to follow but maybe this one will work?

Failed the vision test at the DMV.

I'm nearly blind in one eye (untreated lazy eye so now it's permanent), but never had a problem in another state passing the vision test. For some reason this state requires me to take a form to the eye doctor despite my better eye being fine when wearing contacts.

I would have failed the (stereo part) vision test in DMV, if I didn't cheat. I had lazy eye too. The 3d movie effect never worked on me, until I saw Avatar. That was great! 

I don't think my life is that boring but I don't have these kind of stories! I kind of avoid potentially life-threatening activities and only get into them accidently.

Since my life is boring I can say that my older brother has had the following things happen to him: drove a motorbike full speed into a set of baseball bleachers at night (only a broken nose) fell off the roof of a 2 story apartment building (broken leg) leaned against a railing of a 2 story balcony which broke causing him to fall 2 stories (no broken bones, just very bruised) been in more than one spectacular car accident where other people involved where seriously injured/broken necks where he and walked away, broke out of an outward bound type program which involved hiking miles of unnavigatable terrain, crossing the Misssippi and state lines in the process, and other unsafe and illegal activities not going to detail. No, he's not a stuntman, just foolhardy with a drinking problem.   
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« Reply #303 on: October 27, 2017, 11:11:29 AM »
leaned against a railing of a 2 story balcony which broke causing him to fall 2 stories (no broken bones, just very bruised)

Somehow that seems unfair, despite having done many riskier things where he probably escaped deserved injury.

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« Reply #304 on: October 29, 2017, 07:32:56 AM »
Guarded a POTUS for 2 years. It was only weekends, holidays and when he was on vacations. Also in different job all night armed stake out... of a manhole cover. Bunch of other weird stuff because of weird jobs (Coast Guard enlisted and then civilian environmental law enforcement/compliance).
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« Reply #305 on: October 29, 2017, 06:12:47 PM »
leaned against a railing of a 2 story balcony which broke causing him to fall 2 stories (no broken bones, just very bruised)

Somehow that seems unfair, despite having done many riskier things where he probably escaped deserved injury.
I had someone fall off a balcony in their hotel room onto our patio while on spring break in Ft. Lauderdale in the mid-80s.  We held his hand until the ambulance arrived.  He fell onto a large decorative boulder on his back.  Couldn't move anything probably due to shock to spinal cord.  We heard he survived but we never knew if there was permanent paralysis.
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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #306 on: October 30, 2017, 06:41:12 AM »
leaned against a railing of a 2 story balcony which broke causing him to fall 2 stories (no broken bones, just very bruised)

Somehow that seems unfair, despite having done many riskier things where he probably escaped deserved injury.
I had someone fall off a balcony in their hotel room onto our patio while on spring break in Ft. Lauderdale in the mid-80s.  We held his hand until the ambulance arrived.  He fell onto a large decorative boulder on his back.  Couldn't move anything probably due to shock to spinal cord.  We heard he survived but we never knew if there was permanent paralysis.

I was in hospital for a few days after getting struck by a car. The man on one side of me had fallen 120ft off a tower block he was working on, broken his neck, spine, arms & legs and had been in there for six months but was on the mend. He was full of life, real life and soul of the party - trying to chat up the nurses, listing all the things he was going to do when he got out. On the other side was a man who had jumped off a bridge in a failed suicide bid and broken both his legs and smashed up his face,. He was a bit quieter, as you might expect.

All irrelevant to the topic in hand, but it occurs to me that I'm probably the only one who has spent two years without the use of one leg as a child, due a rare bone problem.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #307 on: October 30, 2017, 09:20:11 PM »
I lived at 3 lighthouses. I was stationed at each on small boat units but still had to tend the lights - including one about 40 miles off shore. It was quaint and fun and noisey at hell on foggy nights.
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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #308 on: October 31, 2017, 01:17:47 PM »
I've got a couple that are usually unique.
Dropped 17 lbs in 3 days (131>114).
Gained 16 lbs in 1 day and 31 lbs in 2 weeks (114>130>145).

Can I throw going 3.5 days with zero food, zero water, and heavy exercise in there?

I am really curious about the circumstances that led to all three of these things happening.

I would put the odds at 95% that he's a boxer, wrestler, or some other sort of fighter trying to make weight.

I've cut similar weights for tournaments (wrestling, jiu-jitsu, judo, muay thai) but was never given a whole day to gain it back (weigh ins were on the same day as the fight).  Also, I'm closer to 200 lbs.  Dropping 130 - 115 is much more difficult (and harder on the body) than dropping 200 - 185.

I lost 30 lbs in a week when I had blood poisoning . . . but that was kinda a near death experience, and it took me three months to put it back on.

You got it. Cutting weight for wrestling. And matches were same day as weigh ins. Drinking a half-gallon of water and I'd feel good to go in about an hour after weigh-in.

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« Reply #309 on: November 01, 2017, 03:03:23 AM »
I can't believe I forgot about this...

My boyfriend (who is 6' tall) and I slept in the trunk of my car which is a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, a small 2-door sports hatchback. In a parking lot.

I know many of you have slept in cars, but I'd be impressed if you did it with two people in a 2-door sports hatchback (and not in the front seats, doesn't count!)

Did it. In a 1990s Acura Integra with my 6'3" then-boyfriend on the side of the road between Phoenix and Vegas, after we found out his sister-in-law, whom we were going to visit, didn't want us to take my dog. Oh yeah, there was a Chihuahua sleeping in the car with us, too. A not-quite-potty-trained Chihuahua puppy who peed in the car by our feet. And somehow this all seems like a *good* memory now!

Did it. In a 1986 Mitsubishi Cordia Turbo with my then-fiance, now ex-husband. We had a communication breakdown around who was the designated driver at a BBQ with friends at the lake, so had to stay overnight.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #310 on: November 01, 2017, 05:15:20 AM »
I went foraging for truffles in Croatia and I dug up the 2nd largest truffle of the season.

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« Reply #311 on: November 01, 2017, 07:03:27 AM »
I went foraging for truffles in Croatia and I dug up the 2nd largest truffle of the season.

Do you have to bring your own pig or can you rent by the hour?  (I am in fact NOT banned from any pig rental agency ;-)  )
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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #312 on: November 01, 2017, 07:52:03 AM »
I've got a couple that are usually unique.
Dropped 17 lbs in 3 days (131>114).
Gained 16 lbs in 1 day and 31 lbs in 2 weeks (114>130>145).

Can I throw going 3.5 days with zero food, zero water, and heavy exercise in there?

I am really curious about the circumstances that led to all three of these things happening.

I would put the odds at 95% that he's a boxer, wrestler, or some other sort of fighter trying to make weight.

I've cut similar weights for tournaments (wrestling, jiu-jitsu, judo, muay thai) but was never given a whole day to gain it back (weigh ins were on the same day as the fight).  Also, I'm closer to 200 lbs.  Dropping 130 - 115 is much more difficult (and harder on the body) than dropping 200 - 185.

I lost 30 lbs in a week when I had blood poisoning . . . but that was kinda a near death experience, and it took me three months to put it back on.

You got it. Cutting weight for wrestling. And matches were same day as weigh ins. Drinking a half-gallon of water and I'd feel good to go in about an hour after weigh-in.

Been there, done that. Had to quit wrestling because I hated the weight management, especially since it was coupled with real heavy exercise. On weigh-in days, EVERYTHING looked like food.

I also didn't know anything about proper diet at the ripe old age of 15, so I am sure that was a contributing factor.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #313 on: November 01, 2017, 08:11:14 AM »
  (I am in fact NOT banned from any pig rental agency ;-)  )

The fact that you haven't been caught yet doesn't mean you're not guilty.

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« Reply #314 on: November 01, 2017, 08:12:15 AM »
When I was thirteen my parents took me to visit family in NYC. All of us went to a museum (a natural history museum? I can't remember) and my older brother was supposed to look out for me. He abandoned me and I hung out in the museum until closing time. Noticing that everyone was gone and probably back at the apartment. It was dark in a strange city and I was at that age when I dressed like a tart at any given opportunity. I walked some miles back and entered the apartment like a boss.

When I was eleven years old I was accosted by a high school kid on a bike. He told me he had a gun and I better give him some money. I told him to fuck off.

I was a hardcore li'l mofo back in the day.

I also passed out in the Amazon rainforest. Alcohol was not involved.

Edit: I also realized a childhood dream of mine and met Bruce Coville at a Writers' Conference. The conference sucked, but he was everything my inner nine-year-old knew he would be. <3
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« Reply #315 on: November 02, 2017, 04:13:11 PM »
One more thing just happened which I think is pretty unique?

An Australian witch accused me of plagiarism (wrongly) and a bunch of her witch friends threatened to hex me. ROTFL -- I seriously couldn't have made this shit up!

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« Reply #316 on: November 02, 2017, 05:17:41 PM »
One more thing just happened which I think is pretty unique?

An Australian witch accused me of plagiarism (wrongly) and a bunch of her witch friends threatened to hex me. ROTFL -- I seriously couldn't have made this shit up!

Wow! I hope you survive the hexes :-)  I saw that post last night in my FB feed... didn't know it was an MMMer!
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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #317 on: November 03, 2017, 11:37:00 AM »
I've been in a CNN documentary and on TV domestically and internationally a ton of times.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #318 on: November 03, 2017, 11:58:22 AM »
leaned against a railing of a 2 story balcony which broke causing him to fall 2 stories (no broken bones, just very bruised)

Somehow that seems unfair, despite having done many riskier things where he probably escaped deserved injury.

I remember when my lil brother let me know about the accident (he was on the same balcony at the time, and saw the whole thing is slow motion), said something like "this time it wasn't his fault"

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« Reply #319 on: November 03, 2017, 12:42:59 PM »
I arranged "Pictures at an Exhibition" and "Peter and the Wolf" for pipe organ and performed them.  I also set the text of the biblical Book of Revelation to music as an oratorio.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #320 on: November 03, 2017, 05:49:49 PM »
I was once the only woman in a week long 42-person meeting (we were all from tier-1 automotive parts mfgs) to discuss tactics to help get US vendors approved to make components for a specific Japanese auto manufacturer and 'teach' the corporation way of doing business.  Of the other 41 there were two other anglos: a bald man and an American of Italian descent with black hair.  The remaining 39 were Japanese men working in the US, 'stationed' at various facilities owned in part or in whole by the mother corp.  I'm blonde, with green eyes.  The Japanese, at least back then, worked all day long and well into the night.  We met for breakfast, had official meetings, had lunch together, more meetings, had dinner together, more meetings, then had 'entertainment' provided at whatever venue the mother company had chosen for the late evening.  I've never since been hit on that many times in so short a number of days.  Not many hold their booze well but they seem intent on drinking.  Fortunately a nice guy from the facility closest to where I worked stuck close stayed sober and told other guys to take a hike.  Apologized and explained that green-eyed blondes are considered exotic in Japan.  I hope he's well but I doubt it that was decades ago and he smoked like a chimney.

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« Reply #321 on: November 05, 2017, 06:57:18 PM »
-Passed the May 1974 CPA exam with the minimum passing score of 75 on all four parts.
-Hopelessly sank into hip deep snow when my son and I were walking a desolate section of the      Athabaska glacier in Alberta,Ca .Due to my son's efforts I lived to write this today.
-Proud recipient of a tshirt for correctly reciting the Whopper jingle at a Burger King in Urbana,Illinois
-I used to bake 200 dozen Christmas cookies for holiday serving and sharing
-Worked as pollworker during the recent Presidential election and assisted a voter born with no arms or shoulders. She completed the 3 page ballot form ( neatly filling in ovals)with her feet,my assistance consisted of placing her  handbag back on her after reviewing her picture ID. We are without excuse if we fail to vote.
-Watched from my kitchen window as a mouse ran across our screened pool patio into the waiting mouth of a rat snake which was about 5 feet long
-Drove with son from Miami to Seattle for his internship,putting  5,000 miles on the car over 11 days due to much sightseeing




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« Reply #322 on: November 05, 2017, 09:25:40 PM »
Various trauma operations that are better left un-described.

More rewarding: removed a 17 inch tumor out of a patient's back who was having intractable pain from it. Now he doesn't! Woo!

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« Reply #323 on: November 06, 2017, 01:15:02 PM »
Drove solo from LA to Upstate NY in 54 hours.  48 Hours of driving, 6 hours sleeping on side of road.  I picked up a hitchhiker just outside of Denver and I asked him where he was going.  He told me Des Moines, Iowa.  I dropped him on his doorstep 14 hours after picking him up.  (Note: not sure of the 14 hours.  This was around 1991.  26 Years clouds the mind.  Amirite?)



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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #324 on: November 07, 2017, 04:16:33 PM »
I've got a couple that are usually unique.
Dropped 17 lbs in 3 days (131>114).
Gained 16 lbs in 1 day and 31 lbs in 2 weeks (114>130>145).

Can I throw going 3.5 days with zero food, zero water, and heavy exercise in there?

I don't mean to target anyone in particular or to be a jerk, but I find these kinds of extreme weigh-in measures to be ridiculous, unnecessary, and most definitely dangerous. I feel like if one can't compete in their own, proper weight class without going to these kinds of ill-advised measures, they're doing something wrong. We're not talking about the difference between fighting a 135-lb scrappy person and a 300-lb sumo wrestler; the weight classes are already granular enough that a few pounds shouldn't make a difference. Skill is 99% of the equation; the difference between fighting a 150-lb and 160-lb person is just not that great. Or, if you're normally a 170-lb fighter trying to beat up on 145-lb fighters in order to "win", what's the point?

On the danger side, it is easy to imagine someone becoming perilously dehydrated and going into shock doing heavy exercise with no food or water in three days. With no one around to administer aid, the results could be fatal.
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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #325 on: November 07, 2017, 05:06:00 PM »
I've got a couple that are usually unique.
Dropped 17 lbs in 3 days (131>114).
Gained 16 lbs in 1 day and 31 lbs in 2 weeks (114>130>145).

Can I throw going 3.5 days with zero food, zero water, and heavy exercise in there?

I don't mean to target anyone in particular or to be a jerk, but I find these kinds of extreme weigh-in measures to be ridiculous, unnecessary, and most definitely dangerous. I feel like if one can't compete in their own, proper weight class without going to these kinds of ill-advised measures, they're doing something wrong. We're not talking about the difference between fighting a 135-lb scrappy person and a 300-lb sumo wrestler; the weight classes are already granular enough that a few pounds shouldn't make a difference. Skill is 99% of the equation; the difference between fighting a 150-lb and 160-lb person is just not that great. Or, if you're normally a 170-lb fighter trying to beat up on 145-lb fighters in order to "win", what's the point?

On the danger side, it is easy to imagine someone becoming perilously dehydrated and going into shock doing heavy exercise with no food or water in three days. With no one around to administer aid, the results could be fatal.

Agreed. Please, please dpc don't ever do that again. The faceless people on the internet are worried about you.
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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #326 on: November 07, 2017, 05:13:00 PM »
I've got a couple that are usually unique.
Dropped 17 lbs in 3 days (131>114).
Gained 16 lbs in 1 day and 31 lbs in 2 weeks (114>130>145).

Can I throw going 3.5 days with zero food, zero water, and heavy exercise in there?

I don't mean to target anyone in particular or to be a jerk, but I find these kinds of extreme weigh-in measures to be ridiculous, unnecessary, and most definitely dangerous. I feel like if one can't compete in their own, proper weight class without going to these kinds of ill-advised measures, they're doing something wrong. We're not talking about the difference between fighting a 135-lb scrappy person and a 300-lb sumo wrestler; the weight classes are already granular enough that a few pounds shouldn't make a difference. Skill is 99% of the equation; the difference between fighting a 150-lb and 160-lb person is just not that great. Or, if you're normally a 170-lb fighter trying to beat up on 145-lb fighters in order to "win", what's the point?

On the danger side, it is easy to imagine someone becoming perilously dehydrated and going into shock doing heavy exercise with no food or water in three days. With no one around to administer aid, the results could be fatal.

I'm glad you brought this up because I always wondered about it, but I have zero knowledge or experience to back up my "Wow, that seems nuts" reaction. I remember watching the boys in my high school classes spit into empty soda cans all day and thinking it was crazy.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #327 on: November 07, 2017, 06:41:07 PM »
I watched Chuck Norris's personal trainer, who is now a monk, give a sermon entirely in Latin, complete with lots of animated yelling, fire and sword waving. Also, he believes wholeheartedly he is the keeper of the holy grail.  It was a small, bizarre gathering.. I only feared for my life like 3 times. He made me take communion- I'm not even catholic.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #328 on: November 08, 2017, 08:00:56 AM »
I've got a couple that are usually unique.
Dropped 17 lbs in 3 days (131>114).
Gained 16 lbs in 1 day and 31 lbs in 2 weeks (114>130>145).

Can I throw going 3.5 days with zero food, zero water, and heavy exercise in there?

I don't mean to target anyone in particular or to be a jerk, but I find these kinds of extreme weigh-in measures to be ridiculous, unnecessary, and most definitely dangerous. I feel like if one can't compete in their own, proper weight class without going to these kinds of ill-advised measures, they're doing something wrong. We're not talking about the difference between fighting a 135-lb scrappy person and a 300-lb sumo wrestler; the weight classes are already granular enough that a few pounds shouldn't make a difference. Skill is 99% of the equation; the difference between fighting a 150-lb and 160-lb person is just not that great. Or, if you're normally a 170-lb fighter trying to beat up on 145-lb fighters in order to "win", what's the point?

On the danger side, it is easy to imagine someone becoming perilously dehydrated and going into shock doing heavy exercise with no food or water in three days. With no one around to administer aid, the results could be fatal.

It is dangerous, and you typically feel like shit after a cut.

I'm a very big fan of contests with weigh-ins close to your match time for this reason.  When cutting weight, if the weigh in was in the early morning and the match was in the late afternoon I could gain back the weight no problem.  If the weigh in was immediately before the match, there just wasn't enough time to gain the weight back.  You end up fighting weaker.  Closer weigh in times are the reason I gave up on cutting and moved up a weight class when competing in BJJ.