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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #450 on: April 28, 2018, 10:16:59 AM »
I rode a DR650 motorcycle and camped my way from the Mexican to Canadian border on the Continental Divide trail. It profoundly changed my life and inspired me to let go of my consumerism lifestyle and pursue a richer life.

Thats awesome. I am currently traversing Australia on my bike, a DL650.  This is my second trip in 3 weeks.  It changes your perspective on things
Good on ya!

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #451 on: May 01, 2018, 09:16:07 AM »
Brushed by hammerhead shark, but not bitten or rammed
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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #452 on: May 05, 2018, 08:25:40 PM »
I have square danced

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #453 on: May 06, 2018, 05:33:21 AM »
I have square danced

I used to go square dancing all the time as a kid when we
were living out in the country.  It was considered a respectable
(i.e. not immoral) way to socialize.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #454 on: May 06, 2018, 06:24:12 AM »
I have square danced

Voluntarily, OK, you got me there.

Involuntarily, as in gym class, done that.  Otherwise the closest I'd be is seeing a Black Happy concert at the Tri-Cities Hoedown Center.  Pogoing, moshing, watching kids swinging from the rafter beams.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #455 on: May 06, 2018, 08:11:09 AM »
I have stood on top rim of a 100 meter radio telescope dish....as it was rotating

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #456 on: May 06, 2018, 08:31:12 AM »
I have stood on top rim of a 100 meter radio telescope dish....as it was rotating
On purpose?
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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #457 on: May 06, 2018, 01:17:27 PM »
I used to go square dancing all the time as a kid when we
were living out in the country.  It was considered a respectable
(i.e. not immoral) way to socialize.

Back in the 80's there was a 'barn dance' a few times each summer, various places.
I'm going to research if that's done anymore. I know we had some square dances at our wedding reception, as most had. In fact, that's why we chose the band we did, they were kind of known for their square dance calls.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #458 on: May 06, 2018, 06:43:22 PM »
I bought a square in a cow patty drop (for charity)
I lost.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #459 on: May 06, 2018, 08:56:48 PM »
I bought a square in a cow patty drop (for charity)
I lost.

Iíve done that. Also lost.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #460 on: May 06, 2018, 09:16:57 PM »

Wrote tentacle porn that was described by a reader as "wholesome."

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #461 on: May 06, 2018, 11:34:27 PM »
Took 24 college credits one summer, had a 4.0 and had 3 kids.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #462 on: May 06, 2018, 11:44:49 PM »
I rode a DR650 motorcycle and camped my way from the Mexican to Canadian border on the Continental Divide trail. It profoundly changed my life and inspired me to let go of my consumerism lifestyle and pursue a richer life.
I did that on a real bike ;) the one where I am the motor and the fuel is counted in calories not gallons.

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #463 on: May 06, 2018, 11:56:29 PM »
Delivered my own baby, unassisted, on the way to the hospital.

I've been inside Ringo Starr's house. (He wasn't home at the time. We were invited.)

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #464 on: May 07, 2018, 12:02:32 AM »
Appeared on Jeopardy!

I was on Jeopardy! too. High-five, nerd!
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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #465 on: May 07, 2018, 06:08:35 AM »
I bought a square in a cow patty drop (for charity)
I lost.

I did the same thing. Color me red when I realized (the hard way), that it only matters where the COW poops. I won't make that mistake again (by court order). And yes, I consider probation "a win".


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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #466 on: May 07, 2018, 09:47:56 AM »
Spartana,  I was 31 when I went to college and yes it was exhausting. I then went to grad school and went years doing nothing for fun between school and kids.  The last 30 years have just flown by 😆

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #467 on: May 07, 2018, 11:03:40 AM »
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He said that straight to my face - perfectly nice guy and otherwise a great boss - "he" had a decision to make and he only had one promotion to give and yeah, well, he knew I was doing a better job, but still - I was not a family provider.
So I ask you, what would you have done?
Is this a situation that is perfectly acceptable in your book?

Coming in late on this, but I had a friend who heard the same thing in the mid-90s.  "Oh, you two career couples have it so easy."  Wait, you aren't promoting me because I have a husband??

So...
I've met and talked to Al Gore.  When he was the Veep.  At a kid's basketball game.
I ran a half marathon all up hill (4000 ft elevation gain) in 95F heat? 
I got to be on sea trials for a new aircraft carrier (spent the "high speed turns" test up on Admiral's bridge, and then flew off the thing in a military helicopter and into the Pentagon.
Got to fly in an A-4?

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #468 on: May 07, 2018, 11:22:11 AM »
Brushed by hammerhead shark, but not bitten or rammed

I had a dolphin fin brush my ear (or possibly the wake from the fin) when I was doing a safety stop.  Three dolphins swam between me and another diver and neither of us saw them coming because we were looking at our dive computers.  LOL OOOPS!! 

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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #469 on: May 07, 2018, 12:24:23 PM »
This *might* be something someone else on this forum has done, but I petted a Southern White Rhino. 

It was neither dead nor sedated, but I was on the other side of some really strong bars.  I was actually at a game auction house in South Africa where the group I was volunteering with was picking up a new Sable Antelope, and we had to drive about 13-14 hours round trip to pick him up.  I was wandering around the grounds and found the rhino.  I have no idea what his situation was - whether and to whom he had been auctioned.  The group I volunteered with started trying to build a rhino community on their reserve, but it appears it has been utterly unsuccessful.  Both of their rhinos were poached within a year or two :(
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Re: Tell us one thing you have done that no one else here has.
« Reply #470 on: May 07, 2018, 04:24:27 PM »
Hmm lived a supremely cautious, long, healthy and happy life without working too hard!

You wild, adventurous and industrious folk make for nice reading! But I think Iím not cut from the same cloth...

Has anyone else read catch-22 three times? :D

Shit, I've only read it twice, need to catch up. (I love that book.)

I too have led a rather cautious, boring life. However, I want to follow this thread and it feels weird not to contribute at all. Some paltry offerings:

1. I have read thousands of emails between traders related to the 2008 mortgage securities crisis. Yes. THOSE e-mails.

2. I have gotten drunk on top of a mausoleum, multiple times. It was a very comfortable place to sit, very pleasant for hanging out with a few friends late at night. Caution needed for jumping off the mausoleum while tipsy, though.

3. I had someone steal my turkey a few weeks before Thanksgiving. Not a frozen turkey. My live, squawking, asshole of a tom turkey.