Some Random Quirky Things About Me. How About You?
When I was young my mother used to tell my brother and I that we could go out into the woods behind my grandmother's home and dig a hole to China. We believed her and dug until our hands were hurting. I remember asking my brother, "If we can do this, do you think the Chinese people will be upside down?" "How will we be able to talk to them since we don't speak Chinese?" My brother said, "They probably speak our language too, so it won't be hard." The joke was on us, we spent 2 hours digging big holes while my mom and grandmother had time to chat without interruption, pretty creative idea mom!
I learned to use the internet in the 1990's. How many of you began using Windows 3.1? I barely remember those days. The first thing my husband showed me after learning how to log on was mIRC chat. You would log on and find a server to connect to. This was back when there was only a dial up connection. They had many chat rooms with different categories. I can't believe I actually found this form of chat fun. I met a few people and they didn't live far from me. I was asked to help with a Golf Tournament for Penn State University and I agreed. I brought my daughter and we were put up in a hotel for 2 nights. All I had to do was stand at the 17th hole and measure the distance of the golf ball from the hole. After the tournament I met (and I NOW embarrassed to admit this), Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno. The experience was quite fun actually. I'm curious, did anyone else use mIRC? I couldn't use it now, I'm sure I'd find it quite boring.
I'm not sure why I get a kick out of taking pictures of random things?
I love to sing even though I can't hold a tune. I used to grab a hair brush when I was with my friends and pretend it was my mic, then bust out singing. I still sing all the time and I love to dance too. I dance in the evening after my husband goes to bed- no, I do not dance for him ;-) And, when I'm really bored I take pictures of people on my TV screen and add funny things to their heads. Meet Carter Page, I think he's sleepy?
I enjoy going out to eat alone on occasion. I have some control issues and one of those issues is that I always need to be the driver. I have a very hard time being a passenger. The last trip we took to Colorado, I drove from Colorado to Toledo Ohio before handing over the steering wheel and gas pedal to my husband. We did not drive straight through to Toledo. Oh my gosh, my arse and foot were very happy to be the passenger by that point in time. My husband didn't mind because he was able to get a lot of work done remotely while I drove.
Last, I love old trivia. I saw this on TV tonight and thought I'd share it. This video reminded me of my first experience with the internet. It's funny if you can relate back to the 90's. Bryant Gumble and Katie Couric discussing the @ sign, it's meaning and more. Let's just say, they were totally clueless about the internet back then! Hopefully, they know how to use it now.
Okay, I know I shared just a few random things but I'd love it for others to share some random quirky stuff about yourselves. We all have our quirky sides and it's a fun way to get to know each other even more! I promise to share more in the comments if others do too.
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