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Old 10-14-2012, 08:57 AM
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Tell us one thing about yourself

I always hate starting these threads because apparently 40% of the Dopers don't know the meaning of the word "one" and by Post #7 there's "The top three I would pick ..."

So you're with a crowd and you're fairly anonymous. You could confess you killed the Lindburgh baby and they'd be like, "OK. Whatever. Next person's turn." Share one fact about yourself. Could be funny or poignant or interesting or unique. Just make it one (and yes this question is supposed to be hard so just pick one).

Mine? So many to choose from.
I was at John Denver's last concert. Mrs. Cad is a big fan and had never gone to one of his concert so I took her while he played at Cerritos. When I heard he died it made it very surreal.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:20 AM
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I prefer the company of animals and books to that of most people.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:01 AM
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I have been a prisoner in the M.E.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:32 PM
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I've figured out a way to doodle for a living.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:44 AM
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I've figured out a way to doodle for a living.
HOW?!?
I was going to answer that sometimes I fall asleep with a pen in my hand when I read your post. There are nights when I take my sketch pad and ink pens to bed with me and draw/doodle until I can't keep my eyes open. Would you tell me how, please? I'd like to see some of your art work.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:52 PM
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I've figured out a way to doodle for a living.
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HOW?!?
I was going to answer that sometimes I fall asleep with a pen in my hand when I read your post. There are nights when I take my sketch pad and ink pens to bed with me and draw/doodle until I can't keep my eyes open. Would you tell me how, please? I'd like to see some of your art work.
Sorry for the delay, but I haven't had time to check back until tonight.

Short answer: Art Director (Ad Agency), and now Art Teacher.

And (it doesn't fit the "One Thing" format, but since you asked) the long answer:
Was pre-med in school, went to work as a campus pastor after college. But during all that time I filled margins of notebooks with scribbles. I ended up helping out with some illustrations and brochures at work, and (after I quit) answered an ad for an Art Director/Designer. I think I got it because I was the only one with a hand-written resume. And a portfolio full of "Gee, IF I had real clients, I'd do stuff like THIS for them".

I was surprised to find out I didn't need "artistic skills". I needed to do quick sketches, just good enough to explain our brilliant ideas to the clients. In fact, I'd get called into the conference room a lot: "Hey, can you drop in... and bring your pad of Graphics 360 and your Big Sharpie?" I'd know that a client had just said "Meh" to all the ideas that the boss presented, and it was up to me to scribble some new ones before the clients left the building.

Damn, it was a blast. And then I started helping out a friend by talking to his class at a local tech college, and was soon teaching one class a week in the evenings. Now I'm teaching full-time.

Now, to put this in perspective, this rags-to-sketchiness story has taken 40 years. I'm pushing 60, and having my first art show in a few weeks, so I'm framing... doodles from my sketchbooks (which I may post someday, but I'm too busy framing now).

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Old 11-05-2012, 10:04 AM
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I rode my scooter around the four corners (San Ysidro, CA, Key West, FL, Some town in Maine that I can't remember at the moment, Blaine, WA) of the US this spring.

11,500 miles in 32 days.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:13 AM
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I have flown, ridden and conversed with 4 celebrities:
James Earl Jones (unimposing, despite his voice)
George Takei (funny guy - very personable; sat next to him on an airplane)
Hal Ketchum (musician) (easy to talk to on the plane about anything)
Shawn Johnson (the gymanst) (she was gracious, but obvious she was hoping to avoid significant recognition on that flight, and i kept it quiet, which was easy since I was sitting next to her)
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:59 PM
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I've figured out a way to doodle for a living.
I am jealous of digs.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:35 PM
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I was the guy who built the giant bow for the catapult on the discovery channels "Doing Da Vinci" Embarrassing show.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:36 PM
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I loathe cats.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:47 PM
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:56 PM
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I talk to myself in my car a lot. I mean a LOT. Sometimes I do it when my 2 year old is in the back seat. He gives me looks of concern.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:00 PM
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I killed a seagull with a kayak paddle.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:08 PM
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I rescued an injured seagull flapping futiley on the shoulder of a highway.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:04 PM
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I have green eyes but they sometimes look blue. Or grey.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:21 PM
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:25 PM
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I am able to hide my depression extremely well.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:42 PM
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I have a big heart.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:21 AM
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I am able to hide my depression extremely well.
I feel for you mate, fellow sufferer here, and I hide it myself.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:44 PM
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I have flown a glider.
Won a free lesson and so I took it.
It was kind of fun, but once was enough.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:11 PM
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I saw Harry Chapin in concert less than a year before he died.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:19 PM
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I'm pigeon-toed (i.e. my leg bones are slightly twisted so my feet naturally point inward instead of straight-forward). It's mostly self-corrected as I've gotten older, but you can tell when I'm walking on stairs.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:29 PM
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I'm pigeon-toed (i.e. my leg bones are slightly twisted so my feet naturally point inward instead of straight-forward). It's mostly self-corrected as I've gotten older, but you can tell when I'm walking on stairs.
I, personally, am duck-footed. Most people don't notice it, though.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:49 PM
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My first real kiss was in Piazza San Marco, Venice.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:45 PM
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I, personally, am duck-footed.
Just don't tell me you are ever duck-faced.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:11 PM
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Just don't tell me you are ever duck-faced.
I've been shit-faced.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:34 PM
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Just don't tell me you are ever duck-faced.
NEVER. Shit-faced, maybe. Po-faced, sometimes. Horse-faced, I have heard. But duck-faced, never.

Although, damn it, just thinking about it my lips are sort of out of my control and migrating towards the middle of my face.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:18 PM
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:56 PM
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I've driven more than 1 million miles in the US.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:05 PM
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Given time I will forget most everything that bothers me because that was then and this is now.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:17 PM
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:20 PM
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My ankles twist and give out on me so often that I have taken falling and recovering to an art-form.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:09 PM
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I found an ocelot in my attic.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:51 PM
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I found an ocelot in my attic.
I think that's a Dr Seuss book.

I am making a Steampunk short film.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:07 AM
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I found an ocelot in my attic.
So *that's* what happened to Uncle Fred!
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:29 PM
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I have been in an active space shuttle.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:42 PM
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I once owned a monkey.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:52 PM
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I once owned a monkey.
Hey, me too!
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:48 PM
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I saw Tracy Chapman perform in October 1986.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:51 PM
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I was born the same day as Alan Moore (although obviously not the same year).
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:53 PM
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I was born the same day as Alan Moore (although obviously not the same year).
Umm... Demi Moore's dad??
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:55 PM
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Umm... Roger Moore's dad??
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:03 PM
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Umm... Roger Moore's dad??
Sorry, never heard of him before this thread. (Alan, not Roger).
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:13 PM
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:06 PM
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My husband, kids and I are very active in the build-a-device-to-fling-a-pumpkin world.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:51 PM
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My husband, kids and I are very active in the build-a-device-to-fling-a-pumpkin world.
there is an entire world? seriously?


at work, I frequently don't know what's going on.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:54 PM
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:08 PM
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I am dreading the holidays. It's the first one since my husband's death.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:16 PM
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