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What is one thing that we don't know about you?

Asked by marissa (2659points) August 6th, 2008

What is something that we don’t know about you that you’d like to share, it can be a silly talent or something very typical?

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LglSec's avatar

I do not know how to swim. When I was a young child, we were at Virginia Beach and an undertow took me under and My Daddy could not find me…I could not get up from the bottom and just as I was about to inhale water….it was like something or someone just lifted me right up to the top…since that day I have never wanted to be in deep water without my noodle :)

tedibear's avatar

I can sing fairly well. Not worthy of The Met or anything, but well enough that my college choir director (from 20-ish years ago!) welcomed me into her community choir with no audition.

As for something I can’t do – I can’t eat with chopsticks!

marissa's avatar

Thanks for sharing! That had to be very scary LglSec! I can eat with chopsticks either tedibear

LglSec's avatar

I also sing…pretty well.

mightymite's avatar

I always wished I learned how to play the drums.

waterskier2007's avatar

im a really good waterskier. me and my friend won the 2006 division 2 national championship for freestyle waterski jumping and got 3rd in 2007 and 2nd place this past weekend for 2008.

Eureka's avatar

I can swim like a fish, but I am scared to death of roller coasters!

marissa's avatar

Way to go waterskier!

whatthefluther's avatar

wtf is not my real name…sorry I deceived everyone, but wtf

marissa's avatar

Really, I feel so deceived wtf ;0P

sndfreQ's avatar

One of my “claims to fame” is being (one of) the sound effects designers behind those “evil” chewing and eating sounds on the Carl’s Jr. burger commercials…it was my first gig out of school and I can distinctly remember being in (art) school when they first came out, saying to myself “If I ever meet the guy who makes those annoying, gross eating sounds, I’m gonna kick his a—.”. Wouldn’t you know it that making those very sounds became my “debut” in “show business.”

AstroChuck's avatar

That I cry easily in movies.
Pass the Kleenex, please.

klaas4's avatar

That I have a neece whos name is also Marissa. But that’s probably not you. ;)

waterskier2007's avatar

@marissa, thanks

Indy318's avatar

LglSec, I can’t swim either. Hey but trying to learn this summer so can stop making excuses for not going into the pool (sadly “I just ate” only works once).

Um, other than that, I really good at any sport that I play but football, basketball, and tennis are my faves. I’m also know lots useless sports trivia.

rowenaz's avatar

That I like to keep an air of mystery….

readtolive's avatar

I would love to learn Spanish, but I am having a hard time… can’t seem to get rid of my Southern drawl, ya’ll.

I can make a mean cup of coffee!!

EmpressPixie's avatar

I cry really easily in movies, but almost never in real life.

I love to make lattes, but only on the weekend.

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

I never learned how to ride a bike.

nina's avatar

I would like to learn ASL (American Sign Language)

Breefield's avatar

I lived in Ecuador for 5 years (3rd grade to 7th)
Something I can’t do, juggle?

MacBean's avatar

I’ve had brain surgery.

marissa's avatar

Klaas4, no not your niece ;0)

marissa's avatar

MacBean, I hope all is well now.

poofandmook's avatar

I would greatly benefit from some intense anger management classes.

Divalicious's avatar

I frequently feel like an outsider, and I’ve come to actually prefer that. I feel safer and less likely to be hurt.

ljs22's avatar

I’m excellent at ping pong.

Mexicanamerican's avatar

I don’t know how to whistle, tried to learn but gave up..

flameboi's avatar

I worked as a model for a few years, but then I had stress related facial paralysis and quit. I was very good with my bmx, had an accident and i quit, I’ve switched college 3 times so far… I’m a very good cook, I wanted to study fashion design but ended up working in a diplomatic mission, I got my first desk job at 16, I love cars so I have two :s and I cannot live without coffee, I have more clothes than my whole family combined

gailcalled's avatar

I am really a 28 year old waitress at “Hooters.”

poofandmook's avatar

I make a mean vodka sauce and my potato salad is so heavily requested at barbecues that I end up making around 35 pounds total every summer… though it’s insanely simple and only has 6 ingredients (two of them being salt and pepper)

Skyrail's avatar

Well only a few people may have picked up on this but I aspire to go and work in the nuclear industry, I am highly interested in the safety behind it all, the emergency safety mechanisms and all that (if anyone actually ever wondered what my avatar is it’s a photo of one of the chimeny’s that was at the Windscale nuclear power plant of which now (the chimney) has been demolished)

As for something here and now, I am the son of a minister and I am knowledgable with both computer and audio technology and help run the audio visual equipment at church.

I’m also very squemish and hate a lot of problems that occur to the human body and if something abnormal occurs to it, as simple as it may be I tend to cringe a lot :(

marissa's avatar

So are you going to share your recipes poofandmook?

poofandmook's avatar

@marissa: Possibly the vodka sauce. I’ll tell you what’s in the potato salad but I’d have to think long and hard about giving away the trick lol

marissa's avatar

I’ll just have to work at proving myself worthy ;0)

poofandmook's avatar

you can PM me if you want it, and you don’t live in the NJ NY PA area. LOL

AtSeDaEsEpPoAoSnA's avatar

I have 71 scars all over my body(from fighting, working, some from childhood, and others from accidents). Small and large, but nothing gross.

Allie's avatar

– I’ve never had a cavity.
– My shoulders are double jointed; I can hold my hands behind my back and bring them to the front without letting go.

klaas4's avatar

@gail: Haha!

PupnTaco's avatar

Back in the ‘80s, Tip O’Neill blew cigar smoke in my face at the Bob Hope Desert Classic.

tinyfaery's avatar

I am bisexual.

gailcalled's avatar

In my prime, Dustin Hoffman winked at me on Fifth Ave.

flameboi's avatar

uff this is getting interesting (how long ago Gail?)

gailcalled's avatar

@flame: Early 1970’s. We were both pretty cute then.

tinyfaery's avatar

@gail I’m sure you were quite the looker, but Dustin Hoffman never was. :)

AstroChuck's avatar

That no matter how nausiated I am I never throw up. The only exception is with alcohol.

wildflower's avatar

I fluther when on holiday…..
yes, yes, it’s really quite sad. I am aware of this fact

AstroChuck's avatar

@wildflowe- Don’t worry, the cheese doesn’t stand alone. I fluthered a week and a half ago while in Boston and plan on doing so in another week and a half when in Hawai’i.

augustlan's avatar

Not to bring down the mood…but I have kidney disease, thyroid disease, and fibromyalgia (which I hate to admit, it seems so stupid). I had 3 children in 4 years, the last 2 against medical advice, but I’m still alive, and they’re all in great health.

flameboi's avatar

@gail
If I were you, I’d have smiled back at Mr. Hoffman, and maybe take him for coffee and a nice talk, (@tinyfaery) he is not the most handsome guy on earth, but who said that you need that for a very interesting conversation?

poofandmook's avatar

ooh I have a good one… didn’t even think of it.

When I was 8, I got shot in the left arm with a .22 rifle. I had my arm bent in a way that when the bullet exited the side of my forearm, it entered again in the bicep area and exited a second time through the back of my arm, yet didn’t hit a single bone, nerve, or muscle.

augustlan's avatar

@p&m…whew, that was lucky (or, you know, not!)

poofandmook's avatar

@august: considering the kid who did it admitted in court that he was trying to kill me… and that he had it aimed at my chest but when he closed his eyes and turned his head, it changed the position of the gun so it was pointing at my arm. And then to come out of it with nothing more physical than 4 scars… lucky? You bet your ass.

augustlan's avatar

@p&m: oh man…a kid was trying to kill you when you were eight years old ? Yeah, you really were lucky! I just meant, not so lucky to be shot in the first place:)

poofandmook's avatar

@august: because I didn’t ask him to play frisbee, no less. LOL I know what you meant :)

augustlan's avatar

Well, you know those frisbee freaks! so touchy!

jlm11f's avatar

hahhahahha, i love this Q!

Mitsu_Neko's avatar

Something no one knew about me till I open my mouth and spill? Hmmmmm
I was born dead (think Smurf blue)

I sometimes feel that no one in the world actually likes me, they all pretend out of pity but that nobody can ever love me
(i grew up with my yungest uncle telling me for the first 14 yrs of my life telling me my brother should have lived and I should have died and that I wasn’t worth the air I breathed in.)

augustlan's avatar

@mitsu…great uncle, huh? The good news is that you, and only you get to determine your worth, now…so make the most of it!

Mitsu_Neko's avatar

He changed his tune when I had to nurse him back from a nervous breakdown when his brother was murdered in frint if him, while raising the 3 kids (my dead uncle) left behind, and watching over my 2 younger siblings and rning the whole house during the hospital incident and then through the funeral, being up almost 24 hrs a day to make sure all the kids were tended to Jimmy was ok and that every adult who came in was fed, given drinks that they needed and when they needed it making them shower or get some sleep so that they could function. I drank 2 pots of coffee a day every day for a little over a week while eating little to nothing. Around day 4 I spent from am to 4 am laying on cold bathroom tile puking my guts up and finally crying since I could not show any emotion in front of the kids and then had to be strong for the adults as they came and went as well

Mitsu_Neko's avatar

Jimmy andI are just over 4 yrs apart in age by the way

Bri_L's avatar

What a read this was to catch up on.

Gail your the tops baby. Dustin isn’t worthy.

Im a twin.

ninjaxmarc's avatar

it’s my birthday today. August 6th.

marissa's avatar

Happy Birthday ninjaxmarc

tinyfaery's avatar

Happy Birthday. I guess PnL is slacking, or you didn’t let us know when it was.

Mitsu_Neko's avatar

happy Birthday ninjaxmarc

Oooh I know one. I am obsessed with collecting arcade machines but especially pinballs

jlm11f's avatar

i am not slacking!! ninja did not mention his/her birthday :( Happy Birthday ninja!

Mitsu_Neko's avatar

I just listed mine and 2 people matched my kids

tinyfaery's avatar

@PnL Just messin’ with ya.

ninjaxmarc's avatar

Thanks everyone. :)

tedibear's avatar

@allie – I am jealous of you lack of cavities! I have a mouthful of fillings. Bleh.

Belated Happy Birthday, Ninjaxmarc!

BarbieM's avatar

I’m still a little afraid of the dark, and I’m 38 years old!

marissa's avatar

Oh barbiem, I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but me too!

BarbieM's avatar

I hate when I have to get up in the middle of the night! I’m such a baby, but I can’t help it. It’s worse after a scary movie.

AtSeDaEsEpPoAoSnA's avatar

When I was 11, my cousin shot an arrow into the sky. Regular red bow, and a target arrow. I was standing about 20 feet from him, on a hill I might add, and he pulled it and just let it go. About ten seconds later something really hard hit me dead center on my head. As I reached up the arrow was balancing on my head for a moment and then blood started running down my face. When I think back and picture my cousins expression, I laugh my ass off. His facial features went from really curious to super sorry in an instant!

klaas4's avatar

Ouch, man!

MacBean's avatar

The question about the 3rd grade book club just reminded me of this.

I didn’t speak until I was three years old. But I started with complete sentences and I could already read. Nobody is completely sure how the hell this happened.

augustlan's avatar

@Mac…you were just observing, taking your time, making sure you had it all down before you opened your mouth :) My stepson was like that too.

ninjaxmarc's avatar

Thanks TB39.

Oh another thing is I have never had a cavity in my life. I don’t know what it is but I’m knocking on wood.

I don’t even floss.

tedibear's avatar

@ninjaxmarc – You don’t floss AND no cavities??? You are a dental miracle!

Allie's avatar

ninjaxmarc: I don’t floss either. When I go to the dentist I confess that I don’t and he gets a look of horror on his face. He says as long as I don’t have cavities then I must be doing everything else right, but the first cavity I get (whenever that is) he’s telling me “I told you so.” Haha.

tedibear's avatar

Wow… now I’m seriously jealous… I don’t floss and when I get my teeth cleaned, my gums bleed pretty badly. I know I’m playing with gingivitis (or worse!), but flossing is a pain! I don’t want to floooooosssss! (You can imagine the whiny tone for yourselves.)

ninjaxmarc's avatar

LOL allie

I think it’s because I brush hard and for long periods of time. I change tooth brushes every 1–2 weeks with a med bristle. My teeth are pretty str8 and don’t really have any gaps. I don’t miss a brushing.

Mitsu_Neko's avatar

marissa, I keep a flicker candle from a craft dtore plugged in and always on in my room and an LED light in the bathroom…I insist to everyone it is to keep from walking into stuff but its really to alleviate the darkness

BarbieM's avatar

We have an aquarium for our gecko that I love because his heat light is always on!

jlm11f's avatar

Well I just revealed this yesterday in the chat room, so figured I can mention it here. I was voted Most Talkative in my senior superlative…so for those of you who think I talk a lot here….ohhhh you have no idea ;)

BarbieM's avatar

@PnL: That’s too funny. If my senior class had that category, I’m sure I would have at least been nominated. My daughter is following in my footsteps. She talks ALL the time. My mother gets her jollies out it when my daughter just wears me out talking.

jlm11f's avatar

barbie – i think we would get along just fine then :)

readtolive's avatar

I love to read and enjoy writing, but I really, really stink at math and science and geography.. HOWEVER.. I DO own a map ( unlike my state’s teen queen suggested.):-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww

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