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Getting to know Flutherers (Part 4) - what are some of the things about you that others wouldn't expect?

Asked by Simone_De_Beauvoir (38942points) April 16th, 2009

I am a huge baseball freak, fan of star trek, into billiards and knitting…you?

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SeventhSense's avatar

I’m from another galaxy. :)

jrpowell's avatar

Mine are here. I’m not typing that again.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@johnpowell
that’s pretty hilarious

_bob's avatar

Dude. You like baseball? Ugh.

Aethelwine's avatar

I’d rather have a beer and watch football with the guys than go shopping or get my nails done with the girls.

_bob's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir You had me at hello.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@bob_ must you feed me lines? sigh
feed me brilliance

SeventhSense's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir
it’s around the corner from the dark side of the moon

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@SeventhSense who knew they get wifi down (up) there?

SeventhSense's avatar

tin foil antennas on our helmets

Facade's avatar

Apparently, I’m a fun drunk.
Girls, watch out! hahaha

_bob's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Heh, you reminded me of a dirty joke.

“Mommy, mommy, can light be eaten?”, asks a little girl. “No honey, why do you ask?” “Because last night I couldn’t sleep, and I heard dad telling you ‘Turn off the light ‘cause you’re swallowing it tonight.’”

Likeradar's avatar

I’m in a poker league, and I’ve never seen Star Wars.

aviona's avatar

I’ve never seen Star Wars either @Likeradar! Or Lord of the Rings!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@bob i do bring out the best in you, i see

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@aviona
@likeradar
i’ve never seen Godfather
and Star Wars only recently

_bob's avatar

Okay, I got one.

I’ve fallen asleep every single time I’ve tried seeing Lord of the Rings.

Likeradar's avatar

@aviona For real!?!? I think we’re soul mates. (although Lord of the Rings is actually pretty good)

aviona's avatar

I’ve never seen The Godfather either @Simone_De_Beauvoir

Aethelwine's avatar

I’ve never seen Casablanca.

_bob's avatar

@jonsblond I nearly fell asleep seeing that one.

aviona's avatar

@jonsblond my Dad just asked me tonight if I’d seen Casablanca and I haven’t!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@jonsblond
neither have I
I love how this turned into a q about classic movies we’ve never seen
I’ve also never seen Sesame Street

Likeradar's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Look what I started. :) Sesame St, really? Wow. Now I know why some people react the way they do when I say I’ve never seen Star Wars! :)

Aethelwine's avatar

@aviona You need to start seeing some movies! :)

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I’m glad that I’m not the only one who hasn’t seen it.

_bob's avatar

This one time, in Germany, I got to third base with an Irish chick in a hotel room full of people.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Likeradar
well I didn’t grow up here so guess that makes sense, a bit
my 1st son saw a bit of 1 video of it

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@bob_
this one time in Amsterdam, my friend Pete tried to poke me with his erection on a bed in a hostel full of fluids on the floor..it didn’t work out in his favor

Likeradar's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I can’t judge you too much then :)

Aethelwine's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Here’s some classic Sesame Street for you. One of my favorites.

_bob's avatar

I actually keep my enemies close, but my friends closer.

_bob's avatar

I am colorblind. When told about it, most people go all “Oh, what color do you think that is?”
It doesn’t bother me that much.

Dog's avatar

I mourn that the true muscle car era passed.

I have painted a series of goth art. I am working on a new painting with skulls.

I have a Harley and an SVT cobra. I would sell the Harley if I had to but I want to be buried in the Cobra.

And ditto what @Jonsblonde said about nails, shopping and beer.

_bob's avatar

My favorite book makes me cry.

_bob's avatar

I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Aethelwine's avatar

@Dog :)

@bob_ What is your favorite book?

_bob's avatar

@jonsblond “La tregua” (“The truce”) by Uruguayan author Mario Benedetti.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@bob_ what’s the book? i did tae kwon do in college

elijah's avatar

I’m actually very shy. I get embarrassed easily and I cry at inappropriate times.

_bob's avatar

Bob is not my real name.

Aethelwine's avatar

@bob_ I haven’t read it. I can say that we both have something in common though, we both fall asleep during movies. :)

@elijahsuicide You just described me.

elijah's avatar

Bob is my real name.

Aethelwine's avatar

Bob is my middle name.

_bob's avatar

@jonsblond You should read it. If you can’t find a translation, and you don’t speak Spanish, you should learn Spanish and read it.

_bob's avatar

I like telling people what they should do.

elijah's avatar

@jonsblond I was just thinking about your football and beer answer. I honestly can’t say I prefer one over the other. I love shopping and getting all girly, and I also love doing “guy” things like fishing and hockey games.
I’m weird.

_bob's avatar

I don’t like coffee, so I never, ever drink it.

Aethelwine's avatar

@elijahsuicide Let’s go fishing and you can get those pretty nails dirty. :)

_bob's avatar

@jonsblond Is that prison lingo?

_bob's avatar

I like to make double entendre jokes.

elijah's avatar

@jonsblond that would be one hell of an adventure!

DrBill's avatar

I photograph asexual nudes of any age.

I don’t drink coffee.

I own 128 rental units.

_bob's avatar

I speak 4 languages (well, 3.5, my German is rusty as hell), but I can’t play any instrument.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@bob ya, the coffee thing and the double entendre thing too
@DrBill that’s cool

Aethelwine's avatar

I speak one language, play two instruments, drink five cups of coffee a day and I am going fishing with @elijahsuicide. I also know prison lingo. ;)

_bob's avatar

I <3 Tartar sauce.

elijah's avatar

My favorite sport is extreme croquet.

kenmc's avatar

I like jazz. Bob and swing, mostly.

I went to jail once. Just for the night, though.

I met my love on wis.dm

Sauerkraut with sausage is my favorite food.

I know far more than I should about pop culture.

I LOVE CHEESE!!!

I’m human.

_bob's avatar

@boots Um, I suppose I like you, too.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@boots
you met your love on wis.dm? how unusual – :)

_bob's avatar

I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS clean the toilet seat before using it.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@bob_ i love tartar sauce

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

“Bitch, You don’t have a future” – is one of my all time favorite movie quotes
extra points if anyone can guess what movie

aviona's avatar

I get off more often than you’d think.

I’m bipolar. Very rapid cycling.

I’m beginning to accept/like my body.

I used to play clarinet and viola. I can’t even read music anymore.

I love ketchup.

The first time I took the SATs I studied for the math portion really hard (I suck at math) and did okay. The second time I took them I did overall much better and improved my math score by 100 points without studying.

I use a Diva Cup and love it.

I speak Spanish and I love translation. It excites me.

I’ve had my heart broken 3 times and I’m 20 years old. That feels too young. But who am I to judge.

Sad to say, but I don’t know what I’d do without my iPod, especially these days. :/

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@aviona
to be honest, i never thought about how often you get off
i’ll start now

_bob's avatar

I quoted The West Wing on a final. I did okay.

Aethelwine's avatar

My favorite cartoon is South Park.
I will not drink lite beer.
I love to watch Ghost Hunters.

_bob's avatar

I’ll have you down faster than a calf in a rodeo show in International Superstar Soccer 64.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I can kick anyone’s ass in Spoons

elijah's avatar

@Simone_de_Beauvoir In extreme croquet you can play defense, it is legal if the dog moves your ball, and the wickets are really far apart.

_bob's avatar

I like to spoon.

elijah's avatar

I like to fork.

kenmc's avatar

@bob_ Dammit… I missed the “p”.

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Well, I don’t know if it’s so unusual… it’s happened to a few people.FGS & Kelly, You and JPS, and Jeanna and I. Hug and Cory I remember, too…

_bob's avatar

I’m not a big fan of knives.

kenmc's avatar

ALSO:

I have a natural talent for acting.

One of my favorite movies is “Mean Girls”.

I make friends easier with women than I do with men.

hug_of_war's avatar

I used to play lacrosse.
I’m not actually good at Spanish.
I was fired from my first job.

_bob's avatar

@hug_of_war Why were you fired?

Aethelwine's avatar

@boots lurve. I love “Mean Girls” and I make friends with men easier than I do women. Except for the women on Fluther, they rock!

hug_of_war's avatar

@bob_ Working at target is not exactly the best environment for a introvert

augustlan's avatar

Copied and pasted from JP’s link above:

1) I’m a natural redhead, who is now mostly grey underneath the bottled color.
2) I’m just tall enough to feel like an oaf, but not tall enough to really be tall. 5’7” and a half
3) At 15, I lost my virginity.
4) At 15, I was hit by a car while crossing a major road.
5) At 15, I went into Thyroid Storm and almost died.
6) At 15, I had a biopsy of a lymph node in my neck.
7) ^^ It was a very busy year!
8) I have huge feet, size 10.
9) I was a smart kid.
10) My kids are smarter than I was.
11) I didn’t meet my biological father until I was 18 or 19.
12) My favorite thing to do is sleep.
13) I met my great-great grandmother.
14) I was the first female in my family to wait until adulthood to have children.
15) I got married at 19. Had my first child at 27.
16) My light brown eyes are almost yellow. They turn green when I cry.
17) Like Jeruba, I am in pain every day, all day.
18) ^^ That sucks.
19) I cuss like a sailor. Fucking hell.
20) I never finish anything.
21) I love words.
23) I am a high school drop-out.
24) I wish I had gone to college.
25)

elijah's avatar

@boots and @jonsblond I love Mean Girls and 90% of my friends are guys.

Dog's avatar

Can I go fishing too? It could be an awesome chick trip!

I just started reading “The Count of Monte Cristo” on my iPhone. Chances are I won’t finish it. My nightstand has 6 books that I have yet to finish.

Aethelwine's avatar

@Dog This is going to be fun. I’ll bring the beer. You can bring the snacks. :)

cyndyh's avatar

I can write names in cursive in pancake batter backwards so that they read correctly when the pancake lettering is then filled with backing batter, cooked some more, and then flipped. :^>

…and I have at least 4 things in common with augustlan.

Pol_is_aware's avatar

I’m especially gifted in math, but I don’t like math.
I can do a back flip.
I was a bit of a juvenile delinquent, when I was young.
The rest is pretty much expected…

Jack79's avatar

I’m a soccer fan. Not a hooligan, but pretty obsessed with my team. Which doesn’t much fit with the whole arty/intellectual profile.

casheroo's avatar

I’ve never seen Star Wars either. Just that newest animated one. My husband is a Star Wars fan, he hates that I won’t watch it.
I also hate anything Muppets, other than Sesame Street, which isn’t too bad. Oh, and Eureka’s Castle.
I won’t let my son watch Muppets anything, like Muppets in Space. It totally freaks me out.
My entire personality changed, which made me believe people can actually change if they try.
I’m boring and fascinating all at once.
@augustlan I had a lymp node biopsied in my neck, as well. But, I was 19. I was 17 for the first biopsy.
I have a fear of internal sensations. So much so that it consumed my life for a couple years.
Because of that, I think my phobia of Bengay comes into play. I can’t stand the senstion of it tingling on my skin.

mattbrowne's avatar

I possess absolute pitch. I don’t like anchovy pizza.

Mr_M's avatar

I’ve written two chapters of a book;

Although i’m only an amateur photographer, one of my photos has been used in a newspaper ad some of you probably saw;

I was a “Pre-med” student in college.

Mr_M's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir, I KNOW WHERE THE “BITCH” QUOTE COMES FROM!!!

Lassie?

aviona's avatar

I cuss a lot, too. And I also rock at Spoons. But I’m better at ERF.

benjaminlevi's avatar

I love hello kitty almost as much as I hate zombies.

@Simone_De_Beauvoir
really? cuz im pretty kickass at spoons myself

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

it is VERY clear to me that we should have a Spoons tournament while watching Kill Bill Vol. 2 (sorry it wasn’t Lassie, lol)

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

and I, too, was ‘pre-med’ in college
but that was expected

KalWest's avatar

I hate lifting weights – but I do. I actually enjoy treadmilling

cyndyh's avatar

So, you folks want to spoon while watching Kill Bill? How many people are we talking about here?

aviona's avatar

I’m the opposite @KalWest. I love lifting weights. I hate the treadmill. Prefer to run outdoors.

Zen's avatar

I like three out of four of the activities that you do, @Simone_De_Beauvoir – guess which.

How’re baby and mom doing?

:-)

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Zen
well it’s obviously star trek, lol
nah, knitting…
we’re doing well, thanks

Zen's avatar

Good to hear.

You are right, of course. I always wanted to knit, but my mom wouldn’t teach her first-born son to do “woman’s” stuff.

Later on, when she discovered feminism (after 5 kids, a divorce, and a change of careers and heart) she used to tell me that she regretted not teaching me something I was interested in just as a hobby – (I do macrame and all kinds of stuff – when I have the time – now my daughter does too);

Ken Dryden, the fantastic Hall of Famer Goalie – macho enough fer ya, eh? used to knit while watching games when he was injured. I kid you “knot.” You can wiki or google it.

;-)

KalWest's avatar

@Zen
I kid you “knot.”
;-)

Zen's avatar

loved killbill,just saying

28lorelei's avatar

I speak 2 languages fluently
@mattbrowne I also have absolute pitch
but unlike mattbrowne I like anchovy pizza:)
the TV makes a really annoying high-pitched noise (an A, at least 5 octaves above middle C) and I want it to STOP!

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