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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    something about you... something maybe no one knows... Of course, if you've murdered someone, if goes without saying that you use an acct that doesn't bear your name.

    1. JG11Bravo profile image93
      JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I was once committed to a mental institution.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Wow, do you feel like it helped you?

        1. JG11Bravo profile image93
          JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Not a bit, actually.

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            When I was like... 16, I was depressed... or whatever a 16 year old gets.
            Basically I just wanted to hide... kinda the way I am now... Im a recluse at heart though everyone thinks Im so outgoing.
            So my mom took me to a therapist and she sent me to a place like that.
            They took me to my room and the girl had taken all the paper off the wall and she wrote all over the walls... "Im in hell!" etc... Oddly enough I felt a whole lot better after seeing that, never even checked in and asked my mom to take me home. She said, "Are you sure?" I was like... 'get me out of here.'
            You got the feeling like unless you needed a lobotomy that it was gonna do more harm than good. Im sorry it didn't help in your case. I hope you're doing ok.

            1. JG11Bravo profile image93
              JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Oh, I'm fine. My mental health falls within acceptable societal standards, I assure you. Some people find a lot of value in institutions and mental health professionals. I, on the other hand, prefer a DIY approach. Every major issue I've ever had has been resolved by buckling down and dealing with it myself. Its just my way of doing things.

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                Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Well what you may lack in mental stability you have made up for in bicep appeal. lol

                1. JG11Bravo profile image93
                  JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  You know, my girlfriend once said that, nearly verbatim. There must be something to it.

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                    Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    lol

                2. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
                  Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Right!  I honestly thought I was looking at a profile pick of Jason Stratham.  Man ... I really need to hit the gym! yikes

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                    Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Jason Stathum... enjoyable.

    2. Jason Marovich profile image89
      Jason Marovichposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I make pizzas on weekends.  I just came from there, actually. big_smile

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Do you deliver? smile

    3. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
      Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I cried at Titanic ... Thrice!!!

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Wow, you're brave.

        1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
          Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I was actually confessing to quite the opposite, actually - LOL! Joking aside, I also suffer from an acute anxiety disorder.  Managing it is one of the greater challenges of my life, but I still consider myself to be blessed.

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I would imagine that kind of movie would cause great anxiety.

            1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
              Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              She said: "I'll never let go, Jack." and then she let go!  Poor Jack just faded into the abyss.  Why Rose? Why?? big_smile

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                Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                lol

          2. Lacey-Chris profile image60
            Lacey-Chrisposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I  suffer from anxiety too and I passed it on to my daughter.

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              This song is always stuck in my head. Maybe it's for you. smile
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUQsqBqxoR4

              If that first link doesn't work.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aQJxcvFN74

  2. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 3 years ago via iphone

    I have a relative in med school who passed his second year boards at top of class. He recently delivered a baby and got to touch a beating heart in open heart surgery. Also, a publishing company is following me on Twitter. Maybe they will make me famous haha.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I hope so, that's exciting. Let us know what happens!

  3. Suzanne Day profile image97
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    I spent $5000 on my bead collection and didn't tell any boyfriends....

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      lol! Why was it any of their business?

      1. Suzanne Day profile image97
        Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It was partially their money!

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          hahaha

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    epsonok0posted 3 years ago

    I am a woman. True story. My first name is Jennifer. My nick name is Jaty as in chatty cathy mixed with jennifer.. LOL I sometimes post online as a man to see if it chances how people treat me.
    My phony last name is because our mother always used to say keeping up with the robertsons becuase our neighbors were rich and named robertson.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      lol... that's cute. If "Keeping up with the Robertsons" catches on, we'll know where it came from.

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    jasonstover9posted 3 years ago

    LOL I can not believe Jen told everyone that. Jen lives up the road from me. My thing no one knows. When I was a kid I used to pick the fuzz off of anything that was soft. I have several snuggle bears that are totally clean of any fur.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Poor lil bears.

      1. Hikapo profile image85
        Hikapoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I am a Britney Spears closet fan when I was younger. I would trash all the Britney fans in school, and go home and listen to "Toxic" and "Crazy".

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Im laughing at you not with you. lol
          Just kidding!

        2. Suzanne Day profile image97
          Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Hey I did the same for Kylie Minogue. But even today I'm still embarrassed to admit it.

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    I was an extra in "Ghostbusters 2."

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Nuh uh!
      Can you see yourself if you watch the movie?

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image93
        FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Swear to Gawd. At one point I was behind a Police sawhorse barrier, about ten feet away from the ECTO-1 Ghostbustermobile and Dan Aykroyd.

        There was a huge crowd so I've never been able to pick myself out when I see the film. When the scene comes up I just say "Ehh, I'm in that mess someplace!"

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Fun. My friend was an extra in The A Team.

        2. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
          DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Put it on pause....  then you can search for yourself!   ;-)

  7. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    I was on the Art Linkletter "Kids say the Darndest Things" show-- probably the only kid on the history of the show that didn't say something funny. I got a pair of roller skates for my appearance. Mom was bummed out because one of the boys got a bicycle, but I loved the skates.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      lol, that's awesome. Do you ever *not have a great childhood story?

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
        Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I DID have a great childhood-- Wonderful parents and sister and aunts and uncles and cousins who all liked each other. We were not wealthy, but I didn't know that.
        In fact, when I finally learned the facts of life-- I was really surprised that people didn't have more kids when there was apparently something you could do to facilitate that. Life was fun and wonderful.(I had originally thought that if you had a baby, you were just lucky, or something.)
        What I didn't realize was that a lot of people did not have the happy family and loving parents that I had.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Im sure that's why you became an educator.

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
            Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I fought against being an educator-- I had seen what kids do to teachers. "Accident and circumstance" eased me into education as I became a parent volunteer in the school of my children, then was hired as a classroom aide, then went on to full time and long time substitute, and sub teacher trainer.  Odd, isn't it? In college I started as an English major-- then changed because i realized that would make me a teacher. I changed to an art major (art history) with a journalism minor. Oddly enough, I did take some educational psychology and art education classes as electives.So I guess it was in the cards or stars.

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              You can't run away from your destiny. smile

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                epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                that and your density as I have found.

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                  Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  true

  8. spartucusjones profile image92
    spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago

    I wear a luchador mask and $5 poncho!

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Everyone knows that. big_smile

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      epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      why?

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
        Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Read his hubs, if you really want to know.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You and your poncho!

  9. cheaptrick profile image63
    cheaptrickposted 3 years ago

    My real name is William...it use to be Willamina back when I was older...people change...

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Im not sure what to say... Nice to meet you?

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    cjaroszposted 3 years ago

    I make home made products to sell for extra cash.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Good for you!

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        cjaroszposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It doesn't make me millions by no means. Just a little extra pocket change

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Sometimes the little things make a huge difference.

  11. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 3 years ago

    Something about me:

    I haven't published anything new on HubPages in a very, very long time. I want to come back so badly, but I have so little time and I'm afraid anything I publish won't do well because this really isn't a great place for writers anymore. (I'm not saying this is the case, I'm just identifying it as a fear.)

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think everybody gets that doubt. I hope that wont keep you from writing though. smile

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I recognize your name--- and flipping through your hub titles, I know you have a lot of interesting stuff to share. Hope you  jump back in, at least to comment. smile.

      1. melbel profile image91
        melbelposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, I recognize your name too. I've not really been active on HubPages in a year and not particularly social around the forums/site in about two years. My, how time flies!

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
          Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Indeed. smile

  12. LeanMan profile image80
    LeanManposted 3 years ago

    Hi Beth

    Trying to think of something that can be published without offending the site censors or sounding boastful.... But I can actually confess to what you suggested in your opening post, although I am happy not to hide my name.............

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Who did you murder? Don't worry I wont tell anyone... also, what is your address... Im not going to call the police, Im just curious.

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        epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Waite, start with proper writing etiquette. Where is the body? Sets the stage and how did you do it? Sets the tone. Form before fascination.

      2. LeanMan profile image80
        LeanManposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It was a mercy killing at the request of the "victim"!

        My father inlaw had lung cancer and was in a huge amount of pain and struggling to breath - the doctors could do no more, he was in his last weeks and could not take any more. He asked me to overdose him on his morphine so I did..

        I don't feel guilty about it, nor do I feel that it was wrong - a human being should not have to endure the pain that he was going through when there is clearly no other option and no opportunity to be cured. He thanked me and slept.........

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          epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          wow. Now you can literally hear jaws slamming to the floor.
          Ok everyone, LeanMan wins most shocking confession. At least you were man enough to do it. Despite the technicality that I am a woman. I am not man enough to do that. Not even close.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Im sorry. My friend just died of that last Dec. Her husband said it was brutal.

          1. LeanMan profile image80
            LeanManposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            It is a terrible way to go, in someways though more terrible to watch. I would never want to go through it myself, nor would I ever let someone suffer through it if they did not want to.
            I think some of these European countries that allow assisted suicide have got it right for cases like this..

            I did not find what I did hard, nor did I ever have nightmares or anything else, it really was a mercy, it was harder to watch him suffer and I would have had nightmares for ever if I had refused his request.
            I know that some people would think that what I did was wrong, but then they will likely have never been in that situation. We don't let animals suffer like that, so why should we do it to people?

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Im a firm believer that it is up to God to give and take life, but I understand why you did what you felt you needed to do. I don't judge you... it's not my place. I can't imagine being in that place. Im sorry.

              1. LeanMan profile image80
                LeanManposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                If god exists he gave us an intellect and the ability to act - we can choose to act and cure a disease so why not choose to act and end suffering if there is no other option?
                That's my opinion anyway.. lol...

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                  Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  I understand.

        3. Solaras profile image91
          Solarasposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          My former mother-in-law in the Netherlands was assisted by her doctor.  It was not spoken of then, but done with good conscience. Family members did not object, when there was no hope and only more pain to come.  She just went unexpectedly after the doctor visited.  I think everyone was spared suffering...

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            So much suffering in the world...

        4. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
          Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Believe me when I say that I am not trying to make light of your experience, and I feel for you for having been put in such a tough spot, but ... You realize that you just admitted to murder on a public forum, right?

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Although "lean man" might be difficult to find in the US, a land filled with white ppl, "lean man" might be easier to find in say... Saudi Arabia, where I believe he resides. He seems a reasonably intelligent guy though, I think the laws are different there.... but I'm just guessing.

            1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
              Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Well, it was certainly a tough spot to be put in, and my heart goes out to him.  It's not my place to pass judgement or come down on the guy.  We all make our choices, and then live with them — that's what free will is all about.

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                Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                True enough.

  13. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 3 years ago

    I was a cat person until ten years ago.  I made many outrageous arguments regarding cats' superior intelligence to the smarts of dogs. Then I got a border collie.

    Now I am ashamed of myself, but I can't admit it to those that heard my arguments. "Cats are smarter because they use a litter box," or "because they won't be told what to do." "Cats have servants and dogs are slaves...".

    I still love my kitties, but they really aren't very willing to please... Now my dogs have a slave of their own - me lol. So much for that argument.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Im a dog person. I understand that.

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        epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I never hear anyone say they are a turtle person. Turtles get a bad rap in my book. I am not a turtle person, I am more a chipmunk person. They are cute fast, cleaver, and very cute. Did I mention how cute they are?

        1. LeanMan profile image80
          LeanManposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I like rats, very affectionate....

          I used have a pair that used to love sitting on my shoulder and my kids loved them too... my neighbor at the time was a terrible snob, and freaked out when she saw them.. she tried to get a petition together to the owners of the estate that we lived on to try to force me not to keep them - stupid woman!!
          A month after we moved out I returned there with 20 young rats and posted them through her letterbox at 3am!! I really feel sorry for those rats but it was worth it.. lol

          1. Solaras profile image91
            Solarasposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            On Dr. Pol there was a couple with a rat who had tumors, and finally was at his end.  They were heart broken.  At first I though, a rat?  Then I thought, yes, they love it; I really never had a pet rat, maybe they are more loving than I know.  I was sad for them and their loss.  I hate to see people lose their pets.

          2. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
            Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Could you clarify what "[P]osted them through her letterbox at 3am" means?

        2. Solaras profile image91
          Solarasposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I have issues with both chipmunks and turtles.  When I was 9 or so, the cats had abused a chipmunk near the pool.  Here was my Disney moment; I could catch it and make it my friend. I caught it and it bit me. In fact it was hanging off my index finger by its 2 front teeth.  I cocked my arm back and flung it forward; the chipmunk crossed the pool, hit the deck, slid and went running.  Now I was too ashamed to tell my parents I might have rabies. I worried for the next month.

          Last summer a giant ( 1 foot long shell) snapping turtle appeared in the play ground with my dogs. I would not have noticed it, but the dogs were wild.  I tried picking it up to remove it and it jumped - high and long.  I was shocked.  Then I thought to hit it with a stick, piss it off and have it bite the stick and drag it out of the play ground.  Nothing doing - he just hissed and hopped.  Scary he was.  I rounded up the dogs and we left by the other exit.

          I guess my next confession is cowardice in the extreme when it comes to wildlife, especially ROACHES.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    We've definitely learned some interesting things about each other so far. smile

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      epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Have we? Oh I see a clothing add for zulily ill be back!

  15. Cgenaea profile image61
    Cgenaeaposted 3 years ago

    I have had 5 abdominal surgeries. Not many people I know have had any! Appendectomy,  exploratory (following a severe car crash), cholecystectomy, myomectomy, anda c-section.  I am fit as a fiddle and I am grateful to God. That appendix ruptured and the hospital was in the process of discharging me. smile the crash was severe and I needed the respirator.  The gall bladder gave me a 105 degree temp 3weeks after the birth of my son. Grateful to be alive and well!!!

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Oh wow. That's a lot to endure. Glad you are with us!

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    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    http://i.imgflip.com/4l9co.jpg

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      lol
      Let us know when you come up with something.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I had a pet ground squirrel that looked a lot like this. I captured it as a baby and wrote the hub.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        What was his name?

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
          Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Joe Peeper-- though maybe, Josephine.
          http://rochelle-frank.hubpages.com/hub/ … cket-Mouse

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I can't believe it. Four years! Amazing. And as always, an engaging read. I very much enjoyed it. Now I know what to get you for Christmas this year. wink

            1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
              Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I appreciate the thought, Beth37, but no, please, NO! -- we now live in the woods. We have plenty of deer, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, possums, coyotes, gophers, moles, chipmunnks, foxes, turtles, frogs,  lizards, innumerable insects and various kinds of birds:--raptors, waterfowl songbirds and insufferable woodpeckers.  We have even seen an occasional bear and bobcat. Our small dog is constantly entertained.

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                Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Raptors? Those things are super dangerous. Be very careful.

                1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
                  Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Not like prehistoric -velosoraptors --The raptors I'm talking about are hawks, eagles, owls-- the Saw Whet Owl, subject of my children's book, is about the size of a soda can-- so cute, but still a predator.

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                    Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    wink

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    Here's a life expectancy test if anyone is interested.

    http://gosset.wharton.upenn.edu/mortali … cForm.html

    1. spartucusjones profile image92
      spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Oh man! It looks like I only have a week to live! It was nice knowing you...

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        lol. I hope that's not true.

        1. spartucusjones profile image92
          spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          No, I made that up. Apparently I am going to live until I am 78. But I may of made up some of my answers. So who really knows.

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            lol

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              LeanManposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I'm going to live to be 86.... +/- 40 years so I could be dead tomorrow - best make the most of today!!

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                Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                It doesn't leave room for lawnmower accidents. We never know.

                1. Will Apse profile image90
                  Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  It the accidents of grammar that pose the greatest threat to a writer.

                  edit: also missing words.

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                    Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    I wasn't aware that poor grammar took lives! I'm scared to even finish this sentence. sad

  18. annajazz profile image91
    annajazzposted 3 years ago

    I'm a college student who procrastinates more then then she lets on. Writing papers the night before always brings about the best imagination, syntax, and ideas in my opinion. wink

    1. spartucusjones profile image92
      spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I am also a professional procrastinator. I have been putting off being an adult for a number of years now. Maybe I will get around to it tomorrow.

      1. annajazz profile image91
        annajazzposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Tomorrow:  a mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation, and achievement is stored. wink

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Did you write that? That's a great quote.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I hope it wont stress you out in years to come. Nice to meet you. smile

      1. annajazz profile image91
        annajazzposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Oh geez I sure hope not. Thankfully I'm not an English Major and papers are rare. smile Though, interestingly enough, if a paper has nothing to do with school, I find that I rarely procrastinate over it, i.e. Hubpages etc... Nice meeting you as well. smile

  19. jponiato profile image82
    jponiatoposted 3 years ago

    My family lived in a haunted house when I was a teenager.  I've yet to put that story in writing, but will someday.  I did tell an abridged version of it during a radio interview.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Im sure that would make for an interesting story.

  20. cfin profile image77
    cfinposted 3 years ago

    I Love Lamp!

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      hahahaha... one of my favorite quotes. Sadly I say it whenever I can't think of anything else to say. Half the time ppl don't know what Im talking about... but it amuses me.

      1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
        Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        "They've done studies, you know: 60% of the time, it works — EVERY time!"  Ah, that movie was great ... The mustache.  The jazz flute.  The hilarity.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          "Im locked in a glass box of emotion!"

          1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
            Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Lol — Maybe someone ought to start a thread for folks to post their favorite Anchorman quotes.  That should make everyone smile! wink

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Im at my limit.. if I start anymore I will have to pay back the .29 cents Ive earned this month.

              1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
                Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                I don't blame you for not diving on THAT grenade — .29 cents is nothing to sneeze at where I come from! (Re: "You can have this quarter when you pry it from my cold, dead, hands!!")

  21. fpherj48 profile image80
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    OK, Beth....I didn't think I had anything worthwhile to report (or divulge) until I read through this long....LONG  thread.   Now I have something to say that even I didn't know:
      You and I have a VERY rare trait, in common.  I don't often admit it or discuss it, but I TOO am a "recluse" at heart.  Absolutely no one who knows me ( or better said, "thinks" they know me)  would ever guess this or believe this about me...(either.)  Yes, because I am friendly, outgoing, gabby, helpful and very active.....like you, it just doesn't "look like," at my very core, I adore solitude, peace, quiet and being my own person.....a "loner," so to speak. 
    The reason that this rare trait is not often admitted to, is because being a true recluse is erroneously believed to be "unhealthy,"  both mentally and physically.  Nothing could be further from the true reality of it. The pure truth is that this is a positive sign of complete mental and emotional stability....and no bragging here, but usually people like US have a genius IQ.  The vital fact to understand is that there is a complete world of difference between VOLUNTARY seclusion and solitude....and a FORCED and/or unwanted seclusion.   Yes, this may be common sense...but many people would still argue it.
    With the years, experience & knowledge under my belt, I do know what I'm talking about.    BTW....and FYI.....this trait of ours becomes stronger & more important as we age....so, now you know what to look forward to, young one.   I am extremely happy and grateful to be this way.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image95
      LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      lol. I am happy to be at an age and stage where I can totally indulge myself in my off-grid reclusive lifestyle with my husband and my youngest child. Other than close friends and family, nobody is allowed to bug me.  Unlisted phone, post office box, oh the delights that the modern age brings us. smile

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Promise I have something to look forward to? I think maybe we are not alike in that you are a genius and healthy and I am a bit mental. lol But if you tell me it's a good thing, I will believe you and look for bright days ahead. smile

      1. fpherj48 profile image80
        fpherj48posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        By all means, believe me.  I'm going to assume you are joking somewhat, when you refer to yourself as "a little mental?"  More importantly, to the ear (in this case, "eyes")of a professional, "a little mental," encompasses a multitude of human issues.....not all of them, negative, BTW.  What I'm able to surmise, is that you are highly sensitive, compassionate and led by empathy.  Perhaps you associate these traits with weakness....thus, you feel "a little mental."   Pls don't make that mistake.  The entire world desperately needs more individuals like you.  Trust me.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Im just teasing. I think at best Im empathetic and at worst Im lonelier than Id like to be... but life's full of seasons... we just keep muddling thru from one to the other. Im due for a really good one I think. smile
          Thanks for your kind words.

  22. Anamika S profile image71
    Anamika Sposted 3 years ago

    I watch Tom and Jerry everyday.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      haha, that's cute. I wonder if it make you feel violent towards mice?

      1. Anamika S profile image71
        Anamika Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I am hygiene obsessed and cannot stand any pests in my house (There isn't any). I just love the characters so much (especially Jerry)  and have no problem watching them again and again. They make me smile every time I watch them. And for your information, I am 42.

        1. Will Apse profile image90
          Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          This might not be the best place to admit killing cute little furry things....

          http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2009/smith_meg2/images/House%20Mouse.jpg

          This mouse wants to live in your heart.

          1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
            Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Daaawww!

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Literally. Sleep well.

  23. Kathleen Cochran profile image84
    Kathleen Cochranposted 3 years ago

    You were raised right.

  24. pennylu profile image60
    pennyluposted 3 years ago

    I was visited by some kind of spirits in the night before.  I saw their form beside me, hovering nearby when I was alone in my room and had just turned out the lights.  It scared me horribly and I started shouting, running for the door.  My sister came to help me, and neither of us could open the door (she on the outside).  I struggled but the door (which had no lock) was firmly held.  This went on for what seemed like ten minutes though I'm certain it was a matter of seconds.  It was not my only encounter, and not the only time I felt hair raising presences in a room.  Once, when I had a visit, a large mobile fell from the ceiling, on top of me.  Another time, a plant stand fell over on top of my very pregnant belly when I was resting in someone else's home.  I don't have these occurrences anymore, and I'm glad, and I don't talk about it.  Most people would think I'm crazy.  I'm not.  I don't think I'm the only person who has had this kind of thing happen.  I did seek out counseling on how to deal with it, because I was afraid of my own place and I couldn't sleep well.  I'm glad I did.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You're right... my first thought is, "She's crazy." But I do understand. A few years back I was very sick. Hallucinations were one of the side effects. (It was not a mental disorder, but a physical one.) Anyhoo, terrifying is a good description and I couldn't imagine something like that could have ever happened to me, a plain Jane, but at the very least, it's just another one of those things you make it thru that gives you compassion for others. Im sorry you had to go thru that.

      1. pennylu profile image60
        pennyluposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        You're so right, it does give me a lot of compassion for people.  I had to laugh at your first response though.  Funny, if you look at what I write on hubpages you'll see that I'm a perfectly normal individual who just had some abnormal experiences early on in my life, no doubt mostly due to the fact that as a child growing up I was pulled into some weird supernatural practices which I no longer practice.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          So yours was due to the spiritual realm. I wouldn't scoff at that either. I believe very much in satan and his demons. I hope you're surrounded by Someone more powerful now.

  25. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    I can't think of anything no one knows about me--I'm pretty open.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Me too, I probably shouldn't be so open, but I feel like a liar when I hold things back. I don't feel like it's necessarily a healthy thing. Maybe Im just compulsive.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I was raised that it is rude to ignore/refuse to answer questions, so even if I'm trying to do an interview, I find it gets turned around on me, and I end up answering questions...it's very awkward.

  26. barryrutherford profile image37
    barryrutherfordposted 3 years ago

    I was once within hand shaking distance of Bill Gates

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Gotta ask... did you shake his hand?

  27. pennylu profile image60
    pennyluposted 3 years ago

    Yes, I most definitely am!  Thank you!

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      smile

 
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