*I was born 6-06-58. *My hubby was born 6-16-58. *We were both delivered by Dr. Ellison, in the same hospital, 10 days apart, both being difficult deliveries. *He was in my 4th grade class & had a crush on me. *We didn't see each other for 30 years & met, by chance, through a mutual friend. *I grew up angry, confused, depressed, & out of control. *My profession requires me to help others who are angry, confused, depressed, & out of control.
WOW, there is nothing interesting about my birthday at all, however, my daughter was born on Valentine's Day, my husband on St. Patrick's Day, my best friend on Halloween, as a matter of fact, I had 2 best friends born on that day, and my grandson on Christmas Eve. Everybody's got a cool birthday but me
No, your birthday is Special because it's all yours and doesn't have to be shared by other holiday stuff. I like my birthday being in the middle of a month that doesn't have any other distracting observances.
With a biography like that, donotfear, you might become a very religious person! I was born on 11th but May. I started to talk very early. At 14 months(I was told) I learned a small Russian fairytale from a nanny and tried to tell it to everybody who was willing to listen. I think I still do.
I was initially classified as slightly retarded when I entered school and later moved to a then nascent "Gifted and Talented" class. I remained in accelerated classes until I quit school on the day I became legally old enough to do so.
Conservatives here think that the initial judgment was the more accurate one.
LOL! P, I'm technically a high school dropout. I skipped my senior year and went straight to college from the 11th grade, so I don't have a high school diploma. I do have a couple of college diplomas, though.
Oooh wow. That is such part of my research. I always say that. Incredibly gifted people seem to start out slower. My daughter is six months language delayed, recently she has been teaching herself to speak and write chinese. She has a vast collection of foreign words.
If you have a truly gifted child, you need to be aware of the real difficulties they will face in life. "Gifted and Talented" programs are not helpful - they are designed for the just under and just over genius level, not for the extremely bright.
I did not even bother to have her tested. I am however having problems with the teachers in ordinary school. She has a different wiring. She is disinterested in basics and want to tackle heavy topics right away. She is not interested in what, she wants to know why. But getting her to understand that to know why, she has to know what is a challenge. We always have to work backwards.
she just asked me yesterday what comes after infinity...and then she continued...is it zero? She is six years old.
Nice to know you had enough nous to switch over to a life lived education. Some people seem to do way better when they are able to follow their own intuition and learn the things they need to know other than with formal education.
I did Psychology without a formal education, I had studied it for 25 years, had 6 years of therapy myself and ........... found the course to be infantile and as slow as a slug! I spoke to some of the other psych students many with need of years of therapy themselves, all these students came up through formal education!
I have a grandson at a school with the best academic stats in our city and he is bored spit-less because it is too slow for him!
No no, Pcunix! As I read your first sentence I thought to myself, "Do NOT give the neocon forum posters that tidbit. It WILL be used against you!" But hey, you can handle the heat. I've seen you!
Interesting or unique fact about me?
I am left handed. My former husband (deceased) was left handed. Our son is left handed. My sister-in-law and her son (my nephew) are left handed. That's a lotta lefties!
My current Hubby and I lived parallel lives on opposite coasts growing up (me NY him CA). I was born 5/57 and he was born 6/57. His mother was born 9/21 and his dad 10/21 -- so we have repeated (unconsciously) the 1 month older wife pattern. We both grew up in households were our parents did not divorce. We both grew up in households with green carpet. I mean GREEN carpet and copper colored appliances!
How are they going to use it against me? It's a fact. It's also a fact that I know intelligence is a rather useless asset once it passes a certain point - now THAT they can use against me, but of course they'd have to admit that they aren't all that smart, which I think would be hard for them to do. I can almost see them being tempted by that, starting forward, pulling themselves back.. I'd love to see them fighting that battle
How about....the fact that I have grown children yet I still have my first year molars? Every dentist I go to thinks they're making a surprise announcement by telling me I still have 'baby teeth' in my mouth.
I taught English in Saudi Arabia and found the love of my life whilst there. The irony is that Saudi authorities frown upon any fraternisation unless two people are legally married. Then how did I find her? Through the power of the internet. She's a blessing and I was truly blessed to find her. Still, we had to overcome a lot of barriers but that's another interesting story which I might perhaps share in a future hub - we'll see.
Another interesting fact - I tried walking on the Sea of Galilee and guess what - it didn't work! But I did swim naked albeit it was dark - Hey I maybe brave but I'm not that brave!
What about, I saw ball lightning when I was six, it disappeared when it touched my outstretched fingers then had lightning the front of my building, it was so close to the window I was staring at, that if I reached my hand out I would have touched it. I wondered if number three would be if I actually get zapped.
Um... I broke my arm once, compound fracture and tried to pull the bone out because i thought it was the other half of a pencil i saw on the ground with my blood on it. Don't try to pull your own bone out it hurts. A lot.
It is the best workout I've ever had. My muscles were strengthened and toned much faster than when I used to do aerobics and weight training on alternating days. And it has the added bonus of working your mind as well as your body. I highly recommend it!
No, the discipline I trained in was not into breaking bricks and boards. I've never tried it.
I have an ear for music and can sing perfectly but cannot read a note of music. My aunt was a music teacher and spent months with me to no avail. A friend is also a music teacher and was unsuccessful. Oh well, no need to follow little black circles on the lines....
Despite moving from Sydney to Dubbo, then back to Sydney, then to Madang, then to Port Moresby and back to Sydney once more between 1961 and 1965, my three children were all born in the same room in the same maternity hospital - a small wooden room (which was knocked down to make a car park and, later, part of a huge office tower.
I have a sleep disorder which means when I am dreaming, I can act out those dreams in reality. As well as being highly embarrassing, it can be dangerous to myself and others. Fortunately, it only tends to happen when I am ill or very upset, so I have an idea of when it will strike. Still, it's difficult to decide whether to warn hotel staff or not. Fortunately, my last stay at a Premier inn was relatively uneventful - I found my self tangled in the window blinds - believe me - that's uneventful!
Thanks for the practical advice! Excellent hub, I will show it to my husband, it might make him feel a bit better. Sleep disorders are not something that come up in conversation very often - 'Oh by the way, if you hear screaming, thumping and furniture moving, it's just me, don't worry. You will lock your door won't you?'
Thanks for your reply...that is a perfect answer and one I'm proud you were able to say. Some live to regret missing prom is where I was going with that....but I'm glad you have the attitude that "seizing a moment" is nothing to be regretted.
that's a good one. I don't think I'll go that personal.
hmm, before I got married, my family doctor told me I would be unable to bear children because of my angular body shape! HA, I have two amazing sons and with my first son, the doctor said he had never witnessed a more peaceful labour/birth. [believe me, there were moments when it did not feel peaceful]
The first time I played skiball I became enthralled in the game losing track of time watching the points add up and the tickets spurting out of the machine. Strange but true playing skiball very therapeutic to me.
I'm very interesting, that is, I think I am! but when I try to think of something unique and/or really interesting about me I can't think of anything! My friends all say I'm unique but when I ask them why they say it they can't really say why! I think its because I alternate between shyness and brashness, eagerness and disinterest, cruelness and compassion, fun-ness and dreariness and I do go on and on all the time - (but you all already knew that!) sounds a bit schizo or bipolar - which is true, very true. I don't know anyone else like me - most are not even close to being like me - which sometimes makes life a bit difficult and lonely.
I'm the most ordinary person I've ever known. I had a happy childhood. I was never mistreated, abused or subjected to extreme stress. I liked school and was a good, but not the best student. My parents loved each other and were married for 60 years. The people in our family and extended family got along well. I lived in the same town for the first 26 years of my life. I married my first and only love. (Still together.) Very ordinary… ...or maybe that does make me different.
After my first child, I was unable to have another. Ten years later I met my Avon lady on her first day of work. after having a baby. We talked about my desire and no success to adopt.She contacted me whem her baby was 15 months old and I adopted her.Two years later the biological mother of my daughter contacted me and said she was giving up her newborn son and that she was willing to let me have the child. She signed over her newborn so that they could grow up together,and those 2 kids ARE so close!I love them SO much!It is a miracle that keeps on giving. Between the 2 of them, I have 5 grandchildren!
I sure am!And,,,they are both very attractive NICE young adults. Son spent 6 years in the navy as engineer and is now an engineer on a barge. He has 2 kids. My daughter has three kids and has three more semesters for a major in biology. I'm so proud of them.
I tried to set up a hotmail account but it wouldn't allow me to use my name as it "contained a word that is not allowed". lol My name is Lolita - which is quite a common spanish name so am a bit mystified!
Hi, I was just wondering where in the world HubPages users live.Mostly in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, India? Let's see if we can find out. Although not very scientific (in fact, not at all!) I thought it might be an interesting thread.Me? I'm from the great city of Liverpool in the United...
What interesting fact are you aware of regarding your neighbourhood or area where you live?For instance, I live in Lewisham and on my road a few houses down, there is a maroon plaque which states that the author Edith Nesbitt lived there over a hundred years ago. She wrote the Railway Children and...
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