Come Play Along…. Fun Facts!

Hi everyone.  I am at a women’s retreat this weekend and have eked out a little time to get on line and catch up a bit as well as post this!

This is a fun ice breaker type post which I have always enjoyed and thought I would bring it to you all!  :D  All you do is leave a comment with a fun little known fact about yourself.  That being something that doesn’t necessarily come up in your every day conversations…. such as a funny happening, or a hidden, unique (or embarrassing) talent, instrument you play, or whatever.

I will start by giving you a few examples of my own (and yes they are all true…):

1.  in 1980 I fell off a horse and on a highway by my home and hit my head.  I was airlifted to Minneapolis and my mother was told I had a 10% chance of living and if I did live, I would be severely handicapped.  (ok not funny then, but now my friends and relatives say that is when I picked up my sense of humor.  :D

2.  I have been to Honduras 9 times.

3.  I have lived through a house fire and a tornado – on the same property.  (Seriously. I could not make this stuff up.)

4.  On a dare, I once went into a Dairy Queen and asked for a banana split, hold the ice cream, whip cream, and cherries.  I walked out with… a banana.  :razz:

Ok… your turn… make me smile, make me laugh… amaze me! 

About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on February 25, 2012, in Randoms and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. okay….my husband ‘won’ me in a card game. We were playing cards and he had been winning all day, so I just said, “hey, if I win this hand, you have to marry me” He said okay.
    I won the hand and that was 34 years ago.

    I should call him Mr. Romance and not The Handyman.

  2. I once slid halfway down a bowling lane on league night, bring the entire alley to a silent standstill. Then I tried to stand up and it was so slippery it was nearly impossible – I was windmilling my arms and repeatedly landing on my rear. In front of a huge crowd of silent bowlers. I finally managed to stand and walk off the lane and assured everyone I was fine, despite my injured ego.

    And a little known fact about me: I once played my flute in an international honor band.

  3. I was the runner-up in the county spelling bee when I was thirteen.

    As a young person, I played (in turn) the piano, the clarinet, and the accordion. I wasn’t very good at any of them, but I enjoyed the accordion the most. When I told this last fact to a group of co-workers (in adulthood), the listeners cracked up. I don’t think they could reconcile that image with the one they knew of me.

  4. I’ve mentioned this a few times on my blog I think, but one thing most people don’t know about me is that I have a twin brother. I’m 5’0″ and he’s 6’4″. We look like Mutt & Jeff.

    Another LKF is that I sang on TV a few times when I was a teenager. You couldn’t pay me to do it now!! I don’t like even talking in front of a crowd.

  5. I think your #1fact should be the start of your memoir, Sheila!!

  6. Wow Sheila! I remember the horse incident! That was a pretty serious deal!

  7. I once passed out while singing with the choir at church on Christmas –in view of the whole congregation. I felt kind of funny through the whole song, and that 16-beat last note did for me. The people on either side of me held me up, and the next thing I knew I was having my wrists chafed just like a character in a Nancy Drew novel. (Everything I know about illness comes from novels, apparently; the first time my little girl had croup I thought I was supposed to give her ipecac. Which I did not do, just so you know.)

  8. In 1974 my family moved from the east coast to So. CA. I used to walk around reading a book as I went from class to class. In Calif. there were no hallways at my high school. Each classroom had a door that opened in from an outside quad. One quad held the science classes, another the english and history classes, etc. So, one day I’m walking from one quad to another and I crossed the main quad in front of the administration building. There were a bunch of people (more than usual) in the quad, but I was lost in my book as I walked and didn’t see that there was a race riot developing right in front of me. Two guys in the center of everyone else were faced off against each other. One guy had a knife, the other a club. I step right into the center of the ring as on one side of me a hulking black guy grabs me and on the other side a short hispanic grabs me. Everyone is now focused on me–then they all started to laugh. It broke the tension, no fight and both sides were just chuckling at the dumb white gal who walked into the center of it all!

  9. I’m trying to think of something funny and I’m beginning to think I lead a pretty dull life, so I’ll tell something funny about Carl instead. One time he got on the wrong plane and didn’t realize it until the plane had taken off. Obviously, this was pre 9/11.

  10. When I was little (like 2 or 3) I crawled under a one-legged man and asked where his other leg had gone. He was a WWI vet in Britain!

  11. I love the banana story!

  12. Despite being a klutz of epic proportions (I fell down a set of stairs in an old house in Italy, I’ve missed the last two steps on the stairs in our house (twice), I tripped over the cobblestones at the Tower of London, I’ve fainted and fallen out of the shower, I ran into the edge of a door in the dark the other night, I’ve crashed on a bike multiple times and once on a skateboard…the list goes on), I have never broken a bone.

  13. I’m drawing a blank too, so must lead a dull life. I guess a unusual fact is that I’ve been to 30 different countries over the years. Haven’t made it to Eastern Europe yet, but that’s on my bucket list!

    I love that you ordered a banana split, hold everything! What kind of reaction did you get from the cashier?

    • Thats a pretty cool fact!!!

      The cashier just looked at me as I slowly eliminated every ingredient. She dully said “so you just want the banana?” and I acted like I had not figured out out until she said it and responded, “Yeah, I guess so.” :D

  14. Hmm…don’t have much to follow up with to all those! ^_^ Guess one for me would be singing…I love it though my talent level is somewhat subjective. I DID however work at a large company for a few yrs and we had quarterly meetings. This particular one, WE were the entertainment. Call it American Idol for the business field. I not only convinced a few coworkers to perform,….I performed. Yup. Sung Evanescence’s BRING ME TO LIFE….in front of about 300 coworkers. *gulp* At least I got applause instead of boo’s, right? (<–surprising part…I'm actually pretty shy and quiet when you meet me.)

  15. Your last one is pretty funny-I got locked in a candy store as a child-no i did not eat any candy-I was too scared-it was in a foreign country and I was more focused on shouting for help in a foreign language-before Christmas the bathroom door jammed on me (in public) and I had to shout for help.

  16. In 06 I won a competition on the radio: I got to stand in front of my favorite band, give them a prize and hold a speech for them – on live tv! I was just this little 16 year old girl, very shy and so, but I made it. Today I think of it as one of the best days in my life. I’m still a big fan of the band :)

  17. Our village eisteddfod (an eisteddfod is a Welsh festival of literature, music and performance) is always help on the weekend nearest my birthday. One year (when I was around 9 or 10), I’d had a new bike for my birthday. That morning I was racing around on my new bike, only to fall off it and buckle the frame (I had to wait until Christmas for a new bike!). Not only had a damaged the bike, but I was covered in scrapes and bruises and had to sing on stage that afternoon in the small school choir with plasters (band-aids) on my chin, hands, elbows and knees!

  18. Alison's Book Marks

    Back in the day, I was an actor. I was in this small production of some musical (the name escaping me at the moment). I luckily didnt have a big part deigning is not my strongest talent), because The last night of the run, I got food poisoning. I would perform a scene, go off stage, get sick, and go right back on stage. No one in the audience, not even my friends, could tell! The show must go on!

  19. Very funny. My first kiss was done on a dare. LOL! I did it while my older cousins watch us from a distance. True story.

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