DeFacto18 July 2011 at 10:10amPosts: 476 (0 today)Status: offline
This is intended to be the step-sibling of the Peter Gabriel trivia thread, handy-dandy link here:
This is a "fun facts" thread where you post, well, fun facts. But about yourself!
Handy-dandy guidelines, just to cover bases:
-Only post about yourself (you can, however, post about others if it has to do with yourself directly as well. IE meeting other lunatics at a concert)
-Only post what you're comfortable sharing with others. "Others" can include random schmucks on the internet, possibly the webmaster, and possibly even Peter Gabriel if he finds this topic someday.
-There is no limit or vice versa on what you post; it can be as long-winded as you want or as short. It can be vivid or vague or somewhere in between. You can talk about things from your life story to your favorite color, as long as it ties into the above guidelines.
-Personal trivia does not have to just be positive; feel free to post pet peeves, but remember: opinions are subjective.
-It is NOT encouraged, suggested, requested, or implied that you should post anything too personal(IE your address, phone number, etc.; I personally think stuff like that should be kept to PMs if you want to share them with anyone at all whatsoever for privacy's sake at least)
Even with these guidelines, the overall aim is to have fun and learn new interesting things like in the Peter Gabriel trivia thread.
DeFacto18 July 2011 at 10:12amPosts: 476 (0 today)Status: offline
Gonna start the thread off with some music-related stuff.
-The only female artist on my iPod thus far is Suzanne Vega.
-The artists on my iPod are Billy Joel, Don Henley, Elton John, Michael Buble, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Suzanne Vega, Thomas Dolby, and Warren Zevon.
-The bands on my iPod are The Alan Parsons Project, The Beatles, Chicago, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis, Kansas, Pink Floyd, and Steely Dan. There is also one Dire Straits song on there.
-I never put rock operas on shuffle. Context and storyline mean too much to me.
-I intend to perform Supper's Ready at my school's annual Art Event at least once before I graduate, even if it leads to school-wide ridicule. I currently have two oppurtunities left.
-The So album has been the only Peter Gabriel album in our family until last year when I bought Shaking the Tree with Christmas money. Play the Videos was probably what made the greatest link for me to Peter Gabriel's music when I was a kid, as I tended to watch movies more than listen to CDs.
-I was grounded from Play the Videos multiple times as I would watch my setlist over and over and over in a continual loop while my mother had to hear it from the kitchen. She had a lower tolerance for repition than I did.
Jared C18 July 2011 at 11:21amPosts: 988 (0 today)Status: offline
I like to drink soda in the morning! Seriously - ANY time of morning - never enjoyed coffee - alot of times I'm on set between 5 AM and 10 PM, and the other folks on the crew tell me- "Drink coffee - you'll need the energy!" And I always say - nope, can't drink coffee - where's the Pepsi!
Memé18 July 2011 at 2:02pmPosts: 2378 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm mother of four kids aged 17-16-13 and 11
The two older are going to study abroad for a year in a month, I encouraged them to take part in the contest to win the scholarships, but now that the time gets closer I feel so NOT ready!!!
Still married to my fist BF, and much in love with him.we've been together 25 years so far.
We met in a party and started talking because the DJ put Carpet Crawlers, and we were both Genesis fans.
My avatar is the picture of the Perito Moreno Glazier, one of the most beautiful places I know, and I took it the day we spread there the ashes of my brother.I have it as a homage to him cause it was him who made me listen for the first time Gabriel's Genesis when I was listening three sides live. ( I still remember his words: you like this? you should listen the real one!)
As DeFacto, I like to listen albums as a whole, but my Ipod is full of concept albums. No feamale singers there, mostly prog bands: Genesis, Yes,Alan Parsons, Pink Floyd, Gabriel, Camel, William Gray.
So far, I've met in person three lunatics, Luis, Matt and Ste. the three of them came to Argentina,it was a great each time. And I hope they come back again soon.
Soul Reader18 July 2011 at 7:04pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Great thread DeFacto!
I am a Retired SGT from the military. I was medically retired due to injuries received on active duty from the war. I was also in the Coast Guard, Nat'l Guard and Army. I have been blessed with being able to see a huge part of the world.
I am the mother of one son, who turns 19 in August. He is my whole world and we have become very close and he tells me everything (sometimes to much!).
I am going on a humanitarian trip to Nepal (hopefully), in December to help educate young girls on avoiding the sex trafficing trap and will also help build a library.
150 Scholorships will be given out to 150 deserving girls at $100 a piece. In Nepal, $100 can help keep a girl off the streets and at school for a year. $1500 can build a Library and keep it running for a year.
Favorite hobbies include Reading, watching documentaries (huge fan of Na't Geographic!), horseback riding, cooking and enjoying the company of friends.
Speaking of friends, I have been lucky enough to meet several from the Lunatic Network and formed strong friendships with them!
I am moving to Colorado in 3weeks or less and have a lovely loft apartment home awaitng me.
K'Ehleyr18 July 2011 at 7:14pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
don't tell anyone, but I love Broadway musicals - clever lyrics and great music
seen two so far, Camelot with Richard Harris and JC Superstar with Ted Neely (from the movie)
I like gay guys, they make great gal pals, I don't like women very much - can't trust them , probably from experience with my sister, aunt and mother and some so called best friends - I like men, I know where I stand with them - they aren't two faced or fakes
I loved being in the army - hung out at the Jr. Ranks Mess a bit too much, beer was only 25 cents a glass gee
for the first time in a long time I'm getting gypsy feet - feeling the need to move on - time will tell
used to do Tarot cards in a Chinese restaurant called the Outrigger - did the Queen's cards once - okay she was a Q E look alike, but she got a lot of work when all the Chuck & Di movies were being made
most famous person I ever did the cards for, the young prince himself, Julian Lennon
love the blues
but can't write a blue song to save me
that all folks
I'm not going to go into my whole bio, at least not today.
I was "high fived" by Martin Sheen once.
I was at a protest against nuclear testing in Nevada, also got arrested that day but they let us protesters go and we got exoneration papers in the mail about a month later. I guess Nevada didn't want to deal with us
I also got to hear Arch Bishop Tutu speak in person.
When I was 20 I was working at the bookstore for Stanford University.
The anti Apartheid protests seemed to always take place during my lunch hour so I was able to attend the rallies and learn more about the issues.
That's how I got involved with Amnesty International and why I've supported them all these many years.
DeFacto18 July 2011 at 10:30pmPosts: 476 (0 today)Status: offline
@Jared: I do that too, especially if it's at-hand first thing in the morning.
Good luck with your move and trip, Darcy.
Everyone has really interesting trivia.
-I like to watch superhero movies. Even if they're dumb. Right now, The Incredible Hulk is on FX and then Hellboy II will be on. And I do intend to see Captain America.
-The concepts I come up with tend to involve supernatural physical transformations and traumas associated with said changes. Much angst to be had.
-I haven't done anything really interesting in my life yet beyond attending concerts. I'm hoping that'll change within a few years.
Soul Reader18 July 2011 at 10:42pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
No worries De, you have your whole life ahead of you and many an adventure await! Once you hit 21, time flies so fast and next thing you know you will be 40 and asking where it all went, lol. So take time to enjoy your age, relish it every minute.
DeFacto19 July 2011 at 12:41amPosts: 476 (0 today)Status: offline
It's very hard to do that, but I try. I think my brain works too hard for my age, though. >>;
-My dream car is a green Mercury Capri. My dream motorcycle is a lime green Kawasaki Ninja.
-I hate Harley Davidsons.
-I read a lot of Stephen King, my first book having been Bag of Bones. Probably not a good one to start with, just for the amount of adult material in it. Word to the wise: If your kid ever wants Stephen King, start them off on Night Shift.
-Two Christmases ago my father got two books for me: a teenie-bopper book called "Wherever Nina Lies" and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy collection.
I threw Wherever Nina Lies across the room in anger at the book within the first chapter. I'd probably burn it if given the oppurtunity.
Big Time ideas19 July 2011 at 3:07amPosts: 1925 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm only 5 feet tall. (OK, 4' 11" and a half). :-]
Soul Reader19 July 2011 at 3:08amPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Short and sweet with a BIG heart though Big!
Big Time ideas19 July 2011 at 3:13amPosts: 1925 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks! You're sweet, too!
DeFacto19 July 2011 at 3:25amPosts: 476 (0 today)Status: offline
*Leaves sweets for the sweet*
Now I'm pondering heights and their pros and cons. Hmmmm.
Big Time ideas19 July 2011 at 3:30amPosts: 1925 (0 today)Status: offline
Defacto is a sweet genius.
K'Ehleyr19 July 2011 at 4:12amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
Peter had a part in a German tv show
Der SchwammerlkÃƒÂ¶nig (TV series 198
Peter Kuhnert Peter Kuhnert .
Margot Mahler Margot Mahler .
Verena Mayr Verena Mayr .
Soul Reader19 July 2011 at 4:15amPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Keeping it on topic:
I wanted to be a Jockey for many MANY years when I was a child. I knew all the famous jockies and all the famous race horses names. My Uncle Ray and I would spend many a weekend at Saratoga race track and I would get so excited when he would somehow always get us into the Trainer area and I got to meet my hero's! Sweet memories.
K'Ehleyr19 July 2011 at 4:19amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
With Peter timing is everything, he's a good man and does good works - we should all try to be a bit more like him -
mooniest19 July 2011 at 4:26amPosts: 1531 (0 today)Status: offline
this place is PG rated !
Ponies are running now SR at Saratoga
place your bets.
I wanted to be an professional/olympic ice skater (figure skating)
imagine doing a number to a PG song? Wow!