Tell us a random fact about yourself.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by hassel, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. hassel macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2016
    Location:
    Narnia
    #1
    I have something sticky on the sole of my sock.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

    SandboxGeneral

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Location:
    Detroit
    #2
    I was kissed by a woman named Vash while vacationing on Risa.
     
  3. Scepticalscribe Contributor

    Scepticalscribe

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    The Far Horizon
    #3
    Oh dear.

    And then she ditched you and happily buggered off with that charismatic, duplicitous, untrustworthy, demigod.....what was his name again?
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    A Natural State
    #4
    My father was shot by a mass murderer on a shooting spree in 1987 (when I was 4) and lived to tell the tale. He got to make appearances on both Oprah & Geraldo.
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

    SandboxGeneral

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Location:
    Detroit
    #5
    Q. Oh how I loathe Q ever since my first encounter with him at Farpoint Station.
     
  6. chown33 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Location:
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    #6
    Fact: I don't post random facts about myself.

    ...

    Oops.
     
  7. AngerDanger macrumors 68040

    AngerDanger

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    #7
    I’m responsible for authoring the seventh post in this thread.
     
  8. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502a

    RootBeerMan

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2016
    #8
    I have had drinks with Ted Kennedy and had Caroline Kennedy bum smokes from me.
     
  9. niji Contributor

    niji

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2003
    Location:
    tokyo
    #9
    in 2008 i hiked up Mount Fuji.
    in 2018 i did a Trail Run up Mount Fuji.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 1, 2019 ---
    since i am not sure if it would be politically correct to give this post a thumbs up, i am taking the time to reply to it.
     
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor

    Scepticalscribe

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    The Far Horizon
    #10
    Since the night of the winter solstice, - a little over a week ago, when my mother passed away - I am an orphan.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #11
    My condolences over your loss :(
     
  12. bruinsrme macrumors 603

    bruinsrme

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2008
    #12
    While the USS Michigan was visiting San Diego, i met Rick Springfield while he was touring the sub. He sang a verse of Jessie’s girl.
     
  13. AlliFlowers Contributor

    AlliFlowers

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2011
    Location:
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    #13
    I'm so sorry to hear this news.

    In other totally random news, I am enjoying being an epoxy artist.
     
  14. Gutwrench Contributor

    Gutwrench

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    #14
    My paternal grandfather was right handed but lost it in a farm accident when he was in his 30’s. You’d never guess he lost his dominant hand by the way he adapted to his left.

    My father was as ambidextrous as anyone I’ve ever heard make the claim. He’d shoot a gun, punch, and write with his right; but would play pool, weld, and use a hammer with his left arm.

    Now, I’m hopelessly right handed. While my left arm is stronger than my right, it is otherwise utterly USELESS. It might as well be a boneless chicken dangling from my shoulder.
     
  15. kazmac macrumors 604

    kazmac

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Location:
    On the silver scream
    #15
    Somewhere between live free or die and famous potatoes is the true meaning of the American way. Now that I’ve nearly died, being a famous potato is just fine. No Idaho Russets here, I am Yukon Gold. :D
     
  16. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2002
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #16
    I like only the dark-colored jelly beans: root beer, cinnamon, cherry, and especially licorice. The rest of you can have all of the light-colored ones.
     
  17. eyoungren macrumors Core

    eyoungren

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    #17
    My favorite color is red.

    But I wear black mostly…
     
  18. ThisBougieLife, Jan 1, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019

    ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000

    ThisBougieLife

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2016
    Location:
    SF Bay Area, California
    #18
    I have grapheme synesthesia, which in my case means that I see each single-digit number as being inherently colored in my mind. Specifically I see them this way:

    0123456789

    The colors here aren't quite adequate :p 0 is white, 4 is yellow-orange, and 9 is red-orange.

    People ask me if it ever helped with math. Not particularly. I think it did help me memorize square numbers and a lot of prime numbers, though. It's helped me in recreational mathematics.

    I also have number-form synesthesia, which means that I see certain sequences of numbers (like the years 1900-2000) or the numbers 1-100 as forming a "map" in my mind, generally in the shape of a zigzagging staircase. I'm weird. :confused:
     
  19. Mousse macrumors 68000

    Mousse

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Location:
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    #19
    The Picard.
    Wait, wut? Q? Not "The Picard?":D
    Vash ditched her partner, Sovak, and ran off with the proto-Vulcan's god, "The Picard." TNG: Who Watches the Watchers
     
  20. Scepticalscribe Contributor

    Scepticalscribe

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    The Far Horizon
    #20
    I seem to recall that she cheerfully chose to vanish with the immortal and irresponsible Q.
     
  21. chown33 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Location:
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    #21
    So if you see a 0 on a white background, does it disappear? Or is there some difference in how the white looks?

    Also, if you see O with no other context, does it look white when you think it's a zero, then change color when you realize it's an oh, or vice versa?

    I'm genuinely curious about this, and those are just a couple questions that popped into mind.
     
  22. ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000

    ThisBougieLife

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2016
    Location:
    SF Bay Area, California
    #22
    I guess for me the background doesn't matter, because it's the mental image of the 0 that's white, so how it appears in print doesn't affect my image of the number. To some extent. If I see color-coded numbers with colors that don't match my own colors, it can throw me off a bit. (I'll see a red 3 and think "no, 3 is blue!")

    But 0 and O are distinct. I don't see all letters as colored (nor are their colors as strongly ingrained into my mind as the numbers), but I do generally picture the vowels as colored, so O has an orangey-yellow color and can easily be distinguished from the white zero. My mind will settle on one or the other if the font or writing is ambiguous. (Interestingly I see the letter "I" as black, which is similar in shape to the number "1", also black, yet for some reason 0 and O are quite distinct).
     
  23. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

    SandboxGeneral

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Location:
    Detroit
    #23
    Indeed, in the episode “Qpid” Vash bid Picard a farewell kiss and vanished with Q to explore the universe together.

    Some years later they appeared on Deep Space 9 where she went her separate way from Q.
     
  24. jtara, Jan 1, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2019

    jtara macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    #24
    While the Chinese Navy vessel Plans Yancheng FFG-546 was making a port call in San Diego (December 7, 2016), a touring visitor blurted out "Don't pay attention to Trump, he's crazy!" (While making the universal gesture of circling his finger about his head.)

    An officer posing for photos asked another officer posing for photos to translate. I snapped a photo at just the right moment.

    IMG_2080.jpg

    ----
    Lilly Tomlin, Diana Ross, John DeLorean, Jack White, Della Reese, Artie Fields, Big Sean, and David Allen Grier attended my high school. Lindbergh's mother taught there (before my time!). My chemistry teacher had Lindbergh's mother as HER chemistry teacher. One of my Electronics teachers had been a Tuskegee Airman. I like David Allen Grier's character on The Cool Kids. But he look oooooddddd! He was two years after me. I hope it's just the makeup! ;)

    I use the Oxford comma.

    I was Berry Gordy's paperboy for a while. I never met him (nor did I know who he was at the time). The maid paid the bill. The doorbell was a little keyboard that pulled out from a brass panel. You could play a tune on it.
     
  25. chown33 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Location:
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    #25
    Thanks, that's interesting.

    I was going to ask about "I", "1", and "l", too, but figured I'd start with zero, and work up from there.
     

Share This Page