Here are my 10 plus things.
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Thaks for starting VN and all who have responded.
. I love fur. Real honest to god fur not this fake shit. If I lived in a cold climate I would own a full length mink coat. I almost bought one at yard sale in West Hollywood in the 1989 but it was too small for me I just could not make it fit. 1a
. My Aunt and Uncle’s farm was next too a mink farm and I spent time over at the mink farm while I was growing up. During college one of my jobs was skinning mink on another mink farm (a little early training in wet work and gore
I have watched the sun rise on top of a volcano at three different times in my life. 3.
I have picked and planted pineapples in Hawaii. I planted over 10,000 pineapple plants in one day in 1974. I also drove the semi-trucks that hauled the pineapples to the cannery. Over the 6 year period from 1974 to 1980 I spent two years working on Pineapple Plantations in the Hawaiian Islands. While in Hawaii I was offered a place on the out rigger canoe team that was going to reenact the Hawaiian immigration from Bora-Bora to Hawaii for the US Bicentennial in 1976; I turned down this offer. Because I had to make an 18 month commitment and I would have had to postpone my mission for the Mormon Church and college.4.
While waiting for a friend to get off work at a jewelry story in Los Angeles in 1980. I witnessed the store being robbed. I then ran after, tackled and caught the robber. While I was laying on top of him and had him in a head lock. It occurred to me for the first time he might have a knife (I knew he didn’t have gun) so I tighten up my choke hold on him and he said “You caught me you don’t have to kill me”. I relaxed a little at that point.5.
I am dyslexic. I was not diagnosed until I was 23 and not treated until I was 26. I could not read for the first 10-11 years of my life. By 18 I had only read two books from cover to cover. I later went on to Graduate with High Honors in Economics from a University of California.5a.
I was in an educational video about dyslexia in the 1983. I watched it once was embarrassed and did not look at it again until 3 years ago when I realized they had made me a central charter in it. Including an opening scene of me running which when I first saw the video all I could see was how fat I thought I was (lol..lets talk fat now). Oh the joys of distorted body images ;).6.
Before I graduated from college I had 6 interviews with the then Big Eight Public Accounting firms. I choose not too interview with the other 2 firms. Of the 6 interviews I had five job offers to choose form.7.
I won an amateur down hill mogul skiing contests at Sundance Ski Resort in Utah. 8.
On my first trip to New York I was there for a long weekend with only one night of hotel reservations. I told my friends I wouldn’t need more than one night at a hotel and I didn’t
First night in NYC someone tried to rip me off for $10 by running a scam on me. I figured it out just as he was leaving with my money and I chased him down and demanded he give me my money back he said he didn’t have it. I said “The Hell You Don’t” and stuck my hands down both his front pockets and took everything he had in them and walked back to get a cab. PS he didn’t have my $10 in his front pockets.8b)
The first club I went to in NYC told me I was so pretty I didn’t have to pay the cover to get in. LOL this is the first and only time that ever happened to me. Believe me it never happened to me in West Hollywood. 9.
I competed in the 1990 Gay Games on the West Hollywood swim team. 9a)
One of my less than successful romantic encounters during this event got written up in a book about the Gay culture in detail without changing the names. Which I read 3 years later much to my surprise and enjoyment and the entertainment of my then partner; I mean as they say any publicity is good publicity. 9b)
While at the Gay Games I got to watch ineffable
go-go dance in his cage, my that boy is talented ;).10.
I collect Barbie dolls. I started when I was 40 years old and said to myself after a childhood of torture over my love of all things Barbie “I am 40 years old and I can buy my own damn Barbie dolls and if people don’t like they can Bite Me”. I now own close to 40 dolls all in their original boxes of course.
Ok Just a couple more things:11.
I discovered I can draw about three years ago. I had my first show at a Gallery last fall and sold three of my piece of art. 12.
I have been in a sexual recovery 12 step program for 21 years. I am coming up on 10 years on my current sexual recovery plan this spring.