Monday, February 17, 2014

Your Turn

Any secret talents? Any secrets about yourself that no one knows?

63 comments:

Candyland said...

I can whistle in a way that sounds like a bird call - i do it at the office sometimes to freak people out. Snoozer blinds and topics today, Entern. Zzzzzzz. Might have to revisit antics in comments sections from yesterday!

Stepforded said...
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Stepforded said...

Actually, I do have one I can share - I can speak cat. For real. I sort of meow to my cats and they meow back ... we have great chats. And I can sense when they're hurt, hungry (always) or needing something (always).

Derek Harvey said...

@Step--like that chick from Amys Baking Company?

Stepforded said...

@Derek - LOL! Gosh, what a comparison ... um ...

Derek Harvey said...

I just have the average things a little guitar -I can dance-I am wild in bed *jokes*. But one thing I could NEVER do and it is really embarrassing is snap my fingers for some reason

Massive G said...

I shared rooms with two lipstick lesbians my past three years at Yale. They taught me to eat pussy expertly. My lessons ended when one told me I ate her pussy better than her lesbian lover.

Josh said...

Sadly, too many secrets to keep. I wish I had a few less...

Count Jerkula said...

I can wiggle my ears.

QueenAnne Guido said...

Pull my finger and find out.

Eros said...

Wow...I think that trumps all the secrets in this post. Very interesting. ..

Stepforded said...

It's really quiet in here today ... I have another one ... a story I've never told anyone. Back in 1992, I was down to my last $20 which had to last until pay day, a good three or four days away.

I woke up that morning and felt a huge wave of panic set in, wondering how I was going to make the $20 stretch. As I was fumbling about in my bag for my keys, I came across an old lotto ticket which I'd been meaning to check. I didn't hold out hope for it to be a winning one but for a second or two I thought it would solve all my problems if there was even just $100 on it.

Well, I don't know if I'd somehow worked the laws of attraction by asking for a specific amount, or if my guardian angel was watching over me that day, but I won $10,000! I was so, so shocked that I couldn't speak or do anything for the rest of that day. My boss at the time wouldn't give me the afternoon off so I waited it out and went and claimed the prize officially after work (the store where I checked my ticket had verified it and done all the leg work so I just had to walk in and collect the cheque [pre-internet banking days]).

That money was such an incredible blessing for me ... and with it, I quit my job and enrolled in acting classes.

I usually tell people that I saved up from working in that awful job, before going to acting school, if they ask ... the reality is, I spent all my earnings on clothes, make-up and jewellery (as you do).

Even though the amount I'd "asked for" (if you see it that way) was different to what I won, books I've read on the subject suggest that the universe will give you what it thinks you deserve.

I practice the Law of Attraction in every way in my life now - well, I have done so seriously since the mid-'90s at least - I meditate for 20 minutes each morning while I'm oil pulling, and use a combination of vision boards and lists.

QueenAnne Guido said...

My mind control can unleash crazy ramblings in others.

Krystie Rachelle said...

That's actually an awesome story :)

Stepforded said...

@Derek - now that is freaky you just said that, because I was going to post this but refrained from doing so as I thought it sounded weird.

I have never been able to click my fingers together and was absolutely berated at school because of it (we all had to do it for a school play). So I stayed up one night and taught myself to somehow make the same noise by quickly snapping the last three fingers on my hand. I don't know how I do it - and people are always intrigued as when they try, it makes no noise, but it still works after all these years.

Krystie Rachelle said...

Nothing super fascinating.. I am a baby whisperer.. Kind of why I went into the field I am now. I secretly write poems, and fantasize I would be an amazing song writer or author. But right now I'll just work on my baby whispering techniques. And I'm none of those annoying people who can do anything they set their minds too, and it all falls into place. But because I am more afraid of success than I am failure, I just don't do anything haha. True story.

Stepforded said...

@Derek - that should have read "... snapping the last three fingers on THE PALM OF my hand."

The secret is to throw a lot of force into lifting your fingers, before withdrawing it just as the fingers go down .. so they sort of bounce. Hard to explain!

Seven of Eleven said...

Only one, but don't say anything.

Stepforded said...

@Krystie Rachelle:

You might find some inspiration from this Nelson Mandela speech :-)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us;
It's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we're liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

Alicia said...

I can shave my legs with my feet. Seriously.

Sarah said...

I'm pretty sure you are my platonic soulmate

Sarah said...

Hahaha

Jason Blue Eyes said...

I can make the best damn lasagna you've ever tasted in your life.

Bet your ass.

Sarah said...

Something similar happened to me once. I was 18 and living on my own for the first time, and working hard to pay the bills.
I didn't get any help from my family, so I was hustling.
I came up $80 short on my rent money, out of desperation I said a prayer and bought a scratch off. I won $40, so I said a prayer and bought one more, and won another $40.
I paid the rent and thanked god.

Bacon Ranch said...

Oh good grief

BTW: JasonBE you can't toss that out there without sharing, you see :)

LTG said...

I can bellydance, make any type of candy from scratch and pole dance.

Krystie Rachelle said...

That Mandela was a gift on his earth for sure.

Saying that makes me feel conceited, it's not that. It's just more "with great power comes great responsibility". I was so gung-ho about becoming a photographer last year, I ate, slept, breathed it. Let it consume me, and then after I met my own expectations, the vision of what I wanted my pictures to look like, I have lost interest. I could fine tune it, perfect it, work on becoming "known", but that requires so much effort! So, I just tell everyone I'm booked and play with my own babies. There is always time to conquer the world I tell myself, but I won't get this time with them back ;)

OneEyeCharlie said...

I make my own black powder for my cannon.

Also, I'm very good at keeping secrets.

Seven of Eleven said...

@Sarah, browncoats unite!

WritergirlinLa said...

I can get through any velvet rope.

B. Profane said...

"I can get through any velvet rope."

Yes, but can you get a script onto Scorsese's desk? That would be a useful secret skill.

Sherry said...

Okay I'll add MY story of blessings from the universe.
I was a starving actress in NYC and wanted to drive back to see family in NC. I was hoping my check from a makeup job I did would come in and it hadn't so I got up the courage to ask a friend for the $200. She knew I was struggling and said she'd meet me at the train station after work with the cash.
I walked outside and on my doorstep I found this "porn flyer" that looks like a $100 bill but of course you turn it over and it's an ad. Only this time it wasn't. It was a real $100 bill. I took it to the bank to break because I was afraid it was counterfeit. On my way back I found another one! So now I am walking up and down my street to see if someone dropped a bag of $.
I needed $200 I got $200 and didn't have to pay my friend back. For the longest time she thought I was lying. True story.

Sarah said...

Yup, time to mainline Fireflies. Again!

Sarah said...

How YOU doin?

Sarah said...

That all sounds very seductive. Particularly the candy.

Sarah said...

That's amazing! Love it

Renoblondee said...

I can raise one eyebrow and sing quite well.

Renoblondee said...

Separately of course, ha

Karen said...

@Sherry, @Stepforded, and @Sarah, very cool stories!

AndyCane said...

I already revealed my secret last night

Hammer_Girl said...

Dresden Files and Firefly? My kinda girl.

auntliddy said...

Love the stories, and wld love to hear more. My secret talent is imitating almost any voice,but esp any computer voice, ie," you've got mail", If you"d like to make a call, please hang up and dial again", or " the number you have reached has been changed".

auntliddy said...

And here is a story. My brother needed $56 to get his bike out of repair shop. He had an appointment in not that populated part of town, came out, and there on the ground was some wadded up bills. You guessed it, $56!!!!!!! There wasnt a soul around to ask if it was theirs, so after a while he went and got his bike!

auntliddy said...

Another story: My mother died and 3 years later my father died, so I was emptying out the house to sell it. It was a terribly emotional time, my brother and sister were fighting, I didnt know if I should keep the house or sell it or give it to them or what. I went there almost every day to clean it out, and so one day I was so upset, I pulled over a block before I got to the house. Give me a sign, I implored my father, give me a sign I am doing the right thing by selling the house. After a minute, I drove the block to the house. The whole front and side of the house were abloom with flowers I KNOW werent there the day before!! And my father was a gardener, he even had a green house. I took that as a yes. Freaky, eh?

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Bacon, I'd LOVE to share.

Carmella Soprano ain't got shit on me.

Seven of Eleven said...

Hey, Jason! I'm apparently not long for this (CDAN) world, but I'd love your recipe! I make homemade lasagne noodles via the Guiliano Hazan method and my sauce is my own - but I'm always looking for construction ideas when creating a lasagne.

*If this post is pulled, I'm done. I will miss you all, but I can't with this basic concept that my relatively benign comments are deleted while Massive Wee's and 888's disgusting diatribes stand.

Candyland said...

AuntLiddy - the flowers story was lovely!

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Your comments are still being pulled? Wth?

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Del Riser said...

My husband and I are "in tune", often saying the same thing at the same time. Or one may say what the other just thought.
I go him one better by answering questions he has yet to ask. I can read him like a book. It comes in handy in a 25+ year marriage.

__-__=__ said...

I truly wonder if people posting here can do math.

Paint Chips said...
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Tillie said...

Same with me and my husband! We come home from work with identical bags of groceries, buy each other identical gifts and bring each other things before it is verbalized!

AndyCane said...

12+14=................. Nope can't do it. You win

MadLyb said...

I'm loving your stories! Good or bad, they are fascinating.

PotPourri said...

I love them too! AuntLiddy, that flower story is awesome! I don't really have any great secrets, but I will take a lot of them to the grave in my hometown. I knew who was sleeping with who and never told anyone. I may gossip about jobs or money but never about something that would ruin a family.

PotPourri said...

I love them too! AuntLiddy, that flower story is awesome! I don't really have any great secrets, but I will take a lot of them to the grave in my hometown. I knew who was sleeping with who and never told anyone. I may gossip about jobs or money but never about something that would ruin a family.

Moosefan said...

I recently won $25000 on a slot machine. I put in twenty, did max bet and thought I won $250. Our anniversary is in three weeks and we have one child in college and one child at home. I am surprising the family with a Disney cruise.

MadLyb said...

Has anyone had what some people would call an "awakening" experience? That's pretty much my secret. Sadly, it doesn't make me a better human - I'm still an asshole.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

@MadLyb what's an awakening experience? My sister made me go to one of those rebirthing things once. I too am still an asshole.

Sprink said...

I can tie the stem of a cherry into a knot using just my mouth. Ta da.

Plum Grey said...

LOL, Damn,so much for keeping my hidden talent for laughing out loud to myself!

__-__=__ said...

Close enough Andy! Get with some of the others. They need your help!!