Getting to know you

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
June 5, 2008 4:59pm CST
I'm not going to tag anybody, but I thought I would just list a few factoids about myself here and if anybody wants to leave a comment with some little things about themselves, that would be cool! 1. I love animals, especially cats 2. Purple is my favorite color 3. I love the outdoors, especially somewhere pretty on a nice Spring day 4. 2 of my 3 kids are twins and my son has autism 5. I love watching Figure Skating and the Olympics (winter or summer) 6. I like to read (especially Science Fiction and Fantasy) and have a huge library, and way to big of a backlogged book pile. 7. I was a trekkie before trekker became the cool term to use
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• United States
6 Jun 08
Hi Dawn! Ok, here are my facts: 1. I am the mother of two children, a girl and a boy, 27 and 23 1/2, both are college graduates. 2. I live in Northern California about and hour and a half from Lake Tahoe. 3. I have been married for 30 years. 4. I have a 10 year old Shih Tzu named Honey. 5. My son is getting married in August so hopefully I will get a grandchild in the next year or so! 6. I love jogging, mountain biking and lake kayaking. 7. I will be 54 in August(50's are the new 40's? Ha!) 8. I have 2 nieces who are sisters and each has a set of twins. 1 set are fraternal and the other set are identical!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
An hour and a half from Tahoe? No kidding? Are you in the Sacramento area? We moved here from LA about 2 1/2 years ago!
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• United States
6 Jun 08
Hey neighbor! Well I am kinda close. I am just about an hour away from Sac. Up I80 to Auburn then Hwy 49 to Nevada City. Ha.....go figure!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
Oh cool, we get up that way. My mother-in-law is in Grass Valley!
@luckystu (12)
• China
6 Jun 08
Feed a pet is the thing I always want to do,espcially feed a dog. I both like purple and yellow. Staying at home ,listen the song of Bandari meanwhile reading a book is my favorite.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
Ah an animal lover! Who is Bandari?
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• China
9 Jun 08
Bandari is a band.They play melody,get the voice from the real animal.Combined a lot of musical instrument,it sound good.And I like it very much. Their famous song is "The wind of Change",you can to listen.
@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
6 Jun 08
This is a neat idea Dawn!! 1. I love cats also! 2. I live in Leighton, Alabama. 3. I have been married for 24 years. 4. I have two children, ages 21 and 15, my son has autism also. 5. I enjoy reading also. 6. I am an indoor person, I love to read a book or watch TV if I don't have any work to do or spend time on the computer. 7. I am a Christian.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
Got one year on you, been married 25 years! Amazing how many people touched by autism...
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@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
6 Jun 08
It is amazing Dawn. It seems like I hear more and more about children, and some adults, being diagnosed with autism. We just participated in a Walk for Autism back in April. It is good to see that more people are becoming aware of the problem and trying to do something about it.
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@jerzgirl (8027)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
6 Jun 08
1. I love cats. Always have. My two are 22 and 8. 2. I am an only child. I was an only grandchild for 10 years. I've always envied people with siblings and cousins they grew up with. 3. I was 50 in 2004 and, yes, it is! 4. I like greens and purples or lavenders. 5. I have 130 college credits, but no degree - not even Associates. 6. I have two grown children, boy and girl, ages 27 and 22. I lost three in between them. 7. My maternal grandparents were born in the 19th century. My grandfather, born January 1889, was named after the President who took office that month. 8. I have three grandchildren by my son. Two boys, one girl. They are 8, 6 and 4. They live 2300 miles away in Utah. 9. I love to read (especially cat sleuth mysteries) and have found some wonderful books I never expected in Dollar Tree and the Goodwill. 10. The most amazing person I know is my mother who is 91, has lost her sight to macular degeneration, has had emphysema for over 12 years, has bad knees and herniated discs, and STILL makes her own bed, coffee and breakfast, runs the vacuum, mops the floor, washes dishes (OK - there is the occasional re-wash) and who has a love for life I can only hope to have!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
Your mother IS amazing! Mine basically gave up on life in the late 60's and passed away at 70. I'd much rather be like your mother! Then again, mine was in a lot of pain from arthritis. Pain I understand, giving up on living I don't!
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Thanks for sharing about yourself here. It takes a special mother to have a child with autism because they take a lot of your energy trying to figure out what works for them. I've also noticed that it tends to be more boys that have autism than girls. I don't know if there is any fact to that or not, but that has been my observation.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
There are far more boys with autism than girls! And each one has different characteristics and needs to be treated differently. You wouldn't even know that many of the higher functioning ones have autism unless you knew what to look for!
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@heleni0 (322)
6 Jun 08
Okay, here's ten completely useless factoids about me: 1. I was born and bred in the North-East of England; 2. My brother says I love animals so much it's scary; 3. At the moment I have one dog and one hamster. Can't afford any more pets; 4. I'm really into photography, and am thinking of doing a college course starting in September; 5. My favourite colours are pink, purple and blue. I hated pink through my teens; 6. I had to quit dancing when I was twelve due to a medical problem and I regret it every day; 7. I have one niece and one nephew. I love them to bits but they're very trying; 8. At the moment I am unemployed. "On the sick" to be exact; 9. I'm allergic to oil pastels! 10. I suffer from a social anxiety disorder and was severely agoraphobic before my dog came along and saved me
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
I love animals too! I never was a dancer, too stiff, but I love watching it. Sorry you had to give it up!
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Hi there!! 1. I was born and raised in New Zealand. My parents are from Samoa and the Cook Islands. 2. Black and Brown are my favorite colors. 3. I love the outdoors, especially Summertime. 4. I am a twin and have one son soon to be 6. 5. I love watching Rugby, Tennis and Netball. 6. I like to read thrillers and books by Jodi Picoult, John Grisham and a few others. 7. I am a stay at home mom and work one day in the weekends at a Dept Store.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
I would love to get to New Zealand some time...
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Thanks for telling us somethings about yourself. 1.My family comes first in everything to do with my life. 2.I have three grown daughters and 4 grandchildren 1 boy 3 girls. 3.I am married to a wonderful man. 4.I have one spoiled housedog 5.I love to be outside unless its real hot(cant stand the heat anymore). 6.I love to fish or just be at the lake. 7.I work fulltime at a nursing home. 8.I will be 50 in august.boohoo 9.I love mylot. 10.I only read when I am on the computer. Have a great evening.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
I was 50 in January. It's not so awful...
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
6 Jun 08
1. I am the eldest in the family 2. I love my parents,sister and my husband 3. I love color green and pink 4. I am a Filipino and grew up in the Philippines 5. I hate numbers but I ended up teaching Math(lol) 5. 2 of my best friends are pregnant this year! 6. I love playing badminton and pool! Thanks for this wonderful topic..Cheers!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
I'm the eldest too. Not good at math at all. And I used to be fairly good at badminton, should get back into it with the kids!
• United States
6 Jun 08
LOL, Great to know! Actually, I was influenced by friend about majoring math and in the end, I made it!LOL!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
good for you! not too many of us step outside our comfort zones!
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
6 Jun 08
Hi there, dawnald. Here are some facts about me. 1. I am a Filipino 2. I am a graduate of electronics but I cannot fix our tv. 3. I do database program but I never gone to a computer school 4. I am forty who looks twenty three (as some people say) 5. I work from 8 am to 10pm
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
And I am 50 and look (don't answer that). lol I am a systems analyst who never went to computer school!!! Wow those are long hours, don't think I could handle that!
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
7 Jun 08
By the way, that long hours of work is with my two jobs here. I am in the government service as a clerk. After that, I have this sideline or part-time job as computer consultant. As the same time, do maintenance, encoding, etc...
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Jun 08
I"m sure that keeps you really busy!
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
Hi dawnald, nice to know things about you. Here's some of mine: 1. I've been married for 10 years going 11 this September. 2. I have 3 kids, all boys. 3. I love reading books(suspense, sci-fi, romance) 4. I cook a lot. I've been saving so I can put up my own restaurant. 5. I've always been a positive thinker, I don't want to look at the negative parts of my life. 6. I don't know how to sew but I'm good in cross stitching. I've been cross stitching for years. 7. I am a homebody. I don't know but, I just go out if I have to buy something from the grocery. 8. I'm afraid of heights. I get those jitters when I go to high places like buildings, bridges. 9. I sing a lot.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
6 Jun 08
You're just like my wife who loves stitching for years, but she knows how to sew, so I bought her a sewing machine. We both sing a lot, but me, I sing when drunk.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
Wow - I hope that the restaurant works out for you some day!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
Oh yeah, afraid of heights too! And I love to sing but my kids won't let me. Guess that tells you how well I sing! :-)
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Jun 08
I like cats and dogs but cannot have pets as I livein an apartment. My favorite colors are mauves and blues and'blue green, I like to watch the clouds and listen to the birds 'sing. I have one adult son with whom I live,I love figure skating and ice dancing. I have tons of books and am running out of shelf space. I love to read. I also liked star Trek.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
I'm running out of shelf space too, I think I need to have a yard sale, but which of my friends to give up? :-(
@Sharon38 (1916)
• Jamaica
6 Jun 08
Di Dawn I am frienflsy. I love dogs, cats, fish and most animals My favourite colour is blue closely followed by black I love out doors and I love to lay out doors too I have one child - a dughter of 10 Love watchign figure skating and movies (high school, sports movie and children shows) I lvoe to read - everything Well I do have a library not large but growing I love to study and I love Law I love to be in the company of men I love my own company and I love my young people and my job!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
My older daughter is 11, I swear she's already a teenager. How about yours?
@ade4real (30)
• Nigeria
6 Jun 08
hi i am a nigerian,1-i have 2 kids both of them are boys,2-i am a medical doctor,3-i love watching football and my favourite team is chelseafc,i also love watching films,i am also into online business my website is www.achieversideas.com
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
and I faint at the sight of blood! Nice to meet you...
@athinapie (1152)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
Thank you for sharing. Here are mine... 1. I am part Filipino part Spanish 2. I am 18 years old 3. I love fashion 4. I like watching cartoons 5. I am a Desperate Housewives fan 6. I am a scholar at our school 7. I am a fast typist That's all I could think of. Happy Mylotting!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
I'm a Desperate Housewives fan also! I wonder if the new season is going to be 5 years ahead!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
6 Jun 08
OK Dawn. You asked for it! 1. I am English not British (but I don't mind being called a"Brit") 2. I am a stay at home hubby 3. I fish, garden and read 4. I am a reluctant myLotter. But I am addicted! Every day I say that I will stop, and never do! 5. I am married with one teenage (19) daughter 6. I live in Salisbury England 7. Yes, I do have that "English" accent (according to my US friends) 8. I have no pets. 9. I make my own ice cream in summer 10.I love the countryside That'll do for now.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
I remember Salisbury, two trips there. Love the cathedral and of course Stonehenge. The first time you could walk right up to it and into it, but the second time it was all fenced off. Better for it, I'm sure, but I'm glad I got the opportunity the first time!
@Klarenz (261)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
1. I Love my Family 2. I Love my Wife 3. I Love My Son 4. I Love Eating 5. Im a Fresh Graduate Seeking for a Job 6. I Like to Listen to Music 7. I Love reading novels
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
Wonderful and good luck finding the job of your dreams!
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
Ok here are something about me. 1. I was born in the Philippines. 2. I am 1/4 Chinese. 3. I lived in the mountain. 4. I have three kids, 2 boys and one girl. 5. I have the same birthday with my second boy. 6. I like Science fiction and fantasy book too and I don't have a huge collection of it. 7. I am an Engineer by profession.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
Must be beautiful living in the mountains! My dad is an engineer but math and I don't get along!