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Postby lprof » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:03 pm

Linward wrote:Iprof - You are correct. I did volunteer for Desert Storm as they needed trauma nurses, but because I had never served in the armed forces, I had to attend OIS (officers indoctrination school) for 6 weeks in Rhode Island. The war was over before I graduated. :P


I thought it was most likely the age that was the lie... thank you for attempting to serve!

I know giant moths are in the Bahamas, and I remembered something about an ambulance connection from your TR. #1 seemed reasonable; then it was confessed true....


Move on folks... there's nothing more to my history. Someone new give us three truths and a lie about yourself!!
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Postby GidgetPicklebrain » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:56 am

None of you really knows me since I rarely post, so I'll give it a go:

1. I have over 6 years of college education but no degree.

2. Species of animals currently under my care include dog, angel fish, red-eared slider, black rat snake, bog turtle, cat, great horned owl, yellow rat snake, goldfish, diamond back terrapin, blotched king snake, barred owl, black vulture, snapping turtle, screech owl, barn owl, American kestrel, red shouldered hawk, wood turtle, red tailed hawk, corn snake, and box turtle. In the past I have also cared for sinaloan king snake, guinea pig, hamster, mice, leopard gecko, parakeet, chinchilla, canary.

3. I have been a member of the VIOL forum since 2006 but have only been to St. John once. I still hold out hope that my husband will keep his promise and we will return some day.

4. I am still close friends with my first boyfriend, whom I fell in love with at the age of thirteen but decided against marrying seven years later. My husband is OK with this.
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Postby Marcia (Mrs. Pete) » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:27 am

#4 is the lie.
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Postby GidgetPicklebrain » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:32 am

Sorry, #4 is true.

We live in seperate states now, but my husband and I get together with him and his wife several times per year. I'm also cool with my husband keeping in touch with his HS sweetie, who ended up marrying one of his best friends. We see them less often as they are on the other side of the country, but they keep in touch.
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Postby Marcia (Mrs. Pete) » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:50 am

Hummmmm. Okay, I go with #2. That's a lot of pets. ;)
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Postby GidgetPicklebrain » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:40 pm

#2 is also true.

The dogs, cats, fish, chinchillas, gerbils (forgot the gerbils in my original post) guinea pig, hamster, mice, leopard gecko, parakeet, canary and sinaloan milk snake are current or former pets.

The owls, hawks, kestrel, vulture, various other snakes and tutles live at the aviary at our local state park, where I volunteer as a keeper. They are all either permanently injured or imprinted and can not be released back into the wild. We care for them and use them in educational presentations and displays in the surrounding communities.
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Postby Marcia (Mrs. Pete) » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:10 pm

Okay, I'm left with a 50-50 shot at this. I'm going with #1 as the lie.
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Postby GidgetPicklebrain » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:16 pm

Sorry, #1 is also true. During 6 years of college I changed majors three times - from Early Childhood Education to Zoology to Horticulture. I finally left to persue and marry my husband, and never went back to complete a degree in anything. My career has been in accounting.

That leaves #3 as the lie. Although it's true I have only been to St. John once, and my husband promised one day we would return (still waiting, arms crossed, toe tapping), I've actually been a member of the USVI forum since 2002, long before it's conversion to it's current format in 2006.
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Postby mindehankins » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:58 pm

JJShaw, I was hoping that wasn't it, and am sorry for your loss.

Gidget, you're funny :lol: and I bet you have some great animal stories for us!
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Postby GidgetPicklebrain » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:58 pm

Add rabits to the former pets list - forgot the rabbits.....
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Postby shoemak38 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:24 pm

Next lurker here is your chance to post on a relatively safe subject obscure facts about yourself.

GidgetPicklebrain thank you and nice to meet you
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Postby JJShaw » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:48 pm

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JJShaw, I was hoping that wasn't it, and am sorry for your loss.

TY Minde..
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Postby shoemak38 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:50 pm

shoemak38 wrote:Next lurker here is your chance to post on a relatively safe subject obscure facts about yourself.

GidgetPicklebrain thank you and nice to meet you


we could restart this game for the winter :twisted:
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Re: let's play get to know the forum

Postby shoemak38 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:54 pm

the rules

shoemak38 wrote:Learned a cool trick at some training I recently attended. Each member of the class was required to tell three facts about themselves and one lie. So if everyone is up to it let's play get to know the forum. Inspiration from what's the top five songs on your MP3 player.
First the rules always have to have rules you know.
First-person to guess the correct lie becomes the next person to post the three truths and one lie for everyone else to guess.
They are responsible for informing the winner.
Truths and lies must be obscure facts about you.

Being that I thought of the game I get to go first.
1. I owned a Volkswagen minibus with shag carpeting and curtains with the backseat removed and a 6 inch foam bed installed.
2. I've gone mushroom picking in the Black Forest in Bavaria Germany.
3. I been 600 feet underground in the State of Vermont.
4. I've used the pickup line “want to go to Monte Carlo for the weekend”
when I said obscure facts , I really meant obscure facts
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Re: let's play get to know the forum

Postby GotToGetAway » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:31 am

Since I brought up the subject of newcomers having a hard time mixing, I'll give it my best to jump in feet first here...

1. I have over 10 computer/tablet devices in my home for 2 adults and 2 children.
2. I declined admission to Cornell University because I didn't want to have my boogers freeze to my face walking to classes at 8 am in the winter.
3. I swear I have seen a ghost.
4. After I bought my first car (a 1984 Buick), I found $5000 stuffed in the glove compartment.
Tickerless :(
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