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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2010, 05:47:52 AM »

YLGuy, I am so going to print a copy of that certificate. I love it!

I am going to go and squidge in the corner with Poppy!!
:welcomesign; to the WC, Jean! *squidges over to make room*

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« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2010, 06:34:18 AM »

I've been a guest on the David Letterman show
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« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2010, 08:17:05 AM »

I've been a guest on the David Letterman show

You can't just post that and then not tell us the story behind it! :o

I was in my high school production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream".  I played Hermia and won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at our end-of-year awards ceremony.  I don't know why David Letterman never had me on his show to talk about it...
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"Eggs are so inadequate, don't you think?  I mean, they ought to be able to become anything, but instead you always get a chicken.  Or a duck.  Or whatever they're programmed to be.  You never get anything interesting, like regret, or the middle of last week."
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« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2010, 12:36:21 PM »

When I was graduating from the sixth grade, they had an award ceremony.  One by one the awards went out and I didn't win a thing, despite getting all As.  Then they gave out the Mabel D. Gant memorial award, the highest given to anyone in the class.  Yup, you guessed it, I won it!  It looked kind of like a phi beta kappa key.  I've had letters to the editor of the LA Times published, and once was interviewed as part of three people who started an anti-smoking group.  When I was a child my pic was in the paper as I was supposed to be in a play with Edward Arnold, but I lost the part.  Last, but most importantly, my friend and I run a renal support group.
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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2010, 08:16:42 PM »

I have had a poem published in a an anthology by Poetry.com.

I had one published by them too, but I saw it strictly as a scam to get you to pay $50 for the damn book.  I never entered anything else to them again.
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« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2010, 08:55:10 PM »

I make good chili.
 :2thumbsup;
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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2010, 08:57:51 PM »

I enjoy a good chilli!
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« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2010, 05:50:29 PM »

Every time I come across Poppylicious's post an image of her springs into my mind.

It's of Poppea, played by Ingrid Perrouche in Handel's opera "Agrippina". She's delicious, see? Click for video
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« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2010, 10:08:14 PM »

Stoday, you must have met Queen Victoria, surely?
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« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2010, 10:07:20 AM »

Every time I come across Poppylicious's post an image of her springs into my mind.

It's of Poppea, played by Ingrid Perrouche in Handel's opera "Agrippina". She's delicious, see? Click for video
This made me chuckle lots.  My bosom heaves better than hers.  (Thought I'd share that.)

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« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2010, 05:20:59 AM »

I have to jump into the corner too.  :'( But I make a lovely peach tart. Somebody please phone Oprah and let her know I will be available for and interview Monday 8am.

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« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2010, 09:41:13 PM »

Everything I have done have been personal rewards in front of friends or at home. Ate 9 Whoppers in one sitting once and ate a 10 pound candy bar in less than a week. That kind of stuff doesn't get in papers you know.  :rofl; 
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« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2010, 08:42:03 AM »

Here's my claim to fame:

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« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2010, 05:20:24 PM »


 Hmmm? Well, I have been Married, to the same Man, for over Forty Years. Does that Count? Move Over, Poppy, Your going to need a Bigger Couch.
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« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2010, 11:18:17 PM »


 Hmmm? Well, I have been Married, to the same Man, for over Forty Years. Does that Count? Move Over, Poppy, Your going to need a Bigger Couch.
In this day and age of quick marriages and divorces, Yes it counts!
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Diabetes -  age 7

Neuropathy in legs age 10

Eye impairments and blindness in one eye began in 95, major one during visit to the Indy 500 race of that year
   -glaucoma and surgery for that
     -cataract surgery twice on same eye (2000 - 2002). another one growing in good eye
     - vitrectomy in good eye post tx November 2003, totally blind for 4 months due to complications with meds and infection

Diagnosed with ESRD June 29, 1999
1st Dialysis - July 4, 1999
Last Dialysis - December 2, 2000

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant - December 3, 2000

Cataract Surgery on good eye - June 24, 2009
Knee Surgery 2010
2011/2012 in process of getting a guide dog
Guide Dog Training begins July 2, 2012 in NY
Guide Dog by end of July 2012
Next eye surgery late 2012 or 2013 if I feel like it
Home with Guide dog - July 27, 2012
Knee Surgery #2 - Oct 15, 2012
Eye Surgery - Nov 2012
Lifes Adventures -  Priceless

No two day's are the same, are they?
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« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2018, 05:07:15 PM »

 :flower; :cheer: :cheer: I like this thread....:)
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« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2018, 07:14:17 PM »

This thread brought back comments from so many close friends. I sure miss the chat room.
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« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2018, 09:28:35 PM »

This thread brought back comments from so many close friends. I sure miss the chat room.

I admit to shedding a tear or two when re-reading these comments.

On the bright side, we have many new members, and maybe some of them will come along and tell us about their claim to fame!
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« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2018, 03:55:06 AM »

Loving all these accomplishments!

I haven't really won many awards but I graduated from college with honors.  All while living away from home in a dorm room and getting dialysis 3 times per week.  I have a bachelors in Elementary Education and Fine Arts.

I adopted two children from foster care as a single mom. 

Last football season I was in a huge football pool and not only did I win the whole thing, but I won first place in the college picks as well.  I got two wall plaques and a HUGE trophy.  Like bigger than any of the trophies I got in little league softball.  😂😂😂
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Found out I had kidney disease when I was 15.
Started dialysis when I was 20.
Got a kidney transplant when I was 25.
Kidney failed at 37 and I began my second journey on dialysis.
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« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2018, 09:54:14 AM »

Hello all!

Like Beth, I graduated from college with honors.  Summa Cum Laude if you want to get pedantic about it.   ;D  The only thing it got me was the chance to be one of the first people to walk across the stage. 

Also like Beth, I won my office college basketball pool a couple of years ago.  I got a huge trophy LOL.  When I quit my job last summer, I left it for the person who came in second who was also in my department. 

Way back in high school, I volunteered weekly at our local library in the reference department and won volunteer of the year for the county.
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« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2018, 12:15:10 AM »

I ate chicken and pizza with singer Phil Perry and his wife and a few of their friends in Las Vegas a few years ago.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Perry
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