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New thread: Have you ever......

Posted by kayjones (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 25, 03 at 14:02

It seems we had so much fun with our last thread titled: "Would you ever...?", that I thought it might be fun to do one titled "Have you ever....?" Copy and paste the questions into a reply, or just copy the numbers for your answers. Answer only those that make you comfortable, but expound on your answers if you would like. Tell us WHAT/WHEN/WHERE/WHY/HOW - you get the idea. Most importantly, HAVE FUN!

1. joined a singles support group?

2. worked a dangerous job?

3. dreamed/had a nightmare of an ex mate?

4. been in a serious car accident?

5. taken a trip abroad?

6. won a very expensive prize?

7. broken a significant other's heart?

8. had a life-threatening illness?

9. ridden on a cable car?

10. dumped a lover, then regretted it?

11. been devastated by losing a lover?

12. used the services of a psychic?

13. met a Celebrity/someone very famous?

14. spent HOURS on the phone with a new friend who later
became your S.O.?

15. delved into the 'spirit' life/world?

16. tried to stay just friends with an ex?

17. physically experienced any of the Seven NATURAL Wonders
of the World?

18. lived in an exotic location such as Hawaii, etc.?

19. traced your heritage/ancestory?

20. experienced a PROFESSIONAL full-body massage?


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RE: New thread: Have you ever......

1. joined a singles support group? No

2. worked a dangerous job? Kind of. Syringe exchange & HIV prevention outreach w/ high risk individuals (injection drug users/sex industry workers/in the projects, etc)

3. dreamed/had a nightmare of an ex mate? I don't think so. Oh, maybe a sex dream about an ex here and there.

4. been in a serious car accident? I flipped a car 1 3/4 times. I wasn't hurt thought. Totalled my old Volvo.

5. taken a trip abroad? Yes. Israel, France, England, Ireland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Mexico, Canada.

6. won a very expensive prize? No

7. broken a significant other's heart? Yes.

8. had a life-threatening illness? Yes, Crohn's disease.

9. ridden on a cable car? Are they different from ski lifts?

10. dumped a lover, then regretted it? Yes, kind of.

11. been devastated by losing a lover? No. I'm pretty tough. Well, except for when I changed my mind & it was too late. In retrospect, it was for the best.

12. used the services of a psychic? Not other than $5. palm readings.

13. met a Celebrity/someone very famous? Carl Sagan, he was at my brother's rehearsal dinner & wedding.

14. spent HOURS on the phone with a new friend who later
became your S.O.? No, at least not that I recall.

15. delved into the 'spirit' life/world? No.

16. tried to stay just friends with an ex? Yes, sort of.

17. physically experienced any of the Seven NATURAL Wonders
of the World? I don't know. What are they?

18. lived in an exotic location such as Hawaii, etc.? Israel.

19. traced your heritage/ancestory? No.

20. experienced a PROFESSIONAL full-body massage? Yes.


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RE: New thread: Have you ever......

1. joined a singles support group?
Yes. Bunch of losers!

2. worked a dangerous job?
Housework and child-raising are not exactly conducive to good mental or physical health!

3. dreamed/had a nightmare of an ex mate?
Frequently

4. been in a serious car accident?
No

5. taken a trip abroad?
No. Unless you count many trips across Sydney Harbour on a ferry!

6. won a very expensive prize?
Not even a cheap one.

7. broken a significant other's heart?
Yes, at 16. He's now in mid-60s, and never married.

8. had a life-threatening illness?
Yes

9. ridden on a cable car?
No

10. dumped a lover, then regretted it?
See No. 7

11. been devastated by losing a lover?
Yes.

12. used the services of a psychic?
Yes. What a waste of time and money!

13. met a Celebrity/someone very famous?
No

14. spent HOURS on the phone with a new friend who later
became your S.O.?
Yes

15. delved into the 'spirit' life/world?
Yes.

16. tried to stay just friends with an ex?
Yes, and succeeded.

17. physically experienced any of the Seven NATURAL Wonders
of the World?
Which are????

18. lived in an exotic location such as Hawaii, etc.?
I've lived in outback Australia.

19. traced your heritage/ancestory?
No.

20. experienced a PROFESSIONAL full-body massage?
No. Are you offering??


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RE: New thread: Have you ever......

1. joined a singles support group?
I look at the Single life forum as a singles support group, so yes I have...if everyone did, this place would have a lot more movement
2. worked a dangerous job?
Semi-dangerous now, always the chance of injury....I once worked at a refinery where I loaded jet fuel...the last guy was killed in an explosion doing the same job
3. dreamed/had a nightmare of an ex mate?
Don't we all?
4. been in a serious car accident?
Nothing serious enough to keep me in the hospital overnight
5. taken a trip abroad?
I've seen most of the 50 states, never been out of the country
6. won a very expensive prize?
Can't win if you don't try....I don't try
7. broken a significant other's heart?
I believe I might have, but then no response to my contacts so I don't know, maybe she was just glad to be rid of me
8. had a life-threatening illness?
No
9. ridden on a cable car?
Yes, over the Royal Gorge in Colorado...1000 feet to the ground and a 3/4 inch cable carrying us...limit said 10 or so people, I was counting heads as we got on...heh
10. dumped a lover, then regretted it?
I don't do dumping
11. been devastated by losing a lover?
I don't do moping
12. used the services of a psychic?
No, never considered it
13. met a Celebrity/someone very famous?
Just professional athletes at football training camp
14. spent HOURS on the phone with a new friend who later
became your S.O.?
Not yet, anyway...get back to me on that one
15. delved into the 'spirit' life/world?
Not since junior high and playing with the Ouija board with friends
16. tried to stay just friends with an ex?
I make every effort to keep things amicable with my ex, for the sake of my daughter..she'll never be considered my friend again, though
17. physically experienced any of the Seven NATURAL Wonders
of the World?
The Grand Canyon would be the only one for me
18. lived in an exotic location such as Hawaii, etc.?
I live in Kansas
19. traced your heritage/ancestory?
Yes, I have it traced back to mid 1700's Germany and moving to this country to escape religious conflicts
20. experienced a PROFESSIONAL full-body massage?
Not yet


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RE: New thread: Have you ever......

1. joined a singles support group? Yes - Parents without Partners and St. Mark's singles group, both were wonderful groups of people with similar situations. We were able to 'compare notes' and offer suggestions to each other. I highly recommend such groups.

2. worked a dangerous job? No - I would never intentionally put myself in harm's way.

3. dreamed/had a nightmare of an ex mate? Yes - usually it's where my ex is with his new S.O. and I am looking on, but one such dream was that the new S.O. was chasing me with a butcher knife. I would have suggested she could put that butcher knife to better use on HIM ie Loraina Bobbett!

4. been in a serious car accident? Not a life-threatening one - however, I have been extremely lucky.

5. taken a trip abroad? Not yet - would LOVE to go to several countries such as Rome and some of the exotic islands.

6. won a very expensive prize? Not yet, but am working on winning the prize of a lifetime - will let you know if I win!

7. broken a significant other's heart? I don't really think so - they seem to have moved on before I did - the way it should be.

8. had a life-threatening illness? No, thank God!

9. ridden on a cable car? yes - many time in San Francisco - wonderful experience!

10. dumped a lover, then regretted it? No - I hang on til there is no more hope (in my mind), then I am done with it.

11. been devastated by losing a lover? No - I am usually the one that dumps the guy. This last one shocked/upset me greatly, but once I put everything into perspective, I knew it happened for a VERY good reason.

12. used the services of a psychic? Yes - at a family reunion. It amazed me that she was right-on in several areas. I am, however, still wondering why these psychics can't guess credit card numbers!! LOL

13. met a Celebrity/someone very famous? Yes - I have personally met or talked with: Lyle Lovett, Ray Charles, Neal Diamond, BB King. Before Wayne Newton was a really famous person, he cruised thru a bar with his possee, where I was shooting pool, watched us for a few minutes, walked over to me and shook my hand, saying I had the prettiest blue eyes he'd ever seen - LOL Of course, I had been flirting with him, so I guess it wasn't so unusual, but it was unusual for ME - WOW!

14. spent HOURS on the phone with a new friend who later
became your S.O.? I am doing this at the present time, and if fate allows, I predict he will be my S.O. for a long time to come.

15. delved into the 'spirit' life/world? Yes - played with the ouija board as a teenager.

16. tried to stay just friends with an ex? I am still friends with all my ex boyfriends.

17. physically experienced any of the Seven NATURAL Wonders
of the World? Yes - The Grand Canyon and the Northern Lights (I lived in Minnesota for three years) where they are so vibrant it seems you could reach out and touch them - AWESOME sight!

18. lived in an exotic location such as Hawaii, etc.? No - but would love to live in a tropical climate.

19. traced your heritage/ancestory? No, but my niece has traced our heritage as far back as the 1500's.

20. experienced a PROFESSIONAL full-body massage? Oh yes - and I plan on getting many more. This is almost as good as great sex IMHO!


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RE: New thread: Have you ever......

1. joined a singles support group?
Yes - a divorce support group. It's a fun social group too.

2. worked a dangerous job?
No.

3. dreamed/had a nightmare of an ex mate?
Yes, the night before last. I dreamed I attacked him and pulled hard on his T-shirt. Since, I am always cordial to him when I'm awake, I woke up happy and refreshed - like I'd gotten something out of my system.

4. been in a serious car accident?
No.

5. taken a trip abroad?
No, darn it.

6. won a very expensive prize?
No to this one also.

7. broken a significant other's heart?
Not a SO's heart, but a couple of boyfriends were were unhappy.

8. had a life-threatening illness?
No.

9. ridden on a cable car?
Lots of times in San Francisco.

10. dumped a lover, then regretted it?
Never regreted it.

11. been devastated by losing a lover?
Yes, twice. But, thankfully I recover rapidly.

12. used the services of a psychic?
(chuckle) Nope.

13. met a Celebrity/someone very famous?
Nope.

14. spent HOURS on the phone with a new friend who later
became your S.O.?
Oh yes.

15. delved into the 'spirit' life/world?
Nope.

16. tried to stay just friends with an ex?
Nope.

17. physically experienced any of the Seven NATURAL Wonders
of the World?
1. Mount Everest in Nepal - no, don't enjoy heights or freezing to death.
2. Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe - would love to view this.
3. Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA - been there, done that.
4. Great Barrier Reef in Australia - only on t.v.
5. Northern Lights - yes.
6. Paricutin volcano in Mexico - No.
7. Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - No.

18. lived in an exotic location such as Hawaii, etc.?
After living in California and Oregon, Georgia seems exotic to me.

19. traced your heritage/ancestory?
No.

20. experienced a PROFESSIONAL full-body massage?
Not a professional massage. Had my legs and hands massaged yesterday while getting my nails done ; )


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RE: New thread: Have you ever......

1. joined a singles support group? No

2. worked a dangerous job? Yes, I worked in construction with heavy equipment. Had to walk the rafters, get on the roof. Got shot with a nail gun three times (but only once was self-inflicted. LOL). Almost cut my finger off on a compound saw. But fortunately, after 7 yrs of construction, I still have all my fingers and toes. LOL

3. dreamed/had a nightmare of an ex mate? Yes, erotic dreams. Funny how they're better in my dream world. LOL

4. been in a serious car accident? Was in a head on collision. The other driver fell asleep at the wheel and crossed the center line. I saw him coming and pulled completely off the road and into someone's yard as far as I could. He still hit me and totalled my car. I had a few abrasions and bruises. My passenger hit her head on the windshield. Would ahve been worse had I not been paying attention.

5. taken a trip abroad? No

6. won a very expensive prize? Gambled at a casino for the first time. I started with $20 and never added more. I won all night and my sister kept taking my winnings and playing other machines. About 5 a.m. I hit a Jackpot of $250. My sis came around to take some of that and I slapped her hand and said "We're going home now."

7. broken a significant other's heart? Yes and I felt bad about it, but it was not a relationship I could continue.

8. had a life-threatening illness? No, thank goodness.

9. ridden on a cable car? No, but I rode a trolley (street car) in Memphis. That was cool!

10. dumped a lover, then regretted it? Yes. But I realized later that I had lost myself when I hooked up with him. I wasn't me; I was what he wanted me to be. I had to get away so I could be who I really was.

11. been devastated by losing a lover? Yes, I mourned for a year, as if he had died, altho he hadn't. He was the love of my life. I had never known love like that before or since. But at the same time, I realize that it wasn't the relationship that I needed. It was a stepping stone to get me on a better spiritual ground.

12. used the services of a psychic? No, but I think I'd like to

13. met a Celebrity/someone very famous? I met Mickey Mouse once. Does that count? And Woody Woodpecker. I have pictures!

14. spent HOURS on the phone with a new friend who later
became your S.O.? Yes

15. delved into the 'spirit' life/world? I love anything mysterious--psychic, ghostly, spiritual. I love studying more about "the other world" that we really can't know about until we reach it. It's all intriguing.

16. tried to stay just friends with an ex? Yes. I must pick some pretty good guys because it's been easy to maintain a friendly relationship with them and their new significant others. I think we have a mutual respect for ourselves and each other, so that makes it easy to forgive and move past the hurts.

17. physically experienced any of the Seven NATURAL Wonders of the World? No, not yet.

18. lived in an exotic location such as Hawaii, etc.? No, but someday!!

19. traced your heritage/ancestory? Yes, I'm working on it with my uncle.

20. experienced a PROFESSIONAL full-body massage? No, but it's on my to-do list.

Casper


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RE: New thread: Have you ever......

1. joined a singles support group? No.

2. worked a dangerous job? No.

3. dreamed/had a nightmare of an ex mate? Sure, hasn't everyone?

4. been in a serious car accident? No.

5. taken a trip abroad? No.

6. won a very expensive prize? About 20 years ago, I won $500 playing bingo, but I'm afraid that's about it.

7. broken a significant other's heart? No.

8. had a life-threatening illness? No.

9. ridden on a cable car? I was going to say no, but then I saw Tinmantu's response and remembered that yes, I'd done the Royal Gorge thing.

10. dumped a lover, then regretted it? I've never been the dumper, always the dumpee.

11. been devastated by losing a lover? I don't know about "devastated", but terribly hurt that took years to get over.

12. used the services of a psychic? No, and doubt that I ever will.

13. met a Celebrity/someone very famous? No, but I once appeared in a nationally televised commercial -- does that make ME famous??!! LOL!!

14. spent HOURS on the phone with a new friend who later
became your S.O.? Not on the phone, but on-line.

15. delved into the 'spirit' life/world? No, and doubt that I ever will.

16. tried to stay just friends with an ex? No.

17. physically experienced any of the Seven NATURAL Wonders
of the World? No.

18. lived in an exotic location such as Hawaii, etc.? Gee, is Kansas exotic???

19. traced your heritage/ancestory? I didn't, but my brother worked on it for years going back to the 1600-1700's.

20. experienced a PROFESSIONAL full-body massage? Yes.

Gosh, as I look over my answers, I realize that I've really led a pretty dull (but happy) life!!


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RE: New thread: Have you ever......

1. joined a singles support group? no

2. worked a dangerous job? yes, now as a nurse, can be dangerous at times being exposed to various diseases and unstable people.

3. dreamed/had a nightmare of an ex mate? yes, unfortunately -lol

4. been in a serious car accident? no, but had some close calls

5. taken a trip abroad? yes, was stationed in Germany and have gone to quite a few countries.

6. won a very expensive prize? $2600 one time playing video poker

7. broken a significant other's heart? no

8. had a life-threatening illness? no

9. ridden on a cable car? no

10. dumped a lover, then regretted it? no

11. been devastated by losing a lover? yes

12. used the services of a psychic? no

13. met a Celebrity/someone very famous? no

14. spent HOURS on the phone with a new friend who later
became your S.O.? no

15. delved into the 'spirit' life/world? no

16. tried to stay just friends with an ex? ex boyfriend yes, but they weren't interested in being just friends.

17. physically experienced any of the Seven NATURAL Wonders
of the World? no

18. lived in an exotic location such as Hawaii, etc.? no

19. traced your heritage/ancestory? a little

20. experienced a PROFESSIONAL full-body massage? no


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