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#106    dkkjf68

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:55 PM

Hello All!

I am new to this forum, so I'll tell a little bit about myself.

I am almost 40 (May 16) and I can't wait!  My birthday is on a Friday night this year.  I think my mom and dad planned it that way. original.gif

I am married (10 years) with 2 awesome kids.  My son is 15 and my daughter is 8.
My husband is a Financial Advisor and just opened his own business.  
I also have 3 kitty kats and 2 hamsters.  Several rabbits and birds reside in my backyard, but I don't know their names. he he

I grew up in a very small town and had  only 48 kids in my Senior class.  
After High School I had a travelling sales job and travelled all over the USA for 5 years.  I've been to every state except for Montana and every major city in between.  I love the song  'Heart of Rock 'n Roll' by Huey Lewis and the News because I've been in every city in the song.  Yee Haw
I am a hairdresser (13 years) and have a salon in my basement now.
I'm also a karaoke DJ on the weekends at my cousin's bar.  That is a blast.  If I have enough beers I sound just like Tanya Tucker (I think wink2.gif )

I've always been into the paranormal.  I've always had a bit of a sixth sense and thought it was just completely normal.  I quickly found out that it was not the norm, so I kept it to myself.  A near death experience about 9 years ago brought it all out again.  I still keep it to myself and am freaked out when a spirit tries to invade my space.

I love camping and just plain having fun.  I love to tell jokes (the dirtier the better) and embarass my kids (and my hubby).  I can talk just like Marge Simpson, Butters from South Park, Harrry Carey and many more.  My son just loves it when I do that in front of his friends. NOT!  My daughter encourages me to do it in front of her friends---just wait about 6 or 7 years though! wink2.gif

Life is for living and I try to do just that every day.  Positive attracts postive , so I try to be positive all the time.  No matter how black or grey the cloud is, there is ALWAYS a silver lining in it somewhere.  You just have to look at it from the right angle.

I've had 3 best friends for 23 years and love to get together with them for margaritas and Bud Lights.

I am very close with my brother and  sisters also, and we all love to sing together. My sisters and I can do an awesome rendition of 'Midnight Train To Georgia' by Gladys Knight and the Pips. It is so much fun.  My brother can sound just like Tone Loc on 'Funky Cold Medina'.  It is such a riot.

Well,  that's about all I can think of now.  I will leave you all with these very wise words: IF YOU ARE GREEN YOU WILL GROW.  IF YOU ARE RIPE YOU WILL ROT!!!!!  Stay green everyone! wink2.gif

Edited by dkkjf68, 23 April 2008 - 05:37 PM.

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#107    667-Neighbor of the Beast

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:26 PM

Wow, never even knew this topic existed.  So, I guess it's my turn.

The name I mostly go by is Big K.  Just a nickname that has stuck with me since 7th grade.
I am 33, engaged, with 1 child (about 3 weeks old at the time this was written)
Born and raised in a small town in Ohio.  Still live in Ohio now, with my beatuful fiance and son.
I went to school for engineering, but have worked in many different fields over the years.
I've worked as everything from a bouncer, to a roady for heavy metal bands, to IT manager.  I currently work as a tradeshow coordinator for an internationally owned comany, but will soon be taking a job as a Data Center Manager.
I'm a big guy (6'3", 240 lbs) and work out alot.  I spent many years studying 3 different styles of martial arts(Shorin Ryu, Gen Wa Kai, Khali Silat).
My biggest hobby is special effects.  I've worked at haunted houses since I was 9, and have always made my own costumes, masks, props, lighting, sound effects, etc.   I ran my own haunted house for 2 years, and both years was voted best in the area.
I've done work on several films, and even made a few on screen appearances, but would rather stick to the FX.  I've also won awards for my masks/costumes.
My other main hobby is ghost hunting.   I am the tech manager for one of the branches of the TAPS family.  I'm kind of a skeptical beleiver when it comes to pretty much anything paranormal.  I believe things could exist, but will be convinced once I see if for myself.
I am working on becoming a member of Mensa.  I almost aced the  practice test I took for membership.  It rated me as having an IQ of 159.  Not sure how accurate that is though.  I've always been in the "gifted" classes, but 159 seems a little high to me. An iq of 130 is needed for membership.
I'm a firm believer in brains over brawn, but it never hurts to have brawn as a backup too.  wink2.gif
I've always had an knack for electronics, and am working on some new "ghost hunting" gadgets.  I just don't think anything that exists today is quite what is needed to do the job.

I'm a laid back, easy going person, with a good sense of humor.  However, I have ZERO tolerance for rudeness.  I've seen too many people in all my years of bouncing get into way too much trouble because they could not conduct themselves in an adult manner.  Luckily, as the bouncer, I got to bounce those people right out the door.  And I always loved the 5'4" drunk guys who thought they could take on a 6'3" 240lb martial artist who is sober.  I have no respect for people who cannot control themselves.

I like mostly hard rock/heavy metal music, but pretty much love all types of music.  Anthing from classical, to bluegrass.
I have traveled all over the world, for business, learning,  and vacation.  The only place that I have not been that I really want to see is Australia.  Love the culture, people, and scenery.  I've stayed mostly in Europe, for several months at a time, several times.

With the birth of my son just a few weeks ago, I can honestly say now that my life is complete.  I had set many life goals for myself at a young age, and achieved all of them before 30.  Mostly these included movie/FX goals, and world travel.  Now, with my son being born, the last piece of the puzzle of my life has fallen into place.  now that mine is complete, I can dedicate my time to helping him put his together.


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#108    Solarbite

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:12 PM

Hey er'body!

I'm new, I'm 18 an ima dude, I've always loved the paranormal. The mothman is probably my favorite monster. I'm friendly and always looking for interesting people to talk to, on here or MSN, or something. I've had a few strange things happen to me, but nothing way too insane. I'm a skeptic, but that doesn't mean I won't believe you. wink2.gif



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Posted 07 May 2008 - 10:37 PM

All you psychic people should know everything about me anyway, right?

It's more fun when you guess.

I am another anonymous face in the crowd. I am just another tiny wheel in the machinery of the world I live in.

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 06:03 AM

I'm 50 my Dad is 93

Married w/grandchildren

My Mom worked as cook for several fraternity's when I was young 13 to 23.

On days I skipped class 7th thru 12th I sat in physics, astrophysics and chemistry classes and lectures taking notes for some of the guys at the frats. (state university)

Worked building power line towers all over for several years, weld, machine, operated heavy equip. etc. now drive truck.

Have seen UFO up close but was not able to see craft itself as it was shrouded in an electromagnetic plasma field.

Been fascinated with the unusual since 13.

Love the term anything is possible for if you say that's impossible you are just limiting yourself!

Edited by cerberusxp, 10 May 2008 - 06:05 AM.

What we say and do unto others while here on earth are the vessels of our glory or undoing EXCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY
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#111    Ght

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 06:10 AM

Saving a spot for me tomorrow! Just kinda like a "sticky" note for now.. too tired to write a long, detailed post.

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 06:21 AM

oops

Edited by cerberusxp, 10 May 2008 - 06:22 AM.

What we say and do unto others while here on earth are the vessels of our glory or undoing EXCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY
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If one were to try and pigeon hole me I'd say I was a Jeffersonian liberal.

#113    Ghost It Notes

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 06:37 AM

As a registered dental assistant, I am also an assistant excorcist.....of cavities and bad breath  rofl.gif  grin2.gif
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:58 AM

27 year old male (turning 28 in August), married, and have two kids (two girls, ages 5 and 4) who are both Mexican on their mom's side. We live in Detroit...well, the burbs anyway. tongue.gif

I usually browse but don't post in the topics that deal with paranormal stuff because I've always had a very hard time expressing my opinions "in real life" and even online, due to the fact I've always been a painfully shy person. In fact, I was depressed often as a kid and suffered from social anxiety disorder.

Dropped out of HS because of the disorder and depression but later got my diploma.

I'm interested in the paranormal and have never really known why, as I've had no experiences or anything of that nature. It was just something that always intrigued me, ever since I was a kid. I will admit that I am a softy for Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. tongue.gif

I am really interested in Buddhism. The concept of reincarnation fascinates me and I also, like a lot of people, like to think about what happens to us after we die.

The best way to get me to open up is probably through sports. That's one of my passions. original.gif

Edited by timbeau, 12 May 2008 - 10:17 AM.


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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:13 PM

I'm 26 and working as a receptionist in the Boston area. I have a BA in Creative Writing from FSU and an MFA in Writing For Young People from Lesley University. I'm a native Floridian, originally from the Orlando area. I love gymnastics. When the Olympics rolls around, if anyone has any questions please ask! I'll be more than happy to explain the new scoring system (where if you get a 10.00 - that's a really awful score!), and anything else. I'm also into the arts. I write, I make collages and draw, I'm a classically trained vocalist and a self taught pianist. I've also acted in several independent short films. I'm kind of a free spirit, and I go wherever the wind blows.
I've always been fascinated by the paranormal and underbelly of society. I grew up near a spiritualist camp called Casadaga, and my mother would take me there frequently to speak with psychics and mediums. As a child, I was very in tune with the spirit world, and had a few experiences. As an adult, I can feel the presence of spirits, but I am well protected by strong spirit guides, including my great grandmother, who was Native American.
I love murder mysteries. My first novel, which is almost completed (I have a full draft - am still doing some slight revising), is a mystery for children.


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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:14 PM

Thanks to the last few posters.
As a reminder, I think it's a good idea to post a link in your signature, to your post about yourself. Like I said, it's just a way to get to know some of our regular posters, and maybe put a little more stock in some folks opinions based on their "resume" if you will.
Just a few thoughts.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:23 PM

Hmm.  I'm not quite as exciting as most of the folks here.

I'm a middle child, living in middle america, rapidly approaching middle age.  I'm not particularly well travelled.

My intelligence is average (ahem, some may think average is a bit lofty for me...)

I don't know what I believe.  There are days I believe in nothing.  I also know the answers aren't here, but it's fun to look.

I'm usually more skeptical than not.  Would love to see something paranormal actually proved, but am realistic enough to know it may not ever happen.

Intensely curious, painfully shy, loyal to a fault.








#118    jaylemurph

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:56 AM

Oh, I'll go.

I'm male, and will be 30 in a few weeks. Not partnered up, nor do I have any kids. I do have a slightly stinky, very drooly basset hound, though.

I grew up in North Carolina, and hated it. I left home when I was 18 and haven't been back for more than a few days.

I got my ABs (three of them-- English Literature and Composition, Art History and Appreciation and Dramatic Art) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, my MA in Theatre History and Criticism from Hunter College, Manhattan and my PhD in Theatre History from the University of Washington. I work now as a lecturer in Theatre History, and as a director, dramaturg and playwright. I run a small Off-Broadway theatre company. My area of specialisation is English Renaissance plays, usually non-Shakespearean, and have published several academic articles on the intersection of that period drama and Queer Studies.

But for most of my 20s, in between my ABs and the other degrees, I lived in the UK running around after some scummy (and lots more not-very-scummy-at-all) indie musicians. I lived in London and Glasgow, writing songs and playing instruments for any bands what needed it, writing freelance music reviews and acting as a scout for US labels, and sleeping with any musician I could get a look from.

Right now, I'm writing a play that's a musical adaptation of Marlowe's Edward II, featuring the music of Franz Ferdinand, which is the first project that's ever sort of combined the theatre-y stuff and the music-y stuff I do.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:54 PM

jaylemurph on May 14 2008, 10:56 PM, said:

Oh, I'll go.

I'm male, and will be 30 in a few weeks. Not partnered up, nor do I have any kids. I do have a slightly stinky, very drooly basset hound, though.

I grew up in North Carolina, and hated it. I left home when I was 18 and haven't been back for more than a few days.

I got my ABs (three of them-- English Literature and Composition, Art History and Appreciation and Dramatic Art) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, my MA in Theatre History and Criticism from Hunter College, Manhattan and my PhD in Theatre History from the University of Washington. I work now as a lecturer in Theatre History, and as a director, dramaturg and playwright. I run a small Off-Broadway theatre company. My area of specialisation is English Renaissance plays, usually non-Shakespearean, and have published several academic articles on the intersection of that period drama and Queer Studies.

But for most of my 20s, in between my ABs and the other degrees, I lived in the UK running around after some scummy (and lots more not-very-scummy-at-all) indie musicians. I lived in London and Glasgow, writing songs and playing instruments for any bands what needed it, writing freelance music reviews and acting as a scout for US labels, and sleeping with any musician I could get a look from.

Right now, I'm writing a play that's a musical adaptation of Marlowe's Edward II, featuring the music of Franz Ferdinand, which is the first project that's ever sort of combined the theatre-y stuff and the music-y stuff I do.

--Jaylemurph

Wow. That's quite a background. You've managed to live an interesting life.

I love this kind of reply, because it really gives a sense of who you are, and could easily explain your responses or reactions to the topics you reply to and get involved with. Well done Jay.  thumbsup.gif

Edited by eqgumby, 16 May 2008 - 12:02 AM.

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 11:17 PM

Erm, well I don't quite know what to say so this is what I've got off the top of my head.

I AM..

- 20 years young, born in MA but raised in MI.
- of Scottish and English descent.. UK all the way!
- an ex drug addict but got the slap in the face I needed once moving to ME to live with my dysfunctional family.. think Celtic Jerry Springer.
- a recovering bulimic/anorexic though still struggling off and on.
- a motherless daughter (as of 2003).. died of a heart attack very suddenly.
- a high school graduate, technically a drop-out after missing 90+ days junior year but took night classes, raced ahead of the rest of my peers and graduated a semester earlier than them.
- a molestation & rape victim though I'd like to think I persevered, albeit having a few abandonment and sexual issues.
- potentially furthering education in psychology and writing.
- in love with love, my cats, my friends and my family.
- currently taken by a Jake Gyllenhaal clone, though with the way I go through boys there's no telling how long this will last  sad.gif
- considered disturbing yet addicting according to close friends (I find this to be the most fitting description thus far).
- interested in many things, including but not limited to: WWE, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, Edie Sedgwick, Egyptian mythology, music, writing, alternative lifestyles, modeling and of course the unexplained.
- fueled by my emotions rather than "normal" human logic.. some consider me to be quite the handful and I'd have to agree.
- fairly in tune to the paranormal and believe that I've had numerous experiences with it.
- thinking that if you want to know more you can easily PM me  thumbsup.gif  






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