Show of HandsShow of Hands

kbluebird October 16th, 2013 2:04pm

In honor of reaching 100 followers, could you tell me a couple of basics about yourself, such as gender, age, family, and whatever else you think might be relevant?

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Tony SOH Founder
10/16/13 7:44 pm

Sorry - couldn't resist cracking a (bad) joke.

43, guy, two teenage sons. About 18 months ago, I left a comfy career in healthcare technology for the utter lunacy of running my own social polling app business full time.

stinkypete In the Sky
10/16/13 7:48 pm

Always wondered, was it a good move? Was it tough to leave a real "career" for pursuing some crazy app on an iphone?

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/16/13 8:09 pm

Too bad I can't do the clapping hands and confetti emojis.

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
10/16/13 6:07 pm

Female, 16. I like cats... :)

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Zealizabeth Probably the hospital
10/16/13 4:33 pm

17. Senior in high school and after graduation I can't decide to go into pre med to be a doctor or to be a physician assistant. Chronic illness advocate. I have a black belt & hope to start the process to earn my martial arts instructors certificate

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Zealizabeth Probably the hospital
10/16/13 4:35 pm

If you knew me you'd have no idea how big I am into martial arts because, for lack of a better word, I'm really "girly" *cringing because I hate that word*

KatG Liberal in Ohio
10/16/13 3:58 pm

I'm 40, married and have 3 sons, ages 23, 21 and 11. I have 2 doggies and am a licensed vet tech, although I currently am not working. I love shoes, purses, fashion and pink! I'm a girly girl. I own over 40 pairs of flip flops....I have a problem lol

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elusive Sactown
10/16/13 7:15 pm

40 pairs! Wow! How do you like being a vet tech?

susanr Colorado
10/16/13 3:33 pm

I'm 67, female, have lived alone for 23 years & mostly in a cooperative or communal household before that. I finished college & went to grad school rather late, worked in medical research for 12 years, then lost my job. Moved to Colorado to

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susanr Colorado
10/16/13 3:33 pm

be near my daughter & her husband two years ago.

jonfrei the boonies
10/16/13 7:49 pm

I went through Colorado on vacation last month (Estes Park, Glenwood Springs, Paonia, Grand Junction & Aurora) - was I anywhere close?

susanr Colorado
10/16/13 7:55 pm

Aw, thanks Tops! You know we're almost twins, so that makes you amazing too.

jonfrei - Estes Park is the closest to me here in Fort Collins; it's about 40 miles. But well over an hour because of the canyon road... Oh, probably much longer now,

susanr Colorado
10/16/13 7:57 pm

because much of the road through the Big Thompson Canyon between here & there got destroyed by the floods. I'm surprised you made it to Estes, although I know there's a back road open.

jonfrei the boonies
10/16/13 8:00 pm

We came down from Cheyenne. I think we drove right past Ft. Collins... Isn't that right off I-25?

susanr Colorado
10/16/13 8:03 pm

Yes, exactly! You would go right by on I-25. You missed the really charming part of town, Old Town. But you were about 3 miles from where I live.

Emily33 North Carolina
10/16/13 3:03 pm

23 years old and I'm a teacher :)

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elusive Sactown
10/16/13 7:16 pm

What do you teach? What age?

Emily33 North Carolina
10/16/13 7:24 pm

Special education at the elementary age

elusive Sactown
10/16/13 7:26 pm

That's very commendable. :)

comppete Las Vegas
10/16/13 2:39 pm

Hi, I'm Pete. I'll be 58 next week. Hard working, right leaning moderate. My Wife and I will be married 36 years in December. We worked for the same company for 21 of the 37 years we have been together. She is my best friend. We are retired.

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leilu SoCal
10/16/13 2:22 pm

Mom and wife, mid 30's, 1 son (15 mo), 1 daughter on her way (due in April), 1 dog. Earned a degree in Geology but now enjoy full time mommy-hood.

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dudley northern Virginia woods
10/16/13 2:02 pm

Female, 68, married, 3 grown kids, 1 grand kid , lots of cats, a few dogs, live in the woods and in the suburbs , read a lot.

EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
10/16/13 2:01 pm

Female, 15. Mom, dad, brother, two dogs.

Kris Humidity Central
10/16/13 1:52 pm

Female, 17 (not for long!).
Mom, stepdad, 20 year old brother, 10 year old half brother, almost 4 year old furry four legged brother.
I'm joining the military, leave for U.S. Navy boot camp Oct 2. When I'm in I'm pursuing nuclear engineering.

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Kris Humidity Central
10/16/13 1:52 pm

Anything else you want to know, ask.

Kris Humidity Central
10/16/13 1:53 pm

Oct 21st* accidentally deleted the 1

EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
10/16/13 2:00 pm

That literally sound like exactly what I want to do... Going to apply for Naval Academy.

elusive Sactown
10/16/13 7:17 pm

I didn't know you were so young kris! :)

elusive Sactown
10/16/13 7:22 pm

Mid 20's

Kris Humidity Central
10/16/13 7:24 pm

Yay, that's in the compliment range :D !

elusive Sactown
10/16/13 7:25 pm

Ahahah phew! Good. It was a compliment. I meant it as you sounded mature.

TheMrs09 Texas
10/16/13 1:44 pm

I'm a female. 20 years old with 3 children (4,2, and 3 months) married. I'm currently going to school.

leilu SoCal
10/16/13 2:24 pm

Wow, 20 with 3 kiddos and going to school. My hat goes off to you!!

TheMrs09 Texas
10/16/13 2:28 pm

It's online classes so I can stay home with my kids. My husband(LochnessMonster) works on a tugboat for 20+ days out of the month. It sucks.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/16/13 1:25 pm

I'm female, closer to 28 than 27, I have one younger brother, more than a dozen cousins (I'm the oldest), I've been married for... Six or seven years. I'm not sure which. Anniversaries are obviously unimportant to me. We've been together for nine.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/16/13 1:26 pm

I have four dogs. I never want children.

stinkypete In the Sky
10/16/13 12:44 pm

I'm male, 30 yrs old, married, 2 kids one girl one boy 13 and 3. I'm in the army and so is my spouse. I have the best job in the world (I skydive everyday for the army) and have a really great home life too!

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KissandControl8 Equality for all
10/16/13 12:12 pm

I'm a female. Age 19. Working part time and going to college in order to become a teacher of the Deaf. I live with my parents and my boyfriend too on weekends :P

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icytoes the tepid north
10/16/13 12:10 pm

I'm an adult female human with one adult female offspring. I am married to an adult male human. We live in a construct which protects us from the harsh Alaskan elements. I work at a job and do stuff in my spare time.

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stinkypete In the Sky
10/16/13 12:44 pm

I grew up in ak and lived there until 2009. Loved it and can't wait to go back.

icytoes the tepid north
10/16/13 7:39 pm

It's home. I don't always love it, but I've always lived here and I haven't yet found another place I'd rather live.

elusive Sactown
10/16/13 7:54 pm

Even with the Icytoes? Lol

icytoes the tepid north
10/16/13 7:58 pm

sweatytoes doesn't have the same ring to it.

jonfrei the boonies
10/16/13 11:48 am

Male, 52, married 33 years, 3 girls, ages 32, 30, & 6. Highly varied careers: USMC Scout/Sniper, IT Architect, Carpenter, Systems Integrator, Mechanic, BioTech Research, Machinist, Police Officer & Evidence Technician. Christian. Conservative.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
10/16/13 12:19 pm

Wow a 24 year gap between kids, that's gotta be crazy with a 6 year old.

jonfrei the boonies
10/16/13 12:24 pm

Well... Life as we knew it took a distinct turn... :) The 6 year old is adopted, and yes, if she doesn't kill us, she will keep us young forever...!

elusive Sactown
10/16/13 7:12 pm

Wow great story. Why did you chose to adopt after the others were grown? Empty next syndrome?

elusive Sactown
10/16/13 7:12 pm

Also, you have a fascinating SOH resume lol :)

jonfrei the boonies
10/16/13 7:40 pm

We didn't choose, and had no intention - we got a phone call from the adopted daughter of our best friends saying, "I can barely take care of myself and I am afraid I will hurt her. Will you take her?" There's only one way to answer that...

jonfrei the boonies
10/16/13 7:42 pm

My wife was on the next available plane to Kansas, and the rest is history...

elusive Sactown
10/16/13 7:54 pm

Wow. That's amazing. You're a great person for that.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/16/13 11:17 am

I'm a sweet little old lady. I'm a member of tops, a weight loss support group I'm a member of the Red Hat Society for saucy old ladies. I'm the mother of five grandma and a great grandma. I'm 64 and I live on the gorgeous Oregon Coast.

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kbluebird Denial
10/16/13 5:10 pm

I would like to be a saucy old lady.

elusive Sactown
10/16/13 7:11 pm

Me too! When I'm older lol

elusive Sactown
10/16/13 11:10 am

23 tomorrow, female, Californian, no kids, live in boyfriend, college student.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/16/13 11:17 am

Birthday a day early

OldLady
10/16/13 10:49 am

64, female married 36 years, 1child, 1 grandchild .. Helped Raised 2 children when sister in law died in a car accident. Retired administrative assistant. I now keep my grand daughter while daughter works. I ride motorcycles, bicycles & love dogs

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fergie Hobbit Hole
10/16/13 10:16 am

Male, 43. Married. Three grown children. From the Cincinnati area. I'm a Quality Engineer for a medical device company. I'm also a huge Heavy Metal fan!

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
10/16/13 10:06 am

I'm 26, and female. I work full time, I live with my parents. I have one sister who has 3 kids.

ElwoodCornish Baltimore
10/16/13 9:44 am

27, male, I've son (six months), married, bachelor's in public policy, and Army vet.

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PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
10/16/13 9:40 am

24 male, single, undergrad degree from Ohio State, starting a masters in stats in January, worked in purchasing for a retailer for 2 years, right now I live with my parents, taking a class, and working part time until I start the masters.

shark298 North Carolina
10/16/13 9:39 am

I'm a 40 year old male from Massachusetts working at a small hedge fund, married with two stepchildren and a four year old son.

Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
10/16/13 9:35 am

I'm female and 24 years old and a newlywed. I'm going to school to become a history teacher.

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dawl adulting
10/16/13 9:37 am

Congrats :-)

Colorado303 Future Seattle Resident
10/16/13 9:30 am

Male, 18 years old. I'm a freshman in college and I attend Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO. I want to be a pharmacist and I'm from Brighton, CO.

Colorado303 Future Seattle Resident
10/16/13 9:34 am

And I love driving/going on road trips. I'd like to move up to the Seattle area right after I'm done with school or maybe transfer to UW.

GotHeem Indiana
10/16/13 9:17 am

I'm Ben, a 15 year old that lives in central Indiana. I play baseball and basketball and I'm in all of the advanced classes possible as a sophomore in highschool

DavesNotHere where am I
10/16/13 9:09 am

52 years old, male, waiting to retire. Living in Florida, hopefully will have enough saved to leave when I retire. Love sports, politically moderate and can't seem to stay away from SOH for very long :-) Congrats on 100. You'll have many more soon.

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Arya8
10/16/13 8:01 am

Female, I'll be 30 next week (boo), I'm married. My little girl will be 4 in December. I'm a full time college student, will graduate with my BS in management and a concentration in accounting in about 8 weeks. So far have a 3.991 (one damn A- killed

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Arya8
10/16/13 8:03 am

my 4.0 last semester.) I also work part time from home doing bookkeeping and payroll for a small business. My husband works full time, overtime actually. I'm a perfectionist and a dork. :)

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/16/13 11:19 am

Believe me as you advance in life you like yourself more and you're more peace with the world. Aging is not a bad thing.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/16/13 7:41 am

23 year old stay at home mother and almost wife with PTSD and Bipolar 2!


I know, fun stuff right? Lol

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/16/13 7:45 am

Well, you're awesome and fun. ;D ❤️

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/16/13 8:32 am

I know it's all the video games and hip hop :)

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/16/13 11:20 am

Sweetheart I didn't know you have those problems I had PTSD from a car accident knitting really help me a lot.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/16/13 1:02 pm

It's good that you found something to help you, I think that's what reading does for me.
I'm also jealous that you know what caused yours. I've been in counseling for two years trying to figure why I have it/what caused it. It didn't just happen!

elusive Sactown
10/16/13 7:35 pm

Ouch poor femme. At least you have SOHers behind you :))

XercesBlue ...
10/16/13 7:29 am

Congrats on the big 100!

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dawl adulting
10/16/13 7:15 am

Female last time I checked, single, 38, just moved to San Diego, have 2 nieces 4 and 5 that are the love of my life. Oh and I ❤ pancakes :-)

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kbluebird Denial
10/16/13 7:20 am

Pancakes are ALWAYS relevant! :)

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/16/13 11:21 am

You need to be here some Saturday morning. We make :-) pancakes to surprise grandpa and every single week we surprise him!:-)

dawl adulting
10/16/13 12:36 pm

Awwww I wanna make pancakes for grandpa!! How fun :-)

BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
10/16/13 7:12 am

38 years old. Married to my second wife. One son from my first marriage, almost 12 years old, and one on the way due in spring 2014 from my current marriage. Recently lost my job of 12 years so I'm currently looking for my next job.

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kbluebird Denial
10/16/13 7:14 am

Congrats on the upcoming baby! My husband is also looking for a job. Not fun stuff.

BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
10/16/13 7:19 am

Thank! Job searching sucks! And unemployment hasn't paid me yet because of some vacation pay I was paid out, so I haven't got a check in over a month. Best of luck to your husband in his search for a good job!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/16/13 11:22 am

I found out yesterday I got cut from five classes a week to two classes a week I won't even make $20 a week now

BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
10/16/13 12:13 pm

Wow! That sucks Tops!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/16/13 7:09 am

Congratulations! :)
I've enjoyed your questions so far, keep it up!

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/16/13 7:12 am

My name's Kyle.
I'm 19. Solo per sempre.
I'm a college student, investor and SoH addict. I love broadway, the opera/ballet, fine dining, nearly any sporting event, and I genuinely enjoy learning as much as I can (about anything/anyone). (:

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/16/13 11:23 am

We went to a place called maxes in San Francisco employees at the San Francisco Opera work there so when they sing you happy birthday it's operatic style. I posted it on Facebook.

kbluebird Denial
10/16/13 7:08 am

I'm almost 28, a type 1 diabetic, and a permanent resident of Canada, where I live with my husband and baby daughter (who is almost 1).

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ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
10/16/13 7:17 am

A damn canuck? At least we know you're a LIAR since only full blooded Americans are supposed to be able to participate on SoH. :-)

kbluebird Denial
10/16/13 7:19 am

I'm a US citizen, I swear! I've only been in Canada 5 years. Alberta. Prairies and cowboys. It's kind of like a colder Texas where the people aren't quite as... loud.

DavesNotHere where am I
10/16/13 9:05 am

Scotty, stop being an asshoke for one day.

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/16/13 7:08 am

50 year old, father of 7, grandfather to 3, retired,

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