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posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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Would you consider working on and installing elevators and escalators interesting?
I face danger everyday and rescue a few trapped passengers every once in a while.
Then I come home to face kids and dogs.
Then I'm board and post something like this.
Your life is what you make of it.
Everyone has an interesting life.




posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:08 PM
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I think my life is interesting.

I have been associated some people who were described as "members of a terrorist organisation", one of whom later became a conservative Australian federal politician (go figure?).

I have been associated with members of the SAS (Special Air Service) and with intelligence operatives.

I have met two American Presidents and two Australian Prime Ministers.

I have been closely involved with some military black projects (which, as far as I know, are still classified). And did my apprenticeship building (primarily military) aircraft.

I was short-listed for work in a nuclear reactor doing neutron bombardment experimentation but was pipped at the post by an older applicant. I did get several tours and hands on experiences inside the reactor, though.

I worked for the brother of an Australian Prime Minister.

I have been involved with founding a political party that is now in coalition government.

I went back to university at the age of 39, and did rather well, in Astrophysics.

I got to "play" with the the Australia Telescope one Monday morning.

I own my own large property in a rural area and live a largely sustainable lifestyle.

I have a beautiful wife and three beautiful children (two boys & a girl), now adults themselves.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:08 PM
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Originally posted by davespanners
Well. I guess I have an interesting life to some people as I run a club for "alternative lifestyle" type people. I'm not really allowed to go into it on ATS though as the post would be insta banned

I also write for some "interesting" magazines, and sometimes take some "interesting" photos.

None of it however is suitable for ATS


Amen.

And ditto.

Gotta love the house rules.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:20 PM
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Originally posted by stonebutterfly
Yes dave and that depraved kitty are quite interesting.....

im pretty freakin boring, thats why im lurking on this forum. Didnt someone once say Jesse Ventura is a lurker on here?
edit on 26-6-2011 by stonebutterfly because: brain farts


That is interesting...does he have a moniker?

I am guessing he is not the only one.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by boncho
I have a mundane life. If you heard anything else, you're mistaken. Just remember that... Go to sleep now little one.

Shhh.



Are you really Col. Gaddaffi??



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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Originally posted by Wanagi
reply to post by Partygirl
 


My life is pretty interesting, but then again I did just join ATS_javascript:icon('
'). Working with medicine men/women and shamans makes life rather unique to say the least. I can't say I'm rich or famous or have been on every continent, but I have been to different dimensions and have seen and experienced things (without drugs) one only thinks of in mythological stories. The most important thing I think that I have learned from it is being connected and to love.


Yes, that is unusual/interesting to say the least. How long have you done it for? What tribe or regions are they from?

Can you share any cool lore with ATS?



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:24 PM
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Originally posted by jude11
This is a long one!

Born in Northern Canada, moved South when I was 10 and started getting into trouble. Spent time in Juvie and took off from home at 14. Hitched around Canada and the US for few years. Spent a few yrs in jail. Started working as a traveling salesman, married young, had a boy.

Divorced and went back up to the Yukon. Worked on a paddle wheel tour boat, bought my first Harley and went back down to Van isle. Wrote a UNIV entrance exam although I had only a grade 8 education. Aced it and went into education. Hated it, switched to Music and Theater. Dropped out, went into the Navy.

Played in a few bands, toured a bit and recorded a few cd's.Had a few on the radio etc.

Traveled more and worked in a few bars, decided to try sales again, moved into public speaking and motivational seminars. Stopped as I got tired of the travel. Worked as a trainer in a health club for a few years, bought another bike and went commercial fishing for a few Months.

So much more than I can describe or even remember but I ended up quitting a great job in an office one day, threw a dart on a map and ended up in Asia. Went for a year, stayed for 8.
Tried teaching English, couldn't stand it. Went to Thailand for a stint on the beach, over to Japan, Taiwan, China and Vietnam. Back to Korea and opened a bar. and another. Met my wife. We imported lobster from Canada, had a lobster pound in Incheon and opened a lobster restaurant. I was the first sashimi chef in Korea.


Came back to Canada, bought a bakery, sold it, bought another and am selling it now as I just bought another business in BC. Pizza!

Next? Who knows?

How did I do all this in 47 yrs? I am the poster child for ADHD and as you can see, it ain't no picnic! lol

Had to skip about 80% as it would take a very long post to get it all...even if I could. But you get the picture.



edit on 26-6-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)


Pretty cool, thanks...what was your favorite place in Asia?



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:26 PM
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Originally posted by FortAnthem


I got up this morning, belched and scratched my behind for a few minutes. Then I got dressed, ate some eggs for breakfast and sat on my fat hairy butt all day watching TV or napping on the couch, all the while listening to my wife nag about how I don't help out around the house (God only knows where she gets that idea). I plan on going to bed in a few minutes, although I'll probably spend a few more minutes scratching my behind first.


I've seen your posts and you have an interesting mind so I suppose there is a lot going on that you haven't told us...

Help your wife out!



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:28 PM
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Originally posted by granpabobby
reply to post by boncho
 
Im probably boreing to most except myself too . retired (semi) and living one day at a time..I have a nephew who holds a land speed record on street bikes..wish I could have done that..but then people who live that kind of interesting lives ..live short interesting lives..wish him luck..as for all the rest of most of os folks..we can dream cant we..pay for the beer lol


Thanks. I hope your nephew keeps safe.

Any advice for keeping things interesting but not "too" interesting in life? Sounds like you have been around the block...



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:29 PM
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Originally posted by RightInTwo
I'm a pretty eccentric person, so I keep it pretty original. An average person would say my life is "interesting".


What kind of esoteric? Why would they find you interesting? Details?



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:30 PM
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Originally posted by zazzafrazz
reply to post by davespanners
 


I live vicariously through Dave


You look like you are having a lot of fun dancing in that avatar...



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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Originally posted by Partygirl

Originally posted by jude11
This is a long one!

Born in Northern Canada, moved South when I was 10 and started getting into trouble. Spent time in Juvie and took off from home at 14. Hitched around Canada and the US for few years. Spent a few yrs in jail. Started working as a traveling salesman, married young, had a boy.

Divorced and went back up to the Yukon. Worked on a paddle wheel tour boat, bought my first Harley and went back down to Van isle. Wrote a UNIV entrance exam although I had only a grade 8 education. Aced it and went into education. Hated it, switched to Music and Theater. Dropped out, went into the Navy.

Played in a few bands, toured a bit and recorded a few cd's.Had a few on the radio etc.

Traveled more and worked in a few bars, decided to try sales again, moved into public speaking and motivational seminars. Stopped as I got tired of the travel. Worked as a trainer in a health club for a few years, bought another bike and went commercial fishing for a few Months.

So much more than I can describe or even remember but I ended up quitting a great job in an office one day, threw a dart on a map and ended up in Asia. Went for a year, stayed for 8.
Tried teaching English, couldn't stand it. Went to Thailand for a stint on the beach, over to Japan, Taiwan, China and Vietnam. Back to Korea and opened a bar. and another. Met my wife. We imported lobster from Canada, had a lobster pound in Incheon and opened a lobster restaurant. I was the first sashimi chef in Korea.


Came back to Canada, bought a bakery, sold it, bought another and am selling it now as I just bought another business in BC. Pizza!

Next? Who knows?

How did I do all this in 47 yrs? I am the poster child for ADHD and as you can see, it ain't no picnic! lol

Had to skip about 80% as it would take a very long post to get it all...even if I could. But you get the picture.



edit on 26-6-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)


Pretty cool, thanks...what was your favorite place in Asia?


My favorite was a small island off the South Coast of Korea called Jeju-Do (Cheju-Do)

Lived on the beach for about a year and loved it!



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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Originally posted by silent thunder
reply to post by FortAnthem
 


Aint it the truth... No news is good news.


I've noticed your posts, too...you definitely seem to lead a pretty unusual life from what I can tell, if you are being truthful. Any anecdotes for us?



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:33 PM
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Originally posted by kdog1982
Would you consider working on and installing elevators and escalators interesting?
I face danger everyday and rescue a few trapped passengers every once in a while.
Then I come home to face kids and dogs.
Then I'm board and post something like this.
Your life is what you make of it.
Everyone has an interesting life.


Pretty cool. What's the longest you've ever seen somebody trapped in an elevator for? In my mind it always seems scary but I picture it as being alone. But I suppose there is no logical reason for it to be that way. Have you ever seen a large group trapped? Did they behave well or get into a fight?



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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Originally posted by chr0naut
reply to post by Partygirl
 


I think my life is interesting.

I have been associated some people who were described as "members of a terrorist organisation", one of whom later became a conservative Australian federal politician (go figure?).

I have been associated with members of the SAS (Special Air Service) and with intelligence operatives.

I have met two American Presidents and two Australian Prime Ministers.

I have been closely involved with some military black projects (which, as far as I know, are still classified). And did my apprenticeship building (primarily military) aircraft.

I was short-listed for work in a nuclear reactor doing neutron bombardment experimentation but was pipped at the post by an older applicant. I did get several tours and hands on experiences inside the reactor, though.

I worked for the brother of an Australian Prime Minister.

I have been involved with founding a political party that is now in coalition government.

I went back to university at the age of 39, and did rather well, in Astrophysics.

I got to "play" with the the Australia Telescope one Monday morning.

I own my own large property in a rural area and live a largely sustainable lifestyle.

I have a beautiful wife and three beautiful children (two boys & a girl), now adults themselves.


Well, that is a lot! Thanks!

Is government tech really ahead of normal tech or is it all rumor?



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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Used to be a thug dumb a$$ kid back in the day.

Highschool dropout.

Got an art degree.

Got into forensics.

performed over 1500 autopsies.

now Im a Polysomnographic Technologist.

Oh, I make porno music on the side.


All true.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:59 PM
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I would have to say I lead a rather boring life sometimes I hold a mirror under my nose to see if I am still breathing
I live vicariously through "The Young & The Restless"

Seriously, I am enjoying a quiet life after a lifetime of working for the public. Everyone should have to work for the public! The last 18- 20 years were spent as a dispatcher/9-1-1 operator. It can be extremely stressful when you are expected to have all the answers and solve everyone's problems but it can be very rewarding, hilarious, frustrating, depressing and heartbreaking at times. To say that a 9-1-1 operator has to multi-task is an understatment. While you are trying to comfort and keep a caller calm who has had a serious MVA (motor vehicle accident), you are getting an ambulance in route, rescue truck/fire dept in route to assist in traffic control and administer basic life support until EMS arrives.You also have to dispatch a policeman, or a state trooper, or a deputy depending on the location of the MVA....not to mention Tow Truck ect...ect...ect... All the while you are praying that your other 9-1-1 console doesn't start ringing.

for peace and quiet and enjoying time with the hubby, kids and grandkiddos
edit on 27-6-2011 by grumpydaysleeper because: spelling



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 12:01 AM
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Originally posted by Partygirl

Originally posted by chr0naut
reply to post by Partygirl
 


I think my life is interesting.

I have been associated some people who were described as "members of a terrorist organisation", one of whom later became a conservative Australian federal politician (go figure?).

I have been associated with members of the SAS (Special Air Service) and with intelligence operatives.

I have met two American Presidents and two Australian Prime Ministers.

I have been closely involved with some military black projects (which, as far as I know, are still classified). And did my apprenticeship building (primarily military) aircraft.

I was short-listed for work in a nuclear reactor doing neutron bombardment experimentation but was pipped at the post by an older applicant. I did get several tours and hands on experiences inside the reactor, though.

I worked for the brother of an Australian Prime Minister.

I have been involved with founding a political party that is now in coalition government.

I went back to university at the age of 39, and did rather well, in Astrophysics.

I got to "play" with the the Australia Telescope one Monday morning.

I own my own large property in a rural area and live a largely sustainable lifestyle.

I have a beautiful wife and three beautiful children (two boys & a girl), now adults themselves.


Well, that is a lot! Thanks!

Is government tech really ahead of normal tech or is it all rumor?


The gap between Gov't tech and general tech is closing as we approach the singularity.

Big companies hold patent on a lot of stuff that won't get into the public arena for some time. Some of which the government knows nothing about either.

Weapons tech is where the government is way ahead of general public knowledge.

I think if the public understood the risks that are taken with our lives and with truly horrendous stuff, by the military industrial complex (a far better name for it, as it is often beyond governments) then they wouldn't be in government for long.

It all feeds on FUD (Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt).
edit on 27/6/2011 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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Originally posted by Partygirl

Originally posted by silent thunder
reply to post by FortAnthem
 


Aint it the truth... No news is good news.


I've noticed your posts, too...you definitely seem to lead a pretty unusual life from what I can tell, if you are being truthful. Any anecdotes for us?


Anecdotes? Ummmnnnmm....nah, not today. Seems like each time I reveal something personal here I end up on the receiving end of righteous finger-pointing indignation one way or another.

I will reveal this, however: within the last five years or so I have identified the activity in life that makes me the happiest. This is "posting on Internet message boards." it may seem hard to believe, but of all the things I've done in life, this is without a doubt the most pleasurable to me, at least in this stage of my life. It's good to know what really does make you happy and to accept that about yourself without embarrassment.



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:00 AM
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I don't think anybody on this forum have just an average life.

If we all did, we would not be here posting and responding to the threads.

Just reading some of the posts so far I came to the realization that maybe one or two of you I may have crossed paths in life and not have known it.

I am in the process of writing down and documenting the experiences I have had in 55 years because I want my children and hopefully their children to know what I have told only a few select people.

At the age of six I met Elvis, purely by chance I suppose, at Graceland.

He wanted to make me a peanut butter and banana sandwich.

Later in life I sat in a airport waiting area and had a very personal conversation with Muhammad Ali.

Very nice man who talked about his moms pecan pie.

I sat in a food court at the same airport years later and shared a table with a very young Fillipino boxer named Manny Paquiao.

I asked him if he was any good and he told me he was the best there ever was.Twelve years later I believe him now.

I left home at 17 and for 20 years traveled extensively all over the world,met people saw places and did things.

All,while working for the government.

There are many other adventures I as just a average person have had that I won't go in to here.

You will have to wait until the book comes out!

I am glad to just have a boring routine not very interesting life now.

It gives me time to recollect watch the sunset from the beach and watch the birds flying and stop and ACTUALLY smell the roses.

And of course,"butt watch".(It's a old guy thing)





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