Sunday, March 11, 2012

Claim to Fame

I would love to hear more about you today.

What is something you are known for in your circle of family and friends? Don't be shy!

46 comments:

  1. I'm known as the story teller and the funny one, but I must admit that this is probably because few in my family have a sense of humor.

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    1. Every family needs a good story teller, especially one who can make people laugh. I'm sure they appreciate you because it's something they can't do!

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  2. Eeek! Your post took me a bit by surprise today my friend. Now what can I tell you?! I think my family think I'm a bit daffy, and they say things like "mum, you're getting just like grandma." I just look at them, smile, and say, "and one day you'll be getting just like me." I know that my friends think that I'm caring and would always be there for them.

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  3. Thisisme: Didn't mean to startle you there! My posts are usually so long I wanted to shorten it up today and find out some interesting things about people. It's funny what your family says about you because we say the same same thing about my mom. And, truth be told, my kids are saying the same thing about me!

    We out here in blogland also know you as one of the kindest and most caring people here. Thank you!

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  4. I have no claim to fame, Shelly, but I do have an answer to your question. Some people who think they know me call me funny, outspoken, irreverent and mischievous. Others who think they know me label me as quiet, shy, reclusive and disconnected. Others who think they know me say that I am a kind and gentle soul, compassionate, tolerant, altruistic, loving and caring.

    I am all of those things. Like a chameleon I reveal different sides of myself to fit the occasion. I do it person to person out there in the "real world" as well as here in the blogging community. As you very well know, Shelly, sometimes my sensory acuity fails me and I allow the funny and irreverent side to come out and play at the wrong place and time. Interaction with blog friends is particularly challenging because we are trying to communicate by means of a keyboard and a sterile glass screen. We don't have the benefit of seeing the other person's facial expressions, observing their body language or hearing their tone of voice. It's mainly a guessing game and sometimes when you guess you lose and lose big. In the long run I believe that your real friends are the ones who will stick with you even if you make a mistake and step on their toes. I would like to think that I am the kind of person who would endure a hundred transgressions before I made the decision to pull the plug on a friendship... but that's just me. It takes all kinds of people to make a world and I accept that.

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    1. Shady: I like how you said, "...think they know me...". So many times people pigeonhole others and try to cram them into neat little boxes. You, my friend, have so many areas in which you excel that it would be impossible to box it all up in one neat little adjective.

      I think I am like that- to one group of people, I reveal some things, to another group, different things.

      And I, too, have thought I am somewhat chameleon-like at times.

      I wonder why we people do that, but I also think it makes life so interesting. We humans are much deeper than I think we give ourselves credit for.

      I wouldn't think you are reclusive, disconnected, and shy at all, but most of the others you mentioned have come through very clear in your posts and comments.

      Have a great new week, my friend!

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  5. Well...I get along really good with friends and people I meet...but not so good with family, particularly my parents...I know, shocking isn't it? I'd like to hope that people find me a good, honest, loving person...that's what I try to be anyway.

    What about you Shelly?

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  6. Jamie Jo: I would never have guessed that- you are always so sweet and caring. And I do absolutely think people find that you have goodness, honesty, and love in abundance. You really make the world richer!

    Ack- I didn't expect to have the question turned on me...hmmm. I guess that I am known for being a listener, but also someone who like to have a lot of fun and laugh until my gut hurts.

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  7. As my boss said Friday, if there is something that needs doing I don't think, I just do it. And if asked to do a task I won't stop until it is done.
    I consider myself a sharer in that I like to share knowledge with others and find answers to questions they may have by researching which is something that I am known as doing quite well.
    I am also known as a very quiet person that doesn't talk a lot and listens more.

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    1. Odie: I saw from your retirement party post just how highly you are thought of by your colleagues and family. That you're not a quitter is a wonderful thing. It disappoints me sometimes in how easily I see kids these days give up on something so quickly.

      I wouldn't have thought you were a quiet person at all, but maybe that's because you express yourself so well in your blog.

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  8. In my family I used to be known as the kid who would put her foot in her mouth all the time . However as a grown up I am known to be kind and humble and sometimes very naive.

    I look up to you as someone very smart and someone who is balanced.

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    1. Munir: I used to put my foot in my mouth when I was a kid, too. You are very kind, always, and so humble. I don't think naive, but more pure hearted. Thank you for your kind words!

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  9. Dearest Shelly,
    Oh, "claim to fame". My hubby thinks I am really careless person, haha. While doing household work, I drop things and so on. He never allowed me to get driver's license,p;) I sure am so, I have lots of typos when I comment.
    I hope I can write this correctly... or I may digress a little...
    As you know, I have no child. I felt women without one have kind of less social right. I had been lonely at home having funny rumor "who would be the guilty part". hehe, I am tiny and hubby has handicap with his legs.
    Thanks to my interest to English and western culture, I studied English grammar and used bilingual system for listening; after I got certain certification, I started teaching at home just before 30 years old teaching supplementary for school text book, my neighbor began to look at me in a different way.
    I am so sorry for rambling, haha.
    Lots of love and Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*

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    2. Orchid again, haha.
      PS> I respect you for your character, my friend. I try to be a good listener and having able to have a sense to laugh is really wonderful♪
      And it wasn't a fame I wrote, big LoL and embarrassing!!!
      My late mother and brother and hubby also tell me that I have cheerful character and good at facing the tough time, hehe.

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    3. Miyako: You are not only truly sweet and kind, but you are fascinating, my dear friend! You must have a brilliant mind to master things like English and all the computer skills you have.

      Your cheerful character comes through so clearly in your posts and comments. I'm so glad we met in this blogland!

      My thoughts and prayers have been with your lovely country all day today.

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  10. My "claim to frame" would be that I am a good mother and a loving person who always puts everyone before my self well that is what my daughter and husband said when I asked them....

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    1. I can think of no higher calling than to be a loving person and a good mother. You've hit the nail on the head.

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  11. I think in my family I am known as loving, helpful, a terrible cook, clumsy, an awful driver, and very forgetful. Good and bad things, like everyone I guess.

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    1. Belle: Your good things far outweigh the bad. And you're right- we're all a mix of things, aren't we?

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  12. I have to say that I have a hard time saying no, I'm the caretaker, dependable ... boring - right? sandie

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    1. Sandie: Not boring at all! We need more Sandie's in this world, for sure!

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  13. My family sees me as the family historian, storyteller and a champion talker! My brother tells me that during my last visit with him, his two-and-a-half year old daughter talked more than she ever had in her life -- possibly inspired by her loquacious auntie! The only person in the family who can out-talk me is my sister. Get us together and just settle back -- the stories could go on for hours!

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    1. Dr. Kathy: You must be a hoot to be around! I love to be around great story tellers and just listen. You and your sister should record yourselves the next time you all are together. The next generation would love to have records of all the rich lore you and your sis have, I'm sure!

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    2. Hope over to my blog and you can read all about our family...via my sons metaphor..

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    3. Saimi: Headed over there now~

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  14. Finally coming back here...I could totally see you laughing til your guts hurt!!! Your humor and fun is infectious!!

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    1. Jamie Jo: Laughter is truly good for the soul!

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  15. I am a chemist by degree but then spent nearly three decades being mainly a computer scientist, so people ask me to eXplain technical and scientific difficulties and fix their toys, but I love being a humorist and storyteller. I used to go on trips to visit family quite abit, but now I prefer to stay at home to take care of my dog and wife, in that order of importance.

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    1. esboston: How very interesting! I am glad you have such a good sense of humor with the serious type work you do.

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  16. Hi Shelly, my only claim to fame is that Paul McCartney smiled at me (only me) when I was about 15 years old and he was about 20. The Beatles had just finished a concert in Wales and they came bounding down the steps of the theatre where they had performed and there was no-one else outside, just me and my friend and he gave me one of the most beautiful smiles and poof, he was gone into a limo before I could recover, LOL I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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    1. Chris: Wow! That was an amazing meeting! I'll bet he became your favorite Beatle after that. What a terrific memory. He seems to be the Beatle who has fared the best out of the whole group of them.

      Thank you for your kind words- I'm headed over to your blog right now~

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  17. My family sees me as headstrong! Now as I have yielded my life to the Lord, he is taking that Headstrong attribute and making it a holy determination for Him...to stand against the popularity of religion, to stand against those self desires that are in opposition to the Lord's commandments, learning to say yes when "selfish self" wants to say NO and then to say no when "selfish self" wants to say YES! Oh what a journey it has been.....

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    1. Rhonda: You are so right- if there's a trait that is a liablity, He can always turn it for good if we allow Him. Oh, that selfish self that keeps trying to rear it's head in us...

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  18. Talking like Edith Ann from Laugh In?

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    1. Kelley: I would LOVE to hear that!

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  19. i am a great cook and a lousey public speaker.

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    1. momto8: I think good cooking is a much more important skill than public speaking, anyway.

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  20. I am the only one in my family that can play the piano. I paint murals and do decorative painting on furniture. More in the past than I do now, but I guess I'm getting lazy (and blind) in my old age! I love to write, which is why I like blogging. And cooking. Love to cook and I think I'm a good one. I know my parents and kids get very excited to come eat at our house!

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    1. Karen: I've read some of your descriptions of what you cook, and it always sounds luscious! I would love to paint, but I know I would expect too much of myself since I've never had lessons and don't have much natural talent at it. I always admire folks like you who can create beauty with art!

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  21. My family sees me as the one they're afraid to send emails to because they're afraid I'll judge their grammar.

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  22. Missed Periods: Sometimes I even get disclaimers in emails that say something like, "I'm not an English teacher, so please don't judge me."

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  23. My sister recently told me I have the gift of Light. That I bring light and smiles to everyone with whom I come in contact. I love that she said that. :)

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    1. Crystal: What an amazing, wonderful thing for a sister to say. No higher compliment, really. That's why people are drawn to you, my friend!

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  24. Somehow I missed this blog post, Shelly. I am known as the cook, the dependable one who keeps her word (except for a few mistakes as I shared on Thisisme's blog post today :-)) Contrary to what some may think, I make every effort to be a good and loyal friend but sometimes there are things/events out of my control. :-( I am also known as being too friendly and too nice. You always come up with such great blog ideas, Shelly! ♥

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    1. Cindy: I'm glad you found it! I'm like you- I'm always friendly and try to be nice. Usually it works out for the best. I'm going to head back over to Diane's blog now to see what you said about keeping your word!

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