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DannyO
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« on: January 23, 2010, 07:46:21 AM »


As faithful, long-time readers will doubtless remember, I have a daydream that plays in my head sometimes during my ironing sessions, those endless minutes, usually on Sunday evenings or Monday mornings, when I perpetuate the illusion that I give a damn how I look by steaming a few of deeper arroyos out of the shirts I anticipate I might wear in the upcoming week.

In my daydream, I am a champion ironer.  I compete at the international level.  My likeness adorns Wheaties boxes.  My Olympic records for endurance ironing have remained unchallenged for a generation, although there are some skeptics who feel that they should be marked in the record books with an asterisk, because the altitude of Mexico City gave me an unfair advantage.  I am looking forward to London and have secretly been honing my high-humidity left-handed collar technique.  In order to find my peers, you must look to other sports: Michael Jordan has been called the "Danny O'Bigbelly of basketball."

In real life, there is not much basis for these fantasies.  In truth, my efforts are so ineffectual that I sometimes mistake the "done" pile with the "to-do" pile of shirts.  I thank my lucky stars for bulky sweaters.

So, are there any sports that you have invented in your head?  Are you the world-champion, or a contender waiting for your big break?
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 07:55:07 AM »

You make anything you do sound like an adventure Danny.   Cheesy  My sport is the calculator marathon.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010, 07:55:56 AM »

Mine is Fastest Batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies. I whip 'em up on the fly... the recipe memorized for a long time - and even the fact that I have memorized a recipe should be a world record - if the world consisted of only me that is.

Oh, and that I rarely need to borrow an ingredient - almost a world record.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010, 05:57:43 PM »

   I talk fast, I think I can make good carrier as one of those guys on the auctions.  I am faster in Bulgarian and sometime when I am too exited, for example when I am fussing  to my kids, I fast switch from English to Bulgaria, because I an speak even faster. Now, why do I want to speak faster when they refuse to get it when I am speaking slow and articulate? I don't know. This does not happen very often though, and I outgrew this stage long time ago.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 05:17:59 PM »

I regularly compete in the photo edit.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 04:03:48 AM »

Formerly, I was The Champion Knitter of Fisherman's Knit Sweaters. I achieved that title when I knitted one for a large man and it only took me one week to start and finish it.

At about the same time, I was also The Champion Crocheter of Fancy Winter Scarves. I was churning out scarves at a rate of two ever three days.

Currently, I'm working on becoming The Champion Seamstress. I've been sewing since I was 8 years-old. When I was expecting my daughter, I made baby (obviously) clothes for her. The only trim that I afford at the time was to use the fancy stitches and contrasting colors of thread. I can sew pretty much anything as long as I can find or make a pattern for it: drapes, Barbie doll clothes, baby clothes, wedding dresses, soft sculpture dolls (read that as Cabbage Patch Kid type dolls - that's before the heads were plastic), quilts (I was offered $1,000 for the first quilt I made), seat covers (for a van) that really stayed put - none of this constant pulling them back into place all the time, etc., etc.

Also working on The World's Champion Baker. You should see that I can do with a cake! And when my grandkids were much younger, I made them gingerbread cookies by the hundred (literally!). The grandkids would tell me how to decorate each one! LOL!! I was painting the Royal Icing with plaids (with food color) on Gingerbread Ladies, and stripes for the Gingerbread men.

I also made Thumb Print cookies. More of them than I could guess the number of. My ex-SIL used to take them to work. What made mine novel was that where as you usually see them only with a red colored jelly, the ones I was making had all sorts of jellies on them. Strawberry, cherry, grape, orange marmalade, blackberry, peach, even Boysenberry! The ex-SIL would take them to work with him and said that everyone loved them.

And pies!!! I had a friend whose mother described my pie crust as so flakey that it would fall apart if you stared at it too hard. And cakes!! I make this incredible Mock Black Forrest Torte that's always a people pleaser...!
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2010, 09:00:31 AM »

I conpete in marathon computer terminal sitting (unfortunately!) wink!   Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010, 06:29:11 PM »

I conpete in marathon computer terminal sitting (unfortunately!) wink!   Cheesy
WS, I think I can compete with you on this one too...hmmm. I need practice now
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2010, 07:08:17 PM »

I conpete in marathon computer terminal sitting (unfortunately!) wink!   Cheesy
WS, I think I can compete with you on this one too...hmmm. I need practice now

Right there with you (right now )- It seems like were always the only ones on line here! (I know Pru is here right now too!)
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2010, 07:14:54 PM »

May be we can form a relay-race team, what do you think? Hew Pru, are you in?
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