Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Frank Sinatra Is Full Of Tricks, Plus An Award & Random Facts About Me

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Frank Sinatra is a man of many talents. Here he is performing a tablecloth trick for his pallies at a Miami hotel in 1964. Wow. It looks like it was some kind of party.

P.S. I was given the Honest Scrap Award by the fascinating blog FilmFather. Thanks so much. I really appreciate it. Anybody willing to post 10 random facts about themselves consider yourself winners of this award.

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I've been tagged several times lately to reveal 7 to 10 random facts about myself, including in this latest award. I thought it was time that I sit down and actually share some more about my life. These are actually all things from my childhood and adolescence. I'm posting this to both my blogs today. I hope you enjoy finding out more about me.

1. My first fight in school was in kindergarten. I don't even remember what started it. It was a draw. We both got some good hits in. My parents were told that I was probably going to be a troublemaker and to watch me.

2. My brother and I would dance around our living room listening to the disco records of our parents when we were kids. We both really loved ABBA.

3. I was obsessed with the Six Million Dollar Man and G.I. Joe as a kid.

4. My brother and I played all sorts of things when we were growing up. We would be everything from Batman and Robin to Starsky and Hutch.

5. I can't remember how old I was (maybe 10 or 11), but a friend and I filled a cardboard box up with everything from leaves to trash. We then poured lighter fluid on it and lit it up. It made a huge explosive sound and shot fire up into the air. This was at my grandmother's house. You can imagine she wasn't too happy.

6. I had three operations as a kid for kidney problems.

7. I started wearing eyeglasses in the third grade.

8. When I was in junior high, I let a high school girl that I had a crush on put makeup on me. I thought I looked pretty cool. My parents had a different outlook on it when I got off the bus. They were not amused at all.

9. When I took physical education in eighth grade, our teacher decided to try out some new program. We were allowed to have music playing during the gym class. I was in charge of the tunes.

10. While I'm not sure I believe in reincarnation, I have had what seemed like dreams of past lives from the time I can remember. One dream that I had on a regular basis starting in high school was that I was a Jew living under the rule of the Greeks in ancient times.


48 comments:

this wheel's on fire said...

cool facts! they're all pretty crazy too, which is awesome :D

Kelly Gannon said...

Hey Keith...you just had a great imagination and a creative streak in you!!!

Keith said...

Hey Wheel. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed reading those. I thought those were neat things to share.

Keith said...

Hey Kelly. Thanks. I had a lot of fun growing up. I thought it would be interesting to share these things up here.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I liked learning these facts about you. I often had a dream that I had lived a past life as a pirate. I was still a woman in that past life.

Keith said...

Thanks Phoebe. You weren't the basis for Geena Davis in Cutthroat Island, were you? lol

Ms. B said...

Loved learning more about you! I love ABBA too. :)

xoxo

Dustjacket Attic said...

That is so interesting about your dreams! Hey you and your brother sound like you had a lot of fun!!
xxx

Gingeyginge said...

It's nice to learn that little bit more about a person, whom in a way you are involved in their life(through blogging)

Cocktails said...

Hello Keith, I do love these little snippets about your other 'non-Dino life'. I am very jealous that your teacher allowed you to choose the tunes in PE classes - that would have been my dream! Fascinating stuff too about your 'past life' dreams - there is definitely a lot more going on in our sub-conscious than we even dare think about.

insideratbjornborg said...

great facts, especially the one with the make-up. and i loved dancing to ABBA too : )

janettaylor said...

Haha! Awesome facts! I love it. :-)

XoXo

Etrapar said...

haha, your first fight isn't about a girl! good for you :)
kisses

Keith said...

Hey Mrs. B, Thanks. These lists are good ways to learn about each other. ABBA is awesome.

Keith said...

Hey Dustjacket. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed reading these facts about my life. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Gingey. Thanks. These lists are great ways to learn about our blogging friends.

Keith said...

Hey Cocktails. Thanks. I had a reputation back then for being really into music. When it came time to pick somebody to handle the tunes, I was the obvious choice. What's neat about those particular past life dreams is that I've grown up to be very drawn to Judaism.

Keith said...

Hey Insider. Thanks. I sure have started my own glam band back then. Would have been run outta town around here though. lol

Keith said...

Hey Janet. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed these.

Keith said...

Hey Sonia. Thanks. I have no clue what we even fought about. It's been so many years.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Its always cool learning new stuff about other bloggers, great post :)

Maggi said...

Ah Frank is too fantastic for words...

Loved your random facts, I am SO in love with ABBA. lol Thanks for sharing!

Keith said...

Thanks Housewife. I do always enjoy these sort of posts on other blogs.

Keith said...

Hey Maggi. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed my post. Cheers!

Planet Mondo said...

Great facts - I was almost obsessed with the Six Million Dollar Man show (I can still remember all the incidental music), and Starsky and Hutch. I bought a pair of Adidas sl 72s when they were reissued a few years back. The exact same model worn by Starsky in the series..You may be able to track some down if you shop around.

PS that photo seems to be from the same evening as some earlier photo's. Must've been a wild night!

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks. That's cool that you liked those shows as well. That is really awesome about the shoes. I'll have to check on that. Yeah, I'm wondering if this Sinatra photo did some from the same set.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

OMG. I sure wouldn't wanted to have been any sort of inspiration for Cutthroat Island. That movie was awful.

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. I know exactly what you mean.

Erika said...

Very fun picture! Doesn't it make you want to go to a hotel room and party like a rock star? :)

Keith said...

Hey Erika. Oh yeah. Definitely so. These guys knew how to party.

Allison said...

I always like reading these kind of things about people! You sound like you were a really funny kid =)

Terence Sambo said...

wow, incredible stuff about u, glad u made it thru ur kidney operations, and r u for real bout ur dreams, haha Keith!!!!!!! creepyyyyyy :o] lol

Keith said...

Hey Allison. Thanks. Glad you got a kick out of these.

Keith said...

Hey Terence, Yeah. I really had those dreams. I think it's neat because today I'm interested in Judaism.

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post, K! Yay for dancing to ABBA!

xoxox,
CC

Savvy Gal said...

interesting facts about you.

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

Really interesting facts! A Joy to read. aha the whole grandmother fire explosion thing sounds hilarious

xx

Gabbi said...

I love Frank and I love love your facts... thank you for sharing Keith!

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. Thanks. Glad to see you like ABBA too.

Keith said...

Thanks Savvy.

Keith said...

Hey Macaron. Thanks. We all get a laugh out of the fire thing. My grandmother and I were even joking about it the other day.

Keith said...

Hey Gabbi. Thanks. I'm happy you enjoyed this post. Cheers!

Elizabeth Marie said...

"I was in charge of the tunes" is probably one of the best things I've read all day!!

BADASS Keith!

Keith said...

Thanks Liz. I did feel pretty damn cool being the class dj for gym. Cheers!

JFK Jean said...

Love #8 and 9. The former was too hilarious while the latter I find not surprising at all...

Keith said...

Thanks JFK. Glad you enjoyed these. Cheers!

stilettolover91 said...

Congrats on your award!! Very cool facts!!! Great post!

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Keith said...

Thanks. I appreciate that. Cheers!