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Gypsylady  (Level: 149.5 - Posts: 6108)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 12:21 PM


Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.
... and, the 'Beatles' were turned down by every major record label in 1962.


Redsox9  (Level: 161.9 - Posts: 1404)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 12:36 PM

Amd Michael Jordan was cut by his high school basketball coach.

F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 2:45 PM

I was always afraid to get on a horse, much less ride one. When I was about 10 years old I had gotten thrown off a pony at the county fair.
Thanks to Allena, I am looking forward to learning how to ride a horse when I get well enough.
That will be something very new for me to try, and I'm no longer afraid to do it.
Thank you, Allena

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 3:53 PM

I'm pushing 73 and I still can't swim.

Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 5:17 PM

Dondon, that's sad...go to your local Y and they'll have you swimming in a few weeks, guaranteed! Now if I could only learn to hold my breath and put my head underwater!

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 5:57 PM

Glenn Miller lived in North Platte, Nebraska, and the area, for a few years. He attended a school near me and his report card for perhaps 2nd grade stated he showed little musical ability!

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 6:51 PM

Annie, I really wasn't complaining. I never had much desire to propel myself through the water. I remember my boot camp experience when I had target pulling duty on the day of my company's swim test. Somehow I slipped through the cracks and got a passinhg grade. My local Y would be happy to teach me but I prefer to spend my $$ on other pleasures. At this late stage of the game my odds of drowning are pretty slim.

Lowiq  (Level: 219.0 - Posts: 1956)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 6:56 PM

When Mozart was my age...he had been dead for 23 years!

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4583)
Fri, 12th Feb '10 12:41 PM

Irving Berlin wrote more than 900 songs, 19 musicals, and the scores of 18 movies.

But he could not read or write music.

He could only play piano in one key, so to accompany singers who didn't sing in his one key, he had a piano that with the turn of a wheel moved the keyboard up or down so hammers hit higher or lower strings in whatever key was needed.

We're so lucky today to have electronic keyboards that transpose at the touch of a button.

Buchanan  (Level: 81.3 - Posts: 335)
Tue, 16th Feb '10 11:37 AM

Donden, I'm pushing less than 64 and I still don't know how to swim

Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Tue, 16th Feb '10 11:47 AM

"Can't act. Balding. Also dances."

If it's good enough for Fred Astaire...


F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Fri, 19th Feb '10 8:07 PM

I'm an excellent swimmer, used to compete and all, but there is no way I will ever go out on a boat again! I get sea sick just thinking about a boat ride, so don't feel too bad about not knowing how to swim. Enjoy the boat rides with a life jacket on and I'll just swim along side the boat with ya all. Haaaaaaaaaaa

Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6644)
Fri, 19th Feb '10 8:21 PM

Ludwig van Beethoven Wolfgang composed music even though he was death.

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Sat, 20th Feb '10 11:53 AM

Now that I want to know, I can't find the info - but I think the book MASH was turned down more than 20 times before a publisher would accept it. And of course, we know what a failure that was.

Calamari  (Level: 12.4 - Posts: 249)
Sat, 20th Feb '10 7:03 PM

So ... you're saying that there is hope for those of us still plugging and chugging and waiting to be discovered?

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