- I have a motorcycle license. No motorcycle, just the license. It's a hold over from when we did have a motorcycle. It was a 1976 Harley Davidson FLH Dresser - Police Parade Special.
- In that same vein, I can drive a 4x4 up the side of a mountain and heel and toe with the best of them. What is heel and toe you ask? Well, aside from being a dance move in square dancing, it's when your left foot is on the clutch and your right toe is on the brake and your right heel is on the accelerator.
- I used to smoke cigarettes. Ten years ago I quit. Now I'm a smoker's worst nightmare. It's true, what they say -- "An ex-smoker is worse than a non-smoker".
- I have a highly developed olfactory sense. I should have worked in a perfume company. For years, I dulled that sense (see #3). But now it's back. I can smell things that elude a normal person's smell. Skunks are my nemesis, but that's a story that I might tell another day.
- I also have hearing like a dog's. I can't hear the bass notes very well so I'm always turning it up. And those high notes! Ack! they hurt my ears. I've been tested and I have a normal range but it is shifted to the high end. When silent burglar alarms came out in the 1960's I couldn't get near them because the frequency hurt! I can 'hear' things that normal hearing misses. It drives me nuts.
- And another physical trait of mine is static electricity. Lots. I'm like a generator for static electricity. Whenever I get close to electronics or even something like a vacuum cleaner I need to discharge. I usually touch something metal like a file cabinet that is not plugged into an outlet when I sit down at the computer so I don't zap the electronics. I make sure to wear shoes with soles when I vacuum other wise I get shocked in the soles of my feet. I have killed more inanimate 'stuff' because of this. If I were a super-hero I'd be Electric Girl!
- I can draw a straight line. I started this post with a line drawing of my house. I did this in the early 1980's for a college drawing class. I took my chair out to the front yard and sketched the house. As I drew it up inside at the kitchen table, I would dash outside, squat down and look at the perspective again. The house has changed quite a bit since this drawing. It was lucky that I scanned this in when my scanner was still working. Had to do it in halves and then stitch it together, that's why the two sides are a bit different in value.
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