• That I used to party hard core.
  • That I'm 49 years old. Usually that produces a surprised sound like "I thought you were mid-30's". I keep my youth by refusing to grow up and be responsible ;)
  • My age -.- They often think I am a lot younger. It's NOT a compliment no matter how much it may be to you. In another 20 years it can be a compliment but I'd like to be seen my age for once.
  • That I'm 15. I don't know if it's because I'm a bit more eloquent and sedate than most teenagers, or just because I'm rather tall for my age and dress in a decidedly non-teenage style, but people always seem to think I'm older than I actually am.
  • That I spent a few years showing disrespect and dishonor to my parents and myself during my teens. Yes, teenage rebellion is normal but I took it to the next level. I did things I was very ashamed of and have finally learned to forgive myself for. My parents are my world and fifteen years later no one I become close to says they can ever see me wild.. they call me boring. I tell them I was wild enough back then to last a lifetime and I am happy to be 30, alive and healthy after being so stupid back then.
  • That for never learning to drive I have a very good sence of directions.
  • Due to my total lack of common sense and because I am very slow on the uptake, many people are somewhat taken aback when I tell them that I am smart. The fact that I am 6'2 also surprises people when I tell them I am 14. I've gotten into a fight over what fare I should be paying with many a bus driver in the past few years
  • That I read lots and lots of poetry and write a bit of it as well. ("But David, you're a mathematician!" they say. "I only studied maths," I reply,"because I didn't have to write essays and got an extra half-hour in bed...")
  • This always surprises people: I had a rock climbing accident 5 years ago. I broke both of my ankles and three vertabrae in my back. I was in a wheelchair for three months and was told by the doctor that it was very possible that I may never walk again. It surprises people because I have a very normal stride and almost no limp today, My surgeons were the very best
  • I've never read an entire sports section of any newspaper in my lifetime,( even though I did a lot of sports on the radio) and I do not subscribe to either cable or satellite TV.
  • My age, they always think I'm 10 to 15 years younger than I am.
  • That I am very artistic.
  • That I had a WILD side and I was prom queen in college. I'm so Soccer Mom now, in my 30s.
  • People are often surprised to find out that I use to perform with rock and jazz bands, musical theatre, etc. I have to work hard to get people to take me seriously at my age and profession so am often seen as TOO serious and a work-aholic.. Mwahaha!
  • That I used to be a boy scout. They always say "You mean, Girl Scout?" but it usually come out as a correction rather than a question. No, I really was in the BSA, BOY Scouts of America. I am a girl and was born this way, and am currently a girl to this day. There are things called Explorer and Venture troops that girls can join, and I belonged to both a Venture troop (It's more like a traditional troop but girls can join) and an Explorer troop (They explore professions, like EMT, Search and Rescue, etc.). It was alot of fun and much better than selling cookies. I also used to work at a boy scout camp. That was AWESEOME, considering it was in the midst of my teenage years... *grin*
  • That I am a Canadian who hates hockey. That I dropped out of high school, yet I also have 5 university science degees ... a Ph.D., 2 Bachlors degrees, and two masters degrees.
  • That I didn't lose my virginity until I was in my 20's.
  • How about when people first learn that I think crowd surfing and mosh pits are fun. That always gets a good "You've got to be kidding me" kind of look. I guess I don't look like I would do that, or something...
  • People are often surprised to hear that I have paranoid schizophrenia. I try to tell people straight off the bat so that they don't freak out when I do some kind of stupid nonsense that I'm prone to doing. The thing is, people always respond in the same way: "Oh my god, are you okay?!" It's not that bad...really.
  • That I have a 18 month old son. I guess since I'm just 20 and dont live anywhere around my parents and have a good full-time job and take care of my responsibilities and stuff, it kind of comes as a shocker.
  • I was born on February 29th.
  • That I can solder.

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