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Now is the time to say something funny or embarrassing about yourself. What do you do for fun? What do most people not know about you? You can even link your facebook description if you so dare.
Funny story: When I was a kid, I used to live in Malaysia (very hot weather all year round) and swim competitively at local school meets. One time, I was so nervous before the race that I completely forgot to tie my swim trunks all the way. So, when I got onto the block and dived in, my swim trunks slipped off and went to the bottom of the pool! Good thing I still had my goggles on, dove down to the bottom and quickly got that thing back on. Obviously, I lost the race, but at least I made the spectators laugh hysterically! :)
I also got to swim against michael phelps when I was on a swim team about 6 years ago:
Funny Story: Less than a month into my freshmen year here at the U. I was riding my bike with no hands, like usual, down the alley behind my dorm. I was distracted by some girls in bikinis heading to the pool when suddenly I hit a speed bump and flipped my bike and I hit the pavement. I quickly got up and turned my bike upright hoping that they didn't noticed… when I hear "Are you alright?"…Damn they noticed. I said "yeah" and quickly got back on my bike and sped away hands firmly on my handlebars.
I didn't ride with no hands for a while after that, and never let myself get distracted from my path by the U of A Scenery!
Funny Story: I am awesome. That is pretty much it.
Scrubs is one of the greatest shows ever! After LOST of course!
Nice shades. It does make you look awesome. No doubt about it.
Embarrassing Story: This week after my dance class I was walking to class when my flip flops came apart. I couldn't walk with them anymore so I had to take them off and walk barefoot all the way to my car. when I got to my car I drove to Target to buy some new shoes. So I was walking around Target barefoot when a group of little kids walked by me and because little kids notice everything they started to point at me and yell that I'm not wearing shoes. So I quickly found the flips flops and got out of the store.
Embarrassing story: I was playing basketball one summer with my friends back in Plano, Texas, when the ball went over a fence with sharp tops. I went to go get the ball, and when I tried climbing the fence, my shorts got caught on the sharp top part of the fence and ripped them. I was left hanging on the fence by my shorts right behind a very busy street so everyone driving by could see. I eventually got down somehow without any help of my friends because all they were doing was laughing at me.
Those who do know me, know that I am pretty much obsessed with Italy. I lived there for two years as a missionary and cannot wait to return with my wife. Every opportunity I have to speak Italian, I take it!
When I was in Padova, a city near Venice, an Italian, with whom I was speaking, thought that I was also Italian. Yes, I did tell him that I was in fact American.
Reese, do you know Kelly Fadel? He was doctoral student here and also lived in Italy as a missionary. What is ironic is that I had an Italian postdoc here working on the same project as Kelly. They spoke Italian quite a bit. Now my postdoc is getting married in Bologna in October and somehow I'm supposed to go there for the wedding. I will certainly try. Does your wife also speak Italian? What is surprising is that anyone would mistake you as an Italian. Your accent must be incredible because you certainly don't look the part. :)
I come from Hyderabad, India. I like traveling and I am really interested in getting to know new people. I’ve been fortunate to find lot of good friends here in Tucson. We usually go clubbing on the weekends. I want to visit as many countries as possible when I can.
The education system here is exceptional and very different from India. The first time when Prof.Weisband had given us a pop quiz , I did not give her my paper. Because in India we have these type of quizzes too but , usually we are given about 20mins to answer all questions .She started collecting the papers instantly and I hadn't finished mine. So I was really embarrassed because my paper was blank (LOL) and decided not to give her the paper. But I got the point and I did give her my answer sheet with my name on it for the second pop quiz. :)
I’m the founder and president of the Tohono O’odham Student Association here at the University of Arizona. Our purpose is to provide resources (both on and off campus) and support to Tohono O’odham students to increase the retention rate. In addition, we do outreach to communities, high schools and community colleges on and off the Tohono O’odham Nation to encourage higher education to both young and older Tohono O’odham. This is our first academic year in existence; we have about 15 active members and a total of 55 members from the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.
Several months ago, my sister, her granddaughter, Kareese (3 years old) and I stopped at the Diary Queen in Casa Grade to enjoy an ice cream treat on a warm day. The Dairy Queen was full, customers were waiting in line and all the tables inside were occupied. When we got our order, we went outside to one of the picnic tables on their patio, we sat on the same side of the table, after awhile, Kareese began to run around the area while my sister and I continued to talk. I had just finished my ice cream when I heard the kids at the neighboring tables say to Kareese, “don’t be doing that.” I leaned back from the table to get a better view of what she was doing. Then I heard real loud screams, when I realized it was my sister and she was screaming because the table started to tilt. I lean forward on the table to try bringing the table back onto the ground but it was too late. When the table was back to its right position, my sister was sitting on the ground with her banana split by her side, but she managed to hold on to Kareese’s ice cream cone. Kareese, the people at the neighboring tables, and all those inside Diary Queen that had a view were just looking at us. I picked up my sister, got Kareese and we left. When we got into the car my sister and I could hardly stop laughing.
Funny Story: Earlier this year I was parking in the Zone 1 parking lot across from Eller. As I was crossing the street walking towards Eller there were a couple of cars each going in different directions and they stopped so I could cross. I started to walk and after I passed the second car and almost on the sidewalk outside of Eller by the steps and all the sudden I heard a biker say, "Oh crap" and he was going full speed and ran into me. The funny part about the story is that I didn't even budge or fall down, he went flying off the bike and I was totally fine. Everyone around starting laughing and it was really awkward because the biker just got up quickly and rode away.
Here's where you can post funny and embarrassing stories about yourself. Avoid saying what people already know about you (e.g., "I'm a senior graduating in May"). Be creative.