Q. What is a secret talent/hobby you have?
I am really good at remembering random facts, old movies and song lyrics. Half the time I forget my kids' shoes (until they get in the car... hopefully) or their show-and-tell toys, or what my husband just told me this morning, but ask me an American history question or to recite my favorite scene from "Cable Guy" and I'm all over that.
Q. When and how did you first develop this talent/hobby?
I remember being a kid and taping "Walk Like An Egyptian" off the radio (hours spent waiting by the cassette player/radio until that song came on - you couldn't slack off for a second or you'd miss the intro!) so I could learn the words and sing them to my friends. Technology has come a long way, friends.
Q. What is it that makes you appreciate being able to do this?
My husband completely lacks this ability so it makes me feel sort of good to be able to always one-up him at something. :) I'm also very competitive, so being able to win at trivia games makes me happy.
Q. What is your favorite memory or story associated with this talent/hobby?
My 5 year old daughter also possesses this ability. We'll act out scenes from her favorite movies word for word (Frozen, Zootopia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, just to name a few) when we play games together. She obviously got this from me and not my husband (see previous response). To give him credit, he'll try to join in the games and play the male roles, but she gets mad at him for not knowing the right lines!
Q. Are there any practical applications of this talent/hobby?
It's a really fun party trick. I can also think of really awesome movie quotes at the perfect time.
Q. What would your title be if this became your main profession?
Chief Resource Officer of Random Crap
Talent in action: