Tuesday, December 27, 2005

One Million things about me...

(Note: last updated on 10/11/2006)

I've decided that I will make this a 'working document'. I will add the fun, interesting and random things that come up for me... as my mind decides to recall them.

I've created a link in the sidebar so that this list can be viewed and reviewed at your leisure.

This list was originally prompted by a "Five Random Things About You" game that was passed along to my blog.

(The original list)

1. I'm a geek/nerd disguised as a jock. How do I know? I did the 'jock' things in high school. Hung out with the 'jock' crowd and for all intensive purposes, was considered a 'jock'. Yet, I was also in the h.s. band... yes, I was a band geek, too. To keep a long story, short. I'd like to qualify this by pointing out that my very best friend (aside from my little brother) is Jeremy. He was the ultimate geek in h.s. And for the most part, I'd consider most of my other friends nerds as well. My life is cool.

2. When in college, I sang in the University choir (staying with the geek theme). My last year with the choir we toured Spain and sang in most of the Historical cathederals. The accoustics were amazing and coupled with the songs that we were perfoming, where at times overwhelming. It was one of the most memorable times in my life. (ps... we partied like 'Rock Stars'!!! Are you kidding me?... they served wine at just about every meal.... sahweet!)

3. Despite my macho outer shell, I'm very much a metrosexual. As well as, tender. Books, movies and commercials, to name a few, can get the water works a runnin'.

4. If you haven't been able to tell, humor and comedy run my thoughts. Even in a heated discussion my mind can wander to the 'double entendre'. I have to hold back the comments and contain the laughter inside me. It's the hardest thing I do, sometimes. However, I do still have the capability of being serious. Please see number three.

5. Ummmmm.... uhhhhhhh... sheesh, number five is a hard one. I can't think of anything. My brain just stopped working, so I'm going to ramble until something comes up. This is a practice of 'random' thoughts after all. Random things about me... la, la, la. Deei, dee, dee. La, dee, da... crap! Stay tuned...

5. (revisited) I guess my life isn't so random after all. I have four random things about me... the rest is orderly and systematic....

5. (continued) The problem is, while I'm being random, I'd still like to be interesting...

5. (final draft) Okay. Here's what I've come up with for number five: I have read more books (mostly non-fiction. Oddly enough, none have ever been humorous.) in the past three years than I did in my entire life previous. I've actually taken a liking to books that make me think... reflect... meditate... grow. Some day I'd like to list the one's I've read since the year 2002.

(the 'five more' list that has become more than 'five'.)

1. I've discovered that I am the worlds worst gift wrapper.

2. The worst smell in the world to me is dog poo. I absolutely gag... blek!

3. My 'Wild Card' is Charlize Theron (if you don't know what a 'wild card is, let me know). She has been since I discovered what a 'wild card' was. The first movie I remember seeing her in was 'The Devil's Advocate' with Keanu Reeves.

4. In the summer of 1990, I was swimming in an outdoor pool so much that my skin color got dark enough where people started thinking I was of other ethnic backgrounds than my own.

5. I've never had a broken bone (that I know of)... but I have had surgery on the middle finger of my right hand for a broken tendon (snapped it while playing basketball).

6. (I know... I only said five, but I'm going to keep going, as long as stuff keeps coming up for me.)

6. I have had a cracked rib (unconfirmed) from a snowboarding accident. I never went to the doctor.

7. I've never gone skinny dipping with a group of people.

8. I was a Delta Sigma Phi frat boy in college.

9. I use to operate heavy machinery as my occupation... now I'm on a computer.

10. I learned to drive in a dump truck, when I was 15.

11. What I considered to be my 'first love' in High School, was in my junior year. My second true love was the girl I dated after that. I'm currently in the best love of my life!

12. One of my biggest pet peeves is lint and pet hair on my clothes, but mostly pet hair on my clothes... and around the house... sheesh!

13. I'm getting OCD in my old age.

14. When I was 17 and just finished my junior year in H.S., my mother allowed me to fly to Missippi to spend a week with an old girl-friend... I'm still blown away by that.

15. My tattoo marks an important time in my life (2002). I chose the Kokopelli man for several reasons...

16. The "...so you can rest, medicine" part of Nyquil hangs out in my system a lot longer than it should.

17. I've sung duets in two different weddings. One song was "Leather and Lace" by Stevie Nicks, the other song was "Always" by Atlantic Starr.

18. I'm an over-eater (but I'm still winning this battle!). I love food! One food that I'm guaranteed to gorge on is spaghetti with red sauce. There are lots of good foods that I've gorged on in the past, but spaghetti takes the cake.

19. Diet Coke over diet Pepsi. I know, I should chose water over both of these, but there are some foods that just have to be eaten with soda pop. However, I do only have soda when I'm eating. Otherwise, I drink water.

20. Speaking of water... sometimes I like my water over a glass of Scotch. On the rocks, please... and no twist!

21. Speaking of Scotch... I've been known to have my Scotch with a fine cigar.

22. I've been on one cruise in my life. Seven days in the Eastern Caribbean. Yes, I came back with some cuban cigars.

23. My son Logan was conceived on that cruise. ;-)

(Boy, was that boat a Rockin'!!! No, it had nothing to do with me. We went through a storm. Now get your head out of the gutter!)

24. Back on the subject of beverages and meals... not all meals are to be consumed with either soda or water. Other entrées may need to be shared with a suitable wine... yet other's with a glass of milk. Such as an entrée consisting of cookies!

25. When it comes to driving, it's always about the destination and never about the journey.

26. I remember, when in my youth, wanting to grow taller and wider, as many young men do. The growing taller has long since stopped, yet the growing wider hasn't. :-/

27. I've discovered that I'm a terrible blogger, from home. I do really well when I can do it on company time. :-/

28. In my opinion, I'm more consistanty funny on paper (blogging, emails, etc.) than I am in person.

29. For some reason, I've had this desire to shave my head. I've had the desire for years... I've just never done it.

30. I once shaved my entire body (sans my head). That was an itchy experience I never want to go through again!
Read about it here and here2, and here3.


(to be continued...)


Blogger Bike Chick said...

Gift bags are wonderful! And environmentally correct because they can be used again and again!

You aint' seen dark until you've seen me in the summer. My family used to tell me to smile so they could see me. ;P

Wait, skinny dipping with a group of people...does that mean you have been skinny dipping by yourself?

Being single, I don't need a Wild Card. But if I had to choose, it would be Matthew McConaughey! Yep. ;)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005  
Blogger Wil said...

# 7 - oh you knew I had to ask.... so by yourself then, eh?

Tuesday, December 27, 2005  
Blogger E-Dub said...

I knew #7 would bring up the question...

Answer: I can't say that I haven't been out in nature with only my 'birthday suit'... but it has never been with more than one person.

Matthew McConaughey: Yeah. I have to admit. He's quite hot. He's my wife's wild card. Her world stops when he's on the tv.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005  
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Wednesday, December 28, 2005  
Blogger Bike Chick said...

Eric, Eric, Eric. Tsk, tsk, tsk. I am shocked at you. :) Nah, I've been to an "au natural" beach. Twice. It's not weird at all. Trust me.

I totally agree about the Diet Coke. Ok, this is crazy but I once left a restaurant because they were out of Diet Coke and there was no way I could eat my fries without it. Nuts, right?

Wednesday, December 28, 2005  
Blogger boiledpnut said...

Aha! You are hooked on the list. Keep it up.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005  
Blogger Cliff said...

I am the exact opposite, I am a jock disguised as a geek.

I hang out with the geeks in highschool, in uni. I don't look atheletic. Yet somehow, I have a love for sports...

Wednesday, December 28, 2005  

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