25 Random Things About Me

I don't think I can avoid this one any longer. Just about everybody I know has done the 25 Random things meme on Facebook. I figure it's about time I jump on board with my own.

As Sarah said on her 25 random things post, this only makes up a small portion of who I am and the weirdness wrapped inside. I, too, may have to do another random things post in the future.

  1. I'm left handed and think it's cool when I see other people writing with their left hand.
  2. I have more than 1 tattoo I forget about and get surprised when I see them.
  3. I have zero interest in finding/speaking to my biological father.
  4. In June, I'll celebrate my 20th wedding anniversary.
  5. I changed my name when I turned 18.
  6. I hate it when somebody doesn't believe something I'm saying.
  7. I don't like wine or champagne AT ALL.
  8. I love the ocean but hate the beach (sand).
  9. I would love to someday be a published writer.
  10. I have zero interest in traveling to other countries.
  11. I dropped out of high school after the 9th grade (which I failed).
  12. Though I've never seen a doctor about it, I'm certain I have ADHD and OCD.
  13. I hate confrontations.
  14. I once broke both wrists at the same time by falling off a 6 foot wall.
  15. I love listening to live music, even if the band isn't that good.
  16. One year I watched the movie Stripes almost every day after school.
  17. I had written up the plans for a Tivo-like device about 10 years before Tivo came out. Kicking myself for not patenting that one. Oops.
  18. If I hear or see somebody vomit, I have a VERY difficult time not throwing up, too.
  19. I had a flight scheduled (that I ended up skipping) that would have had me in the air at the exact time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. My wife would have FREAKED OUT.
  20. I would rather have a bag of chips than any sort of sweets.
  21. When my daughter was born she didn't breath for the first 30 seconds. I have never been so scared in my life.
  22. When I was on my way to get my first tattoo I was in a multi-car accident that totaled my car. I had called in sick to work that day.
  23. I have had skin cancer removed from my cheek and my back.
  24. I remember the fax number for a place I worked at over 10 years ago. I used the fax machine maybe 3 times ever.
  25. I know the lyrics to THOUSANDS of songs. But, if you ask me what the song is about, I usually have no idea.

… and now you know.

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  1. Jeana on February 12, 2009 at 4:10 am

    Thanks for sharing!
    You have inspired me to do a post about this! 🙂

  2. KriMonster on February 12, 2009 at 9:12 am

    You are a very interesting fella! Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed learning new stuff about you!

  3. 408down on February 12, 2009 at 9:33 am

    What's great about your list is that a majority of these items involve a story I have yet to hear about!

    And, #2 cracks me up, primarily because you are likely the most inked-up friend I have. I just pictured you looking in the mirror and saying "Oh hey! Look at that! I have a hobo tattooed on the back of my arm!" 😉