Day 18: 30 Facts

Today’s challenge is to post 30 facts about myself. And you thought the bullet point my day thing was boring…

  1. I was born in Louisville, KY. I didn’t live there long.  We moved soon after I was born. The city has been in mourning ever since.
  2. I grew up in Beaver Dam, KY. It is a small town in Western Kentucky. I really enjoyed growing up in a small town and a part of me wouldn’t mind living in a small town again. But, a small town where there is actually something to do…
  3. I was voted shyest guy for the senior superlatives in the yearbook. I’m not sure that was exactly accurate. I don’t know that I was shy necessarily. Just didn’t see the point of talking when no one cared.
  4. I drank so much in my first 2 semesters in college that I went from a 4.0 in high school to just over 2.0 in college. Looking back, I didn’t even really enjoy the partying. I was a very stupid kid.
  5. I went to college thinking I would be a teacher. I was one semester away from being an elementary school teacher when I realized that I didn’t really like it and I was really bad at it. I changed my major to communications.
  6. I was working at the university library at the time and my adviser suggested I consider a library science degree. I got my BS in Communications and then went straight to grad school for my MLS. I think it is defective. I should probably ask for a refund.
  7. I love reading about the TV and movie industry. Not the gossip part, but the business  side. I sometimes feel like I should have stayed in communications with a focus on that area. I could be writing for EW at this point.
  8. I met my wife in at the Baptist Student Union at UK. She was actually dating someone else when we met. It took her a year to go crazy and decide to go out with me. She is still insane.
  9. I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 21 and still failed the test twice. Now, though, I am a very good driver and the only tickets I’ve ever received were from speed cameras.
  10. I have a double uvula. The only use I have found for a double uvula is to have another thing to add to these fact lists.
  11. I read about 100 books a year. I really hate when people respond to that with “I don’t have time to read”
  12. I have a brother and two sisters with whom I grew up. I have a half brother and two half sisters I never see. I last aw my brother Oscar in 1987.
  13. I wish I had a job I could do from home. Working outside the home is overrated.
  14. My nickname in middle school was radar. Some people today call me tater. Other people likely call me much less friendly names.
  15. The last several years I have participated in the dad’s dance at my daughter’s recital. I am probably the least likely person to voluntarily dance on stage in front of hundreds of people. I do like wearing costumes, though.
  16. I am a music lover and I love people who are musical. If you can sing, I automatically like you more. Unless you are an asshole. If you are an asshole you can sing like and angel and I still won’t like you.
  17. On a similar note, I wish I had some sort of musical talent. I would love to have a decent singing voice or be able to play an instrument.  I was in band in middle school. You can ask the people who lived in my neighborhood when I was a kid and playing baritone how that went.
  18. I enjoy writing, so I have this pathetic little blog. I would love to write a book some day, but I know the only way I will ever have a book in me is to eat one.
  19. I spent 20 years in jail. I worked there, but some days it felt like a life sentence.
  20. I hate driving and if I ever won the lottery the one thing I would likely splurge on is a car service. One reason I love cities like NYC is that I never have to drive a car while I am there. I do enjoy listening to books and music while I drive. I believe me singing along to the music on my phone would be frowned upon on the subway.
  21. I have never been in a real fight. I punched one kid one time and his nose bled so bad I thought I killed him. My fists are lethal weapons.
  22. I suffer from road rage…and occasionally coffee line rage…and sometimes conference hall rage. I have problems
  23. I have had an odd assortment of jobs in my life. I worked summers in high school and college at the board of education unloading text books, stamping them and then delivering them to schools. In college I worked a semester at a campus grill, I was a houseboy at a sorority, I was resident janitor at the Baptist Student Center, I worked at the campus library, I worked at the correspondence course office and also the mail room. After college I delivered newspapers, worked at a public library, a market research firm and then prison.
  24. I have two kids who are 19 and 15. Being a dad is the best job I’ve ever had. My kids love my dad jokes(this is fact, don’t listen to them)
  25. I think I’m funnier than I actually am. I know this and I still post dumb stuff on Facebook. I can’t help myself.
  26. I’m a fairly decent bowler and would likely be a very good bowler if I did it more often. It’s in the genes.
  27. I love to travel, but airports stress me out. I’m fine on the plane, in cars, on trains, on buses, but I hate the airport. I don’t know why. I would rather be on a plane for 16 hours than in an airport for one.
  28. As you can see from the last few, I am struggling to come up with facts. I’m not that interesting.
  29. Really, there’s nothing else to say. You can probably stop reading now. I’m surprised you made it this far.
  30. No, really, go do something productive. There’s nothing else to see here.
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