Today I finish up the Better Know a Blogger series with a slew of random facts. I hope everyone has enjoyed reading the series. I had a ton of fun writing it.
Random Fact: I’m that guy who can’t take enough pictures of himself. I have dozens, if not hundreds of head-shots of myself saved away on my PC. I’m also that guy who will take your camera when you’re not looking and snap a bunch of pictures of himself making ridiculous faces. My favorite ones are the few that Melissa lets me snap with her in the picture.
Random Fact: I’m a World War 2 buff. I hate reading unless it’s a WW2 non-fiction book. I have a library of about 200 WW2 books.
Random Fact: I’m a huge fan of MMA. Yes, that sport where full grown men beat each other and grapple on the ground in positions fit for lovers.
Random Fact: I love golfing. When I become lavishly wealthy beyond my dreams I plan on spending all day on the golf course.
Random Fact: I’ve broken a number of my toes, some of them more than once. I’ve never broken anything else.
Random Fact: I should be dead. I totaled my Toyota Corolla in the fall of 2002 in a terrifically nasty accident. I walked away without a scratch.
Random Fact: When I was 9 I ate a pine needle on a dare. My recommendation – Don’t eat pine needles on a dare.
Random Fact: In 2003 I took “classes” to become Catholic. I now facilitate and teach the same classes to others.
Random Fact: We went to Vegas in August 2010. While there I developed a gambling problem. I study gambling odds, specifically video poker strategy. I have dreams of Vegas a couple times a week. If there was a CD of casino noises, I’d buy it and listen to it at work. We’re going back to Vegas in February 2011.
Random Fact: I’ve never been in a fist fight. I don’t intend to ever be in one.
Random Fact: Coming out of high school I was a national scholar. If you know a high school junior or senior that has had a REALLY rough up-bringing, I highly recommend checking out the Horatio Alger Scholarship. Part of being a scholar included a trip to Washington DC where I met all kinds of people like Ted Turner, Ed McMahon, and James Earl Jones.
Random Fact: I am excellent at jigsaw puzzles. I am a grand-master at Tetris. I am TERRIBLE at loading the dishwasher.
Random Fact: Although I’m an engineer by trade, my math skills are God-awful.
Random Fact: I bear a striking resemblance to Montgomery Burns.
Random Fact: I use all-natural deodorant to avoid the side-effects of aluminum that is found in anti-persperant. 99.9% of the time the natural stuff is OK. .1% of the time I’m a little stinky.
Random Fact: The right side of my body consistently has more hair growing on it than the left.
Random Fact: Besides the dishes, which wifey takes care of, I do 90% of the remaining house cleaning.
Random Fact: As far as being “handy” around the house, I’m completely useless. I can AND WILL screw up anything home-repair related.
Random Fact: I’m a massive fan of 80s hair metal. I’ve seen Poison in concert 5 times. I’ve seen many others too: Warrant, Great White, Dokken, Vince Neil, Quiet Riot, Ratt, Cinderella (x2), Faster Pussycat, LA Guns, Slaughter, Winger, and Skid Row.
And, to finish the better know a blogger series in style and with a little class…
I mentioned before that I poop a lot. There is a back-story to this, which I’ll tell right after I hit the bathroom…be right back…
Random Fact: I have irritable bowel. I’ve had it for about 13 years. It came on out of the blue and since then a half-dozen specialists can’t figure out the cause. I’ve had EVERY single test under the sun three times each. When doctors can’t tell you why your stomach is a piece of garbage, they chalk it up to irritable bowel. I’ve learned to live with it. Periodically, during a “flare up”, I have to stay away from certain food. I’m frequently uncomfortable – cramps, gas, general malaise. I have to plan travel carefully. I’m frequently armed with Gas-X and Imodium A-D. I blame gas on the dog…a lot. And of course, I crap. 5-6 times a day isn’t out of the ordinary. And although I keep quiet about my butt in the blog, I speak about it freely in my personal life. Discussions frequently become humorously centered around my ridiculous digestive track. On a final related note, my friends and I have discussed, and should I ever become a rapper my name would be Deuce-Master-Flex.