25 random things about me

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Last week my wife (K's Mumbo Jumbo) posted 25 random things about her. I thought it was a neat idea and it would be appropriate if I did the same at about the same time. So here's a laundry list of 25 thinks you probably didn't know (and probably didn't want to know) about me.
And, if you happen to visit my wife's site, make sure and offer her a carrot. She makes a funny face.

  1. I talk to my cats. A lot.
  2. I hand chop everything, always. It's therapeutic for me.
  3. My best friend got in trouble with Homeland Security for allegedly importing 300 lbs of German cigarettes. (It was a mix up and he was eventually cleared).
  4. The same friend ate peanut butter that had expired a year prior. Yeah, he got sick.
  5. My first computer was a TRS-80.
  6. I like apples, but not apple pie, sauce, juice or anything with cooked or processed apples.
  7. I've had nothing but black cats. All but one adopted us. The only exception to the 'black cat rule' was a siamese stray that would wander into the kitchen. I would say "hi, meow" and it stuck. Her name became Hei Mao, which I later learned was Chinese for Black Cat.
  8. My oldest son is a year younger than my youngest brother.
  9. In my three years in Eugene, Oregon, I've experienced more precipitation than the previous 15 years in Eastern Washington.
  10. I convinced my wife to name our son after her brother and father, until she found out I intended to call him Billy-Bob
  11. Gravy is a vegetable!
  12. I'm pretty loose with the five second rule. Shhhhh! My wife doesn't know.
  13. I hate snow!
  14. I punished my eldest by making him drink grapefruit seed extract, aka 'Butt Juice,' instead of soaping his mouth.
  15. I sometimes quote Monty Python, just to see if anyone will chime in.
  16. I wore a green, cordorroy leisure suit several times a week in Kindergarden.
  17. In Kindergarden, I did the entire year's homework in the week I was home with the Chicken Pox.
  18. My favorite places in the world are along the banks of the Columbia River.
  19. We named my daughter after my brother.
  20. I started puberty late. In 11th grade, I grew from 90 lbs to 190 lbs.
  21. I stood in line for a picture with Magic Johnson, just so I could have him autograph a ball for a friend's birthday.
  22. I've been fired from McDonalds . . . Twice!
  23. When someone else does the dishes, I rearrange the dishwasher before I run it.
  24. Once, while hung over, I recited the first twenty minutes of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" in the shower.
  25. I was hung over a lot back then.
Bonus Fact:
  1. Living within earshot of a 15 year old boy might be the most disgusting thing I've ever experienced. I'm certain I was never 15.



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  1. Boy can I ever relate to you!!
    I've been known to re-arrange my mums dishwasher before switching it on AND I often quote Monty Python. Jeez we'd have fun - we could have a Monty Python-off!
    It's awwwn!
    That's freaky about Hei Mao meaning black cat in Chinese! Who knew!
    I have been adopted by two black cats in my time, sadly they were both taken from me prematurely. One got hit by a car and the other one, my beloved Salem cat, died of kidney failure just before Christmas. he was only 4.
    I have a Siamese cat as well, are they ever emotional little beings or what!
    Anyway.....this was 25 things about you not 25 things about me...oh yeah...and I know EXACTLY what you mean about living within ear shot of a 15 year old boy. I've got one of those too!
    This was fun!

  2. Matt Says:
  3. And now for something completely different . . .

    I think that there are quite a few closet dishwasher-rearranger-freaks out there. There is a right way to load the dishwasher. There just is!

  4. Oh my gosh, we must be twins seperated at birth! I am just laughing so VERY VERY hard!! WOW. I can relate ALL TOO WELL with so MANY of these...


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