Thursday, May 20, 2004

100 Things About Me (Part 1)

Yeah, yeah, so I'm a copycat. So what?! Dan did it over at his place today and I decided it was about time that I did the same.

So...without further ado...Here are:

100 Things About Me
1. I've lived my entire life in the state of Kansas.
2. When I was a kid, I always assumed I'd live in Baltimore or somewhere "back east."
3. It's because I loved the Baltimore Orioles.
4. I'm still an Orioles fan, but am also a big KC Royals fan.
5. My mom's from Baltimore...hence my attraction to that city.
6. I have three kids right now and a fourth on the way.
7. Two of my kids are twins...they are a boy (J) and a girl (L).
8. People still ask me if they're identical AFTER I've told them that.
9. I lived in the same house for my entire childhood until I left for college.
10. My wife lived in at least 5 or 6 different houses during her childhood.
11. She still gets the urge to move every few years.
12. I like to go bowling.
13. I'm pretty good at it, but not as good as my friend, Don.
14. My high score ever was a 289.
15. My low score ever was a 1 in about second grade. (This is before they had bumpers.)
16. I'm a huge music fan.
17. My favorite band of all time is JACKOPIERCE.
18. My favorite record label is AWARE.
19. I love golf.
20. I'm not that great at it.
21. My favorite author is Brad Meltzer.
22. I've always enjoyed reading.
23. My mom is a school librarian.
24. I worked at the public library in high school.
25. While there, I dressed up in a very hot (read: sweaty) kangaroo costume to be the library mascot.
26. I've worked at three restaurants: Village Inn, Red Lobster and Bennigan's.
27. My favorite pizza place is Papa Keno's.
28. My favorite slice is a pesto slice with chicken and black olive.
29. My favorite slice used to be sausage, shrimp and black olive, but they stopped offering shrimp as a topping.
30. I was in the county spelling bee four times as a kid.
31. My best finish was 2nd place.
32. That year, I missed pinata.
33. I was pissed because I didn't think foreign words with accent marks should be allowed.
34. Before I missed pinata, I was given the word I'd gone out on the year before.
35. The word was sorghum.
36. I hope this is the lowpoint of my 100 Things About Me list.
37. I've been to 37 of the 50 states (38 including DC).
38. I've only been out of the U.S. once.
39. It was about two months ago.
40. I own about 120 CDs.
41. I've been blogging for about 6 months.
42. I'm currently trying to lose about 40-50 pounds.
43. I've lost about 10 so far.
44. I've decided this post will only include the first 50 things about me.
45. My favorite baseball player ever is Brooks Robinson, former 3rd baseman for the Orioles in the late 50s, 60s and 70s.
46. I got his autograph on Brooks Robinson Hall of Fame night at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.
47. I love to gamble.
48. To the point where I don't completely trust myself in a casino.
49. I like watching the World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel.
50. And Celebrity Poker Showdown on Bravo.

To be continued...