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100 Facts

There’s a little Twitter meme going around where people eventually list 100 facts about themselves in 100 tweets.  Amazingly it’s called #100FactsAboutMe.  Completely at random I just put the first fact out there.  So I guess I just committed myself to either coming up with 100 facts, or starting it and then letting it fizzle out.

So here I am.  Being the complete nerd I am, I’m going to keep it organized here as a running list of the ones I’ve completed so far.  Enjoy.

  1. When it comes to 100% unimportant things like this list, I rarely ever finish what I start.
  2. One of the best feelings in the world is showing up and having my nephews completely explode with excitement that I’m there.
  3. I make my bed every morning, but I absolutely hate it when I put the sheets back on after washing them.
  4. I’ve labeled myself 1,000 different things in my life, but I can’t think of a single label I’m really comfortable using.
  5. Sometimes I “accidentally” put so much flavored creamer in my coffee it starts looking like chocolate milk.
  6. Sometimes I eat like a 5 year old. Frosted Flakes for breakfast today, now grilled ham and cheese for lunch.
  7. I never drank more than 1 drink at a time for years and went 5 years as a teetotaler. Now I’m making up for lost time.
  8. I think less of you if we’re at a bar and you order anything with “Bud” “Miller” “Coors” or “Shandy” in the name.
  9. I love when I can work a line like “You’re killing me, smalls” into business conversations.
  10. I’m generally a late night kind of person, but occasionally, usually on a Friday night, I’ll crash at 9 or 10.
  11. This fact goes to 11. (I never miss an opportunity to make a Spinal Tap reference)
  12. I call my mom every Sunday and it feels really weird if a Sunday goes by without talking to my parents.
  13. I absolutely hated coffee until I was in my 30s. Now I’m an addict who rarely goes a day with out it.
  14. 99% of the physical mail I receive never gets opened.
  15. With my math ed degree I fully understand the odds, but still buy Powerball tickets for the love of stochasticity.
  16. I have a great love for all things wrestling from the 80s. Macho Man, Hulkster, & Andre always make me smile.
  17. As a kid I had a matchbook collection from venues all around the world. That collection couldn’t exist today.
  18. I’ve seen the last 4 United States Presidents in person (Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama)
  19. Every time I drive over the Wabash River I do the Wabash Cannonball, K-State style.
  20. I once accidentally walked out of QT without paying for my pop. Felt so bad I called to apologize and paid the $1 later.
  21. I’m so organized (anal) I created a webpage to keep track of which fact I’m on…
  22. Last year, when the Blackhawks won the Cup, I downed a bottle of champagne faster than I thought humanly possible.
  23. As a lifeguard I legitimately saved people from drowning 3 times.  One of which was a fellow lifeguard.
  24. One of my biggest regret of things I’ve missed is having never gotten to see a shuttle launch in person.
  25. I’ve never seen a single episode of American Idol.
  26. I’ve tried over and over again to like soccer, but no matter how hard I try, I just don’t get the appeal.
  27. I love Star Wars, but don’t like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Trek, or most other things in the fantasy genre.
  28. I was born on Elvis’ last birthday. I celebrate every year by listening to a lot of Elvis music.
  29. I have high-fived Vanilla Ice. I spent the next week passing on Ice Power by high-fiving others. (Transitive property)
  30. I have a routine I go through each morning which includes watching the 3 videos on JerrySeinfeld.com.
  31. The first 3 movies I remember seeing in a theater: Return of the Jedi, Back to the Future & Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. (Set the bar pretty high there)
  32. I grew up in Iowa, near U of I, with a dad who is a Notre Dame alum. The Hawkeyes and Irish are my “other” teams.
  33. I know it’s blasphemy, but I really don’t care who shot first.
  34. I do care that Vader now screams “Nooooooooo!” like a big wuss.
  35. I sort of forgot about this list and left off at 34.  Oops.