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25 (Give Or Take A Few) Random Things About My Life

By February 26, 2009 No Comments

So I’m sure you’ve seen that massively popular “25 Random Things About Me” thing going around on Facebook. I usually hate things of that nature, but I actually did one of them for once. I’m glad I did. I had the opportunity to do a lot of introspective thinking and withdrew a lot of thoughts I didn’t think I’d ever share publicly. It was fun. I put a lot of time and thought into it, probably more than I should have.

– There are few things I love more than mid-’90s music. It’s some of the best stuff in the world and there will never be music made the same way again. So much of “today’s” pop music is just trash. Either way, I’m a music nut and know every word to way too many songs.

– As a follow-up to the first point, when I meet the girl that makes me feel what mid-’90s music makes me feel like, I’ve found my soul mate.

– I crank up my XM Radio and shamelessly belt my heart out in the car, singing as loudly as possible. People passing me on the road undoubtedly think I’m insane (or that I’m yelling at them), but I couldn’t care less.

– On that note, I’m not ashamed to admit that I really love Alanis Morrissette.

– I run DowntownShortPump.com because I have always loved everything about Short Pump since Broad Street was a two lane road and there was nothing here but farms and trees (literally).

– On that note, the one thing I don’t like about Short Pump at times are the people. I can’t stand living in Wyndham. I’ve been here since I was 11 years old and always judged for living here, despite the fact that my whole family has never fit in because we’re not like them and don’t go parade around with material things like some of our neighbors do. Some of the most rude people I’ve ever met go to The Dominion Club (also in Wyndham). I go there, too because I like the club itself. However, the people make the place, so…

– I’ve been a “Christian” since I was 7 or 8, but I’ve just recently started to become a Christ follower. There’s a huge difference. It’s amazing how your life changes when you realize you’re talking the talk but not really walking the walk below the surface. I did that for years, looking back on it. I’m making a genuine effort to live up to what I say I am now.

– Despite owning my own business and theoretically having dozens of dreams to build my future on, some days I still have no idea what I want to do with my life. Either that or I have so much “creative clutter” in my head I can’t think straight about anything.

– I don’t really like to watch or play any sports besides bowling and putt-putt (hey, they’re sports in MY book) and I’m okay with that.

– I have always been slightly OCD… ever since I can remember… but not enough for it to have ever affected me in an overtly-negative way.

– I don’t drink, despite the fact that 95% of everyone my age does. It used to bother me that people actually looked down on me for this, but now I’m completely confident in my decision. That’s not to say I’m opposed to drinking, I just have a problem with the fact that some people look forward to blacking out all week. What a way [not] to live.

– I’ve always secretly wanted to own my own radio station, or at least do voiceovers/be an announcer. I can also do all sorts of voices like Ahhnold, Scooby Doo, etc. and some of you that’ve heard them probably think they’re pretty scary. Wish I could find a use for that stuff…

– I love sushi more than I even care to admit. I wish more of my friends liked it because I’ll go every chance I get to eat it. There’s no food that compares to freshly prepared sushi.

– I’m neither a Republican nor Democrat, and frankly politics drive me crazy. While I have more conservative than liberal viewpoints, I’m pretty much in the middle of the spectrum and vote for the person, NOT the party.

– I’m not into surface level conversation or small talk. I like getting below the surface and having deep discussions about life, and getting to know what’s on people’s hearts, NOT just their minds.

– On that note, I love listening to people and their problems. It becomes a burden sometimes, but I get a lot of joy out of [trying] to help people solve issues. Even if I don’t give the best advice, I’m always willing to lend an ear.

– The Outer Banks is my second home and I’ve always contemplated living there. Although one time I went in the dead of Winter and the place was a cold, windy, bleak, deserted island. It may get old in the Winter if you lived there year-round.

– I’m one of the most laid-back people you’ll ever meet. Most of my friends have mentioned to me now and then that they’ve never seen me mad. It takes a whole lot. The problem with that is sometimes people get mad at ME because they mistake my laid-backness as not caring. It’s not that I don’t care about things, I just try not to get stressed out about them.

– On the contrary, I’m really outgoing and talkative. Especially late at night. When I get sleepy, I start getting kind of crazy sometimes.

– I’m a morning person. I’ve never needed an alarm clock. I don’t own one. I’m really weird- I have a built in clock in my head I guess because no matter what time I go to bed, I always wake up really early. I think the latest I’ve ever slept in was 9:30. I feel like if I’m asleep after 7:30 or 8:00 I’m wasting my day. I physically can’t sleep in. Then again this leads to the aforementioned problem of getting crazy when I’m out at night and sleepy.

– I love hanging out at coffee houses (shout out to Daily Grind), but I hate coffee. I love tea though, go figure.

– I go to other coffee houses because I can’t stand Starbucks (I go RARELY). Or Walmart for that matter. They’re both bad, bad companies that cause more harm than good in this world in more ways than one, in my humble opinion.

– I don’t think I’ve been bored anytime in recent memory. Maybe a few years. I can always entertain myself and am usually busy with something anyway. Even if I’m not, I’m always thinking about stuff, so I really never get bored.

– Problem with the above thing is I tend to over-analyze stuff sometimes.

– My perfect night out is dinner, a movie, and chatting at a coffee house. I don’t really enjoy parties that much, but I’ll go from time to time.

– When I was little, I used to be afraid of the wind and things that were hollow, such as chocolate Easter bunnies. (I think this one gets the random statement award).

– I’m a closet geek, in the sense that you wouldn’t walk up to me and be able to tell I was into tech stuff, but just under the surface, I’m a hardcore Apple/Mac fanatic and can fix most computer problems if you give me enough time.

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