Sunday, December 21, 2008

100 List Meme

I threatened this a month ago...and challenged my fellow bloggers to do the same.

Well, here it is. Where's yours?

100 things I'd admit to:

1) I'm the second born of 5 and the first of 4 born in the house my parents still live in.

2) I love to cook.

3) I will not eat brussel sprouts....ever.

4) I really don't mind having gray hair...I don't really mind having no hair.

5) I really, truly, deeply love my wife.

6) I favor one of my three children, although I'd never admit which one I favor.

7) I've survived 2 motorcycle accidents with only minor injuries.

8) I hate cars-I'd rather have a truck or a motorcycle.

9) I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was a kid.

10) I almost flunked 12th grade and still graduated in the top third of my class.

11) Right now I weigh more than I ever have in my entire life...and I graduated at 275 lbs.

12) I haven't found a red meat that i do not like.

13) I will never willfully live anywhere other than Pennsylvania.

14) I'd rather go hunting than participate in any other activity.

15) I drink Fresca.

16) I've actually tried "Chocolate Rain" Dr. Pepper. It sucks.

17) I used to walk the halls of my high school, between classes, playing the harmonica.

18) My dad is my hero.

19) I could care less about most sports, unless we're in the playoffs.

20) But, (caveat to #19) I love boxing.

21) I make "to-do" lists but rarely complete them.

22) I believe I may have adult A.D.D.

23) I have a very good memory for trivial things.

24) I took printing as an elective in 12th grade and made it my career.

25) I have 2 piercings in my left ear. One I did myself after a birthday bender.

26) I still haven't gotten my first tattoo.

27) I'm an amateur woodworker...I built my sons cradle, my daughter's bed and the moldings and casements on my first and second floor, among other things.

28) I started playing electric bass in high school because I was huge and a Les Paul looked like a ukelele on me.

29) I still play my guitar at least once a day.

30) Although we've all played an instrument, I'm the only one of my siblings who has performed with a band on stage.

31) I've been a democrat, a libertarian an finally, a Republican since I first registered to vote.

32) I almost died in 1998.

33) I've never cheated on my wife (or wanted to).

34) I can listen to some songs over and over and over without getting sick of them.

35) I'm a closet "trekkie" but, only ever liked the original series and TNG.

36) I really do not care for gratuitous nudity or cursing in movies.

37) I have smoked cigars since I was 12 years old.

38) I've only been really drunk three or four times in my life.

39) I've only suffered one hangover in my life.

40) I can sleep standing up.

41) I really dislike summer...it's too hot.

42) I've been as far west as Wyoming, as far south as Georgia and I've visited all of the 13 original colonies at one time or another.

42) I hate going into Philadelphia, but love visiting the historical landmarks, which conflicts me greatly.

43) I'm a history buff.

44) I read historical biographies and suspense novels.

45) I try to read every book my 12 year old son reads.

46) I've read the entire Harry Potter series.

47) I like techno-pop

48) I've never owned a working PC-only Macintosh computers.

49) I cry at sad movies

50) I'm a metalhead.

51) I like John Denver and The Carpenters.

52) I grew up listening to country music and rock & roll.

53) I was 30 years old before I "got" jazz.

54) I eat Oreo's intact.

55) I have 3 cigar humidors in my living room. All 3 are mostly full.

56) I actually like my mother in law. Alot.

57) I have no desire to ever visit California.

58) I will hunt moose with my son in 2 years.

59) I'd like to someday meet President Bush.

60) I really wanted my last child to be a boy, until she was born-right then I couldn't imagine not having my "princess".

61) My favorite all time performer is my son, Jesse.

62) I hate when men wear open toed sandals or flip-flops.

63) I cried when Charton Heston passed away.

64) I still watch cartoons.

65) I've been a huge fan of Kiss for 33+ years

66) I like the Bee Gees

67) I can butcher a deer...usually in less than 2 hours!

68) I read everything...including cereal boxes and shampoo bottles

69) I prefer Hershey's chocolate over Godiva

69) Although I drink Jack Daniel's, the smell of Jim Beam gets me sick

70) Two of my favorite colors are olive green (army green) and purple

71) I wore orange "Chucks" for most of my teenage years

72) I was 19 years old when I got my driver's license

73) My brother lives an "alternate lifestyle" and that's fine with me, although I don't agree that it should be a political issue

74) Every one of my mother's children, except for my brother (who never married),
has been divorced at least once. My parents just celebrated their 47th anniversary.

75) I was grounded for most of my senior year in high school

76) I've been working, in some form or another, since I was 14 years old.

77) I've never eaten snails, although I'd like to, someday

78) I prefer my steak with a light sear on the outside and a very red middle

79) I miss my mothers "comfort foods"...her home made mac and cheese, spaghetti with bacon, etc.

80) I sleep less than 5-6 hours a day

81) I went to college for most of a semester when I was 42 yrs old and had to quit when I changed jobs.

82) The four greatest days in my life were: my wedding day (to Karen) and the birth of each of my three children

83) I have no children born out of wedlock

84) I have had hip surgery

85) My son, Jesse, was born on Elvis' birthday. My daughter, had she "waited" one day, would have been born on the day Elvis died

86) I've seen 2 bands 3 or more times in concert...Van Halen and Metallica

87) I 've taken both of my sons to their first concert...Slipknot (Ryan) and Nine Inch Nails (Jesse)

88) My very first concert was KISS, in 1979

89) I rarely watch "network" tv...I'm addicted to The Food Network and Discovery Channel

90) I like turnips...really, I do

91) I am a Freemason

92) I believe that the Boy Scouts do more for a boy's character than they are given credit for.

93) I was 43 years old before I finally visited Washington D.C.

94) I was 42 years old before I visited our state capitol.

95) I drove 2 hours (each way) to spend 15 minutes with my first "best friend" when his father passed away

96) 21 years ago, my hair was down to the middle of my back

97) Although I have a full head of thick hair, I prefer to shave my head

98) I make homemade sausage, jerky and "slim jims"

99) I once sold a vintage Fender Bass for $175.00 to get rent money (that bass is worth $4000.00 now)

100) This was the hardest list I've ever attempted to make



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2 comments:

Lisa said...

Bill, I'm still working on mine--I find I have to keep walking away and coming back to it. It's definitely not as easy as it seems initially. I'm only up to 30. Hopefully I'll have it finished before the new year.

LilMissRepublican said...

#68 - me too!!

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