About the Blogger

Just Me - 2011I first did a 100 Random Facts post not long after I began this blog. But that was two years ago. Some things have changed since then. As I make my way through that old list, I’m sure I’ll realize that a lot has not changed. But, here we go… 100 Random Facts About Me, the 2017 edition.

  1. I was born on March 6, 1980 (that one didn’t change).
  2. I am single (neither did that… maybe this is a waste of time).
  3. Frosted Flakes and Cinnamon Toast Crunch hold a very special place in my heart.
  4. So does Back to the Future.
  5. I love to write.
  6. I love photography.
  7. When I’m alone in my car, I sing at the top of my lungs and probably look pretty foolish to other drivers. I don’t care.
  8. I want to start my own restaurant and call it “I Don’t Care.” Think about it and let me know when you get it.
  9. I’m convinced that I absolutely cannot dance. And I’ve seen myself on video. So it’s a near certainty.
  10. People think I watch too much TV because of my uncanny ability to quote random movie lines at the drop of a hat. They may be right, but I think I just have one of those funny memories that allows me to recall random, meaningless facts.
  11. I’m originally from Roanoke, Virginia.
  12. I currently live in Blacksburg, Virginia.
  13. I work as the Creative Content Director for Northstar Church. This means I basically get to write blog posts and news articles as well as keep up with all the social media outlets that we use as a church.
  14. I also work as the Children’s Ministry Assistant for Northstar Church. This means I basically take care of the majority of the things that the elementary aged kids deal with.
  15. I also work as the Stephen Ministry Supervisor for Northstar Church. This means I basically take care of the care giving lay ministry that exists to come along side people who are hurting.
  16. I wear a lot of hats in my work with Northstar Church. I love every second of it.
  17. I have two bachelor’s degrees from Bluefield College: one in Christian Studies, the other in Behavioral Science.
  18. When the weather gets cold and everyone around me starts complaining, I start enjoying myself. To me, it’s finally starting to feel good outside.
  19. I spent two consecutive spring breaks on mission trips in Brazil during college. I’d love to go back there someday.
  20. I’m pretty sure I have a caffeine addiction.
  21. But I don’t like to drink coffee.
  22. But I love the smell of coffee.
  23. I might have an unhealthy obsession with all things Superman.
  24. There’s a part of me that still loves to play video games.
  25. I’m not a fan of being a grown-up. Therefore I act as immature as possible whenever the opportunity presents itself.
  26. There are few vegetables that I actually like to eat. But I’m a grown-up, so you can’t make me!
  27. I’ve still never really kissed a girl. Unless you count Angie back in preschool. Some people I know would, but I don’t.
  28. Going back and re-reading #27 makes me feel a little pathetic, to be honest.
  29. I’ve decided that I like myself better with facial hair than without. But I try to only keep a beard during the fall and winter.
  30. I drive a 2009 Toyota Corolla. She’s green. I call her Fiona.
  31. Sometimes I laugh at my own jokes because I’m pretty sure no one else will.
  32. I have a very dry sense of humor.
  33. I’m fluent in sarcasm.
  34. I’m a firm believer that someone should create a sarcasm font. Or possibly a new punctuation mark that denotes sarcasm in written form.
  35. I’ve been told I have a nice smile. I just don’t do it that often.
  36. The first thing I notice in a woman is her smile. I know that’s hypocritical since smiling is something I just said I don’t do that often.
  37. In high school, I learned how to develop my own film and print my own photographs. I sometimes wish I still had access to that kind of equipment. Digital photography still doesn’t feel as real to me.
  38. My favorite color is blue.
  39. I believe that Kim Kardashian’s kontinued fame is a sign that either the apocalypse is nigh or that we, as a species, are closer than ever to destroying ourselves.
  40. I don’t like chocolate. And I receive plenty of ridicule for this fact, thank you.
  41. I love to sing. Sadly, the car is the only place I seem to do it these days. But that’s okay. I love a Carpool Karaoke.
  42. I used to sing in a few choirs during college. I miss it and my fellow singers more than I can say.
  43. If I were to fill out a survey asking about my religion, I would put down that I was a Christian. But I don’t like to call myself a Christian. It’s a title I can never live up to.
  44. More often than not, I can get a general idea of what the time is by looking at the position of the sun in the sky. If you don’t believe me, ask my friend Andy. He’s witnessed it.
  45. I love to read. This is a love that sure would have come in handy in high school and college. Sadly, it didn’t kick in until later.
  46. When it snows and people panic about driving in it, I get confused. Snow’s no problem for me. Common sense tells us that all we have to do is take it slow and don’t get overconfident.
  47. I’m certain that common sense is becoming more and more uncommon.
  48. I send text messages far more often than I call people.
  49. But I’d give just about anything to be able to pick up the phone and talk to my Dad.
  50. Despite my deep and abiding love for Back to the Future, I don’t believe that time travel is possible. And if it wore, I don’t believe it would be possible to change history.
  51. I have one sister, April. I don’t talk to her nearly as often as I should.
  52. If I spend an entire day off work sitting at home just watching movies, I don’t consider it a wasted day.
  53. I hate sleeping late on my days off. When I do, I feel like I’ve wasted the day.
  54. I have a goal in life to read all of Stephen King’s novels. I’m doing this in the order in which the books were published. Thus far, I’ve made it through Christine. I still have a long way to go.
  55. I’m a huge comic book geek. I probably know way too much about the history of the DC Universe.
  56. I’ve never had a broken bone before.
  57. I’ve also never needed stitches.
  58. I guess I’m not much of a risk taker.
  59. I used to love camping as a kid, but as an adult I’ve only been a couple times.
  60. I love to go hiking. My body disagrees.
  61. I once tried to help my sister move a full-size freezer out of my Dad’s basement. Close to the top step, I lost my grip on the freezer and was certain it would fall and crush her beneath it. I have never been more afraid in my entire life.
  62. I am terrified of clowns.
  63. I road rage like it’s one of my jobs.
  64. My favorite restaurant is Macado’s. When I was living in North Carolina, it was something I deeply missed about living in southwest Virginia. The one in Blacksburg is just a few minutes from my house.
  65. I spent a part of my last birthday at Chuck E. Cheese. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.
  66. I also spent part of my last birthday bowling and singing karaoke. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that either.
  67. I love Christmas decorations, but I really don’t like being the one to decorate.
  68. I’ve come to accept the fact that I can be kind of a jerk.
  69. In college, I would spend lots of free time looking at people’s away messages on Instant Messenger. Looking at Facebook status updates and tweets on the Twitter just isn’t the same.
  70. When my hair gets long, the front goes into the Superman spit curl.
  71. But eventually, my hair stops getting longer. It just gets thicker. It’s kind of obnoxious.
  72. I’m a pretty decent cook when I want to be.
  73. I hate helping people move, but I do it so I’ll have someone to call when I inevitably have to move for the 83rd time.
  74. Netflix was my idea. I just can’t prove it.
  75. Seriously though, that whole instant viewing thing? Best thing to happen to movies since Technicolor.
  76. Someone I used to work with used the word “seriously” way to often. It was really annoying. For a long time, I made a conscious effort not to say “seriously” at all. Seriously.
  77. I’ve lived life with and without a DVR. Going from having one to not having one was a painful transition.
  78. Someday, when I’m all growed up, I want to have a house with a library. And a secret passage behind one of the bookcases.
  79. I thought the Twilight books were horrible. I believe in the depths of my soul that Bella Swan is the worst character in literary history.
  80. I love snow.
  81. But I can’t ski.
  82. I love the beach.
  83. But I can’t swim.
  84. Also, I burn very easily. 15 minutes on the sand and I’m coming home looking like a lobster.
  85. I am of the firm belief that if you make a late night trip to the Omelet Shoppe, Waffle House, or some other all-night eatery, and walk away without an epic story to tell, you wasted a trip.
  86. I’ve tried learning to play the guitar, but I’m not very good at it.
  87. Sometimes I look at people in relationships and think that’s something I’d like to have. Other times, I look at those same people and think, no, I’m doing all right on my own.
  88. I hate when people don’t use a turn signal. Biggest pet peeve.
  89. Of all the different types of cookies in the world, Snickerdoodles are, by far, the greatest.
  90. I have some really weird, vivid dreams sometimes.
  91. I don’t date very often. In fact, my last real date was over a year ago.
  92. When I was a kid, I bowled on a Saturday morning league team. I was pretty good for a 10-year-old.
  93. I haven’t owned a watch in many years. I pretty much just use my cell phone to tell the time. Or, on a clear day, look for the position of the sun.
  94. When I was a drive-thru bank teller, I used to love it when people would drive up and forget to roll down their windows. When people would hit their hand against the glass, you couldn’t have paid me to stop laughing.
  95. I am a child of divorce. And other than the whole cynical attitude toward the existence of true love thing, I think I turned out just fine.
  96. Despite my cynicism, I would like to know what it’s like to fall in love and have that love returned. I hear it’s nice.
  97. I love key lime pie. But I hate that it’s got the reputation of only being a summer dessert. Just because it’s served cold. What’s that all about?
  98. Laundry is my least favorite chore. If I ever get married I hope my wife is open to a deal wherein I do the dishes and deal with any garbage issues as long as she does the clothes. I’ll even throw in cooking and vacuuming to sweeten the deal.
  99. I don’t think I can have a real conversation without slipping in a movie line at some point.
  100. Maintaining this blog is probably the only really consistent thing I’ve done for any significant period of time.

There you have it, planet earth. 100 random facts about me. If there’s anything else you want to know about me, just wait around. I’m kind of an open book when it comes to blogging. If I haven’t revealed it yet, I’m sure I will eventually.

22 thoughts on “About the Blogger

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  3. I would be more inclined to relate or be humbled by your above list if I could be sure it was all “still true.” But, the mention of facts changing near the top kinda makes me unsure. Am I a hypocrite if the first thing I notice about a woman is her hair and don’t have great hair myself? I will leave the chocolate topic alone though it irks me…:P I can’t stand road rage…even if I occasionally lose my temper. I have a sister that has abused Seriously since I first heard it abused in a Grey’s Anatomy commercial. I only like snow when you can play in it. I do not like it on walkways and roads. Just as I love rainy days…but hate the risks of flooding. I’ve faced one bad flood so far. I do not want to face another. I need to wear a watch or feel naked. But, if I wear it on the other wrist, it doesn’t feel right or burns my skin for some reason.

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  4. If you think Bella Swan is the worst, then can I kindly suggest you don’t go near any copies of Fifty Shades, since the black hole that is whatever-the-female-character’s-name-is’s personality will pull you right into its hollow emptiness with the force of its total suck.

    Seriously. You don’t know HEINOUSLY AWFUL until you’ve tried to get through a book where the main character is an admitted homage to Bella Swan. *shudder*

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  6. “I’m a firm believer that someone should create a sarcasm font. Or possibly a new punctuation mark that denotes sarcasm in written form.”

    That would actually be a sensible idea, you know.

    I’m enjoying reading your blog.

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