Thursday, February 21, 2008

10 Random Things.

Tagged by Bill P.

Here goes:

1) I'm a clean freak. Wash my hands all the time and I love to clean. Bathrooms (showers, toilets), sinks. Vacuuming, too.

2) At some point in elementary school, I started "drumming" by clicking my teeth. When I would be hearing a song playing or just humming one in my head, I had an elaborate system of pressures and lengths I would hold the "click" to make a drum sound. It probably looks weird to others. It sounds amazing to my inner ear. I might say this contributed to my need for orthodontic helps.

3) My first computer was a Commodore 64. "Karataka" was our first game.

4) The first concert I went to was with FUMC youth group. It was Amy Grant at the Omni. The Omni has since been imploded and Amy Grant has....not.

5) My nickname as a youngster was "Moses." A swim teacher kept having to call me to jump in and get with the group because I was "moseying" along. I think I was daydreaming.

6) I used to stutter (it was more like hesitant speech; I would start the sound of a word and couldn't finish. Had to do with breathing) as a kid. This, too, was a good reason for the "Moses" nickname.

7) I was once so jealous of our babysitter playing with my brother and not playing with me that I broke the panel of a window. We had one of the "behind-your-real-house" barns as a kid. I was swinging one of those hollow plastic baseball bats (ones with a fat end). The more upset I got, the harder I hit the glass on the barn window. It broke. My Dad said I'd have to pay for the damages with my allowance, but it never went that far.

8) I once tried to invite Cameron Diaz to our employee Christmas party when I worked at the hotel in NYC. I was quite intoxicated (just being honest, folks). I knew she was staying in the joint and I knew which room. I knocked on the door several times, but no answer. Thank the Lord she wasn't there.

9) When I was a kid, I called into the radio show of a local Christian station. I dedicated a song to my grandmother. I won the contest. I was able to go to the bookstore and pick out an album (that's right, kiddies... an LP). My choice: Mylon LeFevre and Broken Heart. I think it was the "Sheep in Wolves' Clothing" one.

10) A pet peeve of mine is when someone uses the microwave, but doesn't use the full amount of time they programmed in. Then, when I glance at the microwave's screen to see what time it is, I get freaked for a half-second when I'm guessing it's about 7pm and the screen reads: ":23" I hate that.

I really could go on. But that, dear readers, is enough information.

14 comments:

ManUtd17 said...

I too had a Commodore 64. I played a baseball game on that thing for hours and hours.

You didn't tag anyone.

brad said...

#10 seems rather pointed at your lady. Do your kids use the microwave?

seantk said...

Bill - C64 rocked. Which baseball game was it?

I need to tag someone who hasn't been tagged already. Hmmmm.....

Brad - No, #10 was mostly from growing up. Laura doesn't really do that. I just remember it as a random pet peeve. Our kids don't use the 'wave yet - thank the Lord.

Laura, let your name be cleared in the public internet sphere! Huzzah!

Duane said...

I was tagged too....by boggs....
So I am reading this right after doing my own list....
And I must say after reading your list It seems that I have been out matched in the high stakes game of sharing random tidbits of information about oneself....

Nice job my friend...

becky said...

i meant to put my other comment on HERE, guess that's what not paying attn. gets you:} me, actually,
becky

AmyFritch said...

Will you come to my house and clean???? Please????

Tell LARK I tagged her!

Chip said...

C-64 ... now that's a flashback. And I goofed around with its predecessor, the Vic-20. Computer in a keyboard ... simplicity. And the cassette player for a tape drive. Slower than ... things that are really slow.

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Lord Quail busts Junior Quail's rump.

Writeaway said...

OK, Sean. I have to write my 10 random things and now I feel defeated. How can I compete with being drunk and stalking Cameron Diaz? Sheesh! It's no contest. You win.

carolineb said...

I do #2. I mean, on your list. Well, I don't do #2 on your list, never mind.

Mylon Lefevre was awesome!

laurakirkland said...

Yikes. Well, you learn something new every day. Who knew? I will use the microwave with fear.

techspoon said...

STK, you were so close, but you missed the mark...Shane is in the game but his last name isn't Long, it starts with an H.

clay said...

Test Drive was the best we had, Sean, by far! Great list...I could add much to it!

Patrick Cantrell said...

Reminds me of the time that I was quite intoxicated and invited a gay couple to our churches youth camp... We all make mistakes.

Joel said...

I remember "Buck Rogers" on the Commodore64. Really high production values there... I once commented about a C64 we had at my elementary school, and a friend replied "Well, at least it's a PC". Looking back, I don't think that made any sense at all...