Saturday, January 1, 2011

About me

Here are some random facts about the humble purveyor of this blog, just for the record:

1. I think drinking is trite and unoriginal.  I've barely had a drop since my early 20s, and I've never been over the legal limit.

2. It's been at least two years since I've been to church.

3. I've been told that I resemble Edward Norton, and most recently, Clint Eastwood.  I really don't see it.

4. The two-and-a-half years I spent in Virginia Beach and Portsmouth, VA are among the best ever.

5. I've never seen The Godfather all the way through.

6. I probably listen to Sirius satellite radio more than the average subscriber.  I often have it on when I go to bed.

7. My preference in music tends to be heavier than it should be.  I try to avoid it.

8. Diane Lane is my all-time celebrity crush.  Stacy Keibler is a very close second.

9. I grew four inches after I graduated from high school.

10. My college years were a regrettable waste.  As of 2004, I have a degree from a college whose campus I've never visited.  It's a long story.

11. I renounced any remaining allegiance to Ole Miss after Colonel Reb was replaced by a freaking bear.  The University of Tennessee now stands alone as the only college for which I cheer (except, perhaps, for Stanford).

12. I'm one of 10 grandchildren on my mom's side of the family; nine of us are boys.  I'm one of five grandkids on my father's side, and I'm the only boy.

13. I almost joined the Navy (twice).  My commission would have made me a fourth generation "squid."

14. People tend to think I'm about five years younger than I really am.

15. Both of my dogs were previously abandoned.  I couldn't ask for better pets.  I'm now very sensitive to the plight of abused and neglected animals.


The_Kid said...

@ #4, I was already guessing Navy. Guess not.

Animals, We've done some work with orphan cats and shelter dogs. Way too many strays out there. And I can't even watch the animal abuse police shows. Incredible how disgusting some people can be.

Have a good year.

AMW said...

Actually the time spent in Virginia was the result of my mom joining the Navy when I was a kid. She retired a Lieutenant Commander in '96 after 10 years in the Nurse Corps.

And speaking of animals, I've been feeing a couple of feral cats who, it seems, have been living around the Shell gas station near the Mike Rose soccer complex for some time. I've wondered about calling animal control for their own benefit, but for now they seem to be doing okay.

Pedaling said...

you do look like Edward Norton.

The_Kid said...

AMW, those cats would be put down if they're grown. If they're kittens maybe not.

AMW said...

I can live with being compared to Edward Norton: a successful millionaire actor who dated Salma Hayek for several years. There are definitely worse things than that.

Also, I was wondering about calling the Humane Society for those cats. For now, at least, I'll continue feeding them.