Requested by eric

50 MORE FACTS ABOUT ME

Numbered, but unranked. Thanks @andersun for the request. Also, 50 seemed like a lot of facts and I almost quit several times. It takes persistence to churn out crap lists!
  1. 1.
    I'm kind of addicted to dictionaries. I probably own 12, including two just for curse words.
  2. 2.
    I frequently compare things to the size of my head. It's happened so often that now friends post similar picture on FB and tag me.
    This is Honey Toast from Uncle's Shave Ice on Kauai. Yum!
  3. 3.
    I love my college gnomes from where my kids went to school. My daughter went to Ithaca College and my son is at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.
  4. 4.
    I collect bootlegs of live concerts. I've got dozens and dozens of bootlegs of Dave Matthew Band. I also have tons of Jimmy Buffett, Jackson Browne, Bob Marley, Pearl Jam, Barenaked Ladies, Miles Davis, Springsteen, Grateful Dead, Todd Snider, and a bunch of others.
  5. 5.
    My most listened to bootleg is Dave Matthews Band at the Nissan Pavillion in Bristow, Virginia (Now the Jiffy Lube Center, I guess?) from 8.1.99. I've listened to this 3 disc set probably a hundred times, but I've listened to disc two a few hundred times. Two Step is mind numbingly amazing.
  6. 6.
    When I was 15 I saw a guy juggling on the Merv Griffin Show and taught myself how to juggle in ten minutes using a pair of rolled up socks, and orange and a stapler.
    This gif is from an app I've used many times.
  7. 7.
    I've spent many an hour learning to juggle five balls, but can't quite do it. I've made 50+ catches a few times, but not consistently. One day I'll be able to do it.
  8. 8.
    My senior year of high school's schedule was: Concert Band, English, Beginning Band, Study Hall in the Band Room, lunch, required Government Studies class, Jazz Band, and Music Theory.
  9. 9.
    My high school final cumulative GPA was 1.87.
  10. 10.
    Our high school valedictorian is now my wife. She got a 4.0 GPA.
  11. 11.
    My sisters convinced our parents to allow us to make our own dinner starting when I was in 3rd grade. For years I lived off Peanut Butter and Jelly. Every night. For years.
  12. 12.
    I got my first traffic ticket before I got my permit. Why the judge threw it out is still a mystery to me.
  13. 13.
    I've had a headache non-stop for 2,258 days with no end in sight.
  14. 14.
    I have a great story about a phone booth that I can't tell here. But I wish I could. Oh, what a memory.
    DM me if you really want to know. Not for the faint of heart. PG13!
  15. 15.
    There were two pay phones visible from my bedroom window when I was a kid. I knew their numbers. Oh, the fun I had calling them when people walked by!!
    This may be worthy of its own list.
  16. 16.
    I've been addicted to diet soda since 1975. I've quit more times than I can remember. I always come back. I'm back now.
  17. 17.
    I've read Lord Of The Rings about twenty times.
  18. 18.
    I read Fight Club once or twice a year. Awesome book! Awesome movie!
    @brittmaag drew this amazing picture for me! Thanks Britt!!
  19. 19.
    I was originally opposed to using pictures on The List App.
    I've had a change of heart.
  20. 20.
    I was originally opposed to the use of gifs on li.st.
    I've had a change of heart.
  21. 21.
    I've had 8 best friends in my life, averaging about 2 years each. Until my BFF @fade who has been my best friend for about 14 years now. ❤️❤️❤️
    Her name is actually gina, and she has a li.st account but doesn't use it. She doesn't capitalize the g in gina.
  22. 22.
    I've learned how to solve the Rubiks Cube twice. Once in high school, once about a year ago.
  23. 23.
    I started a seconds account on li.st and it got removed within about an hour. It was called ListAppSecrets and was going to be an account where people could anonymously email me lists that are too embarrassing to post in their own accounts. Li.St apparently wasn't amused, but they explained why and were very nice about it.
    I'm cool with their decision, and understand their reasons. To be honest I'm impressed with their response. Nice job @list
  24. 24.
    Hey, @mallofamanda and @bluepuddles it was me. I was behind @PillsburyDoughboy!
    I got bored and quit making those lists but retain the right to start again.
  25. 25.
    I love he movie Cast Away, and wanted one of the Wilson volleyballs but refused to pay $30. One day while driving I saw one in the rain gutter and pulled over and snapped it up. Exciting!
  26. 26.
    I bought a stand alone XM Radio at a yard sale for $7. They said it needed a paid subscription but they didn't know what they had. XM doesn't make them anymore, but they used to make one that didn't need a subscription, but rather came with lifetime membership, and that's what I got. It's hooked up to my home stereo.
    Sort of permanently set to the 24/7 Pearl Jam station.
  27. 27.
    I brewed beer at home twice. The first time it didn't carbonate. The second time it over carbonated and bottles exploded like crazy. Both tasted terrible.
  28. 28.
    When I was a kid my parents warned against drug use, yet smoked weed in secret every day, for years. My childhood was a lie.
  29. 29.
    My favorite meal is Loco Moco, a Hawaiian dish of rice, hamburger patties, gravy and a fried egg, with a side of Mac salad.
  30. 30.
    I wear cargo shorts all year long. Why? I rarely admit this, but it's because I feel claustrophobic in long pants. It causes near panic attacks when I have to wear long pants and it's all I can do to not scream.
    I know I look stupid. I don't care.
  31. 31.
    @fade knows what this means.
  32. 32.
    I taught myself to knit when I was about 40 years old. I made a lot of scarves.
  33. 33.
    I tried to knit my wife a pair of socks. I ended up knitting three socks, zero of which matched each other.
  34. 34.
    Sometimes, for up to 15 seconds at a time, I'll start to think I'm hot shit on li.st, then I'll realize that I still only have less than 400 followers. Never mind.
    FEATURED!
  35. 35.
    One time I made more than 100 catches while juggling three balls...with my eyes closed.
  36. 36.
    I have been in shoe stores and asked to try on shoes that turned out to be women's shoes more times than I care to admit.
  37. 37.
    One time I picked up a friend's iPhone and acted like I was going to hack the password. She said "Go ahead. You'll never guess it." I thought about her for a moment, typed "6969" and it opened. I then said "I'll just browse through your pictures." She said "Whatever. You'll never find the special ones." It took me about five seconds.
    She had "naughty" pictures on there!
  38. 38.
    I once won a bet that I could drink an entire 16 oz bottle of warm Coca-Cola in one chug. Piece of cake!
  39. 39.
    At age 14 I went on a week long canoe trip with my church. My partner and I capsized our canoe within ten minutes of starting out.
  40. 40.
    At the end of that canoe trip I traded my cool baseball cap to a girl who gave me a crappy wool stocking cap. My uncle said it was a bad trade. Then he saw a picture of her and said "Oh. You traded because she's got nice legs." He was right.
  41. 41.
    On that same canoe trip a girl had a t shirt with the number 32 on it. My buddy pointed to her and whispered "I'd say more like 36, wouldn't you?" I laughed and agreed, but to tell the truth, I had no idea what he was talking about.
  42. 42.
    Gross Alert!!! Before working in Special Ed, the thought of wiping another person's butt would have made me puke. After 16 years I don't even blink about it. Totally not a big deal.
  43. 43.
    Pearl Jam has a lyric in the song I Am Mine that goes "North is to south; what the clock is to time." For years I thought it said "North is to south; what the fuck is the time." I'm disappointed to know the correct lyrics.
  44. 44.
    I've only been drunk enough to puke once. It happened on Maui and I puked probably 10 times that night. I puked so bad in the bathroom of Moose McGillicutty's on Front St that they had to close it for 45 minutes while some underpaid dishwasher cleaned it up. I then walked to a park and puked many more times.
    Never again. Rum and I are no longer on speaking terms.
  45. 45.
    It was once my dream to have a quiver of iPods. One for albums. One for Dave Matthews Band exclusively. One for bootlegs exclusively. I've finally achieved that dream, plus one for Nerd rap and an old shuffle for hiking music.
    I'm living the life, Baby!
  46. 46.
    As a kid I thought Gilligan's Island was the greatest show ever. For years I judged friends solely based on the whole Ginger vs Mary Ann debate. When it came out on DVD and I watched it again I was shocked to learn that the show wasn't realistic at all!
    Team Mary Ann!!
  47. 47.
    I was just about the last adult I knew to get a cell phone. I fought that one hard. Then I couldn't understand smart phones. Then I got one. No turning back! "Oh! I have the entire internet in my hand? Yes, please!"
  48. 48.
    In high school I believed, with all of my heart, the the other Band Kids and I were the coolest kids at school and everyone was jealous of us. I was in disbelief when I found out the truth. Total shock. I was 40 when I was told.
  49. 49.
    I can barely finish an entire bottle of beer. I often pour out the last two ounces, because it's just too much.
  50. 50.
    I miss @biz more than words can express. I have her picture saved on my phone and I see it every couple of days. Sometimes I cry.