Friday, December 18, 2015

Twenty-five Things

Twenty-five things about me:

  1. I am quite fond of art
  2. Red wine is my alcoholic beverage of choice (Malbec, Shiraz, Cab - in that order)
  3. I have only fired a pistol on one occasion and will never own a gun of any kind - ever
  4. I believe intelligent life exists (or existed) elsewhere in the Universe
  5. If I don't like a book I won't finish it. Halfway is the tipping point for most
  6. I haven't had cable in two years but still enjoy watching shows (thank god for Netflix)
  7. I played reasonably competitive hockey until I was 16, but was a third or fourth liner at best (I was a great skater though)
  8. It wasn't until 2012 that I started to consider myself a writer
  9. I once provided trivia content for a home video game system
  10. My daughter and I were both baptized by the same Anglican minister, at two different churches, 22 years and 100km apart
  11. I am at peace with the fact that there are some questions that seem like they cannot be answered, and encouraged by the fact that it does not stop many others from trying to answer them
  12. In the tenth grade I received an award for achieving the highest Math mark out of 400 students in my year
  13. I can juggle
  14. I accidentally lit myself on fire and ended up in "The Darwin Awards III, Survival of the Fittest" (a dubious distinction, but a distinction none the less)
  15. I was a teacher's assistant for behavioral English as a Second Language kids between the ages of eight and ten. The teacher spoke seven languages
  16. I used to drive the student safety van at the University of Waterloo
  17. I started smoking in 1987 at age 13, was up to a pack a day by the time I left high school, and quit for good (cold turkey) on March 8th, 1998
  18. For various weddings, I have been a: bus boy, bartender, usher, groomsman, master of ceremonies, and groom
  19. I will not wear a hat when seated at a table for a meal - not even after golf
  20. For three years in school, I played the trumpet (and sucked at it)
  21. I almost failed typing class in high school, but last clocked myself at 80 words per minute
  22. I tend to win a lot of radio contests, with one of the biggest being $500 from best buy and one of the coolest being getting to be "Concert Promoter" for a day and meet Nine Inch Nails and take 7 friends to the show
  23. I enter a lot of hockey pools every year (regular season and playoffs) but have only won money in a few
  24. I received a swimming badge at summer camp - with a full wrist to shoulder cast on my left arm. The duct tape marks (from the garbage bag over-the-cast "solution") on my shoulder took weeks to heal
  25. March 13, May 19, June 14, and November 6 are days that mean a lot to me

~ Andrew

6 comments:

  1. You know you're supposed to blow the trumpet not suck (sorry I couldn't resist). Shiraz or merlot for me.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Jane. The first time I shared that information with someone I used the phrase "sucked donkey balls" and his response was, "Those were two unrelated statements, right?" (or something to that effect). Also, I have thoughts on Merlot ;)

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  2. I know March 13 is significant for two reasons, I think June 14 is Avery's birthday and November 6 is your anniversary, so I'm guessing May 19 is Dude's birthday. Shouldn't August 13 be on there too? ;)

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  3. Quite right, D'Arcy, but I wasn't around for that one! ;)

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  4. I have the first two editions of the 'Darwin Awards' books, but not the 3rd one! I know what I will buy for my birthday next week. :-)

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