100 Things About EJ, Volume 3
51. The phrase "Jack be nimble, jack be quick" does not apply to me.
I am heavy-handed and I will not try out for a marathon. I am very
good with hammers though. That, and slamming car doors. It’s not that I’m mad
at you, it’s the power of the swing.
52. I constantly have 15 things on my mind. If you think I’m ignoring you, please
believe that I am not. I’m also not ignoring the music in the background. Or
the computer screen. Or something I need to do for work.
53. Even though I was definitely into computers at the time, my best score in
the 8th grade was Mythology. My grade score? 110.
54. I am not a romantic person. Ask anyone. My idea of a date
is a good dinner and a movie and that’s it. In fact, if both the dinner and
the movie are at your house (or mines), that’s even better. I know about those
things called flowers and candy, and I can do that, but I need a put in a reminder
into my scheduler, and allow extra time for me to set up and prepare. For instance,
I have to get ready for Valentines Day at least a month in advance. Just thinking
about it makes me cringe.
55. Yeah, I’m a Star Trek fan. All of ’em. My favorite series is The Next Generation,
but I would be lying if I said I’ve missed a single episode of any of them.
56. My favorite Star Trek quote is "If there’s nothing wrong with me…then there
must be something wrong with the universe!" from Dr. Beverly Crusher, in
the episode Rememer Me in ST:TNG. I know too many people who would
apply that logic (including myself).
57. I’ve been intoxicated exactly 4 times in my lifetime.
58. I’m the mellow, flirty drunk. Most of the times I’ve been fondled by strangers
has been when I’ve been drinking too much. If I’ve been drinking too much, I’ll
probably let you touch me too.
59. If my mind appears to be wandering, I’ll forget what you told me 60 seconds
ago. However, if you ask, I’ll tell you exactly what you told me five years
ago. Damn that short term/long term memory.
60. I don’t drink coffee often, so I’m not a regular at Starbucks. When I do,
I go on a major high for about an hour and then come crashing down. Like a freight
train. If you like seeing crashing freight trains, then give me a cup.
61. I don’t like tomatoes. I’ll pick them out of my salads and my hamburgers
if they’re in there. I will, however, eat ketchup. And I will not pick out sun-dried
tomatoes. I actually like them. How strange is that?
62. I don’t like okra. At all. That’s Mother Nature’s slimiest growth
from the garden. I think that okra was put there to make me suffer as a youngster
when trying to eat my grandma’s greens.
63. And then there’s chitterlings. No. No. No. No. NO. Don’t bring them close
to me. If you have them in a barrel near my house I will call 911 and tell them
that there is a bomb in a barrel in my living room, and that you left the barrel
there. You’ve been forewarned.
64. The sport I can watch all the way through is boxing. The sport I can’t watch
from start to finish is baseball. All other sports fall somewhere in between.
65. My favorite fruit is the blueberry. Now, just because it’s my favorite fruit
doesn’t mean I like to actually pick them. I did that once when I was
growing up. Never again. Have you ever picked blueberries and liked
doing it? If you have, let me know.
66. When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a fireman. Flames
looked cool. And heroes with big red trucks too? Very cool.
67. I have an active imagination. (Like that should surprise you, right?)
68. If you asked what religion I consider myself to be, it would have to be
Agnostic. I’m not totally big on religion. There is a higher being, yes. That’s
perhaps as detailed as I get about religion. In conversations, I can get more
69. If I haven’t said so before, I’m all for gay marriage. This
posting perfectly explains my opinion of it.
70. This brings me to another point. If you don’t agree with something that
I have an opinion of something I say, I understand. Let’s agree to disagree.
We can be civilized about it. The minute you become rude, dispassionate,
or condescending is when the situation becomes mired in extreme negativity. That is when you will see me state my opinion again, make a note of your behaviour, and then walk away from you.