100 Things, Volume 1

You know, I promised I’d do this in my 101/1001 (which is now updated – I’ve made pretty good progress).
I originally stopped at 20 and thought I was being a wimp. But then, I started
catchin’ up on some blogs and lo and behold, Humanity
Critic had done his too
. He was the inspiration to push on, so I’m gonna drop
it- 25 at a time.

Things About EJ,
Volume I

1. I was born on Long Island, New York, in the town of
Westbury, where I
spent the first 8 years of my life. Think about it: New York in the 60s
and 70s?
You know it was goin’ on, right?

2. Way back in the day, I can remember listening to a lot of soul
especially when my mom was giving parties in the living room and I was
supposedly asleep in my room. That’s why these Old
School Wednesdays
are so good to do.

3. E and J are indeed my first and middle initials, but I’m sure you
could have
guessed that already. It’s not too hard to figure out what they are,
I’ll even tell you if you feed me. See number 14.

4. Yeah, Flavors is my last name. Surprised? Don’t be. It was
Stockholm back in
the 1800s. EJ Stockholm
doesn’t sound nearly as good as EJ Flavors.

5. For all intents and purposes, I am a full-on nerd.  Believe

6. I wear contacts and very rarely wear my glasses…. like once a
year. I’ve
gotten so used to not wearing them, but if you check out any of my pics
from my
childhood, all you see are me with thick, thick glasses. If you ask
nicely, I’ll wear my glasses and take a picture.

7. It’s common knowledge that most nerds wear glasses. It’s also
considered that all nerds are freaks. Should I be wearing my glasses
all the

8. I’m considered short
vertically challenged. I used to not like the idea of being
vertically challenged,
but the older I get, the more I like it. 

9. We moved from Westbury to Atlanta when I was 9. I don’t mind telling
you, I
hated Atlanta back in the day. Moving from Westbury to the south back
in the day
way a culture shock. C’mon now…. from proper English to “hey y’all?”
Now you
can understand why I hated Atlanta so much.

10. I’m more partial to mellow to mid-tempo music, truth be told. It’s
not that
I don’t like music that’s uptempo, but if you want to get my attention,
some music with real instruments, great melodies, good rhymes, and
great vocals.
I’ll go into more detail about that later.

11. I absolutely love science fiction. You could disturb me when I’m
sci-fi, but if I’m cranky after you do it, don’t be

12. I don’t lie well. Don’t try to use me as a collaborator or as a
master of
deception. We’d be found out quickly and go to jail in a

13. I like the idea of cooking. Note that it doesn’t mean I actually
like to cook. If I
told you something like that, it
would definitely be a lie.

14. I do like the idea of eating though. If you put Italian food in
front of me,
particularly anything with alfredo sauce, I’ll tell you everything you
need to
know. I’ll feel guilty – after I’m done eating.

15. I have two sisters who don’t mind me telling you their names- Linda
Nicole. I am indeed the middle child.

16. I’m an uncle. I have three nephews. They’re mad cool.

17. I’m even a granduncle.  Everytime I say that, I think
about purchasing
Geritol.  Luckily my nephews don’t say that word.  My sisters do,
though. That’s cause they’re evil.

18. All of my relatives that I’ve talked to say I was the spoiled kid. I was the
only boy and I got the most toys. Obviously, now I’m not the only boy (around
the house I mean), but I still try to purchase the most toys I can possibly get
and still have money left. Doesn’t always work that way though. You know the

19. I work as a technical architect. I can fit in anywhere on the software side
of the computer spectrum. It pays to be a nerd in the workforce.

20. I automatically wake up every day around 5 am. I love waking up
early in the morning. It’s my natural wake-up call, and happens even when I stay
up until 1 am. Anytime after that, all bets are off.

21. If I decide that I don’t feel like waking up, Anna, our beagle, does it
anyway. Like clockwork, so she can be fed and then be taken out- then she goes
right back to sleep.  She’s obviously the woman of the house.

22. I have enough fashion sense to not be apprehended by The Fashion Police. I intentionally ignore them. Good clothes
to  wear everyday in my opinion consist of sweatpants, a t-shirt, and tennis

23. My favorite color is indigo. Now, don’t get it twisted…it’s the natural
color between blue and purple on the rainbow. I chose it when I was a kid
because it was a cool color, natural color.  No one talks about it that
much, but when I tell people, they look at me with wary eyes. It’s to be

24. When I was growing up, I’d read one book a week and was good friends with
the librarian (that can be taken so many ways, can’t it?) Now you can’t catch me
near a book these days. I’ll read a novel from a computer before I read it from
a book.

25. When I was in high school, I was in band. I played percussion, specifically
bass drum.  In fact, I was the shortest, smallest, bass drum player ever
known to man. You should have seen me march with it. On second thought, maybe
it’s a good thing you didn’t.

19 comments on “100 Things, Volume 1

  1. Carla says:

    Call yourself vertically challenged rather than short. hahaha I can’t wait to read the next 25.

  2. janine says:

    science fiction? really?
    who isn’t on your checklist:
    clarke (short stories & childhood’s end)
    bradury (mars)
    herbert (sr)

  3. KB says:

    I can personally attest for #3, 7, and 14. Boy ain’t lying…

  4. CEE says:

    Come wid it selectah. I need 75 more. Damn!

  5. Hopluv says:

    I feel so much closer to you now! I’m ready for the next set of 25.

  6. Edwige says:

    I am anxiously awaiting the remaining 75 things about you.

  7. Will says:

    Yup, yup. #14 and #17 are me, too.
    Great list. Keep it comin’ like an old Keith Sweat song. LOL

  8. honey says:

    This is some great info especially since I’m so nosey…uhhh curious. Now I just wanna give you a big ole hug! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Qamar says:

    Great insights… never knew indigo was a blue-purple blend. It is a rich color.
    #7 had me laughing double time! It shed some light on a couple co-workers (LOL).
    Looking forward to the rest of the list.

  10. Nikki says:

    Ain’t nothing like reading a good book, especially a hardback. You gotta get back into that.

  11. DJ Diva says:

    Ok 2, 5, 8, 11, 12= ME TOO!! LOL
    Love me some books though…Thanks EJ …I was just thinking “EJ don’t really write nothing personal…maybe I need to stop” This morning on the drive to school LOL
    You be on my mind LOL
    Keep em coming

  12. Derrick says:

    #13 is me! It’s definintely the idea that’s attractive. LOL Can’t wait for the next round.

  13. nah ej we want the skinny mate.
    God bless the nerd for he is a freak. welcome to the chuuurch lol. I rock my glasses even when I sleep

  14. saga says:

    Yes, #5 is definitely the truth. I used to think I was a #5 also, until I met you, and after meeting you, I know I’m such a poser!
    And #8 is only slightly true. Or maybe I’m not as much of a giant as I think I am 😉

  15. Yolanda says:

    *Laughing too hard to say anything that really makes sense*

  16. WIL says:

    Very very interesting!!!

  17. EJ Flavors says:

    @Carla – you know I had to make the correction when you said it. *smile*
    @Janine – I’m going to sound fairly out of touch, but every one of them is not on my checklist, save Heinlein and Bradbury. I’m taking notes and will be checking them out of the library because you mentioned them.
    @KB – wait till you see volume II.
    @CEE, @Hopluv, @Edwige – I’m on my way…
    @Will, @Honey, @Qamar – LOL! I’m on my way….
    @Nikki – I’m tryin, I swear I am.
    @DJ Diva – I know, I know. I’m trying to come out of my shell a little.
    @Derrick – Hey you…yeah, I’m doing it.
    @Obi – You crazy!
    @Saga – Let’s see how you like the other 75. LOL
    @Yolanda – I’m calling the paddy wagon now. LOL

  18. muffin says:

    i’m the middle child too! and i love indigo too! i like cobalt better but i indigo is hot too!

  19. Stone says:

    vertically challenged nerd-like middle children unite! 🙂

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