Karen tagged me for a meme. Thanks hon.
See, here’s the deal. I tend to blather on endlessly talk a lot, and because of that there probably aren’t a whole lot of things that you don’t already know about me. I blogged about my colonoscopy, for crying out loud. I did come up with a list of things at the beginning, but that was more like a “Six things you don’t want to know about me” list. So I thought about it some more, watched a little more Sportscenter, and this is what I came up with:
1. I was the captain of my high school basketball team. I’m 5’6″. Tells you how many games we won, doesn’t it?
2. My first car was a station wagon. And it is, in fact, the perfect car for college students. I loved that car. When I totaled it the odometer read 99,470 (back when odometers returned to all zeros at 100,000). Oh yeah, that reminds me…
Ford hit here.
3. I totaled my first car two days before my wedding. How’s that for a bad omen? I was turning left, didn’t see the oncoming Ford LTD (doing 40mph) that hit me broadside and sent my car careening into a Cadillac stopped at a stop sign. That was one big insurance premium increase I can tell you.
Cadillac hit here.
4. Ben made me a foodie. Cooking was always kind of fun, but not really something I thought about too much. When Ben was born feeding him was a long and complicated affair, and usually involved sitting in front of the TV for long stretches of time. That was the year we got DVR (Trinidad was in the World Cup). That was also the year we discovered the Food Network and Gordon Ramsay.
5. I didn’t meet my father-in law until two years after the wedding. This one I’d highly recommend to all you single guys out there. By the time we met he was past the “You’re not good enough for my daughter” phase. Both her parents were, however, still in the “You’re too young to be married” phase. They were probably right. Driving around Trinidad and/or Tobago with Karen’s dad is awesome. The man knows everything about its history, as well as all the points of interest (and the back roads to get there).
6. I can’t stand Teletubbies or Boohbah. Certain children’s shows I can get through, but I honestly don’t understand how these ever got past the pilot episodes. The only time the kids have seen them has been with Karen. There are enough shows out there geared for kids that I don’t have to endure this crap. Karen tells me “Boohbah has bright colors and movement and silly noises and music.” So I have them watch football instead.
Is that six? Whoo boy, you made it. Great job sitting through all that, take the rest of the day off.