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We Didn't Start the Fire

I have to say that this is all gaby723's fault... =) It's taken me two + hours to do. I'm not embarrased about anything in here, and would say (and have said) all of these things to people in real life before. Of course, some of these things just don't come up in everyday conversation. =) Without further ado...

100 Things about Carl that you might not have known
1. I'm 6'0".
2. I wear no jewelry.
3. I might wear a wedding ring come May of next year.
4. I am incredibly near-sighted.
5. I have to wear contact lenses because I'm "medically necessary." (Doctor's term, not mine)
6. I graduated from Cal Borgy Pomona in 1994.
7. I got through public college in four years (and one quarter).
8. I have no tattoos.
9. I don't smoke.
10. I rarely drink, and when I do, it's usually a glass of white wine or a blush.
11. I've never been drunk.
12. Many people have called me a "goody two shoes" because of the above.
13. One person said I'd make the perfect drug pusher because of the above - no one would suspect me!
14. I am heterosexual.
15. Gay men have hit me on.
16. More than once. (Three times, actually)
17. I have been in four relationships with women.
18. One was married.
19. That was an online affair - we never met, though I was instrumental in them getting counseling and, later, a divorce.
20. I have proposed marriage twice, and was accepted both times.
21. One didn't work out. (Thank gawd!)
22. I'm getting married on May 6, 2003 - our fourth anniversary of our getting together (and a Tuesday)
23. I'm renewing my vows on May 10, 2003 - friends and family will be there on this Saturday.
24. I've been to a total of one concert in my life - Weird Al.
25. I have changed home residences four times in my life.
26. I've had a few speeding tickets, but nothing recently.
27. I've been in two accidents - one I was a baby and don't remember, and the other someone rear-ended me.
28. I got a 690 on my math SAT and a 490 on my English SAT.
29. I was accepted to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
30. I couldn't afford it, even with the $10k annual scholarship they offered me.
31. I have been on one game show - "Pictionary" with Alan Thicke.
32. I was on Club AM (GSN) with Laura Chambers.
33. I've had half of my picture in the local paper. I was in the background, and the photographer only caught half of me.
34. I don't have an appendix.
35. I lost my virginity when I was 20.
36. I was in Seattle at the time.
37. I was engaged within two weeks of that.
38. Yes, I was whipped.
39. I got better.
40. I have had sex in three states - Washington, Nevada, and of course, California.
41. I have only been outside the United States once - a family vacation to Washington resulted in a one-day trip to Canada, eh.
42. As a kid, I wanted Jimmy Carter to win the 1980 Presidential Election so that the street I lived on wouldn't change from Carter St. to Reagan St. (Yeah, I was a cute, dumb little tyke wasn't I?)
43. The only financial debts I have are the house (a little more than $200k, but what a tax write-off!) and the car that I just bought from my dad ($13k).
44. I have nothing to do with my sister, and haven't for two years.
45. That tears me up, but it's the best defense mechanism I have at this point.
46. I worked at El Pollo Loco for four and a half years.
47. That was supposed to be a summer job.
48. It ended up paying for college tuition, books, gasoline, car insurance, personal telephone line, vacation, car upkeep, Prodigy online (these were pre-Internet days), my first computer (386SX 16 MHz), and vacation.
49. I am *very* good with budgeting. =)
50. I never met my grandfather on my mother's side - he died before I was born.
51. I miss my grandfather on my father's side, who passed away on September 8, 2000. (Note - this man was not my genetic grandfather, nor was he Elwood Knecht. My grandmother married again later in life, and this was her husband, and the man I knew as Grandpa.)
52. I wish I could spend more time with my nephew, Michael.
53. I did not attend my high school prom.
54. I was too scared to ask the girl I liked.
55. By the time I wrestled up my courage, someone else asked her earlier that morning.
56. I am interested in wrestling, but not wrestling. I'm curious about the business end of the business, not the entertainment.
57. I can't dance.
58. I can't sing.
59. I read comic books. Specifically, I've been reading "Rising Stars", "The Amazing Spider-Man", and the recently ended "Midnight Nation."
60. When cooking, I need specific directions. None of this "a dash of salt" mess!
61. Guilty TV pleasure: Rendez-View
62. Deep dark game show secret - I don't like The Price is Right.
63. I have called one of those 900 sex number before.
64. I was dared to.
65. I didn't like Forrest Gump. Just ... didn't do anything for me.
66. Fantasy job - DJ at an 80's music station
67. I have looked through my dad's adult magazine collection.
68. I've got a TiVo, and I'm not afraid to use it!
69. Many people think that I'm Jewish for some reason. Why, with a Germanic last name, people would think I'm Jewish I'm not sure...
70. I can't stand reality shows, with the exception of "The Mole."
71. I've read the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" trilogy (of five books) waaaaay too many times in my life.
72. Five favorite comedians - Kevin Pollak, Craig Shoemaker, Robin Williams, Pablo Francisco, and Carlos Mencia
73. First DVD purchased - "The American President"
74. I purchased said DVD before I had a DVD player. Knew I was going to get one, and the DVD was on sale...
75. My friends and I were such regulars at Spoons on Saturday nights (NTN Playback game!), the managers and waitresses would save a table for us, even when they were packed.
76. I have a copy of every episode of 24, The West Wing, and Sports Night.
77. I have a copy of every episode of Babylon 5, Crusade, and the five TV movies.
78. I have every Babylon 5 book too.
79. I'm bordering on being a B5 fan-boy, I think...
80. I miss Randy.
81. I have scanned foreign computers (i.e. not mine) for vulnerabilities without the owner's permission.
82. Once, I printed out a letter to someone telling them that their computer was wide open to the Internet. That computer went offline within one minute.
83. I misspelled the word "misspelled" in a research paper in 9th grade.
84. I bought a friend a Chia Pet as a Christmas gift. Yes, a gag Christmas gift, but still...
85. I won $500 from CompuServe in 1995 when they had a "find it online" contest.
86. I didn't report that on my income taxes.
87. The person who gave me my first tip at El Pollo Loco won the California Lottery about a year later, winning $37 million.
88. I didn't report that tip on my income taxes, either.
89. I am such a total klutz.
90. I am very much a grouch when I haven't gotten enough sleep.
91. I have never collected pogs, Pokemon, Beanie Babies, or Tamagotchi.
92. I did buy a few decks of Magic: The Gathering cards, which I learned to play way back in 1994.
93. I since gave those away to some friends.
94. Found out later that one of those cards was worth about $20. (Damn!)
95. I am registered as a Republican, though I really don't give a crud about the political parties in the US anymore.
96. I found a $20 bill next to my car one day when I was working at El Pollo Loco. Went out there on a break, and there it was.
97. I was born on August 16, 1972.
98. Elvis Presley died on my fifth birthday.
99. I have won $185.75 off of a nickel slot machine in Las Vegas.
100. I'm never been comped while in Vegas for anything but a drink.

The mocking begins .... now.


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 24th, 2002 12:57 pm (UTC)
No mocking at all. This is very cool.

I can't quite work out why so many game show fandom people link to gaby723. (Er, that didn't come out right. Sorry, Misse - no offence intended, and I don't mean to imply that people shouldn't link to you!)
Jul. 24th, 2002 01:14 pm (UTC)
I'll be there for you
(Pardon the stretch for a song title subject line...)

I'm not sure who the first to befriend gaby723 was, but I found her via the friends of friends thing here. I liked her posts, responded to a few, and voila! I made a new friend online! =) It is a bit strange that she's the only non-game show person on my friends list, but then again, I don't go out searching for people via my interest list either.
Jul. 24th, 2002 01:39 pm (UTC)
Re: I'll be there for you
Seems like an excellent reason to me!
Jul. 24th, 2002 07:07 pm (UTC)
Re: I'll be there for you
I second that.
Jul. 24th, 2002 06:58 pm (UTC)
Re: I'll be there for you
You like me?! You really like me?!


Don't mind me, I'm in a weird mood tonight.
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Jul. 24th, 2002 07:06 pm (UTC)
Wait a minute, there's no being "had" by anyone going on here.

Just thought I'd clarify.


Jul. 25th, 2002 09:04 am (UTC)
Oh, you just "had" to go there, huh?

Yeah, well, so did I. *hanging head in shame*
Jul. 24th, 2002 06:57 pm (UTC)

Uh huh


Jul. 24th, 2002 07:04 pm (UTC)
My fault??? What do you mean it's my fault????

What do you mean you "might" wear a wedding ring?

My last boyfriend was/is a gay man magnet. He isn't gay, but he was hit on all the time when we were together.

I laughed out loud when I read 60.
Jul. 25th, 2002 09:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's your fault. Deal with it. =P (and, in case your sarcasm detector is failing, THAT WAS SARCASM!)

I might wear a ring, but I might not. I really can't stand having rings, watches, etc. on, and I think it'll end up buggin' the crud out of me. But I will buy a ring and I will try to wear it. I just don't make any promises that I'll be able to wear it, that's all. (See, and you were thinking it was because I was going to hide something, huh?)
Jul. 25th, 2002 09:26 am (UTC)
I was born with a sarcasm detector. It's working perfectly. Yours must be failing or else you would have detected my sarcasm :)

It's not that I thought you were going to hide something, more like you weren't sure you'd be getting married so you wouldn't be wearing a ring. That's all :)
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