Five things about me I bet you didn’t know

Published May 21, 2016   Posted in Having some fun

Happy weekend! We are camping in a new campsite out in the middle of the desert for a little change of scenery. It’s beautiful and I’m in a good mood, so let’s burn a post revealing five things about me that I bet you didn’t know, just to have a little fun.
Selfie of the wife and I at a New York wedding

Selfie of the wife and I at a New York wedding

After reading this, I am fully aware that all those awesome and inspiring impressions about me could come to a crashing and fiery end. Judge me not, fair peoples of blogland. Β πŸ™‚

Alright, here we go:

1. I have a gigantic sweet tooth – The things that most normal people find too sweet (like pure frosting off the top of a cake), I can gleefully eat with reckless abandon without a second thought, then actively crave more once I am done. This includes those sugary frosting flowers and the hard fondant stuff that provides structure to cakes. I love it. Love it all. I’d dive into a giant warm cauldron of pure frosting and just eat myself silly, sugar crash, then do it all over again. Mmm, frosting.

2. One of my favorite movies is Erin Brockovich – Most consider this movie to be a “chick flick”, but I don’t earthly care. It’s one of my favorite movies and I’m proud of it. Julia Roberts plays a smart but struggling foul-mouthed single mother who, while working for a law firm, literally stumbles into a scandal involving a power company in the California desert. Through her due diligence, she eventually uncovers the evidence she needs to win millions from the power company, compensating the local people for their medical problems caused by the company and pours much-needed resources into the law firm to expand.

3. I played for several years in a dodgeball league – This isn’t exactly the “normal” sport that you’d find 30-somethings playing in, but for 3 or 4 years I played in a dodgeball league with folks of all ages, from high schoolers to those in their 40s. It was great fun, excellent exercise and different from more traditional softball or basketball leagues that have grown old and familiar to me. I wanted a challenge, and I got it. Some of those dodgeball players are good – real good. Β Imagine having a soccer-ball sized rubber ball hurled at you at 50 miles an hour. Now, imagine THREE rubber balls barreling in your direction at 50 MPH, at the same time and from different directions in a coordinated effort to pretty much blow your head off. Invigorating!

4. I got a serious thing for western moviesΒ – I love watching a good western. I like to imagine living in a dusty western town and working an occupation. Would I be a banker? Maybe a glass maker? A woodworker, lawman or a gun fighter? Would I spend evenings playing poker and kicking back shots of tequila, aΒ shiny revolver holstered on my hip, or would I be the dude tending to his family’s land and yelling at my kids to go round up the hogs cause a storm’s-a-brewin’? Something tells me I wouldn’t be a farmer, but who the hell knows for sure. One of my favorite westerns is Unforgiven.

5. I am a huge gym ratΒ – I don’t just go to the gym to be healthy and active. I go because I like the feeling I get while I am there. I’ve tried working out at home using smaller home gyms, but I just can’t do it. I love the gym environment. There is something about being there that motivates me to push it. I go every day, sometimes twice a day if my wife wants to get a workout in after she gets home from work. I usually go mid-morning in that sweet spot between the morning crowd and the “lunch rush”. And I get super pissed when I see someone put dumbbells back where they do not belong…”No, 20-pound dumbbells don’t belong in the 25 spot!”. Reading is fundamental.

And what the hell, how about some quick and dirty tidbits?

  • My favorite snack is natural peanut butter
  • My favorite color is dark red
  • My favorite television show of all time is Seinfeld
  • I live and breathe college and NFL football
  • I follow the Arizona Cardinals like the Pope follows Catholicism
  • When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a meteorologist (and still kinda do)
  • I have a seriously intense love affair with Mexican food
  • I love the feeling of a hot shower on a cold evening – and naps; love me a nap
  • I have a total man-crush on The Rock (Dwayne Johnson)
  • I used to weigh 240lbs and eat out twice a day; now I’m 195 and eat out twice a month

What about you? What’s something interesting that most of us probably don’t know about you?

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23 responses to “Five things about me I bet you didn’t know”

  1. Fun post. I too love peanut butter and could eat it everyday. I just bought a dark red convertible and think it’s beautiful. I have always thought red sports cars were a little flashier than they need to be, but dark red might be perfect. Frank Lloyd Wright loved dark red “Cherokee Red”.

    • Steve says:

      Thanks MrFireStation! Good choice on the color – back when I owned a Vette, the red version was nick-named “Arrest Me Red” – based on how it attracted the attention of cops. But that was a lighter red, too. A darker read is a better shade in my humble opinion. Yours too! πŸ˜‰

  2. Apathy Ends says:

    I am the complete opposite of you on the sweet tooth – I usually skip dessert for more potato or pasta salad when possible.

    Hardcore MN Vikings fan

  3. Cool idea! I hope you guys thoroughly enjoy your weekend. Something Blogland doesn’t know about me: I prefer to travel alone and I love to have long conversation with strangers, preferably over drinks or food.

    • Steve says:

      If we ever meet, I’ll have a long conversation over drinks. Gimme some Tequilla and lime and I’ll be a chatty Kathy for a while!

  4. A dodgeball league sounds like a blast!

  5. Tawcan says:

    Cool stuff, always enjoy learning more about a fellow blogger. You must be puff like The Rock back when you weigh 240 lbs. 😐

  6. My wife just recently started making our nut butters at home and I can’t believe how great they are compared to so many of the store bought ones. I can only imagine the intensity of an adult dodgeball league. That game is taken to another level when people actually have the strength and skill to throw a ball hard and fast! I’m sure it was intense!

    So ring about me – when I find myself overly stressed at work or home, I listen to comedy acts to calm down and do better work. It doesn’t matter if it is analyzing numbers up in spreadsheets or yard work, it helps me slow down and enjoy things a bit more!

    Enjoy the camping spot!

  7. Fact 6 – you wear bolo ties! Seinfeld is the best sitcom of all time, hands down. Sopranos best drama.

  8. Mmm frosting …. Love it. And peanut butter, but prefer smooth. Love the pic, you guys look really happy.

  9. Matt Spillar says:

    I love Seinfeld, NFL football (49ers fan), and Mexican food as well! And now you’ve got me wanting to try a dodgeball league haha. Fun post!

    • Steve says:

      Amen to that (minus the 49ers part)! Hehe, yeah, dodgeball was great fun and even better exercise if you really got into it. πŸ™‚

  10. Same here on the peanut butter, gym rat, and college football. I’ve eaten a PBJ for lunch damn near every day since I was like 10. Throw in some beer and that’s me in a nutshell.

    • Steve says:

      I think you and I would get along pretty well. I’m not a runner, though, so me attempting to do something like a 5K would end in a disaster. πŸ™‚

  11. Wow, I love to play softball. I become happy to know that you was a softball player.
    Thanks for sharing your post.

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