Saturday, December 10, 2005

Randomness, randomness, it's what I long for

My friend Guy tagged me the other day. Apparently he did this in response to being tagged by his sister. I'm not sure who she was tagged by. My understanding is that now I'm supposed to post five random facts about myself. So, here goes:

  1. I had kidney stones the day after my 21st birthday. I had just moved into a trailer - sadly, not a double-wide - and woke up with the most excruciating pain. I couldn't centralize the pain, so I was trying to crack my back and go to the bathroom - not at the same time - but nothing helped. When I started to have dry heaves, I thought I should go to the hospital, and stones were the culprit. So when Marcy finally gives birth, I can sort of empathize.
  2. I have had several interesting experiences getting pulled over by police officers. When I was in junior college I was pulled over while riding my ten-speed because I didn't have lights, a bell, or a horn. I was once pulled over for drunk driving, which was unique since I have never had an alcoholic beverage. It seems I was a little tired and was swerving a bit. And while I was living in Toledo I got pulled over twice in a matter of two weeks...while walking! I still can't figure that one out.
  3. Since Guy posted something about caffeine, I might as well, too. I, unlike Guy, love coffee! I have it every morning, and I get excited when I am in an area that has a Starbucks. But the reason I drink coffee is somewhat strange. In my dorm at Asbury we had a free table, which meant that if you put something on the table - books, food, whatever - it was free for the taking. One day, my friend Big Al Martin left a four-cup coffee maker on the table, and I thought, "Hmm, I could drink coffee." The rest is history.
  4. I once turned down Indians playoff tickets - maybe even World Series - because I was convinced that I was a jinx. Prior to that, I went to one Browns playoff game that they lost due to a number of questionable calls by the officials, and later, I was at the game in which Michael Jordan hit "The Shot." You can see why I felt the way I did. But since Cleveland has still not won a championship, maybe there's a deeper curse than one simply attached to my attendance.
  5. The titles of my top three favorite movies of all time involve death in some way, shape, or form. They are, in no particular order: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Evil Dead 2. I'm not exactly sure what that says about me. I'll let you draw your own conclusions.
Now don't you feel more complete as an individual now that you have this information about me? I know I feel like a giant weight has been lifted...

13 comments:

gmw said...

Interesting...I was sure I could count on you for randomness.

Abby and I are praying that your little dude is doing well.

kate said...

You are more weird then I orginally thought, don't worry I still like you. Hope you are well.

Cory said...

Clevland has a basketball team?

Fitz said...

Cory,
Bwa-ha-ha! I am laughing so hard, tears are streaming down my face. You make me laugh so much...

Yes, that was sarcasm. I've never heard that line before (again, sarcasm). Maybe you have heard of one Lebron James, possibly the best player in the league. Yeah, he plays in Cleveland. As does all-star center Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Yeah, we have a team.

How is the Jacksonvile team doing???

Cory said...

I dont get it.
I actually haven't heard of those people.
And if you mean football, I think you probably know how J'ville is doing.
the answer is "lucky season" and "ugly wins"

Cory said...

oh, rosencrantz...of course you introduced me to the movie...I have periodically looked for the DVD. I did buy the play. have it in the office.

Cory said...

I meant to say "amazing movie" i once thought it would be great for you and I to do the tennis match together.

ashlee said...

Mike,

I stumbled on to your blog--I can honestly say that I've never heard of anyone else getting pulled over while walking! It's one of my favorite stories from Seminary! Hope you and Marcy (and little one) are doing well!

Allister said...

I could have lived a long and happy life without ever knowing about your kidney stones..

SHAVE

Brother Rob said...

Mike . . . It must run in the family. I was once got pulled over but I was not the one walking . . . it was the officer!!! I pulled a u-turn into a parking spot only to have an officer ask me, "what are you doing?" I said "what does it look like?" He then proceeded to write me a ticket and I kept repeating to him, "you've got to be kidding me?!"

Fitz said...

Rob, that is a fun story...I remember it well...but it is not my favorite story of your famous run-ins with the cops...my favorite is how you fought your traffic ticket in court so you wouldn't lose your license, and the judge was so impressed with your visual aids, he said, "Why can't our people do stuff like this?"...classic...

shelby said...

fitz you really need to up date and i have to agree with ally on 2 things first i really didnt need to know about your kidney stones and second please shave soon

Paige Y said...

Hey! Just wanted to wish you, Marcy & baby fitz a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!