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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.