Sunday, May 21, 2006

Being Lazy Today

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." ~ George Santayana


This picture has nothing to do with this post. I just think it is an awesome picture.

I know this is a cop out. So sue me. For those who haven't been reading my blog since last July, and because I haven't had the time or the interest to post anything new, I am re-posting this entry from Last July:

101 Things About Me

) I was born in Kansas City, Missouri
2) I am the youngest of my parents 6 kids
3) I was raised in Wichita, KS
4) I love chocolate
5) I have type 2 Diabetes
6) I cheat on my diet
7) I don't like stupid people
8) I don't like rude people
9) I've been married twice
10) Both my ex-wives are crazy. Really
11) My oldest kid is mildly retarded
12) I have 3 grandchildren. 2 boys and 1 girl
13) One grandson died a day after birth
14) I have 4 natural kids and one adopted. 4 boys and 1 girl
15) My adopted boy was in jail the last I heard (since updated. He is on the road to recovery, thank God. Literally)
16) I came within one round of being on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
17) I have a need for everyone to like me
18) I like suspense thrillers
19) I have read everything Kurt Vonnegut ever wrote
20) I don't think I have ever experienced true love
21) I listen to NPR on Saturdays
22) When I was a kid I shoplifted a pocketful of bubblegum and got caught
23) I drive a 2005 Dodge Neon
24) I'm the dumbest of my siblings
25) I used to be a telemarketing manager
26) I moved to Maryland for a woman
27) I am a Christian, but I'm not religious
28) I am overweight
29) I think poetry has to rhyme
30) I spend way too much time on the computer
31) I make many stupid mistakes
32) I can't keep a good job
33) I look younger than I am
34) I live in a one room apartment
35) I have a pug named Beast
36) I am a very bad liar
37) I drink nothing but Diet Mountain Dew
38) I used to like mustard. I don't anymore
39) I am frugal
40) I wear boxers
41) I have visited 26 different states
42) I have been on a cruise in the Caribbean
43) I lost $26.00 to a carnival con man once
44) I caught an 8½ foot sailfish off the coast of Mexico
45) I smoked crack once
46) I spent 4 hours in jail once
47) I once drove from South Padre Island in Texas to Kansas city without stopping for rest
48) I marched in a peace march in college
49) I saved the life of a woman who was overcome by carbon monoxide
50) I have hair on my back
51) I hated taking care of my sick grandmother
52) My eyesight is so bad it kept me put of the armed forces
53) I hate onions
54) I am a mommas boy
55) I think tattoos are gross
56) I drive too fast
57) I didn't cry when my father died
58) I cried at his memorial service
59) I suspect I am getting senile
60) I am a failure
61) I am intelligent
62) homosexuals disgust me. Both sexes
63) I can be insensitive
64) I like bad puns
65) I like Greenday
66) I am of Scottish heritage
67) I have ugly feet
68) I have a large vocabulary
69) I am a horrible housekeeper
70) I have a concrete sequential personality
71) My 8th grade English teacher told me I had the 2nd highest IQ in the school
72) I consider myself a bad father
73) It annoys me when I see people park in handicapped parking spaces and they aren't handicapped
74) I have never been beaten at Trivial Pursuit
75) I didn't cry when my grandson died
76) I rarely see or talk to anyone in my family
77) I am my own worst critic
78) I have a great sense of humor
79) I live with bad luck
80) I have had over 40 jobs in my life
81) I choked my wife in my sleep once
82) I usually don't remember my dreams
83) I never give money to beggars
84) I am proud of my integrity
85) My favorite movie is Cyrano De Bergerac
86) I am an expert at barbeque
87) My credit sucks
88) I have an irrational fear of suffocation
89) I was pretty good football player
90) I have too much pride
91) I am a techno-moron
92) I try to find something to respect about everyone
93) I have the spiritual gift of discernment
94) I have one secret I'll never tell anyone
95) I always had a crush on Marilyn Monroe
96) I turned down the lead role in my elementary schools production of "Little Black Sambo"
98) I dropped out of college
99) I once caught a burglar in my house
100) I caught the guy that stole my wife's car
101) I know I left some better things off this list

12 comments:

ELAshley said...

Ditto: 4-8, 33, 55, 58, 61, 68, 76-78, 80, 82, 94, 95, & 98

I vehemently disagree with 29

Gayle said...

I have a hard time believing these two:
24) I'm the dumbest of my siblings
60) I am a failure

Here's what I have in common with you:

7) I don't like stupid people
8) I don't like rude people
18) I like suspense thrillers
33) I look younger than I am
36) I am a very bad liar
38) I used to like mustard. I don't anymore
39) I am frugal
57) I didn't cry when my father died
61) I am intelligent
73) It annoys me when I see people park in handicapped parking spaces and they aren't handicapped
77) I am my own worst critic
82) I usually don't remember my dreams
90) I have too much pride
94) I have one secret I'll never tell anyone
99) I once caught a burglar in my house

Interesting, Mark. And you are right: you are your own worst critic. I believe you are way too hard on yourself. You are a good guy. Give yourself a well deserved break!

Not everyone finds true love. Those who do are extremely blessed. It could still happen to you, and I hope it does. :)

rusty shakelford said...

"77) I am my own worst critic"

The best quality anyone can have. Never hold others to a higher standard then you would hold yourself.

Poison Pero said...

This is good information, Mark.....You should pin it in a link on your side bar, like I did.

It's a good reference point for all of us who come here.

Pamela Reece said...

Wow, Mark! A lot of the things you listed I had already figured out about you but most I didn't. It doesn't matter because nothing you wrote changes the way I feel about you. Your most important qualities are all that I focus upon because I find those to outweigh any errors in judgement or what falls into our lives.

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I enjoyed this since I'm a more recent reader. I've seen others do these too and I think I may need to do one eventually.

I would say ditto to a lot of what Gayle said. You may have failed at some things but you're not a failure. And whats that quote "Failure is the back door to success :-)".

Lone Ranger said...

1. I learn from my mistakes and then do my best to forget them.

2. I'm happy.

Daffy76 said...

I remember the original post. Things we have in common--
2 (but the youngest of three, not six), 7-8, 17, 24, 30, 33, 26, 55-56, 60-64, 67, 73, and 94.

I also vehemently disagree with 29--because I have written poetry and I know that it is lots harder to write a good one that does not ryhme than one that does. Seems like it would be the other way around, doesn't it?

Sheila said...

You My Friend,

It's time for you to condence this mostly negative thing and clean it up with all of the really great things you know about YOU, so that we can see what you think in that respect too. :)

Number 26 said...

There is no such thing as bad luck...........so scratch #79.......LOL

Goat said...

Wierd, I had not checked here in a few days and saw this related to clan Gunn and stopped by. Perhaps a relative? http://gunnnutt.blogspot.com/

dreadnought said...

Good post!

60) I am a failure

Me too, but in one form or another we are all failures.