40 for 40

I turn 40 this week…hard for me to believe also. So I thought I’d start by giving you 40 fun facts about me and my life. After all it’s my birthday-week, so if it’s gonna be all about me, I might as well have fun with it…

1. I’ve probably had more jobs than 5 of you combined. From shipping baby announcements to engraving pens, I’ve done it.

2. Though I’ve never broken a bone, I’ve had back surgery.

3. My first car was a ’79 vette. Chevette. With no reverse.

4. I hated everyday of high school.

5. Sentences starting with an H are hard for me to get out because of my stuttering.

6. My earliest memory involves a sport I don’t really care for – basketball.

7. I’ve only shot a real gun once. Out of the 8 rounds I hit the skeet 7 times.

8. Starting in about 4th grade, I made terrible grades in school but I always tested well.

9. I don’t remember any of the Hebrew I learned in seminary even though I made pretty good grades in my classes.

10. I prefer cold weather to warm.

11. I’ve fought insecurity about every facet of my life since I can remember.

12. I get choked up very, very easily while watching a movie or TV show and resist watching movies I know are designed to do this.

13. When we moved form Birmingham in 2000, I was ready to leave. Now that we are back, I never want to.

14. A great evening is sitting out in the cool of the night and listening to Billie Holiday.

15. I wish I was more of a neat freak.

16. Sometimes my mind shifts from contemplative to lazy without me knowing it.

17. I eat peanut butter and cheese sandwiches every now and then.

18. I question the judgment of those who like CSI:Miami.

19. The only other country I’ve been to is Canada.

20. I read a lot of the same books over and over.

21. I prefer a good burger over steak.

22. Flying is not a favorite. Landing is good though.

23. I was mountains over beach till this last family trip down to the 30A.

24. Even if I could afford it, I wouldn’t do much shopping at Whole Foods.

25. I’ve seen It’s a Wonderful Life about 100 times.

26. Every day I look forward to getting in bed and reading.

27. I worry about my kids more than I should.

28. I’ve never voted for a Democrat.

29. Barbecue pork is a staple.

30. When my son says he doesn’t want to go to school, I agree with him on the inside while telling him he will have fun.

31. I have a book deal.

32. I named my son after Bob Dylan because my wife would not go for Van Morrison.

33. I have an arch enemy.

34. Coming up with these 40 is hard. And that is a little depressing.

35. My favorite book of the Bible is Romans.

36. Books about art theft are a favorite.

37. I can’t sleep without a fan humming in the room.

38. I’d rather be with my wife while doing something boring than be without her doing something interesting.

39. I worry about publicly failing at my new job.

40. I’m pretty much always hungry.

4 thoughts on “40 for 40

  1. Matt Blick October 24, 2011 / 6:38 pm

    I love 38 and am now going to send it to her. Mine.Not yours.

  2. Bob October 24, 2011 / 10:38 pm

    You & I are similar in scary ways… like separated at birth ways.I have very broad (eclectic?) music taste & tend to like the older stuff and more obscure stuff.You got me beat big time on the jobs comment. I've been at the same job for 34 years and I'm 54.My insecurities are visible from space. I love the cool weather and I will forever prefer the mountains to the beach. I've never voted Democrat and each morning I wake up worried that I didn't sleep enough and will have a bad day.I sleep with a white noise machine (read: fan) every night.I cry so much during TV shows & movies that my son & wife enjoy staring at me during any tear jerker scene cause they know I will cry instantly. I cry at the slightest emotional scene of a movie. I cry watching the news of a sad story. I bawled insanely over and over when I watched this YouTube video:http://youtu.be/LsOo3jzkhYAI'd rather listen to 2 hours of music than watch a good movie.Happy Birthday my Facebook, Blog, Twitter & fellow Christian friend.

  3. Petra October 25, 2011 / 3:01 am

    I can identify with most of your facts, and I'm a young ole gal. And number 38 is definitely how I feel about my husband.

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