About Me…

What do you want to know about me?

  1. I am allergic to animal dander and dust which does not stop me from petting animals or inspire me to dust my room weekly.
  2. I used to be mad at my brother because he was allowed to drink orange soda at breakfast (he was allergic to orange juice)
  3. In high school, my friend Eric and I were referred to as Raj and Rerun from What’s Happening. It was such a popular nickname/taunt (depending on your perspective) that the English teacher started humming the What’s Happening theme song when he found out. Dick.
  4. I have had three four girlfriends.
  5. The length of the relationship and time between the end of the previous relationship and start of the new relationship has grew exponentially each time.
  6. I fooled around with my GRE study partner the night before the test. I blame that incident on my low test score.
  7. I took an thrown-away essay idea from my best friend in 8th grade and turned it into an award-winning essay.
  8. My first kiss was the last day of Young People’s Day Camp on the bus ride home. Her name was Jen and I was ten (yes, I know that rhymed).
  9. I haven’t had a check-up in almost 10 years. I’m not sure if I’m afraid something is actually wrong with me or that nothing is wrong with me.
  10. The summer after 8th grade, I went to Jamaica and bought this “Friendship” banner thingy with a poem on it for a girl I had a huge crush on. I could never work up the nerve to give it to her even though I had three opportunities. It currently hangs in my bedroom.
  11. I have never broken a bone in my body.
  12. From junior year of high school to junior year of college, I was a semi-serious watcher of Days of Our Lives.
  13. My mother once flat out asked me if I’m gay. Then a couple of days later, I went into the city the same day as the Gay Pride Parade. When I saw my mother again, she said “So, what did you do in the city on Sunday?”
  14. The first cassette tapes that I owned were Batman soundtrack, Ghostbusters II soundtrack and Leaders of the New School’s A Future Without A Past.
  15. I cried when Optimus Prime died in Transformers The Movie.
  16. I used to have my brother forge almost anything that required my parents’ signature – detentions, permission slips, etc.
  17. I got caught shoplifting twice – the last time stealing a pack of batteries for a girl.
  18. I really don’t get worked up about attractive celebrities but I pretend to in public to fit in.
  19. I don’t know anything about cars.
  20. I’m uncomfortable walking around without a soundtrack.
  21. I didn’t hear the N-word in reference to me until high school.
  22. The first real racism I experienced in life was when I girl who I was really close with freshman year of high school was told by her mother she wasn’t allowed to hang out with or speak to me anymore.
  23. After me and girlfriend #2 broke up in Sophmore year, I locked myself in my room and played PlayStation in the dark for two weeks. She bought me the PlayStation two days before we broke up.
  24. My favorite name as a child growing up was “Alicia.”
  25. I was once asked by a friend, “When are you going to start thinking about yourself?” I still don’t have an answer for her.
  26. If Angieee and Rich has hired me to work on the Black Lily website (despite being incredibly unqualified), I would have moved to Philly. When it didn’t happen (coupled with being on my last few unemployment checks), I cried…hard.
  27. I hug people the way I do because I don’t know any other way.
  28. If I deleted 75% of the hip-hop off my iPod, I don’t think I’d miss it.
  29. I once got stung on the bottom lip by a mosquito in grade school. My lip ballooned to a size of a Ball Park frank.
  30. I used to be so insecure about my appearance that I wouldn’t look at myself with my glasses on.
  31. I used to cry when my glasses got knocked off my face because I was afraid to tell my father I broke them.
  32. If I have to decide between “making a move on someone” or “just being friends and living with being attracted to them for the duration of our friendship,” 9.87 times out of ten, I will choose the later.
  33. I give pretty good massages.*
  34. With a couple of rare exceptions, I don’t think there is such a thing as a “good kisser” and a “bad kisser,” just bad rhythmic matches
  35. That said, I’m a good kisser.*
  36. The only comfort of this blog is I know only 10 people read it, only four regularly.
  37. My dream job is working at a Mom & Pop video rental store…making 70K a year.
  38. After Fact #23 stopped happening, I took to renting videos non-stop. I rented over 45 movies from January to May of Sophomore year. The store I rented from considered giving me my own “Sean’s Picks” section.
  39. Unless I’m drunk or really sleepy, I fall sleep to one of my chill mixes on my iPod.
  40. I love Snickers bars above all other chocolate candy bars.
  41. I’ve never thrown a punch in the context of a fight.
  42. I have, however, been punched twice in the face and a number of times in the body, kicked in the face and hit with a shovel.
  43. I rarely remember my dreams.
  44. If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be England.
  45. I’ve never been to Disneyland or Disneyworld.
  46. I have eczema.
  47. I am bad with money.
  48. I have been reading comic books almost as long as I have been reading.
  49. I took Psychology as a major in college because I listened and dealt with so many people’s problems, I thought I might as well get paid for it.
  50. I live in constant fear that one day someone at work is going to realize I don’t know what I’m talking about and then I’ll be let go.
  51. I can consume anything grape-flavored but I’m not nuts about grapes.
  52. I’ve Google-d a fair number of people who I’ve had interest in.
  53. I bite my nails.
  54. I was convinced my parents were going to get a divorce as soon as I was 18 or 21.
  55. I was kind of disappointed when they didn’t.
  56. I tried to get dreads put in my hair in college but the girl did a crappy job.
  57. There is cancer in my family.
  58. I hate when my favorite song on an album becomes a single.
  59. I used to love to argue. Now, if someone disagrees with me, I’ll concede.
  60. My favorite ice cream was Dolly Madison’s Vanilla. They stopped making it. They only make Vanilla Bean. It’s just not the same.
  61. I don’t feel like I fit in with my extended family.
  62. At my job at the NYU Medical Library, this cute little 16 year old used to flirt with me all the time (I was 20 I think) and one day she kissed me on the lips when I wasn’t paying attention. I freaked out and I was like, “Don’t do that again.”
  63. I’ve been in three car accidents but only once as the driver.
  64. I have imagined what it would be like to get into a fist fight with most of my male friends and if I could take them in a fight (guess who wins in my imagination?).
  65. I thought I’d be married by now.
  66. I get very uncomfortable when people cry in front of me.
  67. I haven’t bought a CD since Jay-Z’s The Black Album.
  68. I’m surprised I ever wanted to get married after growing up in my house.
  69. My left leg is longer than my right leg. I was supposed to wear an insert in my right shoe but I always forgot.
  70. I have sclerosis. The doctor thought I might have to wear a back brace at one time.
  71. My mother makes me self-conscious about my weight.
  72. I used to cheat on tests in high school.
  73. I didn’t believe in homework. That’s why God invented a long bus ride to school, free period and lunch.
  74. My favorite Shakespeare play to read is Macbeth.
  75. I didn’t get Student of the Month in St. Brigid’s until 4th grade.
  76. I used to sneak out of Art Class in St. Mary’s High School in Sophomore year to hop over the fence, go to The Wiz and buy new music.
  77. I don’t respond well to attention.
  78. I wish I went to USC or Syracuse instead of NYU…but only during college football season.
  79. If I had a choice, I’d rather a daughter over a son.
  80. I don’t have a plan for the future, near or distant.
  81. I hope I live long enough to see the series finale of Lost.
  82. I was sadder when Phil Hartman died than when my grandmother died (in my defense, I only met my grandmother twice).
  83. My pinky toes are both pretty gnarled up from stubbing them constantly on my bed growing up. I wish they would have fallen out so I could get a do over.
  84. I miss driving around listening to music.
  85. I want to learn two languages but I just don’t have the patience.
  86. I always bring my camera because a) I like taking pictures of my friends and b) it assures that I will be in the least amount of pictures.
  87. I love talking about TV shows. I think it’s the only thing I’m really passionate about anymore.
  88. I played Little League for five years and I sucked for four of them. My last year, I was so below-average, my coaches used to ask me to lean into pitches to try to get hit.
  89. I went to Lutheran Sunday School and Confirmation school until my parents didn’t feel like driving me anymore so I never got confirmed.
  90. I didn’t get into football until the Giants beat the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game in 1990.
  91. Kids aren’t interesting to me until they can talk.
  92. I got my ear pierced when I was 13. My friend Lance disinfected one of my mother’s earrings, put ice on my ear lobe and just popped it through. My parent’s didn’t notice for almost a year.
  93. If I had a job that paid well and would let me get away with it, I would pierce my nose and tattoo my forearms.
  94. In high school, I used to talk to my friend on the phone so much, my mother had a $300 phone bill. She was the friend referred to in Fact #22.
  95. On my first day of NYU, while walking around the city, this guy asked me for directions, then followed me around and asked if I wanted to hang out with him. I said “No thanks,” immediately went back to my dorm and changed my clothes.
  96. I used to be in a children’s choir. Me and this girl were supposed to be the featured singers. Then puberty kicked in.
  97. I hate hearing my voice on recordings or videos.
  98. I prefer white wine to red wine but always feel awkward when I’m the only guy drinking white.
  99. I’ve written three angry, emotional e-mails that I know have made the recipients cry.
  100. I wish I still knew how to write like that
  101. I can’t use chopsticks.
  102. I have four five six seven tattoos.
  103. I can’t tell good stories. Like when people describe something that happens at work and it sounds interesting…I can’t do that. it always falls flat.
  104. I think I have 15-20 anecdotes that I tell over and over again because I don’t think anything else that’s happened to me or around me has been that interesting.
  105. I spend too much money on alcohol
  106. I failed my driver’s exam on the first try. The test lasted less than two minutes as I drifted into the lane of oncoming traffic as I was preparing for a left turn.
  107. I am not very good at sports. I can’t catch fly balls, I shoot basketballs awkwardly and either I can’t throw a spiral AND connect with my target.
  108. My friend Lance who went on to play college basketball once told me that you could have come out and played basketball with me and gotten really good or stayed home and played video games and read comics. Guess which I went with?
  109. My parents bought me a video camera for Christmas one year. Why? I don’t know. All I ever did with it was re-enact Wu-Tang Clan videos at my friend’s houses.
  110. I lost my virginity at 18.
  111. My mother only spanked once but it was so bad, I blacked out and have no recollection of the beating. I just woke up in bed like what happened?
  112. The reason I love England so much is it was the only non-Jamaica trip I went on as a kid (Canada doesn’t count). That and I LOVED DangerMouse as a kid.
  113. I went to my senior prom with this girl who I was friends with. We really just wanted to go to the prom. Her father picked her up at 11:30 PM on the dot and took her home which was fine because I was in pursuit of someone else.
  114. I miss one thing about each of my exes.
  115. When I was in 8th grade, I was into heavy metal. My favorite album at the time was Metallica’s …And Justice For All. I had magazine posters of various groups. I was teased by the black kids in school and the neighborhood.
  116. I like buying gifts for people.
  117. When I was in grade school, I once bought my mother these cheap earrings (but expensive for me) at a fair. She never wore them, keeping them in the original packaging. This coupled with the fact that she kept all the plants I bought her in the downstairs bathroom reminds me why I don’t like buying my mother presents.
  118. I apparently have a lot of Cancerian-typical mommy issues.
  119. I can’t swim.
  120. I almost drowned in 4th grade at a friend’s pool party. I was in an inflatable donut over the deep end and my friend thought it would be funny to run and jump into the donut and kick me out. I went straight to the bottom. Another parent pulled me out.
  121. The most I ever weighed was 207.
  122. I have never attempted to obtain a woman’s phone number at a bar, club or any other social gathering.
  123. I took two years of high school Spanish, five semesters of Spanish at NYU (you were only required to take four but i failed the competency test and was forced to take a fifth) and I still can’t maintain a conversation in Spanish beyond “Hola”, “Como estas?”, “Asi asi. Y tu?”
  124. I’m not sure if I believe in God or a celestial omnipotent being because I actually believe or because of my years of Lutheran Sunday School and Catholic school make it impossible for me NOT to believe in the existence of a divine being.
  125. I don’t however support religion. They are like different futbol teams in the same league with fans that can act like hooligans.
  126. I have over 11,000 12,000 16,000 songs on my iPod.
  127. The most tracks I have by one artist is Jay-Z with 172.
  128. I have been balding since I was 19.
  129. I think people who jaywalk with babies should have their children taken away.
  130. I think OJ is innocent but knows who did it. To do all the things they say he did that night would make him a) superhuman and b) the dumbest criminal alive. I just don’t think he was both.
  131. I get nervous around cops.
  132. The first time I shaved my head was an accident. It was the day before Senior year yearbook photos and I neglected to get a haircut so I woke my brother up at 5:30 AM to give me a haircut. He ended up cutting off all my hair except a patch in the back. I took my picture and had to shave my head to even it out. Unfortunately, bald heads were forbidden in my school and I had detention until it grew back to a reasonable length.
  133. The first album I had sex to was Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite.
  134. I wish I could be a better son but I’m too stuck in my ways.
  135. 3 or 4 years ago, my father was having a stent put in his heart and I drove him to the hospital for the surgery. Feeling the potential mortality of the situation, he chose this opportunity to tell me, “I wish you had gone to graduate school.” I’m still pissed about that.
  136. I only eat hot dogs because it gives me excuse to have ketchup.
  137. I have two groups of friends who probably won’t meet until my wedding or, more likely, my funeral.
  138. I have only smoked cigarettes twice – once when I was a little kid and we found a pack at the park we used to play at and we each took a puff and once when I went to England and got drunk and smoked 3-5 of my friend’s Marlboro Lights. I thought about smoking for the next 2 days and can see how it might be addicting.
  139. I went through this weird period in Junior year of NYU when Sarah McLachlan’s Surfacing was my favorite album (Thanks, Eva).
  140. I’ve never dated someone close to my complexion. Not by intention.
  141. I stopped reading comics in freshman and sophomore year for two reasons: 1) I couldn’t afford to take the LIRR to see my girlfriend in Queens and buy comics every week on my crappy pay and 2) I was kind of embarrassed that I read comics and hid it from her.
  142. Song vs. song, I still think Jay-Z won.
  143. On the morning of 9/11, I left my girlfriend’s house, took the bus with my headphones on. There was an announcement but I didn’t hear it because I was listening to music. I got on the E train and the train stopped and the conductor said something over the speaker and people started talking but I missed it because I was listening to music. When I got out the subway, I saw the streets were crowded and people were looking up but I didn’t notice because I was late to work. When I got to work, it was pretty empty and I didn’t have Internet access so I didn’t know what had happened until about 9:15 AM when my co-worker came in.
  144. My favorite color is red.
  145. If I drink too much Stella Artois, I start speaking in a British accent. This has become known as “Cockney Sean.”
  146. I have never cheated on a girlfriend.
  147. I suspect one girlfriend actually cheated on me, while I was definitely the victim of a couple of emotional affairs.
  148. If I could be stuck on a deserted island with one book, it would be The Complete Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson.
  149. In 8th grade during class, one of my classmates decided to dry hump his hand during Science class. I told a couple of some people and it spread like wildfire and we were all laughing at him. Someone told it was me who started saying it and, despite the best effort of my female classmates, he punched me in my chest and sent me straight to the nurse.
  150. I can deal with racism and all the other shit that comes with being a Black man…but the razor bumps are a pain in the ass.
  151. I love the words “myriad” and “delve”.
  152. I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t surf the net when I get bored at work which is often.
  153. I can’t snowboard but that doesn’t stop me from trying.
  154. I miss riding on the LIRR because of all the time I had to read.
  155. I’m pro-life.
  156. I loved each of my girlfriends or at least what I understood love to be at the time I was with them.
  157. I have over 300 400 500 DVDs that I rarely, if ever, watch.
  158. When I was a kid, my brother had me intercept any mail that would piss my parents off – letters from school, parking tickets, credit card bills.
  159. The only pets I ever had were gerbils. The plan was to buy a male and female gerbil and sell the babies but Petworld gave me three male gerbils before they finally gave me a female one. Then it turned into a gerbil rape cage. I only sold one gerbil. They started to multiply quickly. There wasn’t enough food so they started eating each other. At the peak, I had 21. My room smelled of gerbil piss 24/7. My father let them into the woods when I wasn’t home…or so he said.
  160. I’m not secretive. I’m just not forthcoming with personal information unless asked direct questions. Luckily, most people are content to talk about themselves.
  161. The scar under my right eye is from a bike accident I got into when I was 13.
  162. If there was a fire in my apartment or my office, I’d be okay as long as I had my iPod.
  163. I was a prolific writer of notes in high school. I had five shoe boxes of notes: one each for notes from Jen, Eva, Tina and Elysia, and one more miscellaneous notes. I held onto to them until I was about 25 when my parents finally threw them away. I would love to read them again.
  164. I like being a “boyfriend.”
  165. That said, at this stage in my life, I can’t even imagine what kind of girl it would take to make me be a boyfriend again.
  166. I used to hate when people say “You don’t sound Black.” They don’t realize how stupid that concept is.
  167. I can tell when I like someone when I have to stop myself from buying things for them that I’d think they’d like.
  168. I can’t drink and “eat sandwiches*” in the same outing. The combination causes my brain to shut down completely.
  169. In my History class, the teacher told us on the first day that if you didn’t do the homeworks, you wouldn’t pass the class. I took it as a personal challenge. I never did the homeworks but aced all the tests and papers. I got a 78.
  170. If I could grow my hair back, I’d grow back a hi-top fade like I had in 8th grade.
  171. I’ve never gotten a flu shot. I look forward to the flu because it gives me a reason to not go to work.
  172. The last memory of my maternal grandmother is when I was 10 or 11 and at her house in Montego Bay with my Aunt Rose and she was talking to me but her patois was so thick, I caught maybe every 3rd or 4th word. I wonder what she was trying to say. It sounded important.
  173. I don’t think I exchanged more than 10 words with my maternal grandfather before he died.
  174. I used to love theorizing about love and relationships. Now, I just consigned to being as confused as everyone else.
  175. My blood type is O Positive.
  176. I don’t think I could name all 50 states.
  177. Sometimes I see people from college or high school on the street and I purposely avoid them because I don’t feel enduring the “So what’s going on with you?” part of the conversation.
  178. I am highly neophobic when it comes to food.
  179. I have a hairy back and chest. I’m not Sasquatch hairy but I still hate it.
  180. I’d shave my back and chest but a) I can’t reach my certain parts of my back, b) I’d probably slack and end up itchy all day and c) everyone knows I have a hairy chest (at least) so it would be like getting a toupee or hair plugs.
  181. Fall is my favorite season, followed by Spring.
  182. My bike got stolen once from the mall. My father and my friend’s father drove around with baseball bats and got it back.
  183. My brother thought my bike got stolen once. This little kid in the neighborhood saw me riding with my friends and this kid I knew but he didn’t yelled, “Get off your bike, Sean!” The kid ran to my house and told my brother. They drove around the neighborhood heavily armed looking for my bike until I told them it was a misunderstanding.
  184. I’ve only gotten into one real fight with my brother and it was over a camera of his I broke when I was a kid. It lasted all of 20 minutes.
  185. I have no sense of direction.
  186. When I was a kid, I was obsessed with You Can’t Do That On Television. I think that’s why I like Alanis Morissette so much.
  187. I fall asleep in the fetal position.
  188. I don’t like jelly. I eat peanut butter only sandwiches.
  189. Movies I will hold against you if you haven’t seen/hate:
    • say anything…
    • The Princess Bride
    • Before Sunrise
    • Before Sunset
    • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    • High Fidelity
  190. I once went out with a girl I liked and everything was going fine until she told me Meteor Man was one of her favorite movies.
  191. People I’ve been told I look like: Andre Braugher, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Harris (from The Practice), Ernest Thomas (Raj from What’s Happening).
  192. I don’t agree with any of them.
  193. I have a problem hitting “Send” on e-mails before re-reading what I wrote.
  194. The night John Starks shot 2-18 from the field in Game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals was one of the saddest nights of my life. I turned off the TV before the game ended so i didn’t have to see the celebration and tried to make myself go to sleep.
  195. I was a Boy Scout for a couple of years. My father pulled me out because he thought someone was dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member at the Halloween party. I didn’t find out about this until years after the fact. If he had told me, I would have informed him that it was just someone dressed as a ghost.
  196. My first job was at Hicks Nurseries. I helped load packages into cars amongst other dirty work. We frequently received tips for our work. The highlight of my tenure as my best friend mother showed up and I loaded eight bags of manure into her Pathfinder on a hot ass day. She gave fifty cents as a tip. It was the cheapest tip I received in the many months I worked there.
  197. I always need to have a cover on me in bed, preferably my comforter. If it’s too hot, I’ll make my room cold enough to compensate.
  198. I was so freaked out after The Blair Witch Project that I didn’t sleep the night I saw it and I was flying to Miami the next day at 7 AM. I stayed up talking to Tara on AIM who I saw the movie with for as long as she’d stay awake.
  199. If I talk to someone with a British accent too long, I start speaking in one as well.
  200. I don’t know if I act like a prototypical Cancer because I am a prototypical Cancer or because I’ve read enough horoscope books to know how a prototypical Cancer acts.
  201. The last birthday party my parents threw was when I was 10 years old. My cousins all brought me fireworks for my birthday, which I wasn’t allowed to light. Dicks
  202. The first DVD I bought was Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  203. I can’t help but cry through Björk’s screaming and crying towards the end of Dancer in the Dark
  204. I’ve only had one non-funeral related trip to Jamaica
  205. I didn’t miss a day of school until 8th grade.
  206. In nursery school, the teachers had made each of us little trucks made out of construction paper with our names written on it. Mine had “Shawn” instead of “Sean” written on it. I cried beyond the point of consolation
  207. Whenever I knew I was going to get spanked after parent/teacher conferences, I had two strategies: a) stay in my mother’s room watching soap hiding under her protection or b) getting under the covers and using my comforter as cover while pretending to get hit
  208. My brother and I figured out every hiding spot for our Christmas presents. It got so bad that we were playing with our new toys during the day and would put them back before my parents got home from work. It kinda took the fun out of Christmas in hindsight
  209. I was a latchkey kid from 4th grade on
  210. My favorite baseball player growing up was Don Mattingly
  211. Things I used to have posters of in my room: John Starks Dunk over Micheal Jordan (a.k.a. “The Dunk”), The Punisher, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Sade (taken from my brother), 1996 World Series Champion New York Yankees
  212. I was in the National Honor Society in high school…barely
  213. How I knew Girlfriend #1 and I were done. Before she went away for the summer, I went with her and her family while she bought shit and got her hair done. While she was in the chair, I gave her my Casio organizer because she wanted to write me a little note that I wasn’t supposed to read until she left. Of course, I read it as soon as I got home and it was innocent enough. I later noticed she deleted all the anniversary reminders from the month she left until the end of the year (I was a weirdo and had all the monthly anniversaries up to a full year). Ruined my whole summer. We “broke up” after she got back
  214. To this day, I’ve never asked her about it
  215. The name “Melanism” came from a band I saw in NYU called “Melanin 2000”
  216. I’m a Democrat
  217. I still haven’t had a check-up or physical
  218. For almost six months, I would meet friends in front of the Wetlands on Tuesday night, drive to Philadelphia for Black Lily, leave around 1-1:30 AM, drop everyone off and then go to work the next day
  219. In high school, I let three kids copy off me for the Chemistry Regents exam. I had a 95% going into the test. I was in the front and everyone behind me passed my answers back. I got a 70%. The kid directly behind me got a 66%. The rest failed and had to go to summer school. Oops
  220. My first official date with Girlfriend #2 was a double date with her younger sister and her boyfriend to go see Kids.
  221. I thought Mister Rogers was creepy
  222. The reason I’m such an early bird: my father kept all his suits for work in my closet and he would come into my room at 5:45 AM to get dressed every morning. He wasn’t exactly ninja-like plus the closet door got stuck alot so you had to pull really hard to open and made a loud noise when it did open. A few years of this and waking up at 6 AM was the norm
  223. I have a name I want to name a girl if I ever have a daughter but at this rate, it might end up being the name of one of the future pets-as-a-supplement-for-human-relationships I get (regardless, I’m not telling)
  224. I was kinda disappointed when I met someone with that name (middle name though)
  225. The motivating factor behind any career achievement at my current place of employment is: “How far can I get in this place without having to take the writing test?”
  226. The original point of this blog (actually my blog predates the term “blog”) was to share my opinion about movies without having to repeat myself. Not much has changed
  227. I slept with a night light a lot longer than I’m willing to admit on this list
  228. I used to eat Luden’s Wild Cherry Throat Drops like they were Skittles. I had a serious addiction to them in high school
  229. I’ve been wearing glasses since Kindergarten
  230. I’m still paying off my student loans
  231. I think I’ve said ‘I love you’ first in all my relationships (GFs 1-3: please feel free to refute)
  232. My middle name is “Andre” (Hey, some people don’t know that)
  233. I hate people who get on the subway before most of the people on the car get out
  234. I’ve only had to go to the hospital twice: 1) Stomach pains from eating too many greasy foods in one day when I was in grade school and 2) Severe sprained ankle from kickball last year
  235. I have a small birthmark on my right tricep. I think it looks like a dog or a rabbit
  236. I prefer being cold over being hot because you can dress for being too cold
  237. Every stage of my life, I have a new person I consider my “best friend” (the feeling isn’t always mutual)
  238. My father also ruined cereal for me. As mentioned in #22, my father used to get dressed at 5:45 AM and leave at 6:05 AM. He would fix me a bowl of Frosted Flakes cereal before he left and by the time I got downstairs, it was really soggy but my mother made me eat it. I didn’t have cereal again until I was in college
  239. Eric is my oldest friend as I’ve known him since first grade
  240. No one ever thinks I am as old as I actually am
  241. I have never been to a professional or college football game
  242. I can’t say that “I can’t cook” because I haven’t really tried
  243. I kinda suck at Guitar Hero-related games despite the fact that I own a number of them
  244. I don’t like having company because then no one knows how messy my apartment really is
  245. The only class I ever got an F in was Religion. My mother laughed when I showed her. Her response (paraphrased): “What’s there to fail: God. Jesus. Holy Spirit?”
  246. I can’t sing but this does fact does not keep me away from karaoke mics
  247. 8 times out of 10, I will arrive early to any party or gathering unless I’m coming from another party (which I probably arrived early to)
  248. I think the reason I eat and drink so fast was that was the only way to escape the dinner table and inquiries about homework (that I wasn’t doing) when I was growing up
  249. I can listen to sad music all day long
  250. Despite being an A/B+ student for my entire grade school life, it took me four and a half years to get Student of the Month at St. Brigid’s. When I asked why I hadn’t gotten it, a teacher told me I questioned my teachers too much during class
  251. My favorite video game of all time is Final Fantasy VII. I once spent 10-12 straight hours in college sitting in front of the TV playing that while my roommate/suitemates went out to class
  252. I used to have a huge crush on this girl in high school but she liked one of my best friends. I wanted him to ask her to the prom which he wouldn’t because I liked her. He wanted me to ask her which I didn’t because I knew she liked him. She ended up going to the prom with this d-bag who shared the limo with us making us both wish we had asked her
  253. I can’t function during the work day if I don’t have some sort of breakfast
  254. I try to eat dinner before 8 PM. I don’t know when that started
  255. I have little-to-no willpower when it comes to rejecting food (or booze)
  256. Open bars are my kryptonite
  257. I want to own or run a bar, lounge or diner. Not because I have any interest in any of these types of establishments. I just want to work at a place that I can listen (and make other people listen to) music I want to hear
  258. I think I spend at least $150 dollars on comic books a month
  259. If I spent as much money on clothes as I did DVDs and comics, I would be quite stylish
  260. I fooled around with Girlfriend #1 more after we broke up than when we were together
  261. As a child, I used to fluctuate between sleeping with the door open or close. The argument I made to myself was “Would I rather see whatever was coming down the hallway to get me or would I rather hear them open door and pretend to be asleep?” I think I settled on the latter
  262. When I went to see Monty Python’s Spamalot with some friends, imagine my surprise when i saw the girl who I went to NYU senior formal with and who ditched me for her friends afterwards on stage
  263. I drool in my sleep a little. A lot if I’m sick
  264. I never had an answer to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
  265. One day, two friends and I went on a shoplifting spree throughout Broadway Mall leaving with at least $200 worth of bounty
  266. I used to try and write hip-hop verses in high school. They were all laughably bad
  267. As much as I love them, no piece of art (TV, comics, movies, paintings, etc.) has ever changed my life
  268. I’m always afraid of missing the last step when I go down a long flight of stairs
  269. I get nervous when too many people pay attention to what I am doing
  270. I learned wrestling was fake a little later than I am willing to admit on this list
  271. 90% of my Facebook status messages are from books, movies or songs I just listened to at the time of posting
  272. I’m currently harboring 4-5 crushes. They range from “fleeting” to “mildly debilitating”
  273. The first R-rated movie I snuck into was Alien 3
  274. After I watched my brother’s tape of Private School, I started calling his friends “douchebag” whenever they called. I was probably 8 or 9 years old
  275. I’ve never come into a job drunk. Partially tipsy twice
  276. When I buy TV shows on DVD, it’s moreso to lend out to get additional people hooked on said TV show then for my own personal viewing pleasure
  277. Unless you bludgeon me over the head with it, I’m generally oblivious to people showing romantic interest in me
  278. I’m 5’9″
  279. I didn’t start drinking coffee until I started working here six years ago
  280. In college, my roommate, Pierre, and I watched The Tick on FOX Saturday morning cartoons religiously. No matter what we were doing or where we were, we were in front of the TV at 11 AM
  281. I’ve had a cell phone since I was 21
  282. I don’t use more than 25-35 talk minutes on my cell phone a month. When Lost or 24 is on, it goes up to an hour
  283. I used to hide the lunches my father made me that I didn’t want (he used to make me HAMBURGERS and put that in my lunch bag…WTF?) behind my bookcase. One day, I forgot and my mother found a rotten bag of food while she was cleaning my room
  284. The first time I puked as a toddler was in kindergarten. After eating one of those soggy bowls of cereal (#38), I got on the bus and the driver strapped us all in. I started to feel sick but couldn’t get free from seat beat. I puked all over myself. The bus driver was running late so let me ride the entire way covered in soggy Frosted Flakes vomit and cleaned me off when we got to school
  285. The first movies we got when my parents bought a VCR were Raiders of the Lost Ark and Purple Rain
  286. I learned how to dub movies when I was 12. I used to rent 3-4 movies a week from Blockbuster Video and make copies for my brother and his friends
  287. The last movie I saw at the Westbury Drive-In before they shut it down was There’s Something About Mary
  288. I’ve never been on a pre-relationship “date” (and by “date”, I mean asking a girl out to dinner or a movie with the intention of wooing her AND she knows it’s a date)
  289. My being single has more to do with my shyness than I lead people to believe
  290. My father used to academically compare me unfavorably to my classmates which made me want to try less
  291. I did better in the verbal section of my SAT and my GRE but both times my score was below 1,000. (I can’t remember the exact score for either)
  292. I have no problem having the same meal over and over again for lunch or dinner.
  293. I was in the General Studies Program for my freshman and sophomore years of NYU (for those of us who weren’t quite up the NYU standards)
  294. For many years of my grade school and high school years, I would never look at myself directly in the mirror for self-conscious-about-my appearance reasons. I would take off my glasses first or always look at myself from some sort of angle
  295. I prefer the right side of the bed
  296. I used to drink Welch’s grape soda all the time. Now I only drink Diet Coke or Coke Zero
  297. Anytime I do laundry on the weekend, 9 1/2 times out of 10, I will end up taking a nap for at least an hour. I can’t explain it
  298. I hate calling people in my office. I’d rather talk to them face to face. If that’s not possible, e-mail. The phone is a last resort
  299. It is understood amongst my family that at any holiday dinner (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.), I have first dibs on chicken and/or turkey legs. It has been tradition since I was a little kid
  300. I’m not that into big breasts

What else could you possibly want to know about me?

* So I’ve been told

5 thoughts on “About Me…

  1. You’re a great writer; really funny! I love the 300 facts (although I didn’t get the chance to read all of them.)

  2. Why have i never come across this before? you are so awesome. i love you a bit more than i already did 🙂 BUT…. you need to update some of these now you are a married man!

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