I want you and me to be friends.
I'm NOT talking about Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Klout or any of the other social spaces. You don't need to subscribe to my blog, you don't need to leave me comments, you don't need to bestow an award on me. I just want you and me to become (better) friends.
Of course, that means we really need to get to know each other. So each week I candidly share stuff about myself. And if you'd like for me to get to know you better, I invite you to share along with me. You don't have to be a blogger to participate and even if we're already good friends, I hope you'll still share with me.
When I was a kid,
I never got a bloody nose. I never even got into a real physical fight with another kid. At the time, it seemed rather fortunate that I never had to deal with black eyes or bruises, but looking back now, I feel a little cheated. Not that I want to get into a fight, but I always wonder what would have happened. How would I have reacted? Who would have won the fight?
When I grow up,
I want to study self-defense. I studied Tae Kwon Do for 3 years in high school but I never really felt like it learned how to protect or defend myself. I simply earned a lot of belts in a whole variety of colors. I'm not sure exactly what I'd be defending myself from, exactly - maybe from the nefarious things lurking in dark rooms.
I used to love
- Puma running shoes
- Cotton candy
- Combos (snack food)
- Salad spinner
I still love
- Garlic press
- Swimming Upstream (film)
- Root beer (especially from glass bottles)
There's one thing you should know about me,
I never watch sports (unless we're talking about swimming). Growing up, my dad had no use for any sport and so I never learned the basics of football, basketball, soccer, or even baseball. Today I have a vague notion of the objectives of each sport, but I never watch any of them. Which used to make for very awkward conversations around the water cooler at work. "Did you see last night's game?" "No." "Really? You missed a real upset!" "Well, I really don't follow any sports. Not my thing." "Ah."
So tell me...
Have you ever been in a fist-fight? And if not, do you feel capable of defending yourself? Do you enjoy sports? If so, which ones and are you a religious fan?
If you do not feel comfortable posting your answers in a comment but would still like to share something about yourself, feel free to email me or direct message me on Twitter. And if there's a specific question you'd like me to answer next time, just let me know.