The First Day of the Rest of My Life

Monday, September 27, 2004

Suse did it, Teri did it, there's even a webring devoted to this meme. Now is my attempt to chronicle...

MY 100 THINGS
  1. My full first name is Gregory.
  2. My middle name was chosen out of a hat.
  3. I was born in 1978.
  4. My older brother was born nine year earlier.
  5. He died nine years ago in a single-car accident.
  6. The accident happened about 60 hours before I was to start driver's ed.
  7. I don't believe I've completely gotten over it.
  8. I was a military brat for the first 14 years of my life.
  9. The only foreign country I've lived in was Panama.
  10. During the time I was there, in 1984, Van Halen's "Panama" was released on their album, "1984."
  11. I've lived in California, Kansas and Texas, not necessarily in that order.
  12. I was never popular in school.
  13. I always wanted to be popular.
  14. I am a game show nut.
  15. My favorite game shows of all time: "The Price Is Right," "Press Your Luck," and "Double Dare."
  16. I was in the audience of "The Price Is Right" last May.
  17. I didn't get called to "come on down."
  18. I loved it anyway.
  19. I consider myself an excellent speller.
  20. I came in second place in spelling bees at my middle school.
  21. Both times, I lost to a kid named Michael Tran.
  22. I'm currently single.
  23. I hate being single.
  24. I have an online dating profile.
  25. I have yet to get a date from it.
  26. I've never approached a woman at a bar.
  27. The thought of such a thing scares the bejeezus out of me.
  28. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002.
  29. I entered the University of Texas at Austin in 1996.
  30. I graduated with a BA in American Studies.
  31. I entered as an electrical engineering major.
  32. During my freshman year, I joined a spirit group known as the Longhorn Hellraisers.
  33. During my sophomore year, I left the Hellraisers to join a fraternity known as Lambda Omega Alpha.
  34. It's a Catholic frat.
  35. While I was in the frat, I was probably the most Catholic I've ever been in my life.
  36. I've been playing catch-up ever since.
  37. While I was in the frat, I met a gal at a mixer with a Catholic sorority.
  38. We talked for a bit, then left to go dancing at a club.
  39. We then made out at my apartment.
  40. I ended up dating her on and off for about 3 years.
  41. She is now my parents' tenant.
  42. I've been on a traveling kick during the last three years.
  43. During that time, I've been to Dallas, Houston, Beaumont, Detroit, Montreal, New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
  44. I took on a job as a cab driver to pay for my trip to Montreal.
  45. I'm having a hard time coming up with 100 things.
  46. I drive a 1999 Honda Accord.
  47. Before that, I drove a 1990 Honda Accord.
  48. Before that, I drove a 1988 Honda Accord.
  49. I've never been in an accident while driving.
  50. I slept through a wreck in the back seat of a Nissan Maxima.
  51. I'm not registered to vote yet.
  52. In the last two presidential elections, I voted for Nader and Dole.
  53. Both were protest votes.
  54. hipsterwannabe.blogspot.com was not the original address of this blog.
  55. I had to change it due to people at my workplace finding out about it.
  56. I am currently unemployed.
  57. My last employer ceased operations somewhat unexpectedly.
  58. I liked the people I worked with, though I didn't really enjoy my actual job all that much.
  59. My parents are still married.
  60. I have been to six weddings where friends of mine were married.
  61. All six couples are still married.
  62. I'd like to be married, but probably not anytime soon.
  63. At times, I consider myself a hopeless romantic.
  64. Other times, I consider myself hopeless.
  65. My ex-girlfriend had a dream about me proposing to her in her kitchen.
  66. This dream occurred about six months after we first met.
  67. I am right-handed.
  68. I develop crushes rather easily.
  69. I equate this to "spreading the table" in roulette. (i.e. putting enough chips on enough numbers so that something will hit)
  70. I am into photography.
  71. A dream job of mine would be photographer for Sports Illustrated.
  72. I've been taking pictures since I was in 5th grade.
  73. I still have a lot to learn about photography.
  74. I still have a lot to learn about life.
  75. At times, I feel inferior to people.
  76. I keep lots of memorabilia.
  77. I have the first letter that a girl ever sent me, back in 4th grade.
  78. I've had braces. Twice.
  79. It. Bugs. Me. When. People. Turn. Each. Word. Into. A. Sentence. For. Dramatic. Effect.
  80. I've always wanted to go to Australia.
  81. Mostly because I think Aussie women are hot.
  82. I have a bad habit of breaking women down into parts.
  83. That being said, I'm a butt man.
  84. I was a radio DJ at a college station for one semester.
  85. I would love to do it again.
  86. I play drums.
  87. I've played live a few times.
  88. I would love to do it again.
  89. I believe I am above average when it comes to cunnilingus.
  90. My last college class was a correspondence course in human sexuality.
  91. No, there is no correlation between #89 and #90.
  92. My turn-ons include long hair and the ability to speak a foreign language.
  93. I have kissed a guy once.
  94. It was on a dare.
  95. I have experienced panic attacks and mild depression.
  96. I don't think I've fully dealt with either issue in their entirety.
  97. I watch way too much TV.
  98. It's mostly an escape for me from all the things I don't want to deal with.
  99. I'm afraid of death.
  100. The reason probably has something to do with #5.

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