My real age: 43, the answer to life, the universe, and everything, plus one.
Born: 7 July 1970 (yes, that's 07/07/70 :-) at 15:02 EDT
Conceived: November 1969
My parents were married in: August 1969 (fast movers eh?)
My stats in metric: height - 1.83m, weight - 80Kg
Time: prefer military format (note birth time above)
Why?: cause everything when it comes to computers works in military time, and it's easier to add and subtract time that way.
Dates: prefer European format (note birth date above)
Why?: I dunno... it just looks cool. Started using it in college and it stuck.
Phone numbers: dots instead of dashes and parentheses
Something interesting about my real name: All three of my names contain a double letter somewhere.
If playing 'Wheel of Fortune' with my name: Don't buy an "E" or "U"
Soda or pop?: I used to call it pop, but after living in the midwest, it's soda.
Coke or Pepsi?: Coke who?
Number of times I've been to Disney World: 3 (1984, 1987, 1990)
Favorite Disney animated feature: The Rescuers Down Under
One of the coolest movies ever: Tron
Still very cool after all these years: Schoolhouse Rock (conjunction junction, what's your function?)
Boxers or briefs?: Briefs, but not tighty-whiteys, I have colors. I love to sleep in boxers (Tigger boxers of course).
Favorite sleepwear: Tigger boxers in the summer, flannel pants in the winter
Underoos: Are you old enough to remember those? I had Aquaman.
Wallet: brown with tan trim, nylon with velcro closure, got it in 7th grade (1982) and it lasted until 2011. Replaced in 2011 with a green wallet with black trim, same style, nylon with velcro closure.
What's still in my wallet: a Canadian $2 and $5 from 1986, and several fortunes from fortune cookies.
My dream vacation would be: To travel the U.S. for the entire summer and visit amusement parks.
When I was a kid I wanted to be: a hockey player
Innie or outtie?: Innie
Made out of rubber or springs?: Much more rubber than springs (sing the song... maybe you'll get it :-)
Favorite shower gel: Axe Recovery
Piercings: used to have two in the left ear, one in the right. And I passed out both times I had them done.
Stopped wearing earrings: August 2008 when I started a new job.
My front teeth are chipped because: I had a bicycle accident when I was 7 (the rock in the road won).
Wisdom teeth left: 1(bottow row, my right)
First cavities: None until I was 23
First crown: February 2014
Preferred metal: silver
Jeans size: 34x34
Favorite cologne: Polo Sport or CK One
Handedness: I'm right-handed, though I can do a lot of things with my left, most notably I can use a mouse in either hand without skipping a beat.
Physical feature I wish I could change at will: eye color -- I would love to have bright blue eyes!
Physical feature I hate the most about myself: Skinny arms and that growing waistline
Gray Hair Discovery Date: 20 March 1999
Do I cheat?: Just For Men used to work wonders. Gave up the habit a long time ago.
Birthmarks: three -- one under my left eye, one on my left hip, and the third... well....
"Official" Coming Out Date: 1 December 1993
My first fling: Summer 1994, camp, his name was Kevin (a fellow counselor).
Number of women I've 'slept' with: zero. I'm a gold-star gay.
Number of pillows on our bed: 3. 2 for me, 1 for the hubby.
If I were a dog, I would be a: chocolate or black Labrador retriever -- they're loyal, friendly, and fun.
Number of times I have gone skinny-dipping: four
Number of times I went streaking: one
Preferred mode of transportation around Center City Philly: bicycle
Shoe size: 11
Favorite shoes: Vibram FiveFingers - they may look odd, but DAMN, they are comfortable. I'm up to 17 pairs (and I'm eyeing up more!)
Number of trombones in the big parade: 76
Coffee?: Love the smell, getting better with the taste, lots of cream and sugar please.
Number of magazines I subscribe to: 2
Favorite flowers: mini carnations, white with red trim/highlights; snapdragons; tiger lilies
Herbs I like to grow: rosemary, chives, oregano, basil
Favorite TV shows: (in no particular order) Will and Grace, Absolutely Fabulous, South Park, Star Trek: TNG, Spongebob Squarepants, Iron Chef, Good Eats, Mythbusters, Iron Chef America, Project Runway, Glee, Archer, 30 Rock.
Actor who should play the part of me in the movie about my life: Ben Affleck
Banking PIN: XXXXX <-- scratch here to reveal
Number of versions of Microsoft Office I've worked with: Nine (4.3, 95, 97, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013)
Favorite Office application: Excel
Most annoying Office application: Word
Car #5: 2013 Kia Soul+, in titanium silver - my first new car!
Car #4: 2001 Chevy Tracker, 4-door, 4 wheel drive. maroon
- Total Mileage: 148,429
- Miles Driven By Me: 109,470
- Gallons of Gas: 4,982.041
- Number of Fill Ups: 345
- Average Mileage: 21.97 mpg
- Days Owned: 3,246 (8 years, 11 months, 19 days)
- R.I.P. - 19 March 2013
Car #3: 1991 Chevy Cavalier RS 4-door, gray
The 100,000 mile mark: 31 January 1999, I-495N outside of Wilmington, DE
Received the Title Deed from the bank: 25 March 1999
R.I.P.: 30 April 2004, 144671.7 miles
Car #2: 1986 Chevy Cavalier RS 4-door, tan
The 100,000 mile mark: Summer 1993, SR-61N, outside of Fulton, OH
R.I.P.: August 1995; 125,000 miles
Car #1: 1981 Chevy Citation, tan - dubbed the "Skippymobile" by my friends.
What the first four vehicles had in common: They were bought used, and they are all Chevy's.
Vehicle I wish I had owned: Chevy Tracker ZR-2, yellow, 4-door
Chevy in the family: I am a 4th generation Chevy-owner/driver. My parents, maternal grandparents, and my maternal grandfather's father (great-grandfather) all drove Chevys.
Most irritating thing about driving in Philly: stop lights are optional.
My computer is: Dell Optiplex 780, Intel Core 2 Due @ 3.16 GHz, 16Gb RAM, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, 500 GB HD and 2 TB HD, and dual monitors.
Home network: cable modem connection, dual-speed N-router with firewall.
Wired or wireless: I'll take wired over wireless any day.
My first home computer: An Atari 400, with a 410 tape drive (tape recorder)
Next computer: An Atari 800 with a 510 Disk Drive
And after that: An Atari 600XL with 64K RAM, 510 Disk Drive, and eventually a 300 baud modem (all of which I used up until my junior year in college).
And then: a 20 Mhz 286 with a 40 MB HD; at the time it was the fastest 286 they made.
Most hated sports teams: Any team from Chicago, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Baltimore Ravens.
Our pets: Will, an orange and white tabby cat, and Grace, a gray cat with a few white spots and a hint of orange in her coat. Became my "children" Labor Day weekend 2000. Estimate birth date to be 1 August 2000.
Partner's pet: Tika, a female tuxedo cat. Deceased 6 January 2014.
Aquaria: two tanks, one 55 gallon with a variety of freshwater fish, and a 26 gallon isolation/quarantine tank.
Dogs are: big animals that go "WOOF!" - not little things that go "yip, yip, yip!" (i.e. if my cat can beat it up, it's a rug rat).
I may be a computer geek but: I am not a gadget geek.
Mobile OS: Android
Ways to leave your lover: 50.
Furniture majority: Ikea
Carnivore or herbivore?: Definite carnivore. Favorite prey are caribou, moose, and deer.
Preferred breakfast food: Frosted Pop-Tarts (mmmmmm.... wild grape!)
Preferred snack foods: popcorn, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, corn nuts
Favorite Ben & Jerry's flavor: Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch
Favorite fruit flavor: Grape, and just about anything citrus
Number of piggies who had roast beef: 1
The Philadelphia basic food groups: Soft pretzels, cheesesteaks, and water ice.
Favorite mixed drinks: Margaritas, daiquiris.... i.e. "the popsicle drinks"
Favorite alcohol: Mike's Hard Lemonade, Bacardi Silver or O3
What I usually resort to getting at a bar: rum and Coke
Best candy apples: from Fowler's Taffy at the Cherry Festival in my hometown
It pays to read the label?: Ocean Spray's Pink Lemonade contains "red cabbage".
Favorite DOS game: Empire
Dig-Dug high score: 107,610
Current computer game addictions: Mystery Case Files, Roller Coaster Tycoon 2, Lego Harry Potter
Preferred Monopoly token: the hat
Preferred Clue character: Professor Plum
Facebook Apps: Ignore, ignore, ignore, block.
Number of websites I design and maintain: Three
Number of domains I own: Three
The loneliest number: 1
Most expensive Tigger item I own: my Tigger leather jacket.
Most obnoxious Tigger item I own: a Tigger NASCAR jacket
Rarest Tigger item I own: a Tigger baseball cap produced in the mid-nineties. The initial release had an incorrect date listed on the cap and were pulled from the shelves shortly after their release.
Favorite authors: Frank E. Peretti (christian science fiction author), J. K. Rowling, Douglas Adams
Number of times I've read through the entire Harry Potter series: Two
Character I am most like: Probably a cross between Hermione (know-it-all) and Neville (a geek)
First Philip Glass Opera I Saw In Person: Akhnaten, performed in Boston, MA, 30 January 2000
Furthest West I've been: Honolulu, HI
Furthest South: Puerto Rico
Furthest East: somewhere in southwest Maine
Furthest North: Banff, Alberta, Canada
Number of states I've visited or traveled through: 33
Canadian provinces I've been to: Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia
Distance from my home town to Philadelphia: 435 miles (to the southeast)
Distance from my home town to Valparaiso University: 425 miles (to the west)
Interstate I've traveled the entire length of: I-76
Best Spring Break ever: Spring Break 1990 -- went on tour with my college choir for a week (our furthest point was Dallas, TX), then, returned to Valpo, and drove off to Orlando, FL with my friends for a week. Total miles covered on land in those two weeks -- close to 5,000.
Airports I've flown through/to: PHL, PIT, DTW, ORD, MSY, STL, ATL, CLE, CLT, BOS, ERI, DCA, IAD, MKE, SJC, AGS, MDW, IND, CMH, FLL, MSP, BWI, YYC, PHX, YVR, SJU, HNL, KOA, LAX, and DEN.
Language I took in college: Greek.
Why Greek?: Cause I figured any schmuck could take Spanish, German, or French, and my school didn't offer Italian.
Language I wish I knew: Italian (but I'm working on it... thanks Rosetta Stone!)
I missed graduating cum laude from Valparaiso University by: 0.019
Best cartoon strip of all time: Bloom County
Hottest cartoon guy: "Zane" from Luann. That spiked hair and goatee.... woof!
On Facebook since: August 2008
How often I update my status: At least once a day, except weekends when I'm hardly on.
Pennsylvania counties I've lived in: Erie, Crawford, Allegheny, Philadelphia.
Political party affiliation: Democrat (DUH!)
There's a fine fine line: Between love and a waste of time.
How I celebrated Leap Day 2000: I shaved off my 2-year-old goatee.
How I celebrated Labor Day 2000: I grew it back.
First Sign of the Apocalypse: My parents getting a computer.
Second Sign of the Apocalypse: Getting e-mail from my mother.
Third Sign of the Apocalypse: My parents get high-speed internet.
Fourth Sign of the Apocalypse: My parents put together a website.
Which Sign We're up To: The fourth one.
Yet Another Sign of the Apocalypse: My mother is on Facebook. And I'm friends with her.
Another Sign of the Apocalypse: My mother now owns a Nexus tablet.
Favorite quote: "Men are like parking spaces -- all the good ones are taken, and the rest are either handicapped or too far away!"
Most annoying thing to see in someone's online profile: any adjectives claiming to be "hot", "cute", "sexy", "very good looking", etc.
My first Internet e-mail address: SAC6400@exodus.valpo.edu
My second Internet e-mail address: email@example.com
And next: firstname.lastname@example.org
And then: email@example.com
Current number of e-mail addresses I have: oh forget it.... I've lost track.
Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator: ISTJ
Bettys: Nothing but trouble.
I used to have too many friends named: Mike or Greg (no offense guys!)
Music at my funeral: "The Funeral of Amenhotep III" from Ahknaten by Philip Glass
Smoke-free since: December 1998
What I hope you'll get out of this website: pictures, info, and insights (with a side of humor) into a really great guy!
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