The big craze sweeping through my friend list on Facebook is to post 25 random facts about oneself. You are then to tag 25 friends, who are to do the same. It is like a friendship knowledge Ponzi scheme. I figured I should post the list here as well, since some of my readers here are not my facebook friends. Yeah I'm talking to you, Fox's dad. So here are twenty-five random facts about myself that you may or may not have known. I know I have posted about a few of these. Enjoy.
1. I have three different valid drivers licenses in my wallet. 2. I have been to as many countries as years spent on this planet. 3. While I started my musical career on the French horn, I quickly switched to the tuba partially because I thought it would be more impressive to the ladies. 4. There have been few days in the last fifteen years when my face was completely shaved. 5. I am a big fan of the judge shows, especially People's Court, Judge Judy and Judge Mathis. 6. My name appeared in a list of thanks in a nationally released album. 7. I am a bit of a pistachio snob. If they are not Turkish, I will probably pass them up. 8. My minor in college was camping. 9. CNN has broadcast my face on at least two separate occasions. 10. I drive a twenty year old car that a friend gave to me. And I love it. 11. The last free car I owned, I totaled in Italy about a mile from the Mediterranean Sea. Bon Jovi was on the radio at the time. 12. Speaking of Bon Jovi, if you watch their Crush DVD close enough, you might see me in the crowd. 13. According to iTunes, you can listen to my music collection for one hundred days. That doesn't include the cassettes and records that have not be converted to mp3s. 14. I have consumed balut, dinuguan, and kimchi, yet still find banana to be the most disgusting taste I have encountered. 15. One of my favorite ways to sightsee is to wander around cities in the middle of night. 16. I have an amazing sense of direction. Sense of style still lacking. 17. When I travel, I like to read appropriate books. Romans in Rome, Ephesians in Ephesus, Dostoyevsky in Russia, Moby Dick while out at sea, etc. 18. Scuba Advanced Open Water certified 19. I am a sucker for street musicians. I have a collection of cds from some of my favorites. 20. I own the Marvin the Martian t-shirt and cape that Steve Zahn wore in Daddy Day Care. 21. I was picked up by the Chinese military near the Russian and North Korean borders with China. 22. Because of stories like that, some I know thought I wasn't really a missionary, but a spy. 23. I messed up some psychology tests because I love the solitude as much as the center of attention. 24. I had to talk to a counselor about those messed up tests. He looked just like Dr. Leo Marvin. 25. Someday I am going to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.