Monday, July 11, 2011

Be Three Times as Versatile!

Helen Howell recently received the Versatile Writer blog award for the second time, and celebrated by giving it to me for the third. It's pretty flattering. I'm determined to list seven new facts about myself, preferably some weird and embarrassing ones.

1. A cop car once stopped me for trespassing and suspicious behavior in front of my own house.

2. I've never imbibed alcohol.

3. At least twice a woman has had to tell me she loved me for me to realize we were in a romantic relationship.

4. I am naturally buoyant in water. Consequently, as a kid I did not understand what the big deal was about sailors getting knocked overboard.

5. I tried to smuggle a twelve-pack of Pepsi into a midnight screening of The Phantom Menace. When approached, I said I was morbidly obese and preferred they not bring it up. Rectangular obesity did not work out as cover.

6. I was once mistaken for staff at a convention. This was possibly because I was clean shaven, wearing khakis and a button down. My mistake wearing adult clothing to these things. I went through the program to give the visitors all the same, though.

7. I met the famous Dr. Atkins when I was a child. My parents were trying to figure out a diet to counter all my allergies. We didn't like each other. He called me hyperactive. I called him fat. We were both right.

One of the above is going to be a True Story post on the blog sooner or later. Feel free to guess or to vote. Thanks Helen!


  1. There's a lot of things I'd love to hear more about... but your relationship with Dr. Atkins sounds pretty darn funny.

  2. Congratulations on the award! I love the Phantom Menace story -- if you'd been a girl, you probably would have gotten away with it. No one calls a woman on her fat, even if it is rectangular/pepsi bottle shaped. :)

  3. This list was way more fun than the last one! I think I want to hear the police story...or the Atkins story....or the I love you story...dammit! I can't decide.

  4. Oh so hard to choose! I think I'd pick one of the last two though. Convention stories are always amusing. I also want to know what happened with Atkins!

  5. Congrats! I want to hear about the I love you story...or the Atkins story...oh, just sign me up with Danielle in the indecision dept.

  6. Ha haa they're all so funny John! But I think the "I've never imbibed alcohol" sounds a possibility - or it just proves I don't know you at all ;)

    Helen - helen-scribbles.

  7. I think the "I love you" is going to be the story. Although, I agree any of these would make for a great tale!


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