“The world is full of order that doesn’t necessarily deserve our respect. Sometimes there is meaning, justice, and logic present in the way things are, but sometimes there just isn’t. And I think that the moment we realize this, is the moment we become creative people because it prompts us to mess things up and do something better with the basic pieces of experience.”
~ Kelli Anderson
Speaking of the basic pieces of experience: I have more LEGO bricks than you...but I will share.
When I was a kid (I think about 4), instead of having an invisible friend I would show up at my own front door and ask if I could come out and play. When my mom inquired as to who I was I answered "Peter". I would then come in and help my mom around the house and be very polite. I think my mom wanted to adopt him.
I'm a bit scared of power tools, heights, and horses...but I am trying to get over the power tool thing.
I collect jokers from decks of playing cards. I think I have about 200.
I currently have two broken teeth. One from wrestling...the other from a PBJ with extra crunchy peanut butter. EXTRA crunchy.
I have a deep sense of my own connection to what I consider to be god, but I've only had one experience which I would actually call a "religious" one, and it involved a late night study session, a strong desire for snacks, and a dime.
I don't really like to watch sports (besides UFC), but I'm a sucker for sports movies where the underdog high school team makes it to the big game wins/loses/learns a thing or two about friendship and life, and I cry every time I watch them (including Drumline, if that counts).
I feel that at one time in my life I had a serious addiction to Ebay. I might have bought a concertina and other things...
I can be stubborn when I decide on a course of action. I once sat in a lake under a dock for 3 hours in almost total darkness just so I could scare some friends of mine who claimed they were going skinny dipping. They never came out to the dock.
This behavior may be related to the fact that I wanted to be a ninja when I grew up. I also once sat under a kitchen table for about 2 hours in hopes to scare my friend Mike. I scared him big time.
I dated Miss North Dakota.
I am pretty horrible at writing thank you cards. Umm...thanks?
I hate it when I have a plan or I'm working on a plan to do something and someone suggests that I do it before I can carry out the plan.
I make a lot of "to do" lists as a way to avoid doing the things on said list.
I was married for a while to a pretty cool woman. We are still friends and occasionally grab brunch to catch up. If I had to name the things most directly responsible for me marrying my ex-wife I would have to say Nine Inch Nails, The Vagina Monologues, and that old Embers that used to be on Hennepin.
I nude modeled in college.
I met Lionel Richie. He signs his autographs "Hello."
If I'd been a girl, my parents would have named me Sarah.
When I go to the movies, the candy I usually want is Dots. When I eat them, I have to take two different colored dots (hard to tell in the dark theater) squish them together and eat them. If there is an odd number of Dots in the box, I won't eat the last one. If the last two are the same color, I won't eat either of them. At least two other people in my family developed this same habit without knowing the others did it. So...Dot smooshing is genetic.
For a while, I was so good at imitating the sounds of squirrels that I could coax one down from a tree. It wasn't until they got within feet of me that they realized I wasn't a squirrel, at which point they gave me a stern talking to.
One of the proudest days of my life was when my youngest sister upon being told by my parents that Santa wasn't real scowled at them and yelled: "Well I think that Santa Claus is real, and Jesus is fake because I've seen Santa, but I've never seen Jesus!"
My favorite thing to do is create amazing experiences for my family and friends. This 4th of July I buried a treasure chest full of frozen chocolate coins in the beach for my 4 year old nephew to find and dig up. I might have worn a pirate hat the whole time...
Alright, a final quote for you. One of my favorites:
"He rubbed his eyes and scratched his head and laughed because he wasn't dead."
~ Maurice Sendak