I wanted to have this page to share random thoughts about me —- if you read them all (as I add to them daily/weekly), you will learn more about me!
I like cheese
I have played piano for over 52 weddings.
I believe that if you FEEL lucky, you get LUCKY – learned this from a book called “The Luck Factor”.
I waved at Reba McIntyre at a concert she was in. She waved back. I’ll never forget that magic moment.
On that subject, I touched Shania Twain at her concert years ago.
Squirt cheese tastes good on Keebler Fudge Sticks. I know it sounds strange, but try it. Cheese is also good on Oreo’s, but only in moderation. But if you want the full experience, eat ice cream, and then wash it down with a slice of American Cheese. It’s an experience. I like cheese.
I can say my A,B,C’s backwards really fast. I learned this by sitting in 3rd grade, looking at the train on the ceiling that held the A, the B, the C, and so on, and then reading it backwards…..a million times. I have never earned a penny for this talent, but it’s fun to use at parties.
In 2002, I attended an AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh, PA between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots. The steelers were favored to win by 13 points. The Patriots upset the Steelers and later on won one of their many superbowls in the 2000’s.
Speaking of Steelers, i have so many rituals. I have a Terrible Towel that is over 25 yrs old but has never been washed. In 2005, i wore a steelers tshirt for every game they played and never washed it. I have a certain way i hold the towel and a certain ritual i do before every game. It’s ridiculous, but i feel they may lose if i don’t, and we don’t want that 🙂
If I could do anything in the world, i would love to write books on leadership, self development, and personal growth. I would tour the country, give speeches, and be content that i had a part in changing people’s lives.
I hate tomatoes, but i eat ketchup like it’s going extinct. Amazing what a little salt and smashing does to things.
I love comedy. Especially when it makes it hard for me to breathe laughing so hard. The funnier the better. And most of the time, people don’t think it’s as funny as i do. Laughter is the best medicine. Half the time, i’m overdosing.
I enjoy being a leader and manager at work. I try to spend quality time with my folks to ensure they get even more opportunities to grow than i did when i was in their position. It’s amazing to watch people grow.
I used to model. Okay, it was for 1 day and it was for Belk department store (where i worked in college) for a special employee fashion show, but i realized quickly that this is not the job for me. I think i put on 20 different outfits and you were running to and fro like crazy. Not for me. I’ll stick to computers.
Seinfeld is funny. There are about 50 million quotes from that show that make me shoot drink through my nose. Who ARE these people? Manhands! Master of my domain!! Close Talker!! Amazing how (if you’re a Seinfeld fan) these words will bring up specific episodes.
I was in USA Today in college. I was one of the Academic All-American team members. It was exciting and so much fun – i think my mom bought 800 newspapers that day.
When i was around 10, i used to go to archery tournaments with my dad. I had a room full of trophies. I was featured in the local papers. A regular robin hood (without the tights).
I made hushpuppies for a living at a seafood restaurant when i was 15. My mom would drive me to the restaurant each night i worked, and i would crank out the cornmeal and make those delicious snack foods for the place. To be totally honest, i started out cleaning tables, then got promoted to dishwasher, then my next promotion was to hushpuppie maker. I’ve tried to climb the ladder everywhere i’ve gone since 🙂