Thursday, January 29, 2009

25 Things About Me

I was tagged twice on Facebook for this "25 Things About Me" meme, but instead of giving Facebook more traffic, I've decided to write my list right here on my blog. Warning: 13 items are false; 12 are true. Guess which ones are which.

1. I've had all four wisdom teeth removed in Korea.
2. I studied taekwondo as a kid.
3. I've never gone SCUBA diving.
4. I once furiously wrote a scathing evaluation of one of my profs in grad school, then folded up the paper and threw it in the garbage instead of turning it in.
5. My first-ever experience with seated meditation went surprisingly well.
6. I have been known to crack open packets of tabasco sauce and suck the sauce right out, one after another.
7. I'm right-handed.
8. I have never learned how to ride a ten-speed or any other two-wheeler because of a fear of falling.
9. I visited Helsinki with my brother David in 1991 as part of a European vacation that was a graduation gift from my parents.
10. I've owned snakes.
11. I sued a Korean boss back in the 1990s and was awarded about $3000 for my trouble.
12. I've ridden horses.
13. I've shaken the hand of Morgan Freeman.
14. I used to be a creationist and biblical literalist.
15. I've eaten plenty of strange food, but the strangest was porcupine.
16. I've owned four tarantulas.
17. I broke my wrist when I was eight.
18. I've never punched anyone in the face.
19. I've never hiked above 10,000 feet.
20. I've pooped next to a freeway, with minimal cover.
21. I once wrecked the family car by driving it onto a large bush, where it stuck.
22. Barring some notable exceptions, I generally despise country music. I don't hate the singers themselves; I'm just annoyed by the twaaaaannnngggg.
23. Among my hidden talents: I'm a self-taught piano player.
24. A deer once attacked me in Shenandoah National Park.
25. I used to want to be a marine biologist.

As my Korean students might say, "Have a fun!"


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9 comments:

Jelly said...

I think the false ones are 2 6 7 9 10 12 13 14 15 21 23 24 25. Am I close?

Kevin said...

Not bad! Five wrong. 8 out of 13!


Kevin

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Kevin said...

Jelly,

Let me put that statistic in better perspective. By getting 5 wrong, you really guessed 20 out of 25 correctly.


Kevin

melancholy donut said...

i admit i have not read your blog as closely as i should!

my guesses for the false ones:
2 4 6 8 10 13 14 15 16 19 21 24 25

Kevin said...

donut,

Not to worry: some of the personal info on the list has never been mentioned on any of my blogs.


Kevin

Kevin said...

donut,

Also 5 wrong!

I'll publish the truth eventually.


Kevin

melancholy donut said...

but getting 5 wrong, i actually guessed 20 out of 25 correctly. yay for me!

Kevin said...

donut,

Indeed. Kudos!


Kevin