I was recently tagged by Kyle over at Northcoast Lifestyle, so here are 10 weird, random, facts, habits or goals about me, which some of you may or may not already know.
1. I am a creature of habit. While I do enjoy things like trying new restaurants, new drinks and new places to travel, if I had my way, I’d work get up and work the same hours every day, do the same workout, eat at the same time, go to bed at the same time, and spend plenty of time at home, relaxing (being the anti-social homebody that I have to fight the strong urge to give into).
2. Although I was raised Methodist, going to church every week throughout my childhood and serving as a youth group leader during college, I now consider myself to be agnostic.
3. With 6 marathons now under my belt, I plan to try to refrain from running more until I get closer to being able to achieve my goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon (even if it means waiting until I’m 35 when the qualifying time gives me an extra 5 minutes).
4. Despite always keeping a mid-3.0 GPA throughout high school and college and only getting 1 or 2 Cs, I actually failed Calculus 2 my sophomore year at college. Not my brightest academic moment. I blame my heavy accented (and emotionless) Irish professor.
5. I did not have my first alcoholic beverage until the age of 24, at which point I gave up my straight-edge lifestyle (and it’s mostly bad hardcore music).
6. As a follow-up to #5, while I’m still not much of a regular drinker, I have developed into quite the beer snob, and do my best to avoid to avoid anything from the mega-breweries.
7. After graduating high school, my post-college plan was to move to St. Louis. After graduating college, my post-college plan was to move to Seattle. It is now 7 years after college, and I’m still in Northeast Ohio, but happy.
8. My first post-college job, with Arthur Andersen as an IT consultant, ended with me getting paid for about 6 months, but never working a single day.
9. My high school athletic career feel far short of it’s potential due to my lack of interest. Despite being the best sprinter on the 8th grade track team, I quit because it was boring. Despite finishing 3rd at the conference tournament in 8th grade wrestling, I didn’t wrestle in high school because of a fear of skin diseases and cauliflower ear. And I quit football my senior year because I was too punk rock, and hated the coach.
10. While my dad, the retired engineer, has MacGyver-esque skills to build elaborate contraptions out of minimalist scraps and everyday items, I have inherited none of that. I need detailed instructions to do much of anything more complicated that changing a light bulb. Not a good thing now that I am a new homeowner.
I’m still figuring out who to tag. So watch out.