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Well there were lots of good guesses, but here is the truth…

1. I own over 1,000 books…

To be exact I own something like 1,400 books and rising! I buy about 50-75 books per semester for class and side projects and I haven’t met many books I am willing to part with and resell.

2. I am deathly afraid of spiders (and insects in general creep me out)…

Who isn’t?

3. I worked as a fireman for over two years…

Me and my father really started butting heads when I turned 17. I knew I had to get out of the house but I had $0 to my name. I had a friend down the block who told me about an opportunity at a local fire station where I could live at the fire station RENT FREE and receive full training as a firefighter. I had him drive me down THAT DAY for an interview, got accepted, and moved in that week.

For the next two years I worked as a fireman, on duty every fourth day from 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. I learned a lot, got to fight a few real fires (and lots of practice fires), and did enough heavy lifting and cardio to support a shredded set of abs.

4. I’ve been a sales associate at Bath & Body Works…

Like WC said, a college student will take any job he can get. Of course the copious amount of cute girls and gorgeous women who flirted with me was worth much more than the minimum wage pay.

I even worked one Christmas season at Bath & Body WHILE I was also living at the fire station. I got teased mercilessly at the fire station for a LONG time for that.

5. A famous gay actor once hit on me…

Yup. I didn’t even know who he was until the girls I worked with at Bath & Body works told me after he left.

6. I’ve met every member of the cast of Dawson’s Creek at least once…

Yup. I rented movies to James Vanderbeek (spelling?) when I worked at Blockbuster Video; I met the blond one (Michelle?) at the U.N.C.W. fitness center when they were filming the pilot. I held a door for her and she told me what a gentleman I was. I was wearing the standard issue gray fitness suit covered in my own sweat- I wasn’t in a good position to capitalize on the good will. HA! I met Katie Holmes and the rest of them on campus several times when they were filming right across from the Financial Aid office.

7. I’ve run a half-marathon..

NEVER! The most I’ve ever run was a 10k.

8. I name all my pets after wrestlers, philosophers, or Greek/Roman Gods..

Yup. Kane (dog/wrestler), Lucius (dog/ philosopher), Loki (ferret/Norse god), Athena (ferret/Greek god), Socrates (ferret/philosopher), etc.

Many thanks to all who participated. Congratulations to WC for both guessing the correct answer and creeping me out by doing WAY too much homework. HA!

8 Things About Me- Only 7 are True

Posted: December 1, 2007 in Me, meme

WC burdened me with this meme (thanks again, no, seriously, thanks) and so here it is, 8 things about me and only 7 are true. And in a blatant attempt to drive up comments you get to pick the false statement. Enjoy!

1. I own over 1,000 books…

2. I am deathly afraid of spiders (and insects in general creep me out)…

3. I worked as a fireman for over two years…

4. I’ve been a sales associate at Bath & Body Works…

5. A famous gay actor once hit on me…

6. I’ve met every member of the cast of Dawson’s Creek at least once…

7. I’ve run a half-marathon..

8. I name all my pets after wrestlers, philosophers, or Greek/Roman Gods..

Now you guess which one is false.

Boy after writing this it seems like my life has been pretty boring. Well that was depressing. HA!

I am passing this on to…

Trust me, you will love this one. This isn’t your usual meme where someones demands you blab endlessly about yourself or even about others. No this is completely different. If you are tagged with this meme just copy and paste this text and the following rules.

The rules of this meme are simple.

1) Go to

2) Click on Google images

3) Type in your name and search

4) Repost (w/ a link) the picture of the oddest, craziest, strangest, coolest, oldest, etc. person that shares your name. Post multiples if you find a few you like.

5) Pass it on to at least 5 other people.

My response to this meme is posted here, and below the page break…(trust me, it is worth the click)…


Middle Name Meme

Posted: August 8, 2007 in blogging, Blogs, meme

Thanks to Southern Girl for this meme.

Hear are the rules:

1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
3. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.
4. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Well, my middle name is James. So, hmmm, let me think…


Answering A Meme…

Posted: July 21, 2007 in Christ, Christianity, Me, meme

TimBob sent this my way, so I figured I would answer (primarily because I couldn’t think of any original content for today).

( 1 ) What teacher has had the most influence in your life? Why?

Answer: Hmmm…Lately it has been the Word of God. I haven’t had many teachers in the faith other than my father and my wife (who is more of a spiritual partner). I mainly learn from books, as I live in the sticks, I don’t have many people to learn from.

( 2 ) If you could write the “Great American Novel” what would the first line be?

Answer: It was then I looked into the toaster, only to discover that squirrel had done it again.

( 3 ) What job would you prefer? The guy holding the slowdown sign in a work zone, a ring announcer at a world championship boxing match, or the person serving sample snacks at Sams grocery?Answer: I would serve the samples. Think about it, all you can eat and everyone you meet is happy because you are giving them free (and tasty) stuff.

( 4 ) You have awakened from a coma. Who would you like to see first and why?

Answer: My daughter’s face. I think the why is obvious.
( 5 ) If you could get a do-over in high school what would you change?

Answer: Wow, quite a few, and they all involved women. lol. Mainly wasting too much time dating when I should have been studying.

Now for Tim’s questions

( 1 ) “Turn the World Upside Down” If you were called to become a missionary, however, given liberty to choose any place on earth, where would you go and why?

Answer: I know I shouldn’t answer this question with a never or God might decide to take me to task. Is Hawaii in need of missionaries? I would go help Dog minister to the cea heads there.

( 2 ) “Just Tagging Along” What old testament person (or persons) do you think it would have been the most fascinating to have travelled alongside on the journey through life?

Answer: Tough one. I would want to hang out with Adam, even if only to ask him what it was like in the Garden before he messed it up for all of us.

( 3 ) “Catch phrase” What passage of scripture do you seem to hear others make mention of to the point that it really stands out in frequency?

Answer: Not sure why, but Proverbs “A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day.” Proverbs 27:15. Good thing this doesn’t apply to my wife. 🙂

( 4 ) “Extended Forcast” As you ponder the next year; looking into the days ahead, what do you see transpiring? Is this conclusion:

Answer: I see the return of my savior ever closer.“Bonus Question” What person (or persons) were very influential in your decision to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord?

Answer: No particular person, I think it was the Spirit that directly moved me.

What websites (blogs) do you consider essential?  After all, you are what you read. So just copy and paste the questions and fill in your answers. I will start us off.

What websites do you check out almost everyday?,,,, News and Observer,,, ESV Bible online, Yahoo! Answers

What websites do you check out weekly?,, Uncommon Descent,

What websites do you check out monthly?,,

What blog do you consider essential reading? (Warning: Course language contained therein), Jungle-Hut,, TheDietPulpit, helvidiuspachyderm

I am passing this along to…

Neil over at 4Simpsons

Tammy over at Wytammic

Bridget over at helvidiuspachyderm

The Queen of Swords

Angel over at WomanHonorThyself

Michelle over at Bloggerings

Diana over at Daddy’s Little Girl

Catherine Marie at “Be the Change

Musings of a Home Engineer



RULES: Here are the rules, fill out the meme and pass it along to at least three (but preferably five) people. When you post your answers on your blog please link back to me, or at least the person who sent you this totally awesome meme.