Some Lists

Things About Me

1. I'm a born-again Christian.

2. I spent 22 years in the Army. I retired in December 1993.

3. I was born in California but now live in Texas.

4. I've been married and divorced more than once. I'm currently divorced/single.

5. Politically, I consider myself an independent leaning toward democrat.

6. I have several dogs and cats. I love animals.

7. I have a wicked sweet tooth, which is responsible for my weight. Lately I've had it under control.

8. I've had LASIK eye surgery but still wear glasses.

9. I live in a house that I'm buying.

10. I'd like to have a man in my life, but I'm pretty set in my ways, so it may never happen.

11. I haven't taken very good care of my teeth.

12. I thought I was a cat person until I got my first dog, Rosie, a miniature dachshund.

13. If I had a lot of money I'd give a lot of it away to close friends, immediate family, and charities.

14. I have suffered with depression all my life, but have found medication that makes me feel like a relatively normal, happy person.

15. My first car was a 1965 Chevelle Malibu. It's the only car I ever named. It was named "Ernie," after the Sesame Street character.

16. My current car is a 1997 Saturn SW1. I bought it new. It only has about 43,000 miles on it. (I don't drive much.)

17. Sometimes I enjoy drinking beer. I used to hate it.

18. I've always wanted to own a 1957 Thunderbird with the portholes.

19. I almost never answer the phone. I don't like talking on the phone.

20. The ring tone on my cell phone used to be "Don't Cha" by the Pussycat Dolls. (listen)

21. I have quite a sense of humor. (See #20.)

22. I enjoy listening to K-LOVE, a nationwide Christian radio station.

23. I'd like to do more gardening.

24. I once tasted Cray computer juice (the liquid that Cray uses to cool their computers).

25. I used to own a motorcycle and would like to again. It was a Honda V30 Magna.

26. I have this strange fascination for bugs. I should probably have been an entomologist.

27. I'm most definitely a night person.

28. I've been stationed in Germany four times.

29. I speak a little German and less Russian.

30. I really enjoy creating web sites.

31. I very much hate housework, especially washing dishes.

32. I'm an ordained minister. Really.

33. I don't celebrate Christmas. The reason(s) can be found here. Ditto for most other holidays.

34. I can spell.

35. I procrastinate.

36. I enjoy working with power tools.

37. I painted the entire inside of my house myself, and I refinished the kitchen cabinets and wainscoting.

38. I have two associate's degrees, one in liberal arts and one in advertising and graphic design.

39. I did poorly in high school, but I graduated.

40. People who treat their pets badly, including ignoring them, annoy me to no end. Their actions should, in my opinion, be illegal.

41. I have a low tolerance for stupidity.

42. The 2008 presidential race stressed me out like no other. Now I've decided to involve myself less in political stuff.

43. I've never owned a computer that ran Windows. I went straight from DOS to a Mac.

44. I've smoked off and on during my life, but was never addicted. I don't smoke anymore. The last time I did was over 25 years ago.

45. I don't believe there is a literal hell.

46. I regret that I was never smart enough to save any money.

47. My favorite color is green. Orange runs a close second.

48. My favorite drink is water. (But the tap water in my town tastes awful. Yes, I've tried filters.)

49. My favorite soda is Diet Mountain Dew.

50. My favorite group is Steeley Dan.

51. My favorite female singer is Phoebe Snow.

52. I don't have a favorite male singer.

53. I'm the founder of the Umbrella Hat Society. Please join. It's free and it's fun.

54. I'm a font/typeface junkie. (I wrote this shortly after downloading "500 free fonts" from the web and spending quite some time going through them, installing some and then printing them.)

55. I've owned a total of 11 cars and one motorcycle (so far).

56. I prefer Leno over Letterman, although I don't watch either. Now I watch Nightline.

57. I drive better than most people. I really do. I used to teach the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course.

58. I flunked U.S. history in high school and had to retake it during summer school. I got an "A" in algebra.

59. I suffer from chronic fatigue. It affects almost everything I do. (Or don't do.)

60. I saw Ernest Borgnine in an airport once.

61. I don't like it when men shave their heads. White men just don't look right with shaved heads. They look like giant thumbs. Partially bald doesn't bother me.

62. I prefer to wear my hair long, but sometimes get it cut short.

63. I've seen all of the main Star Trek (The Original Series) characters/actors live with the exception of William Shatner.

64. I have a male pen pal who is in a Texas state prison.

65. I quit buying "gossip magazines" after Princess Diana's death. I won't even buy "People Magazine" unless it's a special issue that interests me.

66. I throw too much food away. Usually fruits and vegetables, because I don't get around to eating them before they go bad.

67. I saw the comedian Gallagher live once, when I lived in Fayetteville, North Carolina. I sat in the sixth row. Since I was familiar with his act, I took along a large plastic dropcloth to avoid the mess.

68. I saw "Fahrenheit 9/11" in Crawford, Texas (the western whitehouse), on July 28, 2004. President Bush was in residence at his Crawford ranch at the time.

69. I've driven a British car with right-hand drive, and it had a manual transmission. I found it surprisingly easy to drive. This happened many years ago when I was in Germany and dating an English soldier. It was a 1973 Triumph 2000.

70. I've been to Paris. I went many years ago to see the Paris Air Show.

71. I've been to London, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Old Sarum.

72. I finally quit working my job in retail, which I hated.

73. I worked customer service for AT&T Mobile for about three months.

74. I have no interest in sports, but I used to love watching Joe Montana play football.

75. I've been on my own for so long that I no longer know how to shop for groceries to feed more than just myself.

76. I met Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1989, when I went to see the first annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic bodybuilding competition in Columbus, Ohio.

77. I'm a Trekker. I went to a Star Trek convention in Boston in 1979 and saw the actors who played Scott, Bones, Sulu, McCoy and Uhura.

78. I saw Leonard Nimoy in Boston in a play called Vincent, about Vincent Van Gogh. It must have been in 1981.

79. I recently joined the National Rifle Association.

80. I now have a second prison pen pal. He was an acquaintance before he was prosecuted. He is in a federal prison in Colorado.

81. I had a 40-pound tumor removed from my abdomen in January 2012. It was a benign ovarian cyst. I have pix on my Facebook page.

I'll add more later. I'm trying to get up to 100.


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TV Shows I Watch

  • Revolution
  • Dexter
  • Eureka
  • 666 Park Avenue
  • Go On
  • Vegas
  • Last Resort
  • Nurse Jackie
  • CSI (original & NY)
  • Modern Family
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The View
  • Neighbors
  • Hot in Cleveland
  • Warehouse 13
  • Wilfred

Furchildren (Pets)
This list is current as of Oct 2012

•Rosie (Female Miniature Dachshund) - Born 12/29/98, red short hair, the love of my life. UPDATE: Rosie passed away on February 17, 2012. I miss her terribly.

•Celie (Female Mixed Breed Dog) - about the same age as Rosie.

•Roscoe (Male Mixed Breed Dog) - about 8.5 years old.

•Lucy (Female Cat) - Born approx. 3/01/01, black and white.

•Gracie (Female Cat) - Born 12/11/02, white and orange.

•Punkin (Male Cat) - about 6-1/2 years old, orange tabby.

•Sweetie (Female Cat) - about 5-1/2 years old, gray with a hint of tortoise shell.

•Mr. Eko (Male Cat) - a stray, about two years old, solid black.

•Buddy (Male, Deer-legged Chihuahua) - almost 8 years old

•Litter of four kittens rescued from a feral female: three boys and one girl, born approx. July 1, 2011.

•"Whoops" litter of four kittens born on March 6, 2012; three boys and one girl; offspring of the female from the July 1, 2011, litter because I didn't get her spayed soon enough. My bad.

•Male stray I'm calling Boo, because he's still kind of scared; an adult, gray cat, age unknown.

•Male stray I'm calling Curly, because he has one curled ear; an adult, orange tabby, age unknown.

•Male stray I'm calling Teenie, because when I first saw him he was a kitten in a group of adult cats; approx. three months old, gray tabby with a fluffy tail.

This brings my total number of cats to 16! Too many! I accept cash donations if you want to help a poor veteran feed her brood!

Fun Websites

My Websites
These are sites that I created.


More to come.