Random Facts

As requested by my friend and fellow author, KJ Waters.


I’ve had one ambulance ride and they didn’t even turn on the lights or sirens.

I can remember pulling a chair up to the kitchen counter to help Mom cook.

If there’s nasty weather (tornado watch/warning) in the evening’s forecast, I’ll go to bed with a nice pair of clothes handy.  In case the house gets destroyed and I end up on TV at two am, at least I’ll look good.

I’ve gone 55 miles an hour on a bicycle, on a flat road.

Although I took up cycling in the late ‘80s, I never cared for Lance Armstrong.

As a Boy Scout, I learned how to cook cat’s tails, acorns and elderberries.

I applied for the Executive Chef’s position at the White House right after Bill Clinton got in office.

I often consider running for office on a county or city level.

As a kid, I threw up in the White House, while on a guided tour.

My wife often jokes about a pill that would lower my testosterone.

I learned how to waltz when I was a senior in high school.

At a Brian Setzer concert I got up and danced with an elderly woman (a resident of the retirement community I worked for) when Setzer’s orchestra launched into Jump, Jive and Wail.  Security had to ask us three times to sit down; “You kids get back in your seats!”

My wife still gives me goose bumps.

  • Tom Stronach
    Posted at 18:13h, 12 January Reply

    Neat, I fainted once in front f a Member of the Royal Family…

  • Julia Rachel Barrett
    Posted at 15:22h, 14 January Reply

    Must be something about Washington, D.C. My sister fell at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and broke her arm, knocked out two teeth. None of us threw up at the Whitehouse, though.

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