100 things

This is going to take a while to finish, so bear with me.

  1. I love chocolate, cheese and Diet Coke.
  2. I’m persistent and thorough, sometimes compulsively.
  3. I used to be pretty shy, and feared public speaking. I still do to an extent, but I’ve convinced myself it’s not true.
  4. I’ve never tripped and fallen down except on ice.
  5. With rare exception, I haven’t watched TV since high school.
  6. It’s very hard for me to trust someone’s judgment that deviates from my own.
  7. I’m an optimist at heart.
  8. I have a Google Alert for “Charlie Gorichanaz,” “Charles Gorichanaz” and “Carl Fergus.”
  9. I love singing when no one can hear, and I wish I had a good voice.
  10. I almost never wear cologne.
  11. My idols are Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
  12. I like guys.
  13. I’ll use chopsticks whenever I get a chance.
  14. I’m fortunate, I think.
  15. I started using computers when my mom bought one in 1992.
  16. I love buying new socks and underwear.
  17. I pay attention to teeth more than most things.
  18. Blue is my favorite color.
  19. I’ve never broken a bone.
  20. I used to want kids.
  21. I got to fly in a blimp.
  22. I am fascinated by currency.
  23. I bought a red 2003 Ford Mustang convertible when I was 15. It had 19,000 miles on it.
  24. I sold it three years later with 98,000 miles on it.
  25. I love frogs.
  26. I’m an English grammar Nazi.
  27. I’m a big tease.
  28. I hated alcohol till I started drinking it at 18.
  29. I don’t talk to my family about alcohol, love or sex.
  30. I’ll talk to any perfect stranger about anything.
  31. I rarely hug my parents.
  32. I wish I knew how to cook. Not that I suck at it, but I rarely try.
  33. I’m addicted to Foursquare, Last.fm and Twitter
  34. I don’t have many secrets.
  35. I killed a bird once with a pellet gun. It felt really bad.
  36. I’ve euthanized thousands of mice, and I usually watched them stop breathing.
  37. I quit Boy Scouts as the Senior Patrol Leader because the boys were not respectful.
  38. I only started becoming comfortable with my body my junior year in college.
  39. I was on a bowling league for years as a kid. I wish I bowled more.
  40. I don’t believe God exists.
  41. Since my first job, I assess whether something is worthwhile by comparing the time spent to earnings working.
  42. I almost always look at the big picture even though I’m a perfectionist.
  43. I wish I knew my family better.
  44. I let technology cause my real life friendships to languish.
  45. I’ve made so many friends thanks to the Internet.
  46. I have six credit cards, but no MasterCard.
  47. I wish I wore more jewelry, bracelets, necklaces, etc. Or I wish I could pull it off.
  48. Nude sleeping is my preference. So is nudity in general.
  49. Only a few times have I paid for music.
  50. I’ve been a subscriber to Last.fm at $3 per month for some time; it helps me find new, interesting music.
  51. I flew to Buenos Aires for a month after college to stay with someone I’d never met.
  52. I’d like to start drinking tea once in a while.
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