Personal finance, not today.

June 5, 2009 · 5 comments

Let’s turn down the lights, turn on the music, and pop open a nice cold can of Dr. Pepper, and get to know one another on a more intimate level. I think it would be a great idea for us PF bloggers to all share some random facts about ourselves. Here’s why…

  1. I came up with the idea, so I’m pretty much obligated to love it
  2. It’s always fun to get to know the dude (or dude-ette) behind the blog a little more personally
  3. It makes blogging more exciting (sometimes there’s more to life than just money)
  4. I really would love to see how random of ‘ish some bloggers can come up with.
  5. I came up with the idea, so it has to be awesome (Wait, did I already say that?). 

Without further ado, I present you with three facts that your probably didn’t want to know…

1) I have this awkward obsessive compulsive issue with seeing battery power not at full capacity on any type of electronic device… laptop and cell phone especially. I get super anxious when I see the battery meter go from 100% to 75%, I become paranoid that my phone battery is going to die so I will plug it in whenever I have the chance. Oddly enough, it is actually terrible for rechargeable batteries to always remain at a full charge. I have literally had to force myself to let my laptop battery run down to less than 20% so it can go through a full charge cycle. Really weird? Some may think so, but it seriously stresses me out.

2) I’m not a fan of cats. I probably just pissed off about half my readership, but I’m hoping we can work past this issue. I primarily don’t like cats because I’m allergic to them, scratchy throat and puff eyes are not my idea of a good time. I also think it’s super awkward that cats can do whatever they hell they want and get away with it. Usually when I am at a persons house that owns a cat the freakin’ thing sits on top of the tv, on the dining room table,  on the kitchen counter. I’ve never been at a friends house and just seen a dog chillin on top of the washing machine. I think cats are like the junior varsity version of dogs. They don’t really obey commands, they do whatever the heck they want, and they make me sneeze. Don’t get me wrong, if you are a cat lover I have no beef with that, it’s just not my cup of tea.

3) When I was a little kid I had a third nipple. Okay, not really. But I did have a mole removed because I thought it looked like a third nipp. It was awkwardly located directly underneath my left nipple. When I was in 4th or 5th grade I was really self conscious about taking my shirt off at pool parties because I was scared people were gonna think I was some kind of freak. I begged and begged my parents to take me to the doctor to have it removed. Lucky for me, they obliged. Shortly after, I was lying on a doctors table getting that nasty little mole chopped off. I now have a tiny scar underneath my nipple from the procedure. I think of it as a little memento, always reminding me that I once had three nipples.

Will you join me personal finance bloggers and have a little fun?
I don’t care if you post here in the comments section three random things about you or on your own site. Heck I don’t even care if you link back to me if you do post on your site (although it would be appreciated). I think it would be righteous to get to know some crazy cool facts about some of the people I have been following for the last year or so.

{ 5 comments }

1 Dr. Faith

I have a problem with people who say they hate something because they're allergic to it. I am allergic to bananas, mellons, nuts, and avocados.

But I NEVER say that I hate them. I don't have enough experience with them to say that I HATE them. (And from what I hear, I'm missing out on the avocado front)

Mr Baseball is constantly saying that he "hates" cats, but he's never spent more than 10 minutes in a room with one to know if he ACTUALLY hates the cat or if he just hates the reaction his body has when he's in the same room as one. Very different things.

Also, it sounds like your friends didn't do a very good job of raising their cats. Mine don't sit on the TV or the counters. And there are plenty of dogs that would (and do) get up on the table and the counters if people let them, just dog owners tend to spend more time training their dogs because there is SO MUCH you have to train a dog to do – whereas with a cat you pretty much don't have to teach them anything if you don't want to and they'll still be "ok".

2 Dr. Faith

P.S. I'm a huge fan of Dr Pepper, so I appreciate your image. I actually made a special trip to Wako, Texas JUST to visit the Dr. Pepper museum. =)

3 Punch Debt In The Face

Doctor- I changed my cat verbiage to be a little less offensive. And you just went up 10 cool points in my book because you love doctor pepper, its my favorite and I wish I could go to the museum!!!

4 Jesse

I think we all have a little obsessive compulsive in us. I have to have things lined up on my desk with other things, like the edge of something must be flush with what its sitting on. I also am a bit of a clean freak, I used to work a really dirty job (I'm talking animal feces dirty) and I would come home and shower every night and every morning. Once I left that job, I have a real hard time touching anything dusty, dirty, etc and I wash my hands like 50x a day. I really cant stand touching chicken even though I cook and have to. I wash like 50x during preparing chicken, its so disgusting to me.
I have more ;) but I will post about them or something

5 Jake Stichler

If anything, I think dogs are *less* mature than cats. Dogs always need humans around to let them out of the house and whatnot. Cats, on the other hand, are completely self sufficient – give them a steady supply of food and water, and a clean litterbox, and they'll leave you alone. And you can leave them alone – for days at a time, if you have to, and they'll be fine. Whereas a dog, you need to find someone to come take care of them a couple times a day while you're on vacation or whatever.

Also, as mentioned above, it completely depends on how cats have been raised. My family had something on the order of 10 cats (I can't count them all anymore) at our peak. They stayed off the counters, off of tables, so on and so forth, because we raised them like that. My two cats, on the other hand, I never trained at all, because frankly I don't care. So yes, my two cats are always all over the place.

And they *can* obey commands, it's just that very few people bother to go to the trouble of training a cat like a dog.

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