Sunday, April 18, 2004

Ten Facts About Myself

Ten facts about myself

(Well, thirteen, if you’re keeping score.,)

1. Most of my reading is done on the internet. I get my news and features that way. The first thing I read daily on the internet is By The Way by John Scalzi. In fact it was he who suggested putting Ten

Facts about Myself in this journal..

2. I would like to be a nudist. I resent putting on clothes in the morning. I am happiest reading, writing, lounging around naked. I once went to a nudist colony. I was not happy there. The nudists emphasized the healthful aspects of nudism, and down-played the sensual aspects. My interest is just the opposite.

3. I am a Democrat, a LIBERAL Democrat. My first presidential vote was for Truman, I am happy to remember. I did vote for a Republican once, Eisenhower for a first term. By the time he ran for reelection I had wised up. I once voted for Perot, though I forget what his party was.

4. I once rode in the Goodyear blimp. The ride was a present for my eighth birthday. I think my interest in flying may have started then.

5. I owned, maintained, and flew my own airplane, a 1946 Ercouipe. I once made an off field landing on a country road, just for the fun of it. I hit a fence in taking off, and although I flew home safely, I had ruined the prop. I never did that again.

6. I am afraid of heights, except when I am flying my own plane.

7. I hate to travel.

8. I am divorced. The separation was my fault, and if I could do it over, I would avoid those actions that caused our estrangement.

9. As a youth I wanted to be a news photographer. After I was wounded in WWII, I decided a one- legged school teacher would get along better than a one-legged news photographer.

10.. I am an atheist. I find that hard to say: perhaps some part of me still feels that it will make God angry if I say I don’t believe in Him. I studied hard to understand the Biblical God, and could not, so I reluctantly acknowledged that I am that lost individual, an atheist.

11. I live in a retirement home. You can read that as “Old Folks Home”. I feel limited and constrained here, and generally misunderstood among my fellow residents, few of whom even know what the internet is.

12. I like to listen to music, but I hate background music when I am doing something else. I would never have music playing while I am writing.

13. I have a home page, and I keep this Blog, Dribble, but I don‘t know why it is called a Blog.


quroboros said...

Interesting list & it sounds like you've led a fascinating life.  ¤Holly

albany1932 said...


It's a great list . I knew most all of them .

pattboy92 said...

The word "blog" comes from "web log:"  "web," as in "world wide..." and "log" as in "journal."  I don't know exactly who came up with "blog," but that's at least how it came to be.  It's not the most pleasant word.  There are plenty of places where asking a lady if she'd like to see your "blog" will still get you slapped!!  


jeffcomedy said...


You frickin' ROCK man.  I mean that.  Someone like you interested in a j like mine.  Boggles the mind, really.

I feel that I could learn a lot from you and I look forward to hearing from you again.  Don't be such a stranger.

jevanslink said...

Great read. Keep on keeping on.