25 Random Facts About Me
1) I was tagged on Facebook by my sister and asked to give twenty five random facts about myself. Yes, this counts as a fact.
2) I don’t believe that anything is truly random, especially lists created by people. Maybe if I had some kind of randomizing super-computer I could create a truly random list.
3) Of course, then it would spit out such interesting tidbits as: “On October 22nd, 1997 at 12:45pm, John ate a sandwich.”
4) The example in number 2 is not verified. It’s probably true though.
5) A friend of mine told me that I was pretentious. I told them that they were as misguided as John Wayne searching for a good Cabernet Sauvignon in Detroit, and then I laughed snootily to myself whilst flaunting my fur coat.
6) If there were a detective show based on me, it would be called “John the Detective.”
7) In my younger days, I thought Sesame Street’s count and my father’s job as an accountant were related.
8) I put this childish misconception behind me after I learned that Count was a title and that accountancy was an occupation last year. We learn, we grow right?
9) Belgian Congo, 1932: I fought a full-grown silverback gorilla in hand to hand combat and won. The movie King Kong was later made in 1933, loosely based on my exploits.
10) I despise the absurd.
11) I don’t speak English, and I’m completely illiterate.
12) John Grisham considers me his hero.
13) I never contradict myself, but I always say and write things that are contrary to other things I’ve said and written.
14) If a cello were a computer keyboard, I would be a gifted cellist.
15) You wouldn’t guess it from this list, but there was a time when I created elaborate lies for my youngest sister’s benefit.
16) My new boss’s extension is 666. He’s too nice for me to call him the beast.
17) Monaco is the second-smallest country in the world at only 0.7 square miles.
18) What? That’s not a fact about me? Okay, here’s a fact about me: I make the rules about this list.
19) I once witnessed a confrontation against a supporter of the seal hunt and a young woman protesting the seal hunt. It went something like this:
Supporter: I know more about the seal hunt than you. I’ve read a lot about it.
Protester: Oh . . . . . . . did you know (insert random fact here)?
Supporter: You don’t want to get into this with me.
Protester: The seal hunt needs to stop.
Supporter: Seals aren’t endangered.
Protester: The seal hunt is cruel.
Supporter: (Something about cows). Bye.
Protester: (Something about seals) Bye.
20) I have a seashell on my desk. No one would have sea shells on their desks if the ugly gelatinous creatures that resided in them were still inside them.
21) I sometimes see a guy waiting for the bus with a huge bouffant. It’s huge. And it’s a bouffant.
22) I spent about two months thinking that the Arabic for “praise God” meant “God bless you.” When I dropped this knowledge on an Arabic sneezer much hilarity ensued.
24) I sometimes miscount things.
25) You know that game two lies and a truth? This list is more like seven lies, eleven truths, four suppositions, and two random facts. An accountant should probably double check this, though.