2. I prefer to use the restroom at work because I feel like I'm getting paid to "handle my business" (pun intended)
1. I tend to buy video games and never play them. I have about 15 gamecube games, and of those I only play about 3 of them on a regular basis. Many will be opened, played for about an hour, and then sit on the shelf for eternity (but for lack of being fun). I've had Metroid Prime for all of 2 years now and I have yet to get past the first save point.
2. I'm terrible at keeping a clean room. The floor of my room is covered in a thick layer of school work, clothing, and misc. junk. There are only a few spot on the entire floor one can step without stepping on something, and it's quite a feat to get from my bed to my computer to the doorway. I love it.
Chompy the Ghost
1. The most famous person I've ever met was Harry Carry. He signed a ticket stub for me when I ran into him at a concession stand at a Cubs game. I remembe being shocked that he had to get his own beer.
2. People sometimes call me Matt and I don't correct them unless I think I'm going to see them on a regular basis.
1. I get oddly excited about opening a new toothbrush, especially if it's a new brand or kind. I also believe that keeping a toothbrush for longer than 2 months means that it is growing bacteria between its bristles and will lead to my teeth rotting out. This is not based on any sort of fact beyond my own neurosis.
1. I buy things seemingly only because I like to go to the store, pick them out, buy them, and bring them home. Oftentimes I will go through this ritual, and then realize once I am home that I don't really want or like the things and/or I'll realize that I didn't want to spend the money. I'll go a few days later and return much of my purchase. This goes for everything from clothes, to pet items and home decorations.
2. I am pretty much incapable of sitting still and being quiet. No really, I'm not able to stop moving ever. I am fairly sure that I move and talk even in my sleep. I'm one of those people that always has a foot or leg bouncing during dinner and my pen tapping in meetings. People hate me...
Two things you don't know about me (but not necessarily things that others don't already know):
1 - I'm making my solo trumpet debut in the far east at the end of this month. I'm playing 4 recitals in Japan from Oct 26 to Nov 1, with a possible stop to play as an extra in the Tokyo Symphony.
2 - I recently started to religiously keep a journal. I keep it by hand though, because I would never presume to be able to put a blog together that would compete with the Uri! Zone. There's also something very organic about writing things like that out by hand.
1. When I catch myself in a daydream, it's usually about food.
2. When I was little, I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up.
1. I'm fascinated with mood rings, but I don't really care what the colors mean. I guess I'm just into colors.
2. When I was little I wanted to be an architect when I grew up. I even took architectural drawing classes in high school and checked out architecture schools for college.
3. Bonus item: I too like my environment to be above 72? at all times. 75 - 77 is perfect for me.
1. I cannot keep a philodendron alive. I am the only person I know that cannot keep a philodendron alive. I cannot even spell philodendron on my own. I have copy and pasted your spelling of philodendron for this item. I applaude your ability to spell philodendron. It may not even be the correct way to spell philodendron, but since I don't know any better, I will continue to spell it as philodendron. Perhaps the reason I cannot keep a philodendron alive is because I cannot spell philodendron. Or perhaps it is because I don't remember to water it.
2. I too pull out my old video games on occasion. Actually, I don't pull them out. I emulate them on the PC (but that's besides the point). As I have gotten older, I have gotten much worse at playing them. The last several times I have tried to play The Legend of Zelda, I have not even made it past the third dungeon. I attribute all of this to my inability to see past crappy 8-bit graphics and horrible gameplay (and repatative gameplay I might add). I often wonder how I could have wasted so much of my childhood playing these games. I wonder what I could have accomplished in my life if I hadn't wasted so much time with them.
This was fun!
OK, so I'm a day late, but here goes:
1. At the age of 10, I instigated a snail-racing fad at my primary school.
2. I am sexually aroused by women using long, rare or interesting words in writing or conversation. A close friend of mine once made such good use of "batrachian", I had to have a lie down.
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