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7 Random Facts About Me

This showed up on Facebook and I thought I'd make it into a blog post for no particular reason.

OK, I'm doing the random fact game. Here are 7 random facts about me you might not know.

  1. Early names suggestions for my last 'major' band, Far Cry Fly, were Ampersand, Kermit's Children, and Fozzie's Malaise.
  2. I have taken saxophone lessons, piano lessons, and voice lessons. I have taught myself guitar, bass, and drums. Other musicians say I have a great sense of timing and I accredit that to Steve Chetcuti, my saxophone teacher.
  3. My house is full of Cabbage Patch Kids, Webkins, and other random stuffed animals. We call them our "Imaginary perfect children." Someday I want to write a book about them and it will be a "Rugrats meet Winnie the Pooh" sort of thing.
  4. I have written 3 books that were published by Osborne McGrawhill. I am currently working on the fourth. These are technical books.
  5. I have participated in February Album Writing Month for four years straight; writing and recording 14 songs during the month of February. If you Google my name, some may come up on the Internet. But I'm not sure. I posted some songs on some music sites; but I forget the names.
  6. I make my own Dairy Free ice cream. Since it is Dairy Free perhaps it shouldn't be called ice cream? But, it is the same concept made with an ice cream maker.
  7. My band, Far Cry Fly, once got kicked off stage a few songs into our set. The owner walked up and said "play one more song and get off." because people were not dancing to us.

More Stupid Memes

I'm avoiding doing real work.

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

I don't think I looked in the mirror yet today.

2. How much cash do you have on you?

None. My wallet may have a $20. I don't usually do cash.

3. What's a word that rhymes with DOOR?


4. Favourite planet?

Pluto; no wait Dagobah. Actually, no opinion.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your mobile phone

I think I only have three missed calls and they are all unknown.

6. What is your favourite ring tone on your phone?

I only use one; which is the intro Chords to the Far Cry Fly, My Saving Grace.

7. What shirt are you wearing?

Pajama tops

8. Do you label yourself?

I guess so. I'm a small business owner, a software engineer, a recording engineer, an author, an Adobe Community Professional, a podcaster, a musician, and a songwriter. Did I miss anything?

9. Name the brand of the shoes you're currently wearing?

I'm wearing slippers, not sure of the brand.

10. Bright or Dark Room?


11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?

A little bit crazy; but that's okay.

12. What does your watch look like?

It was one of those one w/ digital stopwatch timers that would count down backwards so I knew when to flip a tape when bootlegging concerts. I may still have it.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?


14. What did your last text message you received on your mobile say?

I receive most of my text messages through Google Voice at a computer.

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?

No idea, but there is a CVS and a Walgreens right down the street.

16. What's a word that you say a lot?


17. Who told you he/she loved you last?

Red; the Cabbage Patch Kid.

18. Last furry thing you touched?

If I had to guess, it was "Pillow Bear Smokey", a stuffed animal that lives in my bedroom.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?

Does Pepsi count as a drug? If so, then 2. IF not, then none.

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed?

None. Who uses film?

21. Favorite age you have been so far?

They all blur together. I tend to look forward not back.

22. Your worst enemy?

I don't think I have any enemies. At least not overtly.

23. What is your current desktop picture?

It's black, so no picture.

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?

In person or on twitter/FB? Either way, I have no idea.

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly, what would it be?

If I could fly, then I'd have the perfect getaway for a million dollar bank robbery.

26. Do you like someone?

I guess so.

27. The last song you listened to?

Bowling for Soup, I Gotchoo is on right now.

28. What time of day were you born?

No idea.

29. What's your favourite number?


30. Where did you live in 1987?

Somewhere in CT.

31. Are you jealous of anyone?

If I think about it; then pretty much everyone more successful than me. If I don't think about it, I realize they are probably jealous of me for the exact same reason. Success is just a perception that shouldn't be judged in relation to other people, only in relation to your own goals.

32. Is anyone jealous of you?

See above. But, I don't know of anyone personally jealous of me.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?

Living in my sister's Condo. The TV Guy was out for some reason, he hooked me up w/ free cable so I Could watch w/o bunny ears.

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?

The last time I used a vending machine was in the eBay offices; which do not take your money.

35. Do you consider yourself kind?

Yes, but I can be a cruel bitch in business; and I'm more apt to be honest than tactful. I recently took stock of all my friends and realized I don't know any Aholes; therefore I am open to the possibility that I am one.

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?

I have no need to get a tattoo.

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?

Russian, so I understand the other half of the things my wife vocabulary.

38. Would you move for the person you loved?

I don't think I do anything for the person I love unless I want to. So, probably no.

39. Are you touchy feely?

Yeah, but it's tough to know where the limits are in a business environment and/or w/ business colleagues in a non-business environment.

40. What's your life motto?

I don't have one.

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times?

Wedding Ring, I guess. I can't think of anything else.

42. What's your favourite town/city?

Anything that isn't in New York.

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?

I don't use cash.

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?

Thank You notes for people who pledged to The Flex Show pledge drive.

45. Can you change the oil on a car?


46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?

This meme, actually. She LiveJournal's up a storm.

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?

I know I have parents and grandparents.

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?

I don't dress fancy. So, probably the last day of high school where they forced us to wear ties.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?

My right jaw.

50. Have you been burned by love?

I guess so.

51. Name three things that make you happy!

Playing Gee-tar Creating a cool Architecture for something, such as a Flextras Component or a client's application. Shutting off the computer.

How many people have your name?

Yet another stupid quiz. I feel unique today.
LogoThere is
person with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Personality Test MeMe

My Personality
Openness to Experience

You rarely get angry and it takes a lot to make you angry, however you experience panic, confusion, and helplessness when under pressure or stress. You tend not to talk much and prefer to let others control the activities of groups. You tend not to express your emotions openly and are sometimes not even aware of your own feelings. There are times when you believe that a certain amount of deception in social relationships is necessary, however you are mostly candid, frank and sincere. People find it moderately easy to relate to you, however you do not particularly like helping other people. Requests for help feel like an imposition on your time. You take your time when making decisions and will deliberate on all the possible consequences and alternatives.

Take a Personality Test now or view the full Personality Report.

The best Buying Pet Gifts.

How much of this is me? Answer before reading my thoughts.


Rate My Daemon

This one is unique, because people can rate you and as such change your results. What an awesome way to keep people coming back for more.

I started out as Eutropia, which is a Lion-thing.


Meme of the week

1. Can you cook?

2. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator?

3. What talent do you wish you had?

4. Favorite place?

5. Favorite vegetable?

6. What was the last book you read?

7. Are you Dirty or Clean?

8. Any tattoos and/or piercings?

9. Worst habit?


1. How did we meet?

2. What's your philosophy on life?

3. Negative or Optimistic?

4. What was your dream growing up?

5. Worst thing to ever happen to you?

6. What was your first impression of me?

7. Tell me one weird fact about you:

8. What's your favorite memory of us?

9 is missing. Make up something if you want.

10. Have you ever kept anything from me?

11. What do you think of me as a person?

12. Do you think I'm sane or insane?

13. Would you cry for me if I died?

14. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?

15. If you could change anything about me, would you?

16. How do you fall asleep?

17. Ever gotten angry with me?

18. Would you go on a blind date if I set you up?

19. If you had one day to live, what would you do?

20. A million bucks... what would you do with it?

21. What is your worst fear?

22. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

23. Can you sing or dance?

24. In one word, how would you describe me? Be honest...

25. Will you repost this so I can fill it out?

The Everything Test

I hate blog posts where people apologize for not posting. I'm head down in a project, and and working like crazy. All outsourcing plans to lighten my load have failed miserably. Why do people commit to "X" and then either back out or vanish off the face of the earth?

Here are the results of the everything quiz that I took this morning:

The Everything Test

There are many different types of tests on the internet today. Personality tests, purity tests, stereotype tests, political tests. But now, there is one test to rule them all.

Traditionally, online tests would ask certain questions about your musical tastes or clothing for a stereotype, your experiences for a purity test, or deep questions for a personality test.We're turning that upside down - all the questions affect all the results, and we've got some innovative results too! Enjoy :-)

You are more logical than emotional, more concerned about self than concerned about others, more atheist than religious, more loner than dependent, more lazy than workaholic, more traditional than rebel, more engineering mind than artistic mind, more cynical than idealist, more leader than follower, and more introverted than extroverted.

As for specific personality traits, you are romantic (71%), intellectual (60%), musical (59%).

Young Professional94%
Punk Rock73%
Life Experience

Your political views would best be described as Libertarian, whom you agree with around 95% of the time.
Your attitude toward life best associates you with Middle Class. You make more than 0% of those who have taken this test, and 46% more than the U.S. average.

If your life was a movie, it would be rated PG.
By the way, your hottness rank is 60%, hotter than 85% of other test takers.

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Middle Name Meme

This is really funny because the first three results are nothing like me. The last open is open to interpretation too.

A You like to drink
N You like to drink
D You like to drink
R Easy to fall in love with
E Easy to fall in love with
W You ave very broad minded

For the sake of argument, here is my first name:

J People Adore you
E Easy to fall in love with
F You are dead sexy.
F You are dead sexy.
R Easy to fall in love with.
Y Best friend anyone could ask for.

and the last name:

H You have very good personality and good looks.
O You are a great kisser
U You really like to chill.
S Crazy.
E You are easy to fall in love with.
R Easy to fall in love with.

The whole thing seems like a crap shoot. It's hit or miss. Here are the instructions:

Delete the other person's MIDDLE name and repost this with the title "what does your middle name mean?" in 11 minutes and something wonderful will happen.....

A : You like to drink.
B : You like people.
C: you are Great In bed.
D : You like to drink.
E: You are easy to fall in love with.
F : You are dead sexy.
G : You never let people tell you what to do.
H : You have very good personality and good looks.
I : You Are Great in bed.
J : People Adore yOU
K : You're wild and crazy.
L: Everyone loves you.
M : Best kisser ever.
N : You like to drink
O: You are a great kisser
P : You are popular with all types of people.
Q : You are a hypocrite.
R : Easy to fall in love with.
S : Crazy.
T : You're loyal to those you love.
U : You really like to chill.
V : You are not judgmental.
W : You are very broad minded.
X : You never let people tell you what to do.
Y: Best friend anyone could ask for.
Z : Always ready

Which Lego Character are you?

I must be the first one in my 'age range' to take this, since I Scored higher than 99% of people in everything

Boba Fett
0 Classicness, 8 Technology, 0 Team, -10 Aggressiveness
Your results: Newer High-tech Badguy Minion

Found in: 7144 Slave I, 2000

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 99% on Classicness
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You scored higher than 99% on Team
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You scored higher than 99% on Technology
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You scored higher than 99% on Aggressiveness

Link: The Which Lego Minifig Are You? Test written by legomutineer on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Which Supervillian are you?

Your results:
You are Green Goblin
Green Goblin
Lex Luthor
Dr. Doom
Dark Phoenix
The Joker
Poison Ivy
Mr. Freeze
Going to almost any length to achieve greatness in body and mind has led to a hard working and power hungry businessman.
Click here to take the Super Villain Personality Test

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