Thursday, August 09, 2007


Jobs I've Held:
  • Crew member converting 440 yd HS tracks to 400m...
  • Bus Boy at some hamburger joint - Track coach made me quit...
  • Sprite commercial star - that's right, the Bigun, 1982, went to NYC and got the part as the kid you see drinking the sprite and then catching the winning touchdown...lots of coin for a HS kid - they even played it in Hong Kong after the US played out.
  • Cadet - yep, you get paid to go to West Point.
  • Officer, US Army - Infantry and Special Forces
  • Owner/Operator of "The Crux" indoor rock climbing gym
  • Salesman, Hot Spring Spas
  • Salesman, Vinyl Siding
  • Salesman, New York Life Insurance and Mutual Funds
  • Receiving Supervisor, Goody Products
  • Consultant, AutoImpact - collision repair industry
  • General Manager, Bodyshop in Houston.
  • Salesman, Chevrolets
  • Salesman, RV's
  • Owner/Operator of Integrity Lawn Care.

Movies I can watch over and over: (no particular order)

  • Silverado
  • Search for the Holy Grail
  • Dodgeball
  • Wedding Crashers
  • We were Soldiers
  • Dave
  • So I married an Axe Murderer
  • Return to me
  • 13th Warrior
  • Pitch Black
  • Army of Darkness

My guilty pleasures:

  • Chocolate
  • Soda
  • Big screen TV in High Def
  • lots of unmentionables...

Places I have lived:

  • Virginia Beach, VA - born
  • Little Falls, NJ - grew up
  • West Point, NY
  • Columbus, GA
  • Baumholder, Germany
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Acton, MA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Houston, TX
  • Brandon, FL

Shows I enjoy:

  • Wheel and Jeopardy
  • The Weather Channel - am I like the only one?
  • House
  • 2 Men...
  • Farscape reruns
  • most of the good stuff is on too late, like Grays, for example.

Vacation spots:

  • da shore
  • Great Adventure
  • Aldersgate church camp...yea, the Bigun wasn't always a heathen
  • Ohio - my uncle's farm
  • Hawaii
  • San Fransisco
  • Everywhere in Europe
  • Albuquerque
  • Alcatraz
  • we live in Florida, c'mon....

Fav. Foods:

  • Pizza
  • Di's Chicken Stuffed Croissants
  • Lasagna
  • all deserts

Websites visit Daily

  • National Hurricane Center
  • Blogger peeps
  • Training Peaks
  • Slowtwitch - NOT...bunch of elitist bastards....I do check on the 101 thread though.
  • Triscoop

Bad Injuries:

  • various kid stitches; bit by a dog, stepped on glass, fell off the top bunk on to my chin...
  • not really counting, but...had all but 4 of my baby teeth pulled, they would not come out on their own, and had 4 adult teeth (the pointy ones) pulled - the Bigun's mouth is too small...
  • Broke wrist - football
  • Broke ankle - wrestling
  • Tore ligament in ankle - football
  • Dislocated fingers - football
  • tore up calf on concertina wire, was too cold and wet to notice, no stitches but bitchin scar
  • Torn ACL - volleyball (stupid!)
  • nondescript back injury on a jump (parachute) - fell out of bed (couldn't move), still gives me problems
  • Chipped teeth on a tank hatch when we came to dead stop hitting a big rock in tall grass
  • nothing else really good in a few years (besides self induced crap like kidney stones and a vasectomy....)


  • all the HS sports crap
  • your standard Army crap
  • some meaningless Sales crap


  • Bigun
  • Metzger
  • Dancing Bear
I'm not tagging anyone - seems like the lot of you have been tagged already...


bigmike600 said...

You have lived a great life. BTW I have a hot springs spa. Are they junk? I just got it used this summer. Actually it is a tiger river bengal. Got a great deal.
I self induced the vasectomy too. TWICE..I should have sued the bastard. Long story.

Unknown said...

Unbelievably, I own ALL of the things you sold...... weird.

Do you still drink Sprite?

Mike watches the weather channel too... he doesn't admit to it though becuase I tell him that's how we know he's O-L-D!

Green Eyed Lady (aka GEL) said...

Hmmm...I'm looking for common links here. I don't see Scrabble but that's okay because we both like pizza - yeah!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fell out of bed? How old are you?

Pat said...

Your Evil Knievel. Can't believe you can do anything physical anymore.

I did the Vasectomy thing too. 3 weeks before my first half marathon. I'm still proud that I ran a half with stitches in my balls.

but maybe that's more than you wanted to know.

Anonymous said...

Looking at the long list of jobs you must be in high demand, unlike job since 1979.....Little Green Army Man

TRI Vortex said...

I can't believe that The Shawshank Redemption is not on your movie list. Oh and let me guess, you so happened to be vacationing at Alcatraz during the Escape from the Rock triathlon.

Wrenched Photography said...

You were born in my neck of the

Podium quest said...

Pretty exiting life! I had no idea you were a child star!

Comm's said...

there are many similarities that we have but let me just say that Silverado just rocks.

The scene with Kevin Costner walking his horse and the kid trying to hang out with him is great.

Cindy Jo said...

I have nothing but the highest respect for someone who went to West Point. Or anyone who served in the armed forces, for that matter.

LOL about Slowtwitch. I just started reading that forum again this summer. I wouldn't say elitist bastards though - more like MAJOR DORKS who think/wish they are elitist. Pretty funny reading sometimes if you can stomach it.

S. Baboo said...

No, seriously, you have a small mouth?

Ok, nice injury list and the Sprite commercial thing is cool. When I first started reading that I thought you were going to say you were the kid that Mean Joe Green threw his jersey to but I guess that was Coke wasn't it.

Everyone is putting all this stuff up and I'm remembering all kinds of stuff I like but didn't put down...big fan of House and several other things.

Brian Brode said...

Hmmmmmmmm... I just learned you were an officer in the Army. So was I! 1983 ROTC grad. Field Artillery, Gun Bunny and FIST Team Leader; Ranger and Pathfinder School. Hoo yah!

Stay tuned...

TriBoomer a.k.a. Brian said...

The previous comment left by "Brian" is me, TriBoomer. Geeze, Blogger is a quirky bit of code.

Stay tuned...

Di said...

on nicknames you forgot 'Stud Muffin"

Anonymous said...

Can I recommend you take up the acting again and represent kidney stone products on the Weather Channel from your holiday home in Hawaii. Ties it all together.

Rocks said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now and I guess I never thought of you as an "OLD" man but given that you enjoy THE WHEEL you must be.....just kidding

Keep doing what you are doing its good stuff.

Tri-Dummy said...

I can only imagine what the "unmentionable" guilty pleasures were...

...prostate check at the doctors office.

...dressing up in Di's clothes.

The list goes on.

Herself, the GeekGirl said...

Your mouth was judged to be too small too? Did your mom and dad fall out of their chairs laughing when they hear that, like mine did?