Here We Go Again

1 04 2008
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So it would appear that I’ve been tagged. Without further ado…

10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

1. I have (and it has become more pronounced as I age) claustrophobic tendencies. They come in the standard versions (discomfort in small spaces like caves/elevators) to the slightly more bizarre. Two strange things that make me feel claustrophobic are 1) being tickled, particularly in the armpit area, and 2) brushing my teeth with warm water.

2. I am obsessed with the Tony Kornheiser radio show so much so that I do things like: podcast it every day so I can listen (missing it to me makes me feel like I’ve missed an episode of a TV show because of the inside jokes and stories), make reference to it in regular conversations (problematic because practically no one else knows who he is), and take pictures of children’s story books at one of Laura’s co-workers house to email to the show (you’d rather not hear the story because you kind of have to ‘be there’).

3. I LOVE baseball season and I especially love the Atlanta Braves. I have been a Braves fan since moving to Alabama back in the early 90’s (yes the bad Dale Murphy & Jeff Treadway days). I got fed up with them two years ago and attempted to go back to my childhood loves the St. Louis Cardinals but to no avail. I’m a Braves man through and through.

4. I have recently discovered that I am an overpronator. Now don’t anyone freak out I am pretty sure that I will survive this medical malady that is basically best described as “falling arches”. I am sure this comes from my years of playing basketball and the repetitive pounding motion on the basketball court. It can be rather painful at times but some good insoles should hopefully take care of it.

5. I have more shoes than most men should (according to societal stereotypes). I love shoes and if I had the money I’d probably have more than I do now. Small irony is that the pair of shoes I wear the most are the oldest most ratty pair I have (that’s right kids “old man shoes” also known as Wallabees).

6. This comes as no surprise to anyone but I am obsessed with West Wing. I can quote it (and do on a daily basis usually) and it is my ‘white noise’ that I put on when I go to sleep at night.

7. I love to cook and I often fancy myself a contestant on Top Chef. Food is one of my love languages and I thoroughly enjoy eating, preparing, and sharing it with family, friends, etc…

8. I have always wanted (and still do) to have my own radio show. When I was little I would make my own with my Fisher Price tape recorder and tell stories, and do news, and then play songs on my Fisher Price record player like a real DJ. One of my favorite things about radio shows are the clip buttons where they can play little bites of different movies, dialogue, and more at certain points of the show. My radio show would be a mix of current events, sports, pop culture, music (but really only songs I like), and talking to my friends. No one may listen but I think it would be brilliant.

9. I am at times intimidated by the musical taste of my friends (most of whom are/have been musicians in some form or fashion). I feel like I have a fairly developed sense of musical taste but sometimes I get the feeling my friends think I am an idiot. I am not typically at the forefront of what is ‘new’ ‘edgy’ or ‘artsy’. The good news is my friends opinion of my musical taste do not equal my self worth. I am also jealous of the musical abilities of my friends but I am also comfortable living ‘sloppy at best’ in my musicality.

10. It bothers me a lot when people refuse to participate in the political process. I know that politicians have bad raps (many of them deserved) and that not everyone agrees with everyone else. My problem is when people say “I don’t vote” or “I don’t like any of the candidates so I don’t want to vote”. It is our duty as Americans to vote and I think it is that important. William F. Simon put it best β€œBad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.” 

I tag no one because someone has to break this vicious cycle.

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9 responses

1 04 2008
LMilky

you surprised me with everything on your list. i hardly know you at all… πŸ˜‰

1 04 2008
papilio588

One of my favorite things about Kris is his love of cooking. It works well for a girl who loves to eat to have a man that loves to cook. πŸ™‚

Also, when I was little, my friend Laura and I made up radio shows allll the time! WLEF was an ongoing thing – we had commercials, sound bits that we made up, and we even made up new songs by merging song lines together to create something new. It was so much fun! And if you had a radio show – I’d totally streamline you, podcast you, something. πŸ˜‰

1 04 2008
Mary Tyler

Can I please borrow West Wing if you have it since I’ve never seen an episode?? Pretty
Please? Oh and I HAVE to brush my teeth with lukewarm water because my teefies are
sensative to cold.

Headed to the Lake this weekend and ya’ll are free to join!

1 04 2008
Valerie

I would pay good money for a video of a little Nick and a little Elizabeth being DJs. That would be awesome.

1 04 2008
papilio588

well, i dont know about nick – I dont have any videos, but i’m pretty certain i still have some tapes….

1 04 2008
jason

Hmmmmm….I wonder what saint of a man first let you borrow his copies of the West Wing and therefore started you on this wonderful path ???

1 04 2008
Bean

Ah! I too fancy my self a contestant on Top Chef!!! We should have a cooking party you and I. And Ms Varlowe, I may be able to accommodate you on the tape of a little Nick doing radio DJ. πŸ™‚

1 04 2008
jason

I will pay cold hard cash for that tape Emily….give me a call!!

2 04 2008
Bean

Somehow I knew that would make me popular. πŸ˜‰

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