Got this distraction from Shrtstormtrooper, you should go check out her blog. :)
1. I really, really dislike living in Texas (usually), so one of my favorite pastimes is find a children's hospital somewhere else in the country that my wife and I could work at after I get out of nursing school. Then I search real estate listings and find houses close by that we could live in. Then I'll check out the schools in the area to decide whether my girls will go to public school or private. Sometimes I'll even go so far as to calculate the mileage to get there, and decide where we'd stay the night on the way with our stuff packed in moving vans.
2. I made All-state Choir my 4 years of high-school. In fact I began my college education pursuing a music composition degree. I used to write all my girl friends songs, several of which have come back to haunt me. I also wrote a piece that the men's quartet at my high school performed.
3. I am a pretty good cook. I do most, (all) the cooking in our household. I rarely use recipes, other than for general ideas. So, my dishes tend to be very unpretentious, very approachable, and ultimately easy to eat. My newest creations lately have all been vegetarian since we've stopped eating meat. My goal is to create meals where nobody realizes that there isn't any meat present. I really enjoy when we have guests for dinner, that's usually the biggest test. If I've done well I don't hear, "Aren't we going to have any meat?"
4. I'm somewhat of a social chameleon. I can talk semi intelligently about a wide variety of topics, and I'm equally comfortable in a red-neck garage beer night or a black tie string quartet concert. I count among my friends homeless day laborers, engineers, professional musicians, police officers, and even a VP of financial operations of one of the largest companies in the US. I guess really it's a testament to all life experiences I've had.
5. I am adopted. I recently found my birth mother. We're still getting to know each other. I hope to possibly adopt a child in the future. My wife and I are still talking about it.
6. One of my goals in life is to become a published fiction writer. I have two ideas for novels, and two or three children's books floating around in my head. I only need to put them on paper.
7. I tend to do very, very well on standardized tests. I once was accused of cheating on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exam because I scored a perfect score. They made me retake it in a room by myself with a very serious-faced Army recruiter, and I did it again. My ACT score earned me half scholarships to Yale and Stanford both. Too bad I still couldn't afford either one of them, haha!
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