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50 Things

In homage to a recent post by GCox, I will present 50 Things about me. Enjoy!

1. I am a Sagittarius.
2. I learned how to play cards from both of my grandmothers, starting initially with blackjack at 8 or younger.
3. In high school, my friends and I would often meet up to play 5-card draw with insane amounts of wild cards, for stakes up to $5 per hand, way above our budgets at the time.
4. I went to undergraduate college for Finance, but my programming calculator did all of the work. I thereafter avoided Finance-related jobs like my life depended on it.
5. The first blog I ever read was The Interpid Card Player, which I found accidentally while searching for Card
6. I have been dating fiance Kim for almost six years, and will be married to her in October.
7. I have two brothers, one two years older and one two years younger. I luckily have no sisters.
8. Organized religion makes me uncomfortable, but I acknowledge that it is right for some people. I avoid fanatical religions and the fanatically religious like the plague.
9. I don't like strippers or strip clubs, but I am willing to go and have a good time if the opportunity arises.
10. I am a closet comic book enthusiast.
11. I dabble in the arts, including sketching, pen and ink, watercolors, acrylic paints, and wire-sculpting. I don't suck at these things.
12. Growing up, I always wanted to be a lawyer. I even signed my friend's 6th grade yearbook, "Jordan, Esq.".
13. Now that I am grown up and a lawyer, I dream of being a professional poker player.
14. I like boardgames, including Scrabble and Monopoly, but most people suck at Scrabble and noone wants to play Monopoly with me.
15. I like scratch off lotto tickets, but the actual lotto bores me.
16. I have brown hair, what's left of it anyway.
17. I used to work at a butcher shop as a clean up boy.
18. I once had a meat hook stuck in my head. I didn't know it occurred until a co-worker told me that I was bleeding. At first, I thought it was chicken blood.
19. I used to work at a flower shop as a delivery boy, where I took an earnest interest in learning about flowers and my gay boss took a learned interest in suggesting I wear nicer boxers (I wore saggy pants...perverts).
20. I was (am) into grunge music in my youth, grew my hair down to chin length, and wore flannel.
21. I enjoy the teachings of the Dalai Lama.
22. If I could have any super power, it would be invisibility. I would then sneak into girls locker rooms.
23. I wish I could wrap, wrestle, and breakdance, but I'm white, not muscular, and Jewish.
24. I once resolved to learn to stand and walk on my hands. I learned neither.
25. I believe in aliens, but I don't believe that they are nearby.
26. I enjoy books and movies about people with fucked up lives and/or fucked up morals.
27. I consider myself an upstanding guy. I do not cheat people.
28. I have always been considered smart, but I never applied myself. Instead, I coasted to decent, but not great results.
29. My IQ is 145. On a recent online IQ test, I scored 149.
30. I rolled over in a Penske 15-foot truck 4 times, but got out of the vehicle with scratches. The truck was totaled, with only one wall of the truck left standing.
31. I rolled over in a Jeep Grand Cherokee 1/2 times, so that the truck was upside down. I got out with scratches. I am invincible.
32. I hate formalities of any kind, but I am learning to live with them.
33. I play online poker daily for at least one hour a day. I wish I could play more.
34. My parents are a great couple, and are both role models for me. I could not have lucked out with better parents. My father is smart, fair, and honest. My mother is social, liberal, fun, and loved by all.
35. I once sat in awe as my mother got a bite of food from some unsuspecting patrons at a nearby table at a restaurant. After talking to her for two minutes the patrons OFFERED the bite. Five minutes prior, my mother said to me, I'm going to get a bite of their food, and I laughed, thinking that she was joking.
36. One of my grandfathers plays Keno at the casinos, and always seems to hit once for $1000 on each trip.
37. I once had to impersonate my older brother to get him out of a sticky situation.
38. I do a great impersonation of a veloco-raptor, prey-mantis, and lizard.
39. I like entertainment news (Entertianment weekly, etc.) more than real news.
40. I'm a man of liesure, which means I'm lazy.
41. I don't know what my favorite food is, but it probably involves cheese.
42. I don't have any tattoos, but if I did, it would be a barcode.
43. I am a white suburban Jew who was raised on Ice-T, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg.
44. My friends make fun of me for having a blog, but I know they are just jealous.
45. The only bloggers I ever met in person were Pauly, F-Train, Joaquin, Derek, and Ugarte. At the time, I did not read most of their blogs, but pretended that I did. I now read them all. Good stuff, too!
46. I hate exclusivity, and believe that in all that we do, we should try to include as many people as reasonably possible. There are enough things dividing people, and we do not need to create any more.
47. I have the athletic skill of a bronze medalist at the special olympics.
48. I like to dance, especially the robot, sprinkler, clock, and other "joke" dances. I must be drunk or at least drinking, though.
49. I follow ahimsa, which states that I shall not kill any thing. Therefore, if I catch a bug, I will let it outside rather than kill it. But I like veal, and often joke that, "I can taste the suffering!"
50. I acknowledge that blogging is egotistical, at least in regards to this blog.

posted by Jordan @ 4:27 PM,


At 6:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GCox25 seems to have started something. I did this also!!

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At 11:39 AM, Blogger GaryC said...


I can't think of a better quality.

Nice post.


At 2:38 PM, Blogger Jordan said...

G, I can't tell if you are sarcastic of not, but I like "upstanding." Its a nice balance between "downtrodden" and "outstanding". Although, both of those adjectives work too.

At 3:06 PM, Blogger GaryC said...

No sarcasm intended at all. I think that is about the best quality a person can have. I have no doubt that you are an upstanding guy.



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