46 Things About Me

May 07, 2007

In honor of the date, here are 46 Things About Me...

  1. I've had my left ear pierced since 2001
  2. Since June 2006 I've lost 50 pounds of weight, and kept it off
  3. I've lived in six states
  4. I'm learning German
  5. With the exception of two programs, I watch no television
  6. Sixteen years after leaving it behind, I am once again working in COBOL
  7. I have a diabetic cat
  8. I am an eHarmony success story
  9. I use the front side of the towel to dry my front, and the back side for the back
  10. Except for one goof, I've had a beard and/or mustache for more than 10 years now
  11. I commute an average of 10,000 miles per year
  12. I am fascinated by language
  13. If I couldn't be a software architect, I'd want to be a chiropractor
  14. Or maybe a massage therapist
  15. I started my 8th profession job in January
  16. For the first time in 10 years I am an employee again
  17. I've had a car broken into
  18. One of my vehicles was stolen once
  19. My apartment has been robbed
  20. A year ago today was the last time I saw my mother when she was alive and conscious
  21. In October I will start my 25th year as a "programmer"
  22. I have three computers on my desk at home
  23. Not counting Palm devices
  24. I carry two computers with me almost everywhere
  25. There are 11 working computers in my home, counting Palm devices
  26. That I planted a bulb of garlic and it is growing pleases me to no end
  27. When I was 16, and the US had its Bicentennial Celebration, I decided I wanted to see the Tricentennial Celebration.
  28. I still want to see the US in 2076
  29. I know how to play a major scale on a piano
  30. I understand that there are three minor scale patterns
  31. I am terrified of the dentist
  32. I like being a nerd
  33. Learning German is making my English better
  34. I'm a huge fan of Pixar's animated movies
  35. I can watch the same movie over and over again
  36. I can eat the same meal (or its leftovers) several meals in a row
  37. I would like to live in a foreign country
  38. I can type 58 words per minute
  39. I usually read about 70 books in a year
  40. I often am reading 3 or 4 books at the same time
  41. Once upon a time I twiddled my thumbs to set a record
  42. Every year I think this list is a good idea, until I get to the last dozen or so items and run out of ideas
  43. I know the keyboard shortcuts for all the umlauted characters
  44. I like orange juice without pulp
  45. I prefer peanut M&Ms to plain
  46. Today I am 46
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Mark H. Nichols

I am a husband, cellist, code prole, nerd, technologist, and all around good guy living and working in fly-over country. You should follow me on Twitter.