44 Things About Me

May 06, 2005

On the eve of my 44th birthday, here are 44 things about me.

  1. I love cats
  2. My favorite food is chili
  3. I don't use an alarm clock
  4. My favorite television show is "Amazing Race"
  5. Or maybe Survivor
  6. Five years ago today I lost my job in South Carolina
  7. My favorite place in the United States is Portland Oregon
  8. My least favorite place in the United States is South Carolina
  9. I have a goatee
  10. I used up all my dental courage years ago
  11. I own 6 computers and 2 Tivos
  12. Last year I gave away 1000 pounds of books
  13. I love to cook
  14. My favorite dessert is cheesecake
  15. I have lived in 7 states
  16. I have visited every state except Alabama
  17. I have been to 11 foreign countries
  18. I prefer movies at home to movies out anymore
  19. My favorite fiction book is "Cryptonomicon"
  20. My favorite movie is the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy
  21. My greatest fear is being alone
  22. I've never smoked anything, ever
  23. I can type 58 words a minute
  24. The last time it was measured, I could read 1100 words a minute
  25. I have been skydiving
  26. I once rode a motorcycle 135 miles per hour
  27. I wear bifocals
  28. I can count to 10 in Japanese
  29. I written almost 170,000 words on this site in a little over 5 years
  30. I stopped counting lines of program code I'd written at a quarter of a million
  31. I love having my feet rubbed
  32. I know how to tie a bowline
  33. I can remember Christmas when I was 2 years old
  34. My least favorite activity is cleaning out old tupperware containers in the refrigerator
  35. I wear a fedora to work every day
  36. I can solve a Rubic's cube
  37. I'm smarter than I give myself credit for
  38. People would be surprised to know that I am very insecure
  39. I hate being told the same thing more than once
  40. My hair is turning white
  41. I can't hear as well as I used to
  42. I am glad to be alive
  43. I like myself more today than ever before
  44. I love my wife more than anyone else
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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.