May 07, 2010
I started playing violoncello six months ago.
I have only seen or talked to my brother twice in four years.
I have been to Germany twice so far this year.
So far this year I have read 36 books.
After a 15 year hiatus I have started riding my bicycle again this year.
I commute 8 minutes (each way) to work when driving.
I commute 20 minutes (each way) to work when bicycling.
Twenty-seven years after I completed my Bachelor’s degree I am starting a Master’s degree.
Every year it takes longer and longer to write these lists. This year’s was started on April 12th.
I now own three bicycles.
Our car is a hybrid and we average about 40 ~ 42 mpg.
If I live to be 98 I am now middle aged.
Ever since the Bicentennial I have wanted to live to see the Tricentennial.
I’ll be 116 years old on July 4, 2076
My cello repertoire (including single string, five-note pieces) is 35 pieces now.
This web site, which I created, is now over 14 years old.
In addition to corn I now eat cooked carrots. My mother would be so proud.
I have had the same cell phone for over 4 years.
I have had nine jobs since graduation from college.
After Illinois, I have lived the longest in Kansas.
I have, or contribute to, six web sites.
I have ten email addresses.
I can now read music.
I still haven’t been to Alabama.
Our household has 5 laptops, 4 desktops and one iPod Touch.
The Winne-the-Pooh stories are still my favorite childhood books.
I can count to twenty in three languages.
I can count to one hundred in two languages.
I don’t know how high I can count in my cradle language.
By the end of this calendar year, I will have traveled outside of the United States ten times.
This calendar year alone, I will travel outside the US three times.
18 months after having Lasik surgery on my eyes, I required trifocal glasses to see properly.
32. My favorite new sandwich at Panera is their Cuban - without the pickles, please.
I believe that there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.
I am a “see you later” person. As opposed to a “I’ll be in touch” or “It’s been nice talking to you” person.
The older I get the spicier I like my food.
I can now say things like “Twenty-five years ago…” and have it mean a period of time when I was an adult.
I have read Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon once every year since it was publish in 1999.
I don’t remember my dreams but I do remember Christmas when I was two and a half.
I have studied, and hold rank in, two martial arts.
I am the fifth generation in a row in my family to be married twice.
My middle name, Hanford, is my great-grandfather’s middle name. And his father’s given name.
After losing 57 pounds 3 years ago, I’ve regained 15.
I’ve had my left earlobe pierced twice.
I’ve had 5 surgeries (involving a scalpel) and 6 procedures (involving an endoscope).
The song Suite Judy Blue Eyes always reminds me of summer and the swimming pool.
I prefer Coca-cola and Macs to Pepsi and Windows.
I’ve had a beard since 1998.
Today I am seventeen thousand eight hundred and ninety seven days old.