Sunday, October 21, 2007

100 things about me (1 - 50)

I realized that I haven't properly introduced myself to you yet, so here are 100 things about me.

   1.  I am 45 years old.

2.  I have survived two cancers:  Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and  
   3.  I had a bone marrow transplant in January 2006.
   4.  I had many severe complications after my bone marrow
       transplant which kept me in a hospital bed for almost a year.
   5.  I remember when gas was 18 cents a gallon.
   6.  My favorite color in clothes is brown.
   7.  People keep trying to add color to my wardrobe.  They have
        been a little successful.
  Very little.
   8.  My father has finally started buying me neutral colored clothes,
        but always throws in one colorful shirt in an attempt to make me
        wear it.  He is not successful.
   9.  My favorite television program is The O'Reilly Factor.
  10.  I drink three or four cups of coffee a day.
  11.  I don't do mornings.
  12.  In college I majored in astronomy and psychology.  Ipreferred
  13.  I dance about as well as Al Gore.
  14.  When I was young I wanted to be a pilot.
  15.  I didn't meet the height requirement.
  16.  When I was a boy I liked dinosaurs, Peanuts comic strips, and
        Star Trek.
  17.  As a teenager I loved to go in my room to read and to listen to     
  18.  I liked classical music and heavy metal.
  19.  My favorite subjects in high school were my science classes.
  20.  My worst subject was Phys Ed.
  21.  When I was young my parents were Captains in the Salvation
        Army, then my Dad switched careers to the United Way.
  22.  I have only watched a few minutes of American Idol.
  23.  When I was six, my Mom raised wild baby rabbits; at first she
         kept them in her bedroom slippers, then in a box.  Later we set
         them free in a field.
  24.  In third grade I had a large pet Australian rabbit named
  25.  My Mom decided that this would be his name, and that was the
         end of it.  I always hated the name.
  26.  I was raised Protestant and became Catholic at age 40.
  27.  During college I did a lot of sleepwalking, and I would
         rearrange the furniture in my sleep.
  28.  I would wake up wondering how the furniture got moved around.
  29.  Once I put my hand through a windowpane while I was asleep. 
         I don't think my landlady believed that I was asleep when I
         broke the window.
  30.  My wife is diabetic.  I give her two insulin shots a day.
  31.   I once had a job as a janitor in a hospital.
  32.  One of my responsibilities at the hospital was to take
         amputated limbs to the cemetery for burial.  It was a Catholic
         hospital, and they believed that even limbs should be buried.  
  33.  At the Catholic hospital I went to the department picnics.
         They drank beer and listened to polka music.
  34.  I hate polka music.
  35.  Drunk people are annoying to me, especially when they get
         rowdy and destructive.
  36.  Parents who don't discipline their children also annoy me.
  37.  I like 19th century classic British literature.
  38.  I almost drowned in a friend's swimming pool when I was nine
         years old.
  39.  One year for Halloween I went Trick or Treating as a tax
  40.  When I was very young my favorite television show was
  41.  In junior high school I was a Trekkie, but I grew out of it and
        became a Star Trek fan.  
  42.  There are 17 keys on my key ring.  I have no idea what ten of
         them are for.
  43.  My favorite soda is ginger beer -- the English kind, not the
        Jamaican variety.
  44.  I met my wife in a Starbucks coffee shop at a local
Barnes & Noble.
  45.  I dated Krissy for seven years before we got married.
  46.  On our honeymoon we toured a bat-filled cave, took an exotic
         animal safari, and visited ReptileLand.
  47.  Krissy and I spent our first wedding anniversary in a hospital
        room at Hershey Medical Center.  The nurses threw a little        
        party for us.
  48.  For a long time my favorite breakfast was hot dogs and
  49.  On Christmas morning when I was 14, I was delighted to receive
         the dictionary I had asked for.
  50.  Brussels sprouts are my favorite vegetable.


  1. I think you are very interesting. ;)


  2. ((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))Thank you for sharing you 100 things about you.Have a nice day

  3. Very well done ! If I had to make such a list, I probably couldn't name 25 things.
    Good to get to know you !  'On Ya' - ma

  4. Whew, what a list. I love it. Hmmm, I don't know if I could come up with 50 items.

    Good job, I loved all the items. :-)


  5. TY for sharing. We know you better now. :)

  6. Okay, the Tax Collector thing is going to give me nightmares for months. I hope your happy! Tammy

  7. John, you gave me quite a few giggles and smiles with this.  I thought I knew you, but I don't.  You made me love you even more =)!!  Love, Val xox

  8. I like brussel sprouts also but they are not my favorite... I would hate to have to choose as artichocks, mushrooms, tomatoes, and red peppers are all amazing if cooked creatively. Thanks for sharing John, I am most curious about the meeting of Krissy in the book store?

  9. I enjoyed reading this entry and glad to get to know you more through your entries and journal.
    Gem :-)

  10. John - this is so fun about you!  We have quite a few things in common - Heavy Metal isn't one of them, LOL.  I cant wait to read the other 50 things.  Love and many prayers, Penny

  11. I'm much older than you, but I like brown clothes & brussel sprouts too. I like American Idol because once they get rid of the duds...the kids sing good old fashioned music.   Linda in Washington state

  12. hi John--it's nice to meet you

    I've heard all about you from Krissy and Val.
    I even tried to donate blood 3 different times--but got rejected all 3 times.  My dad did manage to donate blood twice.
    I recently got a new tattoo--but once the year waiting period is up from that I will try to donate blood again.

    I have a cat too--his name is Ragtime Magnus Houdini(I didn't want him to feel inferior if he ever met a show cat).

    I have a journal--but I haven't written anything in it for while.

    take care,

  13. A bat filled sure know how to whooo a woman....LOL....June:)

  14. John, I really enjoyed reading all these things about you.  You are now John Knox, a guy I know now to me, not John, Krissy's husband, or John who has had cancers.  You are like all of us a real live person, with likes and dislikes.  I think there is much to ike about you and actually nothing to dislike, maybe just some things we do not have in common.  I don't care for heavy metal.  LOL  Take Care!  Keep posting!  Merry

  15.     How do you do, John. My name is Jude. I too asked and received a dictionary for Christmas. I like brown. I am 52 years old. And I remember when gas was cheaper than 18 cents a gallon. I remember buy my sister cigarettes for $.22 a pack. Then they got expensive. I quit and she didn't. I work a charity that isn't the Salvation Army, although I made it a point to bring them into our realm because of the outstanding work they do. I am Catholic and I drink a lot of coffee when in the mood. I really do not like Bill O. No matter how hard most of us try, we can't all like everything in common. Have a good day, and I'll catch you in later entries.

  16. Hey~I can't believe you two met at Starbucks inside a bookstore! Starbucks is way better than Dunkin Donuts. I used to work at a Barnes and Nobles in CA. I was thinking of doing this list, but quickly became lazy. ;-) Deb

  17. The glass windowpane reminds me of something my brother did.  He put his hand throw a windowpane but he was awake.  Perhaps I shouldn't have locked him out. Thanks for the kind words about Sasha.  She's doing better now.  -Dawn-