Hope you enjoyed this little excursion into the Book of Me. . As a kid, I was afraid of heights, so I forced myself to walk on top walls and climb trees and move onto precarious branches to challenge my fear. I tend to put things down wherever I’m standing or sitting when I don’t want to hold the thing in my hand anymore (instead of walking over to the place it belongs and setting it down there) … and then can hardly ever find it the next time I need it because it’s rarely where it’s supposed to be. Hopefully I do reach a few lives in need of being reached on good days. 50. Personally it motivates me to be better. Of course, you are just talking about a particular type of disorganized. 17. My brother accidently cracked my head open with a baseball bat when I was 4 years old. Hi Steve! Nope, he was tied to the monkey. But I might also change my mind as you walked away. Having read your year in review post, and your newsletter, and now this post, congrats on already achieving some of your 2013 goals! In this 6 day mini course, I reveal the steps that my wife and I took to earn 100 thousand dollars in the span of just a year. Our extended family is heavily interracially married. Perhaps she’ll appreciate my singing more than my wife does. Paige | Simple Mindfulness recently posted … 30 Days to Bold. My daughter (and husband) will love the monkey and bird jokes. -Ben The one who finishes first “wins”. I almost went the English route too. I bet you are a highly organized teacher in the ways that you need to be, and a writer. Let’s have a contest to prove me right! I actually thought of you (literally) when I made the confession of my unorganized ways! Go figure! My daughter lucked out and got an overabundance of my wife’s pretty genes! … Maybe some day I’ll meet your lovely family. I am happy that you are blessed with such a wonderful family and May god bless you and your family always , Great article Ken. I knew I wanted to teach, but also wanted to make a difference in student’s lives. Anyway, I love that you jumped right in with your goal of being more open with self here. Now that I have a daughter, I’ve gained a new listener. I’d talked the common fact and theory instead of my personal ambrassing experience. In high school, I wanted to become a rich and famous guitarist in a rich and famous rock band. How about you? If you read Rhyme & Reason often, then you’ll know the more general facts below (wedding, Maybelle etc.) 27. When she was unmarried, still living at home, she bought a beautiful box for the family (I believe it was at Christmas) with the instructions that we would write what we liked about other members of the family throughout the week. My wife doesn’t much like it at all. I look a bit like a drunk jellyfish with a broken tentacle and a headache when I dance. Forgot what I was going to say. 42. . Give me a good book, a pad of paper (or my laptop) and I’m a happy camper. Actually, my daughter came up with a neat way of doing the same thing your game morphed into as well. Give me a good book, a pad of paper (or my laptop) and I’m a happy camper. 9. Or was that just a Southern California thing? Who else would I be? Click here to grab your own copy! Now I’m afraid of walls and trees. Always love to see fun posts like this. I am the person hardly to reveal the real me. Mushrooms are so gross! Sometimes. Love this post! xoxo. I suppose the lesson of this salad bowl of autobiographical tidbits of my life is that happiness depends on really knowing yourself, becoming very familiar with what makes you tick, what the motive is behind the motivation that drives you out into the world or keeps you on your front porch. So are we. English and Journalism are my subject, Ken. I was never in a rock band. Steve, I will defeat you hands down on weirdness, hahaha! I have a large painting of him hanging in my classroom, painted by a former student who gave it to me a few years ago. God bless you and the family. I said I didn’t want to talk about my feet anymore. I’m happiest when … 1.) Lori Gosselin recently posted … How Pinterest Will Change the World. 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The 33-year-old Southern rapper’s two new No. Thank you for sharing about yourself and for the amazing lessons on your six day online course on how to start my online business. And when you say you aspire for perfection, is evident from your writings. My son and I do similar things, but I like the structure of yours better. Everyone has little quirks about them that you don’t really KNOW until you get to reallllllly know someone. Love it. She’s a mushroom LOVER! 1. Keep reading for the scoop! 10 Things You Don’t Know About Me. In Germany we celebrate “Tag der Deutschen Einheit” (Unity Day) meaning having back one Germany instead of East and West Germany as separate countries. I think I like “tied to the monkey” more than “stapled to the fish” though! We made it back to California by … Thanks for all of the kind words. And hopefully I won’t have to wince too much as I read it! Do you have a favorite? 20. Well, let’s just say I wasn’t genetically blessed in that department, Vishnu! #1: I love that you would never guess I was a grandfather! Lisa recently posted … Five Friday Favorites – Comfort Food Edition. My wife is 5 ft. even. Thanks for sharing all these facts about yourself. And all my kids like mushroom too. Now that was FUN! My favorite … And honestly, I hope along the way I teach them a little something about life, too! I have always known that you are a strange guy, as your sister I can appreciate that. I’d love to sit in your class (or closet) and experience you teaching. October 3, 2014 October 12, 2019 - Tobia. Best wishes to you and your beautiful wife and family. Rob Willis – 25 things you may not know about me. I couldn’t agree with you more about the insight you get about a person from the heroes he/she has. I may do a whole blog post with the other things though if you don’t mind me blatantly stealing your idea? My about page – check it out! Thanks for coming by over the last couple years, my friend. I love you, and thank you for always being there for me. . Glad you had fun with it, Galen! Love the guitar. I have more I may post again sometime in the who-knows-when future. Naveen Kulkarni recently posted … The Law of Attraction in a Nutshell. I told you about my singing. My wife is (Ha! Turns out talent is a prerequisite. And yes, I’ve seen these kinds of posts most often on birthdays, but I’m just different that way! Hmmm, I’ll think about your challenge … you might just get what you wish for, when I’m in the mood. If shoved into the corner and manhandled until I came up with one, I might say blue … or green. I was thinking about all of the different questions I get asked and all the things you don’t actually KNOW about ME!!! Knowing about you definitely felt better. It was the most important work I was to do in life (totally agree with you on that!). a 10 year old’s retirement plan i suppose. The great thing was that the unseemly jokes ended. My second, nearly tied for first, is BBQ chicken. In 6th grade, I was a member of honors chorus which was a singing group composed of about 30 kids. Elsa is like a little baby icecube. My older brother called me Hobbit when I was a kid because of it. Let me know if you plan on writing one yourself @Jarkko Cool! Glad we both outgrew that! Hmm. Don’t get me wrong. I must have about a hundred videos and pictures of her on my phone which I watch every now and then (I really miss her!). Yes, and fresh is always better than frozen but impressed with some of the frozen pizzas now a days where the taste is almost as good as from from one of the local pizza parlors! Lisa recently posted … Focus on Nothing. Myself included. You are humour to share 25 things about yourselves. It’s building traits that align yourself with True North principles, never taking yourself too seriously (as you can likely tell I don’t), or harshly judging yourself against others or some preconceived prototype of your perfected self (also not a habit I indulge in). Happy Monday! When I was five years old, I was adopted by my parents, they picked me up from an orphanage a month later. Was it hard to write? 6. High five, my friend. Hahaha I had a good laugh at the monkey joke myself. Go with the flow. The only problem is there is people in bed in the next room and I laughed out loud. I’ve never heard of anything like the proposal book–that should be used in a movie! Your sense of humour had me laughing tears on this one. Don’t forget to let me know which of these facts you want to know more information about in the comments. Most parents gave their kids a dollar bill for lunch which left most kids with 20 cents at the end of the day. Why did the bird fall out of the tree? It was a very welcomed sight when you first graced these pages. My amazing twin sister lives in Germany, and she’s one hell of a DJ. I also hope you found what you were looking for. Thanks for taking interest is the backdrop to the words! (Hey, maybe I’ll write about that someday!) You are hilarious! As many bloggers do, we share the exciting and inspiring parts of our lives, our strengths and wins. One thing you might not know about me…I don’t like to read. During my last vacation, I learned how to program php and mySQL. I’m 47 years young. To be perfectly honest with you, I don’t know which song reflects me the most but what I can say is that I like songs that allow me to dance, jump and especially to be happy. Also, your daughter is really adorable and that helps draw me to your blog too. Great post. 18. (1) when you used the phrase, “my wife’s Chinese-ness”. Thanks so much for your kind wishes, Christopher. But I changed my mind. . You had the smelly feet too, huh? Maybe this is why I was so good in the Marine Corps, anything to win. I’ve given you these three bonus factoids because I cheated with #s 39, 46 and 47 and wanted to make sure you got your money’s worth. I never dated in high school because I lacked confidence with girls until my college years. I’m not particularly organized. I know, but I warned you that I likely need some therapy! 40. It’s really quite moving. What is your favourite blog to visit? 33. Whoops. Too kind, Naveen. I thought the way you proposed to your wife was one of the sweetest, most innovative ways I’d heard on proposals so far. I’m going to copy it. When I was little, I never used to play with my toys. If you did sit in my class, you would need to bring a pillow. I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do but my wife and my little daughter routinely kick my ass. You’re most welcome on the compliment. Oh Steve, I thoroughly enjoyed this post! Thank you. ), so Google has stopped paying much attention to me and my traffic has died way down, but I hope you come by anyway, even if some of the “old faces” don’t show up in the comments very often these days. Also get to know me in 3’s! I would never have believed your’re a grandfather. That’s my perfect day (though I don’t have to have the movie. She said that she was lucky I had the same camera that she did, otherwise she would have never got it working. I was the last guy anyone would have thought would start a blog. Nothing wrong with finding weird things funny. (Did you know only 15% of the population is a negative blood type?) Julie @ Being Home says. 10. Amy recommendations? Sadly, I’ve forgotten lots of my Chinese (once upon a time I was fluent). I gotta tell you the context in which I first heard that joke, Lori. Good question. (tweet me! (tweet me! I’ve started writing 5 different books over the last 25 years or so. It’s seems so long ago and just a different part of my life. Thanks so much, Lisa! Looks like I’ll need to do some research to see what version strikes me as funniest. Shopify Blog – Should I Use WordPress For My Shopify Or BigCommerce Blog? Now that you know literally everything about me, time to spill the beans on your embarrassing secrets! It’s very encouraging. If you are really considering starting your own online business, then you have to check out my free mini course on How To Create A Niche Online Store In 5 Easy Steps. I particularly enjoyed #1, 14, and 17. 28. Besides playing the silly song-tag and “name-place-animal-thing” game (you know, where one of us recites the alphabet silently and the others say “stop” and we tell them which alphabet we were at….and then quickly write down a name-place-animal-thing beginning with that alphabet. On the flip side, I rarely reveal personal details about myself in a conversation unless explicitly asked. The problem in high school was that I felt awkward trying to slow dance with the girls. Troy University. David J. I know. I don’t know if I could do a post like this! It’s taken me a long time to get to this point where I’m comfortable being myself in what I write. Yeah, I can’t tell you what it means to me to hear such things from my little girl. publisher:'12345' I don’t have any pets but love animals and especially, dogs. I’ll have to give up my man-card. And while I certainly have a sweet tooth and periodically dive off the health food wagon into the pit of self-indulgence, I really do eat pretty well–lots of fruit and veggies, almost exclusively chicken and turkey for protein, and almost exclusively whole grains as well (brown rice, whole wheat pasta and bread and even tortillas). And the proposal you did was very sweet! I’m glad to hear you don’t share the feet aroma issue. She really learned from that and can hold her own now with the basic technologies. I also wondered if I would be able to come up with 50 things to write about and was surprised at how many more than 50 I came up with. Maybe next year? I was 24 when I married and 25 when we had our first baby. So you made my day on this one! If you don't know me well, you might want to watch this video. Hi Kaylee! And then when the time was up, I found he had actually written 20. But I will tell you that she is older than she looks and younger than her age and I love her dearly). I explained that I didn’t have the same camera, but all technology is the same to me, so I just figured it out. Best of all, it's free and you'll receive weekly ecommerce tips and strategies! And you seem like a funny guy based on how you introduce yourself here. Don’t tell my wife!). I love the games you play. 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me Lifestyle 06/05/2017. I need to reread your book, I think! Seriously enjoyed reading this post. 20 cents couldn’t buy much so I sold paper ninja stars for 20 cents a piece. I am me! When I joined the debate team I was really good, and then met someone better than me. I can live with that. var li = document.createElement('script'); li.type = 'text/javascript'; li.async = true; I wonder, though, if I’d actually come up with fifty things. My favorite sweet tooth indulgence is either cookies or ice cream (better yet, ice cream on cookies!). I am a … I’m glad. So, … . jamie flexman recently posted … 7 reasons why you don’t want to quit your job (and how to ignore them). Much love and hugs and thanks for such an enjoyable read! Haha! And since no one else is in line for that job, it’s me you get behind the words each week here at MeanttobeHappy. I was a cheerleader in grade school. They don’t smell anymore. She laughed though. I love reading tag posts as it means that you find out a bit more about the person behind the blog. I like Aby’s blog You Baby Me Mummy because she has … And remember those were just 10 things … I do get a little more quirky from the 11th onwards. So easy for me to spot them up above the huge crowds at each gathering. But don’t tell my guy friends. I think my feet made a big impression on a whole lot of people! There was this one time when I was going to the … uh … well, never mind. Does the rest of the family share your love of pizzas too? I like playing the blues. I’m also what you might call a selective perfectionist, but not the kind that beats himself up for invariably failing to live up to that standard. I’m a pretty simple guy with pretty simple culinary taste, Kaylee. My wife said yes to my marriage proposal so clearly the book idea worked:) @Jared Thanks buddy. Okay, I don’t want to talk about my feet anymore again. Wow. But I can’t hit the right note with my voice if my life depended on it (I’m glad it doesn’t). You should buy yourself something nice with the money. I figured I would jump start the week with a fun little survey sharing 25 things you don’t know about me. Email. Printful Vs Printify – Which POD Company Is Better For You? I know. Print. 3. 2. On a teacher’s salary, we couldn’t afford lots of things and great experiences, so we chose to give her experiences. How weird is all that? But other than that we have lots in common. What was clever was that I collected the thrown ninja stars off of the ground and resold them again the following day. I hate losing and am ultra competitive in most things I do. I suppose these are the easiest yet the hardest thing to do. i know you since years ken but these facts are new for me Well, you never know…! That’s the power of the written word. It’s actually quite strange to see people taller than me. My wife looked at the pizza thing, then at me and wondered if I was on something! I started working with kids as a young adult for the express reason that I wanted to be a great dad and thought working with kids would help me reach that goal. They are gorgeous! Thanks so much for putting up with me while I practiced guitar or piano all those hours day after day year after year. I thoroughly loved this post. :Z. It happens, but rarely. But at least I’m well balanced and don’t fall down very easily! I figured there was at least 10 things my readers didn’t know about me that they would maybe … I invented a quote from the person that she was using as her main source (topic was abortion related) which invalidated all her hard work. The point is to be with my family … and have pizza. What kind of music do you play? 20 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me. #2. farouk recently posted … How do women choose their mates. It’s not as weird as you’d expect though. So we now eat pizza much more frequently than we did before, it’s still a fairly rare treat. Share. I have a secret love affair with the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence (Shhh! I even tear up with commercials and cartoons. Does black go with gray? make me seem a little nuts. My nickname is Bill and has been since I was 14. Anyway, the family went running for the hills whenever I slipped out of my raggedy Vans. And thanks too for your kind words of sisterly love. 37. I like money, but money doesn’t fuel me. My guitar and piano are my creative and emotional outlets. You clearly have a lovely family and you clearly love them. Hi Vishnu, and welcome to our growing community! I designed the book to serve as a ring holder as well, so when I read the story to her along the beach, the last page flipped to her engagement ring. You'll also learn the story behind my middle name, Victoria, and a talent of mine many aren't aware of. Smile at your own missteps and at others’ moral face-plants even if those face-plants affect you. She suggests making a “Things You Don’t Know About Me” jar and filling it with little slips of paper containing random facts, old secrets or thoughts […] Reply. When I proposed to my wife, I created a hard bound book that documented the story of how we got together. Maybe you never really pursued the rock star thing (except in trying to look like Jimmy Page) but the talent is there! If it’s one that you also visit a lot, you can swap things you found there. , Let me know when your post is up and we can talk about this again. I was engaged to be married to another girl before I met my wife. I am reasonably tall (just under 6′). My daughter once told one of her friends to listen to me sing because it sounded so funny. (2) 6’4″. I … And thanks so much. p.s. Vidya Sury recently posted … Let Go A Little, It was a hoot to write, I have to admit, Vidya! But I love the role! (function() { I like to do that a bit too. 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