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29 03 2008

Thanks for visiting the blog…2000 times!

To show my appreciation here are 100 things you may not know about me:
[Basically, my life story I guess]

  1. Grew up in the metropolis of Coleridge, NC
  2. Had a golden retriever named Yeller when I was 6
  3. He got hit by a car
  4. Had a black retriever-cocker spaniel mix after that
  5. Had to give him away because he almost got hit by a car
  6. Went to Pleasant Grove Christian Church near Bennet, NC
  7. Then went to West “A” Tabernacle Baptist Church in Kannapolis, NC
  8. Was an assistant Sunday School teacher there at age 16
  9. Was also an assistant youth director
  10. Got my first experience running sound there
  11. Then attended Bethel Wesleyan Church
  12. Was the assistant youth director there
  13. Played three years of Little League Baseball
  14. Usually sat the bench
  15. Missed the ball more than I caught it
  16. Went to Faith Christian School until I was 13
  17. Played soccer for the JV soccer team in 7th grade
  18. Did a science fair entry about structural rigidity of different bridge designs (nerd, I know)
  19. Paternal grandfather died years before I was born
  20. Maternal grandfather died in 1990
  21. Both grandmothers died in 2004
  22. Lived within a mile of both sets of grandparents growing up
  23. Have 11 aunts and uncles on my dad’s side
  24. 3 aunts on my mom’s side
  25. My grandfather and great aunt (brother and sister) married by grandmother and great uncle (brother and sister)
  26. Dad has a log cabin
  27. Helped him build it
  28. Won a Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 in a raffle
  29. Have 1 sister
  30. She’s nine years older
  31. Has twins – Nicholas and Megan
  32. Rode to school with her every day
  33. First taste of secular music was in her car: New Kids on the Block and Paula Abdul
  34. Parents divorced in 1992
  35. Moved to Kannapolis, NC, in 1995
  36. Have a step-brother
  37. First car was a blue 1989 Honda Prelude
  38. Then a 1987 Buick Grand National…oh baby!
  39. Then a 1995 Mitsubishi Galant
  40. Hydroplaned into a swollen creek and totaled it
  41. Worked with a plumber one summer
  42. Worked with step-brother as electrician’s assistant
  43. Worked at Jubilation Jungle for 3 years [think Frankie’s Fun Park]
  44. Worked at Home Depot for 3 years
  45. Got four customer service badges there
  46. Graduated from First Assembly Christian School in Concord, NC
  47. Finished sixth in my class
  48. Went to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
  49. Wanted to be an engineer
  50. Love peanut butter sandwiches
  51. Hate jelly on them
  52. Addicted to Cheerwine
  53. And Chocolate
  54. And Swedish Fish
  55. Played piano for 3 years
  56. Trumpet for 13 years
  57. Watched the Challenger explosion on TV
  58. Got my tonsils removed when I was 10
  59. Have vasomotor rhinitis
  60. Had an Atari 2600
  61. An Intellivision
  62. An original Nintendo Entertainment System
  63. An original Nintendo Game Boy
  64. A Super Nintendo
  65. First movie I saw in a theater: The Care Bears Movie
  66. First movie that made me cry: Follow That Bird
  67. They made Big Bird blue
  68. Been to New York City
  69. Been in the Empire State Building
  70. And the top floor of the World Trade Center
  71. And the Statue of Liberty (not really worth the climb)
  72. Saw Phantom of the Opera on Broadway
  73. Visited Germany in 2000
  74. Played at World Expo 2000
  75. Love Washington D.C.
  76. Ottawa is the farthest north I’ve been
  77. Orlando is the farthest south
  78. Pensecola is the farthest west
  79. Have visited 15 states
  80. And 2 Canadian provinces
  81. Scared of heights
  82. Would rather be in the mountains than at the beach
  83. Broke my wrist doing push-ups
  84. Set Apart 07 was my first Wesleyan youth convention
  85. Have had 8 different roommates over the years
  86. About to be 9
  87. Learned to play Ultimate Frisbee in 1999-2000 school year
  88. First tape I bought: Creed’s My Own Prison
  89. First CD I owned: Weird Al Yankovic’s Bad Hair Day
  90. Saw Kid Rock in concert (yes, sad)
  91. And Korn (yes, crazy)
  92. And Metallica (I confess I loved it)
  93. Have seen over 100 Christian bands
  94. Have hiked more than 25 miles of the Foothills Trail
  95. Have seen more than 20 of Upstate South Carolina’s waterfalls
  96. Own a couple hundred 8 track tapes
  97. Have a player that works
  98. Have had 6 different sets of car subs
  99. Have owned the same amp since high school
  100. Tired of typing

Thanks for reading! I don’t think I’ll ever try to do a 100 list again.

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5 responses

30 03 2008
Scott Uselman

Dude, where’s the Harley? New Kids on the Block; what. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College?? Okay. Was the competency test based upon spelling the name correctly?

30 03 2008
Phillip Modlin

Jon,

Great post. Really tells alot!

My favorite was the harley, but I’m gonna need to see a picture!
Funniest, how’s the wrist???

30 03 2008
Jon Brady

1. Won the Harley at a Hospice of Asheboro motorcycle rally fundraiser. I was 11 years old and dwarfed by the bike. We bought 1 ticket for $1. We sold it that day and put the money away. I was scared of motorcycles at the time because I got burned pretty bad by a muffler when I was five or six.

2. New Kids on the Block! Hangin’ Tough!

3. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College just happened to be one of the best community colleges in the state of NC. lol

4. Tried to clap my hands behind my back between push-ups. Missed the landing and fractured a bone in my wrist.

30 03 2008
Joy

Follow That Bird makes me cry, too.

6 04 2008
LK

Well, I expect you to be playing a trumpet now during congregational singing! LK

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