Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Unknown Things About "The Charlester"

1. I still have my first paystub from my current job (It's going on eight years now)

2. When I was 19 I taught myself how to make peanut butter cookies from scratch, since we had a bulk load of peanut butter back then.

3. I had to get three Learner's Permits, before I finally got my Driver's License.

4. I sleep with my fan on...Even during the winter.

5. My parents disagree on what day I was born on. My father says the 17th, and my mother says the 18th. I am going with the parent that gave birth to me. Who would forget the day that they went into labor?

6. I am 30 years older than my first born nephew (That is so wrong).

7.(Freak accident) Someone once ran over my neck with a bicycle, while I was reaching for a fall colored leaf on the ground.

8. When I was a kid I thought cranberries and radishes were the same thing because of a so called friend. Him and his cousin played a prank on me and I bit into a radish. Let me just say that radishes taste horrible. If you ever want to find alternative methods of punishment on your children, try using radishes for breakfast, radishes for for lunch, radishes for dinner. I guarantee it will set them straight.

9. When I was in elementary school I used to go to a day care not to far from my school. There were these two guys that watched over the group I was in. They both called me "onion", and I didn't know why until I got older. It was because I smelled bad. I can still remember one of the guys names...Zeek!

10. I got kicked out of that day care, because Zeek and the other guy instigated a fight between me and another kid. I gave the kid a bloody nose.

11. The first car accident that I was ever in, was also a accident that sent my mom to the hospital with a concussion and swollen forehead, because she hit her head on the steering wheel. It was our fault (my sister Chandra and I) because we were acting up, and she was trying to get us to behave. Although mom had the right of way because she was going straight, and the car that hit us (which was on the other side of the road) was turning left into our path.

12. Two of the most expensive toys that my mom ever gotten me when I was a kid, were destroyed by my first and second siblings. Both toys were ironically Christmas presents, that were purchased two consecutive years apart from each other. The first year was a Transformer called Metroplex, which was a rather big toy. It transformed from a Autobot base to a "Gigantic Robot". My sister sat on him and crushed him in half. The second year was a Atari 2600. One night I was up late playing it, and my brother Jevon (who was a toddler at the time) wanted to play E.T. The Extraterrestrial. I let him play, and the next day when I woke up, my Atari wouldn't work. He left it on all night.

13. When I buy things, I tend to buy them "Brand New". I really don't like to buy things used, although I will be buying a used car. I don't like buying used things, because I had used things, and "hand me downs" for most of my life. I didn't even have a brand new bed, until I bought it myself with my income taxes in 1999.

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Bon & Mal Mott said...

Oh, c'mon, Charles, radishes are good! It's horseradish that should be avoided.
Your freak accident took me back. I once had a boxer gallop over my midsection because I was too stupid not to lie on the ground, and during a doorbell-ringing session one of my friends jumped over a hedge and landed full on my skull. It's a wonder I'm still alive. LOL
Bon & Mal

Galen Brannagh said...

I got tickled at #6, being 30 years older than your first nephew. That, to me, seems normal. What is odd to me is when uncle and nephew are the same age or the nephew is OLDER than the uncle. I have seen that several times. I'm sorry, but I'd have a problem calling somebody YOUNGER than me Uncle or Aunt. :o)

Charles said...

I guess since you put it that way your right Galen. It's just I am going to 40 when Jalani turns ten. The thought of this makes me feel old.

Stephaine said...

I'm five years younger than my niece. It is wrong.

Glad you did the 13.

Chris said...

Very interesting list here, Charelster!

I will be 49 when Trevor graduates high school.......

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