Monday, April 7, 2008


Here are 8 things you may not know about me:

1. I am a runner. I love to run....or I did when I had spare time. In high school we had a track meet at William Jewell College. Yeah, pretty cool being able to run on a nice college track, but the not so cool part was our transportation getting there. Yep, you've guessed it, it was a short bus. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and turn a negative situation into a positive one. I look at it this way, that day I got more hugs from chicks than I normally would have. Most people I know use dogs to train with by putting meat in there back pocket and having their dog chase them. I wanted to be more original so I hired a native indian to chase me with his crazy bow staff skills.

2. I have this crazy habit, I blame it on my OCD. I have precisely calculated the number of swipes of deodorant to put on each arm pit to maximize its highest odor protecting potential. Of course weather, temperature, and my estimated daily activity is calculated into my strategical formula.

3. I used to live with my grandparents in Taiwan on the mountain. I had some great memories. This one day, my cousins all came up to hang with me. Of course when a bunch of boys get together there will always be competition. Who can run the fastest, jump the highest, eat the fastest, or my personal favorite....who can spit the watermelon seed the farthest. We all lined up on the ledge of the cliff and took turns. Ready..........Set.............Go.............Ahhhhhhhh!! Yep, that was me. I had leaned back to get the maximum leverage to spit the seed the farthest. I ran up and totally gave it all I had and leaned forward with all my might, literally. I fell off the mountain and was grabbing on for dear life. My grandpa ran in and quickly grabbed a rope. He threw it down and pulled me up. Needless to say I won out of pity.

4. How many of you guys out there have to throw your clothes in the dryer before putting them on? Come on......I know I'm not the only one!!

5. I often compare myselt to Uncle Jesse from Full House. My hair is always perfect. My secret is L.A. Looks Styling Gel. Every time I go to Wally World for hair gel it becomes an adventure. What should take only a matter of seconds to pickup becomes an hour long exploration. I find myself looking at each and every hair gel making sure that I've still got the best gel.

6. This is kind of embarrassing!! If Jillian is out of town or gone for a couple of days. I find myself not eating, I mean.... at all. She does all the cooking and I do all the eating. That's why we are a great couple.

7. Traffic in Taiwan is awful. It is so populated. Taiwan is a little itty bitty country with millions of people crammed into it. Streets are always lined up with parked cars. One day I was out riding my bike with my cousin, Enrique. I was in front because I was the alpha male and he was following me. He shouted something at me and of course I could not hear him because I used Herbal Essence that morning and my fantastic hair was flapping in the breeze. I turned around to see what he wanted and before I knew it I ran into a parked car and took out its side mirror. I quickly got back onto my bike and rode away.

8. No matter where I go, who I'm with, or what I wear. I'm often mistaken as a Mexican. I've had Mexicans come up to me saying "Hey, man I see you are Mexican" or just people coming up and saying "Hola". Sometimes you just have to just go with the flow and just say "Si".


Jen said...

Chris....I laughed the whole entire time i read your eighkk. I love when you tell stories. I could seriously listen to you talk all day. Your american Mom misses you so mucho!!!! Love you.

Dalton said...

haha, yeah and L.A. Looks is also only like $.99. I think you get it so you can use more without having to worry about the price.