Monday, March 30, 2009

A Face For Radio

Yesterday I was a guest on a fantasy baseball internet radio show called RotoExperts Think Tank. I had to wake up at 8 in the morning to do this (after going to bed at like 3:30), so I blame my random babbling on the fact that I was really tired. But, if you still want to give it a listen, here you go. I start about 1/3 of the way through the show and you can fast forward by just clicking on the progress bar...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I Got Surv'd

Kari tagged me for a belated Valentine's Day survey, so here goes nothing...

1. Where did you meet your wife?
Cheryl's a year younger, but we went to junior high and high school together. We didn't hang in junior high, but I knew some of her friends. During my senior year in high school, my friends and I would often drive by Caroline as she was walking home from school and would oftentimes exchange waves. After one of the friendly drive-bys, my friends and I actually had a conversation that went something like this: "Hey, we should hang out with that group of girls—they seem really cool." They must have been thinking the same thing, because around the same time, Cheryl was on my sister's softball team and sent me a Happy Birthday e-mail out of the blue. So, our groups of friends started hanging out frequently, I got a crush on Cheryl and we started dating soon thereafter...

2. How long did you date before you were married?
A long time. We were friends for like a year and a half, then started dating the summer after my freshman year of college. So...five years.

3. How long have you been married?
972 days.

4. What does she do that surprises you?
She remembers EVERYONE'S birthday. I'm talking random-ass people we haven't talked to since junior high or high school. She's like Rain Man.

5. What is your favorite feature of hers?
There are a lot to choose from, but I'm especially fond of her adorable dimples!

6. What is her best quality?
Cheryl's the complete package. She's extremely kind and caring, she's smart, she's supportive, honest, down-to-earth, fun to hang out with, a great cook and well-organized (which is great, because I'm certainly not). But, what I like best is her awesome sense of humor. That girl cracks me up on a daily basis.

7. Does she have a nickname for you?
Let's see...Mostly just Con and Hubb Rubb.

8. What is her favorite food?
Mongolian Beef from P.F. Chang's.

9. What is her favorite sport?
I'm guessing "So You Think You Can Dance" doesn't quite count, so I'll say volleyball.

10. When and where did you first kiss?
Ha! This is actually disputed. I say in her car, she says at her house. But, since she knows Shavon Jones' birthday, we should probably trust her memory over mine...

11. What is your favorite thing you do as a couple?
Lazy weekends together.

12. Do you have any children?
Just names, so far. We'll see if we can keep dogs alive first...

13. Does she have any hidden talents?
Aside from the birthday thing? She's really good at Guitar Hero, she can tie cherry stems in a knot with her tongue and can do funny impressions of really random people.

14. How old is she?

15. Who said "I love you first"?
Cheryl did, but the feeling was mutual.

16. What is her favorite music?
Pop punk, '80s & Phantom of the Opera soundtrack.

17. What do you admire most about her?
I admire her strength. Cheryl's been forced to deal with a lot of things, but she's not bitter or spiteful. She's just a really, really good person.

18. What is her favorite color?
Cerulean blue

19. Will she read this?
Oh fo' sho'!

20. I tag...
Kelly, Katie & Trisha

Sunday, March 1, 2009

North Carolina's Vern Fonk

You be the judge...who's worse?