I guess I learn something everyday. Here are some odd things about The HUBS. Guest post today.
If you are reading this list, that means you have come here to learn
some unknown and obscure facts about me. Some of these facts are so
obscure even my wife does not know.
I will tag some
other bloggers and hope they will post some sort of list that will
reveal some interesting, random, or obscure facts about themselves.
This is a great way to know someone a little bit better.
I was born in Taiwan, but I am Chinese - not Taiwanese. I am fluent in
Mandarin Chinese. I speak English with NO accent...maybe a slight New
Yawk City accent. Anyone that meets me in person can't believe I can
speak fluent Chinese. I normally bust out the Chinese at the Chinese
restaurants to order those special menu items that white people never
see and would never eat. Yes, it really does exist. You can't just ask
for the Jellyfish and Pig Intestines in English.
love television and films. I went to USC and NYU Film school, so I
have watched and learned all about Film and TV production. I learned to
speak English watching all those 70's-80's shows. I was a latch key
kid. Today, most people don't know what that is, but it basically means
you went to school by yourself, you came home by yourself and watched
TV all day long until your parents came home from work. I thought this
was great, with Carol and Mike Brady, Maggie and Jason Seaver, Claire
and Cliff Huxtable, and Elyse and Steven Keaton and all the other great
parents on TV, why did I need any parents in real life?? I thought
those shows were great and had a sense of morality. Not sure any of the
Real Housewives would be a great example of parents today. I do watch
them as well. Yes, I am guilty and feel dirty after.
80's New Wave music is my wheel house. If a song comes on the radio
that was in this era, I can name that tune in 4-6 notes. NO JOKE. I
can't name all the bands, but I will try just off the top of my head.
Depeche Mode, OMD, A Flock of Seagulls, Ah-Ha, The Cure, The Smiths,
Erasure, Simple Minds, The Psychedelic Furs, UB40, U2 and so many more.
I was NOT a Van Halen, Twisted Sister kind of kid.
I am a cheap bastard. I know, everyone that knows me and that has
read my blog or my wife's blog knows this is no secret. I want to share
some weird ways I like to save money. Not all of them will work or is
for everyone, so take from it what you will.
pump my gas, I always stop when it clicks automatically - never rounding
off to the next dollar - because you are not getting any more gas by
pumping anymore...BUT, I leave the lever in the ON position while I take
the hose and raise it up to get any remaining gas in the hose. I am
sure I have saved tens if not hundreds of cents doing this.
I like to get my haircuts at Great Clips. Why? Because they are cheap
and do a fairly good job. I always use a coupon. If one does not
come, I just wait. Sometimes my hair is so over grown my wife calls me a
Monchici. Yes, I do resemble that Monchici doll.
hate to read and write. I am a visual person. I don't really read
books or write very much. Ever since Jen with her blog and book has
taken off, I have been doing more reading and writing. Most of my
reading is done on the computer. I do lots of research...on anything
and everything. I read lots of websites, blogs, magazines and
journals. Books...not so much.
Shameless plug: The last book I read was "Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat." I had to read it because my wife wrote it and it is funny as hell and it talks about the 80's Christmas. My favorite.
This is the last fact and super cost saving tip I am leaving. I pee in
the shower. Don't be grossed out. It is natural. I do it to save on
water. If you can't get with this idea, you are killing our planet one
unnecessary flush at a time. I will admit to even holding my pee until I
can get into the shower to pee. That is how committed I am to saving
our planet. I am no tree huger, but if I can save 2-4 gallons of water
ever day by peeing in the shower, I will do my part.
is all. I can't think of any more things to say. I hope you know me a
little more and understand me a little more. Here are the other
bloggers I hope will do this as well. Since I am new to this, these are
all people that I know through my wife. I hope you will check out some
of these other people as well. They are in NO particular order.
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