Tuesday, January 24, 2006

100 Things about me ... no make that 112

I originally posted this in my main blog .. http://edmundcquinn.blogspot.com

100 Things about me ... 1-25

I got this idea from the fantastic blog Mainely Midge ....

http://mainelymadge.typepad.com/mainely_madge/

1. I am a night owl.

2. I am a media junkie.

3. I went to Rutgers University

4. I am listening to ITunes right now .. Doors in Concert .. I used ITunes once more when I wrote my novel.

5. I wrote 56,000 words in November for No Filter but have wrote much less in the last 2 months.

6. I am a HUGE Rutgers sports fan.

7. I will listen to Rutgers football, and womens and mens basketball on the Web Radio ... http://scarletknights.com, http://nj.com/wor (mens basketball and football) and http://nj.com/wrsu ...

8. I look at http://nj.com/rutgers nearly every day to see if there are any stories about my alma mater ....

9. I really like the website Suicide Girls .. I started it to enjoy the women .. I have kept at it with the discussion groups.

10. I run the Non-Fiction, Documentaries, and Basketball groups on that site ...

11. I compulsive rate things and love to make lists.

12. I loved hearing about Nick Hornby's character make lots of lists in the book "High Fidelity"

13. I am a Philadelphis sports fan

14. I love the phillies

15. I majored in Political Science and am one credit short (a world history (the class is China's Foreign Relations) from a second major in history...

16. I have an MBA ... I have gotten much from it except debt ....

17. I loved Claremont .. Went for an MBA there and became more of an academic and less interested in money.

18. I love my wife Lanna dearly ...

19. I love seeing my cat Hunter "Socks" Thompson post in his kitty blog .. http://huntersocksthompson.com

20. My favorite movie this year by far was "Walk the Line" *****

21. My original review for "Walk the Line" was ****1/2 .. I need to think about a movie before I can give it ***** ....

22. I hated that Peter Travers of Rolling Stone went away from the 5 star reviewing system which they still use on LPs ...

23. I prefer saying LP to CD

24. I love vinyl

25. I collect things

26. I find it hard to pay full price for a book .. but if its a quarter I will grab lots of them.

27. I have difficulty throwing away newspapers ....

28. I seriously want to read every article and will even if the paper is years old ...

29. I sometimes feel more comfortable in academia then the real world...

30. I wish I traveled more ...

31. I have been to Oxford, London, Geneva, Moscow and St. Petersburg .. As well as Monterrey, Mexico ...

32. I have also been to Tijuana, Ensanada and Mexicali but hardly consider that leaving the US...

33. I honeymooned in Quebec and Montreal ...

34. The best meal I had on that trip was in a small resteraunt in a strip mall about 8 miles east of Trois Riverois ....

35. I wish you could drink in public

36. I love beer.

37. I have a beer blog .. http://mainebeerguy.blogspot.com

38. I love Maine beer but wish there was a store that had lots of non-regional beers ...

(a break)

39. The Great Lost Bear in Portland is one of the great beer bars in the world ...

40. My other favorite beer bars are Lucky Baldwins -- Pasadena, CA ...

41. The Old Bay Resteraunt -- New Brunswick, NJ .. home of Rutgers University (BA Political Science '98)

42. The Blind Tiger Ale House -- Greenwich Village, NYC

43. I stay awake much too late ...

44. The Great British Beer Festival was going on a ten minute walk from me when I was in London but I didn't go ... I immediately regretted this ...

45. I love the song "Happy Happy, Joy, Joy" from Ren and Stimpy

46. I have bought DVDs of seasons of the Simpsons, Futurama, Family Guy, and Ren and Stimpy but rarely watch them....

47. I love all of these shows.

48. I have been to a few big concerts in my life .... Genesis -- 1991 (after junior year of HS) .. U2- During the Zoo Station tour (I believe 1992) on the floor of Veterans Stadium

49... I am listening to "One" off the "Achtung Baby" album right now which I heard Bono and Edge do acoustically about 5 rows from me in the Miss America type catwalk in the middle of Veterans Stadium.

50. I liked old Veterans Stadium ... I saw a few Phillies games there and always loved the 70s multi-purpose stadium ...

51. I saw David Cone get 20 strikeouts against the Phillies while he played for the Mets and rooted him on the whole way ...

52. My favorite baseball park I have been to is Wrigley field

53. I loved the big urinal trough at Wrigley ...

54. I go to minor league games now since I went to a Trenton Thunder game about 5 years ago ...

55. I have never been to a hockey game

56. I plan to go to a Portland Pirates game soon..

57. I live in Westbrook, ME just West of Portland, ME

58. I misss NYC sometimes .... There was so much to do there...

59. NYC frequently exhausted me

60.. My parents recently moved to Allentown, PA but still consider them living in NJ ...

61. I grew up in Skillman, NJ just north of Princeton

62. I cheer on the Princeton Tigers, although not as much as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights

63. I watched the Tigers beat UCLA in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on the Princeton Campus at the old student center

64. I think Princeton University's Chapel is one of the most beautiful churches in the world ...

65. My kitty thinks the Christmas tree is the best toy ever and loves to roll the ornaments around

66. Luckily we have very few breakable ornaments...

67. Its January 23rd and the tree is still up

68. The most beautiful church I saw was a small one adjacent to the Tetrikiaov Gallery in Moscow, Russia ...

69. Another stunning church inside was St. Paul's Cathedral, London

70. I started University at the University of Chicago ... Gray Gothic looks lovely in the summer ...

71. There is not a worse place to be depressed then wintertime at the University of Chicago .. Gray Gothic is really depressing on a cool winter's day ...

72. I love the blues

73. I was under 21 when in Chicago and didn't go to nearly enough blues clubs ...

74. The Blues and Beer celebration at Chicago at Ida Noyes Hall was the best festival of its type I ever went to .. I love just having 4 bands play on 3 floors...

75. I was a virgin until 23.

76. I met my wife over the internet .... I was on nerve.com/ and she was on bust.com (Spring Street Personals)

77. I went to Lollapalooza 2 and was in the mosh pit for 3 hours ... That was fun ...

78. Living Colour is one of my all time favorite live bands .. I have seen them twice .. Once at Mandel Hall, University of Chicago in 1993 .. once in London in July, 2001 ...

79.. I love the web comic Questionable Content ... http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1

80. Me and Lanna (my wife) moved from NYC in January, 2005 .. We haven't been back since ...

81. Boston is only 2 hours away but for some reason Monson, ME (31/2 hours away) seems closer ...

82. I was married in Monson, Maine on July 3, 2004 ... the town where my wife grew up ...

83. I was married outdoors with a Pig Roast and DJ equipment lent by a friend ... I would recommend this to anyone

84. The minister who performed at our wedding was excellent .. and it was her first time performing at a wedding ...

85. I thought I would only do 25 of these at a time but up to number 85 ... cool ..

86. I have a feeling I will do more then 100 of these

87. My favorite film all time is Brazil...

88. My kitty loves playing fetch with furry mice ....

89. My cat is an indoor cat but travels very well ...

90. I interned at the NYC Fringe Festival 2003 .. .and saw about 30 pieces of theatre .. . I wished I did it in 2004 ...

91. I was interning at the NYC Fringe Festival during the 2003 blackout while the show Pinafore! (a gay take of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta "HMS Pinafore) was going on .. the troupe finished the first act at the Christopher Street pier it was awesome...

92. I played Pedro (one of the muletters) in "Man of La Mancha" at Bar Mills Playhouse this summer ... It was one of my first times doing theatre and I loved it ...

93. I have done stand up a few times and killed and bombed .. When I have done well it was off the cuff and went a long time ...

94. One of these times was in HS (Junior year) at the Man of the Year contest, one was after Rutgers cancelled a game vs. #1 UMass because a student (one) sat in the center of the court..

95. This student was called "the Rosa Parks of Rutgers" by Newsweek .. but she probably shouldn't have been allowed on court with 8,500 students watching Rutgers leading the #1 team in the country at halftime .. especially considering she probably didn't pay for her seat...

96. I have difficulty letting certain things go ...

97. I think I want to go back to school but I am not sure for what.

98. I declared bankruptcy before the law changed.

99. I can't believe they are eliminating the Estate Tax (the main reason for such foundations as the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, creation of universities, Carnagie Foundation ...) at the same time they are eliminating the ability of people to simply forgive debt without credit card counseling

100. I couldn't believe how easy it was to go before bankruptcy court .. the whole thing took 2 minutes...

101. I wonder if I would make a decent lawyer.

102. I wonder if I should have went to Sloan for my MBA instead of Drucker (had a 700 GMAT)

103. I wonder about a lot of things.

104. I am having trouble editing my book .. I actually think its pretty good ...

105. I was a College Republican .. but now despise George W Bush ...

106. I was pretty sure the Iraq "war" would be easy but the peace extremely difficult before the US invasion

107. I think the documentaries "Control Room" and "The Corporation" are absolutely brilliant ...

108. I wanted to be a writer when I was in 3rd and 4th grade ...

109. I have some non-fiction in me and need to figure out how to write it.

110. I love the number 111 .. three consecutive numbers and stuff..

111. See I went 11 over ... I subscribe to the Financial Times but don't really like it (free from airline miles)

112. Can't stop typing .. I will add pennies to tips to come up with cool numbers .. ie 11.11 or 17.76 ...

113. I love making lists .. and would heavily recommend the Von Iglefeld series by Alexander McCall Smith

That was a lot of fun .....

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