Tuesday, May 26, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

I told myself I would never do memes, but somehow it feels a bit acceptable to make an exception for a meme that has had an article written about it in Time Magazine. Plus, the fad already came and passed a few months back, so I feel a bit less of a lemming.

So here you have it, twenty-five facts about myself:
  1. I have hairy legs but the hair stops abruptly at the ankles... like pants.
  2. I can type at 90 words per minute (and my record is 106).
  3. I have lived in four different apartments in Cebu in the past three years.
  4. All of my underwear is the same brand, size, and color.
  5. I have a notebook tracking all my daily expenses since October 2006.
  6. I can't whistle or snap my fingers.
  7. I read Jurassic Park, the novel, when I was 8.
  8. My first memory is playing Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt.
  9. I went to China and ate a Zinger from a Chinese KFC. It tastes the same.
  10. I finish my fries before starting my burger.
  11. The keyboard key I press most often is the left tab (and the most pressed letter is E).
  12. I like having an old cellphone because I'm proud of how long I can make it last.
  13. I passed a qualifying test for Mensa membership, but didn't think the membership fee was worth it.
  14. I took the Civil Service Exam just to occupy my excessive free time, and placed 2nd.
  15. I fractured my foot falling from a coconut tree.
  16. I drove 1000km from Atlanta to Washington DC in a day, then drove back two days later.
  17. I like tall buildings, infrastructure, roads, maps, and satellite imagery.
  18. I can solve a Rubik's Cube in under 2 minutes (but that's still not good enough).
  19. There are 55,600 Google results for "michael gonzalez", and none of the first 30 pages of results are me.
  20. I have a high tolerance for walking, and wish others wouldn't be so lazy.
  21. I once walked from Ortigas to Ateneo (around 8 km) in the middle of the night.
  22. I don't like seeing videos of myself or hearing my own voice.
  23. I have not been hospitalized since I was a baby.
  24. I got the first pair of pants I bought for myself at 22 years old.
  25. I have been to 13 out of the 7107 islands of the Philippines.
That's it. Stop looking at me like that.