25 things about Lester

Jan 30, 2009

I was tagged by CK to share 25 things about me.  Here goes.

1.  I am 33 with a wonderful wife and two adorable kids. 

2.  It was love at first sight for me and my wife.  My sister set us up.  We met at a party at my house and have never looked back.

3.  I am very shy unless I’m drinking, in which case I won’t stop talking. 

4.  My favorite beer is Guinness.

5.  I once won a Super Bowl Party chugging contest at a bar in Syracuse.  The beer was Cave Creek Chili Beer.  I swallowed the pepper.  The guy demanded a rematch and I destroyed him mainly because we switched to a normal beer and my mouth was on fire.

6.  Although I am not a good singer, I enjoy the occasional Karaoke.

7.  I’m a pretty good dancer, which at times mortifies my wife because she does not like to dance.

8.  I love to fish, but do not like to eat them.

9.  Speaking of fishing, I’m afraid to touch fish.  Even Sunfish.

10.  Basketball used to be my favorite sport.  I was pretty good at it when I was younger.  I hit six threes in the fourth quarter one game en route to a career high 26 points.  Larry Bird is my favorite player.

11.  Even though football is now my favorite sport, the Red Sox are my favorite team.  I once posed a question on my Sporting News blog whether I would trade the three Patriots Super Bowl titles to keep the 2004 Red Sox World Series title.  I said “Yes”.

12.  I have a goal of visiting all 50 states with my wife and having adult fun in each of them.  We are 38% done.

13.  I once got separated from my buddies on the way to the bar after we had been drinking and ended up sharing a pizza and a pitcher of beer with a panhandler.

14.  I have had numerous nicknames over the years:  Big Dog, Bigs, Baby Bigs, Red Dog, Jock Dog, Sporto, Animal, Conquistador, Tank, Flyin’ Ryan, Private Ryan, and many others that I’m leaving out.

15.  In the 8th grade I got kicked out of class for talking on the first day of school.

16.  My Spanish teacher used to take my book away from me during class because I wouldn’t stop doing my homework during class.

17.  As a kid I used to give my piano teacher a plate of cookies to distract him.  He would eat the cookies and feed them to my dogs.  I hated piano, though I still remember a few songs.

18.  My first concert was Billy Joel in the Carrier Dome.  The last concert I went to was Kid Rock.  I went with my wife who was pregnant with our first son.  I think that’s why he’s so wild.

19.  My wife is a heavy sleeper while I am a light sleeper so I am the one that gets up with the kids.  I complain about it at times to my wife, but I actually love the special time with my kids.   

20.  In college I great my hair out so long that I could put my bangs in my mouth.  The sides and back were shaved but the top was long.  I always wore a hat though.

21.  If you go way back in my family tree I have ties to the Hatfields or the McCoys.  I can’t remember which one.

22.  It took me six tries to get my Driver’s License.  I should have passed the first time, and nerves got me the rest of the times.  One of them my brother went in to use the bathroom.  I moved the car up without him and I failed on the spot.  My brother was PISSED.

23.  My favorite movie ever is Stand by Me.

24.  The Beatles are my favorite band, though I like pretty much anything from old school rap to blues to alternative to pop.  I even can tolerate a little country from time to time.  I don’t do Jazz though.

25.  Once during Hell Week of my fraternity I fell asleep in a class that had about eight students.

I’m tagging newcomer McSpazz.

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22 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    January 30th, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    HA i loved this!!! these are great LMAO! u crack me up!!

    YOUR bangs in your mouth-holy sht LMAO!

  2. LestersLegends
    January 30th, 2009 at 10:50 am #

    Yeah I had that skater look I guess even though I don’t skate. Just cheaper to shave the sides and back and wear a hat. More money for beer.

  3. CK0712
    January 30th, 2009 at 10:53 am #

    HA, thatta boy!! does McSpazz know that you tagged him? hehe

  4. LestersLegends
    January 30th, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    Just let him know.

  5. CK0712
    January 30th, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    nothing like breakin in the newbie LMAO!

  6. CK0712
    January 30th, 2009 at 11:10 am #

    go clear your cache at your feed, your blogs not updating :(

  7. Brad
    January 30th, 2009 at 11:14 am #

    Oh man Lester I laughed my arse off the whole time reading these. Great stuff man!

  8. LestersLegends
    January 30th, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    Glad you enjoyed Brad.

  9. CK0712
    January 30th, 2009 at 11:23 am #

    i agree with Brad, this is some classic stuff!

  10. Brad
    January 30th, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    My favorite one is sharing the pizza and beer with the panhandler — that is awesome! LMAO

  11. LestersLegends
    January 30th, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

    One of my prouder moments. LOL.

  12. Evan "McSpazz" Edwards
    January 30th, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    Have you been to Illinois yet Lester? If not, lets get together for some drinks after the adult fun. I don’t want to take the chance of you getting frisky with me. LOL It seems as if we are all a bunch of sacastic smart asses who love life. Thanks for the tag, I appreciate the opportunity to join the crew.

  13. LestersLegends
    January 30th, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

    Illinois was #2. No worries there. Even if the drinks are flowing. LOL. We are a bunch of smart asses, but it’s all in good fun. Welcome aboard.

  14. CK0712
    January 30th, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    spread the love~that’s how we roll!

    We are a bunch of smart asses, but it’s all in good fun.

    indeed :)

  15. David Funk
    January 30th, 2009 at 6:51 pm #

    LOL! Great stuff Lester! I’ve seen this go over well across the internet. How about North Carolina? You been there yet?

  16. LestersLegends
    January 30th, 2009 at 7:03 pm #

    ck – yep
    David – I’ve been there, but I haven’t BEEN there…yet.

  17. Frank
    January 31st, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    Cheers, well done, and good luck on your quest Lester … and where are the missing checkmarks?

  18. LestersLegends
    January 31st, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    Pretty scattered. Northwest, deep south (minus GA & LA), Alaska, Portions of N.E.. Kids cramps the style, but something to look forward to when we retire. LOL.

  19. The Beeze
    January 31st, 2009 at 10:18 pm #

    Great stuff…This is all facebooks fault….Have you hit Ohio…Just drive through it…Then you can say you’ve been to Ohio…Ha!!

    I too complain about getting up with the kids in the middle of the night…But it is some of the best times I spend with them…Nicely done.

  20. LestersLegends
    January 31st, 2009 at 10:20 pm #

    Thanks. It’s fun though. I lived in Ohio (Strongsville) when I was a kid.

  21. Cole
    July 20th, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    So if I want to bookmark this post do I have to join Twitter first?

  22. LestersLegends
    July 20th, 2009 at 12:53 pm #

    I don’t think so Cole.

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