First step - getting the people at Blogger to rename their service "Piecer," but hey, a movement has to start somewhere.
For the record, I support Hoss in his quest, and from now on will avoid using the "B" word. Unless I forget or something.
Something you'll see on a lot of people's bl... um, personal sites... (how my doin' Hoss?) is the "(insert person's name here) Top 100 Fact List." As mundane and cliche as it may seem, I have read others' lists and found them beguiling. It's always fun to see how people actually describe themselves. (honesty seems sorely lacking in some of the lists I've seen)
I will now give you the first 10 items on my list of Dave-facts. I promise they will be honest, not contrived, and completely boring to you.
1- I am a fairly good saxophone player, but hardly ever pull out my instrument. (I love the phrase "pull out my instrument") I also play trombone and piano, neither very well.
2- I have my own business, and I owe my success to Bob Grayson and Emmis Broadcasting. Bob’s the first guy who hired me for imaging voice overs, Emmis paid out my contract after I quit, when they didn’t have to.
3- I am 1/4 Indian, and as a consequence, have little body hair. I only have to shave 3 times per week.
4- I love crossword puzzles but haven’t done one in years. I get addicted too easily.
5- I used to purchase cans of coke in the teacher's lounge at school, pour out some coke and add Jack Daniels I carried in a flask in my saxophone case.
6- I don’t really have a favorite kind of music, but I equally like country, jazz, classic rock, standards and old-school R&B.
7- I have a daughter from my first marriage. The marriage only lasted a few years, the daughter has now lasted almost 16. Lord, help me.
8- When I bought my first CD player, (1986) I also bought two CDs – Bon Jovi “Slippery When Wet” and Carpenter’s “Greatest Hits.” Advice: never put those two CDs in at the same time on shuffle.
9- My favorite book of all time is Robert Fulghum’s “Everything You Need To Know You Learned in Kindergarten.” I still believe it’s true.
10- My first car was a 1965 Dodge Coronet. It was my grandparent’s car, who sold it to my aunt, who later gave it to me.
More later, I'm even making myself sick.