John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

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I've seen this about a dozen times on my friends' page:

I know very little about some of the people on my friends list. Some people I know relatively well. I read your journals, or we have something else in common, and we chat occasionally. Some of you I hardly know at all. Perhaps you lurk, for whatever reason. But you friended me, and I thank you for your interest in my words.

But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's so and so...they enjoy the savory aroma of monkey brains a la mode."

I'd love it if every single person who friended me would do this. Yes, even you people who I know really well. Then post this in your own journal and see what gems of knowledge appear.

So, I'll post a bunch of things, and you can choose which one you like. No fighting!

Oh, and if you feel like replying to said meme, feel free.

  • I have a BBA in Operations Management from Loyola University Chicago. I received the Production Management Key as the top graduate in the field (there were five of us). I got my degree in 3 1/2 years.
  • I play guitar, and studied with Jim Ferguson (former associate editor for Guitar Player magazine) one summer.
  • I once worked as a supervisor in a food plant (here).
  • My preferred operating system is anything but Windows.
  • I find the history of radio and television broadcasting fascinating.
  • I'm a Goldwater Republican: conservative with heavy Libertarian leanings. (That won't sit well with some of you.)
  • I used to sell young men's clothing and wine (not at the same time).
  • I generally work at home.
  • Since my stroke, I type with one hand. I'm getting pretty good at it.
  • I know a lot about movies, particularly the oldies you see on Turner Classic Movies.
  • I'm a fan of the Chicago White Sox, the Atlanta Braves, and whoever is playing the Cubs.
  • I have twenty cats.
  • I want to be a screenwriter and raconteur when I grow up.
  • I've had a mustache since I was 19.
  • I love jazz, particularly bebop, bossa nova, and West Coast, since hearing the Dave Brubeck Group's "Take Five" while watching the late movie on WGN when I was 11.

Incidentally, friendsafire (formerly nanny_springer) posted this earlier today. Read the article she linked to; after this year, I know EXACTLY what he's saying.
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