Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's a Personal Blog so Write Something Personal

Although I have been keeping this blog for almost two years it has become my understand that while I write a lot of nonsense on this site I tend rarely to share much in the way of personal information. This has been a calculated move to say the least, since I'm a private person by nature and have had some blowback from the few times I did reveal my life online (the result of circumstances, not of anyone's doing or intent).

But I am trying to change that, if only that I could greatly benefit from self-reflection at times, this being one of them. So without further ado here is some bullet point revelations about yours truly. Thanks for reading this far.

* I cannot swim.

* I learned to drive well after I grew up, meaning that when it comes to prowess behind the wheel I make Mr. Magoo look like A.J. Foyt.

* Although I received confirmation from the Catholic Church, I have never actually given confession. I also never attended any church classes between Communion and Confirmation, instead lying to sneak in the last year because all my friends were having their Bar Mitzvahs and I felt I was missing in on the fun.

* I can engender sympathy remarkably easily and fear I use that as a crutch.

* According to a few medical tests, I do not possess a sense of smell.

* As a child I was so overwhelmingly shy that a girl who I had shared several classes with from elementary through high school--and knew by name--approached me in the 12th grade and kindly asked if I had just transferred to her school distict.

* I did not have a girlfriend until sophomore year of college. She opted to keep her virginity.

* I write because although I am shy, I do crave great attention...just not always in person.

* As an English major I chose to challenge myself academically by taking Physics--not Oceonography--as my one science requirement, only to wind up with a D-, a grade that I could only achieve thanks to constant instruction from my roommate Drew.

* I'm developing on a kid's show that may have just landed a celebrity to voice a character.

* After a night of grain alcohol and rented outdoor hot tubs on my college campus I awoke to find myself in a piano room of the Music Building, naked (and alone), forcing me to run back to my dorm at 7:30 Sunday morning only to crash into a very nice girl from my floor, her Bible study group and her visiting mom.

• I lost count of just how many times I revised this list for both personal and professional reasons.

10 comments:

Naked Bunny with a Whip said...

I write because although I am shy, I do crave great attention...just not always in person.

Aww. I can relate to this. However, unlike you, I have no talent, so I am forced to use Second Life.

Eli said...

Assuming any of this is true, hooray for the physics course! As a physics major I took an English-for-majors course out of academic curiosity, but (until now) have never heard of the opposite.

Nick said...

It's funny, but I find myself willing to believe everything on the list except the item that you don't have a sense of smell. I suspect that either makes this one bizarre fact true or everything else false.

Francesco Marciuliano said...

Alas, it's all true. I have a very minimal sense of smell but I do have a normal sense of taste, which is actually quite peculiar.

And yes, Eli, I did take a Physics course for my science requirement. It's the same logic that lead me to take a stagecraft course my final semester after I had completed my English major and was looking forward to a relaxing exit, only to spend every weekend and free hour building theater sets.

2fs said...

All is well - you didn't reveal the part about inventing the time machine and hanging out on the grassy knoll in Dallas in 1963.

Oops.

2fs said...

As for revealing too much, you're safe: you omitted the item about inventing the time machine and then hanging out with a rifle on the grassy knoll in Dallas in 1963.

Oops.

Chris said...

You're right -- you can engender sympathy remarkably easily. :)

yellojkt said...

You are still fourteen items short of a Facebook meme.

Stuart A. said...

I can swim (just barely), but I never took the training wheels off my bicycle, so at least I can relate to that...

DEO said...

I learned to swim then promptly forgot.

I was able to swim fine by myself after taking private lessons but when it came to swimming in a public pool for advance swimming lessons I completely forgot everything I learned.

Later on I tried swimming again and just sort of float or sink and flail around.