April 29, 2008

10 Random Facts About Me

I've been so busy with various other things in my life that I ended up putting pressure on myself to blog...with the result that anything I write seems forced or harsh and impersonal.

So, taking a slight cue from near twin Roger, I am posting 10 random facts about myself - mostly because, well, I could use a little bit of a break from my usual posting style.

So without further adieu, here are 10 facts which you may - or may not - know about me:
  1. My last name - in Polish - means "smoker of meats", as in "person who smokes meats over a flame" and not "person who smokes meats like tobacco."
  2. My grandmother, due to her maiden name, once had me believing that we were related to Steve Allen. That's right, Steve Allen.
  3. In the mid 1990s, I was very involved in writing several fan fiction Doctor Who round robins. If this doesn't say geek, I don't know what does.
  4. Here are all the other distinguished people who went to the same high school that I did.
  5. In college, I wrote a hard boiled mystery based screenplay about a college student who's the son of a private detective. No, that's not a great premise for a television series, is it?
  6. Speaking of Doctor Who, I have in my possession an autographed copy of Mawdryn Undead - autographed by Peter Davison and Nicholas Courtney. I also own a signed paperback of Earthshock by Ian Marter just months before he passed on.
  7. In my life, I have only had about three serious dating/intimate relationships. Usually, I end up wildly infatuated, but stuck "in the friend zone". However, for some reason, I find women taking the initiative in flirting with me. I only wish I had this mojo in my 20s.
  8. I learned to drive in a 1975 Ford Maverick. The only way to describe it is to try to force yourself to lay down comfortably in a small laundry basket.
  9. My first comic...well, this is tricky, because I have three different memories, and am not sure which came first: getting a copy of Superman featuring the Galactic Golem out of the old-fashioned comic machines; purchasing a coverless copy of X-Men # 35 (Or "Along Came a Spider"; and an 80 page Batman SuperSpectular with Wildcat, Blackhawk, and others on the cover.
  10. As a child, I once attended a taping of Bozo's Circus, and got in trouble with my grammar school because my mother informed them that I was missing school...to be on Bozo's Circus

And now, because you've been good, a music video:


Roger Green said...

I LOVED Andre Braugher on Homicide. And of course, we've established that you'd be Bob Newhart in the movie.

Anonymous said...

I've tagged you for one of those internet memes you might've read about.

Roger Green said...

And I'm so glad you clarified point #1: wouldn't want people to say, "That's a fine Dymowski you're smoking there."