Thursday, December 4, 2008

10 Things About Me

Well, I know I'm a little late to the game with these "10 things about me" posts, but I figured this would be the perfect time for me to do it since it's my 100th blog post! It was a little over 3 months ago when I first started this post. It's amazing to think that I've had so many experiences in such a short amount of time. And I'm so happy that I started the blog so that I can look back on everything I went through. And I'm also so happy to have you guys out there to chat with and share these experiences with. I've gotten to know some of you pretty well.

But I know that there are so many more of you out there. SO please don't be afraid to write me a comment or an email ( or even a message on Yahoo (NerdeusMaximus) or AIM (PowerOfBlast1). I would love to get to know more of you!

So I dedicate this 100th Post to all of you out there! =)

1. I was born in Hong Kong, China in the 22nd hour of October 17, 1984. I am six years younger than my sister. My parents had apparently tried really hard for another baby after my sister and were ecstatic to find out that they were having a son. Asians have this thing about favoring having sons over daughters... passing down the family line and blah blah blah. Wow, what a disappointment I'm going to be to them if/when they found out that I'm gay...

2. I have a "body cracking" routine when I go to sleep. When I get in bed, I lie on my back and bring my knees (one at a time) up and slightly to the side of my chest. This pops my hips. Then I keep my knees to my chest and twist my lower body to one side while keep my upper body still. This helps crack me back/spine. I do this on both sides, which relieves SOO much tension off my lower back. (I've mentioned that I have scoliosis so I have a lot of tension on my lower back). Then I adjust my hips left and right to make sure I'm comfortable. Then I bring my right ear to my right shoudler, and use my arm to assist my neck to crack. I do the same on the left side. Then I clasp my hands behind my head and bring my chin to my chest, slowly moving my head left and right. This cracks and relieves tension off my upper spine. And after all that, I'm totally relaxed and I usually fall asleep within a few minutes. Feels SOOOO good!

3. I have decided that my favorite movie is "Love Actually." Watched it tonight and loved every minute of it. Some of the scenes just makes me cry like a baby cuz it's so beautiful. The whole movie so well written!

4. I have secret aspirations to become a Broadway star. I think that would be the coolest thing to perform on Broadway. If only I could sing or dance...

5. When I was 15, my dad found me watching gay porn on my computer. Naturally, he and my mom freaked out. I don't really remember much because it was a pretty traumatic experience for me. I do remember my mom having a conversation with me asking me if it was my choice to watch the gay porn and then something about genetics. Hm...... Interesting. But that night, my dad came in my room and sat me down. Basically grilled me questions. Don't remember much of these questions. But he was basicaly demanding that I wasn't going to be looking at that stuff anymore. Wow, I just don't remember much from that night at all. But after a few days, to make my mom and dad happy, I remember going into their room and telling them that I had a crush on a girl at school. To this day, my mom still asks me about her.

6. I dated my ex-girlfriend for 6+ years. I've mentioned my ex-gf, Jen, before and how we're still great friends now. So now you know that we have a lot of history together. We started dating when I was a senior in HS and she was a junior. We had some really great times. But I already knew I liked boys at the time, even though I was trying to supress it. I tried convincing myself that I really did like girls, but as years went by, I just couldn't deny it any more. Then one day, while I was on a family vacation in Japan with my family, my ex-gf snooped on my computer and found my porn. She was really angry at me, but when I got back to the US, we decided, somehow, that we would work it out. I don't know what the hell we were thinking. I don't exactly know what we planned when we said we would work it out. I guess maybe I was going to supress my feelings for boys. But it never worked. And finally, after another year, we decided to officially break up. Yes, a year. And it was a pretty sad year. We practically never saw each other (even though we lived together) and just ignored and avoided the problem. Breaking up was the best decision that we made for the both of us. We moved out in June of this year, and the rest is what you all have been reading here.

7. I have a pillow that I have to sleep with at night. It's a pillow that I've had since I was 2. Yes, the same exact pillow. It's a very small pillow... the pillows that you would give to babies. And that's why I call it "Small Pillow." It's the same pillow, but a different pillowcase. But this particular pillowcase I've actually had since I was 6. I sleep with it in my arms every night. I don't take it with me on trips though.. just when I'm at home. These days, I just pretend Small Pillow is a boy that I love and I'm cuddling with him while I sleep.

8. I was, and still am, a HUGE Buffy The Vampire Slayer fan. I wasn't a fan of the movie.. just the TV series. I have all 7 seasons on DVD. And I also have the spinoff series, Angel, all on DVD as well. It was 8 years of my life (Angel went on for one more year longer than Buffy), and I loved every part of it.

9. I have never done anything that you would count as "outdoorsy." I have never gone camping. I have never been at a bonfire. I have never been backpacking. The closest was going to Band Camp up in the mountains, but we still had cabins to stay in and stuff. So it really doesn't count. Though I say I would LOVE to go camping some day, I feel like I'd be too much of a city boy to enjoy "grunging" it in the outdoors. But maybe if I was with a boy that I really like, it wouldn't matter ;)

10. I am Blue-Purple color blind. Those color blind tests with the dots and you see numbers... I can't do those. Most of them, I can't see the correct numbers. They make it so that if you're a certain type of color blindness, we see a different number than those with normal vision. I remember my first time taking the test at the eye doctors, and the doctor had my mom come into the room. I said some number, and my mom was like, "Are you serious? That's the number that you see?" And I was like... "Yea, what's the problem??" LOL. So I can't really distinguish blues and purples very well. I also use it as an excuse for my horrible fashion sense. :P

Well, I hope that this gas given you a better glimpse into my life. If you have any questions or comments about any of it, PLEASE don't hesitate to contact me. Again, I love to make new friends online, so just go ahead and email or IM me. :) I promise I'm a nice guy!


inebriated said...

had a similar thing happen to me when i was 13. my moms boyfriend went snooping through our computer and looked at the history and saw all the gay porn sites so when they came back they started bombarding me with all these questions. i wish i just would have told them but i ran to my room, locked the door, and started crying and yelling because no matter what i said i knew they wouldn't believe me because why else would they assume it was me and not my two other brothers. so that was the start of a bad relationship between me and my mom that would last for a while. i still remember not talking to her for the next two weeks.

but i'm also a huge buffy fan and in the process of rewatching all the episodes. but I love the movie a lot, its a classic in my book, but I've never watched an episode of Angel before but i'm contemplating on giving it a try

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing. Love the idea of cracking body parts. I'm gonna try that tonight. Hope I don't hurt myself. :)

Anonymous said...

Woah, dude, I had no idea you were blue-purple color blind! That's crazy!

So you need to go camping sometime. You'll have fun! You can pretend you're a dinosaur! You like dinosaurs, remember?

And finally, yes, you can still "pass on the family line". I fully intend on doing so.

Doug said...

inebriated: you should watch Angel. the first few seasons of it was amazing! It fizzled out towards the end, so I'm glad it kinda ended when it did, but STILL good.

aron: Cracking my body is my favorite thing in the world! LOL.

Anon: Do I know you? You seem very surprised to know that I'm blue-purple color blind.. as if you already know me very well.. lol.

Anonymous said...

I have a certain pillow I sleep on, but I also can't sleep without it. Something about the smell and shape and fluffiness (or lack thereof). It's been with me a while, and I take it everywhere I go. I took it Quebec, Mongolia, Utah, and more recently, Michigan.

Mr. HCI said...

5. No internet when I was a kid but there was The Joy of Gay Sex, which I managed to find in just about every bookstore I entered from age 13 onward. Never got caught with it, thankfully, or the throbbing monster in my pants that it always caused.

6. My second gf and I dated for only a year but we got engaged and were planning on marrying. WTF was I thinking???

7. I had a pillow from when I was small up until just recently. It was goose down filled and I loved it. I'm pretty sure it was my pillow from at least age three or so.

Unfortunately, a now ex-friend of ours housesat for us when we went to Key West for our 10th anniversary. While he was at our house, he discovered he'd picked up crabs from someone (he was a bit of a slut but the type that complains about never having a boyfriend). He washed the bedclothes and must've washed my down pillow as well 'cause it suddenly developed a bunch of lumps after nearly 40 years of use. He didn't bother to tell us until he had a second outbreak a short time later. I could've killed him. Luckily, neither of us got crabs but what would we have thought if one of us had? That little moron could've done major damage to our relationship. I don't miss him one bit. When I find pictures he's in, I run 'em through the shredder.

Ooooh, I'm vindictive!

10. The last time I had my vision checked, I could distinguish colors so well that I was able to give the doctor the correct answers and in most cases the alternate answers that a color-blind person would see.


Joie Mayfield said...

Doug, I don't know how, but I missed this post! I love posts like these! I like reading about poeple and where they've been. I think I'm going to do something similar to this for my 100th post, which is coming up. :)

I'm also colorblind...blues and purples aways screw me up! :)

Thanks for sharing!