25 Useless Things About Justin

The current Facebook meme is this whole “25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me” note-posting ordeal. I’ve already been tagged in at least six notes which is more notes than I’ve ever been tagged in. Ever. It’s estimated that some 5 million people have taken part. That’s 125 million facts, people.

So, here now is my list of 25 Useless Things About Justin:

  1. I eat Sloppy Joe’s with a fork.
  2. I think most religions are a crock.
  3. I once fell over in the mud during recess in second grade. The embarrassment of that has yet to subside.
  4. I wake up at 5 am during the week. I can easily sleep till 10 on weekends.
  5. I hate having icons on my computer desktop.
  6. I don’t think I’m that good at web development.
  7. I don’t believe Michael Phelps did anything wrong by smoking pot. Frankly, he was reverse-doping and STILL won all those medals.
  8. I once refused to buy a house because it resided on “Coconut Court”.
  9. I want my lawn to be perfect. I don’t even like seeing leaves on the grass.
  10. I can’t cook my own peanut butter fudge or cheesecake — my two favorite desserts.
  11. I believe I’ll die at the age of 98. I’ll have my picture in the paper when I do.
  12. I’ve written over 73,000 words for The Salem Leader in the past three years.
  13. I think college is overrated.
  14. I’ve seen every James Bond film at least twice. And I always stop to watch them if I find one on TV.
  15. I think Rachel Ray is annoying and her dishes never take 30 minutes to make. At least not without a production studio.
  16. I hate finding mistakes in my work. It makes me want to go to bed early and forget about it.
  17. I truly feel passionately ambivalent towards most everything. I really just don’t care about most  things.
  18. I make my bed every morning, despite knowing I’m going to mess it up again that night.
  19. I once bought a wicker chair for $40 with the explicit purpose of using it only for tying my shoes in the morning.
  20. I refrigerate my peanut butter because I don’t like it room-temperature. BONUS: I  hate refrigerated salsa.
  21. I once threatened to leave a Sam’s Club if the greeter didn’t let me in to see the merchandise before I bought a membership card. He let me in.
  22. If someone told me they could make ice cream taste like “extra plain, no vanilla”, I’d probably buy it and enjoy it.
  23. The Simpsons character I most identify with is Ned Flanders; not because he’s so religious, but because I like that he’s structured.
  24. My RSS reader has 67 feeds in it.
  25. I do not like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches because I don’t like it when most foods touch each other.

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Justin has been around the Internet long enough to remember when people started saying “content is king”.

He has worked for some of Indiana’s largest companies, state government, taught college-level courses, and about 1.1M people see his work every year.

You’ll probably see him around Indianapolis on a bicycle.

1 thought on “25 Useless Things About Justin”

  1. Hey, somehow I was looking at Facebook, and i started clicking around, and then I ended up here. Funny how that happens. Anyway, I followed the link in this post to your portfolio, and I noticed on your first listed site, for Caring Hearts, the link on the text of the site title actually goes to the Reaction Strike website. Thought you’d want to know. And despite the sloppy linking, you are, in fact, good at web development!

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