Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Five weird Things about Me:

Okay. Karen tagged me with this one.

1. When I was little I wanted to be a bodybuilder/professional wrestler when I grew up. I planned on being about 6'6". When my parents told me I didn't have those genes, I insisted I could add about 4 or so inches of height by building up my shoulders (I showed them pictures of bodybuilders with huge shoulders which gave the illusion of added height).

While I haven't reached the height goal, I'd say my body is looking pretty good.

2. I once got three red cards in one semester in 11th grade. My parents found out about 5-years later.

3. I once had a mullet (picture forthcoming).

4. I have somewhere between 3-5,000 comic books, all of which I keep enclosed in plastic bags.

5. I developed a strange affinity for the Brady Bunch as a teen; I used to insist that Robert Reed was the greatest-actor-ever (better than Brando and Olivier) and met Barry Williams when he spoke at my best friend's college.


David Swindle said...

Hey Jon, have anything in those 3-5 thousand bags that's worth bragging about? Any gems that'll net you some nice cash down the road?

Jonathan said...

I never got into "collecting" for the purpose of "investing" and when I was younger I didn't have the $$ to invest in expensive comics.

But I still bought some stuff while new that has gone up in value.

For instance, I have every single Amazing Spiderman and Incredible Hulk drawn by Todd McFarlane.

Anonymous said...

What are "red cards"?

Jonathan said...

A notice from the school that you are failing a class.

Karen said...

Hmmm -- that looks like a picture of you in a baseball cap not a *Mullet* haircut (but I guess I could be wrong).

And which is yer all time FAV of the comic series ya have?


Jonathan said...

That pic was a few years after the Mullet.

I was 22 then. I cut the mullet when I was 20.

Fav comic series would be tough to pick.

I like Kurt Busiek and George Perez's run on the Avengers, and their JLA/Avengers.

Of course there is Alan Moore's Watchmen (only 12 issues) and Kurt Busiek's Astro City (an ongoing series).