100 things about Five-Speed  

five_speed 41M
3250 posts
9/3/2005 11:04 am

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100 things about Five-Speed

I was reading through sj365’s blog, [blog sj365] the other day, and she has an interesting post where she’s listed 100 things about herself. Actually, if I remember correctly, she cheated and listed only 86, but at least she was honest and confessed to cheating at the end of the list.

I thought it was a very intriguing exercise, so I’ve constructed my own list of 100 things about me, and per sj365’s specific command, I have listed the full 100. I didn’t cheat.

As always, comments and questions are welcome.


Autumn is my favorite season and one of my favorite names.

Halloween is my favorite Holiday.

I like to sleep during the day and work/play at night.

I believe all things come down to choices and taking responsibility for the consequences.

Pitt Bulls are my favorite dogs. I used to own six, and I miss them all.

Sex and writing tie for first place on my list of favorite things to do.

Skinny dipping and reading tie for second place.

I haven’t said “I love you” to anyone in almost 2 years.

I really wish I could sing, but I can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

I really wish I could paint or draw, but I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler.

I sing often, despite being tone deaf, and I designed my own tattoos (without a ruler.)

I’ve never been afraid of the dark.

I like sunsets better than sunrises.

I love to watch for shapes in the clouds.

I don’t sleep as much as I should.

I could bench press 100 pounds when I was five years old.

Organized religions scare the hell out of me.

Big government scares the hell out of me too.

I hope to have my first book published by 2008.

I used to play trombone very well.

I would like to learn to play the piano.

I want to sky dive.

I want to learn how to pilot a plane or a helicopter.

Thanks to hypothermia, I had no heart beat or breath for nearly 20 seconds.

I like to be naked as often as possible.

I never wear shoes unless I have to.

I hate my job only slightly less than I like having money.

I love to teach and to learn.

I’ve forgotten more about computers than most folks ever know.

I love to hike bare foot cross-country at night.

My hands are my favorite body part, because they have a rough, hard side and a soft, smooth side.

I get the most compliments for my eyes.

I have no interest in team sports of any kind.

People tell me I have a primal nature and an intense personality.

I get mad, then I get even, then I get on with my life.

I have trouble enduring ignorance or incompetence.

I am very accommodating to stupid people.

When I was six, I had a spinal tap with no anesthesia.

I love to cook – especially Italian and Mexican.

I’d like to learn how to make my own clothes.

I am a very reluctant leader.

I’m a terrible follower. I’d rather just do my own thing most of the time.

I used to relieve stress by blowing up things with a bazooka.

I don’t think there is life after death, but I am not sure.

If the Christians are right, I’m going to hell.

If the Hindus are right, I’m coming back as a butt plug.

If the Vikings were right, I should be set up in fine style after I die.

I sometimes think I’m too smart for my own good.

I can’t read auras, but I can feel them and smell them.

Scrying devices and techniques don’t work on me very well.

I am the oldest of four brothers.

I hated my family when I was young.

I love them more than anything now.

Children usually love me, but I have none of my own (that I know of.)

If I ever do have kids, they will never be on riddlin or prozac or any other mind killer.

My kids will not watch TV more often than I do. (I don’t own a TV.)

My kids will learn to think for themselves and to challenge the group mentality.

I pity any boy who has the balls to try and date my daughter.

I pity the parents of any daughter my boy decides to date.

I can act civilized when required, but I’d rather be myself.

Touch is the most crucial of the senses. It is the only way I know I am not alone.

I must have solitude and quiet time, or I come undone at the seams.

I am alone often but rarely lonely.

I am lonely most often when in groups of four or more.

I once head banged so hard that I tossed out my contacts.

I often eat at restaurants or see movie by myself.

I’m getting tired of eating and watching movies alone.

When I cook, I end up eating a lot of left-overs.

I am a true friend and an honorable enemy.

I strive to always do the hard right instead of the easy wrong.

Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

Being brave does not mean I fear nothing. It means I do what must be done despite being terrified.

I have been immune to peer pressure my entire life.

Tall trees and water towers are great thinking spots.

I could swim before I could walk.

I am stronger and more stable for others than I am for myself.

I don’t know how to get jealous. It just isn’t in me.

I talk to myself often. Sometimes myself answers me.

I don’t understand how anyone can justify being arrogant.

If patience is a virtue, I might be eligible for sainthood.

I want to see the desert, the Pacific coast, and the Alaskan wilds before I die.

I draw strength from the earth and from the night.

When I sleep, mountains send dreams to me on the wind.

I’ve laughed so loud that I got kicked out of the movie theater.

I got banned from a mall for humping a mannequin in Victoria Secret.

I don’t feel obligated to follow rules that have no logical founding.

I’m not happy with the way this body looks or moves, but I’m working on it.

I used to run two miles in 11:47 or six miles in 36:00.

I used to hold the unit record on the obstacle course.

I used to feel like the unstoppable force. These days I feel like the immovable object.

When I was a kid, I thought I was the Incredible Hulk. I had the underoos to prove it.

When I was a teen, I used to wish I could turn off my feelings and just be numb inside.

Now that I am older and my feelings have shut down, I wish I could turn them back on.

I like to make things with my hands, preferably with hand tools, not power tools.

Muscle work earns sounder sleep than brain work.

I expect to die alone, and I think I prefer it that way.

I can’t remember most of my childhood. I don’t know if that’s good or bad.

Normal is boring.

Sometimes I wonder “what if,” but I don’t believe in wasting time over regrets.

I’m not perfect, and I am compelled to improve, but all in all, I’m fairly satisfied with me.

rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
9/3/2005 11:38 am

Well, if you ever get to New Mexico I could help you out with a lot of those. Autumn is great here, my fav too. October, International Balloon Fiesta, lots of desert here, tons of pit bulls, shelters are full of them. Some very sweet dogs that are scarred from fighting. Was always afraid if I took one home it would eat my cat. Great mexican food here, I'll show you how to make green chile stew. I used to work for Levi Strauss, can make a pair of jeans in less than an hour, been sewing forever. I think everyone hated their familes when they were kids.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

Ana_6973 43F

9/3/2005 12:34 pm

I have so much to say after reading this but I think I will email it instead when I have a moment tonight. I'll just say one thing now, sex and writing tie for first so how about combining the two and writing all over your lover's body and vice versa? And if reading in the bathtub counts as skinny dipping when the tub is big enough for two or three people, then I combine those loves all the time. Later! {=}

~~"I can scream as loud as your last one, but I can't claim innocence."~~

DefiniteTrouble 50F

9/3/2005 1:18 pm

Damn, again 5, have we met? Possibly separated at birth, lol?

Of the 100, there's only 1 we totally differ on...team sports. I'm a football fanatic.

Very interesting and enlightening.

onelittlesecret 33M
1579 posts
9/3/2005 1:46 pm

I’ve laughed so loud that I got kicked out of the movie theater.

Was it Godfather 3?

I don’t feel obligated to follow rules that have no logical founding.

Damn it! I told you to stop humping mannequins in public!

I used to run two miles in 11:47 or six miles in 36:00.

I often eat at restaurants or see movie by myself.

I’m getting tired of eating and watching movies alone.

Yuck, yuck, yuck! I hate that. Even more, I hate having to watch other people do that. I'll hang out with ya' buddy.

Cue the kareoke!

So happy togetheeeerrr
Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba
Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba

Take it 5!

expatbrit49 63M

9/3/2005 2:46 pm

Well done Five I read si365's post too and this is a great idea that I think may catch on.

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

xx_44DD_xx 51F

9/3/2005 2:57 pm

You sound like such an old soul but, if you don't believe in life after death? It's a difficult thing to accept.

You have led a full life at such a young age - so much ahead of you. Very exciting!!

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
9/3/2005 3:11 pm

I just did the same thing and I got the idea from sj. You prefer to die alone? That seems sad, but I think I know what you mean.

five_speed 41M

9/3/2005 3:11 pm

DefiniteTrouble, after reading through your blog, I am sure I would remember you if we had met. We must have been separated at birth. 99 out of a 100 ain't too shabby. Better make it 99 out of 101, because I am not entirely sure we see eye to eye when it comes to me in a cowhide thong...

your_gypsy 51F

9/3/2005 3:15 pm

I loved reading this, and admire you all the more.

five_speed 41M

9/3/2005 3:19 pm


Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice
It had to be
Something something something something
uh... something and ...err.. something...
So happy togetheeeerrr !!

The movie was "Rat Race." In all honesty, I have to wait and watch most comedies on DVD, so I can rewind them, because I am prone to laugh until I hyperventilate and pass out.

As for the mannequin humping, I am seeing a therapist for that now. No progress so far, but she thinks we're just one or two inflatable sheep away from a real breakthrough.

kyplowboy2 61M

9/3/2005 4:09 pm

I was pointed to your blog by mutual friends of ours and I'm glad I checked you out. Seem like somebody I would like to know. We're more similar than different and I get the feeling you would be someone to have with you in a firefight. Catchya later, bro


five_speed 41M

9/3/2005 5:22 pm

Daphne, I was so very close to moving to New Mexico instead of Virginia. I was looking very hard at Las Vegas. (before some one calls me an ignoramus, there is one in New Mexico too.)

You make such a tempting offer. So many of my friends here live out west... Maybe I should just make a great big road trip, make a circuit of it and see all of you.

five_speed 41M

9/3/2005 5:25 pm

Ana, I'll be watching for that email. I like your ideas about combining my favorite things, but taking a bath is not quite the same thing as skinny dipping. It could be a decent substitute, but it's not a perfect swap.

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
9/3/2005 5:26 pm

five - this list makes me feel all warm & fuzzy in your general direction.

thr3sum 33M/F
117 posts
9/3/2005 7:17 pm

love the list, i think i may try my own.

DefiniteTrouble 50F

9/3/2005 9:43 pm

lmao 5...thought maybe the "cowhide thong" had slipped past you. Just trying to get you in Texas state of mind ya know.

DefiniteTrouble 50F

9/3/2005 9:47 pm

Oh...and it's actually 98 out of 100...have never played the trombone.

Although...lol (bites tongue)

five_speed 41M

9/3/2005 10:59 pm

expat, I hope it does catch on. It was a lot of fun to do, but harder than I thought it would be. I was trying to think of things that weren't TOO personal but were also things I hadn't mentioned already in my blog. I was coming up dry around 75 or so. I had to catch some ZZZZZ's and come back to it the next day to finish it out.

five_speed 41M

9/3/2005 11:42 pm

44DD, I guess it's a matter of perspective. I am fairly certain I felt like I was at least 500 years old on the day I was born, but my current life has taught me that nothing comes after this, which means it is unlikely that anything came before. Even so, I often know without understanding how I know, or I understand based on experience I have not earned in this life.

But having an old soul can be a two-edged sword, because some days you get tired of living before it is your time to move on.

five_speed 41M

9/3/2005 11:48 pm

saintlianna, I can't explain it. I just have this idea that I will be alone when I die, that I will be touched more after death than I was in life. It's morbid, I know, but I accept it as certainly as I know the sky will be blue when I wake tomorrow. Considering its inevitability, I am happier to accept it now before my remaining years become too precious.

five_speed 41M

9/4/2005 7:37 am


I'll do what I must to remain worthy of your admiration. Thank you for saying that.

No, I am NOT blushing a little bit!

five_speed 41M

9/4/2005 7:44 am

kbp2, Thanks for stopping by, man! I'm glad you like what you've seen, and I hope you swing by again. I'm swamped today, but I'll make it a point to check out your blog as soon as I get some breathing room.

Regarding that firefight, I generally keep a level head when the fecal matter collides with the air circulation apparatus, but I'd rather just get along or go home.

five_speed 41M

9/4/2005 7:48 am


When I wke up this morning, I was feeling all warm and fuzzy. I thought it was because my cat was curled up on my chest again, but as I came fully awake, I realizedshe was already up and bird watching. It must have been your warm fuzzies I was picking up on.

Thanks for a pleasant waking and for giving me the idea of this list. From the looks lof things, you may have started a trend.

five_speed 41M

9/4/2005 7:55 am

MISO, Good luck! It took me two days to come up with mine. Thank you for stopping and commenting. I'll be sure to swing by your place and check out your list.

five_speed 41M

9/4/2005 7:58 am

Sil, it is challenging, or it was for me, anyway. I look forward to reading your list.

five_speed 41M

9/4/2005 1:51 pm

Hi, Huny! I aim to please! maybe next time I'll playthat game where I let all of you ask me a question. That sounds like fun, but I'm not quite ready to do that yet.

five_speed 41M

9/4/2005 1:59 pm


I'll see if I an find some better pictures of my tats. I think I have a couple laying around somewhere.

I really miss my dogs. They get such a bad reputation, and it is totally undeserved. Pitts aren't even one of the top 10 breeds most likely to bite (it's just then when they do bite, it's really bad.)

In fact, they were selectively bred to be totally docile towards humans. They were designed to be terrible in the pit fights, but to never, ever turn on thier owners, no matter how excited or hurt they were.

But then drug dealers and other jackasses decided to make them mean and started trying to undo 200 years of work, and the next thing you know the dogs are getting banned and killed because of what their owners have done. I heard they're killing them by the hundreds in Denver now, and it makes me want to cry.

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
9/4/2005 4:46 pm

But we ALL die alone. That's the supreme irony of it all

This was great and it inspired me to do my own list. Thanks for being the first brave guy to do so!

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

five_speed 41M

9/4/2005 6:40 pm

1hotwahine, Thanks for the props. I suppose I was the first guy to do this, but sj365 came before me. She's the brave soul who started it all.

I'll be sure to check out your list!

five_speed 41M

9/5/2005 5:35 am


I don't know if I have any pictures of my dogs, maybe one or two. I wasn't always a big fan of cameras... But I can definitely oblige you with the tats. I'm looking forward to seeing your dogs.

You're right, they are amazing animals. They ruined me for any other breed. If I can own a pitt, I'll do without.

berrylynn 50F
2 posts
9/5/2005 11:57 pm

if you see this i'm happy.sometimes i feel like that all at once.and as for old souls yes we do come back i feel to teach what we've learned.keep making me smile baby; )

five_speed 41M

9/6/2005 2:51 am


I see you, darlin'. I'll do my very best to keep the smiles coming.

five_speed 41M

9/11/2005 6:42 am

candy69, Sorry I woke your house, but you are very welcome for the laugh! If you like, I'll tell that whole story one of these days.

Synn74 42F
1206 posts
9/14/2005 9:39 am

5 I wanna see more tats 2 love love them i have 3with more planned..atleast 1 anyways
love this post

I welcome you to the House of Syn...

(Princess Lips)

11/6/2005 11:09 pm

wants to hear the Vicky story ...lol


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