Friday, July 9, 2010

Allow Myself to Introduce...Myself

Hello all,

My name is Geoff, and I’m new to this here blog. I would like to start by thanking the New Hampshirite for inviting me to become a writer for the University of Nonsensical Happenings. I’ve been a fan of the blog for some time now, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to write for it. My hope is to entertain as many of you as possible, and to encourage you to comment and become involved in our discussions.

Since I’ve chosen to use my real name, let’s get to know each other, shall we? I’ll be a senior (oh shit!) in the fall. I’m an English/Journalism major with minors in political science and cinema studies. I’m a News Editor for The New Hampshire, which I encourage you all to read and enjoy regularly.

But I thought that instead of sharing the usual information that people give when introducing themselves, I would write you a list of unique (and hopefully interesting) facts about myself. All of the following is true:

- I hail from the small and forgettable town of Burrillville, R.I. We don’t have much, but we do have two Dunkin Donuts.
- My fifth grade teacher told my mother and me at a parent/teacher conference that he thought I should consider pursuing journalism in the future. From that moment on, I wanted to be a journalist.
- In a Little League baseball game, I fouled a ball off of my thumb. On the next pitch, I fouled the ball off of my thumb again and split it open. The result was six stitches. I’m such a badass.
- I played hockey for 10 years. When I was 13, my junior hockey team made it to the state championship to play an undefeated team. Less than ten minutes into the game, I was thrown out for (unintentionally) hitting from behind. We won 2-1. It still hurts me to think about the fact that I didn’t play a part in the win.
- Just days after my eighteenth birthday, my car was hit by a tractor trailer truck in the parking lot where I work. The driver was 70 years old. He fled the scene. My car was totaled.
- I went to a party at a random apartment my freshman year. At one point in the night, I had to urinate, but my friend was busy vomiting in the bathroom. So I went outside in a t-shirt. It was January. I got locked out. In my drunken stupor, I thought I could figure out the combination to the lock before I froze to death. So I typed 1, 2, 3, 4, and the door opened.
- Three of my biggest pet peeves are loud gum chewers, people who walk slowly and the fact that Green Day is popular.

Well, there you have it. If you feel like it, write a unique (and true) fact about yourself in the comment section. Come on, it could be fun.

Cheers,
Geoff

9 comments:

  1. Welcome aboard Geoff! A random fact about me is that I have never been on an airplane... always wins in a game of "never have I ever"

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  2. Glad to see you joined the blogging community Geoff! A random but interesting fact about me would be that when I was 12, I sang Will Smith's timeless "Gettin' Jiggy With It" for a talent show on a cruise I was on for my grandparent's birthday/anniversary/I forget. Two days later, I was stung in the balls by a jellyfish while swimming in the Bahamas. Apparently God has something against Will Smith.

    Good luck next year!

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  3. don't shit the bed after post 2 or 3...

    random fact: i kill mother fuckers with my bare hands

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  4. which friend was vomiting in the bathroom?

    Love,
    Kevin

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  5. I had almost forgotten about the tractor trailer incident. Thanks for the reminder :)

    Cat

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  6. When I was at a Phillies game in Citizen's Bank Park about 6 or 7 years ago, my cousin and I schemed our way into the lower level front row about 20 feet past first base. No more than 10 minutes after sitting there a player hit a high foul ball which we quickly lost from view in the sky since it was so sunny out. Armed with no sunglasses and no baseball glove, I saw my life flash before my eyes. Then, suddenly, and without warning, there was this total eclipse of the sun. It got very dark... and when I opened my eyes again, there was Ryan Howard, the talented Philly who had just saved my life.

    P.S. Yeah Kevin, who was it that geoff was discussing puking his brains out again?

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  7. i look foward to working with you Geoff! :D

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  8. Hmmm...It's going to be interesting to see how you balance your writing here and what you do for TNH. Are you setting any ground rules?

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  9. I have thought about that. Since I use my actual name I have to be more careful with what I say anyway. Also, I'll typically only post here once a week, so there should be no conflict.

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