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One of Those Self-Indulgent Posts

January 09, 2012  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random   3 Comments

Ten random factoids about Anthony:

1. I have bad eyes that surgeons repaired over the course of three eye operations. I am thankful it worked, but there are some of my childhood I can’t remember, at all, because of not being able to see and being in pain. With glasses, my eyes are fine now.

2. My first kiss was at a Girl Scout dance. I was a Boy Scout. The cute girl I danced with had no intention of talking. She dragged me to a dark corner and smooched me. Ho-Boy, that was awesome. When I asked for her name, she responded with more smooches. I never saw her again.

3. I took ten years of wine classes, and then developed an allergy to about 90% if the wine on the market. That sucked.

4. I met my wife at work. She was the cutie-pie new hire playing volleyball. She introduced me to her friend saying we should go out. About six months of this everyone realized all the wrong people were going out with the wrong people. And here we are.

5. After my parents divorced when I was a teen, I was homeless for a while. That really sucked.

6. I watched Mt. St. Helens blow up from 28 miles away. We were so close, the sound wave went over our heads and I only heard it after it had circled the Earth. I got sick from the over-pressurization. That really sucked too. I still have nightmares, sometimes.

7. I have a speech problem and an associated learning disability. I spent a long time in therapy, which corrected most of the problems. In many ways, English is like a second language to me.

8. My love of books came from Victoria, my first girlfriend. I was an avid reader before then, but Victoria introduced me to so many good books, it was awesome.

9. I grew up in Battle Ground, WA, named for a battle that never took place. That still cracks me up.

10. I lived in India for six weeks. Other than the getting sick part, it was awesome.

3 comments on: One of Those Self-Indulgent Posts

  1. J.C January 10, 2012 at 11:30 am

    wow, lots of new info! It’s amazing reading the things that one person has experienced in their life – things you might never have guessed at. Makes me wonder what else we don’t know about you 😉
    Thanks for sharing!!

  2. February Grace January 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I read this post but somehow missed half of it the first time (must be the meds, it is definitely the meds…) glad I came back for another look though. I love this post.

    That girl scout kiss story is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever heard in my life, and I am so glad your eyes are okay with glasses. I know what it’s like to struggle with your vision, and every day that you can see is really a blessing most people don’t understand or appreciate.

    I appreciate you. I just wanted to say that, too. Overall, I appreciate that you are you.

    ~bru

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