Fact #1 – I’m Shaun. If anyone else says that they’re Shaun, they’re an impostor. Likely a doppelgänger attempting to take credit for my
massive future successes. No matter what he says, DON’T EAT THE COOKIES!
Fact #2 – When I was in sixth grade, my mother attempted to convince me to wear girls shoes.
Fact #3 – My first understanding of sex came from reading a book titled: The Devil’s Cat. I was Nine.
Fact #4 – I nearly failed 11th grade English.
Fact #5 – I find it nearly impossible to stay awake in lecture type settings, including classes. Which is likely the cause of Fact #4.
Fact #6 – I can’t fall asleep with my back facing the door, even if the door is locked. If someone’s going to break in and kill me, I want to see their face.
Fact #7 – Ever since I saw the movie IT, if I think about the movie while in the shower or bathroom, I have to leave because of the scene where Pennywise comes up through the drain.
Fact #8 – I’m still not a hundred percent sure how to use commas correctly.
Fact #9 – People who mispronounce the word supposedly make me want to gnaw off their face. There’s no B in supposedly, people!
Fact #10 – I was so skinny in my teens that when I went into the hospital for a minor procedure, my nurses were convinced I was anorexic. Yeah. No
t so skinny anymore.
Fact #11 – Not so much a fact as an anecdote. When I was 21 my mom saw me come downstairs in a suit and told me I looked handsome. I said, “You’re my mom, you have to say stuff like that.” She replied, “No really. I mean it. Because your dad and I were so worried you weren’t going to grow out of your ugly phase.” By the way, ugly phases, like the 70’s, can come back.
Fact #12 – I went to Italy once and when I was in Rome, I accidentally wandered to Vatican City where I accidentally wandered into a crowd and saw the Pope speak. I even have a picture. Somewhere.
Fact #13 – I have held the following jobs: dishwasher, grocery bagger, computer builder, sunglass salesman, shoe salesman, waiter, GAP salesman, Discovery Channel Store, Starbucks barista, Wine company manager, I worked in a garden statuary, for Allstate, Levi’s, a lawfirm, United Way, and my current job as an IT Geek.
Fact #14 – I disliked Catcher in the Rye. I also dislike all the works of Ernest Hemmingway.
Fact #15 – I once sold sunglasses to Alyssa Milano.
Fact #16 – I am not afraid of heights but I am afraid of falling.
Fact #17 – I played Little League as a boy. I sucked. My coach’s philosophy was, “If you can’t hit the ball, let the ball hit you.” I grew so afraid of the ball that my baseball career ended mid-game when I refused to take my turn at bat because I couldn’t face being hit anymore.
Fact #18 – I suffer from migraines.
Fact #19 – I am allergic to only one medication. Imitrex. Imitrex is also the one medication that effectively battles my migraines.
Fact #20 – I have 4 tattoos. I got each one on the anniversary of a specific significant event.
Fact #21 – My mom is only aware that I have 1 tattoo.
Fact #22 – I hate wearing shoes.
Fact #23 – When I was a teenager, I wrote only at night. Now that I’m an adult, I write only in the morning.
Fact #24 – I write an average of 2000 words per day.
Fact #25 – I throw out about an average 1400 of those words per day.
Fact #26 – My favorite cereal is Fruity Pebbles and my favorite chips are Cheetoh’s.
Fact #27 – The first band I ever saw was Natalie Merchant.
Fact #28 – For most of my young life I believed I would die by age twenty.
Fact #29 – I very nearly died of liver failure two months before my 20th birthday.
Fact #30 – My best friend and I had a t-shirt company called Too Freaks. I use one of our shirt ideas in The Deathday Letter.
Fact #31 – I only drink coffee hot.
Fact #32 – Joss Whedon is my idol.
Fact #33 – My favorite number is 33.