10 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Me
- I LOVED baseball growing up – huge NY Mets fan. Woke my daughter up in 1986 at 1 am when they staged their miracle comeback against the Boston Red Sox. Went to the All Star Game in Detroit in 1971. Saw 6 future Hall of Famers hit home runs: Clemente, Aaron, Bench, F.Robinson, Killebrew, Jackson. Reggie Jackson launched a shot that almost went out of the stadium.
- I met my wife in Galveston, Texas on a beach project with Campus Crusade for Christ that neither of us were supposed to be at – but that God made happen.
- My undergraduate degree is in Biomedical Engineering. I use it everyday as I do pastoral work.
- I was the spelling bee champ of the 5th grade. To this day it drives it me crazy to see a word spelled rong.
- I have had facial hair since 1980. A friend of mine and I traveled around Europe when we graduated from college and grew mustaches. I haven’t shaved mine since.
- My first job was working in a Baskin Robbins while in high school. I learned to make a fantastic banana split.
- At a youth camp in West Virginia about 12 years ago I jumped over 7 standing people in a line at one time. I think Jason Palmer was one of them.
- The BEST steak I have ever had was at a restaurant in Bratislava, Slovakia called The Three Musketeers.
- The most beautiful place that I have ever traveled to is Zermatt, Switzerland. I’m going to take my bride there one day soon.
- I was at the 1978 Super Bowl in New Orleans, La when the Dallas Cowboys (with Roger Staubach and Tony Dorsett) beat the Denver Broncos. To get into the game I scalped a ticket outside the stadium for $50. Do you know how much it costs to go to a game nowadays?
(and one bonus…)
- My favorite golf tournament is The Masters. I grew up 20 miles from the course and have probably been to the tournament 30 times. When I was a kid I managed to get Jack Nicklaus’ autograph 3 times.