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Friday, April 4, 2008

Thanks Amy

Well, apparently, I have been tagged by my fiance to write down 100 facts about myself. She obviously thought that this would be a good way to spend my time as I was in my bed sick, and she was studying. I guess I can tag someone later once I meet three more people on here! So here we go:
1. My full name is James Richard Willis
2. I was born on November 27, 1980.
3. That was Thanksgiving day.
4. Right now, I am sick with mono. No fun!
5. I am severely color deficient.
6. I graduated high school in 1999 from Chester County High School.
7. I have a BS from Freed-Hardeman University in Physical Sciences in 2003.
8. I have a BCE from Auburn University in Civil Engineering in 2004.
9. I got an MS from Auburn University in 2005.
10. On December 19, 2008, I will receive my Ph.D. as long as I can write my dis.
11. I have been dating an incredible woman since April 5, 2007. That is you Amy!
12. On March 1, 2008, she agreed to marry me.
13. On November 22, she will become Mrs. Richard Willis.
14. We will be moving to wherever she gets into her dietetic internship and PA school.
15. I have no clue what I am going to do with a Ph.D. in asphalt technology.
16. I enjoy watching pretty much any movie with my fiance even if it is Step Up, Center Stage, or something like that.
17. I love the theatre.
18. I get into kicks where I read a lot.
19. I am taking my last class this semester for my last degree.
20. My favorite baseball teams are the Atlanta Braves and the Baltimore Orioles.
21. My favorite football team is the Tennessee Titans.
22. My favorite basketball team is the San Antonio Spurs.
23. My favorite hockey teams are the Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators.
24. I guess that means I enjoy sports.
25. Some people call me injury prone.
26. I teach group fitness at the local Gold's gym.
27. But that does not mean I like to eat healthy most of the time.
28. I would drive 2 hours just to get a world-class meal.
29. I have seen more movies than I thought humanly possible since mono has taken me over.
30. I have become a huge fan of and respecter of a properly working lymph system.
31. I like classic television.
32. Dick Van Dyke is one of my favorites.
33. The food network relaxes me.
34. I am going to win the Ultimate Recipe Showdown one day
35. I want to grill with Bobby Flay!
36. I used to enjoy writing music, but I have not done that recently.
37. My neck is starting to swell right now, so I will continue later.
38. Amy can give me a smile that makes me feel like I can do anything.
39. Registering for wedding stuff really overwhelms me.
40. I have taught the Civil engineering materials lab for the last two semesters.
41. I am teaching the Hot Mix Design Lab this summer.
42. I should be working on my dis. proposal right now.
43. I love traveling.
44. I have traveled to Scotland, Belgium and Romania on mission trips.
45. I have traveled to Greece for a engineering conference.
46. I hope to travel to Spain this fall for a conference.
47. My students complain about how hard I grade their writing.
48. I have slept through both Beaches and Pete's Dragon in the past 24 hours, along with getting 10 hours of sleep last night.
49. My fiance likes to clean my apartment when I am sick.
50. I am marrying the most wonderful woman in the entire world. Have I mentioned that?
51. I think reading a children's book can solve any problem.
52. I want a big dog one day.
53. I am allergic to cats, dust, and mountain cedar.
53. Some people have called me a picky eater, but I think I just have a sensitive palate.
54. I typically run a low body temperature.
55. So my 99.6 degree temp right now is really high!
56. I want to see Les Miserables.
57. I can sing all three hours of it (right now, if you wanted?)
58. I do not respond well to "ready, go!"
59. I am not a distance runner.
60. I am training for my part of a triathlon if I can get out of my bed any time soon.
61. I like the color black.
62. I like things neat and orderly if I have the time to keep them that way!
63. I like a schedule.
64. I have a wonderful sister Becky.
65. I have a great brother Chuck.
66. I guess Damon is alright for a brother-in-law. Just kidding Damon.
67. I am looking forward to getting my new sister, Lyndsey.
68. I love playing with Laura Beth and Carter.
69. I enjoy taking naps on Sunday afternoons whenever I get the chance.
70. I cannot tell you how much I want to graduate.
71. I still get scared of the future at times.
72. I like consistency.
73. My fiance says I radiate heat.
74. I think that is her way of telling me that I am "hot." (Just kidding Amy)
75. I cannot tell you how tired I am of being stuck at home.
76. I should have trained to be a masseuse, but my hands are too bony.
77. I am a sucker for a good song.
78. I really enjoy playing majohg to waste time while Amy is studying and I am supposed to be.
79. I think my fiance is the most beautiful woman on the planet, but she can't see it for some reason.
80. I try, but I don't always succeed.
81. I miscommunicate when I am tired.
82. I very rarely jump out of bed in the morning ready to go.
83. I should probably drink coffee, but for some reason this is disintuitive.
84. I like the cards that play songs even though most are cheesy.
85. My fiance likes it when I am cheesy. Good thing too considering it happens A LOT!
86. I have written 85 previous facts about me!
87. I like Snickers bars.
88. I am excited that I am able to eat unbland foods again because the Prednizone is out of my system.
89. I like the beach, but I am not a big fan of being in a swimming trunks, sunburn, or sand.
90. I wish I were a better swimmer.
91. I am a roller coaster enthusiast, and I am going through withdrawals.
92. I am hoping to go to Aspen for my honeymoon in December.
93. I have two more hurdles to jump through before I can graduate.
94. I hate ironing my clothes. Everything should be wrinkle-free.
95. I believe Dr. Seuss was a genius.
96. The man or woman who came up with the idea for The Cheesecake Factory was the MAN!
97. I enjoy world cuisines such as Greek, Thai, Italian, etc . . .
98. I am not a fan of onions, green peppers, and English Peas.
99. I hate lunge tracks in BodyPump.
100. I am done with this thing. Thanks Amy. I guess I need to search and figure out three people that I can make go through this!

2 comments:

Becky Welch said...

You are so funny!!! I can tell you enjoyed this exercise so much! Get to feeling better soon!!

Sandy said...

Congrats on being a Dr. Richard!! I'm so happy for you guys!!