25 Random Things About Me- Repost
A couple of these aren’t true anymore but it still makes interesting reading.
1- My wife is my best friend.
2- I thought I loved my dog until my first child was born.
3- I’m beginning to believe in Karma. I think the more you give the more you get.
4- I might be one of the luckiest people in the world.
5- My father is in the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame.
6- I have an office in Agganis Arena. Agganis Arena was named for Harry Agganis arguably the greatest athlete in BU history. In a strange twist, my father was captain and center on the BU Football Team when Harry Agganis was a sophomore quarterback.
7- I’m very proud of my Dad but, I don’t tell people often enough. At 49 I’m still worried that it will sound like bragging. I know, it’s silly. He’s been dead over 20 years and I still meet his former students who tell me how much he changed their lives. Some have been sixty years old. If you drive by Malden High School you will see a sign that says Arthur P. Boyle Building.
8- My Mom was in the Marines in World War II. According to my sister she drove celebrities around Europe for the USO.
9- My best sport growing up was swimming but, I was a wanna-be football player.
10-Failure is a great teacher. Trying to get stronger to play football changed the path of my entire life.
11-I love to watch my daughter Michaela compete at anything. My weekend centers around her games.
12-I don’t really enjoy working out. I do it sparingly so I will not die or embarrass my business.
13-My son Mark is named for Mark Bavis. Mark was one of my favorite players and died on 9/11/2000.
14-I like beer, probably too much. I rarely drink alone so I consider myself a social drinker. At times I can be very social.
15-I don’t like many foods that are good for you. I dislike most fruits and probably don’t eat a piece of fruit a week.
16-I also don’t really like water.
17-I really like donuts. I would eat them every day except I don’t really want to be fat.
18-I consider myself an obsessive-compulsive with attention deficit disorder. I get a lot done but, need to do it in small increments. I have a file called “articles to be finished” with at least thirty articles in it.
19-My younger brother has two adopted children. I’m very proud of him.
20-I am a recovering work-a-holic. Some days my recovery is going better than others. I don’t have email on my phone to create some peace in my life.
21-I am obsessed with email. It has made my life easier and harder all at the same time.
22-I really love my kids. I kiss then every chance I get. I’m going to kiss my son on the lips until he tells me it’s “gross” or that I’m “queer”.
23-My nine year old daughter is rapidly approaching the “come on Dad, not in front of my friends” stage and I’m a bit sad.
24-If given the choice of spending time with my wife or anyone else, I always choose my wife.
25-I’ve worked at Boston University since January of 1983, I think. It was so long ago I’m not really sure.