100 Things about me
1. I was born in 1964.
2.I’m a native Texan, so were both of my parents, and my mom’s parents, and their parents.
3.My real father left when I was six months old, I used to think it was my fault. He never paid any child support or called or wrote us, asshole.
4.I love my home state, but I’ll probably never live there again, too hot!
5.I once fell off a running horse and then got stepped on.
6.I have an older sister but we never really talk to each other.
7.I’ve retired from the Air Force after 24 years of service.
8.I’ve had two jobs that involved flying in airplanes.
9.I’m not a pilot, more of a professional passenger or self-loading baggage.
10. My degrees are in organizational communication and human relations, but my job title says I'm an engineer. I never expected that to happen.
11.I’ve lived in Texas, Maryland, Hawaii, Maine, Spain, Germany, Nebraska, and Korea.
12.In addition to those places, I’ve been on 3 month deployments to Puerto Rico and Saudi Arabia.
13.I was in Saudi Arabia at Dhahran when terrorists blew up a dormitory across the parking lot from mine.
14.I was at work in the command post, so I wasn’t hurt, just REALLY busy.
15.I went skydiving once in Hawaii and absolutely loved it.
16.I’ve been snow skiing twice, both times at Blue Knob, Pennsylvania.
17.I’ve been whitewater rafting twice, once in Pennsylvania and once in Colorado.
18.I went for a glider ride when I lived in Germany.
19.I’ve run two half marathons in 2004 and 2006.
20.I ran the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon at Phoenix, Arizona in 2005.
21.I still don’t really consider myself a runner.
22.My knees pop and make crackling sounds when I go up the stairs.
23.I joined the Air Force because I didn’t know what else to do and I didn’t think I was smart enough to go to college.
24.I flunked out of my first technical school (Hebrew language school) in the Air Force.
25.That experience pretty much convinced me I was too dumb to go to college.
26.I finally got my bachelors degree in 2002, twenty years after graduating high school.
27.I received my Master’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma on my 41st birthday in 2005.
28.I met my wife on 1 January, 1989 and we got married on April 27th, 1989.
29.We eloped and got married in a little church in Caribou, Maine with no family, just a few friends.
30.We’re still married.
31.We have two children, my daughter, born in Maine and my son, born in the Netherlands.
32.I have two dogs and two cats.
33.My first car was a 1973 Volkswagen Squareback.
34.I’ve owned 14 cars, vans, and trucks.
35.Right now, I drive a Jeep Liberty.
36.My latest hobby is photography.
37.I’m not really very good at photography yet, but I like it a lot.
38.I once stepped on a sea urchin and got a foot full of spines.
39.I spent a weekend hiking a trail on the Na Pali coast of Kauai once.
40.On my way back to the car at the end of the hiking trip I accidently kicked a lava rock and broke my toe.
41.My middle name is Warren.
42.I hate my middle name.
43.When people ask me what my middle initial stands for, I tell them “it’s W, for Warlord”.
44.I tend to have more female friends than male friends.
45.I don’t really follow sports much.
46.I like volunteering with my church youth group.
47.I can be spiritual, but I’m not a real fan of organized religion.
48.I taught a 4th grade Sunday school class with my wife for a year.
49.One Sunday I let my Sunday school kids shave my head because they’d learned enough about Jesus that day.
50.I love playing with Legos.
51.I have a tattoo of a sun face on my left forearm.
52.I was 33 when I got my first tattoo.
53.I just got my second tattoo (I'm 42). It says Dream Explore Discover and kinda sums up what I like to do.
54.I was once hospitalized for pneumonia for three days.
55.I also spent three days in the hospital when I slipped and fell on my back, bruising my kidney.
56.I knew I probably needed to go to the hospital when I pee’d blood. Yuck, and ouch!
57.I’ve worn glasses since I was in 4th grade.
58.I’ve pretty much always been overweight, but I’m probably healthier now than I was 20 years ago.
59.I’m left handed. My teachers in kindergarten and first grade tried to “cure” me, but it didn’t work.
60.I love to cook.
61.I like spicy food. Mexican, Korean, spicy Chinese stuff, and Thai are my favorites!
62.My first concert was Hank Williams Jr.
63.My favorite concerts were Jimmy Buffett in Waikiki and Van Halen in Essen, Germany.
64.I have blue eyes.
65.My favorite color is blue.
66.My favorite gemstone is sapphire.
67.I hate my teeth. My sister got braces when she was a teen, somehow I didn’t. I think I’m too old for them now.
68.I really don’t like confrontation.
69.I like to make everyone happy, but I know I can’t.
70.Sometimes, when cleaning my ears with a Q-tip, my eyes roll upward uncontrollably.
71.Thinking about ghosts or seeing “realistic” ghost stories gives me goosebumps.
72.I’m pretty patriotic.
73.I think everyone should perform some mandatory two-year service project after graduating high school and before college. Not necessarily the military, but something that helps the country, environment or other people.
74.I very rarely sleep past 8:00 A.M.
75.My favorite album when I was a teenager was Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”.
76.I like 24, Survivor, Big Brother, Amazing Race, and Biggest Loser.
77.I’m not addicted to any of them though.
78.I don’t like it when people are mean.
79.I prefer the window seat on the plane.
80.I once drove a BMW 140 m.p.h. on the autobahn in Germany.
81.The longest I’ve ever been stuck in traffic was due to a wreck on the autobahn in Germany. Probably some idiot driving 140 m.p.h. in a BMW.
82.I love the Weather Channel.
83.I attended an anti-terrorist driving school run by the Air Force at a race track in West Virginia.
84.I really don’t like being late.
85.I can’t play any instrument. I’ve tried a couple times, but can’t seem to figure it out.
86.I own a guitar that I bought when I lived in Korea.
87.I really don’t like smoking. I’ve tried it, but it didn’t work for me.
88.I’ll smoke a cigar once or twice a year. But I don’t really like the way I smell or my mouth tastes afterwards.
89.I’d love to have a nice garden. I have the space for one but I have a hard time getting it weeded properly.
90.I once fell asleep while standing up.
91.I once had a job as a night-time security guard.
92.I once fell asleep while driving down the interstate going 75 m.p.h. in the middle of the afternoon.
93.At the time, I was working nightshifts, so this was technically my sleep period.
94.I like jumping on our trampoline, but I don’t do flips.
95.The shortest I’ve ever had a job was 2 days. It involved calling people for interviews. I hated it.
96.I like going for long drives, like from Maine to Texas.
97.I used to routinely have that “naked at school” dream when I was a kid.
98.I prefer showers to baths.
99.My favorite shoes are my running shoes.
100.I still don’t know how to match my shirts and pants. I need adult Garanimals.
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Jim has an amazing view of landscapes, still lifes and he takes come great self portraits. I'm so glad he shares his view of the world with the rest of us. It's amazing to see the world thru his eyes.
I love coming to Travelinjim's stream, his self portraits are inspiring and have a brilliant humour that I really enjoy. He is really creative and has the best smile ever! It was him who got me into the 365 project and I thank him for that, as its been terrific fun. He is a great flickrfriend - I am so glad to have … Read more
I love coming to Travelinjim's stream, his self portraits are inspiring and have a brilliant humour that I really enjoy. He is really creative and has the best smile ever! It was him who got me into the 365 project and I thank him for that, as its been terrific fun. He is a great flickrfriend - I am so glad to have met here.Read less
Jim is one of the sweetest flickr's I know. His photos are always funny and creative. I thank the 365project for getting to know Jim.
there are two things that I have to say about Jim. The first, as anyone can plainly see is that he brings a remarkable humor and levity to photography with every single image. The second is less obvious. Its his dedication to learning and bettering his work. I think its worth mentioning that he is one of the earliest … Read more
there are two things that I have to say about Jim. The first, as anyone can plainly see is that he brings a remarkable humor and levity to photography with every single image. The second is less obvious. Its his dedication to learning and bettering his work. I think its worth mentioning that he is one of the earliest members of the 365 days group and one that I am happy to say I have seen progress remarkably since day 1. From essentially fun family snapshots in the to quite thoughtful portrait work on day 173, I can't help but wonder where he is going to be when this whole thing ends.Read less
Jim's really quite hilarious! He's also creative oh and did I mention he takes amazing photographs?!
Jim is a amazing friend, a king of bed head, and silliness. Just seeing his comments lights up your day. His friendship, understanding and accepting manner makes him a person I couldn't imagine FLICKR without! Keep up the great work, friend, and enjoy your Rebel!
Jim is just an amazing person! (read his profile) He's been there/done that and still has the patience and understanding for kittens, sunsets, and newbie photographers. He leaves well thought out comments, and has excellent integrity.
Jim is always insightful, friendly and understanding. His photos show a passion for his journey through life. He's funny too! Congratulations to him on his successful transition to be a civilian!
Well...where shall I begin? Jim's transitioning from one life to a very different one as he retires from a military career and integrates into the world the rest of us inhabit. He's been documenting it with his camera and bringing us along through his journey. He's got a sweet, gentle sense of humor and brings a cal… Read more
Well...where shall I begin? Jim's transitioning from one life to a very different one as he retires from a military career and integrates into the world the rest of us inhabit. He's been documenting it with his camera and bringing us along through his journey. He's got a sweet, gentle sense of humor and brings a calm happiness wherever he goes. He's been a great inspiration to me, urging me to reach out with myself and see things in new ways. The world needs more Jims.Read less