The World According to a Regular Guy


Let’s get this out of the way early.

Yes, I know it’s been a while. I promise to blog more once I’m done coaching football. Right now, I don’t have extra brain space to store work stuff, family stuff, football stuff AND find time to be interesting enough to blog.

But, I’ve got 33 minutes and 36 seconds left of this export, and I’m off the clock, so here we go.

Most of you who read this blog, know me pretty well, so really, nothing I ever say or do surprises you. However, this blog is intended to inform, entertain, surprise and stimulate thought among even the ones who know me best. For those who are learning about me right here in black and white, well, enjoy the show.

I’m a simple dude. Really, I am. Sometimes, my simplicity is annoying and can be downright bland, I will admit that.

Some dear friends of mine have resorted to calling me RG, a regular guy. It’s a label I’m not sure I should be proud of, and it was given to me, probably accurately.

What is an RG?

I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs, I don’t cuss, I don’t often get visibly angry(except towards those tiny football players on my TV), I don’t like sushi, I don’t like Dr. Pepper, I don’t like water, I don’t like coffee, I don’t like concerts, I don’t listen to music on the radio, I don’t usually speak unless spoken to, I don’t go out of my way to make people feel comfortable, I don’t like answering the phone, I don’t like calling people on the phone, I don’t like talking on the phone, I don’t like confrontation, I don’t like people who don’t like confrontation, I don’t like stupidity, I don’t like double standards, I don’t like spelling mistakes, I don’t like improper grammar, I don’t like run-on sentences.

Now, that being said, I don’t have problems with people who do like any of those things listed above. I can’t and never do expect, anyone or everyone to be just like me, ever.  It helps, sure, but it’s not a requirement.  That’s a lot of don’t ‘s huh?

Well, what about the do’s?

I do like sports, I do like people who like sports, I do like family, I do love Christmas, I do love Christmas movies, music, decorations, parties, gatherings, cartoons, specials, traditions, I do like 80’s movies and music, I do like quoting movies, I do like Will Ferrell, I do like doing nothing, I do like cheeseburgers, I do like pizza, I do like Pepsi, I do like Reese’s peanut butter cups, I do like Thanksgiving meals, any time of the year, I do like being creative, I do like writing, I do like making people think, laugh, cry, feel, I do like the rain, I do like hanging out, I do like hugs, I do like a warm blanket and a roaring fire, I do like sleeping with a fan, I do like memories, I do like history, I do like nostalgia, I do like doing things in a different way, but not doing things just to be different, I do like symmetry.

As you can see, it’s really not that difficult to be me.

We recently took a personality profile here at work, to uncover what kind of personality we have, and more importantly, learn what others are, so we may better communicate with them. We’re encouraged to speak the other person’s language when communicating with them, so they better understand us.  There are 7 different ones, typically, a person is strong in one or two areas, weak in one or two, and right in the middle on the rest.

Well, good news, I was weak, really weak in one of them, but I wasn’t strong in anything else. In other words, if you have 6 personality types, technically, you have none. However, if the goal is to learn to speak the other ones, then, I’m well on my way.

Now, not only have I been labeled a Regular Guy by friends, science has proven it.

What caused all of this? Why do I not like those things I don’t like, and why do I feel strongly about the things I do like? What molded me? Who am I?

Apparently, I’m whoever or whatever you want me to be.

I started school when I was 4 years old, in 1976, I finished school when I was 24 years old, in 1997.

In between?

6 elementary schools

2 junior highs

2 high schools

3 colleges.

I’ve lived in 5 cities.

Growing up, living with my parents, we lived in:

9 houses.

We lived with another family. We lived at my granny’s house.

I lived with two different families as a Sr in high school.

I lived in 5 different apartments, with 11 different roommates.

Then, I went to college.  Thrice.

So, you say you want this blog updated more often?

Give me a break.  I’m exhausted.


8 thoughts on “The World According to a Regular Guy

  1. Lisa

    Love it!! And no, you are quite gifted at adapting to whatever a specific situation calls for, which is why you are not “high” in 1 or 2 areas on the profile… You are a chameleon! (Any typos here are from my fone don’t count! 🙂

  2. Jeff Huston

    You ended all that by trying to understand what made you who you are just as any true sports fan would: through stats. Awesome.

    I don’t like Dr. Pepper either. I also don’t like how so many people obsessively love it.

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