25 Things About Dustin

So the 25 things tag on Facebook is cool and all. I enjoy reading them. I figured I’d put this on my blog instead. It will automatically be imported to facebook anyway. If you read this, consider yourself tagged, if you write or have written 25 things, leave a comment and let me know so I can read yours as well.

  1. I love my wife – just as she is. I think she is the perfect companion for me.
  2. I have 3 awesome kids. We love to wrestle together. Many a night has been spent wrestling on the floor. It usually ends when Rachel joins in and starts putting the hurt on me. She’s such a sadist!
  3. I love sports – especially baseball. I don’t really like watching sports, it just makes me want to play. As I’ve gotten older I enjoy watching a bit more… just a bit. I hate exercising unless its in the form of a sport.
  4. I’ve always known the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the only true church. Always. Never a doubt. I know Jesus Christ stands at the head of it. I know Joseph Smith was called as a prophet to restore Christ’s church. I know Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today.
  5. My top heros are (each for different reasons): Joseph Smith, My Dad, My brother Toby, My Father-in-law, Dale Murphy, Travis Knudsen, & President Tindall. (Sorry to everyone who didn’t make the list ;))
  6. I broke my arm pitching in a state baseball tournament my senior year in Dave Draveky style. I’ve never broken a bone before or since then. I’m still mad that we lost the game because of it.
  7. My favorite number is 7.
  8. When we were first married and struggling to have kids, I bought my wife a dog. Her name was Maggie. She was a Shih-Tzu I convinced myself that I wanted to get rid of her because I hated dog pee on the carpet. Once Gracie was born, Maggie sat on a pillow crying the whole time because she lost all the attention. So we sold her. I cried like a baby. Despite how much my daughter loves animals. I don’t think we’ll every own another pet – especially an indoor pet.
  9. I grew up in Roosevelt, UT. I loved it. I think the only time I spent indoors in the summertime was sleeping (even then I wasn’t always inside). I have fond memories of playing kick-the-can and other games with our neighborhood friends. I don’t think my parents every really knew where I was or what I was doing all day. I had a Huffy that took me all over town.
  10. I don’t like hunting. My brother always told me it was becuase I was gay. Truth is, it is exciting, but it all ends as soon as you shoot the thing, then its just work from then on out. After cleaning, skinning, and cutting up my first deer, I haven’t had much desire to do it since. I’ll just buy my jerky thanks.
  11. On a similar thread, I don’t like fishing either. I went about 3 years of going regularly and never getting a bite. So I gave up claiming I was cursed. My step-father who was an avid fisherman and hunter set out to prove me wrong… he never caught a fish or shot a deer in two of those year either. He finally agreed that I was cursed.
  12. I prefer small cars over big trucks. I sold my small car and got a big truck because I found it to be much more useful in getting my never-ending-honey-do-list accomplished… if that’s possible.
  13. I thought I would be rich by now 🙂
  14. I’m inherently lazy. Like a river, I tend to follow the lines of least resistance. I wish that wasn’t the case. Otherwise, I’d be rich by now.
  15. I’ve always loved computers and video games. I decided when I was young that I would love to sit in front of a computer ALL DAY LONG. I’m living the dream baby!
  16. I’m a huge Dave Ramsey fan. I dropped $41,000 in consumer debt in 3 years. Last year, when Dave Ramsey came to Salt Lake City, I helped promote the event. I helped them sell more tickets than any other person and earned platinum tickets which allowed me and my wife to eat lunch with Dave before his show and have back-stage access. I do have priorties though as I left the show early to attend a stake priesthood leadership meeting.
  17. I love stupid comedies. I don’t watch them much because my wife hates them. I don’t think she has a sense of humor.
  18. I served a mission in South Africa. I would love to go back there. I wouldn’t dare take my family to a few of the areas I served though. I wouldn’t dare go back there myself unless I was wearing the missionary duds.
  19. In high school I got really into CAD (Computer Aided Drafting). We competed in VICA  computer aided manufacturing competitions and won state and national competitions. We beat guys that worked for companies that made Indy 500 car parts. We even scored higher than all the college teams. After winning nationals in Kansas City, I turned down a scholarship and never did CAD again.
  20. One of my favorite movies is Rocketman. I waited forever for it to be released on DVD. When they finally did make a DVD version, it was only available through the Disney DVD club. I joined and ordered 8 copies (the max they would allow me to order). I kept one and sold the rest on Amazon for an average of $50 each. All 7 sold in a few days. I got my DVD and made over $200.
  21. I have the memory of an elephant. I can pretty much remember my whole childhood. Often, when my wife can’t sleep, she’ll ask me to tell her a story from my childhood. I’ve never told the same story twice, but she always falls asleep before I can finish the story. There are only 3 things I can’t remember… I can’t remember names, I can’t remember appointments, and I can’t remember… uh…
  22. I ran into the same chain link fence 3 times in high school. Twice my junior year and once my senior year. The first time was playing football in PE. I jumped to intercept a pass and came down on the top pole and knocked out my front tooth. The second time was in baseball practice trying to catch a fly ball. It turned out to be over the fence and I got a black eye. The third time was in a game against Uintah. I robbed a home run and cut my chin open. That was the only one that was “worth it”
  23. Last count, I currently own 88 domain names.
  24. I think ice cream should be served after every meal!
  25. In 9th grade I asked a girl to the end of the year dance. The girl I really wanted to ask had moved to Idaho. She happened to come back to visit and she said that if she had a date she could come back for the dance. So I asked her as well and decided to tell the other girl I had asked someone else. It was too close to the dance for her to be asked by someone else. I think this is one of the worst thing I have ever done to a person and I still feel bad for doing it. 😐

1 thought on “25 Things About Dustin

  1. okay, so I thought I knew you in HS but I don’t remember the CAD thing, also makes me jealous that I don’t have the memory of an elephant- my husband doesn’t either, so I think we talk about the same things over and over again, but can never remember- but at least we never stop talking to each other. Also, I still remember you and that fence- especially when you knocked your tooth out.

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