Can I borrow your towel for a sec? My car just hit a water buffalo.
Five random things I’d like my son to remember:
- Few things in life are as frequently useful as a good Swiss Army knife (or Leatherman pocket tool). I always have one handy and still own the first one your great-grandmother, Nana Rainy, gave me when I was in fifth or sixth grade.
- I have never regretted not going to a funeral, but I have often regretted not visiting someone before they died.
- Brush and floss at least twice every day. No excuses. Just do it.
- Be passionate about music and be open to hearing new songs. You will not like every song you hear, but you might really like a song you haven’t heard yet.
- Call your mother. She misses you.
My five favorite Thanksgiving leftovers:
- string bean casserole
- candied yams
- apple pie
Happy Anniversary, My Love!
- It’s the anniversary of my wedding day.
- It’s the anniversary of my wife’s wedding day.
- It’s the anniversary of the day my wife and I were married.
- It’s the anniversary of the day my wife became Mrs. Gagne.
- It’s the anniversary of the #1 Florida Gators 13 to 3 victory in Baton Rouge over the then #4 LSU Tigers in 2009.
My five favorite things about the Fall:
- Roasting Turkeys
- Hunting Pumpkins
- Halloween Decorations
Five shows I remember watching at my grandparents’ house every day with my little sister after school while we waited for mom to come home from work:
- The Beverly Hillbillies
- Three’s Company
- Barney Miller
Not that I ever play the lottery, because I don’t, but if I did, and if I won, here are the first five people I’d call:
- my wife / son
- my lawyer
- my sister
- my dad
- American Express
It’s been 15,000 days since I was born. It is a meaningless number, but I felt like I should mention it.
I wish my mom was around to celebrate this milestone. She’d undoubtedly think it was really cool.
I’ve owned eleven cars in my life. Here are my five favorite:
- 1976 Ford Mercury Monarch
My first car is still my favorite. It was a massive white tank with a red interior and a broken gas gauge. The engine died because nobody ever thought to tell me it was important to change the oil in a car.
- 2001 BMW 330ci
I owned this car in Los Angeles and loved having a convertible. I had to give it up, though, because I couldn’t afford the maintenance costs.
- 1981 Toyota Corolla-Tercel
My second car ranks highly on this list purely because of how many great times I had in it. I bought it for $800 with 200,000 miles on it and sold it for $800 with 300,000 miles on it.
- 1987 Toyota 4×4
I bought this car in 2002 from a buddy just before he moved to New Zealand. It was probably the most dependable vehicle I’ve ever owned.
- 1991 Honda CRX Si
This was my upgrade when I got rid of the Corolla-Tercel. It was Nike-green and awesome.