There is a recent trend going on in the World of Facebook these days that is called “25 Random Things“. The idea is simple. You create a list of 25 random facts or bits of trivia about yourself. They can be in any order and as big or miniscule as you desire. You then “tag” 25 of your friends (which means that they will be notified that you have posted this note on your Facebook profile page) and they are requested to then create a similiar list and tag 25 of their friends, but must include the person that tagged them among their 25 friends.


The object of this little exercise is to get to know people better. If you have ever been involved in a small group of any kind, whether it be in the workplace, a conference, a social event, etc. the existance of “ice breakers” is to break down barriers, share something about yourself and it allows you to feel just a little bit more “intimate” (emotionally speaking) with that person.


That being said, since this site is mine (Scott Saunders) and it is all about what I think or what I want to share, I decided to publish the list I created a few weeks back on my Facebook profile after I was “tagged” by a friend with their list.


So here’s the list. Maybe you will relate to one or two of my facts, maybe you won’t. But sometimes it is cool to find that there is someone else in this world that has the same issue, like, or dislike that you do. It makes you feel just a bit more normal.


  1. I love to sleep with a fan on my face, and would do it year round if I could get away with it.


  2. When seeing a movie in the theaters, I like to get there about 15 minutes early. I can’t stand missing one trailer and really can’t stand it if I arrive and the movie has already started.


  3. My first concert was when I was 16 years old when I went and saw Twisted Sister and Iron Maiden at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.


  4. I have broken each kneecap…twice.


  5. My favorite season is Fall.


  6. My favorite fictional character is Kosmo Kramer from Seinfeld.


  7. I am a huge Star Wars fan but have never attended a ComicCon or Star Wars Convention in my life. Sad fact… I know.


  8. Thanks to Magnum P.I., I had adolescent dream was to fly a helicopter for a living and have two pet Dobermans named “Zeus” and “Apollo”.


  9. My favorite sandwich is a Reuben… and not a hot pastrami posing as a Reuben, but an authentic East-coast style, piled high cornbeef on rye, with the dressing and sauerkrawt laid on thick Reuben. Thankfully, I experienced the best on the planet at Carnegie’s Deli in New York.


  10. I was the first teenager to test out a working coin-op prototype of the video arcade game “Millipede” (my mom worked for Atari).


  11. I hold my breath when I towel-dry my hair….and I have no idea why.


  12. My favorite candy is Smarties and BottleCaps.


  13. The only song I could put on infinite repeat and not ever get sick of is “Until I Wake Up” by Dishwalla.


  14. I love reading whodunit mystery novels.


  15. I dated my wife for only 3 months before proposing, we were engaged for 5 months, and we have been married for 12 years.


  16. I get seasick.


  17. My dream vacation is to travel the back-country roads of Tuscany with my wife.


  18. I am waiting for someone to invent a devise that will re-salt your Margarita glass half-way when you are halfway through your drink.


  19. I hate spiders….yup, I’ll admit it. They freak the heck out of me.


  20. I don’t like to mix ketchup and Ranch dressing. If I did, I would serve up my fries with a side of Thousand Island dressing.


  21. I like my ice cream hard. In other words, if I have to chisel my way through some Ben and Jerry’s… well, that’s a good thing.


  22. I almost drowned from an accident involving being pulled behind a houseboat on a windsurfer board.


  23. I love anchovies on my pizza.


  24. I will be appearing in an upcoming Reality TV show in the Fall of 2009 on PBS.


  25. I used to collect Mad Magazine when I was a teenager. I still have the box laying around in the garage and my oldest issue is from 1972.