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February 17th, 2011 § 12 comments

OK.  So I am way behind on my 30+ Day Challenge.  Like 12 days behind, I believe.  I should be up to about Day 27 or 28 by now.  But the last one I posted was Day 15.  So, I’m going to make this one a multi-post.  Four in one.

Day 16-Nicknames

If you are reading this blog, you already know my nickname is “LargeTony.”  One word.  You also probably know why I have the nickname.  Or how I got it.  Or both.  If you are still clueless, I’ll just get to the point and explain it.

I have a plus-sized pecker. 1

I don’t really have any other nicknames.  Not anything I am called regularly or by any number of people.  I have a buddy who calls me “Meat.”  For the same reason as above, I guess.  But he is the only one who does.

A few people call me “T.”  But, that is just an abbreviation for Tony, which is just Anthony, for short.  None of which I would all a nickname.

Day 17 – Favorite Picture of Myself of All Time and Why

That would be this one.

I used this picture in the official farewell post on my old blog.  I mentioned then it was my favorite.  It still is.

Why is it my favorite?

To be honest, it’s mostly pure vanity.

It’s one of the few pictures where I think my face looks pretty good.  Also, I think my limbs are probably the best part of my body, and I think they come off well in this photo.

But beyond it being an image that makes me feel attractive, I like that I am looking up into the light.

Like I am focused on bigger brighter things.

Looking forward.

Never back.

Day 18 – Something I’ve Learned

There are a great many things I have learned.

I learn something every day.

We all do.

Whether we mean to or not.

It’s mostly a matter of whether we retain what we learned and what we do with that knowledge.

But probably the most important thing I have learned in recent years is about love:

Love gives you the the strength to do things you never thought you could; the capacity to do the things you never thought you would; and a reason to do the things that you should.

Day 19 – Put iPod on Shuffle.  First 10 Songs.

I don’t have a ton of stuff on my iPod.  Just a couple hundred songs, even though it holds something like 25,000.2 I wouldn’t even have an iPod if The Attorney had not given me one for Christmas a few years ago.  I would have never bought it for myself.  But, now that I do own one, I am happy to have it.  I mostly use it to listen to podcasts while I paint. But on to the shuffle:

  1. His Eye Is On The Sparrow – Mahalia Jackson
  2. You’re Looking At Country – Loretta Lynn
  3. Love Stoned/I Think She Knows – Justin Timberlake
  4. Baby Love – The Supremes
  5. Light of A Clear Blue Morning – Dolly Parton
  6. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve – Nancy Wilson
  7. Baby Got Back – Sir MixAlot
  8. September – Earth Wind and Fire
  9. Proud Mary – Ike and Tina Turner
  10. This Love – Maroon 5

That probably all means something.  I don’t know what.

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  1. Which has a couple of nicknames of its own. []
  2. Like I even know 25,000 songs. []

§ 12 Responses to Fourgy"

  • Rick says:

    Just the limbs?

    Interesting iPod shuffle.

  • Cb says:

    I would like to see a picture of said pecker– just to verify the plus-sizedness.

  • Ojo says:

    I agree, it’s a great picture of you! I would like to see the largeness of Tony sometime. I guess you had some pictures hidden on your old blog…any chance of getting in there?

    Yep, your are behind, but I totally understand. It’s hard to blog everyday, but I do check your blog everyday to see if you have written….just sayin’….

  • That’s definitely an eclectic taste of music. I can just see you bee-bopping to “Baby Got Back” while you paint. LOL

  • Blobby says:

    Like Todd, I’m laughing (ok, he didn’t say he was or wasn’t) at Sir MixAlot.

  • Loki says:

    That is all you have on your iPod? So awesome.

    That is a really handsome picture.

  • brian says:

    The shuffle works for me, but the nick name that fits is Lane Bryant!

  • rayrayj says:

    Your blog, much like your iPod, emphasizes quality over quantity.

  • Paul says:

    I like the picture you placed on your profile here as well!

  • Curtis says:

    #4 – Mary was always the heart of the group, Florence had the soul, and Diane — well, she was in front. It’s those in the back that make the difference.

  • Your “Favorite Picture of Myself of All Time and Why” has a very “Last Supper” feel to it. At least that’s the thought that went through my head when I saw it.

  • David says:

    Nickname:
    Claw

    Favorite pic:
    My facebook pic. I’m happy and in front of a waterfall, and too, the lighting works

    Something I learned:
    how to make home made ravioli. I’ve been wanting to learn and it just kinda happened today.

    ipod:
    like you, I never would have bought one. I won one this year at the company christmas part. And I’m glad I did because I love it. The only music I have is The Beatles box set. I use it mostly to watch movies in bed streaming off netflix. …technology is crazy, and if you ask me, the human race is getting far too ahead of itself….

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