I am left-handed.
I used to tap dance when I was a kid.
I don’t eat enough vegetables.
When I am not busy at work, I write blogs.
I was my high school class’ valedictorian.
I have a lot of cacti; but I usually say cactuses.
I can’t spell the word eczema. (I looked it up)
I always buy Levis 501 button fly jeans. Always!
I’ve read all the Harry Potter books. (some of them twice!)
My favourite Christmas present 2 years ago was: Shake n’ Bake.
             (I got some really cool stuff in ’08 … and more Shake n’ Bake!) 
I am a neat freak. (but not really)
I don’t like speaking in front of large groups.
I have been a best man 3 times.
My favourite clay-animation character is:
the boss elf in “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” who says,
“Hermey wants to be dentist!”
The best part about going to the gym is the sauna.
The only movie that makes me cry is, “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
Just the part when the drugstore owner starts
smacking George’s bad ear.
My eye color is variable.
I don’t do karaoke.
I own a Sponge Bob Square Pants doll for no good reason.
I like washing dishes.
I once ate 3 Big Mac Sets.
I believe the 3 M’s of comedy are: Mad Magazine,
Mel Brooks, and Monty Python.
I like to do jigsaw puzzles.

57 responses to “Me

  1. Came because of the title (it’s one of my favorite books of all time), stayed for the offbeat slant on things. Loved reading your blog entries. I feel special to be in at the beginning of something way cool. I’ll definitely stay tuned to your blog.

  2. You were saying there was no Tex Mex in Takasaki? I did some digging and hopefully these places are nearby (I’m not familiar with Japan):

    El Torito in Shibuya
    La Fiesta (Festina?) in Roppongi
    “Too Cute!” in Gunma-ken

    Hope this helps 🙂

  3. You were saying there was no Tex Mex in Takasaki? I did some digging and hopefully these places are nearby (I’m not familiar with Japan):

    El Torito in Shibuya
    La Fiesta (Festina?) in Roppongi
    “Too Cute!” in Gunma-ken

    Hope this helps 🙂

  4. I think you can get anything in Tokyo, but I don’t visit very often. I will look out for “Too Cute” though. thanks 🙂

  5. Well if we’re sharing… i spell him neetshee 😦 … Nice knowing u Planetross!

  6. Hey Planetross, I’m just going down my blogroll and encouraging those I read on a daily basis. I want you to know that I smile when I read your blog. Mostly because anyone who can make me laugh is cool. I also like knowing stuff about other countries without having to leave where I am…although I wouldn’t mind traveling more too. Keep posting.

  7. I want to know if you have a box or packet of assorted eyes and on a whim you switch them out. Variable eye colour could be fun.

    You should eat your veg.

  8. Okay, this has been troubling me:

    What is your avatar?

  9. My avatar is me with my head in a garbage basket. The photo was taken on a little island off of Salvador in Brazil: Morro de Sao Paulo.

  10. I love jigsaw puzzles too.

  11. Well, I didn’t know where to put this… I thought you would enjoy this link.

    By the way, very interesting…”ME” section.

  12. You seem like a very interesting person. Very random. Are you British? I just noticed the way you spelled “favourite.” I spell it “favorite.” I’m pretty much American.

  13. Hey, just wanted to warn you that your “what’s in my refrigerator” page might get a few extra hits because I was blogspotted by the Malay Mail and was compelled to mention it when they asked about my most amusing moments when blogging…
    Check out the link:
    or the MM online version
    Hope you’re enjoying your break!
    Say na-noo na-noo to Mork and co for me.

  14. I like washing dishes too.

  15. missed out on a family dinner tonight, ross. mother f**kin’ thai food.

  16. Wow! You are fast. Sorry I stole your idea, but I’m new to WP. I like it here, and I like your humor. My best friend is an ESL teacher in Korea. I know what you are going through. Poor thing. Drank any pine flavored beverages lately?

  17. Dear PR<
    I love your comments, most recently the one you left on my page ( about cerapalin.)
    Thank you for visiting the berri site. I enjoy yours as well.
    My BF (YogaBerri’s Creator) also likes doing dishes. It’s a lovely thing to behold.
    Be well, and eat a green for the benefit of beings.
    Warm regards,

    YogaBerri: Thanks for the compliments. I like reading your stuff; just don’t know how to comment on it most of the time. As for the use of periods/fullstops to space things out, I guess I don’t usually have that problem because of the photo at the top and the humorblog link at the bottom. Although sometimes the spacing screws up and won’t save properly. I guess dots are the way to go.

  18. Congratulations it is our pleasure to announce that your blog site has been nominated for the October BlogNet Awards Contest in the Best Humor Blog Category. As part of the Awards nomination process, we visit all nominated blog sites to verify that they meet our standards. Obviously you did.
    To improve your chances to win the award we suggest that you start letting your friends, readers, and family know so that they can come – vote and comment on your blog and other blogs in the Comment Cash Contest. The more people who vote for you, the better you stand a chance at winning the blogNet Trophy. The BlogNet Widget is a great way to notify your visitors of your nomination, and there will soon be other benefits in displaying the widget.
    There are lots of great reasons to participate in the BlogNet Awards and we’re looking forward to seeing you around.

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  19. Thanks for the comment on my crazy blog about Andy Warhol. Yes, I keep checking out your blog. You are right about things overlapping. I wrote a new blog about Jean Beliveau and he is in Japan now. Not sure if he is near you, but he is always looking for a place to crash. It’s odd how people meet. Take care!

  20. Cynical Scribble

    ello, just thought I’d return the favour and comment in here.

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while but only commented once or twice…I’m the one sitting in the corner, reading the newspaper with two eye holes cut out of it…

    Anyways, love the blog, can’t fathom out where your ideas for blog posts come from, but they are great!

  21. You wrote:
    Used golf ball sales people.

    You know the type: hanging out on the other side of the golf course fence, sitting in a lawnchair next to the sign “Cheap Golf Balls“. Usually they are sitting on a piece of land that has just absorbed your last golf ball.

    What opportunists! 100% profit! Bastards!

    Are there any other lost items that you can sell in the open and not be arrested for?

    Selling lost umbrellas, pets, wallets, or dental retainers will probably find you explaining yourself to the authorities.

    Yet…you have no problem ripping off a cartoonists work and placing it on your web site????????? Explain that one.
    Lost Dog cartoon.
    Kind of hypocritical, don’t you think???

    dan reynolds: Your point is valid. I do try to credit or put a link to images now. I can’t say I did so for pre-August entries though. I can’t read the signature on the cartoon to figure out who the original artist is and when I search for that cartoon it only pops up on 300 people’s myspace pages: I don’t think any of them are the original artist for some reason.
    If this is your original work, let me know and I will delete it.
    (I know you have a very similar cartoon with a rabbit instead of a dog)

  22. Hi PR (“hyper”?) –

    I, uhm, tagged you for one of those “meme” things. No obligation or anything, but if you feel so inclined the link is here.

  23. Actually that’s the link to the continuation of the post. This is the proper link.

  24. bala: thank you.
    thanks for stopping by. Congratulations on your first 1,000 hits!

  25. Made me smile.

  26. Cheryl: thanks for stopping by. I’m glad something on here made you smile.

  27. Hmm… like the paperclip post. I think I’ll read some more.

    God bless,


  28. Ross you vicariously provide my co-workers with questions as to why I’m spitting mountain dew all over my computer screen…if that even makes sense.

  29. ninja nick: thanks for stopping by. It’s usually good to have an excuse for spitting mountain dew on the computer screen … when there are people around. hee hee!

  30. You look like the man that mugged me…

  31. Crunt: it’s possible I look like someone else. I think there’s a strong resemblance to the person I see in the mirror some days.

  32. I have to say that you have a wonderful blog. Also, we have a tone of the same friends which is awesome. Tony,Doraz, Dennis, S.Le and the list goes on. The whole gang is hear. I must say that you keep great company. If it is OK with you, I would like to put your blog on my blogroll. Thank you for the great blog.

  33. Eric Richardville: thanks.
    I would be happy to be in your blogroll.

  34. I came to your blog via Bonnie Luria’s. Your blog is obviously not (meant to be) very straightforward, but I think I have gathered that you live in Japan. GAIJIN! I lived there 20 yrs. ago or so, for six months. I bet it’s still as weird now for gaijin as it was then.

  35. Jala Pfaff: thanks for stopping by. I’ve lived in Japan for 9 years so far, with a 2 year gap spent wandering around South America after year 7. It’s still strange living here, but I don’t really notice it that much anymore.
    I think I’m pretty straight forward … no secret codes, hidden messages, scavenger hunts or anything.
    I’m just basically goofing around like I usually do.

  36. Hey (Uncle) Ross:

    Visited August 1st-11th

    JUst wondering if your going to put more interesting photos from August Company.

  37. Hey (Nephew) Ken:

    I will definitely be putting up more interesting photos of your recent visit.

    I gotta milk them for a while though! hee hee!

  38. nice blog…
    i like this

    carry in!!!


  39. cool introduction of yourself. I really marvel at people who can create a cool list of who they are 😀

  40. elleica: thanks. I should update it, but nothing has changed. hee hee!

    Arifur Rahman: thanks for stopping by. sorry for the late reply.

  41. Your posts are hilarious– I’ll be following your page! Thanks for a good laugh, and good luck shedding all that change without making too many enemies.

    • wisdomunconventional: thanks.
      I actually took the advice of someone and just dumped it all into the charity box at 7-11. Charity begins at 7-11 … or something like that. hee hee!

  42. TheGuyWhoLEFTSHOWA

    Hey Ross i never realized you had this site. You forgot to mention. Some of the great things that I know about you.

  43. My question is, is it:
    a) Plan Etross
    b) Plane Tross
    c) Planet Ross
    I am a fan of b) actually…whenever I see your comments, my mind always is drawn to that version.

  44. She.Is.Just.A.Rat: thanks for stopping by. Since my name is ross, I think it originally was supposed to be option “c“.
    … but the name is like a Stop sign … it’s open for interpretation. hee hee!

  45. So, you have a SpongeBob doll for no reason? Of course there’s a reason. He’s like the epitomy of all wonderful. The sponge we all strive to be. I was, in fact, Spongebob for Halloween one year. It felt good to be worshiped, even if for one day.

  46. Love the name of your blog, tres zen.

  47. I saw your comments elsewhere and now I’m here. You’re like a trail of breadcrumbs. That’s meant in a good way.

  48. Thanks for leaving comments.
    Apologies for the late reply.

    Tricia: SpongeBob actually brightens up the livingroom: it would kind of drab if there wasn’t a bright yellow spongey looking thing in there.

    the wuc: I always liked the Robert Cormier book for referencing that kid’s song.
    If I wrote a real book, it would be titled “Sometimes the Wheels on the Bus Don’t Go Round and Round“.

    madtante: thanks! I hope you scared the birds away from those breadcrumbs … I might not be able to find my way back without them. hee hee!

  49. love your blog. im lefthanded too.

  50. came to say hi and im also left handed hasnt bothered me i just cannot sew or knit which im pleased about lol xxjen

  51. Thanks for leaving notes here.

    tinkerbelle86: sorry for the late response. I don’t look over on this “me” page very often. thanks.

    jennygoth: thanks for stopping by. I can’t sew or knit either: tape, glue, and staples will have to do.

  52. Hi, Ross.
    Just dropped upon your cool blog while trying to check up on you and sounds/looks like you’re doing great! I’d forgot that you were left handed like me, but always remembered that you were smarter than me. haha
    Be sure to drop me a line if/when you make it back to BC. All the best, old buddy!
    David Martine
    New Westminster, BC, Canada
    2 wrongs don’t make a right, but 3 lefts do (does?)

  53. I have stumble on this very interesting and refreshing blog and by the comments I would guess the writer is a youth. This my first time but, I am glad I came. The comments seem old, thearliest is 2012.Thumbs up till I come again by the way I subscribed you are doing a great job, so email me if you wish.

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