15 Reasons to Read This Post!

Photo Credit: Leah’s Thoughts

You guys know that I rarely deviate from my books/writing/reading posts. Well, I’m about to. But I promise it’ll be fun. And interesting. So, unless you’re really new around this side of the blogging neighborhood then you likely saw my Liebster Award post from this past Saturday. If not, you can read it here. Anyway, I felt that my readers/followers enjoyed learning a bit more about the guy behind the blog as I listed out 15 random facts about myself. Some having to do with writing and some not. Well since I like you guys so much I figured why not just go ahead and tell y’all even more about myself? Here come 15 more random facts about me. Hope you like.

1. I may have fallen in love yesterday. She took me by surprise and now I don’t know what’s going on! It’s scary. Love is scary.

2. I have a really obnoxious laugh. Like whenever it gets out in public someone always looks at me like…what the heck are you doing? But it’s me. ๐Ÿ™‚

3. I want to be able to travel the world someday. The Sistine Chapel. Pyramids of Giza. Stonehenge. Anywhere in Rome. Statue of Liberty. And so many more places. Someone with a lot of frequent flyer miles should loan me a few. Or all of them.

4. I cried when I got the author proof of my first book last year.

5. I come from a rather large Mexican family. Four brothers and three sisters. John. Brandon. Marc. Michael. Christina. Adrianna. Brandi. I’ve also been led to believe that there are others out there, though I’ve never met any more. Eh. We’re Mexican after all.

6. I share the exact same name as one of my brothers and my dad. It’s funny because we all go by something different. Our full name is John Raymond Guillen. My dad is Ray. My brother is John. And I’m JohnRaymond. But only family calls me that, so you guys can’t. Unless you’re the person who I may have fallen in love with yesterday. Then you can call me anything you like.

7. I have a weird double standard that I didn’t realize existed until fairly recently. When I’m around any guy friends I speak pretty vulgarly. Is that a word? But when I’m around a girl friend I won’t even say damn. And I would NEVER EVER EVER cuss at a girl. Nope. I’d hit a guy who did that in front of me.

8. I hate wearing jeans. With a passion. I have to wear them for my job but I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time I wore them somewhere else. It’s cause I can’t find any that fit right. My brother and I seem to share the same problem. They’re just too tight. Probably why I never wear pants once I’m home. Or a shirt.

9. I had an iPhone 4 for more than two years and never had a single problem with it. I’ve since switched to a Samsung Galaxy S4 and the screen went out after about six months and I got a free replacement. And the replacement phone doesn’t lock when I’m not using it. But I’m not going back to Apple! I refuse.

10. I routinely cry while reading books. I’ve cried while reading my own and I always knew what was going to happen. Call me a baby.

11. I don’t talk to a single person from my high school graduating class from 2010. It’s sad. I met some great people in high school. Their loss.

12. I don’t dance. At all. My sister got married about a month ago and I didn’t dance. I wish I could. But I can’t. I have no rhythm. Or anything. I’ve vowed to make a fool of myself at my wedding and never again. You can’t change it!

13. Normal people my age (22) do what on the weekends? Party. Go out. Something other than sitting at home doing nothing. Well I sit at home and do nothing every weekend. Cause I sleep. And read. And occasionally I’ll actually get some writing done. Call me boring. I’ll call you an alcoholic. ๐Ÿ™‚

14. I hate when people criticize me for not using my degree a year after graduating. Seriously, get out of my life. I’ll punch you.

15. I went to the gym on Halloween last year in a hot dog costume. Yes, pictures were taken. Yes, I’m more awesome than you.

Yay! So now you know even MORE about me! Are you ready to give me your flyer miles? Say yes. I’ll love you forever.

I usually end every post with a question of some kind. So, tell me what you thought of my randomness. Or tell me something random about yourself. Or hit Like and leave my blog. Whichever you prefer!

65 thoughts on “15 Reasons to Read This Post!

  1. I’m so glad you have a sense of chivalry when it comes to swearing in front of women. I nearly slugged some idiot the other day for his foul mouth. Seriously, even if you don’t care about being a jerk in front of women, you could at least have a heart for my little girl staring up at you from her stroller. So yeah, stay awesome like that.

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  2. I think maybe the not cussing in front of women might be because of your upbringing–your mom’s influence, maybe? Anyway, I respect that. I grew up in a straight-laced Christian household and never cussed in front of my parents but around my friends at school, uh, yeah! Funny how you can switch it on and off. Oh and I still never cuss in front of my parents and I’m 51.


    • Maybe. I honestly don’t know. Just how it is. Might also have to do with the girls I talk to? Cause none of them are throwing this word and that word into casual conversation.


  3. YAY for love! YAY for not swearing in front of women! (I know I hate when ANYBODY does it, but especially guys, so good for you for bringing chivalry back from the dead). BAHAHA!!! #8 made me crack up!

    And who cares if your laugh is obnoxious as long as it’s genuine.

    And don’t feel bad about being boring on the weekends. You’re in good company. And your liver will thank you for it in the end.

    And take up dancing lessons!

    Random fact about me: I love fashion. Seriously. I almost changed majors a few times. Which is hilarious since I’m such an introvert and rarely wear outfits that I know look amazing. Maybe someday when I’ve reached my goal weight (I’m exercising myself into a coma right now), I’ll show the world what I’m made of!

    Great post!


    • Haha yes! It’s not even something I was taught or anything. Just how I am.

      Haha I’m not even kidding with #8 at all. If you’ve seen those Vines or memes where the kid gets home from school and throws himself on his bed cause he’s tired then you know me. Except I take all my clothes off too. Hahaha

      It most definitely is.

      Oh I don’t feel bad about it. The weekend is probably my least favorite time of the week. Consists of sleep and work and not much else.

      No to dancing. Ever. Hahaha

      And yay for exercising! Fashion, eh. Haha


  4. I love your posts, they’re so fun to read!
    P.S. I haven’t forgotten about the awesome nomination. This weekend I’ll wear my heart on my sleeve.
    Thanks for sharing more facts!


    • Why thank ya.

      Hmmm. I was starting to think you had. I’m waiting. And remember I’ve already promised to laugh at you. ๐Ÿ™‚ So don’t be all serious. I can’t laugh if you say something like….my dog died last month. So keep it fun!

      I kinda like it. Probably do it again a little later. Maybe.


  5. Love this post! It’s nice getting to know writers more! I definitely support your 15 points, especially #14 because I share that point…and I don’t think I will ever use it.


    • I’ll tell you a secret that I’m going to write a full post about at some point. I don’t think I’m going to use mine either. I’ll have some angry people but I don’t care. At least it’s there. Collecting dust.


  6. This was great to come across. Its always nice when you get to see a little more. Note: my mum and an aunt (they are sisters) share the same middle name. My cousin, sister and a niece have the same middle name. My younger sister, and I (now a new niece) also have the same middle name. I suppose its a bit of a family tradition.
    And this woman that surprised you, hope you didnt let her go so easily. Not using profanity in front of a woman is mighty chivalrous ^ ^


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