Thursday, February 5, 2009

25 Things About....Jerry Brown

So if you're on Facebook then you probably know all about this, but for those that aren't well there's been a thing going around where if you're tagged in a friend's "24 things" note then you're supposed to then write 25 random things about yourself. I've read some really interesting ones and some that are just "why bother" and though I really do like reading them I refuse to write one myslf, mostly because I don't think I'm that interesting and plus that would strip away some layers of my mystery (and a woman without some aura of mystery isn't really a woman...I'm not sure if someone famous said that before but if not I'm claiming it.)

Anyway I'm still registered to vote in California because I am a bit of an elitist and I feel that being a registered Californian automatically privileges me over those states that foreigners wouldn't recognize, and I don't really care about local nes, except for Mayor Sam who is kind of hot (though a little annoying and creepy) but that being the case and there being a gubernatorial election in 2010 I decided to become a supporter of Jerry Brown mainly because he's kooky (and he's not Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigoisa hasn't announced yet) and so Jerry sent out his "25 Things" to his "facebook supporters" and I thought a lot of them were interesting enough so here they are:

I’ve seen lists of “25 Random Things About Me” that people are sending around Facebook. I thought I would share my own list with you. Feel free to share this with your friends and encourage them to become supporters.

You can invite your friends to become a supporter by going to my Facebook page and clicking on the Share button. You can invite up to 24 friends every day to become new supporters. The link to my Facebook page is below:

Now on to my list:

1. I got my first dog 13 years ago, a black Lab named Dharma.

2. At Yale, I took “Psychiatry and the Law” from Anna Freud, Sigmund’s daughter. I also studied Roman law.

3. In 1958, I took vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Later, Pope John XXIII dispensed me from these obligations.

4. I took marriage vows for the first time 3 years ago.

5. I practiced Zen meditation under Yamada Roshi and Father Enomiya-Lassalle in Japan.

6. My official portrait as Governor was quite controversial and the legislature refused to hang it. My Father said if I didn’t get a new one, I could never run again. It is now hanging and I am still running.

7. I am not fond of Mediterranean fruit flies, or of Malathion. Both are bad.

8. I dislike shopping.

9. I started 2 charter schools in Oakland, the Oakland school for the Arts and the Oakland Military Institute.

10. When governor, I decided not to have an Inaugural ball and my inaugural speech was 7 ½ minutes. For the inaugural dinner, we went to Man Fook Lo, a Chinese restaurant in the produce district of Los Angeles. It was once a favorite of Mae West.

11. I am a part owner of a ranch in Colusa County. It belonged to my Great-grandfather.

12. I worked with Mother Theresa in India at the Home for the Dying.

13. I’ve been duck hunting with Chief Justice Warren, but not with Vice President Cheney.

14. I sued Richard Nixon’s lawyer for helping the President cheat on his income tax.

15. I like arugula and broccoli.

16. On my honeymoon, my wife and I canoed down the Russian river.

17. I was a cheerleader at St. Ignatius High School.

18. I knocked my opponent to the canvas in a 3 round boxing match at Senior Fight Night.

19. My favorite cereal is Flax Plus Multibran.

20. My first car was a 1941 green Plymouth. My most famous car was a 1974 blue Plymouth.

21. I own a colt 38, given to me by my father.

22. I went to Bangladesh as a CARE ambassador.

23. I hiked to the top of half dome. My first trip to Yosemite was when I was 4.

24. The first time I became Governor, I followed an Actor (Ronald Reagan).

25. My maternal grandfather was a San Francisco Police Captain. My paternal grandfather ran a poker club in the Tenderloin.

So remember in 2010 vote anyone except for a republican or Gavin Newsom

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