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Rich Facts

This page has a bit of a double… multiple meaning. In some cases, some facts are of the “Oh” variety, as in “Oh, I didn’t know that.” or “Oh… so what.” Then there will be some that might result in, “That’s rich.” as in a wholesome and worthwhile bit of information. Then there will be the occasional, “That’s Rich!” as in me… as in something that people who know me would think that that is something that I would do. And then there the, “That’s Rich” which is a combination of both rich (wholesome and worthwhile) and Rich (me).

Basic Facts
Born: January 1, 1974 in Afton, Wyoming, USA (Yes, there is a story about this.)

Family: Parents, Steve and Karen
Siblings, David and Michael (older brothers) and Jennifer and Stephanie (younger sisters)

Married Angela Johnson in 2007 (one month after our 5th anniversary)

Note: Commonly referred to as my cutie-baby-sweetie-pie-wifey-pooh.

No kids, with no plans at this time for any.

Favorite Facts

  • Cheese: Brie, yes bree, I love it and its soft fuzzy exterior.
  • Wine: Italian, specifically, Chianti and Brunello. Just saying those makes my mouth water am my mind go Mmmmm.
  • TV Show: MST3K, I have close to 100 episodes on VHS and I still watch at least one episode a week.
  • Movie: Let’s go with my top three, Harvey: This movie make me perpetually smile from beginning to end, Stranger than Fiction: I shall forever be amazed that I have so much appreciation for a film starring Will Ferrell, and I Heart Huckabees: There is something enduringly satisfying about a movie with existential detectives.
  • Writer: Terry Pratchett, this mans books gives me an endless supply of brilliance and happy.
  • Book: Too many to list, although I will say that Good Omens has always been my token birthday gift to friends and family that have never read this work. I’ve probably given about 20 copies of this book away over the years and they list just keeps growing.

Professional Positions

  • Product placement for a food and beverage distribution center, aka grocery store bagger
  • Mood counselor for “desire filled” teens, aka DJ for high school dances
  • Pastry proofer, dispenser, and creator, aka assistant pastry chef for a ski resort
  • Size guesser and pointless door greeter, aka Clothing store sales person
  • Little person observation associate, aka Daycare worker
  • Visual entertainment distributor, aka Video store clerk

Random Facts

  • I’m a Capricorn, which I’m told means something. All I really recall is that my sign is that of a goatmaid, you know, a half goat, half fish thing.
  • I have only been sky diving once, but I did wear my bowling shoes for it. And no, I did not steal the bowling shoes… but yes they were a stolen pair of bowling shoes. I’ll tell you about it some time.
  • I did not have my first taste of an alcoholic beverage until I was 30 years old, but to make up for it, it was wine and I was in Italy.
  • People commonly and continually get confused by my name and are not sure if my name is Timothy or Richard.
8 Comments leave one →
  1. Anson permalink
    December 29, 2009 5:44 am

    Daycare worker? When?

    • December 29, 2009 6:25 am

      When I was going to school in Powell. It was one of my part time campus jobs. I even use to baby sit for one of my professors.

  2. January 7, 2010 4:07 pm

    I would like to skydive. With bowling shoes. Preferably stolen. When I’m 70. In a speedo. Paint that lovely picture will ya?

  3. February 2, 2010 4:11 am

    Hey Richard…so nice to read your articles! You are one funny writer…talented even. I will be visiting back often…funny that I found this through a google search, go figure. I especially like your political article…even my husband liked it, and he is usually annoyed when I read to him aloud.

    Rather you remember me or not from our teen-age days, here it goes: Most of my childhood memories are gone, I know I was alive, I can remember names and a few random snippits, but thats about it. So, when I saw your name, and it was attached to a blog, a good one even, it brought a smile to my face…. the one memory I have of you is being in Kyle Barrows house with him and you, and you two went through a series of questions that I had to answer or something like that. I don’t know, but its what sticks in my head. Anyway, just wanted to say hello and that I am happy that life seems to be happy for you, or vise versa, or something like that. Look forward to more readings… you are clearly talented with a little bit of hard work…best of luck to you!

    Karena Ball…formally Miss Merritt. 🙂

    • February 2, 2010 5:33 am

      Thanks Karena,
      I’m so glad you are enjoying it. I love writing it.

      Karena Merritt… well Ball I guess. I do remember you. Wow, it’s been ages. Kyle and I doing 20 questions, I think we still do that when we get together. 🙂 It’s grand to hear from you. Feel free e-mail me and we can catch up.


  4. February 4, 2010 5:44 pm


    This would be my first comment to anyone’s blog or site, this is mostly due to my lack of having anything to say, which contributes to my hermit like personality and potential nameless grave-or at least decorative Urn in someones garage sale, of which they should not take anything less than $1.50 for. Anyhow, good show with the writing and outside thinking. It is good to see others, like myself, with similar…views? Perceptions? Insane ideals? Rational thinking? You choose.

    I relate to the name issue you speak of, because many people, for some unknown reason, tend to think I am that guy who liberated some alien planet from tyranny, and then chronicled the whole thing. Oh, and you may be goatish but it beats being two-faced and untrustworthy right from the gates, as I and the rest of my Gemini clan must endure.

    Scott Riddick

  5. Heather Stone permalink
    March 4, 2010 4:11 am

    Awesome. I must check out the numerology links here ha ha. Good Omens is my also my very favourite gift to friends, philosophers, theologians, sceptics and potential Pratchett fans and sadly I find very few in my own geriatric age grouping. Tell Scott that “salutations” is a good greeting for the novelty effect 🙂

  6. Powerjen (Jen T permalink
    March 19, 2010 1:38 pm

    Heya greetings from England I found your writing very witty and made me smile 😀

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