A Couple Dozen Random & Fun Facts About Me

Hello friends and followers! Recently reading some random and fun fact posts from other travel bloggers, I’d thought it would be cool to share some random and fun facts about me. I write mostly about travel and coffee as many of you know, which is highlighted of course some below. The goal though is to also show who I am outside of this blog. Well without further ado.

  1. I like to cook. Stuffed peppers, Filipino corned beef hash, sweet fried rice, bacon wrapped anything on the grill and no bake cool-whip pumpkin pie are just a few of my favorite things to make.
  2. Random and fun facts about me, grilling wrapping everything in bacon
  3. My favorite vegetable is the onion. I cry some when cutting them up. It’s because they are so beautiful.
  4. My favorite ice cream flavor would be cookies and cream (wait not coffee!).
  5. My favorite drink has varied from time-to-time. Right now I’d say a basic whiskey and coke, preferably made with Canadian Club.
  6. Ok I’ll admit I enjoy the colorful, fruity, good-looking cocktails you find at bars as well. A pumpkin spiced martini? You bet.
  7. Growing I was hooked to the Sci-Fi television show, Sliders.
  8. I listen to a lot of Metallica. Of course that would be prominent on a road trip playlist.
  9. My favorite color is blue.
  10. About me elATLboy - along blue Lake Michigan with blue skies above
  11. Got to pay the bills right? By day I am in the IT, web development and e-commerce world. When I’m working at the coffee shop, it’s not all photo processing and trip daydreaming. I’m working on WordPress, PHP and solving computer issues.
  12. I love, love, love coffee even more than I let on. I probably drink too much of it on a daily basis.
  13. I have a little toddler running around at home who is my favorite person in the whole world, along with the love of my life. I can’t wait to take him on the road with me. The coffee will have to wait haha.
  14. Random and fun facts about me, my little man
  15. It’s PC with me not Apple, Samsung Galaxy not the iPhone.
  16. Before the Internet became a thing I got excited as a kid every week waiting for that next addition of Sports Illustrated to come in the mail.
  17. I wanted to be weatherman growing up. My favorite TV channel is the Weather Channel which is what you will find on in the morning as I am having my first coffee.
  18. Favorite place I have been to -> New Zealand. Need I say more?!
  19. I have one younger brother who experiences New Zealand every day, as he lives there full-time.
  20. I was extremely shy as a kid. I’ve become more extroverted as an adult. You’ll even find me mingling with sheep.
  21. About Me elATLboy, mingling with sheep in New Zealand
  22. My favorite cities are Atlanta (hence the ATL part in my name), San Francisco and Chicago.
  23. ATL is in the name, but I spend the majority of my time now in Michigan. I return to Atlanta as often as I can.
  24. I love pizza. I could eat it every day. The more toppings the better!
  25. My favorite movie(s) is The Back to the Future trilogy.
  26. I love being on the road, but what makes for a great evening now days is lying low and spending it with my family.
  27. What’s at the top of the travel bucket list? I’d say Seattle. Why? One publication says they have 1,692 coffee shops. I’d try to explore them all!
  28. Since I was a kid, the Denver Broncos have been my favorite professional sports team. I grew up idiolizing John Elway and have travelled to see them play in several stadiums.
  29. About Me elATLboy - watching the Denver Broncos play the Detroit Lions at Ford Field

I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better.


14 responses to “A Couple Dozen Random & Fun Facts About Me

  1. jasonlikestotravel

    Great read! I hope you get to Seattle too, it’s a great city. I’m actually flying out there in a couple of weeks 🙂

    • Aaron - elatlboy

      Thank you Jason, glad you like. I’ve only been to Seattle for a short time, when it was the port for the Alaskan cruise I went on. Not much time to explore. Cool beans, enjoy your time in Seattle!!!

      • jasonlikestotravel

        Thank you! I’ll let you know if I come across any good coffee places although I won’t be spending huge amounts of time in Seattle either, mostly other parts of Washington.

      • Aaron - elatlboy

        Sounds good! Thank you. 🙂 Enjoy!!! 🙂

  2. I did enjoy this! Fun idea for a post, Aaron! Glad to see two of my favorite cities on this list (you know which ones), #3 IS a shocker, and as for #12, same! Give hugs to little guy from Aunt Pola. 🙂

    • Aaron - elatlboy

      Thanks Pola! It was fun putting together. I sure do know which cities. 🙂 Yeah I’ve never really been a big fan of coffee ice cream. If I got ice cream with actual coffee beans in it I’m sure I’d reconsider. I’m just used to always being in the PC world being in IT.

      I will definitely chase the little man down (hard to keep up haha) to give him a hug from you. 🙂

  3. So glad you love New Zealand 🙂

  4. Nice list! I too loved New Zealand. Your brother is lucky to live there. Seattle is a very fun city with a ton to do there. If not for it being so overcast during the year, I’d love to live there.

    • Aaron - elatlboy

      Thank you so much! I have been envious of him at times. He’s lived all over the country. Agree with you on Seattle and on the weather. It never gets too hot or cold there for an extended period of time though. I probably would be in coffee shops so much there that I wouldn’t even notice the weather haha.

  5. Great post and fun to learn more about you! That grill photo’s got me thinking about lunch now, too! Haha 🙂

    • Aaron - elatlboy

      Thanks Jennifer! Glad you liked. Did it lead to an early lunch lol. 🙂 Was a lot fun putting together. I’m looking at that grill photo and thinking can’t Spring and summer get here soon enough haha.

  6. For some reason, I never caught the “ATL” in your name. I still think you’re a secret agent. Glad to see you’re at it here!

    • Aaron - elatlboy

      Hey Hubert! Try to write it out sometimes as elATLboy so it stands out more. Haha. Just trying to do my thing. 🙂 Hope all is great with you!

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