Dancing part 3 with a little Thursday 13

Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006 by Travis Cody in

So Emmitt Smith is champion of Dancing With The Stars, Cheryl Burke is a repeat champion (after winning with Drew Lachey last season), and I am no worse for having learned the outcome before I got to watch the show on the west coast.

Here's a quick Thursday 13:

1. I collect swords and daggers.

2. My favorite author is David Eddings, but my favorite book is The Lord of the Rings.

3. I read The Lord of the Rings every year.

4. My favorite actors are Gene Hackman and Meryl Streep.

5. I have over 1200 books in my personal library, most of which are in boxes at the moment because there's no room in my apartment to put up enough bookcases for them.

6. I can't watch one Star Wars movie without watching all of them.

7. When I was a kid I used to have a metal fold up fort - it was called Fort Apache. It came with little metal cavalry guys and Indians. I used to set up major anachronistic battles, throwing in my army guys and dinosaurs. Remember the big plastic cowboys and Indians? The ones that were all different colors? Well, they were combatants too. Imagination is a wonderful thing.

8. I have been re-aquiring a lot of the toys of my youth over the last few years.

9. My favorite superhero is Spiderman.

10. My favorite cartoon character is Bugs Bunny.

11. I am a firm believer in a woman's right to choose.

12. On my desk right now, besides my computer, are the following things: my little notebook, an empty glass, two miniature superheroes (Superman & Spiderman), a pen, a Marine Corps pin and an American flag pin, Taylor's DIMYP CD, a bottlecap, my Ipod speakers, my cell phone, a wizard made out of wax.

13. I wore #42 when I played football, because my mom was born in 1942.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Cool TT-I am reacquiring books from my youth --very fun stuff

    (so sorry about last night--snicker)


  1. Anndi says:

    I know what you mean about StarWars.. but for me it doesn't include the new ones..just the initial three..

    I love buying my Chicklet some of the board games and toys that I had when I was a kid.. and i get to play with them again!!

    Great list Trav!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I'd love to know what toys you have collected! I've done that with some other things from my youth as well. And amen to #11.

    Your Adoring Fan

  1. Anonymous says:

    Cool TT Trav...thanks

    Look, up in the sky..
    It a bird
    it'a plane
    No, it Superman....

    Loved the show.. loved the comics...

  1. Travis says:

    TURN: No worries darlin!

    ANN: For me, it's all 6!

    LYNN: Legos, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, plastic army guys, GI Joes, trucks, Hot Wheels, and the list goes on.

    BOND: Lost all my comic books to a water disaster! I am now veeerrrry careful with my SI collection.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    From the mind of Meribah:

    Aha! Always knew you were just a big kid, Trav! LOL Lord Of The Rings is a good series, likewise Star Wars. I didn't know you collected swords and daggers. Um, do you know how to use them, and should I be skeered? **realises Trav doesn't know where she is or what she looks like, so she doesn't have to worry anyway** Ha! Neener, neener, neener! LOL