Although nothing shows on anyone’s home page, today is the day we all celebrate the birth of the one and only Marty “the Shotgun” Andrade. Thirty years ago today, in a Arkansas trailer park, a child was born. If three kings had come, the child would have scared them away with quips and unsolicited baseball commentary.
Later, the child would grow. A lot. He would become a major league prospect, professional long drive champion, star football player, pharmaceutical expert, judo champion, first aid teacher, talk radio sensation, Portuguese import/export trader, run for state house endorsement, paid student organizer, newspaper columnist, phone book deliveryman, accomplished author, blogger, sports columnist, elected speaker for student government, somehow achieve 3 bachelors degrees and a MBA, and a strong family-time man. Happy Birthday, Slim.
1) I never was a “Major League Prospect”, in fact, the scout from the Royals told me to lose fifty pounds. 2) Was never a longdrive “champion” 3) “star” is the wrong way to describe my football career status 4) I don’t know what you mean by “pharmaceutical expert” or “import/export trader” 5) My radio career was sensational in no way whatsoever 6) never a judo “champion” 7) not sure I would call myself an “accomplished” author 8) I don’t have three bachelors degrees 9) you forgot “novelist”
Otherwise, thanks Plebe.
3. Longdrive- yes you were, you competed, was sponsored, and made money from Longdriving.
4. [Got it, ed].
5. Your career in radio was fine, your choice of co-workers was poor.
6. Judo- again, you competed, made money from teaching, and probably won/beat a couple of opppenents. The definition of champion is loose these days- heck, the Twins have a club named “champions”
7. Accomplished, in the sense you’ve finished, as most don’t finish writing a book.
8. Yes you do. Philosophy, poly-sci, and pychologoy.
9. no, not forgotten. Author covers novelists. Not all authors are novelists, but all novelists are authors.