I was asked to participate in the 25 random things game, so here you go…

1. I grew up in a blended family of 9. We lived in a 3 bedroom/2 bath home, and I didn’t know that wasn’t normal.

2. I am four years older than Lea and when she was in about 8th grade I clearly remember telling one of my buddies, “When that girl gets a little older, she sure is going to be cute.”

3. When Lea was a freshman, she asked me if I could help her out by pretending to be her boyfriend. There was another boy chasing her that she didn’t like, and she thought if she pretended to go out with a much older guy, he’d leave her alone. I told her I’d be a nice guy and pretend as long as she needed me to. Now, after 4 years of dating, twenty years of marriage and four children later, it just hit me that I may need to go ask Lea, “We’re not still pretending are we?”

4. Once when I was about 12 years old, the phone rang as we had just bowed our heads to pray for our meal. I jumped up and answered the phone, “Dear Heavenly Father…” To my horror, the person on the other end of the phone was a friend of my sister that I thought was incredibly good looking.

5. The entire Morgan family has this incredible love for cereal and milk.

6. I can say “No!” to just about any dessert, but I struggle a bit when it comes to an apple pie and sweet-tart candies.

7. I’d choose a Seinfeld rerun over any prime time comedy show that’s on right now.

8. I vividly remember when I was a boy that there were three things that caused me to feel real tingly inside: shooting off fire crackers, b.b. guns and Farrah Fawcett.

9. As a boy, I had no doubt when I grew up that I’d marry Farrah Fawcett.

10. My brother and I single-handedly came close to driving the sparrow population into extinction when we got b.b. guns for Christmas.

11. If it’s orange … I don’t want to eat it: sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, carrots, etc.

12. All those things my parents used to say to me that I said I’d never say to my kids, I love saying those things now!

13. I nearly died when I was a kid. I was in the bathtub, when I decided it would be more fun to get out and dance naked on the bathroom vanity. I accidentally touched the light and it electrocuted me. That day two things happened, I developed a healthy fear for electricity and also ended my naked dancing career.

14. My brother and I once rolled a spare tire off the roof of the house. After a couple of big bounces it took a sudden left turn and knocked down our neighbor’s entire fence.

15. I’ve had every vehicle I’ve ever owned, stuck at one time or another. I have this insatiable urge to take a vehicle places it shouldn’t go.

16. I have lots of 70’s music on my iPod, including the Bee Gees.

17. When my oldest child turned 18 it hit me just how young Lea was when she and I got married.

18. I’ve always been 4 years older than Lea. She has always been 4 years more mature than me.

19. I’m just beginning to realize how blessed I was to be raised in a Christian home with two Christian parents.

20. I can’t remember what I did for sermon illustrations before I had children.

21. Honestly when I was a kid I wanted to be a preacher only because they work just one day a week. At times I still can’t believe I’m a preacher. (And yes, I work more than one day a week. It’s really like one and a half. :))

22. When I was a kid I thought a new pair of shoes could actually make you run faster. Wait, I still believe that.

23. I really like to mow my grass, but I let my boys do it so they can have some spending money.

24. A few years ago I went around telling the funniest new joke I’d heard. I told a few deacons, elders, my mom and my uncle. Then I told my wife and she explained the joke to me. It was a dirty joke. I had to go apologize to everyone I’d told the joke to. That ended my dirty joke career.

25. I cannot drive by a can or cup on the street without going out of my way to smash it with my tire.

(COMMENT OF THE DAY: blogprophet said… “#13–wow, what could have been a great career!”)

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  1. blogprophet says:

    LOL! Great list.

    women are sneaky. we pretending to be dating as well, to prank our friends, and ending up dating for real a month later.

    agreed on #7 Seinfeld, never fails

    #8-9–have you seen the dingy letterman interview with farrah? Go directly to youtube.com if you haven’t

    #13–wow, what could have been a great career!

  2. blogprophet says:

    Farrah Fawcett on Letterman. This might totally destroy your crush..


  3. Marlo B. says:

    70’s music?? Hmm I was born in the 70’s. Do you like The Guess Who? My dad played bass with them from 72 to 75. Glad you ended your naked dancing career :) HAhaha. About the Farah Fawcett thing, if it makes you feel any better, I dreamed about being a Charlie’s Angel for years when I was a kid.

  4. TREY MORGAN says:

    Blogprophet – Not sure anything could destroy the power of the Farrah crush, but just in case, I’ll choose not to watch 😉

    Marlo – Wow, played with the Guess Who? Too cool.

  5. Stoogelover says:

    I haven’t seen the Letterman interview with Farrah, but I’ve seen pictures of her lately. She didn’t age very well! But back when … she was a knockout! The only posters we ever put in our dorm room was one of Farrah and one of Sophia Loren. Sophia actually aged very well.

  6. Jamie Riley says:

    Great list Trey, all 25 are good.
    I can identify with you on #25…I drive a Chevy Silverado Z71 and I really enjoy driving over things in the road as well…I guess it’s a man thing. I’m pretty sure my wife would say it’s a boy thing though. Oh well, she’s usually right…

  7. Donna G says:

    No I am a girl…and I totally agree with #25!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I just remembered why my hair turned grey. But I love you anyway, and I do love little Lea.
    I taught her from first grade until you started taking her away.
    I’m so glad that she saw the potential in you that I did. Love, Mom

  9. Ryan B says:

    I’m sorry. I usually hate these 25 facts lists especially on Facebook. But this one is an exception. This list is awesome. How much time did you put into this? I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  10. Jenschke Family says:

    I am so glad you included that you truly are a preacher. My sister-in-law now reads your blog and loves it!!! This past Saturday she told me that you had put on your blog that you moonlighted as a preacher. She believed you!!! I rolled in the Walgreen’s parking lot when she said that. She loves your blog and is so impressed with you and your family. I told her she was right about the family but man she read you way wrong! Ha, love ya.

  11. fraizerbaz says:

    Too funny! Especially #14…

    When I was a kid, I was sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that I would grow up to marry Rick Springfield.

    (Bwwaaa ha ha ha ha!!!)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Just make sure you aren’t looking at your new shoes trying to see if they really do run faster when a tree is in your path. Donald’s cousin found that out the hard way when he was watching those new PF Flyers on his feet. Course you’re probably to young to remember those tennis shoes.

  13. a cowgirl at heart says:

    I must say, I could be a Morgan because of #5, you and I would NOT be good friends if there were only small amounts of either in #6 in a small room and it was just you and me, I feel the same way about my students as you do in #12, I am a HUGE fan of #16 and often can be found singing at the top of my lungs going down the highway, ditto-ditto-ditto #19, and I had one of those in #22; they were red and white and called Fast Trax. Oh, and #24 I did something similar to…it wasn’t a joke, but a saying and I didn’t realize what the insinuation was until my mom told me and I was completely mortified I had been going around telling others about it!

    In case you couldn’t tell, I loved this post! And, it was great to see you and Lea tonight!

  14. Dawn Jenkins says:

    I say ditto on #5 – when Ronnie was out of town last week, I ate cereal every night for dinner. #13 made me seriously LOL…you crack me up. I pray my boys will be able to say something along the lines of what you said in #19~~~ By the way – I am so pumped you are helping with our Troop Project here in Levelland. I think it is awesome when the “Body of Christ” stretches their arms out across denominations and to join hands in spreading the Good News!!! I need addresses of any soldier you or your congregation know overseas. God is so good!

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