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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 is something 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: Angela is 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. Those make 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 endearingly 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 the 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. Well, I was a Capricorn until that damn 13th Zodiac sign was discovered, now I just don’t care. It’s like discovering your Tarot card reader had been reading your fortune from 3×5 cards they have hidden in their lap, I mean I know they are making stuff up, I just want it to be spontaneous and full of improvisation, you know, like a true professional.
  • 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 made 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.
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  1. Anson permalink
    December 29, 2009

    Daycare worker? When?

    • December 29, 2009

      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

    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

    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

      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


    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

    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

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

  7. siobhan permalink
    April 19, 2011

    Forgive me Richard, I’ve only read this section of your blog page today! It’s very funny and what an interesting life you’ve been leading:)..I also loved Stranger Than Fiction (even though I usually think that Will Ferrell is not funny and a real pain in the arse) but all my friends who have seen it too didn’t like it! Now I know there’s at least one other person out there who likes it too!… By the way I heart “I Heart Huckabees” too:)

    • Richard Timothy permalink*
      April 20, 2011

      See I knew there was a reason we were friends! I could not agree more about your take on Will Ferrell. Stranger than Fiction showed that Ferrell can act when he’s not playing himself, problem is that 99.997% of all his movies are him playing himself. As for Huckabees… best Mark Wahlberg performance ever. The scene were he’d riding his bide to the fire and passing the firetruck… just brilliant. I’m glad you enjoyed my Rich facts. :).

  8. shannon curry (chicago, il) permalink
    June 15, 2011

    You are great, You should have 973,000 fans instead of 973. You should be famous. It takes time. I hope you end up on the Best Seller List. You deserve it. Do you do any YouTube Videos or anything. If not, you should think about it, you are super facsinating. Where are you located…in WY still?

    • Richard Timothy permalink*
      June 16, 2011

      I have not done any YouTube stuff yet, nor have I really thought about it, perhaps I’ll have to look into that. Thanks for the suggestion. I am no longer based in Wyoming, I live in Utah now, which I do enjoy more. There is a lot more to do and the winters are a lot shorter and are nowhere near as cold. Thanks again for your support. It’s always nice to hear when someone appreciated what you’ve written. Cheers!

  9. shannon curry (chicago, il) permalink
    June 15, 2011


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