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10 Things You Might Not Know About Baldidiot

Starting an affiliate blog has been on my to-do list for some time, and I thought what better topic for a first post than 10 things that you probably don’t know about me. (Note: You might actually know some of these already – depends how much attention you pay on the forums).

1. I Used To Have Long Hair

In my earlier teenage years I used to have very long (girly) hair. I eventually did a 180 and shaved it all off and it has remained that way ever since. At this point, with a receding hairline and thinning patches, it may not be by choice for much longer..

Note: In the absence of any actual photos of myself with long hair (it was over a decade ago), here’s a drunken photo of me in a wig.

2. Why I Go By ‘Baldidiot’

The name ‘baldidiot’ comes from my live poker days when I used to drink beer and play like a bit of a tit in the hope of tilting other players at the table. One player got so frustrated he called me a ‘baldidiot’ before generously donating the rest of his chips to the table. It made me laugh so I started using it as an online¬†pseudonym.

3. I Used To Play With Highly Infections Diseases

I have a masters degree in Immunology, but I got out of science pretty sharpish after realising how tedius it was. For anyone who is curious, my thesis was on Anthrax (the disease, not the band).

4. I Bagged Me A Hotty

In 2010, my wife and I were married on the beach in California, after which I promptly dragged her away from her sunny homeland to come and live with me in London.

Note: Photo below is of our wedding day – it’s from the back as I haven’t asked my wife if I can put pictures of her up. ūüėČ

5. No Cheese, Please

The mere though of cheese makes me retch! And before anyone says it, pizza is actually very tasty without cheese (just load up on the meat, sauce and chillis).

6. I Have Attempted To Be Sporty

I have run the ‘Snowdonia Marathon’ (slowly)¬†and foolishly once agreed to participate in the ‘Tough Guy’. Despite this, I still somehow manage to have a bit of a belly – which the wife loves to point out any time I go near the biscuit tin.

Note: As you might be able to tell from the mud and look of exhaustion, this is before after the race.

7. Affiliate Marketer, Spy or Bum?

Only my closest friends really know what I do for a living – I get the impression everybody else assumes I’m involved in some kind of pyramid scheme. Except my dad, who thinks I’m his personal IT support department.

8. I Like To Drink Beer In Other Countries

The wife and I don’t like to sit still for too long and in the past we have avoided doing any work by trekking in the Himalayas, getting served by monkeys in a Japanese bar and driving across the US in a convertable mustang (LA – NY). I once also spent 2 months in Ghana odd-jobbing at a local school.

9. I Suck At Sport

I am terrible at all forms of sport – so much so that the last time I was asked to play on a 5-a-side football team, I only manage to score once in all the games I played… and it was in the wrong goal.

10. And Finally…

My attention span is comparable to that of an easily distracted kitten. This post, come to think of it, is likely just a means of procrastinating.