Yet Another List
Originally posted on Facebook June 17th, 2009 | View Post
...albeit this one is only 19 entries. I'm told it is to remain anonymous.

1. He has a great head of hair that is probably healthier than yours.
2. He knows how to plan a great date - down to timing the music. There's a reason the song ended when you got out of the car...
3. He's cuckoo for math. He once etched the Fibonacci Sequence into a cabinet he made.
4. Kevin is a problem solver.
5. He has a healthy dose of arrogance.
6. He has the ability to bullshit about anything and make you think he's smarter than he is.
7. He has all the right equipment and knows how to use it to your advantage.
8. He's very romantic (poems, rose petal baths, etc) and loves surprises.
9. He likes launching rockets. I'm sure you can view many of his rocket launches on his website:
10. He blows his nose A LOT.
11. He's furry.
12. He rode around on a baby blue Vespa in college.
13. He and a friend (who will remain nameless) once took turns shooting each other with a CO2 powered paintball gun from about 20 ft apart. It hurt just to watch.
14. Kevin once went late-night lobster hunting (with a self-crafted broomstick spear) off the coast of Mexico, which is very illegal.
15. The word 'illegal' bares no relevance to Kevin.
16. He speaks excellent Spanish and will even start to speak English with a Spanish accent around native Spanish speakers.
17. He built his own levels in Counterstrike.
18. He was an extra in the movie Varsity Blues.
19. Kevin is making the term 'Renaissance Man' cool and acceptable again.
Even More Things About Me
Originally posted on Facebook May 20th, 2009 | View Post
Ohh thankfully I have a little sister who is all too kind. She wrote even MORE things about me =]

1. He documents pretty much every nanosecond of his life.

2. He once commented that he wanted the responsibility of an egg.

3. He used to have a dry erase board in his house covered with math problems and equations.

4. As a 10 year old, he had business cards that proclaimed him a "Nintendo Wizard"

5. He considers himself 66% Irish, 33% Mexican, and 1% Antarctican.

6. He also claims to have Jewish roots, though he will openly tell you religion can blow itself.

7. He has boxers for every holiday imaginable.

8. He is cynical about almost everything, except New Year's Eve.

9. He doesn't like to give gifts - he prefers the "Kevin gift card" (cash in an envelope)

10. He got suspended for throwing his "flour baby" off the balcony in high school. He tried to claim it was a tragic accident, but the vice principal remained unconvinced.

11. He routinely gave his sister "demerits" growing up.

12. He doesn't believe in keeping things for sentimental reasons. He would rather sell them for cash.

13. He managed to slice a ball so badly at the driving range it hit the guard rail, flew up, and smacked him right above the eye.

14. He'd like to go to law school. Not for the degree, but just to have a better understanding of the law and judicial process.

15. He once convinved our mom he wasn't feeling well so she would make him tea. Little did she know he wanted it so he could enjoy his "magic mushrooms" before a Peal Jam concert.

16. He once promised to give his sister his Alanis Morissette tickets if he made a half court [basketball] shot. He made it, yet his sister has never seen Alanis in concert.

17. He moved from New Jersey to Texas when he was 8. He navigated the whole way because his mom is unable to read a map.

18. He got his navel pierced while on a first date with a girl in high school.

19. He named the houseplant in his old apartment. Sadly, Planty I, Leafy, and Planty II all died.

20. He had a pet mouse named Mario Van Peebles Mouseman III.

21. He still has the stuffed eagle his dad bought him in Alaska. Eagle Eagle lives on his living room shelf.

22. He once tried to paddle across the canal at his grandparents to the minature island around 50 feet away. The raft deflated halfway there.

23. He wanted to be a millionare by his 30th birthday. Instead, he had to settle for a safe filled with ten 100,000 grand bars.

24. He was the neighbors favorite babysitter becuse he could always beat levels of Mario for them.

25. He once had a pet crawfish named Bob. He lived around 7 hours.
25 Things Written About Me
Originally posted on Facebook May 20th, 2009 | View Post
I'll let the writer of this remain anonymous for the time being, but per #10 on the list, I'd sure love to see more of these pop up!

BEWARE LADIES: 25 Things You Should Know About Kevin Patrick Ludlow

1. He cackles when he thinks something is particularly funny, and if you point out his cackle, he will cackle even louder.

2. He once had a comic strip in college titled "Super Sperm." It was a Superman-esque comic about a superhero sperm.

3. He loves having his toes popped (shudder) and will try to persuade you to pop them for him. If you are unsuccessful, he will complain.

4. He twirls his hair and/or plays with his hands when he is thinking or talking about something serious.

5. He considers being submersed in any type of water as his shower for the day. Pools, rivers, etc. - it all counts.

6. He is generally impatient.

7. He is, however, amazingly patient with children.

8. He has a sweet tooth.

9. He has a particular fondness for Krispy Kreme raspberry filled donuts.

10. He likes being the center of attention.

11. He doesn't like being like everyone else and will go out of his way to be different - i.e. wearing black dress socks with shorts or one gray sock and one white sock.

12. He is determined and hates to fail. As evidence, he works far more hours than the average person.

13. He prefers floss sword sticks over regular floss.

14. Speaking of swords, he has a knack for fusing the little swords that spear olives, etc. into eye glasses. Check out the link for evidence:

15. He often brushes his teeth in the shower.

16. He is good at making animal sounds. I think I stumped him once with giraffe though.

17. He doesn't drink coffee but likes Earl Grey tea.

18. He is allergic to almost everything.

19. He likes to argue his views and doesn't like to be wrong.

20. He often pays with $2 bills.

21. Due to his natural coat of hair, he prefers the colder climates."

22. He has a hole in his nasal cavity.

23. He doesn't enjoy singing in front of others unless he is drunk and the radio is turned up.

24. He enjoys opera music.

25. He has been known to do aerobatic tricks at high altitudes. He doesn't frighten easily but is terrified of spiders.

26. It's complicated.
Acoustic Beats
May 18th, 2009 | View Post
I've been playing in this acoustic style for a number of years, but wanted to lay down a short track so I could share with people on YouTube and Facebook. This particular clip is not really a song, but more so just a clip of my style.

The Crash of my Suzuki
Story circa April 10th, 2009 | View Post

A view of the cracked radiator and broken handlebars from my crash
I've been getting asked by lots of people so I thought I'd just add a little note about my recent incident. As it happened, yes, I was in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday night. I suppose fortunately (depending on your POV), the worst part of the crash was the damage to my bike.

I was only about 1-2 miles from my house headed up to Fry's, and fortunately wearing my boots, jeans, jacket, and as always my helmet. I was probably traveling at about 40-45 mph (the speed limit is 45) and there were three cars in front of me. Two of them evidently slammed on their brakes to make a left hand turn into an apartment complex. Technically you're not supposed to turn there, but there is no sign and admittedly, everyone uses the turn (myself included). Regardless, the Ford Explorer in front of me was forced to slam on his brakes sending his car into a screeching halt, smoke off of the wheels and that whole show.

I had been keeping a pretty reasonable distance behind him and as soon as I heard/saw his tired screeching to a halt I immediately started applying pressure the brakes. **bear in mind this next part all happens in a few brief seconds** I applied gentle pressure at first but quickly realized I just wouldn't stop in time. Likely a little panicked, I squeezed harder on the brakes, something you really shouldn't do on a motorcycle - but my options were pretty limited. This threw the bike into a tail skid and pretty much sealed my fate.

Evasive as I could be, I turned the wheel hard left to minimize impact, but still wound up smashing into the back left part of his Ford Explorer. ...turns out that steel is very hard =]

It's a bit of a blur, but part of me hit the side of his Explorer. I flipped over the handle bars, the bike crashed to the ground, and I landed on the pavement more or less in the fetal position with engine coolant pouring all over my legs. I was laying there for awhile (possibly knocked out briefly) until I started hearing people screaming to call 911 and all of that. I'm sure nobody could tell since it was already dark out, but I opened my eyes and saw some people standing over me. Even though I knew they were there, for whatever reason I just closed my eyes and laid there a little while longer. I was surprisingly comfortable laying against the pavement. It was the sound of sirens that eventually got me moving.

After what seemed like minutes but was likely seconds, I stood up (to the contrary recommendation of most onlookers) and observed the scene. I hated that I was blocking traffic (and didn't want to get a ticket) and so I picked up my motorcycle and walked it off of the street and sat it against the sidewalk. There was a grass field there and I hobbled over and sat down. There were four women helping me and they were all very nice.

All in all there were 6 police cars, 2 firetrucks, and 1 ambulance. It took me a few minutes, but I was able to get them all to go away - I just had to actively refuse treatment. Turns out that telling them you're uninsured is a GREAT way to do this.

Tracy came over and took me to the ER about an hour later but ultimately had to refuse treatment for the price. Clearly battered, bruised, and a little bloody, the nurses were angry that I would rather save what I was told would be upwards of $5000.00 than be treated for a serious motorcycle accident. I very calmly and politely explained to them I didn't need an emergency room and all of that, I just needed a caring doctor to take some X-Rays of my leg, wrist, shoulder, back, and neck. They said this just wouldn't be possible and that I'd have to pay the full price of admission. I looked at them, took a deep breath, and said - "ok, well thanks anyways" as I hobbled my bloody body out of the intake room.

Instead Tracy drove me around looking for all night clinics until about 1:30 in the morning when I finally decided to give up. We just went to Kirby Lane and had a late night meal, my leg dragging off behind me.

Finally, I got up in the morning (woken by my brother and a friend insisting I go to the hospital) and Mike took me to a regular clinic. The full exam and 11 X-Rays wound up costing me just $252 and it turns out there isn't a single thing wrong with me (serious anyways). My right knee is pretty swollen, but should be okay and I'm otherwise just sore as all could be.

Thanks for the well wishes and I'm looking forward to fixing my bike =]
Why Facebook Blows
Originally posted on Facebook March 3rd, 2009 | View Post
This was on my account today regarding the Kujda Banana-Skier Video I posted:


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Please note that if you re-upload this video without filing a counter notice, or if you upload another video that infringes on the rights of a third party, our system will again remove the content. This could cause your access to the Facebook Video application to be disabled, or your Facebook account to be disabled.

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