All About Me

Full Name: Martin Richard Brandl
Birth Date: October 17, 1978
Astrological Sign: Libra
Wife: Tara (Chandler) Brandl
Child: Brady
Parents: Richard & Karen
Siblings: sisters-Christina, Elizabeth brother-John //all younger than me
Nickname: Marty, B, Brandl, Marty Baseball
Hair: orange
Eye Color: hazel
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185 lbs
Shoe Size: 9
Car: 2005 Chevy Equinox
Hometown: Comfrey, MN
High School: Comfrey High School - Class of 1997
College: Southwest Minnesota State University
Degree: Math Education, Minor: Computer Science - December 2002
How do you characterize yourself: honest, quiet, reliable, helpful, hard working, respectful, funny, caring, always give 110%

Favorite Colors:orange, red, blue
Favorite Beverage: any fruit juice, water
Favorite Number: 11
Favorite Movie: Dumb & Dumber, Forrest Gump, Austin Powers 1-3, Tommy Boy
Favorite Actor: Mike Myers, Sean William Scott, The Rock, Jon Heder
Favorite Actress: Robin Wright Penn, Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore
Favorite TV Show: The Late Show with David Letterman, Mythbusters
Favorite Restaurant: Old Country Buffet, KFC, Arbys
Favorite Store: any place that sells electronics
Favorite Board Game: Monopoly, Life
Favorite Word/Phrase: Awesome, Sweet!!, Fantastic!, Outstanding!
Favorite Candy: Runts, Bottle Caps, Reese's Pieces, Smarties
Favorite Thing To Wear: Twins jersey
Favorite Color Of Socks: white
Favorite Salad Dressing: French, Blue Cheese, Poppyseed
Favorite Food: fried eggs on toast, patty melt
Favorite Town To Hang Out In: any town with a baseball field
Favorite Ice Cream: mint chocolate chip, cherry nut
Favorite Type of Music: Almost anything
Favorite Songs: Glory Days--Bruce Springsteen, Cheap Seats--Alabama, Enter Sandman--Metallica
Favorite CD: Barenaked Ladies - Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits (1991-2001), John Mellencamp-Words & Music:John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits, Eve 6 - Horrorscope
Favorite Musicians: Gin Blossoms, Toby Keith, Beatles, Barenaked Ladies, Eve 6, John Mellencamp, Third Eye Blind a wide variety as you can see.
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: Strawberry Lightning, Grape Puckers and 7-Up
Favorite Sport To Watch: BASEBALL, football, basketball, hockey -depending on the season
Favorite Holiday: Christmas rules!!!
Favorite Quote: "I always thought you were crazy, but now I can see your nuts!" (Austin Powers-Goldmember)
Favorite Place: any baseball park, at home
Favorite Animal: fish
Favorite Fruit: apples, blueberries, clementines
Favorite Snack: sunflower seeds
Favorite Sandwich: fried egg
Favorite Lunch Meat: summer sausage
Favorite Cartoon: Transformers, South Park, Beavis and Butthead, Family Guy, Pink Panther
Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Twins, any Minnesota team
Favorite Wrestler: Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock
Favorite Vacation: Spring Break 2002 in Cali, Summer '07 Milwaukee & Chicago
Favorite Magazines: PC World, PC Magazine, Electronic Gaming Monthly
Favorite Sound: crack of a bat
Favorite Smell: corn dryer, freshly mowed lawn
Favorite Gum: Extra Spearmint, Extra Watermelon
Favorite Kind Of Milk: Skim
Favorite Commercial: Twins 2005 Thank You Fans Commerical
Favorite Disney Character: Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
Favorite Adam Sandler Movie: Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Billy Madison, Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, 50 First Dates, Click
Favorite Day Of The Week: Saturday
Favorite Word: sweet, awesome
Favorite Flower: lily, rose
Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: Arbys, KFC
Favorite Childhood Toy: little tractors
Favorite Color Skittle: purple
Favorite Radio Station: 830 WCCO
Favorite Video Game: Excite Truck, Wii Sports, Tecmo Super Bowl, ESPN NFL 2K5, Tetris DS, Mario Kart DS, any Mario game

Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Sprite or 7up? Sprite
Regular or Diet? Diet
Chevy or Ford? Chevy
Nike or Adidas? Nike
Oranges or Apples? apples
Mr. Pibb or Dr. Pepper? Dr. Pepper
Mountain Dew or Mello Yello? Mello Yello
One Pillow or Two? one very soft pillow
Righty or Lefty? lefty LEFT HANDED PEOPLE RULE!!
Tall or Short? short
Hot or Cold? cold
TV or Radio? TV
Blanket or Stuffed Animal? blanket
Croutons or Bacon Bits? bacon bits
Coffee or Ice Cream? Ice cream
Coffee or Hot Chocolate? hot chocolate
Bridges or Tunnels? tunnels
Rollercoasters: Deadly or Exciting? INSANE!! No thank you!
Pen or Pencil? they both have their place
Cars: 2 doors or 4? 4
Thunderstorms: Cool or Scary? They are totally awesome!!!! I love them!!!!
Night or Day? night
Full Moon or No Moon? full moon, I love being out at night in the light of a full moon.

Your biggest pet peeve? people who lie, spread rumors, and judge without knowing the whole story; people who act like they know it all when they don't have a clue; people who complain about everything
Your favorite thing for breakfast? Fruity Pebbles, Fried eggs and toast
The coolest place you've ever been: on the field at the Metrodome, Baseball Hall of Fame, California, Oriole Park, Yankee Stadium, Kauffman Stadium, Lambeau Field
The coolest thing you've ever done: being a dad, marrying Tara, teaching, announced a couple baseball games on the radio, was on TV at a WCW wrestling match, was on the Metrodome big screen, got my picture taken with Corey Koskie after a Twins game, being snow king and giving a speech, hit a homerun in amateur baseball, being president of the student body at SMSU
Your worst nightmare: biting off my tongue
The worst movie you've ever seen at the theater: Species 2
The worst movie you've ever rented: Punk-Drunk Love
Your hobbies: BASEBALL, computers, video games, stamp collecting, watching or playing almost any sport, hanging out with family & friends
Your bad habits: picking fingernails, putting my arm on my shoulder
Your dream car: Dodge Viper
The dumbest thing you ever did: thought that I could give a good speech without writing anything down, and I totally forgot one part and looked like an idiot.
Memory you miss most: Nothing really, I live in the present, not the past
What do you do to vent anger? hit myself on the forehead, do some constructive task, leave the situation to cool down
Are you passive or aggressive? mostly passive
Do you trust people easily? yeah, probably too easily
What do you think about Oujia boards? They're a joke
Guys, with or without hats? I used to be a hardcore hat guy, but now, not so much, mostly when I'm at a baseball game, when I want to be casual, or when I need a haircut.
What's on your mousepad? It's blue
What are you obsessed with? baseball, Minnesota Twins, computer stuff, cleanliness and organization
What are you addicted to? baseball
In the car, AC or open windows? windows down in town, otherwise AC
What's the best feeling on the weekend? getting up and accomplishing a lot
What's your bedtime? Usually between 11pm and 1am, depending on how much work I have to do
What's the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? Tonight, I'm going to bed at 7pm! (It never happens though.)
What's on your walls in your room? pictures

Done Drugs? no
Got Drunk? a couple times
Been In Love? yes
Left the country? no
Used A Fake ID? no
Called or seen a psychic? nope
Gotten all A's on your report card? many times
Gotten really confused about everything in life? yes
Gotten really confused about girls? haven't we all? And we'll never win!
Baked a cake? yes
Been on stage? yes
Been bungi jumping? no
Been Skiing or Snowboarding? skiing
Been toilet papering? once
Been convicted of a crime? nope
Been in a car crash? I've hit two silly deer!
Regretted doing something? yes

Times you've seen Billy Madison: at least 15
Times you've seen Dumb & Dumber: at least 20
If you could play any instrument, which would it be: harpsichord, bagpipes, piano, electric guitar
If you could meet anyone, who would it be: Torii Hunter, David Letterman, Bill Clinton
If you had one wish it would be: to be happy
If you won the lottery and then lost the ticket to redeem for the money: oh well
Do you drink alcohol: I'll have one or two socially
Do you make fun of people: Rarely
Do you like to drive? I don't have any problem letting someone else drive
How many times did you fail your driver's license and/or permit test? 0
When was your last hospital check-in? June 1992
Do you have any piercings or tatoos? No, and I'm not planning on it anytime soon
If you could have a tatoo, what and where would it be? A Twins TC logo on my arm
Do you talk in your sleep? That's the word and teeth grinding too!
Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? nope
How many rings before you answer the phone? 2-3, gotta see the caller id first!
Do you have nice handwriting? If I write in ALL CAPS people say it's nice, but otherwise it's not good
Who are you jealous of? No one, regardless of what I may say sometimes, I've got an awesome life
What's your #1 priority in life? to be a good parent, be happy and make a difference where ever I am, however I can
Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yup, broccoli is good stuff.
Do you get motion sickness? no
What is your dream job? teaching
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? with Tara, Brady and maybe another child, coaching and playing baseball, and teaching
If I could be anyone, I would be: David Letterman, The Rock, Me

I am currently teaching math at BlueSky Online School. It's based in St. Paul, but I get to work from home! I graduated with a degree in Math Education and a minor in Computer Science from Southwest Minnesota State University in December 2002. While in college I had the honor of serving as student body president for the 2001-2002 school year. On July 26, 2003, I was married to Tara Chandler. Our son, Brady, was born on April 13, 2006. Check out the TC & MB section for more info on Tara and I. The Pictures section contains lots of photos of our Little B.

11/9/07 MB