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AlenOnline FAST FACTS:
Everything you ever wanted to know
about Alen Hylton (but were afraid to ask)

#39: Alen has lost 35 lbs. since December 2008.
Starting out at 242 lbs., he now weighs 207 lbs.
(As of May 2010)
#38: Living in Southern California, Alen encounters approximately 1.5 celebrities per year on average.
His most recent celeb encounter was with NFL Superbowl champion Michael Strahan on February 23, 2010. Mr. Strahan did not take kindly to Alen's 1st attempt at taking his picture without permission, but eventually offered to pose for a photograph anyway.
#37: Alen has only seen 2 Lakers games at the Staples Center, their current home.
This low number is due to the fact that ticket prices are ridiculously expensive, thus making it virtually impossible for him to attend home games more often.
#36: Alen is a big ol' computer nerd.
He currently has both a Mac AND a PC sitting on his desk, side-by-side.
#35: Alen doesnt like when different foods on his plate are piled on top of each other.
It's ok if they touch each other, but he secretly prefers that they dont.
#34: Alen doesnt mind taking out the trash, vacuuming, or cleaning out the cat box.
The chores he hates are folding laundry, washing dishes, and mowing the lawn.
#33: In high school, Alen used to iron his clothes every night for school the next day.
Since then, he's gotten incredibly lazy and now only cares how wrinkled his clothes look for special occasions.
#32: Alen finished changing the layout of this website on June 16, 2009.
Did you notice? Do you care? NO??? That's cool.
#31: Alen is a very picky eater.
At restaurants, he chooses what to order based on how many things he has to ask to have removed from his meals.
#30: Alen has only ever owned 2 pieces of jewelry:
A gold chain (stolen in high school) and his wedding ring.
#29: Alen misses his mama.
She passed away on Friday, October 22, 2004.
#28: Alen is a big fan of the Los Angeles Lakers
He will never hop on another team's bandwagon. Even when the Lakers lose, he remains loyal to his favorite team.
#27: Alen dreams of one day owning his own business and working for himself.
Unfortunately, none of his previous attempts have gotten off the ground... yet.
#26: Alen has an amazing memory for useless info.
However, his mind never seems to have room for the important stuff.
#25: Alen is still getting used to being a father.
Even after 7 months, it hasnt quite set in.
#24: Alen changed his first diaper on Aug 12, 2008.
        (It was "Number 2").
#23: Alen is 2nd to last of his cousins to have kids:
His cousins' children's ages range from newborn to 21 years old (as of 5/08).
#22: Alen has visited or lived in 18 of the 50 states:
Hawaii, Washington (State), California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Virgina, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut.
#21: Alen loves hearing from old friends.
        (So drop him a line!)
#20: Alen is always right.
Once he thought he was wrong, but it was a false alarm.
#19: Alen strongly dislikes all salads.
Many people interpret his hatred for salads to mean that he hates all vegetables, but this is not the case.
#18: Alen's mother had 21 brothers & sisters.
She was #3. The oldest is in their 70's and the youngest is in their 30's.
#17: Alen has an irrational fear of dogs.
Once completely unable to be in the same room with a dog, he is now able to hide his fear of canines in public.
#16: Alen did not attend his 10 year high school reunion.
He also did not go to his senior prom or homecoming dance (both by choice, of course).
#15: Most people can't spell "Alen" on the first try
The most popular guesses he receives are Alan, Allen, and Allan. But some people even try Alyn, Allyn, Alin, and Allin
#14: Alen has lived in 12 different places in his life.
BREAKDOWN: 7 apartments, 4 houses, and 1 condo.
(2 of those apartments were in the same building)
#13(!): Alen has cut his own hair since 2004.
He paid for his last barber-given haircut on Friday, November 7, 2003 - 2 days before his wedding.
#12: Alen has only gone "Trick-or-Treating" twice.
His mom forbid it. Only after heavy insistance by his father was he allowed to go at age 5, then one more time on his own at age 15.
#11: Alen's favorite part of his trip to the UK was finally meeting his British cousins for the first time.
He even got to meet & hang out with their children, which was also a big highlight of his trip.
#10: No one cares about basketball in England
Alen was very disappointed to learn this during his trip to the UK in July/Aug 2006, but decided to keep his disappointment to himself.
#9: Alen has suffered 2 broken bones in his life.
  • When he was 10 yrs old, he was struck by a car while riding his bike across the street & broke his left wrist (his fault).
  • When he was 13, he had his left-hand ring finger slammed in a door by a neighbor girl he nad no business flirting with (also his fault).
  • #8: Alen once had his driver's license suspended for 6 months and didnt even know it.
    He only found out when the DMV sent him a notice informing him that his license was being reinstated.
    #7: Alen avoids confrontations at all costs.
    Most of the time, what he ends up with instead is usually far worse than whatever he was trying to avoid in the first place.
    #6: Alen's favotite type of food is Chinese food.
    Closly followed by Jamaican food, Thai food, and good old fashioned American BBQ (Not in that order).
    #5: Alen's parents were born & raised in Jamaica.
    Sadly, he has only been there once when he was a baby.
    #4: Alen has never eaten a plum.
    He also has never eaten a pear, a beet, or a turnip.
    #3:Alen has never owned a brand new car.
    His newest car was 4 years old when he bought it,
    his oldest car was 16 when he bought it.
    #2: Alen grew up as an only child.
    He now has 2 (much younger) half-sisters,
    but nobody ever mentions the "half" part.
    #1: It took Alen forever to finally put up his website.
    Seriously. Way longer than it should have.

    I hide all the new stuff under where it says 'UPDATES'

    Have you ever wanted to watch TV OUTSIDE on a screen so big that it won't fit in your house? Are you old enough to remember drive-in movie theaters??? Well then, do I have the backyard for you!

    Head over to my sister site for pics, specs, a blog, and more!

    Wed Jan 20 2010

    Me & Jerry West
    Lunch with a Legend

    On January 19, 2010, my father & I had lunch with NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West (sort of) at Morton's The Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, CA.

    Click on the Legend(s) for the scoop.

    Sat July 18 2009

    Summer in Suffield, CT
    Summer in Suffield, CT

    We kicked off Summer 2009 by spending two relaxing weeks with Tracy's family in Suffield, CT and Orleans, MA (Cape Cod).

    Click on Tracy's childhood home for the pics.

    Fri June 5 2009

    Our Amazing May
    Our Amazing Month of May

    In May 2009, we celebrated TWO birthdays & TWO Mother's Days (kinda), Tracy took a school field trip, we all went on a weekend vacation, and ?????

    Click the calendar to get the scoop.

    Thur June 4 2009

    Weekend in Washington

    We spent Memorial Day Weekend with our pals Dan & Kim in Lake Sammamish, WA! We toured downtown Seattle, went to a classic car show, and even had dinner at the top of the world famous Space Needle.

    Click on Big Daddy for the vacation recap.

    Thur May 21 2009

    Happy Birthday, Kathryn!
    Kathryn's (un)Quinceanera

    We promised Kathryn she didnt have to have a "real" Quinceanera if she didnt want to, but I hope you dont think we didnt have fun anyway!

    Click on the birthday girl for pics from the par-tay.

    Fri May 15 2009

    Mike, Ryan, Julie, ME
    Alen's Awesome April

    In April 2009, we toured the REAL Air Force One, celebrated Easter, witnessed a talent show , a softball game AND a hockey game, went to a wedding and TWO high school "reunions", and ?????

    Click the calendar to get the scoop.

    Mon Apr 6 2009

    Daddy-O, Chelsea, ME, Kathryn
    My Marvelous March

    March '09 took us on a weekend vacation, to a high school play and a wedding reception, we had a picnic on the beach the beach, enjoyed a softball game, and ?????

    Click the calendar to get the scoop.

    Sun Apr 5 2009

    Go Chelsea!
    Chelsea's Softball Game

    Usually, Chelsea's games are too far away for us to make them regularly. But THIS TIME she played right around the corner from our house!

    Click on the all-star for the play-by-play

    Thur Apr 2 2009

    That's the life, aint it??
    La Costa Get-Away

    Tracy's cousin Luke (she really has a "Cousin Luke") works at the beautiful La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA and hooked us with his emplyee discount! Cant argue with that, right??

    Click on the pampered baby for pics from our stay.

    Mon Mar 9 2009

    Tracy, ALEN, Cerbando, and Olivia
    Our Fantastic February

    In February '09, we went to a baby shower, visited a newborn in the hospital, took TWO cultural trips to TWO museums, watched my sisters varsity softball debut, took in an out-of-towner, and ?????

    Click the calendar to get the scoop.

    Sat Aug 9 2008
    It's a Girl!

    NAME: Olivia Jo Hylton

    BIRTH DATE: August 8, 2008 (08/08/08)

    TIME: 2:09am

    WEIGHT: 7 lbs, 7oz

    Click on the proud grand-dad for more pics from the hospital

    Sat Aug 11 2007

    Tracy is a miracle worker
    Livingroom Makeover

    My wife is a miracle worker! I'm so proud of her, and I'm not afraid to admit that she did 99% of the work. Some of you may remember the awesome work she did on our old condo. Now's your chance to see her latest work.

    Click on the before/after pics to see the whole set-up

    Friday April 10 2007

    That's the life, aint it??
    Home Sweet Home

    It's 3 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms, and it's a REAL HOUSE, and it's all ours!!

    Click on our brand new house for the full tour

    Thur Nov 2 2006

    That law-breaker is a handson BEAST!
    Traffic Violation of the Day

    If you've never been caught by one of those "red light cameras", you're probably thinking it could never happen to you, right? WRONG!!

    Click on my ticket to see what I mean

    Mon Aug 14 2006

    England Invasion

    We toured the Royal Palace, sailed down the river Thames, saw the REAL Cutty Sark AND Stonehenge, and of course hung out with our British family.

    Click us to see the vacation recap.

    (I apologize in advance to anyone using dial-up)

    Sat Mar 3 2006

    Match made in heaven
    Wedding Album MADNESS

    At long last, I have posted tons and tons of pics from our glorious wedding. Nevermind that it took me 2.5 years to do it.

    Click the couple to get the scoop.

    Tue Feb 21 2006
    Kenwood DDX6017
    Check out the BEFORE & AFTER pics of my new in-dash DVD player!

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