Jan 4, 2008

This tag left a mark!

Teri tagged me with a slightly different meme than I have seen before. Here is how it works:

Link to the person that tagged you: Doo! Teri did, I already covered that...

Post the rules on your blog.

Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

And away we go...

Fact #1
I used to be a downhill racer. I was on a team where I learned how to ski starting about the 4th grade, so I kind of grew up on the boards. However, with my training leaning towards keeping the big boards (210's) wide and pointing straight down the hill, I can't ski deep powder or in the trees to this day. My stance is too wide (please no Larry Craig jokes).

Fact #2
I used to own a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, 440 magnum, factory Hurst 4 speed, dual points, headers, and a big ass full cam. Blindingly fast in the quarter mile, usually in the upper 11's to the low 12's. Sold it when I got out of the Navy for 1500 bucks, now I see in auto trader rags where it goes for about 50,000... Kind of the way most of my investment luck goes.

Fact #3
I played Horace Vandergelder in our High Schools production of Hello Dolly. I won an Oscar for best actor. De Niro attended just to how I played the role, he was moved to tears.

Fact #4
Despite the fact that I have been writing training for Sun and now Technical Writing for Linksys for over 6 years, my spelling has not improved a bit. Thank God for spellcheck, otherwise there is no way I could pull this off.

Fact #5
I have broken the shin bone on my right leg in the same place twice. Once during football and the second tripping over the rock wall in front of our house in Idaho Springs. Which story sounds better/which do you think I tell to explain the large lump on that shin?

Fact #6
When I was a little kid crawling around on the floor, my mom came into the room to find me under the ironing board tugging on the cord to the iron. She screamed, causing me to pull harder and the iron came off and landed on my head.

Fell free to fill in your own smarky comment about how this explains a lot about me...

Fact #7
There are about 3 or 4 different people living inside me, you get a different me depending on what day it is or how tired/pissed off/happy I am. Friends tell me I am always in a good mood, really good friends can see the signs and adjust accordingly!

I tag Jen, Doc, Flannery, Kirby, Lady who doesn't lunch, Leonesse, and last but not least, my Sister!


  1. Thanks for the tag; I'm on it.

    As far as the lump in your leg story, I think you should go with "bear attack".

  2. great answers. It's hard to believe that they are all true.

  3. Flannery: Oooo, I like that one! And I kilt him with mah bar knife...

    Teri: I might have stretched a bit with #3. It could have been a De Niro look-alike!

  4. It's fun getting to know the three or four people inside you via memes like these. You are just too cool!

    Hope 2008 is a lovely year for you and your family.

  5. Dr. Evil has decided not to retire.

  6. Ah, see - you did get wider.

  7. Nice. I'd embellish that football story forever.

  8. I've failed as a male-- I don't get 1&2.

    as for breaking your damned bone, it reminds me of that scene in "Ghost Dog" where the goomba dude gets shot in the arm by Ghost Dog and cries out, "goddammnit! you shot me in the exact same fucking place again!!"

    I can hear you crying something like that after busting hell out of your leg.

    Skiing... ::shakes head:: Never DID understand skiing.