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8 Things Meme

8 Things Meme

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Sometimes, I don't think the Internet is even trying anymore.  Philip tagged me with a new blogging meme.  A really creative one.  It basically goes like this:

  • list 8 things about your self.

that's it.

Clearly, all the good ideas on the Internet have been used up.

Not one to be a spoilsport though, I'll play along...

the complete Meme Rules:

  • Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.
  • At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  • Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

My 8 things:

  1. In the late 90's, I was a silver medalist in the Utah Tae Kwon Do championship.  The gold medalist went on to open his own school.
  2. I have driven a motorcycle once, for about 100 feet, before wedging it into a cow feeding trough.
  3. I try and choose parking spaces next to expensive cars, because I think those drivers will be less likely to ding my doors.
  4. my first car was a $400 1973 VW Beetle.  In the winter, I had to scrape ice off the inside windshield while driving to school.
  5. in 11 years at Microsoft, I've had at over 10 different offices, 12 different managers, and 3 job roles.
  6. I'm addicted to "one day, one deal" type websites, like  I've spent over $3000 on things like "100 nightlights for $10"
  7. with just 10 more country visits, I'll have achieved my goal of filling all the stamp pages in my passport before it expires in 2010.
  8. 5 years ago, I celebrated Easter on the back of a camel watching the sunrise over Uluru.

lessee, I'll tag Joey, David, Wendy, Steve, Giovanni, Jason, Daniel, and Jon.

it is entirely unlikely that I will get around to commenting on people who I tagged,  hopefully they'll find this trackback.

  • Adam

    You forgot to mention whether the facts are True or False.  I mean of course TRUE is implied but no stated in a "Legal" definition.

    I'm thinking with the "Extended possibly True" version I could have a lot of fun... :)

    You win on the car though, my first was a '77 Subaru GL which would backfire in the rain all the time like 12 gauge shotgun.   The fenders would open up like wings when you broke 50mph.   The floor was "sort of there".  Oh and it had every conceivable "knick knack" you could buy at K-Mart for cars.

    But years later my '84 Lada Niva would turn on the defogger in the winter and fill the car with a REAL fog for about 10 minutes...


    Friday Funny Guy

  • I would also like to try the game soon will try Adamca Thanks

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