8 Random Things

Earlier this week, Rowan tagged me to join in the "8 Random Things" meme.   Like Bob, I usually shy away from memes because so many seem designed to do little more than artificially garner linkbacks & boost Google PageRank.   But, not unlike David Airey’s The Face Behind The Blog Collection, this meme aims to reveal some interesting & fun facts that give a little more insight on fellow bloggers, so it seemed worth a shot.

First, the rules:

  1. Each player posts a blog entry listing 8 random facts about themselves.
  2. People who’re tagged need to write a blog post with these rules & their own list of 8 random things.
  3. At the end of the post, you tag up to 8 other bloggers you’d like to see participate.

So, off we go!   Here are my 8 random things:

  1. I got my first pair of glasses on October 31st, 1970.   Yup, Halloween.   No kidding.
  2. I’ve loved Snoopy ever since my cousin Kathy taught me how to draw him when I was about 5 years old.
  3. I once climbed to the top of a water tower in Amarillo with an American Indian named Ivan.
  4. I’m about 10 years older than most people would ever guess.
  5. I haven’t had a carbonated beverage (alcoholic or otherwise) in 3 years.
  6. The first car I ever drove with a manual transmission (a.k.a. stick-shift) was an electric blue VW Karmann Ghia coupe.
  7. Almost nothing aggravates me more than wet socks.
  8. I’d secretly love to be a rock ’n roll drummer.   Okay, maybe that’s not a very well-kept secret since I drive lots of people crazy with my incessant tapping.

Now, to help keep this meme going, I hereby tag Dede, Bob Jones, David Airey, and TDavid.   Have fun!


  1. very random indeed…i did a youtube video of random things about me…let's just say it scared people away. actually im gonna upload it.

    kudos on the blog!

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