This is (sort of) a continuation of the Kreative Blogger award post. (“Sort of” because the 7 random facts piece was actually for the Versatile Blogger award, but I’m doing the list anyway for the fun of it.)

    1. When I was five, we went to Germany so Mom could visit her family. About all I remember of that trip are that people gave us kids huge candy bars when they visited, The Flintstones was on TV (but in German) and the song from The Good, the Bad & the Ugly was popular on the radio over there.

  1. In my life, I’ve played the following instruments:  piano, guitar, trumpet, trombone, organ, synthesizer, harmonica, kazoo, conga drums, recorder, and violin. Of those, I am only halfway decent at piano, though I wasn’t bad at trumpet back in high school.
  2. It boggles my mind when I think of my first computer, the IBM Portable. It had no hard disk, two floppy drives, a tiny monochrome screen, and only kilobytes of RAM. It took literally minutes to render an image. And, I think the price of one was over $4,000!
  3. I’ve had to wear glasses (or contact lenses) since I was 8 years old when my eyes turned on me rather suddenly. Traitorous bastards.
  4. My parents forced me to wear braces. When they came off, I didn’t wear the retainers like I was supposed to and my lower teeth reverted. The orthodontist was not happy.
  5. In college (and before I took any Tae Kwon Do), I played “combat soccer” with the Moorhead State University Tae Kwon Do class. I scored a goal from the length of the entire field because everyone else was so busy attacking everyone else.
  6. Random crap pops up in my head all the time. Could be a line from a movie or some song I haven’t heard in years (and don’t even like), like the theme song from The Brady Bunch or “You’re Having My Baby,” a song that actually makes me want to throw up.

There! Now you know everything there is to know about me.

And in other news, we’re in the process of moving (again!), so my internet time may be spotty over the next week or so. Not that you’ll miss me or anything. But I’ll be back. Oh yes, I will. (Promise, threat, warning? Take it how you will.)

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  • 06-09-2012 at 6:16 pm

    I DO feel like I know you now. 🙂 I’m impressed by the instruments, I can’t even carry a tune on air guitar.

    My son got his braces off last summer and lucky for him he’s wearing his retainers. After paying $7,800, I’d be in line to kill him much sooner than the orthodontist if he didn’t wear them.

    • 06-09-2012 at 6:24 pm

      Music runs in my family, so I was exposed to piano and trumpet early on. Since then, I’ve been a bit of a dabbler. I really want to learn guitar better. I’d also love to try cello, one of my favorite instruments.

      “I can’t even carry a tune on air guitar.” <-- That's funny! Good for your son for being good about wearing his retainers. I'm sure my parents weren't impressed by my slacking off, but I don't remember them going ballistic or anything. It might have helped that my top teeth held up really well, so it isn't really that visible that the bottom teeth aren't quite right. I just remember I couldn't sleep with both retainers in. Maybe I would have gotten used to it.


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