Okay, I'm game, I think.
I've been tagged by Katie's Beer. Where the term "tag" comes from is beyond my knowledge base, but I think it has something to do with deer hunting.
I'm supposed to give you 5 "random" facts about me. I'm not sure what constitutes "random" facts. If it means the first 5 things that pop in your head, then here they are:
- I shower every day.
- I use Old Spice deodorant.
- I love pizza.
- Even my nose hairs are turning gray.
- I tend to procrastinate, but not as bad as when I was younger.
But that's not so exciting.
So here are five not-so-random facts about me:
1- I have achieved the coveted hole-in-one in golf.
During July of 2000. And it abolutely killed my interest in golf. I had started playing again 3 years before, and although I wasn't real good, I at least didn't embarrass myself. But after the hole in one, I figured, what was the point? I'm never going to get a thrill like that again from playing. I golfed my last game in October 2001. Now I enjoy gardening.
2- I'm a huge fan of the music of Led Zeppelin.
Many people consider them just a rock 'n roll band. But that is out of ignorance. Blues, country, Celtic, rockabilly, and folk were all comfortable genres for the band. And I love the LOTR references.
3- My friends and I made a 20 minute movie after graduating high school.
Mostly out of boredom, I guess. It was called "The Lazarus Theory", and I played the lead, a spy named Wade Fogel. We just made the whole thing up. We used an ordinary home movie camera, which didn't have sound capability. So we improvised, having a narrator of the action instead. This was 1981. No one had heard of a camcorder back then. We finished shooting it, developed the film, and showed it to a small group of invitees at a store one of us worked at after hours. After that, we got a write up in the local paper.
4- I grew up in a neighborhood that has produced one college professor, two Harvard law school graduates, a physician, and an administrator of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
As in, I grew up with these people. As in, they all lived in houses within 100 yards of my house. Must have been the water. Actually, I am one of the above. Can you guess which one?
(Even though I was once a professor at the SEC's finest, the University of Kentucky (go Cats!) and also at Illinois' finest, Southern Illinois University (go Salukis!), the college professor I am speaking of above is not me. I had to get out of those places before my head exploded. It wasn't as much the liberalism inherent in academia as it was the meetings, administrators, and committees. YUCK!)
5- Even though this blog may be evidence to the contrary, I am in my "right mind."
You see, I am left-handed. A lefty. Southpaw. Whatever. I don't do everything left handed, however. I eat and use scissors with my right hand. But I write, throw, bat, play golf, and do just about everything else left handed.
I guess that's 10 facts. Forgive me.