Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Yesterday I was tagged by a fellow blogger named Jeff. He’s got a great blog about running and cycling. The topic that I’ve been tagged with is to tell you 8 things about myself that you probably didn’t already know. Here’s my list.

1. When I was a kid I was a super picky eater and I really didn’t like candy very much. In fact, my parents would buy me a candy bar as a treat when we would go on trips and they would later find it with one bite taken out of them and left in the back seat. I do remember eating paste in Kindergarten though and liking it. This fact embarrasses my family which cracks me up.

2. I’m not a good bleeder. I’ve donated blood twice in my life and both times I came close to passing out. I must have looked awful because both times the nurse came over to me 30 seconds after I started and told me to lie down and put my feet up before I passed out. Needless to say, I don’t donate blood anymore. The last time I had to do a blood test I started to black out and had to put my head on the table for a couple of minutes before I could get up and drive myself home. The blood sample was only about 2 oz. This definitely isn’t one of my super powers.

3. I can name just about any classic rock song within 3 seconds of hearing it. I can also name the artist and year it came out. I try not to yell this information out every time I hear a song but it’s hard not to. This is one of my super powers. It’s a useless superpower but a superpower just the same.

4. I’ve dislocated my knees 4 times. Not wanting to play favorites I’ve dislocated both knees twice.

5. Jenny and I paid more for a pair of bikes than we ever have on any piece of furniture. The funny thing about it is I’m just fine with that. In fact, I like that priority.

6. I love tie dye shirts. I currently own 3 of them and it ticks me off when one wears out and I have to throw it away. It feels a lot like parting with an old friend. If I could find a tie dye cycling jersey that would be the closest thing to cycling heaven that I can think of.

7. I got an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters degree from Oregon State University. These schools are probably on the complete opposite ends of the conservative/liberal spectrum. Both were great schools but very different. I took religion classes at one and learned how to tie dye shirts at the other. I’ll let you decide where I learned what.

8. My dream vacation is to ride my bike from Seattle down the pacific coast to San Francisco.

OK, I think I’ve now fulfilled my tag commitment. Now I’m supposed to tag 8 other people but I’m not quite sure who to stick this on. So, I’m going to let you tag yourself. If you take this responsibility of tagging yourself please leave a comment so I can check out your tag post. This could be fun.


Anonymous said...

Your dream come true

Jeff said...

Nice Post!

Bleeding is one of my super powers. I once did a thirty mile ride about six hours after giving blood.

Classic rock is NOT one of my superpowers, my wife has had to educate me on such things.