So, here's how it goes:
- Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog. Or how about Tweeting them to break the rules?
- Share seven facts about yourself in the post - some random, some weird.
- Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
- Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter and/or Plurk.
1. I've run 2 marathons, several 1/2 marathons, and more 5- and 10K races than I can count. I'm not fast, not by a long shot, but I do like to run. Unfortunately I don't have the time to dedicate to training (my expanding waistline can attest to that!), so I don't run nearly enough any more. Always trying to get back to it, though.
2. I am a pretty good cook. I can usually manage to create a decent meal from pretty much anything we have in the fridge, and if given time and ingredients I am even fairly creative in the kitchen. Alas, this is another thing I have too little time to do as much as I'd like.
3. My wife and I met via the Internet. Not that big a deal these days, but this was back in 1996! We met via Net Girl on AOL and have been together for 13 years, married for 11 in May. Funny thing about this? When we met we lived about 8 miles apart, but found out that 1) she had done temp work at the same company my mom worked for while in college; 2) had gone on a ski club trip with my sister in high school; and 3) we had both lived in San Diego for a time. Obviously we were destined to meet!
4. I am allergic to cats. Nothing against them, but can't be around them for too long. My wife, being a cat person, has borne this cross for me, and I admire her strength!
5. My first job out of college, once I quit my waiter/bartender job, was as manager of a coffeehouse (NOT the one with the green mermaid!). There I cultivated my tastes in expensive, fully-flavored products; good coffees, red wines, big beers, and cigars.
6. Yes, I enjoy the occasional cigar. Not my proudest vice, but not a bad as some. Between my first teaching job and the aforementioned coffeehouse job, I worked at a tobacco shop, and it's probably for the best that I don't any longer! Way too easy access to temptation!
7. I am one of 6 educators in my extended family: Myself, my wife, my sister, her husband, my sister-in-law, and my mother-in-law are all in education. Not so odd, particularly, but this is given the fact that neither of my (or my sister's) parents went much beyond a high school diploma. While they are not highly educated themselves, they produced children who between them hold 3 masters degrees and a National Board Certification. I am very proud of them!
Now, to whom do I pass along this honor?
Ok, I've done my part! Enjoy!