Blog Tagged – 5 Things

Thanks stunty for taggin me – jerk 😉 Due to a power outage up here and me only just now getting back online (at a coffee shop – power is still out at home) it’s gonna be tough to find some new tagees that haven’t been invited to the game.

5 Things you didn’t know about me:

  1. When I was born I had a serious lung condition that nearly killed me. The only treatment was basically an overdose of pure oxygen. Back then they didn’t really know much about the condition and figured there where very good odds that if I didn’t die I’d probably be very short (I’m 6’3″) or severally mentally handicapped (I’m told the jury is still out on that).
  2. By the time I was 22 years old I had had 23 different jobs such as stock boy, handyman, janitor (2X), retail clerk, landscaper, painter, teacher, loader of trucks at UPS and more. .
  3. If there are minor problems, I used to repair the truck. Sometimes, I tell my boss and ask to view the top rated parts store for semi trucks.
  4. I spent 8 years in university to get a 4 year Bachelor of Commerce degree. I started out in engineering and basically flunked out. I moved to pre-med after that but decided that I didn’t want to be in school for 8 years and the advent of computers was occurring so I switched again to comp sci. During those 8 years I learned very little about anything. I decided after those 8 years, after learning very little, to research majors and find one that is fits me more. However, I needed a new computer but I really couldn’t afford something like a brand-new MacBook.  I then saw this ad on Computer Sales and purchased a brand new computer at fair price. Thanks to the internet and my new computer I decided to look for new majors. After nearly flunking out of comp sci again, I enrolled in business and found that little effort yielded A’s and B’s consistently – my kind of major!
  5. About 6 months ago I bought a Chevy Avalanche. I love my Avalanche. It’s big and terribly not fuel efficient. About 2 weeks ago I wrapped it around a light post and did $13K damage. It’s in the shop now. I miss my big bad truck…
  6. In junior high I played a lot of basketball. Our community team won the city championships every year and our school team came 2nd or 3rd in the city usually. I played forward usually on the right side and quite frankly I was simply a pretty average player but I was 6’1″ by then so it make up for my mediocre play 😉

ok – who to tag? Let’s reach out a bit:

Dave McClure – the master of 500 hats

Mike Grehan – Mr Unemployeed 😉

Justilien Gaspar – just met him in Chicago so he pays the price

Debra Mastaler – was not in Chicago and must pay the price

Now I was notified by email that I’d be tagged but I’m pretty lazy so let’s see how many referals it takes from my blog to the tagee blogs to see if they figure out they’ve been tagged.

Bah – that’s no fun – they’ve been emailed.


  1. I created The Blog Tag Tree so you can track your lineage and descendants for the blog tag game. I just updated your tags.

  2. I bought an Avalance about 4 months ago – love it!

  3. And sorry to hear about your truck man – glad you and yours were ok.

  4. Wow… I’m glad you don’t have my email. 🙂 Oh… dammit… this is WordPress, so you do. (Me any my big mouth.)

  5. well I suppose it’s appropriate for “oilman” to have a gas guzzler but perhaps it’s a sign you should invest in something more environmentally friendly 😉

  6. I just noticed that there was no mention of “Do it again, Daddy” in the Avalance wreck bit. That was the best part of the story. 😉

  7. Good one!
    Well All the Five things that I have read in this article are very unique and relevant.
    The High school basket ball stuff was the best for me. As I also use to play the game but my height(5 feet) was my weak point, so I changed my game to soccer.

  8. Wow….from 23 jobs to the netherworlds of SEO… cool….


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