About two months ago, the ever graceful and cultured Auberginefleur tagged me in a post comment to provide eight random things about me.
(I haven't forgotten, Auberginefleur! And I didn't mind, just been very busy and wanted the time to be thoughtful! Thanks for thinking of me!)
Since it has been almost a year since my last tag, seems about right to add in some more.
Eight More "Random" Things 'bout Claus
- I have a penchant for keeping the pickle-jars around after the pickles have been eaten. See, I like drinking shots of pickle-juice. Kalamata olive brine is pretty satisfying as well. Guess that is my German genes. Yummmy!
- I hate to dust the house. I'll do household chores all day long, but when it comes to dusting, I would rather let it go for over a month than take on the dusting.
- Hobbies as a kid included model building (WWII fighters and bombers), reading science fiction paperbacks, building Lego cars designed to survive drops from our second-floor balcony, and climbing around on our steeply pitched two-story roof a lot also...not sure what that was about in hindsight.....
- I took two years of Spanish in high-school, then another one and one-half years in college. I'm not fluent by a long-shot, but don't feel lost ordering dinner or speaking with native speakers.
- Samurai Champloo is my favorite "historically-set" Japanese anime series. Set in the Edo period, it mixes period style, hip-hop riffs and smugness and attitude. Sure to be a classic.
- I graduated amidst the top-ten students of my high-school class. And (honestly) didn't even try. I thought I was in trouble when I was called to the office that day when I found out.
- I used Apple pc's long before I even knew what DOS and Microsoft were. Then I got a "real" job and was tainted by Microsoft ever since.
- I've only gotten one ticket in my entire life as a driver...and it was when I totaled my car. Bummer.
Passing the Torch
So here's passing on this "Eight Random Things" meme like a good sport to seven more folks I respect and whose viewpoints I find fascinating and rewarding to follow.
Jim Thompson - always providing a new perspective from the metropolis.
Dwight Silverman - THE TechBlog Guy of guys (even if he is now steady-dating the Dark Side).
Kent Newsome - Photos, songs, perspectives, wisdom. A true Machiavellian man.
Alvis - a.k.a. my dearest daughter...who want's nothing more than a little bit of attention on her new blog from her daddy.
Mike, Nicki, and Josh - a.k.a. the Japan Years crew.
Edie Goodwin - Texas Goodies Blog and frequent TechBlog wanderer.
Alex Eckelberry - Sunbelt Software Head Honcho and Cool Guy.