Monday, November 24, 2008


Even though I posted something last night, Marcus tagged me so I figure I'd better go ahead and post my response before I forget.

So seven random facts about me...

1. I've been knocked out quite a few times. It's hard to keep track of them all, but here's a short list of how some of them happened: a baseball (3x), a D-Cell battery, a rope swing, a hardwood floor, a pile of bricks, and my second time snowboarding. Each of those incidents is a spectacular story in its own right, but that is another story for another day.

2. I'm a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I was an assistant instructor before my mission, and I worked with all age groups, 4-6 years, 6-11 years, and twelve on up. One of the highlights from that time: my boss's twelve-year-old son was being a brat, so my boss asked me to spar with him. I was 17 at the time. Yeah, so I knocked out a twelve-year-old kid with a kick to the face.

3. For me, "Catch the light" means turning a light on or off. It seems like a perfectly natural phrase (a Southern-ism, I suppose), but my roommates make fun of me for it.

4. I love skeet shooting, even though I haven't done it in six years. My best shot--three clays were launched in different directions, and I got them all with a pump shotgun.

5. The first song I learned to play on the guitar was "Hey Hey," by Eric Clapton--I didn't actually learn the full song, just the opening part. The first complete song I learned was "D'yer Mak'r" by Led Zeppelin.

6. I have nunchaku skills.

7. I have bo staff skills too, but that's still #6. The 7th random thing about me: the first CD I ever owned was the 1997 Grammy Nominees. I was only twelve at the time, but I think I listened to "1979" every day for a year.

I'm tagging Rebecca, Camille, Andrea, and Dave. Everyone else I know has already been tagged.


Michelle said...

I think rope swings are a bad idea for our family.

Pere said...

Hahahahaha, so in reading your post I realize that I was there when you got knocked out for all 3 of those times with the baseball, the rope swing incident, the pile of bricks and 2nd time snowboarding.Ahhhh the memories!!! :)

Jackson said...

Ive never been tagged! thanks jerk!