One of the memes going through the blog world is a game of Tag that has people sharing something about themselves that their audience likely hasn’t heard about them before. I’ve been tagged by both Sophie Weget and Jonathan Mendez. Here are the five things:
1. I was torn between going to college to study English or Oceanography, so I only applied to schools that had Oceanography Studies. My two final choices were both Sea Grant Schools – the University of Delaware (College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment) and University of California at San Diego (Scripps Institution of Oceanography). Somehow I chose Delaware and English.
2. I was a chef while I was in college and law school, and worked at a number of restaurants because I loved the creativity of the job, and wanted to avoid being a poor starving college student – the poor part remained mostly true, but I avoided the starving part.
3. When I worked at the Superior Court of Delaware, I once helped rescue a Capitol Police Officer and a County Sheriff from an escaping felon. I heard calls of “help, help” from the empty jury room while returning from a break, to find the Sheriff doubled over in pain from what I assumed was a blow to the groin, and the Capitol Police officer holding the prisoner down, but unable to put handcuffs on him.
4. In my pre-teen days, I wanted to be Pete Rose. That didn’t make me too much different from most of the kids growing up in Cincinnati during the time of the Big Red Machine, where baseball’s opening day parade rivals that of any other holiday. I still have my Charlie Hustle baseball glove.
5. I love old books involving local history, and enjoy reading journals about events that happened a few hundred years ago, and then visiting the locations described in those tomes.
Those are five things that you probably didn’t know about me. As a bonus, I remember reading Richard Dawkin’s the Selfish Gene while in college, and thinking the metaphors he used were a little silly. Now I find myself participating in a meme on the web which has been kind of fun (in a silly way.) Guess there’s nothing wrong with silly.
Here are the people I’m tagging: Keri Mogret, Eric Hebert, John Mueller, and Tomy Lorsch (link no longer available).