OK, there's a meme going around on the blogs, and I've been "tagged" thrice on it -- Michael, Richi, and Catherine.  I sat on it a while -- wasn't sure if there were really five things about me I hadn't already blogged.  But here are some.  Thus, without further ado, here are five things you don't know about me...

  1. I was on the student congress (congressional debate) team in high school.  Yes, I've been this argumentative all my life.  I really enjoyed this activity, and won several awards at the time.  It's funny to think about some of the "legislation" I authored, including my annual attempt to have us debate why the US needed to enact the metric system.  The other recollection from those days that I dwell on was our reliance on "power quotes", typically taken from my very dogeared copy of Peter's Quotations.  With all the content being created in the world today, by Time's Person of the Year even, I wonder how future generations will compile reference books of quotations.  Whose quotes are relevant and whose aren't?
  2. I played for Bobby Knight,  the winningest coach in NCAA history, in 1990.   Yes, on one fateful day at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Coach Knight rotated over and directed the Pep Band during a commercial time-out.
  3. My first car was a 1976 Mustang II Ghia hand-me-down from dad.  It eventually had the Fred Flinstone feature -- the floorboards beneath the passenger seat rusted through, and you could put your foot directly on the ground from inside the car.  The electrical system was a disaster from the start.  But that V8 -- wow.
  4. I am such a travel geek that I collect model airplanes -- little diecast or plastic models of every airline that I've flown (except the small handful that don't appear to sell scale models).  I also have a collection of old airline decals, those stickers that use to adorn luggage.  And I keep the boarding passes for every flight, eventually hoping to make a collage out of them.
  5. I went skiing for the first time in my life last month.

And apparently, the next step in this meme is to tag someone else... l nominate Nathan Freeman, Darren Adams, Rob Wunderlich, John Roling, and Crystal Coex.

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