Thursday, January 26, 2012

11 Random Things About Me

Lindsay at Chasing the Kenyans, XL MIC from Taking It On, and Kate at SuperKate  tagged me to participate in the 11 Random Things Meme going around. Curse them.

Here are the rules:

1. #1 Rule rules! (Post these rules)
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer
5. Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them
6. No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people!

11 Random Things About Me (I've done similar things before, so you may know these already):

1. "Saliva Pukka Bisons" is anagram of my name if you include my middle initial. Cool, right?
2. I think I've visited all 48 Continental United States (Hawaii and Alaska are just too expensive to get to).
3. My dad was a Fulbright Professor in my youth, so I got to live in Europe twice growing up - Austria and Finland, once very young, once at the beginning of High School.
4. I work for the Federal Government.
5. I always file my taxes as soon as I have all my documents - I'm already halfway done today.
6. I'd live in shorts and bare feet if I was able - my coworkers constantly kid me about going shoeless at work (I do wear socks).
7. Middle child of five. "Middle children have low self-esteem. They need support for anything they do, sometimes talents are wasted when they do not pursue their dreams. Middle children have a feeling of emptiness.They are always lonely and are jealous of others. This is a very broad trait, since it affects every aspect of their lives. They may be a little weird, unfriendly and even worse, psychotic because of this feeling of emptiness."  (from Middle Child Personality)
8. I was in a band in Orange County called No Doubt in 1986. No, I don't know Gwen Stefani.
9. During college and pre-marriage, I used to try to move each year, with only what I could carry. Now it takes 2 huge moving vans.
10. Bodysurfing is probably the thing I miss most about living in California. Besides the weather. (And glassy water - thanks Patrick!)
11. Meg Ryan visited an art supply store I managed at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago - that is one tiny woman.

Lindsay's questions:

1. you have the skills to go pro in any sport (except running/triathlons). what sport would you choose? Golf.
2. what is your favorite vegetable? Brussels sprouts roasted with garlic, soy sauc, hot peppers, and maple syrup. Yum.
3. they're making a movie about your life. what actor/actress would play you? Vince Gill - lots of people think he looks like me.
4. last book you read? Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen.
5. last text message you sent? I'm more of an email guy.
6. what is your favorite meal/recipe to cook? One-pot meals, with everything but the kitchen sink. (Just ask Laima.)
7. do you prefer dusting or vacuuming? (and when are you coming to do my house?) Vacuuming. What's dusting?
8. if you could go on vacation to anywhere in the us or canada, where would you go? Vancouver, BC.
9. what something you love about where you live? Feels safe.
10. something you don't love about where you live? Boring as hell. :)
11. what do you do when you have trouble falling asleep? I don't remember the last time I had trouble falling asleep.

Tagged bloggers (if you've been tagged before, my sincerest apologies, not really) - cite 11 random things and answer Lindsay's questions (I'm lazy, even though it's not part of the Middle Child Syndrome) and tag other bloggers (however many you want, you're in charge (unless you're a middle child):

1. Anne at Run DMZ
2. Valen at Older But Not Wiser
4. Patrick at Stuff
6. Caroline at Canadian Runner In Exile
8. Mike at Mike's Triathlon Journey
9. Laima at Women's Endurance Gear
11. Constantin at Highball Blog

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  1. Is cheater a middle child trait?:)

    Always fun reading random things about you!

  2. Very interesting & humorous. I feel a little sorry for my middle siblings now. I have 3 of them. I will start encouraging them in their endeavors. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love the whole moving w/ few things concept. I'm w/ you on vacuuming--one household chore I don't mind.

    Meg Ryan--I would say small everywhere but those lips!

  4. I will bet you and I are the only ones in this blog land to have been to Helsinki then.... My company is based there...

  5. Vancouver! It is BEAUTIFUL there! I would move there tomorrow if I could.

    Vince Gill....yes I see that...and he is a nice guy well he looks like he is a nice guy!

  6. I really loves these posts!!

    Helsinki. I would like to go.

  7. someone answered the vacuuming question saying they vacuum in order to dust. haha. i'm enlightened.

    i hear ya on the moving with as little as possible. i haven't had to do that, but i do want to pare down my belongings. josh and i are just two people - do we really need all this stuff?

    i'm sort of a middle child. #2 of 4. i always wondered if all those descriptions still applied to me.

  8. Interesting stuff Kovas! After you are done with your taxes, will you do mine?


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