Friday, August 10, 2007

Podcast #115 - I've Been Tagged - 8 Random Things About Me

Hello. I've been tagged - in an edublogger sense - by two fellow bloggers : Charlene Chausis in Illinois and Kenneth Y T Lim in Singapore. Thanks for the tag and I'll try to meet the challenge. If you listen to the podcast it has some additional information about the list not included in the blog post. It's not really about education, technology or history but is was fun to create. First, I have to post the rules.

This is another meme experiment:

1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts

2. Players start with eight random facts / habits about themselves.

3. People who are tagged need to write in their own blog about their eight things and include these rules in the post.

4. At the end of your post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

5. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

Here are the eight facts / habits about me:

1. I was in 4-H as a boy growing up in Nebraska and my entomology project (bug collection) made it to the state fair several years in a row.

2. My three favorite movies of all time are Hoosiers, Shawshank Redemption, and Fletch (on the podcast I forgot about Shawshank and instead listed School of Rock, which would be my #4).

3. My first computer was a Commodore 64 with a cassette tape drive that I bought as a 6th grader with money I earned "walking beans" that summer.

4. For the past 17 years I have had a chocolate malt on my birthday.

5. While in high school and college I had my own lawn mowing business - including taking care of the two cemeteries in my hometown.

6. My first concert was Bon Jovi in Omaha, Nebraska - Skid Row opened up for them - gotta love the Big Hair Bands of the 80's!

7. In my younger days as a high school basketball coach I loved to work at basketball camps across the country - North Carolina (Dean Smith), Kansas (Roy Williams), Michigan (Steve Fisher) and Kentucky (Rick Pitino).

8. My favorite place in the world to go on vacation is Glacier National Park in Montana where I proposed to wife at sunset on the shore of Lake McDonald.

Here are the bloggers that I'm going to tag (sorry if you have been tagged already):

If you have any comments or comments please e-mail me at


  1. I am living in Nebraska now! Just moved here to take a position as a new educational tech specialist in North Platte. My family and I love it here! 10 year 4-H veteran too!

  2. Ah... another Fletch fan. Love to hear it. "Charge it to the Underhill's account."