Joe LeBlanc recently tagged me, the modern equivalent of a chain letter, so I thought I would give it a try. Here are seven things you may or may not know about me:
- I have an abnormally large head. No seriously, I do. If you know anything about fitted hat sizes, you know that the average adult male wears between a size 7 and a size 7.5 hat. I wear a size 8. Actually, that’s not true. I really don’t wear hats, due in large part to the aforementioned large head. Unfortunately, my daughter inherited this gene from me. She just turned 3, and she wears hats made for 5-year-olds.
- I once got in trouble for indecent exposure. OK, so “indecent exposure” actually makes it sound a lot worse than it really was. I was on a trip with my high school choir when I was in tenth grade, and long story short, several of us got in trouble for mooning each other. It was actually probably the worst trouble I’ve ever been in in my entire life. I guess I’ve led a pretty boring life!
- I once flew to New York on an impromptu trip to see the Late Show with David Letterman live. My wife and I got tickets to see a live taping of the Letterman show, which are extremely difficult to get. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity, so we hopped on a plane to NYC. We really lucked out because we were there during sweeps week, the week when the networks pull out all the stops to get the best ratings possible to set their advertising rates for the year, so we got to see a couple of A-List guests: Tom Hanks and Kanye West.
- I sang the US National Anthem for Elizabeth Dole. When I was in high school, I sang in the school choir (see #2). My senior year was 1996-1997, which happened to coincide with the US presidential election between Bill Clinton and Bob Dole. Dole’s wife, Elizabeth, made a campaign stop at my middle school, and they asked if a group of guys from the senior men’s chorus would sing the National Anthem at the event. Being a part of the chorus, I was selected as one of 8 guys to sing for the event. I’m not really sure if Elizabeth Dole actually heard us sing or not, but I’ll just assume that she did because it makes the story more interesting.
- I weighed 10 pounds when I was born. Not only that, but I wasn’t even the largest of all my siblings. My brother weighed 11 pounds 2 ounces. I’m still not sure how my tiny little mom was able to carry us around for 9 months!
- I have never had even a sip of an alcoholic beverage. It’s not that I have a problem with alcohol from any sort of moral or religious perspective. If you drink alcohol, more power to you. For personal reasons, that’s just something I choose not to participate in. I’d be happy to tell you more about it, if you’re interested, but I’ll just leave it at that for now.
- I am a reality tv junkie. There, I’ve said it. I feel better now. Seriously, though, I will watch almost anything that is reality tv, with the exception of Rock of Love, Flava of Love, or any thing in that genre of reality tv. My all-time favorites are The Amazing Race and Survivor. I would love to be on either one of those shows, so if you are reading this and you have connections that can get me on the show, you know where to find me!
Not to be one to let a chain letter end with me, I hereby tag the following people:
- Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
- Share seven facts about yourself in the post – some random, some weird.
- Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
- Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.