Thursday, April 24, 2008

I’ve Been Tagged

by The Mom over at Shoved to Them

She’s another Imelda Marcos of Running Shoes, and she better be running in them.

I should be better at this. I was great at tag when I was a kid. Being short and able to run fast was a big help.

1. The rules of the game get posted on the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about himself.
3. At the end of the post, the player tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read their blog.

What I was doing ten years ago:
Running a Christian bookstore. But not doing any running. I had hurt my knee years ago and stopped. I was also 40 pounds every than now. And I only had 6 kids.

Five things on my To-Do list today:
1. Run
2. Cut my dad’s grass
3. Make meatballs for dinner tomorrow night
4. Hug and Kiss my wife
5. Go to Elizabeth’s Confirmation

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Buy new running shoes
2. Take my wife on a shopping spree to Victoria Secrets – ok to somewhere she would appreciate more.
3. Buy a beach house in the Caribbean – maybe Barbados
4. Hire a maid and cook for my wife
5. Oh and buy some more running shoes

Three of my bad habits/qualities:
1. My wife says I have none
2. I’m overly functional. I have to be early to everything
3. I get real cranky if I don’t get to run, bike or swim each day

Five places I’ve lived:
1. Alexandria, VA
2. Marion, AL - college
3. Harrisonburg, VA - college
4. Crofton, MD
5. Bowie, MD most of my time has been here

Five jobs I’ve had:
1. Gas Station Attendant – I’m old enough to have worked back when gas stations were full service. For you young people, that’s when you sat in your car and someone pumped the gas for you.
2. Liquor Store Clerk – while in college. Still my favorite job
3. Banker – various jobs from teller on up
4. Owed and ran (along with my bride) a Christian Bookstore for 10 years
5. Software Tester – current job

Five books I’ve recently read:
1. The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy
2. Biography of Albert Camus
3. Runaway jury by Grisham
4. Sports Illustrated
5. Three Little Javelinos to the kids

Five people or communities I’m going to tag:

Sam aka My Lovely Bride
A Wink and a Smile aka The Swimmer
Welcome to my brain aka The Pastor's Wife. Who is probably wondering who the heck I am
Catherine aka The Only Pereson I Know in France
KayleighJeanne aka Oh Rats


the Mom said...

The Three Little Javalinas? Are you kidding me? When were you born, because I think we may have been separated at birth!

Seriously, I know why I like your blog, you're the boy version of ME!

Which makes your wife the girl version of my husband ...and that makes you very lucky.

the Mom said...

We have the Three Little Javalinas and also The Tortoise and the Jackrabbit. They remind me of home. My incredibly hot, terribly dry, but still beloved South Texas home.

the donk said...

first, i am surprised you did this... second, even though i dont have a blog and you dont care, i am going to answer these questions... cuz i love these things!!! i know, i know...

What I was doing ten years ago:
I was fresh out the military and i was a manager of a pool in my dad's neighborhood... i had just started dating karen that year and was partying a lot in DC... that summer was the best and worst of times...

Five things on my To-Do list today:
1. Run
2. Swim
3. do movie night with my kids (to make up for all the triathlon training)
4. order my wife some new running shoes
5. try not to kill myself or anyone else on the way home from work (anyone who has driven with me knows why this is to-do thing)

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. move to california
2. Take my wife on a shopping spree to J crew.
3. Buy a beach house in the Caribbean
4. hire a coach and try to make a run for a Kona slot
5. take the family to europe for a while....

Three of my bad habits/qualities:
1. i am selfish
2. i have a temper
3. i dislike people quickly

Five places I’ve lived:
1. korea, south of course
2. germany
3. hungary
4. honduras
5. and for the US: VA, MD, GA, AL

Five jobs I’ve had:
1. military policeman
2. floral shop clean up boy
3. paper boy
4. bus boy
5. lifeguard

Five books I’ve recently read:
1. they are all kids books cuz i dunt reads two much big peeple buks...

the Mom said...

Donk, I don't know you, but any man whose "to do" list includes buying running shoes for his wife is a good guy.

momto5minnies said...

LOL on Donk's comment about books. It has only been the last year that I feel like a big person. Still I wish they would put pictures in my books ;)

I did your little meme on my side.

Rob said...

The Mom,

The Donk is alright...for a runner...