Only once before have I been tagged for an internet meme, and I asked for that one. So imagine my surprise when I got tagged twice for the same meme last week, by people who don’t know each other. How strange. It was on Facebook, and since I don’t like Facebook I’ve chosen to answer here.

Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you.

  1. I once flew from college to my folks for ice cream, solo.
  2. I’ve climbed a mountain in Alaska.
  3. I’ve slept outside when it was -45° F.
  4. I broke both my arms at the same time playing on a swing. When I was 20.
  5. It took me 6 years to finish college.
  6. I’ve looked someone in the eye through the front window of their house while in a 2 passenger plane over the Pacific Ocean off Alaska.
  7. I’ve free-climbed 150 feet down into a sink hole. It was 90 in August at the top, and there was still snow in the bottom.
  8. I’ve held a fossilized dinosaur egg in my hand.
  9. Of all the things I’ve ever been paid to do, I love teaching the best.
  10. I was a Tech Sergeant in the Civil Air Patrol
  11. I once saw a C5 Galaxy on the flight line and was immediately told that I did NOT see a C5 Galaxy on the flight line.
  12. I’ve castrated calves.
  13. I’ve shot a wild Russian boar.
  14. When I was 8 my parents gave me a gun, a bow and arrows, and a double bitted hatchet.
  15. I’ve gone more than 100mph on my motorcycle.
  16. I crashed my motorcycle on the freeway and broke my shoulder blade. I was only going 25 at the time.
  17. I’ve seen the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with my own eyes.
  18. I’ve free-rappelled (off an overhang, so I wasn’t touching anything)
  19. My first year of college I played soccer and basketball, worked in the library, was on student government, and took 19 credit hours. I had a 3.8 GPA that semester, my best ever.
  20. I’ve contributed to a major Open Source Project (Galeon).
  21. I’ve swapped emails with Scott Yanoff.
  22. I played bass guitar in college.
  23. I grew up without electricity in our house.
  24. It was once 20° F in my bedroom
  25. I once chased a badger through the woods.

I tag Ron, Ed, and Jonathan.

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