Ok, I’ll Play

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So Bill tagged me. Seeing as I’m at the airport absurdly early – as usual – why not play along? Five things about me (that you (probably) didn’t know before):

  1. Top 10 Bands I listen to:
    According to last.fm: Pearl Jam, Eels, Van Morrison, Frank Black, The Detroit Cobras, Beck, Pedro the Lion, Guided by Voices, Modest Mouse, Fatboy Slim
  2. Rubber Band:
    I wear a rubber band on my left wrist until it breaks, then replace it with the first one I find. I’ve been doing it as long as I can remember, and there are no exceptions (unless it’s too small, wide, or a funny color). And before you ask, yes I know it’s weird, and no you shouldn’t snap it.
  3. Favorite Domestic Chore:
    Splitting wood, by far.
  4. Cut and Paste:
    While a senior in college, a friend had to explain the concept of cut and paste to me. Three times.
  5. Nosejob:
    Also while in college, I narrowly avoided having to get plastic surgery after cutting out a massive hunk of flesh off the bridge of my nose via helmet. Most people can’t tell now, except for the fact that it burns very easily.

Following the protocol, I’ll tag:

Alex, Dave, Donnie, John, and Stephe. Sorry gents.


  1. See http://www-03.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/pmuellr?entry=five_things

    I also read all the Redmonk blogs on a regular basis, including this one. But that’s nothing new, just a reminder that lots of fun and informative posts can be found in these blogs.


  2. I find your new format tres confusing, sweetheart – I have to scroll down a full page of white space with a bunch of irrelevant (to me) stuff listed in a narrow left column before I get to any content. From a marketing/editing standpoint its unattractive.

  3. dave: damn, wasn’t quick enough.

    mom: apologies. will try to keep those comments in mind when i get around to redesigning this place, which should be shortly.

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    Good lord. I’ve been tagged twice before I even noticed (thanks to Zack and Stephen). This of course raises all sorts of questions about what one is willing to share and how. Do we pick safe clever things? Odd embarrassing…

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