In May I was blog tagged by Andy Schwam. So here are five things you may not know about me:
I am a .NET fanatic. Wait, you knew?
- I had my own roadside assistance business when I was a late teen. I was on 476 (Blue Route), 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) and 95 around Philly helping motorists with everything from dead batteries to flat tires, fuel, and accidents. I also was a mechanic for a time and drove a tow truck.
- I grew up in Wayne, PA, but have since lived in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York (an hour from a stoplight), the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, New Jersey and Indiana. Now I am back in suburban Philadelphia.
- When I was in high school I was big into bicycling. One summer I averaged 50 miles a day, every day. My dream at that point was to be a cyclist at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. I'd still like to visit Australia some day, and New Zealand while I'm there.
- I am a hydrophile, and a certified open water diver. I love water – swimming, diving, kayaking, sailing, and boating. I loved the Changing Earth stream table (erosion) exhibit at the Franklin Institute when I was a kid. I also like driving through puddles and the snow.
- I love music, most any music. I am also a songwriter; I play guitar, the keys, and sing (and pretty well I'm told, though smoking doesn't help). I currently use ITunes on an old IMac and a Korg Trion Pro-X Studio to record whatever comes to mind. I have a couple of complete songs, but so far nothing that's been published. Growing up, I was neighbors with Tommy Conwell for a couple years. I almost always have a tune in my head.
BTW, I traced this tag backwards a little ways:
It's starting to branch, and that's where I call it quits.
Now I get to tag a few people, in no particular order: Rick Strahl, Todd Bleeker, Kevin Goff, and Scott Watermasysk.