Saturday, April 12, 2008

A post of lists!

I’m it, I picked this up last month from DCRainmaker and have overlooked it, sorry bud, it’s the Lucky #7 version. First here are the five rules:
  1. Link to the person who tagged you; check, see above
  2. Post the rules on your blog; check, eh yeah, got that one!
  3. Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog; check, reasonably random!
  4. Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs; check, these seem like some random folks to me!
  5. Leave a comment on their blogs so that they know they have been tagged; check, this is so much work!
Next for your viewing pleasure here are your seven “oh I didn’t know that facts”:
  1. I used to be a professional showjumper; I spent two years riding in Germany, France, Holland and Belgium in my late teens.
  2. I have bungee jumped twice, but because I never learned how to dive (think swimming) I just jumped off feet first, the biggest was only 71m or 220’! Here's a picture of the bridge.
  3. I made my wife climb Mt Kinabalu on our honeymoon, after a night in a hut with damp mattresses we pressed onto the summit, despite both having altitude sickness, happy honeymoon sweatheart…we’re still married 10 years later!
  4. I have had three motorcycle crashes and the only time I have broken a bone was when I was angry and kicked the bed in frustration…I broke a toe!
  5. Continuing the injury theme I have dislocated both knees, an ankle, my wrists, my jaw and a shoulder…ouch!
  6. I am a crackshot, in the military I nearly always got top marks for my marksmanship; so don’t piss me off!
  7. If I could do it all again I would be an architect or industrial designer.
And finally it’s my turn to pass the bug on and I get to choose seven folks…eenie meenie miney moe:
  • Audrey – she needs an excuse, any excuse from tidying her apartment
  • Robin – coming back from injury this’ll take her mind off of over thinking it
  • Frayed Laces – who was bemoaning the fact that nobody tags her!
  • Melanie – who just got a new job, congrats!
  • Laura - who needs something to think about in the airport lounge
  • Ultra Dad – who's been a bit quiet lately so this’ll get him back online and
  • Drusy – who's from the old country and is running the Flora London Marathon, go girl!
PS thanks to everyone who has cast their votes, it’s much appreciated, keep 'em coming.


  1. life sure if boring compared to yours!! Your experiences sound amazing -- congrats on still being married :D I have made a mental note about your marksmanship, and will never piss you off, and WILL answer the tag, so as not to piss you off :) LOL have a great day! Mel

  2. I have been tagged..... hmmmmm let me think.

    Now that I know you are a sharp shooter I will be extra nice to you!!!

  3. T-H-A-N-K-S! That was quite clever :)

    These are some cool unknown facts!!!! Showjumping!!?!

  4. You know for some reason none of these surprise me. Maybe it's because you're an ULTRA runner? ;-) Insane . . .just a little? ;-) LOL JK! (kinda but in a good way hehe)

  5. Happy to help! :)

    Perhaps motorcycles aren't your thing. ;)

  6. here are mine... not nearly as fun as yours though:)

  7. I'm gonna cheat and use the post I did last November when I was tagged by Petra
    Your wife must be a saint!


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