Monday, December 22, 2008

7 Random things about me...

OK, I got tagged to talk about 7 random things about me that you may not know. I've been putting off doing this because of item number one below, which you may already know by now.

1) I don't care to play games, or at least board games. I usually blame this on an over competitive step father. Watching my daughter take on the same trait makes me think it may be more genetic than I give it credit for. I am not competitive by nature, though I strive for improving my own performance all the time. I ran cross country in high school, always knew that I would never be first, and only worried about my time as compared to the last race.

2) At one time in my life I could count 11 people that I considered grandparents. My father passed away when I was young and my mother re-married. All of my grandparents, including the step grandparents had divorced and re-married.

3) I've had a long time fondness of ice cream. I've been making my own for years. If it's store bought, I only settle for Breyers which is all natural and has a home made taste to me. Egg nog ice cream is a family tradition now. I always go for the odd-ball flavor that I haven't had before. My favorite flavor is... The one I haven't tried.

4) I like trying new food. I'll try anything that other people would voluntarily eat if given the choice. I haven't had to put that to any real test though, as I have not had to eat bugs or anything too odd yet. On the other hand, my wife says I am a picky eater. Once I find something I like, I usually like it prepared a certain way. Oh well. I'd like some good Italian food - hint, hint.

5) I have two moles on my stomach. This runs in my fathers family and has gone back at least 4 generations that I've heard of. Maybe too much information??

6) I'm a native Californian, and have lived most of my life within 10 miles of my birthplace - Buena Park. I spent about 6 months living in New Mexico when I was in first grade. My wife claims that most of my child hood stories center around that short period in my life. Have I mentioned that I walked up hill to school through the snow both directions? The only time I've been out of the country is just across the border to Mexico; not even a passport required.

7) I am of Hawaiian ancestry. I've studied the family genealogy and have determined that I am just a smidgen under a quarter Hawaiian. My father was half Hawaiian, as were his parents. I have lots of other stuff in me, and otherwise refer to myself as a "Poi dog", all mixed up. My ancestry actually goes back to some fairly important Hawaiian families with associations to the royal family. Pretty neat to look at events so recent in history.

Ok, those are done. I have no plans to tag anyone else, as that smacks too much of playing a game. On the other hand, if you want to be tagged by me, drop me a note. I'll edit this post to include your name and a link to your blog entry.

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