The latest craze sweeping the series of tubes is “5 Things”, a sort of chain letter in which
victims participants are supposed to list 5 things that others may not know about them, then pass the baton on to some other people. Thanks to Charles Robinson, I got tagged. Without further ado, five things you probably didn’t know about me:
- My first “real” job was at L & N Photo, working for a man named Harry Green. I was 10, and earned the princely sum of $1/hr for doing odd jobs. I usually spent the money on superballs from the Winn Dixie next door, since I couldn’t actually afford any of the equipment there. Thus began my lifelong interest in photography, sadly unmatched by any actual talent.
- My 10th grade English teacher once wrote on my report card that if I would only get over my fascination with technology I might someday make a good writer. Perhaps he was right 🙂
- As a lance corporal in the Marine Corps, I once had to give an impromptu brief to General Al Gray, who was then Commandant of the Marine Corps. Fortunately my nervousness didn’t show, the brief went well, and I got a meritorious promotion to corporal out of the deal.
- I’ve never been snow skiing, snowboarding, or anything related. In fact, the first time I saw snow (that I can remember) was at age 15 at the YMCA of the Rockies with Aunt Betty.
- I love fixing mechanical things like engines. In high school, my dad and I rebuilt a VW Super Beetle, a ’73 Chevy pickup, a ’57 Chevy Bel Air coupe, a ’64 Corvette, and a Cessna 210 (OK, we didn’t rebuild it, but we worked on it a lot.) My favorite part of being in the Marines was learning to fix helicopters, and I’m eagerly looking forward to helping my sons learn some of the same skills.