I was wondering how long it would take before I got tagged. If you haven’t seen this going around, you don’t read enough blogs. So, here are five things that you might not know about me:

  1. I was in the New York Times on June 10, 1996 as part of an article on using the web for wedding planning. While my wife and I did not use the web to plan our wedding, we did put up a whole bunch of pictures and other information about our wedding on my web site. Believe it or not, it’s still up, complete with circa-1996 background, cheesy web award and a last updated date of Dec. 17, 1996! 10 years, wow!
  2. I was quoted for an article on Pekingese in Dog Fancy magazine a few years ago thanks to my web site on pekes. Besides putting wedding pictures up, this was my first foray into putting something informative on the web. I’m not a breeder, I just had one as a pet for nearly 14 years. Unfortunately, not much has happened on that site in the past 3+ years, either…
  3. I’ve sung in front of an audience of over 1000 people. That was part of a 100 person chorus, though. I’ve also sung God Bless America with a chorus at Busch Stadium before a St. Louis Cardinals game. As for solo performances, I’m a regular psalmist every Sunday at 11 AM. I would love to sing the National Anthem solo at a Cardinals game one day.
  4. I was a VIP at the NASA Cassini/Huygens launch. Unfortunately, it didn’t go up the first night, and since my wife and I were on vacation at Disneyworld and had to drive the hour or so to the Kennedy Space Center at midnight for the 4AM launch, we didn’t go back two days later when it did go up. My wife went to Spacecamp in Huntsville when she was growing up and had dreamed of being an astronaut, so she wasn’t too happy about missing it. My parents now live in Florida, so perhaps we’ll be able to get down for some other launch in the future.
  5. My brother is an excellent artist. He was an effects artist with Disney until they closed the Orlando animation studio, and prior to that, he did a lot of work for Fasa, creator of Shadowrun and Battletech, in addition to some freelance Magic cards. I don’t play any of those games, but his artwork is awesome.

And now, I tag the following people: Tom Rose, Steve Anthony, Phil Ayres, Pankaj Arora, and Miko Matsumura.

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