Get That Outta Here! (Or, Dammit, I've been tagged!)
1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
Um...yeah, I don't need to link back to you all, do I? Your links are on the side bar! We're all reading eachother's blogs, anyway!
2. Share 7 random and/or weird things about yourself.
Ok, this I think I can handle...
1) That's me, in the above photo, with my back to the camera. I played goalie on my high school water polo team. What's so weird about that? My first year, I got an award for having a perfect (1.000%) goalkeeping record. The wierd thing about it was the award; I was really just the backup goalie that year, and it was for just a few minutes of one game, because Danny, our regular (kick-ass) goalie (who went on to become a dolphin trainer for Sea World) was taking the SAT. By the time he'd made it to the match, the other team had only taken one shot on me. I blocked it, sending the ball out of bounds. As the ball was being collected by the ref to resume play, Danny came running in, and the coach promptly pulled me out of the water.
2) I used to play in a punk-ska band called "G-Spot". Don't ask. There's not good reason or story behind the name. It's a lot better than what the band was called before I joined: the Yeasties. Anyway, yeah, I played keyboards and harmonica, and we got to share stages with bands like Sublime, Save Ferris, the Ska-tallites, and Hep Cat. At my "going-away", last show with them, I actually took off my shirt and gave it to some screaming tween who was pressed up against the stage. What an ass, I know.
3) I'm raising my son in the same house I was raised in.
4) The first record album I ever owned (I don't remember if I'd actually bought it myself, or if I'd asked for it) was Shaun Cassidy Live! I think the only reason I wanted it was because he was one of the Hardy Boys--it sure wasn't because of the music, because the only song I can remember on there is "Da Doo Run Run" or whateverthehell it was called! And the first concert I ever attended was Charo (Cuchi cuchi!) at the Del Mar Fair. If that doesn't count, then my first concert would be Oingo Boingo at SDSU's OAT.
5) I've competed in international tai chi competitions--ok, so they were held here, in the US, but the competition came from around the world. I (and my team mates) did pretty well, if I do say so.
6) I've jumped out of a plane, I've bungee jumped, and I've even jumped off a bridge into Mission Bay, but I refuse to go to Magic Mountain.
7) It's been two years. I'll leave it at that and to your imaginations. ;)