Tuesday, July 01, 2008

I was tagged

Janyne Kizer tagged me. She didn't give any instructions, just a 'tag your it' message in Twitter.

So, I did a little research to find out a little more about this 'game'. Apparently, it's been going on for quite some time and is called 'blog-tag'. The earliest reference I found (I didn't spend much time looking) was from December, 2006 where Jeff Pulver has one set of 'rules'. He wasn't the first, but I quit looking. Jeff's state the rules as: "Turns out there is a game of Blog-Tag going around the blogosphere in which bloggers are sharing five things about themselves that relatively few people know, and then tagging five other bloggers to be 'it.'"

I found a couple more from December, 2007, with rules of eights. Luis Suarez lists the rules as: 1. Link to your tagger and post these rules. 2. List EIGHT random facts about yourself. 3. Tag EIGHT people at the end of your post and list their names. 4. Let them know they’ve been tagged.

But, in following with how I was tagged, here's my lists....
Five snacks I enjoy:

  1. Gorp (2-4 combined)
  2. Peanuts
  3. M&Ms
  4. Raisins
  5. Pretzels
Five Things on My To-Do list today:
  1. Get OpenID working on http://www.nacaa.com/members/
  2. Start using classes in my coding
  3. Start using AJAX in my coding
  4. Finish writing several blog articles that I've started - this wasn't on my to-do list...
  5. Work out
There is a good chance that one of these will get worked on today...

Five Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
  1. Fund my wife's philanthropic idea for helping those with addictions and their loved ones
  2. Buy more land in the Appalachian mountains
  3. Build my own house
  4. Start an arts (wood working, glass blowing, etc.) school
  5. Start a market for the crafters
Five jobs I have had:
  1. Hog farmer
  2. Inventory business owner (grocery/convenience store)
  3. Veterinary assistant
  4. Ranch hand
  5. Computer User Coach
Five of my bad habits:
  1. Tendency to get tunnel vision - effects my listening skills
  2. Don't say 'no' enough
  3. Perfectionist (I was told this was something I needed to work on in an performance evaluation. I asked "how do I improve upon that?")
  4. Work too much
  5. Don't exercise enough
Five places I have lived:
  1. Florida
  2. Oglethorpe, Georgia
  3. North Carolina
Five people I would like to get to know better (yes, this means you are tagged!):
Now go and post your lists of 5.
  1. Vince
  2. Greg
  3. Brian
  4. Seth
  5. Molly
I had my wife and two sons listed as 1-3, but since they don't blog, took them off.
There were some others that are prolific bloggers that I felt I knew pretty well already.
There were some others that just don't blog - yet.

Five Random Things:
  1. Looking forward to hiking 67 miles with my oldest son and seven other Boy Scouts in Philmont (Cimarron, NM) in July
  2. Wish I could understand why I'm the only one who has problems (or gets frustrated) with Macs. People I respect for their technological knowledge LOVE them, but I just can't figure out why. Still trying though.
  3. I like woodworking and cooking - don't do much of either.
  4. I love my family. Wish I was a better husband and father.
  5. I answered this tag, not out of arrogance as suggested by Rob Stokes, but for several reasons.
    • Out of respect and consideration for Janyne who tagged me
    • The idea that if you (the reader of this who got this far) cared enough to read it you might be more likely to share your information for me to read
    • One of the biggest benefits of Web2.0 is the relationship building and maintenance aspects. If I want to learn more about someone else, I'm obliged to share something about myself. It's hard to do, but helps me get out of my introverted shell.

1 comment:

jmk said...

I agree, it was harder than I thought that it would be.

Regarding the tagging rules, I suspect it's kind of like the telephone game that I played as a kid -- the message changes over time.