Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I Was Tagged

On checking my private Plurks last week I found that Between Keyboard and Chair had been tagged by a Plurk friend, Rantz, in Australia. Now according to the rules of tagging, you have to do three things:
  1. Shout the tagger's blog
  2. Write 5 interesting facts about yourself
  3. Tag six more blogs
So the first task at hand is to shout Rantz's blog: rantz, the content of which he describes in the header as "blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah". Actually, the blog covers a variety of topics and is worth dropping by for a read and a look at his pondcam.

Now to come up with five facts about myself. You'll have to decide if they're interesting.
  1. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I've met my wife 50 years ago and have been married to her for 44 years.

  2. I'm a Linux junkie and have been running openSUSE Linux almost exclusively on my 5 home systems since 2000. I keep Windows on a partition on one laptop in order to do my taxes each year.

  3. If you're familiar with the Grateful We're Not Dead blog here's another tidbit. After I finished playing in the Mississippi River Boys in 1985, I put my guitars away and didn't pick them up for another 13 years. In May, 1998 I started attending a monthly Music Night held at the home of Gord Breedyk and Evelyn Voigt. This was a sing-along event and I played guitar to accompany the singers. Common interests with Gord Breedyk and Bruce Penniston discovered at Music Night led to the formation of Grateful We're Not Dead.

  4. I started Carleton University in 1962, dropped out in 1964 and didn't complete my BSc in Chemistry until 1976.

  5. In July 1988 I took a contract in Kingston, Jamaica for 3 weeks to teach basic computer skills to Civil Engineers. I fell in love with the country and the people and from 1989 until 2001 my wife and I used to spend 3 to 4 weeks in Kingston, Jamaica each year on holiday.
And finally, the last task: tag six other blogs. Some of these may have already been tagged, but here goes in no particular order:So with this final task completed I'll go back to sleep until inspiration hits me with an idea for the next article. At least that's how I see it from Between Keyboard and Chair.


JimBob51 said...

Thanks Don - a great read - don't you just love tags. I look forward to a couple of the tagees responses

classicalgeek said...

Thanks for not tagging my blog since it's a professional one and this doesn't really fit!

Team Gherkin said...

Good list! Tis a fun way for people to get-together across multi-media platforms huh?

in other words... i'm a Blogger who plurks! lol.

Mal :)

R. Alexander Spoerer said...

Thanks for tagging my Blog, Don. I think I may have to try what Rantz did.

Ali Hall said...

Hi Don - thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. Often these types of challenges are a great way for us all to get to know each other a little better.