(another) 8 things about me

There must be something in the air. I’ve been tagged by three different people in the “tell us X number of things about yourself and then tag Y number of victims” plot/scheme/nightmare.  The requests range from seven things, to ten to twenty-five.  I’m choosing eight because eight is what I provided the last time this made the rounds.

  1. I love rare tuna, particularly if it’s lightly seared on both sides, but I cannot stand sushi (to the point that it makes me want to gag).
  2. During a brief period in the early nineties I abandoned alternative/indie music and switched to Classical.  I even had season tickets for the NC Symphony for a number of years.  I have no idea what brought it on, but I know when it began to fade.  Enter Smells Like Teen Spirit.
  3. The first vinyl record I owned was the single Joy to the World by Three Dog Night.  I bought it at Belk’s of all places.  It’s scary to think that Belk’s used to have a record section.
  4. The most expensive meal I’ve had was at Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse in Las Vegas.  I had a 44oz bone in ribeye that was absolutely the best steak I’ve ever had.  The dessert, which competes neck-n-neck with the ribeye for being incredibly delicious, was a banana crème pie.
  5. I can’t pin down the date, but I wore the suit pictured here to a wedding.  I think it was late high school, but I cannot remember.  You have to love white polyester pants, vest, coat and tie.
  6. In what had to be my best athletic performance, I once placed third in my age group in a biathlon.  I have the little trophy in my office (under many, many layers of dust).  It was a 10k run and I think a 25k bike.  This marked the first time I had run a 10k.  I had never trained or run more than five miles at any one time.   For some reason 42 minutes and some odd number of seconds is comes to mind for the run.  Believe me, I was completely stunned when they said I had placed third.
  7. I am a Mac lover, but I could work on just about anything… Windoze, Linux, whatever (and have over my lifetime).  I’m not overly passionate about it, but if you ask me what I would recommend you buy for a computer it is going to be a Mac.
  8. The last time I lost my cookies from drinking too much was a handful of years after college.  I was in Charlotte visiting college friends and we ended up at a downtown bar that sold nothing but frozen drinks.  I don’t remember how many I had, but it was too many.  But that wasn’t the big mistake.  That came later that night when I was hungry and ended up eating microwavable, frozen sausage biscuits.  I managed to survive the night and part of the morning, but after sitting through breakfast at Shoney’s (I didn’t eat) I lost it in the parking lot.  It was not a pretty site.  It would have made a great YouTube moment today.

Lastly, you can call me the spoil sport, but I’m not tagging anyone.  Those of you being exempted from this fate can thank me with a small cash donation

~ by Genevieve on 2009.01.25.

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