Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tag, I'm It!

Goat Girl has used her mad skills to tag me with a task: to list 7 random facts about myself!

So, here goes:

1. I have a Master's Degree in Geography. I was aiming to get my doctorate and be a professor, but burned out after it took me nearly six years to get a two year degree. I got to be too fond of having a regular paycheck!

2. Reading is one my favorite hobbies and is the one with the longest standing. I have approximately 5 bookshelves stacked full of books, and some more stored at Mom's.

3. I like to keep lists: birds I've seen, books I've read, airports I've flown in/out of, etc. I also keep all the brochures that the National Park Service gives you when you enter a park in a little basket on a bookshelf.

4. All of my available brain power is shifted to the right side of my noggin. I can't do math to save my life.

5. I collect smooshed pennies (from those machines at touristy spots where you put in 51 cents and crank the wheel) and magnets, because because both are inexpensive and don't take up much space. And sometimes you find really cool designs, too.

6. I am a big fan of road trips. The thought of going to one place and staying there all week boggles my mind :)

7. Except for my first job (one summer at the local McDonald's), every job I've held has been with some level or type of government entity: two state universities, three state agencies, and one county commission.

And here's a bonus random fact: I saw the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile this weekend!

This is my picture, taken from the car as we zoomed by :)


Sand said...

I am impressed! I did not know about the wienermobile, the extent of your lists, or the government connection. No wonder you have some many holidays off! Lots of good random stuff! Now about SPS??? whats the deal yo?

Old Wom Tigley said...

I enjoyed the facts, and the Wienermobile... now that would be a job driving that around on a road trip ha!

Anonymous said...

Old Oscar would be proud.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Nice to find out more about you.

...I wouldn't had pegged you as not being able to do math ;)

Shionge said...

Thank you for sharing this I have enjoyed this and I know what you mean by burned out..I was juggling work, family and community work when I did my degree that until now I am hesitating on taking my MAsters ;(

You certainly rock pal.

Sarah said...

Great post. Want to improve your brain power? What I did was I went to http://www.subconscious-mind.org. So far, they have the best tips & guides to help you. Well, I tried and I definitely can see an improvement in my condition. So, you should consider trying it too.

Moi said...

fun post....:)

Salty said...

In 2237 miles of traveling to FL & back we didn't see anything as strange as this weiner mobile :)

Cool capture!

Rick said...

Wow! The hidden facts about Ashe..Remember this will come back to haunt you when you hit the big time in hollywood. ;-) Like you, I cant stand or do math but love to read. Loe the pics. time for the color green to start reappearing in our work.