Non Sequitur: Seven Random/Weird Things. About Me.


I have been tagged by Jason Penney, and that makes me “it”, I suppose. To comply, I must do the following:

  1. Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
  2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.
  3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs
  4. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

I’m going to ignore rule number four, just because I don’t like leaving comments that aren’t related to posts.

Seven things, eh? Random and/or weird. Oh, I can handle that.

  1. FACT: I can cross my eyes independent of one another.
  2. FACT: The first compact disc I ever purchase was from a group named Holiday Ranch. I split the cost of the CD with my friend, Eric, because I didn’t own a CD player at the time. I have no idea where that disc is today.
  3. FACT: I created my first web page in the early 1990s while working as a “lab consultant” at the Center for Computer-Assisted Language Instruction at Michigan Technological University. The only content I can specifically recall was a scan of an Arlo and Janis comic strip. Yes, my first web page prominently featured copyright infringement.
  4. FACT: I am a founding member of the Benevolent Order of Scrimshankers.
  5. FACT: I do not like cold Swiss cheese.
  6. FACT: I once dreamed that I was being pursued by Darth Vader, who was driving a white van and intended to cut my legs off when he caught me; it has been at least twenty years since I had that dream, but I still remember it quite clearly.
  7. FACT: I have never seen any movies in the Godfather or Rocky series. I actively avoid the latter. There is no rational reason for this; I just do.

Now, to the tagging of others.

  1. Chris Miller. This one is a total cop out, as Jason already tagged him.
  2. Nycteris.
  3. The Bearded Goose.
  4. Greg Howley.
  5. Sam Chupp.
  6. Technohippybiker.
  7. The Cynical Optimist.

13 responses to “Non Sequitur: Seven Random/Weird Things. About Me.”

  1. The Bearded Goose Avatar

    Uhm… What if you’ve tagged everyone I know online, hmm?

  2. Kris Avatar

    @The Bearded Goose — Then I believe you fail at Internet.

  3. Karen Avatar

    I believe you are the one who taught me to cross my eyes independently of one another.

  4. Kris Avatar

    @Karen — And, having fulfilled my brotherly responsibilities to your education, I never taught you anything again.

  5. LolaJ Avatar

    These are 7 random and weird facts — though not, by far, the weirdest.

    Just saying.

  6. Kris Avatar

    @LolaJ — Well, you’ve lived with me for well over a decade, how about you counter with seven weirder facts? Randomness not required.

  7. LolaJ Avatar


    Hold on, I’m thinking….

  8. Eric Feldhusen Avatar

    I have that CD still

  9. Eric Feldhusen Avatar

    And I used to own a white van. Am I Darth Vader?

  10. Kris Avatar

    @Eric — I’m fairly certain I had the dream well before you acquired your white van. As to the Holiday Ranch CD, have you listened to it recently? How does it hold up to the test of time?

  11. Jason Penney Avatar

    Thanks for participating! I didn’t follow rule 4 either (but you probably noticed that).

    Off the record, I think your 7 things were much more interesting than Chris’s (but don’t tell him I said that).

  12. Kris Avatar

    @Jason — I suspect that the seven things my wife comes up with (assuming she does) will be far, far more interesting than anything I’ve listed. We shall see.

  13. Rachel Avatar

    Oh I didn’t see I had been tagged!

    Weird fact #1. I have watched KJ attempt to grill cookie dough.

    I’ll post later.

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