Friday, September 19, 2008

Six unspectacular things about me

I’ve been tagged by Dona to participate in a blog meme. The rules are to list six unspectacular things about yourself, then tag six others to participate.

So first, here are six things about me that do nothing to differentiate me from any of several hundred million of my fellow human beings:

1. I grew up in a small town. How small? The town limit sign was printed on both sides. Ba-dum.

2. I’m left-handed.

3. I turned fifty years old today. (The above photo was one of the first taken with my birthday present - a Nikon D60.)

4. I never learned how to swim.

5. My dad started his working career in a camera store. He landed a job at a company and worked his way up to middle management. At about the age of 50, he was downsized out the company and went back to work in a number of camera shops. My first job was in a camera store. I was downsized out of my corporate middle management job two weeks ago. So far I’m following my dad’s career arc, but I’m trying hard not to end up in a camera shop.

6. I love to cook. I first learned how when my wife was pregnant with our first child. The very thought of food would make her nauseous. So in order to survive I had to learn to prepare my own meals.

All right now – tag six people to participate. Hmmm. Okay, I pick Jules, Linda, Dave, Stacy, Hillary and Roger (I picked Roger before for a meme and he kinda participated – he declined to spread it on to others, but that’s okay). And for a bonus seventh pick, I choose Kelli.

The rules: Link back here, write your six unspectacular items then spread the meme to six others.


Hillary said...

haha! Tagged with fauna? Is that referring to the wildlife you tagged to do the meme? ;) I'll post it soon!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Did you know that you share your birthday with the very prestigious "Talk Like a Pirate Day?" Luck you! :) Yaaaar.

Enjoy your D60! I've got the older model. I LOVE it!!

Have a spectacular day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Jim! I love your present! You need to teach a class on D60's, so I can come learn. The manual is boring me. :)

Thanks for the tag...

(kelli from

Dona said...

Happy Birthday James! Thanks for playing along -- and I had no idea you read my blog. I'm honored.

Cool camera -- I had my eye on that one, but I wouldn't know how to use it.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Happy Birthday! I'm very happy to have discovered your blog today!

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday. Sorry about the downsizing.

~m2~ said...

dearest james -- happy belated birthday! i don't visit much (anywhere, actually) but i keep you on my bloglines and am sitting here, sipping a cup of tea and enjoying getting caught up.

many happy returns, again belatedly!