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...here are my answers anyway.  I think it is a fun topic.

[Update: Or maybe I just can't read well...Chris Haaker (can't believe he isn't an MVP yet) tagged me last year and I just didn't see it.]

  1. Geekswithblogs.net was created because I was kicked off of dotnetweblogs.com (A.K.A weblogs.asp.net).  The back story was, a few of us were discussing the differences between VB and C# and we can just say the conversation started to get heated.  Toward the end of the conversation, Cory Smith and I were the last to post and that afternoon, ScottW decided it was time for us to go.  He deleted our accounts and later when I went to log in, I was told no account exists.  At that point I was fuming!  After work I went home, bought the domain and started building my own.  8 hours later I had the first version of GWB up and running.  After a few months of trying to finish my project (I hate admin tools), I gave up, made peace with ScottW and installed .Text.  3 years and some change later, we are the largest Microsoft-oriented blog community that is not owned by Microsoft.
  2. When I was 18, I weighed 270lbs.  Then when I was 19, I weighed 165lbs.  I did a hardcore diet of protein shakes, chicken and rice for 6 months.  Every day the same meal.  The weight just started flying off with my daily workouts.  I had to quit my diet due to a Gallbladder removal that was probably due to the weight loss.  That killed my energy and I slowly started gaining back the weight.  Now I am back up to around 270lbs and have started working out again, but I am doing it smart and slow this time.
  3. I used to ride sport bikes at crazy speeds on public streets.  My top speed was 167mph on a major interstate in Kansas City with 20 of my closest friends.  I tried the track a couple times, but it wasn't for me and I decided to sell the bike to help pay for my wedding.  I really miss that bike and it doesn't help that my brother now co-owns a Suzuki shop.
  4. I used to be a DJ in Kansas City.  I was 18 years old and one of my buddies in school was a DJ, so I followed him around a few nights to see how it was done.  After a couple weeks of training, I started doing some different hours and then evenings for him.  It was a blast and I still wish I had some time to do it again.  When I finally quit doing college parties and clubs, I had over 5k invested in equipment that just has gathered dust over the years.  Actually, our original podcasting was recorded with some of my old equipment.

  5. I have once lost a job due to running THIS community.  I won't go into details, but the owner did not like what we were doing after hours with Geekswithblogs and PodcastStudio and I was let go.  Told you I really love this community, enough to be unemployed at one point.

Well I won't tag anyone until I actually get tagged, but I wanted to make sure I got my "Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Me" before the fad died off.

 

[Update:  Now that I realize I have been tagged, here is my list:  John Alexander, Dru Sellers, Tim Hibbard, Trisha Lacey (George tried and I will follow up), Steve Loethen.]

Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 7:35 PM Geekswithblogs.net , Personal , Off Topic | Back to top


Comments on this post: No one likes me enough to tag me (Chris, Jason, ...), but..

# re: No one likes me enough to tag me (Chris, Jason, ...), but..
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DUOH! I thought for sure you had been tagged already. Sorry 'bout that. I would have tagged you otherwise.
Left by Jason Olson on Jan 03, 2007 7:58 PM

# re: No one likes me enough to tag me (Chris, Jason, ...), but..
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Well then - as soon as I'm done writing my response to Chris' tagging me - consider yourself pre-emptively tagged ;)
(now I just have to think of 4 others to tag!)
Left by Lou on Jan 03, 2007 8:44 PM

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Well then - as soon as I'm done writing my response to Chris' tagging me - consider yourself pre-emptively tagged ;)
(now I just have to think of 4 others to tag!)
Left by Lou on Jan 03, 2007 8:44 PM

# re: No one likes me enough to tag me (Chris, Jason, ...), but..
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I swear that you were already tagged by someone. You must have just missed it. I'm going to find it.

Just did. Chris Haaker tagged you DAYS ago. I knew I had seen that!

Left by George on Jan 03, 2007 9:40 PM

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