10/16/2007

It's Been A While...


...since I've been tagged. Now I have two. Here's the first, via Gizmorox:


TO DO: List 5 things you do, did or like that some may consider “totally lame,” but that you are totally proud of. Tag 5 others:
  1. First, one from the past. In high school, I competed in the Illinois State Drafting Competition. Yes, such a thing existed. This was back before computers fully seized control of the drafting biz. I was a finalist at my regional competition and got to go to the state finals at U of I in Champaign. Another kid and I made it from my high school in different divisions (I was in the mechanical drawing category). Despite having all the state-of-the-art drafting equipment - technical pencils, compasses, an electric eraser - I didn't win. I thought I did pretty well, but got marked down for using a lettering template, something that was never mentioned in the rules. Fucking bullshit.
  2. I wear the same kinds of clothes I wore when I was in third grade. Well, the clothes are a little bigger, but they're the same. I wear solid polo shirts, flannel shirts, Levi's (505s), and khaki shorts. I'm all about comfort.
  3. As I probably mentioned before, I was a huge Mr. Rogers fan, and I believe most people consider him extremely lame. Not me.
  4. I went trick-or-treating when I was a senior in high school. You think that's lame, but it was hilariously fun and I got tons of candy.
  5. I listen to my one Enya CD every now and then. I should be ashamed, but I'm not.
I tag: The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch, Melinda June, Skyler's Dad, May-B, and Amy.

16 comments:

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Groovy! I've never been tagged before. How exciting. Is that lame? I don't care if it is so I guess it counts.

Skylers Dad said...

Great stuff Chris, and thanks for the tag. I must now retreat to stately Skylersdad manor for some reflection upon my life...

Splotchy said...

I would honestly love to see samples of your drafting.

I may be lame, I think that stuff is mucho aesthetically pleasing.

Dick Small said...

Hey Chris, I was a huge Mr. Rogers fan also! In fact, he practically made me what I am today! He ROCKED!

Grant Miller said...

I think you should listen to an Enya CD everyday.

Amy said...

I'll get to the tag soon.

Just had to say that I LOVED Mr. Rogers, but my mom thought he was kinda weird and didn't understand why I liked his show so much. Maybe because he was the only male role model who told me I was special other than my grandpa. And he had cool shoes and sweaters.

Ms. Laaw-yuhr said...

Mr. Rogers was the best and he is someone who helped save PBS when it was under fire from 1969.

Check it out on youtube.

may-b said...

I love being tagged!

That came out sounding worse than I thought.

Zed said...

Chris, I love your responses, especially the one about your love of comfort clothes. Bottom line of life: It's all about comfort. ALL about comfort.

Pavel Chekov said...

Champaign, IL is very close to where I went to Tech School while in the Air Farce. I was stationed at Chanute AFB during the summer of 1986. Fond memories of Missile Maintenance School.

gizmorox said...

Nothing wrong with comfort! Also, Mr. Rogers is very awesome. When I worked for the TV station I'd tune the satellite in to PBS so I could watch Mr. Rogers on the side instead of the crap ABC programming that I was peddling to the masses.

Thanks for playing! :)

Chris said...

TLWDL- Glad I could be the first.

SD- You don't have a batcave, do you?

Splotchy- I'll try to scan some stuff.

DS- He did a fine job.

GM- My motto: Go with the (Orinoco) flow.

Amy- I always thought there'd be some scandal that would come out about him, but it turns out he was just a nice guy.

Laaw-yuhr- Is that where he testified before congress? I'll check it out.

May-B- I'll have to remember that.

Zed- Amen, sister!

Pavel- It's been a while since I've been back. I bet it's changed a lot.

Gizmo- I had no idea there was so much Mr. Rogers love out there! Thanks for the tag!

Skylers Dad said...

My answers are up my friend!

Melinda June said...

Thank god I finally have something to write about!

Distributorcap said...

you sound perfectly normal to me

Beth said...

Shame on that Enya listening!