Five Things You May Not Know About Me

posted on 01/13/07 at 10:59:08 pm by Joel Ross

Erik Lane was kind enough to tag me for the whole Five Things sensation that has been sweeping the blogosphere, so here's my list:

  1. While in college, I met my wife online. I'd never had a girlfriend before that either, so she was my first (and last). I found her on AOL during winter finals week in '97. We chatted for a few weeks, and it turned out we had a class 3 doors down from each other on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We eventually bumped into each other, and the rest, as they say, is history.
  2. I'm a HUGE Detroit Red Wings fan. I haven't missed watching at least part of a?game in over two years. I have a TiVo in anchor mode that we don't have a use for anymore - except to record Wings' games. I'm watching a Wings game right now. Having said that, I've never actually been to a Wings game. I've had a few opportunities, but have always had something else going on that prevented me from being able to go. Tonight is actually one of those - we got offered free tickets, and had to turn them down because we already had plans.
  3. I rarely get more than 6 hours of sleep a night. I used annoy my wife when we first got married because I had to have My 8 Hours every night! Then I started traveling, and couldn't make myself go to bed in a hotel room. The more I traveled, the less I slept. Eventually, it worked it's way into my life at home too, and now, I am rarely in bed before 1:00 AM and, since I have 2 young kids, we're usually up by 7:00 AM. Somehow, I survive!
  4. I didn't get my first computer until I graduated from high school. I graduated in '95, and got it as a graduation present - it was the first computer in my house, and I was scared to crack it open to do anything with it - I even paid someone to install RAM in it, because I didn't know what I was doing. I've gotten over that, having built the next three computers I had. I didn't write my first computer program until the second half of my sophomore year?in college - unless you count the football simulation I wrote for my TI-85.
  5. I prefer rap music. Not so much anymore, but I was huge into rap music - I had a 600 watt amp with 2 12" JL Audio subs in my car right up until my senior year of college - and only got rid of it because I fried my amp by bridging it to 1 Ohm (that's bad if your amp doesn't support it, which mine didn't). You could hear my car coming from down the block. The best part: now, I listen to podcasts 80% of the time I'm in the car, and the rest is Bob & Tom or ESPN Radio. Those 12" subs wouldn't do me much good now!

Pretty much everyone I'd tag has already been tagged, but since this is also being posted internally at NuSoft, I'm tagging everyone there.

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