- I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
- Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
- People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
- At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
- Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
I like the categories of random things that Bob picked for his list (which for me doesn't make them random, does it??), so I think I'll stick with those broad categories.
Food: If I could have just Taco Bell for every meal, I would -- but in the interim, I'll take a good steak, good pasta, good hamburger, or a great pizza with extra tomato sauce. A large stockpile of chips and salsa is also a requirement.
Family: Married for over ten years with two wonderful daughters.
Exercise: Hmm? What's that? Occasionally do walks around the neighborhood, and I was faithful about walking on the treadmill every day -- but that ended in May of last year.
Profession: Spent the last 10 years working for the U.S. House of Representatives before falling victim to voter dissatisfaction in the November elections. During my life, I've also worked as a bartender (not a very good one), a museum archivist (a fun job), a research assistant for George Plimpton (an amazing opportunity), a library page (my first job), a J. Crew telemarketer (my least favorite job, and thankfully a short tenure), and two jobs working in retail (yawn). Quite an eclectic and jammed life!
Obsession: Perhaps my wife should answer this one. Keeping a clean house all the time would be great, but with two young ones and a lot of activity, who can? I guess my biggest is taking care of my collection of books -- my second tier of children.
Faith: For regular readers of this blog, there's really no mystery here. I am a cradle Episcopalian who loves my denomination and the way it has grown and evolved over the course of my life. Many years ago, I developed a frustration with my own journey in the Episcopal Church and considered moving to either the Methodist or Catholic Churches, but stayed right where I was -- and I'm very glad I did.
Ailments: My knees are starting to go, and I suffer from bouts of insomnia. Otherwise, I feel okay.
Games: I love golf, but don't get to play that often. In the 19 years I've been at it, my career best score is 101. I love to tell folks that my golf and bowling scores are comparable, and let them figure out which is better.