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Six Random Things - MtnVwPilot

Oct. 10th, 2006 09:13 pm Six Random Things

Oy, tagged by stefaroos...

Once tagged by this entry, the assignment is to write a blog entry of some kind with six random facts about yourself. Then, pick six of your friends and tag them; no tag backs. This explanation should be included.

1) I've spent far more time on a motorcycle than on horseback, but I've fallen off horses more often than I've fallen off motorcycles. Though I've only been on a horse once in the past 20 years, and haven't been on a motorcycle in at least that long...

2) I've flown the Goodyear Blimp N10A "Columbia" (since retired). Note that's not "flown in" but "flown"; my logbook shows 0.1 hour as pilot in command... ;-)

3) My grandfather taught me to drive when I was about 7 years old, as soon as I was tall enough to push the clutch, on his cattle ranch. What he didn't teach me was how to shift gears; I just pushed and released the clutch when he told me to, while he did the shifting. Within another couple of years, though, I'd figured the rest of it out on my own, and was thereafter frequently "borrowing" the Jeep for adventures around the ranch...

4) I don't cook much, but folks seem to love my french toast...

5) My favorite book is The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein. I haven't reread it in years, though; hmm, time to go pull it off the shelf...

6) I've known some of the folks on my Friends list (including sfo2lhr, sierra_nevada, andybeals, cat_herder, generalist, and tsennyipa; apologies if I've forgotten anyone!) for over 20 years (and several more for nearly that long), since I was an undergrad at Berkeley. That's more than half my life.

Tags to: jan_can_too, sfo2lhr, happy_potterer, joyliveshere, sterlingsf, and scs_11.

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