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I’ve been tagged…8 Random Facts

Jim Stroup of “Managing Leadership” tagged me recently in his post titled “Random Day 1“…guess its time to jump in with some random facts. I haven’t quite figured out why anyone would want to know some random facts about me, but here goes.

First…the rules:

  1. Post these rules before you give your facts.
  2. List 8 random facts about yourself.
  3. At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them.
  4. Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they’ve been tagged.

Now…the random facts:

Random Fact #1:
When I was 16, I won two national championship’s in powerlifting as part of the Natural Athlete Strength Association (NASA). I won the 1990 High School Nationals and the 1990 Teenage Nationals. Good times.

Random Fact #2:
I once jumped off the back of a moving pickup-truck. Thankfully, I received only minor injuries that required 5 stitches. Don’t ask me why I did it…I won’t tell you. :)

Random Fact #3:
Potassium will explode if put into a medicine bottle and thrown it into water. Again…don’t ask how I know this.

Random Fact #4:
I have never been arrested…but…the police in Weatherford Oklahoma (where I went to college) probably still have my name in their system as someone who they never want to see or speak to again. I was a bit of a troublemaker in college….nothing serious but still worthy of having a conversation with the police. Ditto for the police in Stillwater Oklahoma (where I went to grad school). Thankfully, except for the occasional speeding ticket, I’ve not had much contact with law enforcement since my college days.

Random Fact #5:
I worked as a security guard for concerts and other events while in college and got to meet some great people. For example, I met the surviving members of Lynard Skynard while they were on tour. Other bands/people I met are: Stone Temple Pilots, Poison, Alice in Chains and many others that I can’t really remember right now.

Random Fact #6:
I am working on a book that I hope to release sometime within the next 30 years.

Random Fact #7:
An ancestor of mine, Joseph Livesay, was one of the founders of the temperance movement and also a founder of the institution that would become the University of Central Lancashire.

Random Fact #8:
I hope to one day (soon preferably) be able to take a few months and travel to Europe with my wife. We’d like to spend some time in Italy, Germany, France, England, Scotland, Poland and Greece.

Well..those are my 8 random facts. I hope you enjoyed reading them.

The last rule of being ‘tagged’ is to pick 8 people to tag….after looking around, all of the people that I wanted to tag have already been tagged. Anyone have any ideas on who they’d like to see tagged?

[tags] Tagged, Random Facts, Joseph Livesay [/tags]

About Eric D. Brown, D.Sc.

Eric D. Brown, D.Sc. is a data scientist, technology consultant and entrepreneur with an interest in using data and technology to solve problems. When not building cool things, Eric can be found outside with his camera(s) taking photographs of landscapes, nature and wildlife.
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Jim Stroup
16 years ago

Eric – what a great list! Some of it I can identify with (not the powerlifting part, though!). Let me know when you and your wife come to Europe.