Robert tagged me, and I’ve been procrastinating on a ‘stuff I did in 2008’ post, and this seems more fun anyway. Here goes:
- I’ve never seen the Grateful Dead in concert, despite graduating from the University of Oregon. Yes, I attended before Jerry died.
- I started college as a Chemistry major, intending to switch my major to musical performance.
- I competed in a Junior Miss pageant in high school. I wore spandex and danced a synchronized routine to ‘Tusk’, by Fleetwood Mac. I played a violin solo. I lost.
- The last time I played the violin publicly was about five years ago for my friend Amy’s orchestra, essentially a chamber orchestra that was a several-month experiment in improvisation with many musicians from the Portland area. The project was a collection of songs she wrote about eight artists and performers that inspired her. The performance was also a release party for the book DIY in PDX.
- I once unwillingly spent the night in a Venice convent.
- I made another ‘I am not a douchebag‘ bag for the family Christmas party gift. I’ve made three, one of which I was actually paid (“commissioned” hah!) to make.
- In 2008, I managed to increase my houseplant count from 0 to 4. All are still living as of this blog post. My chicken count went from 3 to 1.
- Gabrielle Roth, because she rules
- Mark Wong – since he started the P5 series last week!
- Emilie Steele, because we didn’t get a chance to talk nearly enough last year at PgCon
- Magnus Hagander, because he should blog more and he hasn’t responded to Robert’s tag yet
- Andy Lester, because his book rocks, and lots of people are going to need it this year
- Nikolay Samokhvalov, because I hear such great things about PostgreSQL.ru and want to visit him in Moscow someday for a Bruce-Momjian-Style tour
- Josh Berkus, just for fun and because he is blogging more these days! 🙂
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- Share seven facts about yourself in the post – some random, some weird.
- Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
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