Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Tagged again!

Okay here goes:

The rules:Post the rules before giving the facts. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves - People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules - At the end of the your blog you need to tag (hopefully) six people and list their names - Leave them a comment on their blog, telling them they have been tagged and not to forget to read your blog.

Here are my meaningless random acts of drivel:

1) When I was 7, it was time to go to Primary, (a church class for kids, that at that time was held on Wednesday evenings), and I didn't want to go. I defiantly told my mom that I would rather live in a pig pen than go to Primary. Guess where I spent Primary? In the closest thing we had to a pig pen. In our dog run that was conveniently decorated with poop at one end. I went to Primary after that.

2) I have always been a good speller. In high school, I took a 400 word spelling test and only missed three words. One word had a hypen, one was a capilization, and the other I simply left out a couple of letters.

3) I have always loved writing. I recall one of my earliest works in first grade. I described clouds as thick as peanut butter. Throughout the years, I wrote several goofy stories. I was in college before I really started taking it seriously. I took a couple of writing courses, which dramatically improved my writing skills. I also took a correspondence course from the Institute for Childrens Literature. I am currently querying my first novel "Black, White, and Shades of Gray". I also just submitted an article to "The Ensign" which is a church magazine. The article was about my Bible that I posted about a few months back.

4) I have also always enjoyed music. Either playing it or listening to it. Over the years I have played several different instruments. My first of course being piano. I took up trumpet in Jr. High, then added bass guitar in 9th grade. Later when I was 17 or 18, I started tinkering with guitar, and eventually took on classical guitar. The trumpet is now in the hands of some under-privileged kid in Tahiti, my ex-wifes brother hawked my bass amp at a pawn shop, the bass which never was used much after that, eventually found it's way to Deseret Industries. I still have my piano, keyboard and classical guitar, though none of them get nearly the attention they used to. I have also written several songs.

5) I spent most of my childhood with people calling me by my older brother's names. Even my grandma did it. Except in her case, I got all of them: "Keithy, Kenny, Mikey, DAVY!" One day I told my mom that I wanted to trade names with my brother Mike. I got called that frequently enough, that it would have made sense. She didn't go for it though. At least they had sense enough not to call my by my sister's names!

6) I don't drink, I dont smoke, what do I do?

7) I have my own side business where I sell lots of varied things on the internet. I program the websites in PHP, and even built my own shopping cart system. I have been a programmer since 1988 using a variety of languages. I started with BASIC, used Pascal in college, actually worked at a job using C, then took up Foxpro with version 1, which eventually was bought out by Microsoft. I currently use Visual Foxpro on pretty much a daily basis. On the web I use PHP, Javascript, MySQL, HTML. I have written some rather sophisticated online systems for clients at work.

8) I met my wife when I was 36. We each had a son, then together we had the Bear. Hers, Mine, and Ours. We live in Mesa, AZ, where we just broke the record for the most consecutive days of over 110 degree weather. It's hot! Dang Hot! Frickin' Hot! They finally fixed the AC at work though, so that makes working much more pleasant.


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At August 30, 2007 7:36 PM, Blogger Thomas Kingsley Troupe said...

Hey Dave,

I hate to say it, but you spelled hyphen wrong in #2. Kind of ironic, dontcha think?

Hee hee...

At August 30, 2007 8:43 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Ah well...

I bet if you count the number of words in my post, that the percentage of correctly spelled words is still pretty high :)

The funny thing is (if I recall correctly) that the hyphenated word was high-school. I think it was a trick question.

At August 31, 2007 8:20 AM, Blogger Thomas Kingsley Troupe said...

Sorry, man. I just couldn't resist. I'm sure you could spell circles around me!!!

At September 01, 2007 10:24 AM, Blogger Kerrie said...

Hehe, if Thomas hadn't pointed that out I would have.

I LOVE #1 Dave - you'd get arrested for that nowadays, bless your mom!
It's no wonder you've got such a great sense of humor, your childhood must have been awesome (or dismally abusive... LOL!)

At September 04, 2007 7:15 PM, Blogger Dave said...

As with any child, I had my moments of not really enjoying life too much. I grew up when it was okay to spank your kid with anything at hand. My parents weren't abusive.

By todays standards what I got might be considered rough treatment, but I think a periodic good spanking goes a long way.

There are some parents that I would love to hand a Bible and have them read this verse:

Prov. 23: 13
Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.


At October 01, 2007 8:13 PM, Blogger Domestic Goddess said...

Gotta love mom and her methods of getting us to church!


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