I just got pinged by FrankArr to post 8 random facts about me.

The background/rules:-

  1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  2. People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.
  3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog


So… here are my 8 random things (well, more random that this blog usually contains)

  1. The difference between my brothers age and mine is the same gap between my Dad and my Mum.
  2. I have one tattoo and 5 piercings. Unless I know you quite well you’ll only ever see four of them!
  3. My first car was a Vauxhall Astra Mk1. The first car I bought my brother was a Mk4.
  4. I was born in the UK but my US Visa is in an Australian passport.
  5. Until I left the UK in 1996 I lived in the same house that my parents had owned from 4 years before I was born. Since them I’ve had 10 different addresses (and stayed at a lot of hotels!)
  6. I once sat next to Douglas Adams on a flight from Sydney to Heathrow. It was the most enjoyable flight I’ve ever been on! Luckily I didn’t realize at the time “Doug” was my favorite author (otherwise I’d have been a tongue-tied fool!)
  7. I’m afraid of heights but I have cliff jumped and been on a trapeze (both more than once!)
  8. I’m been trapped in Cyberspace since the days of CompuServe (I was an administrator) and the first website I build ran on GoServe (on OS/2!)


Now because the rules say I need to spread the meme to 8 more folks…

  1. Michael Coates
  2. Fred Wilson
  3. Nishant Kothary
  4. Thomas Lewis
  5. Mike Swanson
  6. Kip Kniskern
  7. Joshua Allen
  8. Paul Walsh