Saturday, February 23, 2008

Tag - Your It!

Sarah, at Mom's Knitting... Again, tagged me to play the Power of Seven so here it goes.

1. Link to your tagger and post the rules on your blog. Done.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. (Mine are below).
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. (Hope they want to play too!)
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. Going to go do that right now.

Seven things about me that you might not already know:

1. I don't often talk about my work on this blog so you might not know that I work for Lockheed Martin as a Materials Science Engineer. I work on the External Tank for the Space Shuttle program and was hired on after the Columbia accident.

2. I have a black belt in Taekwondo. Well, I don't know if it still counts since I earned it about 7 years ago. I also had a purple belt in JuJitsu. I trained for about 3.5 years in martial arts and even competed. I've often thought about getting back into it but it is a big commitment.

3. My Dad was in the Army for 20 years. I went to many, many different schools. I lived in Germany for 6 years before I was 10 and even saw the Berlin wall before it came down. I've visited France, Turkey, Korea, Canada and Mexico as well.

4. I've hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back. It was one of the best feelings in the world. I only got to spend one night at the bottom and I've often wanted to go back for a longer stay. But I had to continue onto the rest of my trip that was a 5 day whitewater rafting trip down Cataract Canyon.

5. I skipped my senior year of high school. I attended an early admittance program called Clarkson School which is part of Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY before transferring back to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where I graduated with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering.

6. When I was 18 I worked for a summer on a riverboat called The Twilight on the Mississippi River. It wasn't a gambling boat but did 2 day trips up and down the river. I had to dance the can-can as part of the job.

7. I have 430 skydives. I've done 2 night jumps and I've used my reserve once.

Tag - Your It
1. CJ
2. Leslie
3. LeslieD
4. Emy
5. Nathania
6. Anna
7. Laura


Anna said...

Thank you! I already caught that tag:


Sarah said...

I want to see you do the Can-can :)

schrodinger said...

Wow, you really like skydiving huh?

I was an air force brat - I grew up a lot in Germany and got to see the wall before it came down - I never got to visit Turkey, Korea, Canada or Mexico as a kid though - very jealous.

Yarnhog said...

But can you do the can-can while skydiving?

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Stopped in from Mom's Knitting. Your list impresses me (wow - the Can-can) but #7 blew me away.

Leslie said...

Thanks for the tag. It was fun to play. I've wondered what you did so I'm glad you shared. But like everyone, I'm expecting a youTube video of your can-can moves!