Here we go again: 8 Things - Orablog Tag

I think I should point out the disclaimer on the right about veering off topic occasionally....

I've been tagged by Joe (even though it is the post below this one, you get a link anyway) as part of some kind of online pyramid scheme.... I hope it makes Jake his fortune since he is at the top of the pyramid!

8 things you may not know about me.

(1) Once upon a time, I used to have some technical skills. My first job in Oracle consulting was installing an Oracle 6 database and Financials (GL) at a health authority in Dorset.

(2) Although I am not that IT literate compared to most of the Web 2.0-enabled people I work with, I maintain the website for my kids' school. The people of Teddington obviously have simpler expectations from that there interweb thing...

(3) I have a thing for music. I have just bought a restored 1920s piano and I perform on keyboards and vocals in a folk band. I also play bass guitar very badly. I had to sell my drum kit a few years ago but I am now thinking of getting one of those electronic ones where you can practise quietly.

(4) I am also currenly obsessed with Guitar Hero 3 and Singstar, although I think the gadget euphoria of my new PS3 will wear off fairly soon.

(5) This one's not really a secret... I am a terrible driver. I crashed a car into a wall the day after I passed my driving test. I also crashed a sports car at 60mph in the rain (not on the same day). When I was working temporarily at Oracle HQ I even crashed a hire car during a particularly demanding parking manoeuvre.

(6) I was born in Romford, Essex and have endured many Essex Girl jokes in my time.

(7) I am scared of chickens. As a child on a farm camping holiday I was chased by one in the dark, and it has gone downhill from there. I might have been a vegetarian but for the death-to-all-chickens thing.

(8) I've seen David Beckham topless in the home team changing rooms at Old Trafford (the home ground for Manchester United, one of his former teams). I wasn't that impressed at the time to be honest, I was really hoping to bump into Eric Cantona.

When you read this message please send me $5 and pass the message on to 8 of your friends. Within 1 month you will make $47billion! Hmmm no, that wasn't it. But now Elise, Linda, Suzanne, Diana, Maria, Neil, Balaji and Brian - you're tagged too!


I have not yet received a dime from you - I guess you can slide until your first payment is received - maybe you can do some cash flow analysis, this is a financials blog afterall!

Posted by Joe Gum on January 09, 2008 at 08:17 AM PST #

Cluck cluck Zoe - I dont remember you crashing cars? I remember Neil's new car never working but not you crashing :0)

Posted by Tim on January 09, 2008 at 08:35 AM PST #

I'm still on the fence about Guitar Hero. It looks awesome though. Thanks for playing.

Posted by Jake Kuramoto on January 09, 2008 at 09:52 AM PST #

If I were you I would ask for the money in a hard currency such as EUR or Pounds Sterling. $47 billion in a month might not even fund your car repair bills.

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