Tag - I'm it!
By martin on Feb 05, 2007
I've just been tagged by Dave in the latest form of chain mail (not the kind you wear). I'm supposed to write five things you don't know about me, and tag five new people:
I'm a climate refugee
I grew up in Holmsund, a small, boring town in the north of Sweden, and even though I liked the winters - 6 months of snow it more than enough. I've had to open the kitchen window and jump out to dig out the front door, as it fell over one meter of snow during the night! So I moved south to get away from the long, dark and cold winter - and I've never regretted it a single day.
I've been to 6 continents
Since I like to travel I'm managed to go to Europe (duh), Asia, North America, Africa, Australia and South America - in that order. The only place I have left to go is Antarctica, which isn't going to happen anytime soon, but I'm heading back to Brazil and Rio de Janeiro during the Swedish summer, to visit my mother-in-law. We'll actually stay for about 3 months - I work just as well there as I do here.
I spent every evening during high school in the photo lab
I got my grandfathers photo gear when I started high school, and bought a book about how to become a photographer, and spend almost every evening for a year in the dark room. Luckily I realized that I was better at programming than taking pictures, so I started spending the evenings in the computer lab instead.
I used to play underwater rugby
This is a very obscure sport! It resembles rugby, but is played under water! The goal is between 3.5 and 5 meters down, and the ball is filled with saltwater so it slowly sinks and can be passed 2 to 3 meters.
I used to work as a bartender
Before I got a full time job as a computer geek, I used to be a bartender. It was fun for a while, but dealing with drunk and obnoxious people really isn't my thing...