Five things you don't care about me

I hate this meme, but I've been tagged by Josh Simons, so here goes... Five things you don't know about me (and probably don't care):
  1. In high school, I was an athlete. Those who see my 200+ pound girth today probably can't imagine the 6'1", 140 pound, hurdler of my youth. Even today, nearly 30 years later, my name is still on the track and field record board at my high school. Luckily they don't make you come back every few years to defend your records :-)
  2. I enjoy woodworking, and have done construction, furniture, turning (vases, bowls and lamps), and clocks. A couple of my projects (my roll-top desk and old pine cupboard) are listed on The New Yankee Workshop web page (although they managed to put the desk photo with the cupboard description, and vice versa).
  3. In high school I seriously considered a career in writing. Then I learned that a B-average engineer with a bachelors would make twice the salaray that an A-plus writer with a masters degree makes, and my future was decided: I'd be an engineer by day and a blogger by night!
  4. My Mom died last year, after a very hard, two-year struggle with cancer. Very few people I work with even knew she was sick. Very few, as in two or three; I consider it a personal matter. A co-worker and friend some years ago complained how hard it was to maintain a personal life at work. I told her that your personal life is that part of your life you choose to keep personal. If you share everything about your home life at work, then in effect you choose to have no personal life. I, on the other hand, choose to have a personal life, and keep much of my life personal.
  5. I have the smartest, most talented, and most beautiful three-year-old girl that the world has ever seen. Funny how no one knows that about me, especially the other parents of three-year-olds. :-)
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