Sunday, November 18, 2007

8 Things

Gina tagged me for the 8 Random Things About Myself thingy, so here's more than you ever wanted to know about the guy behind the blog. I never know who has been tagged and who hasn't, so if you haven't...and "if you feel led," then consider yourself "It."

I teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at a community college. My students actually appreciate me and they want to learn. I will never teach Americans, or at least not any younger than 40. (So by that criteria, I'm ineligible to teach myself. Hmmmm.)

I am a UNC grad and a huge Tar Heels fan. This is me (circa 1988) in my usual football Saturday attire. (I'm the lunatic on the right.)

I never want to live in a house younger than I am.

I read all the time.

I'm 5' 6", weigh 135 pounds, and played defensive end for my high school football team. (Don't be too impressed--it was a really small school.)

I never kill spiders or crickets in the house. I catch them and put them outside.

Whenever I put gas in my car, I reset the trip odometer and mentally calculate my gas mileage. I have no idea why I do this.

People say that I have the same personality as my cat, Andy. (I don't think they mean it as a compliment!)


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am glad you participated in the Meme. It is fun to see people as they see themselves and get to know them. Andy looks adorable. I thought you wrote well it is that "teacher" in you, can't help yourself can you. :)

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Thanks for participating in the meme. It's interesting and enjoyable to find out more about the people behind the blog.

Mary said...

It's nice to know you better, David. I work at a community college, also, in a program for CCE, so I'm in touch with the older crowd also.