Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Oi, Emz, check it....

Emz from If I Can't Convince You At Least I'll Confuse You, who just did the 50 mile "Man Vs. Horse" race in Prescott, AZ and as a result is now in the 99.99th percentile on the sheer awesomeness scale (up from 99.98) tagged me as a candidate for Versatile Blogger.  So thank you Emz for this.  And thanks for the race report today, YOU should get an award for it because it's the best I have ever read, right down to the Coolio reference.

Seven things about me -

1.  When I was 17, I got in my first car accident.  It was a very minor fender bender, and it was my fault because I was driving the singer of my ALL TIME FAVORITE BAND (at the time) to a music store and was too nervous to drive.

2.  I once took a tab of acid in a small village in Germany, had a complete freak-out, ran through the village streets, broke into the train station, climbed on top of a train, fell asleep and woke up just as the train was pulling out of the station in the morning.  I jumped off, found my way back to our van (I was on tour), crawled into the back and listened to "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder over and over for hours.  The Stevie Wonder record was on cassette, that's how long ago this was.   By the way, this was the one and only time I ever took acid.

3.  Depending on how you define "date",  I've never dated a blonde.  I tried once, but it only lasted 15 minutes before I snuck out of the movie theater.  A few years later (and with another girl), I was making "the move" and received the most epic rejection ever.  Karma is a bitch.

4.  I once got the absolute crap kicked out of me by every boy in my 6th grade class for rolling into school with a peach colored parka.

5.  Emz is right, I prefer numbers that end in "5" or "0".  But I am also quite fond of "7".

6.  I really, really, really, really like Spain.

7. Life is about the little things.  One of my fondest memories is from about 8 years ago when Mary and I where driving from New York to California with our dog Natasha and we played for hours in this little field behind our motel in North Platte, Nebraska.

So there you go...

OK, I am tagging Jeff from Dangle The Carrot (but will allow him a temporary deferment due to a heavy training load), DRog from TRI'ing for Iron (because I want to know more about the guy before I meet him next month) and Valen from A Season Of racing (because like Emz, Valen is also in the 99.99th percentile on the sheer awesomeness scale for recently representing New Zealand in the Age Group World Championships in Budapest).

13 comments:

Matty O said...

WOW, loved the acid story hahaha, surprised you remembered taking it?!

There is a lot to you that we know nothing about... Sounds like you have some pretty awesome stories.

You get to meet Derek?!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Thanks for the temporary reprive ... only got 4 hrs scheduled for Sat might get it in then!

The acid train story is pretty awesome actually. Sounds like an ozzy song?

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I dropped acid once, burned a hole in the carpet.

Colleen said...

That list was awesome... :) Kind of makes me wish they made you like 100 random things!

Andrew Opala said...

so you're saying you're off acid now?

BTW I think you're versatile too.

TRI714 said...

Classic !!

Emz said...

First, I feel like a rockstar. Thank you.

But, huh, what . . . .

Never dated a blonde?! Who? what? why? [wait...is this why?! - Don't answer that]

7? Try 4. It's nicer.

Spain - freaking A - the place I'm dying to go.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Hilarious. Love these 7 things. I wanna know more about the band history now too.

I went to Spain once as a teen, I loved it except that they spoke English to my grandmother and Spanish to me...

And EMZ, you ARE a rockstar.

lindsay said...

those were all quite random, and very fun, factoids. you've had quite the life's journey!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

I loved your list! I think it's one of the best ones I've read!

Jennifer said...

Ha! We have more in common than I thought; I won't say which one(s). Fun post, thanks for sharing.

Chris K said...

Another witty post by Patrick. Surprise, surprise. That cracked me up. Hmmmmh, I'm guessing it was Vanilla Ice in the car.

Quinton J said...

Had some of my best naps atop of trains.

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