Monday, January 15, 2007

Mike Kruse tagged me

Mike Kruse tagged me this morning, and now I have to come up with 5 odd facts about me that people are not likely to know already. Hmmmmm.

1. By the time I was 16 I had spent approximately 8 years living outside the United States -- Japan and Okinawa in the 1950s and Germany in the latter 1960s.

2. While in Heidelberg, Germany, I attended a University of Maryland overseas graduation ceremony and had the opportunity to meet the then governor of Maryland, Spiro Agnew. I also met Kurt Georg Kiesinger, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, who gave the commencement address.

3. Also, while living in Germany, I was a member of the Protestant Chapel Choir, which teamed up on a regular basis with the Hockenheim Evangelical Church choir to form a group known as the Deutsche-Amerikanische Kantorei. Every October while I lived in Germany (1966-1969) we participated in the annual Reformation Service at the Evangelical (Lutheran) church in Worms.

4. As an undergraduate at Colorado State University, I attended a lecture in Boulder by the renowned paleontologist Louis Leakey. This was shortly before his death in 1972.

5. I appeared on the stage at Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. -- My high school graduation was held there.

I suppose I need to tag some people. How about Beau Weston and Jody Harrington? Email will follow....

6 comments:

Gruntled said...

Hmm, I will have to think about this. My reply will come Saturday.

Quotidian Grace said...

I played here:
5 Odd Facts About QG

Michael W. Kruse said...

Spiro Agnew! I am sorry to hear that. :)

Denis Hancock said...

Oh well, Mike -- at least Spiro hadn't yet been caught...

Denis Hancock said...

Thanks, QG. Yours were pretty interesting, after reading your final paragraph, I think I like the idea of self-tagging. I hope I didn't put you on the spot...

And the same to you, Gruntled. consider it a voluntary tag.

Quotidian Grace said...

No problem, Denis. I was flattered to be tagged. Some of the folks I would have liked to tag try to maintain their anonymity so I didn't want to put them on the spot. I'm not anonymous, so it's not a problem for me.