I was tagged by my friend Marjolein.
1. My father is a geek’s geek. A retired IBM programmer, he is mentioned in Wikipeda for developing CGIDEV2. I have a distinct recollection of what happened when I asked him to teach me to program in BASIC. He said “sure!” …and handed me the manual.
2. I have owned 6 copies of Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, and keep losing them by pushing them on people and insisting they read it- then not asking for it back and buying a new copy instead.
3. I can twist balloons into animal shapes. These days, I do it for the amusement of nieces, nephews, or the children of friends- but when I was about 14, I worked at the local Ground Round on weekends as “Bingo the Clown.”
4. I used to study theatre. I went to the Arts High School at the Minnesota Center for Arts Education (now called the Perpich Center) and to the North Carolina School of the Arts. I was not especially good at it.
I’ll tag the following five MedLib bloggers in hopes that it’ll amuse them more it will annoy them:
Eugene Barsky (UBC Physio blog)
Rachel Walden (Women’s Health News)
Guus van den Brekel (DigiCMB)
Becky J. (Clinical Evidence, Searching Tidbits, and Other Minutiae)
Stewart Brower (Professional Notes)