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Saturday, March 15, 2008

five fun facts

Todd Hester, the mad parson, tagged me with a meme. I commented to him that there are two types of bloggers in the world: those who love memes and those who hate them. I'm the latter, but Todd is a friend and I figured my four readers might enjoy some fun facts about me. I'm going to change the original meme a bit and make this more like the old game "Two Truths and a Lie" - except it will be five truths and a lie. You get to guess which fun fact isn't factual. =)

So, here we go...

1. I played on a SC championship high school tennis team for five years in a row.

HINT: look here and down about 7 pictures (the one w/cheerleaders; back row, 4th from the right)
2. I grew up with an irrational fear of becoming blind and losing one of my hands, so I would sometimes practice one-handed piano in the dark just to get ready.

3. As a 14-year old, and with some practice, I was able to solve the Rubix cube (legitimately, not taking it apart) in under 45 seconds. Of course, now there are youtube videos of people doing it that fast with their feet, but back then it was a big deal.

4. I started playing the guitar when I was four years old. [FALSE - it was when I was 20!]

5. I've written, played on, or engineered jingles for McDonald's, Dodge, Applebee's, Coke, and the Yellow Pages.
HINT: this and this (yes, it says "designed for the 90s")
6. Whenever I'm in SC (my home state), my accent becomes more pronounced, and my wife thinks that's funny.

And, you know, with these things you are supposed to spread the love. So, I tag Leslie Nease, Dawn - the funny super-mom, Bruce Reyes-Chow, and Mark D. Roberts. These are all folks whose blogs I read regularly... I commend them to you!


Todd said...

The last one HAS to be the ruse. Come on--a more pronounced accent when in the Promised Land? Impossible! :-)

robert austell said...

I will wait to see if any more guesses come in before revealing the false fact. Thanks for playing. =)

Coupon Queen Vicki said...

Gotta go with #5. Although I totally think you COULD do it I don't think you did......Did ya?

robert austell said...

Vicki, want to guess again?

Dawn said...

I'm guessing it's #2 just because the visual of a little kid playing the piano one handed with his eyes closed cracks me up. :D

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