Well, this is a new one on me. There's a game of tag going around the genealogical blogging world and it seems I'm it now since I just got tagged by Steve Danko. Apparently, I'm supposed to share 5 things that most folks probably don't know about me -- and once I'm done, I'm supposed to tag 5 other bloggers. I've been writing so long that I've already shared a lot about myself, but let's see if I can come up with a few surprises.
1. When I was a kid, I used to love square-dancing (allemand left that corner lady, do-si-do and a right and left grand, and weave that ring!).
2. I've been to all seven continents. This photo shows me with my niece Lindsay, some penguins, a ship, and lots of guano in Antarctica.
3. I once thought the Bay City Rollers were cool, but in my defense, I'm pretty sure it was the tartan that mesmerized me.
4. In the "and now for something completely different" realm, I once ran a World Bank project to improve the quality of steel production in India. Seems like a former life.
5. I was (and probably still am) the geekiest of the geeky. When I was 11 years old, I was given an assignment to write about an imaginary trip to France -- and still remember the look my poor teacher gave me when I handed in my 95-page paper. When she got wind of it, my stepmother suggested that I be sent for psychiatric evaluation (and yeah, I belonged to the chess club, too).
OK, now it's my turn to pass it on. There are a lot of folks I'd like to tag who have already been tagged, so I'm going to take a chance and try for some uber-busy people. I can't promise that any of these folks will play, but I'm calling out Juliana Smith of Ancestry.com's 24/7 Family History Circle, Kimberly Powell of About Genealogy, Og of Roots Television's Og Blog, Rick Crume (aka The Internet Guy), and DearMYRTLE.