Tag I’m it: 8 Random Things

So i’ve been tagged with a Meme called 8 Random things not once but 3 times this week by Eric Rice, Doug Meacham & Andy Bilodeau. A blog meme is kinda of like a game of tag in the blogging world, someone writes a blog post, they tag somebody, then that somebody which is me in this case has to write a blog post on that topic and tag other people. So now I have to write 8 random things about myself and tag 8 others with the meme. I actually wrote this post once already, but I forgot to save the post and it is gone forever. So now you get to read the new improved version πŸ™‚ Lucky You!!! So here we go with 8 random things @me.

  1. I was a competitive swimmer from the ages 10 – 17.
  2. I spent 4 years active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1994-1998 & 2.5 years in the reserves from 1998-2001 (stationed in Cape May, NJ Port Huron, MI Petaluma, CA Keokuk, IA Chicago, IL) Yes you read that correctly, I was in the Coast Guard in Iowa!!!
  3. I worked as a Lifeguard from age 15-18
  4. I have been a linux user and advocate since 1997, can’t believe it’s been 10yrs.
  5. I married a one night stand who has turned in to most wonderful wife a man could ask for (met 11 years ago 5 on the marriage & counting). Actually it was her idea i write this, she’s funny like that and why i love her πŸ™‚
  6. I have Worked for the same K-12 school district for 8 years in their IT department (8 yrs at a single job in this day and age is almost unheard of).
  7. I play the guitar although not very well. It is great stress relief for me.
  8. I played trumpet in the high school marching band all 4 years of high school and also played trumpet during my time in Coast Guard boot camp for the boot camp band.

So now it is time for me to tag 8 other people, here you go guys, get writing!!! Clintus, TheFemGeek, Oblivion, Amanda Mooney, Mark Forman, Leah Jones, Jason, Bravegirl, Kroosh, Karrie Lyne. Ok, so I tagged 9 people 10 people, so sue me πŸ™‚


  1. 10:31 am - July 25th, 2007

    JueL says:

    i get lil goosebumps about marrying your one night stand…similiar here…but is fading after 11 yrs…You are BLESSED…and i agree with No. 7…Music heals.

  2. 11:12 am - July 25th, 2007

    twila_zoned says:

    Wow! I never woulda guessed! Very cool!

  3. 7:42 am - July 26th, 2007

    Clintus McGintus says:

    Oooo, I like these.

  4. 11:07 am - July 27th, 2007

    Dayngr says:

    Just surfed over and already I think you’re amazing!

  5. 11:16 am - July 27th, 2007

    Jeff O'Hara says:

    Dayngr, Thanks for the kind words. I’m checking out your site as we speak πŸ™‚

  6. 12:00 am - July 31st, 2007

    Mark Forman says:

    Just encountered my “tag” Jeff. As the Chinese say, “may you live during interesting times” for seeing fit to tag me so soon after last one. All in good fun πŸ™‚

  7. 7:35 pm - August 8th, 2007

    David says:

    Man, that’s an awesome way to meet a wife. Cool! I’m so glad I read this. πŸ™‚

  8. 2:29 pm - August 12th, 2007

    Mike says:

    It’s very beautifully.

  9. 5:07 pm - December 4th, 2007

    Misty O'Brien says:

    I just now realized that you tagged me for this…shows how much I pay attention.

    I’ll fix that oversight and post something in the next day or so….