8 More Random Facts

Amber of Random Magus fame has tagged me to reveal 8 random facts about myself. Whilst I have previously posted on this meme here, I reckon there are a few more things I can say.

The rules are these –

  • Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
  • Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
  • Players should tag 8 other people and notify them that they have been tagged.

1. I am one of three children and have two younger sisters.
2. Mum lost a brother between my two sisters and I have always wondered what it would have been like to have a brother.
3. I have only lived in two places I would really call home.
4. My dog Chai, part German Shorthaired Pointer, lived for 17 years.
5. I started a Masters in Geography but joined the police force instead.
6. I have been out of Australia twice – once to Macquarie Island in the sub-Antarctic, and once to Washington DC for a counter-terrorism conference four months before 911.
7. I saw my first dead body whilst at the Police Academy in early 1982.
8. I was once petrified of public speaking but now I’m OK with it.

I will try and tag people who I haven’t tagged before and who I don’t know may have already answered this one –

Goldyworld
Little White Liar
Looking Beyond the Cracked Window
Wiping Up Snot
The Rest of Me
Sleeping Kitten Dancing Dog
Sunset Pig
Worldman

As always folks – I’d like to read the replies but don’t feel obliged 🙂

8 More Random Facts

Amber of Random Magus fame has tagged me to reveal 8 random facts about myself. Whilst I have previously posted on this meme here, I reckon there are a few more things I can say.

The rules are these –

  • Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
  • Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
  • Players should tag 8 other people and notify them that they have been tagged.

1. I am one of three children and have two younger sisters.
2. Mum lost a brother between my two sisters and I have always wondered what it would have been like to have a brother.
3. I have only lived in two places I would really call home.
4. My dog Chai, part German Shorthaired Pointer, lived for 17 years.
5. I started a Masters in Geography but joined the police force instead.
6. I have been out of Australia twice – once to Macquarie Island in the sub-Antarctic, and once to Washington DC for a counter-terrorism conference four months before 911.
7. I saw my first dead body whilst at the Police Academy in early 1982.
8. I was once petrified of public speaking but now I’m OK with it.

I will try and tag people who I haven’t tagged before and who I don’t know may have already answered this one –

Goldyworld
Little White Liar
Looking Beyond the Cracked Window
Wiping Up Snot
The Rest of Me
Sleeping Kitten Dancing Dog
Sunset Pig
Worldman

As always folks – I’d like to read the replies but don’t feel obliged 🙂

8 Random Things You Don’t Know About Me.

Beth has tagged me to list some random facts that you don’t know about me. Just so those I tag know the rules here they are.

1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names. (I only picked 3)
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged and to read your blog.

Now about me.

1. I am a qualified palynologist [and I like big words that no one else has ever heard of].

2. A Quarter of a century ago I wrote a thesis on Climate Change in the Victorian Alps.

3. I am of predominantly Irish descent [including four Irish convict great-great-grandparents] with the rest being a mixture of English, Scottish and Australian Aboriginal.

4. I was a policeman for 16 years resigning with the rank of Sergeant.

5. Whilst in the police force I worked as both a hostage negotiator and a counter-terrorist intelligence analyst.

6. I am a two-time Basketball Victoria Administrator of the Year.

7. Four of the best days of my life were those my children were born.

8. I love the smell of petrichor.

I know I’m supposed to pass this on but I’ll amend the post a little later when I check to see if any of my regular readers have already done it or not.

8 Random Things You Don’t Know About Me.

Beth has tagged me to list some random facts that you don’t know about me. Just so those I tag know the rules here they are.

1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names. (I only picked 3)
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged and to read your blog.

Now about me.

1. I am a qualified palynologist [and I like big words that no one else has ever heard of].

2. A Quarter of a century ago I wrote a thesis on Climate Change in the Victorian Alps.

3. I am of predominantly Irish descent [including four Irish convict great-great-grandparents] with the rest being a mixture of English, Scottish and Australian Aboriginal.

4. I was a policeman for 16 years resigning with the rank of Sergeant.

5. Whilst in the police force I worked as both a hostage negotiator and a counter-terrorist intelligence analyst.

6. I am a two-time Basketball Victoria Administrator of the Year.

7. Four of the best days of my life were those my children were born.

8. I love the smell of petrichor.

I know I’m supposed to pass this on but I’ll amend the post a little later when I check to see if any of my regular readers have already done it or not.