5 things you may not know about me

OK I have been sucked into this Blog Tagging game and I better do this before even more people pick me. Seriously though thanks for thinking of me. :) I was asked first by Adam (ShandyKing) , then Caydel , then Ben Pfeiffer (with two f’s), . So here we go…

1. “I was born a poor black child…”
...is my favorite movie line (Steve Martin in The Jerk) after about a dozen lines from Caddy Shack. I was actually born in Leuven (or Liege if you lean that way) which is sorta near Brussels in Belgium. And yes, like Notorious B.I.G., I have eaten the clams and mussels… My mom is Belgian and my dad was a US Diplomat so I grew up all over the place including Bordeaux France, Canberra Australia, Washington DC, The Hague Holland, Hamilton Bermuda, and then onto High School in Washington DC at a School called St. Alban’s. I speak French fairly well when I get back into it, and Dutch OK for an ugly American. Since HS I have lived in Georgia (Athens), California, Maryland, and now Jersey outside of Philly.

2. I was a US Marine for 4 years. Oo-rah! I was an Artillery Section Chief as a Non-Commissioned Officer, and was very good at accurately blowing up dirt that was far away. I served primarily at Camp Pendleton in CA, with a couple trips to Okinawa (Camp Hansen in case anyone knows) and was involved in a little thing called Desert Fox which occurred during the Clinton impeachment so not many people heard about it. We were bombing Iraq for a couple weeks at the end of 1998 and they had my unit along with the Army in a defensive position of Kuwait.

3. I play soccer in “Over 35” leagues. I just finished an outdoor season and got on to an Indoor team in South Jersey. Over the past few years I played in leagues in Maryland and San Diego. I rule (for an older fatter guy).

4. I play Fantasy Sports to the point of obsession. I play in a few “super leagues” that consist of random players that have gathered over the years from all over the world. I think it would be really cool to start a major Web 2.0ish community for Fantasy Sports. The following are sports that I am involved in: Golf, baseball, Hockey, Football. You can actually see one of my Fantasy Profiles at Yahoo! here: http://profiles.sports.yahoo.com/boggscd68

5. I love most pro sports, but primarily Football. Huge Redskins fan, been suffering for a while but I do have 3 Superbowl victories to fall back on that I can clearly remember shedding tears of joy over. I like the Washington Capitals as well – not much playoff joy there. Began liking the LA Dodgers as a kid when I lived in Australia and they stuck since DC didn’t have a team forever. Also a former Lakers Season ticket holder when I was living in San Diego (we split the tickets so I went to about a dozen game a year. Was at all three game 1’s during the Lakers’ three-peat). I also like DC United and was a fan of the old Washington Diplomats.

K Now I will call out some folks:

Frank Watson aka Aussiewebmaster http://www.smart-keywords.com/blog.html

Greg Boser aka WebGuerilla http://www.webguerrilla.com/

Jennifer Slegg aka JenSense http://www.jensense.com/

Rocco Albano http://lookin2theweb.com/

Gregory Isaacs http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=37546169

Glad to see you took part... Plus, the first update to your blog in a long time :P
Okay 5 things you may not know about me....

1) I was born in the United States....

2) I have had businesses in 9 states...

3) I went to boarding school from the fourth grade....

4) I have a personalised signed picture of Robert Kennedy with my brother and I.

5) In 1985 I co-founded a newspaper using an Apple II and the first ever laser printer - and the newspaper is still in existence today!
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