I’ve been tagged for eight "randoms"

Fellow evangelisto Jeremy Cath shared eight random things about himself in his “8 random things about me” post. A fun read.

Well, it was fun until the little bugger tagged me, making me responsible to fulfill my part in this game.

The rules:

  1. Each “player” shall assemble eight random facts / habits / things about themselves.
  2. Each “player” shall write an “eight things” post with these things and include these rules.
  3. Each “player” shall choose another eight “players” and list their names in the post.
  4. Each “player” shall notify (email or blog comment) their eight and advise them they’ve been tagged.
  5. No Tag-Backs! (I added this rule).

Okay. Gotit. Here we go:

  1. I have five children and three grandchildren.
  2. I love old and romantic music. To the point that I get really, really misty (to an awful degree) around the first day of Spring. If you’re close to me, you’ll hear me breaking into song (sort of a musical Tourette’s) at the drop of a hat.
  3. I play the trombone. Pretty darned good at it, too. I play guitar, but not near as well. Piano? A bit, mostly for myself.
  4. I fold Origami and I play craps. Not at the same time. I realize it’s two random things, but they’re cool things that I do. I’ll show you, if you can get me to stay in one place long enough.
  5. I think Barry Manilow is a genius. Not just a commercial musical genius, but a really, really smart guy.
  6. My favorite expletive is “dogshit taco” (uttered by Eric Cartman from South Park in “Bigger, Longer and Uncut“). I don’t use it, except among friends and those whom I seek to shock.
  7. I’m a member of AARP (yes: you read that right). Note that despite that, I’m really well-connected to the Next-Generation Web; ask anyone. If they argue, I’ll sit down and connect with them.
  8. I’m an active member of Mensa.

My eight victims (frankarr called them “eight lucky souls” in his “eight random things about me” post) is below; I’ve posted a comment on each of these folks’ blogs

(removed in the re-post):

Apologies in advance, but it doesn’t hurt to share.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

One Response to I’ve been tagged for eight "randoms"

  1. Pingback: Barry Manilow: A Weapon of Mass Destruction? « OpsanBlog

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