Well, Scott MontyAaron Strout started
So here goes nothin’
1) I grew 10000 onions as a summer job. Yup, I think I was 12 or 13 and wanted to make some money and living on a farm mention lots o land to utilize. And they were live sets meaning it was like planting blades of grass. 10000, 9999, 9998 to go… And I think I made like $230 for the whole summer of planting, weeding, watering and harvesting. Ah those were the days.
2) I have a secret fiddlehead patch. Yah, most of you are saying, what’s a fiddlehead
3) I lived on my Commodore64 for an entire school year. Most of you could probably deduct this from my interest in tech but yes, most of my grade 11 year was spent hacking on my C64, rewriting the interupts, changing up the operating system (you could write the ROM to RAM and do this), and writing programs in assembler and Basic. What a geek.
4) I sang as a reindeer on the B side of a 45 – Ok, now that’s really dating me. Yeah, not an MP3, or CD, or tape or 8 track, but a vinyl 45. Yeah, my sisters and I did a lot of singing as kids and were asked to sing backup on Ray Olives’ Christmas single. Well they liked the “kid” sound so much that they said we should just sing “Santa Whatcha Do to your Reindeer” without him on the B side. My voice was changing and cracking up so I decided to sing the two reindeer bits. Yeah, what does a reindeer sound like when it sings? Well it sounds like me during puberty so let’s leave it at that.
5) I was the host of an improv comedy TV show – Ok, nothing you would have seen on the Comedy networks but it was fun, actually Funzai is more accurate. It was a cross between the Iron Chef and Who’s Line and I was it’s whacky host. We shot the season in 4 hot nights in the summer of ‘06 on a school stage. Ran on local cable channel every day for a year. Caaarazy!
6) I didn’t wear pants at my wedding – Ok, say what? Yes, I got married in my kilt, with a knife in my sock and a hairy sporon holding my wallet. My great grandfathers’ a MacPherson so I had a kilt made with the ancient MacPherson tartan. It was a total Scottish theme with Scottish Pine seedlings as the give aways (many are full grown trees now on the lawns of people who attended our wedding), to eating haggis if you wanted us to kiss, to the honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands. Aiiiii laddy, it’s true.
7) I’m in big trouble now – yes while I delayed shoveling the driveway to write this my better half started to shovel the driveway instead. Gulp, must go now and earn back points. The doghouse would be extra cold outside tonight.
Now as for tagging 7 more people I’m going to cheat a bit and tag some folks that I’ve known for awhile and all New Brunswickers.
1) Rob Mills
3) Chris Nadeau
5) Dan Martell
7) Jeff Roach