Tuesday, July 10, 2007


We here at the APB were tagged last week by klkatz at the US History Site Blog. That means that we have to:
  1. Let others know who tagged you.
  2. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
  3. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
  4. Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.
Since it was my post that was tagged, here are 8 random facts about myself (this might prove just how nerdy I am though):
  1. I've seen the largest tower of oil cans in the world - no kidding, it's in Casselton, ND.
  2. I can recite all the Presidents and First Ladies in order - from any place chronologically, forward or backwards. Yes, I'm THAT nerdy. I'm also pretty close to being able to do that for the Kings of England as well...why you ask? No reason other than to be able to do it.
  3. I have read all the Harry Potter books and have had Book 7 pre-ordered for months. I do plan to go see the 5th movie soon (although not on opening day), but I really didn't like movie 4 so I'm a bit worried. I did see (thanks to my husband) all three Lord of Rings movies on their opening days (at midnight no less).
  4. My cat (poor creature) was named after a medieval Russian princess.
  5. Although I mostly teach history now (which is what one of my master's degrees is in), it is my bachelor's degree in math that has gotten me the most jobs. And to think I almost didn't finish that degree (I really hated abstract math - non-Euclidean geometry almost killed me!).
  6. When my husband and I moved across country (ND to OH), we found out that our books weighed more than all our other stuff together. And not just a few pounds - by 500! We clean out furniture, clothes and whatnot regularly, but seem to just keep collecting books!
  7. I've driven the Alcan several times, including once in my brother's 1966 Mustang.
  8. I still have my entire collection of Sweet Valley Twins from elementary school in hopes that my kids will want to read them one day.

Now the fun part...who would I like to tag.....

The Educational Tour Marm

Dr. History

Behind AotW

Investigations of a Dog

World History Blog

Early Modern Notes

Uncovered History

Rantings of a Civil War Historian


The Tour Marm said...


It's the tag-ee and I have submitted a list geared to the blog and a challenge!

Eric Wittenberg said...


While I appreciate the thought, my father is quite ill and I'm not in a position or the proper frame of mind for games right at the moment. I hope you'll forgive me, but I'm going to decline the tag. Perhaps another time....


M said...


I wish you and your family well during this difficult time.

Best wishes,

Michael Lorenzen

Jennie W said...


Not a problem - best wishes to your father!