I’ve been tagged by Glenn Fleishman for the latest blogger meme du jour. I’m supposed to list five things that most people don’t know about me.

1. My only run-in with school authorities came when I was in kindergarten. I was suspended for one day for biting Lee Kramer, a friend of mine (yes, we’re still friends) on the hand. Basically, at recess there was a shopping cart full of balls (for four-square, handball, etc.) and it was always a struggle to get the first ball. The one day I got a ball first, other kids tried to take it away from me — I got upset and bit the hand closest to me, which was Lee’s.

2. I didn’t got to my first large-scale concert until I was 16 and saw MC Solaar at the Paléo Festival Nyon (Switzerland) in 1998.

3. I’m obsessed with geographic oddities. In particular: Nauru, Pitcairn Islands, but also Kaliningrad, Northwest Angle (Minnesota), and Sealand.

4. I really love international pop music (particularly rap) in languages that I don’t speak. My iPod contains tracks from Tarkan, Lee Ssang, Toe Tag and lots of others.

5. I actually prefer wearing suits to wearing tuxedos, because as an amateur musician all throughout high school and college, I had to put on the penguin suit on a regular basis. I don’t have very many opportunities to wear suits. (I have a fantasy that one day I’ll get a swanky three-piece suit, or preferably, a zoot suit, complete with a fedora.)

I tag Paul Boutin, Alex Farivar, Daniel Zhu, Marie Javins and Dallas Bluth.


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