Tag, I’m it

By Steve Outing

OK, it’s my turn to play the Blog Tag game. B.L. Ochman “tagged” me last week, and it’s my duty to tell five things about myself that most people don’t know, then tag five more bloggers.

  1. I was born in the UK, in Essex, about 90 miles from London, and lived in a tiny village (Castle Hedingham) until I was 7, when my family moved to Colorado. I had an English accent until age 8, by which time it was completely Americanized. I can’t even fake a good British accent now.
  2. I love convertibles. My current car is a Saab 9-3. One of my family’s cars will probably always be a ragtop. I’m annoyed that no car manufacturer offers a hybrid convertible. C’mon guys!
  3. My favorite bumper sticker slogan is: “Militant Agnostic: I don’t know and you don’t either!” Organized religion in general, but especially fundamentalist religion, gives me the heebie-jeebies. Read Sam Harris’ “Letter to a Christian Nation” and you’ll know what I think.
  4. I was a golf nut when I was a kid. Now I’m a mountain bike nut — but only aspire to have fun and not hurt myself. I took a class last summer, at the age of 49, to learn how to jump a mountain bike properly. The worst injury I’ve had on my mountain bike is a fractured finger that no longer bends completely — a souvenir from one of my many trips to Moab.
  5. After I trained and completed my first marathon, I lost all desire to ever run that far again in a single race. (My time was an unimpressive but I suppose respectable 4:14.)

Here are the 5 people I’m tagging: Derek ScruggsAmy GahranSteve KleinWalker ThompsonMark Potts

Here’s a Blog Tag Tree that shows who’s been tagged. … Yeah, this does seem kinda chain letter-like. But it’s fun, and I’d like to better know some of my fellow bloggers, so why not?!

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!