By Steve Outing
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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’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?!