Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Tag, I’m it.

Karen Lee tagged me with a meme which I guess is a way for me to bore you with what are suppose to be interesting facts about me. I know, a thrill a minute! So here it goes.

The Rules:
Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names (see below), then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

8. I used to be a Wombat:
In my college days, I was the lead singer and bass player for the Wombats. We toured around NYC playing small venues whenever we could get a chance. Claim to fame was playing CBGB’s which was pretty fab in the day. I’ve written at least 500 original songs (some half decent), all of which are recorded on tape and collecting dust in a box in my closet.

7. I am a professional bagel baker:
having baked bagels for Brueggers in NC and Zaros in NY (to name a few).

6. I like gospel music:
I have 103.9 the Light programmed into my jeep’s radio. I’m probably the only white boy who would know how the Melissa Wade in the water song goes or could tell you the difference between Kirk Franklin and the Kirk Carr Singers.

5. I have a collection of political memorabilia:
Especially, but not limited to, Richard Nixon. Items include bumper stickers, pins/buttons, magazines and old newspapers. I even have a copy of the August 9th, 1974 New York Post, the day Nixon announced his resignation.

4. I wanted to be a toy designer:
In college I seriously considered a career in toy design, having developed prototypes, created a portfolio and interviewed with several NYC companies.

3. I have strange tastes buds:
I will try anything at least once, especially if it contains weird stuff like insects, mollusks or other invertebrates. Possibly the strangest meal I have ever consumed was fried mealworms in butter and garlic. They have a nutty flavor.

2. My photo is on the wall at Buffalo Wild Wings:
I love hot, spicy foods. Not just hot but insanely hot foods. I have a collection of hot sauces that could melt metal. So when Buffalo Wild Wings had a contest to see if someone could eat 12 of their Blazen wings in under 6 minutes, I was up for the challenge. That’s some hot sauce but I won a t-shirt and my face posted on their winner wall.

1. I once wrote Debbie Gibson a fan letter.

So to be meme’d...


Kathleen Rietz

Platinum Blonde



steve said...

This is crazy stuff Ian! My favorite would probably have to be the Debbie Gibson letter though--hilarious. Anyhow, I just did one (this same one) ande Kate's actually in the midst of doing hers right now i believe. Thanks man, but it may take a while (or I'll try a different approach). :)

C.R. Evers said...

Have you tried Dave's Insanity sauce? If you haven't, you should. It lives up to its name. (the "Insanity" part, not "Dave")

Oh, and I'd like to put in an order for a fresh-made Rosemary and Olive Oil bagel, please.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I remember you! You're the one who sent your glam shot wearing a boa!

Debbie G.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Ian, you crack me up....the Debbie Gibson thing, anyway. Yes, I know I need to finish my list of 8 things....Maybe I will post something tonite to satisfy all of the blogger out there in blogland holding their breath. Get ready to exhale!

Karen Lee said...

I've always said you are a Renaisance Man. Bagel Maker, Bug Eater, Iron Guts, Gospel Fan, Toy Designer Wannabe, Artist, Writer, and Musician. But now you say Gibson Fan too? Swoon.

Janelle said...

Ian - I never knew you were a rock star! But now that I know, I don't find it surprising at all! : )