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June 27, 2007


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Sissy Willis

I'm delighted and honored to be asked by one of my own favorite bloggers, but, as I wrote awhile back when asked by another blogfriend, I don't do windows:


Martin Langeland

Well Tim, I've been trying to get trackback to work without any apparent success. So I'll just refer people to:

Which will get them started on part 1 and give links to parts 2 and 3.
Either some 'facts' take a bit of elaboration to understand or I have a bad case of logorrhea.
A teaser:
"Odd facts about oneself. There's concern in blogtopia that all the odd facts, the plain facts, the elaborate facts and the disputable facts are available through Dog Pile or Google or something. Being at least as vain as the next one I often Google my name. Before I started the blog I found out a lot about the Norwegian and Danish branches of the family. They might be descendent's of the elder brother of the vikings who settled in Groningen, Netherlands, prior to 1600 something.But they are listed for academic papers, or Swimming feats. Once I discovered..."
Many thanks for this excuse to clear my mental bins of a stray story or eight.
-- ml

Tour Marm

Thanks for responding so thoughtfully and amusingly!


Now see, DEC, this is why I think you and I would enjoy swapping bar stories in person. Maybe if Tigerhawk holds a masquerade ball...

Jungle Trader

Jungle Trader

1. On a dare I petted a free-roaming white rhinoceros behind the ears.

2. Years ago I put together a major nine-ball tournament for one of the leading hotels in Las Vegas. I still don't know how to play the game.

3. I encountered Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan in public restrooms. Carter was unable to find a paper towel, so he dried his hands with toilet paper.

4. When I was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, I picked up a girl at a peace demonstration in San Francisco.

5. I dated an exotic dancer for two years.

6. I once waved my arms at the Red Sea to see if I could part the waters. Nothing happened.

7. When I was young, I had a few beers with the head of the city police department's juvenile bureau. Nobody carded me at the bar. Thank goodness. I was underage.

8. I once gave two Rolaids to a giraffe.

Bill West

Ack! Ack! But I'll lose my statusas an International Man of Mystery!!

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