Sunday, January 14, 2007

Tag, I'm it - 5 Things you don't know about me

I got tagged twice. Rob Bogue was first, then I was going to tag Ben Scheirman but he beat me to it.  Anyway here goes…


SQL is a B*tch

After buying my first house after graduating from college, I adopted a black lab mix puppy from the Animal Rescue League. Since I'm a geek and didn't think that "Visual Basic", "IIS", or I wasn't going to name her, "Java". So I named her "Sequel". I had spell it out because the vet didn't know how to pronounce,  "S" "Q" "L".


At the time I didn't realize the Sequel was a term meaning, "the next one" and every non-geek I ran into thought she was the second dog and assumed something bad happened to first dog.


"You shot me!"

As a restless tween, I had a Crossman (no relation to my wife) BB gun to shoot it in the backyard of my parent's house. I left my BB gun in the family room next to the sliding glass door for quick access.


On a hot summer day, I was hanging out with my sister, Jody, in the family room. Since it was a hot summer day, was hanging out shirtless. My sister was joking around and picked up my BB gun and pointed it at me. Well the next thing I know,  I hear a POP and my shoulder is numb.  I glance over to my right shoulder and there is a small stream of blood. I looked up to my sister and said, "You shoot me!"


It didn't hurt, but the BB was wedged under my skin and my sister had to drive me to the doctors office to get the BB removed. To this day she says she didn't know it was loaded.


During the summer of 2001, my girlfriend of 3 years broke up with me. I don't think she envisioned herself married to a tech guy and got a little stir-crazy. I don't hold any ill will.


I figured I would have some extra free time without a girlfriend and wanted to build a website of my own. So I came up with a concept called "The Summer Of Tim". It was based on an episode of Seinfield where George declared he was taking the summer off.


I needed a website to network with other young, single professionals in Des Moines. The concept was to create a website that people could join that would award points for meeting up at local events.  The site was a success and I was interviews by a sexy reporter named,  Jody Crossman,  from the Des Moines Register.  The story she wrote was also picked up by USA Today.


I guess Jody and I hit it off because we are now married with a daughter, Sadie.


That's kinda creepy

My sister's  name was Jody Lynn Gifford until she got married.  My wife's name after we got married,  Jody Lynn Gifford.


Speaking of names...

My middle name is Jerron. I don't understand where it came from, but it a unique middle name for a guy with the first name of "Tim".


Now I get to tag a few people. I’m going to pick Nick Parker, Javier Lozano, Levi Rosol, and Josh West.

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