This is all the rage on Facebook these days, so I’ll play along.
- I used to be an accomplished ski jumper. I started jumping in my teens and won a few competitions while in my 20’s before hurting my ankle. It’s fine now and I don’t limp or anything, but it was enough to end my jumping career.
- In the mid-90’s, I worked for a software company that produced software for law enforcement agencies including the Metro Toronto Police, the Boston Police Department, and the Rochester Police Department, and I also dealt with the FBI and US Secret Service. It was interesting enough that I applied to the Ontario Provincial Police to become a police officer but was rejected.
- I’ve been hunting a few times but not for years. I once brought down a deer but felt bad about it for weeks. The venison was good though.
- I worked as a waiter at a few restaurants while in high school. I was terrible at it and got fired twice after complaints from customers.
- My favourite vacation ever was Cancun, Mexico. The place we stayed was very nice, the food was great, and the diving was spectacular.
- I love historical fiction. I’ve read Les Misérables a dozen times and will read any novel about 16th-17th century Europe that I can get my hands on.
- A girl I briefly dated in high school went on to an acting career in Hollywood, including 3 years on All My Children and movies with Sean Penn, Al Pacino, and John Travolta.
- When I went to Western, my landlord was a professor who had previously debated David Suzuki on national television. And won.
- I went para-sailing during my honeymoon in Cuba. It was exhilarating and terrifying at the same time, but I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
- I love to make shit up. Not one of the above “facts” is true.
Only three of them are even partially true:
- #2 is true except that I never applied to be a police officer
- #7 – I did go to high school with Ingrid Rogers, who did appear in those TV shows and movies. But we never dated. In fact, I barely knew her.
- #8 – I did go to Western and my landlord was a psychology professor, but not the one that debated Suzuki.
I did this whole exercise a bunch of years ago, but with actual facts.