Monday, January 28, 2008

8 Things

Justin Hartman has just tagged me in this little blog tag game of 8 things you didn’t know about me. Well, even though I don't usually get personal here, I thought I would give this a go. After all, what's the point if you can't have a little bit of fun too. So here are the 8 things you didn't already know about me:

1. I have three names [with the surname being the fourth]. Its pretty cool most of the time, except when you get a high score in games and you only get space for three initials. In cases like this, I just resort to “DAZ”.

2. Apparently Paul Kruger is my great great great great great uncle [that’s five greats]. I’ve never confirmed it, but that’s the old family story.

3, I have only ever broken two bones in my body – two teeth, when they hit the ground before I did. Either the rest of me is very resilient, or I haven’t climbed enough trees in my time.

4. I first dunked a basketball when I was 15 and about 6 foot tall. This is my only consolation [and my primary retort] to the horrible statement “White men can’t jump”.

5. We moved house three times in the past three years. Ironically, we’ve ended up in the house we started off in. Long story.

6. I’m one of “those people” that travel from Pretoria to Midrand/Johannesburg every day. I choose to take the back roads rather than spending time on the biggest parking lot in the southern hemisphere. Its amazing how much you can do in a car when you’re not actually going anywhere.

7. I taught myself to play piano, to programme [mainly basic and turbo pascal - back in the day], to do magic, to make balloon animals and to swim. Needless to say, I can do all these things, just not very well.

8. My father is British, meaning that I could leave SA tomorrow if I really wanted to. However, I believe we’ve been put here for a reason, so I’m not going to be running away anytime soon if I have anything to do with it.

It seems I need to tag 8 more people with this, so folks below, consider yourselves officially tagged:

Charl Norman
Eric Edelstein
Grant Sidwell
Jason Bagley
Marc Forrest
Max Kaizen
Tyler Reed


Marc said...

Eish, now I actually HAVE to think of 8 interesting things about me. You know I'm a pretty boring guy :P

BTW. When we getting you a Wordpress blog on your own domain DAZ ?

Darren said...

Ha, something to think about to make a change from deciding on domain names. As for the new blog - as soon as I see your post on wp vs blogger. Actually is in progress, just need to make time to actually set it up. Should've gone for daz though, would've been a nice short domain. Read ya later.

Justin Hartman said...

Hey DAZ, guess what? I was born on Paul Kruger day :) It was a public holiday for many years but alas now I have to work on my b-day.....

Darren said...

Ha ha, Justin, its a small world after all... beginning to sound a bit like that game "six degrees from Kevin Bacon" or whatever it was. As for Daz, Mr Sidwell informed me its a brand of washing powder in the UK, so I'm still sulking after that one. :)

Maximillian Kaizen said...

LOL!! Deja Vu %-)
I remember doing this in 2006. But back in the old days we only had to do 5 :

Darren said...

Max, is that a polite way of saying you're not doing it again? Ha ha, thought this might be the catalyst to get you posting again, but seems it just wasn't enough. Or perhaps you'll surprise us? Even if we give you the 5 you had, you at least need to come up with another 3 more :)

Maximillian Kaizen said...

hehehe.. dammit Darren! I'm going to have to dive back in again! Clearly I can't go gently into the good night

Grant said...

Darren, shot for the tag, and sorry to be the bearer of bad news about 'Daz'. Check out:

Anonymous said...

Aaah! I didn't know I was tagged! Better get onto it. ;-)