Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

Miguel Castro tagged me for this. Thanks buddy.

Allrighty, let’s see here…

#1 – I was born in The Netherlands. My father was apparently a VIP at Citicorp in the 60’s and he traveled the world for them. I popped out when he and mom were in The Netherlands.

#2 – I was kidnapped when I was about 12. Yup, grabbed right off the front stoop of my father’s home in New York City’s upper West side. Good thing was that it turned out it was my mother and step father who put the grab together, but it’s an experience I will never forget. Buy me a bunch of drinks some night and I’ll tell you the whole story.

#3 – Like Miguel, I’m a private pilot. I can one up him though as I owned an airplane in the late 90’s. Of course the plane was older than me, but Cessna 172’s run forever on just a little fuel and piles and piles of money. N5529R – I wish I still had it!

#4 – I’m a member of Mensa. I very rarely make it to Mensan get togethers. I really need to. Gotta get my nerd on.

#5 – I’m a car addict. I’ve owned a pile of cars. I would be a rich man if I had bought a car in 1985 and just kept it until now. I’ve had about 5 Honda Civics, 2 BMW M3’s (1995 and 1997), two Corvettes (2000 and 2005), a Mazda RX-8 (2004), a Mercedes C230 Kompressor Sports Coupe, and a pile of others. Today I drive a Honda Element, and my girlfriend drives a Scion Xa. Ah how the mighty have fallen! Of course, that’s what you have to do when you a building a business. I’m off the car jag for a while. Gotta grow the business and buy a home!

Since I’m not a meme enabler, I’m going to let this meme stop with me. I also don’t forward chain letters. I suspect I’m in for a bit of bad luck… Oh wait, that already happened – buy me another bunch of drinks and I’ll tell you all about the lawsuit that changed my life…