7. A few people know this, but I make glass beads. A few years ago, I was on my 7000th shopping trip with my wife for beads and decided to learn to make them for her. You heat glass to over 1000 degrees and then you can shape it and blend different colors. I am a terrible salesperson, so my attempt at sales failed. So now I make them for dear friends.
6. A few years ago, my wife and I were score keepers for the National AAU Junior Olympics in the Gymnastics. We got to travel to Knoxville, Detroit, and New Orleans. I learned a lot about gymnastics...and a lot of unbecoming things about the AAU (don't get me started).
5. Which leads me to.....we were in New Orleans exactly three weeks before Hurricane Katrina. I was completely mesmerized by New Orleans and so terribly saddened by the events. I met so many wonderful people while I was there. I had to remove CNN and other news channels from our TV for a few weeks because my wife cried about the devastation.
4. I love to create top ten lists ..... which is why this list is numbered backwards. My friends at school and I handle stressful colleagues by lampooning them with a Top Ten list.
3- A semi-secret dream is that I would like to create a book of my photography. I love catching a something beautiful with my camera. I almost always have a camera in my book bag.
2- I enjoy reading Young Adult books way more than adult books. Not the angst-ridden ones, but books with a good story. "Looking for Alaska," "Higher Power of Lucky,"and "Aurora County All-Stars" are some of my favorites.
1- I didn't get married until I was 32 because I waited to find the woman of my dreams...and I did....and they lived happily ever after.
I tag: Stacy Kasse