8 things you didn’t know about me

15 01 2008

Happy new year everyone.

Be safe, well, and learn a lot this year, and congratulations for making it through last year too!

Well Thanks to Gary Barber, I’ve been tagged in this new meme which is really pretty interesting. Of note Garry has been a friend of mine since 06 when we met at Web Directions south, and am keenly trying to get a gig over in WA so I can come drink / er… visit at some point.

For those who haven’t heard about it yet:

The rules :

  1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
  2. List EIGHT random facts about yourself.
  3. Tag EIGHT people at the end of your post and list their names.
  4. Let them know they’ve been tagged.

Well here goes, eight things you didn’t know about me:

1. I possess the following injuries, arthritis in left knee (cycling / skiing), multiple fractured shins (Muay Thai), broken tail bone and 18 shoulder dislocations (Taxi ran me over on a pedestrian crossing), broken back in two places (never knew horses had an eject button)

2. I’m ‘class 4’ colour blind despite being a designer by training, and can’t really see much in the way of color grades.

3. Sometimes I feel I speak horse better than I do english.

4. I’m a pretty good Thai cook thanks to my Mum being a cook (who is Thai).

5. I’m actually Thai / English, not Latin american.

6. I’m dyslexic also, and often can’t read heavy documents for very long because I get to exhausted by the letters and words moving around.

7. I used to be called Ben Giles, but got married to Trineti Winter in a Buddhist / Catholic wedding ceremony (yes both at the same time) and we took each others names.

8. I didn’t actually get into computers until late (about 18), and I suspect because of that, I guess I see computers and technology more as enabling tools than as a way of life. … despite the number of gadgets and doohickies I have on my person / home.

I hereby tag the following netizens:

1. Miles Burke: Friend and fascinating fellow, sturdy after hours stamina.

2. Nathanel Boehm: Want to hear more about his fascination for naming inanimate objects.

3. Sarah Issacson: Friend and just a lovely person. Dropped off the radar of late (phh new child some sort of excuse I’ll bet.)  (Who is simply georgeous BTW.)

4. Vicki author of unheardword.com: Lovely gal, into horses been quiet of late.

5. Nick Cowie: Friend, also possesses solid post work activity stamina.

6. Stephen Collins: Tremendously clever fellow.

7. Donna Mauer: Lovely gal, very high up in the field.

8. Andrew Boyd: Very interesting and knowledgeable webby.