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Five things you probably don’t know about me

I was tagged by Marko, so here ya go:

  1. I only grew up in one house and moved away to attend seminary when I was 22.
  2. I’ve never had candy, gum or soda (medical reasons growing up).
  3. I’ve only had two girlfriends, married the second one.
  4. I took 12 years of piano lessons and also played the guitar, viola, violin, electric bass, and harmonica.
  5. I am the oldest of 6 kids (same parents).

I tag Dana, my dad, Greg Stier, Evan, and Ben Gray.


Posted on December 21, 2006

  • david

    Beleive it or not I knew all those things!!!! haha, although i’d be a pretty poor brother if i didn’t :-) Although you’ve only had 2 girlfriends?…..hm…..I guess the sisters that just strait up asked you to marry them don’t count huh? Haha

  • Tim

    Oh man, I forgot about those girls! lol Wow… yeah, that was ridiculous.

  • nice. Thanks for the tag… you can learn 5 things about me now :)

  • Ben

    No candy! I can’t imagine that. No wonder you’re fit. ;) Thanks for the tag!

  • Tim

    You think I’m fit?! lol Wow, now I love blogging! People think I’m cooler than I really am. ;) Dana and I used to work out at the gym together, but we’ve been slacking off big time for the past two months or so.

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  • Okay I blogged about it.

  • Tim

    The no candy/soda/gum thing is a result of a tumor that developed in my left ear shortly after I was born. From what I understand, the tumor would feed off of artificial flavors, colors and perservatives, which obviously eliminated a lot of those kinds of food. After several surgeries the tumor is finally gone (not without affecting my hearing ability) and I could start eating those things if I wanted to, but I’ve gone this long without it that I figure I’ll just continue to go without. It’s not like I miss it or have a desire for it because you can’t miss something you’ve never had, ya know? And since it’s better for my body anyway, I just choose now not to have it. I’ve gone this long without it, why start now?

    To be honest, though, I accidently had a swig of root beer last weekend. My wife and I were eating out — she had root beer and I had iced tea. When I returned to our table after visiting the restroom, she had switched seats with me but accidently failed to do likewise with our drinks. I sat down, drank a mouthful of “ice tea” and almost choked! When she realized what happened, she started laughing hysterically at my shocked facial expression. Man, root beer really tickles my throat. lol! I’ll stick with juice, water, milk and iced tea, thank you very much.

  • david

    yea i remember the first time i drank soda i was in 9th grade and even though mom and dad said i couldn’t have candy or soda i bought a Mountain Dew at Lenape middle school school, after one sip my eyes nearly popped out of my head and i dropped the soda on the ground! wow, that a new taste! now i like soda but don’t know how i made that transition from shock to like :-)

  • Jess

    What about that soda we had in the Ukraine? :-)

  • Tim

    lol! I remember mentioning that while we were over there, but you guys were like, “Oh, this isn’t soda. This is sparkling pineapple juice.” :)

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