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7 things you didn’t know about me

December 19, 2007

Memetime! Chris tagged me with this one. I did these really fast…first things that popped into my head:

(1) I play drums (at least, I used to before trying to finish a PhD).

(2) I ski, both alpine and telemark style (at least, I used to before trying to finish a PhD).

(3) I was born in the state of Ohio, but barely remember living there.

(4) My middle name is my dad’s first name.

(5) Even though it’s completely impractical and a waste of money/resources, I would love to have a fast sports car someday.

(6) I’m fairly useless and uncomfortable when it comes to tools and fixing things around the house (i.e., I am very unhandy).

(7) I had ceviche last night.

I tag Ain’t From Around Here, ChrisS, and Kate.

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  1. December 20, 2007 10:34 am

    Interesting. Could you elaborate on the ceviche one? :D I’m curious about how similar it is from our ceviche.

  2. December 20, 2007 6:52 pm

    I had it at a Peruvian-Californian restaurant here in San Francisco …we had one that was called more “traditional”, which was tuna marinated in citrus, with some chopped up peppers…and then a second type, that was halibut with lime and a tiny bit of soy sauce … it was really good, but I’ve never had the real deal in Peru so I can’t say how the same/different it is.

  3. December 22, 2007 9:10 pm

    These meme things are addictive, aren’t they? Just done one myself….

    So (3) you don’t have any childhood memories, calling you back? Any fragments & impressions from back then….?

  4. December 23, 2007 1:55 pm

    Ceviche here is usually almost any type of fish marinated in lemon juice (citrus? same thing?) with chopped up onions and chili, usually sided with sweet potatoes and/or yuca (cassava, not yucca) and/or corn. No pepper or soy sauce, though I’d love to try those styles some day.

  5. December 23, 2007 2:02 pm

    I just noticed wikipedia explains it better. OK now, this whole ceviche thing just made me want to go and get some.

    Cheers.

  6. December 25, 2007 10:47 am

    Miguel…yeah, California has a tendency to try and “fuse” styles of food with others, hence the soy sauce with ceviche…sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

    Mikeachim…I have a few images from that young, but nothing too concrete…I remember burning my hand on the stove when I was about 3 yrs old.

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