8 Random Things About Me

I was tagged by Goldie Katsu to expose eight random facts about myself. I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about these before.

  1. As a kid, I loved “The Price Is Right.” More specifically, I was fascinated with the game “Plinko.” My grandpa (Dad’s side) liked making things from scratch, and I remember asking him to make a Plinko board for me. Pretty dumb, considering the size of the board on the actual game show.
  2. I remember playing “Spies” with my cousin, Pauline. (I’ll always know her as PeeJay, short for Pauline Janet.) I had a set of short-range walkie-talkies and…yeah.
  3. When I was living in San Gabriel, the 7-Eleven had a few video arcade games. At one point in their stay at the convenience store, the coin return slot cover was broken. We found out that we could push pennies up the coin return slot then play games at a 24-cent discount. We had a lot of gaming sessions there, even though we had a Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis at home.
  4. I loved computer games like Lemonade Stand and The Oregon Trail.
  5. I aspire to become a minimalist.
  6. Despite some of my friends thinking I’m ahead of the technology curve, I’m quite behind. My computers are a Dell Optiplex GX260 (probably a couple years old) and a 4-year-old Dell Inspiron 1100. I’m still using a 3rd Generation iPod. I don’t upgrade my cell phone unless it’s absolutely necessary. I bought the Tungsten E (using eBay) last year because it works fine — even though the latest version is the Tungsten E2. I was using a 2 Megapixel digital camera for a long time — until this January 2007. I don’t have a HDTV. I don’t have a DVR.
  7. Although I love going to concerts, especially hard rock genres, I’m a mellow rocker. I’m not down with moshing.
  8. I don’t party hard. I’m pretty dull. You know, hanging out.

I’m not formerly passing this along to anyone. If you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged. 🙂

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Community Guardian at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

2 thoughts on “8 Random Things About Me”

  1. Oregon Trail FTW – It was the highlight of my social studies class, although I find it funny we didn’t use the Yukon Trail here in the Great White North.

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