Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Caught off guard, I've been tagged!

SLB, over at Quadrathon, decided to tag me. So here goes:

Jobs I’ve held
Since I'm not as *ahem* experienced as SLB, I'm going to start with highscool jobs!

  • Grocery store: Stocking / helping old ladies
  • Phone book factory: Material handler
  • Caterpillar Logistics: Intern
  • Eastern Illinois University: Math/Computer Science Tutor
  • Eastern Illinois University: Lab assistant
  • Caterpillar Electronics: Intern
  • University of Kentucky: Teaching Assistant

Movies I can watch over and over

This list makes me realize I need to watch more movies:

  • Eurotrip
  • Boondock Saints
  • Matrix Trilogy
  • Swordfish

Guilty pleasures

  • Frozen pizza
  • Ice cream
  • Getting unsuspecting victims addicted to running

Places I’ve lived

  • Dwight, IL
  • Charleston, IL
  • Peoria, IL
  • Lexington, KY (Woah! Out of Illinois, finally!)

Shows I enjoy

I really don't watch much TV at all, but if I happen to catch these, the TV will stay on:

  • Scrubs
  • Myth busters
  • Dirty jobs
  • Man vs. Wild
  • The Daily Show
  • The Colbert Report
  • Southpark

Web sites I visit daily

  • I check my email more than anybody ever should
  • Nike+ forums (when notified via email)
  • A big list of blogs
  • MotionBased, to see my runs once they're uploaded
  • Facebook
  •, to check the weather
  • Lately, the webpage with lots of information for being a teaching assistant
  • Class websites (not by choice!)

Places I’ve been on vacation

I've been all over the US, but never overseas. I'll try to give a complete list, but I know I'll leave something off:

  • Wisconsin Dells
  • Grand Canyon
  • Las Vegas
  • San Fransisco
  • Disney World
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Nags Head, North Carolina
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Colorado / Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Various islands around the Caribbean (cruises rock!)
  • Michigan
  • Red wood forest (Northern California, I think)
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Washington DC
  • I'll give honorable mention to various Six Flags and Cedar Point trips, I love roller coasters!


It isn't so much a nickname, but my cousin started spelling my name "Dug" several years ago and it stuck. A lot of the time my parents even spell it Dug in birthday cards.


  • Loads of age group awards from races
  • My river to river relay team awarded me the baton as most valuable runner
  • SURE (Student Undergraduate Research at Eastern) Award for my research on face recognition with computers
  • Deans list the last 4 semesters or so
  • Awarded my BS in CS (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science) this May

So, now I think its my privilege to pass the torch on. Eenie meanie minie moe, catch an Ultra Monk Monkey by the toe! Oh wait.. she passed it to SLB! I pick.... Jes, over at Self Motivation! Pay her a visit and give her some outside motivation! :)


Brad said...

I love Cedar Point. My family use to go there every other year. (I'm originally from Iowa.)

Jes said...

Hey thanks for the shout-out! Have a great week!!!

Stuart said...

"ahem" experienced! It's a good job your fast; if I could catch you I would kick you in the a%&! ;-)

Let's just say I have a 3 page resume and I am on my fourth passport!

Anonymous said...

First off, you're from Illinois -so am I! I grew up about 35 min east of STL. I also spent a week during the summer at EIU for Illini Girls State, pretty nice school.

BTW, I'm addicted to my e-mail & facebook as well. And I'm SO jealous you've been to Jamaica! And I too am addicted to roller coasters!