Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Five Fun Facts

Well well, I've been mass tagged by both Jess and Jes. Neither of them specifically said "Doug, you're it!" They're both cheaters and said "teehee, you're all it! All of you!" But... I guess I'll count it, because I don't have anything else to talk about today!

The theme is five random things about me.
  1. I check my email more than anyone ever should. Since I use Gmail, which auto refreshes my inbox, checking my email is simply a quick glance. Because of this, I usually know when I have email within 5 minutes of getting it. A lot of the time I delay responding because I don't want people to think I'm as weird as I am!
  2. My last name, Cichon, is Polish. We pronounce it sy-kon. However, in Polish it is pronounced key-shown, so even my Polish professors can't pronounce my last name correctly. Only three people in my entire life have ever guessed how to pronounce it on their first try.
  3. I'm the asshole who set the curve on the assignment we got back in my Numerical class this morning. Thats right, I got a 100% on an assignment worth ~13% of my grade. Ha! Also, the professor told us to have this assignment halfway done about 10 days before it was due. I started 3 days before it was due. Ha again! (Sorry, I had to brag a little!)
  4. I never view myself as a procrastinator, but this semester I've started big time. I really need to cut it out. Its getting out of control, but I still am pulling the grades I need to.
  5. My sister and I get along better than any siblings I've ever met. We probably talk online at least 4-5 times a week. And for some strange reason we always great each other with "BROTHER!" and "SISTER!" as though it was our actual names. I'm clueless as to where it started, or who started it, but it cracks everybody up!
  6. I'm adding a sixth because I'm a rebel like that. Posting my metaphorical "Two Month Anniversary" entry a few days ago almost doubled my hits, since it comes up as the 6th result on Google. Apparently love was in the air two months ago!
And, since I seem to be making a habit of it, heres some responses to various comments made recently:

Dave - Its good to know I'm not the only one injured right now. How is your ankle healing up?

Amy - I haven't completely ignored your comments about walking. However I'm not much for walking just to walk, I do walk just about everywhere. Its about 3/4 of a mile to class, and I go there and back twice every day. I also walk to the pool, which is a little over a mile, 3-4 times a week. Also, if tri's really are more addicting than running, my social life is doomed forever!

Marcy - I'll take being a lunatic as a compliment, since you like the crazy ones!

Bill - Do we have to make another gentlemen's agreement after I run my 3 hour marathon?

If I just responded to your comment, consider yourself tagged. Since thats only four, I'm tagging SLB too, since he did me the favor several months ago!


Marcy said...

I wondered how you pronounced your last name. Now I know ;-)

You still didn't answer me on my manny question. I totally need one :P LOL JK!

Jes said...

I use yahoo messenger which also checks your e-mail for you, and I do the same thing... delay my replies so people don't think I'm sitting there checking my e-mail. LOL.

And I am not a cheater! (o; I just remember that the last person I tagged didn't realize it for a couple of weeks. lol

Nancy said...

I ran for you today, because I knew you couldn't. I know it wasn't as fast as you would like, but I knew you would appreciate getting out there. :D

Jess said...

My husband's last name is a doozy too (it's Czech) and no one can ever pronounce it. Thankfully, I am a modern gal and I kept my maiden name, but our poor children...

I check my email pretty obsessively too. I don't delay responses though. However, when someone calls me, I always give it two rings, even if I'm standing by the phone. I don't want them to think I'm desperate.

Anonymous said...

Love the random facts Doug! We see yet another glimpse into the speedster we know lovingly as Doug. :}

It's my job as a mom to be a nag - I know walking is so boring, but it is good for you. It builds character. :}

Bill Carter said...

Ok, I've got admit that it is a little scary because when I read your comments they sound a lot like me when I was 20 years younger. I used to love setting curves and did it more than a few times at Michigan State. I have 3 sisters and no brothers, but my youngest sister Jane is my favorite and she and I are really close. The only, and I mean only, thing that could have made her any more perfect was if she was my brother.
We are going to have a new gentlemen's agreement when you get this whole injury thing straightened out. I don't know what it will be when you do your sub 3, but I can promise you it will be cool. I can't believe I'm saying this, but maybe it could be doing an Ironman?? Hmm... have to think about that one.
Get that hip better.

Dave - Atlanta Trails said...

I finally responded to your tag. It's been a little busy...