5 things

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I’ve been tagged, twice, to reveal 5 things about myself that you might not know. After digging deep to share 50 things, this seems extra hard.

So to Chris Pearson, designer of good things including most excellent WordPress themes, and Swissmiss, also designer of good things and curator of many others, here goes:

1.) In 1990 I went to The Ohio State University hoping to go into film school. Turns out, they closed that major down the year I signed up for classes — so I ended up in the design program instead.

I’m happy with how things turned out. Especially after revisiting a video project from those college days (yes, film was out, but video production was kept alive). Here it is: a good example of why I shouldn’t have gone into movies.

2.) I often get asked what I do for a living. Not a plug, but for 2007 I plan to help grow Wire & Twine with more products and content. In addition I hope to make t-shirts and textiles for other folks, freelance when needed, and learn some new things (that hopefully don’t involve math and browser compatibility).

3.) I sleep on the left side of the bed, sharing the other half with a handsome trumpet player.

4.) I have a habit of crossing that line. You know the one, where you are supposed to use your inner voice.

5.) When I was very young, my family went on a trip to Hawaii and we took hula lessons. Whenever I wonder how I came to be the person that I am, I give credit to the hukilau.

Current music: Peeping Tom -“Five Seconds”

3 responses to “5 things”

  1. evilbuddha Avatar

    Would that be the left side while you’re facing the bed or in the bed?
    I’m on the left side in the bed, closest to the door. I’m comforted by the side closest to the door. Don’t know why. Maybe just in case a fire smoldering in the corner of the room flashes, I’ll be out lickety split.
    That line? What line? Oh, that line. I miss it too.

  2. Chris G Avatar

    The left side while you’re laying in the bed. Which is opposite the door and closest to the window.
    I knew a diagram would’ve been helpful here.

  3. Eamonn Avatar

    I must say, I really enjoy these kind of posts where you can learn a bit more about the man behind the camera.
    It’s also kinda funny; I too was late in enrolling in a film class, so I inexlpicably ended up in a Graphic Production course. I’ve also been known to *occasionally* cross a line or too myself. We should team up and create some painfully awkward conversations.
    Hope you had a merry Christmas by the way. Cheers.