Tag-- I'm IT!

For the first time in my life, I'm "It." I'm very grateful to Sam Sorensen for the opportunity to talk about my favorite person: me. You can see his thought-provoking blog, Bear Cave, at http://www.sjsorensen.blogspot.com/.

Here are the rules of the game.

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random - some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names - link to them.
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

I shall now begin:

Fact 1: I have broken both of my pinky fingers on several occasions. Dislocation, sprain, break, etc. This has not hampered my Nintendo skills, even though my pinkies are now both thicker than my index fingers.

Fact 2: I am addicted to Cafe Rio. I am therefore considering a class-action lawsuit against the restaurant for including highly addictive, habit-forming substances to their recipes. Whether this be a case of cocaine, heroine, or other drug, I feel they have both added to my personal enjoyment of life and taken a bit of my personal freedom. I'm considering advertising for the class action suit with the following tag line: "Have you eaten a sweet pork barbacoa burrito in the last seven months? Tired of dreaming of steak salads with cilantro and the house dressing smothering a fresh-grilled, hand-tossed tortilla? Contact Vogeler, Vogeler, Vogeler, & Associates now for your chance at a billion dollar slice of the jalapeno."

Fact 3: I baptized my Teddy Bear in the Toilet at age 4. He needed forgiveness!

Fact 4: I love good books, but hate the people that write them. Every time I read an interview with one of them, I think "Holy Hell! If this schmuck could write the next great American novel, I CAN!!" And then I swiftly realize that I can't even hold together a relevant social life, let alone write a book.

Fact 5: I miss the University of Utah like an old man misses his prunes: life was so much smoother and more regular with the U in my life.

Fact 6: I can't wait for my little brother to get home from Mexico in July for two reasons:

1) I love Mikee a ton

2) We need to take a picture of the three Vogeler brothers posing seductively in front of The Van. See http://ebv.blogspot.com/2007/07/magical-evening.html.

Fact 7: Irony is often an integral part of my relationships. Examples:

1. One of my exes decided that we needed to "talk" about our relationship. That is always a bad
sign that most guys misread. I was one of those guys who misread it. While we were talking about our relationship, Ben Folds' "The Luckiest" was playing softly in the background. I remember thinking "Man, this song is so right on...I am the luckiest!" She followed up my thought by breaking up with me. I then remember distinctly thinking "That sucks. This is not lucky."

2. I was dating a girl in the summer of 2005, and we often stayed up late since she worked night shifts at a restaurant and I worked late at Kaplan. Most nights I would come home around 2:00 to 3:00 am. Realizing this was problematic for the beginning of school, we decided we needed to get to say goodbye earlier so we could get some sleep and be functional human beings. One night, remembering our plan, I told her that I needed to be up early, and that she needed to sleep, so I left her place at 12:00 midnight (early for a summer evening). On the way home I blacked out/fell asleep at the wheel and totalled the car. I woke up with an airbag in my face, a shattered windshield all around me, and a text message on my phone that said: "I'm so proud of you for saying goodbye early. Have a great night!"

3. I am now married to lovely Lady Law. Iroically, though, she has yet to provide with Life, Liberty, or the Pursuit of Happiness. However, she has stuck with through the best times and the worse, through sickness and in health, etc. Most of the time, though, I wish she'd go away.

Well, that's it. Here goes, in no particular order of tagging:

Scott and Courtney, http://shjacobsen.blogspot.com/

Cody and Madelyn, http://mcaustintx.blogspot.com/

Dave and Kristin, http://dpattenj.blogspot.com/

Matt, http://jackenpox.blogspot.com/

Whitney, http://whitlin.blogspot.com/

Andrew, http://sosaidmybrain.blogspot.com/

Melanie and Riley. http://alittlebloggoesalongway.blogspot.com/

Enjoy all!


Bryan D. Catherman said...

"Fact 5: I miss the University of Utah like an old man misses his prunes: life was so much smoother and more regular with the U in my life."

Life is so much smoother when the U is in all of our lives!

It's just me... said...

Oh my lordiations. This was exactly what I need to get my day back on track!

Though I am wondering if you are in business with relatives or if Vogeler, Vogeler, and Vogeler is comprised of your multiple personalities!

And can I just say, I love that you say 'Holy Hell'. Not because I think you have to swear but because it is one of my favorite phrases and I can just imagine you saying it!

Andrew McKnight said...

I was trying to explain irony to somebody and your social life came in quite handy. Thank you. Great post as always. I laughed out loud over the baptism of your teddy bear.