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7 random and weird things about me

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Photo: Carlos Gardel in Plaza San Martin - Buenos Aires taken by Jorge Dobbi

Yesterday, author and workplace columnist, Anita Bruzzese, tagged me for this blog meme.

So here it goes... 7 random and weird things about me.

  1. Between the ages of 5-11, I couldn't wear clothes that had seams in them. Since finding seamless clothing was impossible, my mother had to buy only the softest sweatshirts and pants. I loved to chew holes in them too, especially in the sleeves and around the neck. My poor sister got the hand-me-downs. She's still bitter.
  2. I didn't go to college straight from high school. I moved around a lot - Richmond, VA to New Orleans, LA to San Luis Obispo, CA to New York to Buenos Aires. Between moving, working, and starting a business, I finished my college education 10 years later. I paid my own way and left school with no debt. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made.
  3. I moved to Buenos Aires after a two week trip. A month later, I sold everything I owned and have been here ever since. My family thought I was crazy, but we have managed to see each other frequently. I even convinced my sister to move here for six months. And I see clients and candidates just as much as I did while living in the U.S. because these days Argentina seems to be the new vacationing hot spot.
  4. I was in the military once. I joined in tandem with my friend because we made a deal we'd do it together. He never showed up to Basic Training. I was an Army Reservist with a Human Resources specialty. When I got the offer to become a medium wheel vehicle mechanic, I didn't re-enlist.
  5. I always wanted to be an FBI agent (like Jodi Foster in Silence of the Lambs). I never tried to get in, but it probably has something to do with why I like recruiting and research so much.
  6. I was a competitive gymnast and practiced for over 10 years.  I've managed to maintain most of my flexibility and can still slide myself across the room in pretzel form.
  7. When I was traveling through Spain, I coincidentally shared a room with a fellow traveler who I soon realized was a candidate I had cold-called and almost placed with a San Francisco software company. Random encounters like this always seem to happen to me in the strangest of places.

So I'm tagging:

Paul Copcut

Sarah Evans

Kel Kelly

Margie Newman

Shannon Paul

Laurie Ruettimann

Jeremy Pepper

Here are the rules for my fellow bloggers:

  • Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
  • Share seven facts about yourself in the post - some random, some weird.
  • Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they′ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.
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6 Comments - Add yours!

Anita Bruzzese (December 3rd, 2008)

Fascinating stuff! So fun getting to know people better. Thanks for playing along.

Paul Copcutt (December 3rd, 2008)


Thanks for the tag, loved your 7.

As for mine sorry somebody beat you too it – here are my 7 and check out my female photo


kel kelly (December 3rd, 2008)

thanks for the tag. will keep the post alive. may take a few days to write my post — mainly because i have a list of 100+ weird things about me and i will need to decide what makes the cut. haha!

Margie Newman (December 3rd, 2008)

Honored! I’ll have to think about my list … and who I’ll tag next! :)

it’s really weird how many (3 now!) of my friends have had secret gymnast careers!

Laurie Ruettimann (December 4th, 2008)

Hey Lindsay I’ve done this meme but I really enjoyed yours!!

Kel Kelly Blog - Meme: 7 Random & Weird Things About Me (December 7th, 2008)

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