Over the holidays, I was tagged by C. B. Whittemore over at FlooringtheConsumer (thanks, C. B.!). I think this tag meme has been going around for awhile, so I will do my best to continue it! Here are my “five little known facts”:
1. I am a rocket scientist; well, not exactly, but I did intern at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA during my college years. I worked on Cray Supercomputers, which at the time were state-of-the-art multi-processors. Pretty cool (and literally cooled by liquid).
2. I am a Brown Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Someday, I hope to get my Black Belt!
3. I love to sing, and one of my favorite ways to sing is acappella (without accompaniment). I sang barbershop harmony for many years with the Sweet Adelines, an international women’s musical organization. I have also sung with several church choirs as well as the UC Berkeley Jazz Choir.
4. I lived in England for 3 years, when I worked for Hewlett Packard, along with my husband and two boys. We just loved it there, as we had a lot of opportunity to travel all over the UK as well as the European Continent. One of my favorite places was Brugge, Belgium, where they make some of the world’s best chocolate and best beer!
5. When I was young, I wanted to grow up and be a roboticist. I read all of Isaac Asimov’s books as a youth, long before the I, Robot movie came out, and I really wanted to help develop the Positronic Brain and build robots. For that reason, I got my Electrical Engineering/Computer Science degree from UC Berkeley. I just went a different direction when I joined HP, as marketing was a strong pull for me, and HP sent me back to school to get my MBA. But I still enjoy robots.
OK, that was me. Now to try and tag 5 people who haven’t already been tagged! My apologies if you have already been “touched”. I don’t know all of you yet, but I hope to!
1. Kevin Hillstrom at MineThatData
2. Tammy Vitale, originator of the W-list
3. Patricia Seybold, who just came out with a great new book (this one is gutsy, as I haven’t met Patricia before!)
4. Doug Meacham at NextUp (a fellow WordPress blogger!)
5. Kristin Gorski at WriteNowisGood (a blog about writing)
I wanted to include Mack Collier, Lewis Green, Andy Nulman, and Maria Palma, but they were already tagged. (as I said, this has been going around for awhile now). These folks have all been very supportive of me as I have been getting going in the blogosphere. Thanks, guys and gals!