It’s been a few years since I had homework, but when Dean Shareski assigned me some, I had to get it done.  So, Dean, thanks for tagging me, here’s my work for your review…

11 Random Facts:

  1. I met my wife in the very first class of our freshman year in high school.  We were 14.
  2. I am afraid of climbing extension ladders, but have no problem flying in planes, helicopters and even hot air balloons.
  3. I have run 6 marathons and more than 20 1/2 marathons…
  4. and now my knees are shot.
  5. I attended the final Redskins football game in RFK stadium.  They beat the Cowboys 35-0.
  6. I was at the Orioles game when Cal Ripken tied Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played record.
  7. I installed lawn irrigations systems in college.
  8. I once benched press 325 lbs and leg pressed more than 700.  I used to lift a lot.  Did I mention my knees are shot?
  9. My favorite food is vanilla bean ice cream.
  10. The last movie I attended in a theater without my kids was The Green Mile.
  11. My father, brother and I each played for New Hampshire in the Shrine Football game.  None of our teams were scored upon.  We all played offense.

Dean’s Questions

  1. How do you feel about pants?  I like them more when I was skinnier.
  2. What was the last movie you saw in a theatre?  Hotel Transylvania
  3. Where are your car keys?  Unless my wife moved them, on the counter.
  4. What time is it?  9:43 PM EST
  5. What’s the last tweet you favorited?  I have never favorite a tweet on purpose.
  6. Outside of your immediate family, which relative do you like to spend time with?  My wife’s aunt and uncle.
  7. Have you ever been to Saskatchewan?  Not yet.
  8. How long did it take you to walk to school as a kid?  I used to take bus in the morning and walk home after.  20 minutes.
  9. Besides you,  blogger should I be paying attention to?  John Spencer.
  10. Name one golf course.  Breakfast Hill Golf Club.  My favorite local course.
  11. What’s your favorite Seinfeld episode or line?  “I’m out!”  

Next up (if you have not already been tagged)

Steve Gagnon
Jess Valenti
Josh Stumpenhorst
Michelle Baldwin
Patrick Larkin
Beth Still
MaryBeth Hertz
David Warlick
Steve Anderson
Steve Dembo
Anyone else

Here are your questions:

  1. Have you ever been to New Hampshire?
  2. What item could you not live without?
  3. What is the highest peak you have ever climbed?
  4. If you could live anywhere else for 1 year, where would it be?
  5. How many TV’s do you have in your house?
  6. At what age do you think its appropriate for children to get their first cell phone?
  7. Who was your 3rd grade teacher?  I had two:  Mrs. Stavenger and Mrs. Hawkins.
  8. When is the last time you posted a picture publicly?  (bonus points for providing link)
  9. Other than the birth of your children and/or the day you were married or met your soulmate, what was the best day of your life?
  10. What is your most artistic skill?
  11. Who has been the most influential person in your life (non family version)?

Here are the rules:

  1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
  2. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
  4. List 11 bloggers.
  5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated. Don’t nominate a blogger who has nominated you.
  6. Post back here with a link after you write this.


  1. Tell me about your no favorites policy. Also I love the fact that people tag others from their local networks. You’ve got New England covered. Well done and thanks for playing.

    • Not sure about the “no favorites” policy. I figure I can always go back and find it if I want to. Perhaps I should?

      Glad you tagged me. Enjoyed playing along.

  2. Thanks for acknowledging me in this! I feel the same way about your blog!

  3. Hey Pal,

    How come I didn’t know that you were both a marathoner AND a power lifter all in one?

    And a no coffee policy?

    AND burning the woods down behind your house?

    Hope you’ll be in Philly so I can hear those stories in more detail!

    BTW: Hard to believe that the Hoffman Crew keeps getting money from people for their gold mining adventures considering how bad they are at actually finding gold, huh?!

    Anyway…rock right on — and if I don’t “see” you sooner, have a Merry Christmas!


  4. Hey Tony,

    I am happy to report that I have finished my assignment. Here’s the link By the way, congratulations on the award! I enjoyed the post about your selfie!

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  6. I’m really impressed with the number of marathons you’ve completed, Tony. I’m still trying to complete my first. Grr. I’m impressed that you guys have been together since you were 14. Debbie and I also met in middle school, but we didn’t get together until I was 34 and she was 33. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.

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