Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Seven Random Things

I don't know if any of you noticed, but this site was down for a couple of days at the start of this week. I am using the Custom Domains feature of Blogger and made a few changes. Apparently a couple of those changes worked together to confuse the system and things stopped working.

I got the issues straightened out and things seem to be working correctly again.


I was tagged by Ricardipus and so it is time to give you:

Seven Random Things About WyldWoods

  1. I was driving by the time I was 11 years old. This was largely because I spent a lot of time in the country and working relatives farms when I was a kid and needed to take my turn driving the trucks and tractors while we were bailing hay, gathering the harvest, etc.

  2. I have stuck my foot into both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. I swam in the Atlantic a lot growing up in Nova Scotia but have never been west of Niagara Falls in my home country of Canada. I have however been on both coasts in the United States.

  3. I have been to more than one Tractor Pull as well as a Monster Truck show. And I enjoyed all of them.

  4. I had to wear a back brace for almost two years. For the second half of the 5th grade through to the first month or two of the 7th grade. Narrowly avoided back surgery.

  5. I have been hit by a car. I was riding my bike when a car hit the front of the bike, completely mangling it and throwing me across the hood. The driver didn't stick around.

  6. My father died when I was 21. I am now 40 and I still miss him.

  7. I worked at a mental hospital for 2 years. From what I saw there I can say that some of the patients were more sane than a lot of the staff.

So, that's seven and that's all I have for tonight. Mostly because it is almost midnight and I need to get some sleep.


Oh, and I guess I'm supposed to tag others. Well, it's late and I can't think of anyone in particular, so I guess I'll say anyone who reads this who hasn't already done it. {If you link your post back to this one it will make it easier for me to find them.}


  1. Ah. Thank you.

    The "custom domains" voodoo thing is beyond me - I'm still using blogspot itself to host mine, despite its best attempts to have me re-format my template using its wretched layouts.

    Response to yours:
    1. Driving at 16, no farm experience
    2. Both oceans in both Canada and the US
    3. Neither
    4. My brother had mild scoliosis which was resolved by some exercises
    5. I have hit another car, but not been hit
    6. I am sorry to hear that... both of my parents are extant
    7. I worked in a research lab in a mental hospital for about 3 years. Some of the people I met in the cafeteria were, um, "interesting".


  2. The custom domains thing is very easy and works like a charm, unless you do something stupid and screw it up like I did. And even then it was easy to fix, once I realized there was a problem.

    A little more info:

    4. My problems were slipped discs in my lower back.

    7. You were in a research lab? I was one of the security guards. I had to interact with both staff and patients all through the hospital and grounds.