Seven Random Things About Me

Money and Such has tagged me to share seven random things about me. While I don’t usually participate in these, I think that it would be a nice change of pace. I know it can get a bit dry around here with mostly pure finance issues, so I might as well share a few things about me that you may find interesting. So, here we go.

  1. My favorite band of all time is Soundgarden. There is nothing better than the Badmotorfinger album.
  2. I really love to play guitar. While I don’t have the time to practice like I used to, I have been playing for about 10 years and it is great to just relax and strum.
  3. Irish whiskey on the rocks is my drink of choice. Since I’m cheap frugal I can’t afford to drink it very often, and when I do it is typically just Jameson or Bushmills.
  4. I spent about 3 months traveling across Europe. Spent a lot of time exploring England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, France, and The Netherlands. While very expensive, it was one of the best experiences of my life. I can’t wait to go back.
  5. I’m a decent golfer. When I was young, I used to play in a junior golf association and I won a few tournaments. In fact, I shot as well or better 12 years ago than I do today. Of course, back then I played everyday, and now I’m lucky to get out more than 5 times a year. I’m about a 6 handicap now, and my best score is a 73.
  6. I was on the Super Bowl XL Host Committee. This didn’t mean I got to go to the game, but I received a nifty Super Bowl jacket, and I was greeting people arriving to the airport in Detroit. It was not as exciting as I thought it would be, but I can say I was part of the Super Bowl, right?
  7. When I was in high school, I met a girl online. In fact, she lived in another country (Canada). For a few years I actually drove hundreds of miles to Toronto on the weekend to visit. To this day, I don’t know how or why my parents allowed me to do that. If I had a son or daughter right now, there is no way in hell I’d let them drive even 50 miles to meet someone they met over the internet.

Well, that’s it. Hopefully you found something in that list interesting or intriguing. I know it is customary to “tag” some other people to participate, but this has been going on for a week or two and I honestly don’t know who has or hasn’t already done this. So, I’ll leave it up to you to continue the meme. If you decide to use me as a tagger, just leave a comment here and I’ll make a note in this post reflecting that you have posted your own seven things.


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About the Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® and spent a few years working as a financial planner. Today, he helps people make the most of their money by writing about personal finance here and elsewhere on the web. Jeremy is also Coach at Adaptu and a regular contributor for other publications such as Intuit, and American Express. Be sure to follow Jeremy on Twitter or Google+.

11 comments
Creative Investor
Creative Investor

Looks like you're a fellow Detroit-based personal finance blogger. :) Go Lions! Yeah, that's more of a joke... One of my friends actually bet that he will eat his shoes if Lions will win SuperBowl within the next 40 years. Nice blog.

Jeremy
Jeremy

I have pretty much every album and song you can imagine, so I probably do. The only older album I can think of with 6 songs is the screaming life EP, which was first out in vinyl in 1987, but later released in 1998 in more modern formats.

And it depended on what your actual job was in the committee. We got in because my wife has a relative who worked at the airport, so we were able to be official greeters for famous people coming in on private jets. Unfortunately, we may have seen some rich people, but nobody recognizable. I guess we just missed Howie Long and some of the Fox crew flying in by about an hour.

Lazy Man
Lazy Man

I have an older rare Soundgarden CD somewhere. I think it only has 6 songs on it. I don't remember how I got it because I'm not a huge fan. Do you have this album?

What's the point on being on the SuperBowl Committee if you don't get to go?

PinoyTech
PinoyTech

These types of posts make me visit blogs. Giving readers some personal information is a good way to maintain some kind of relationship with the readers.

Deron Sizemore
Deron Sizemore

I actually met a girl online too and my parents did the same with letting me drive and visit. She was about three and a half hours away. I'm not sure I'd let me 16 year old do the same (if I had one that is). :)

Jeremy
Jeremy

I have certainly tried some Bourbons, I believe both Maker's Mark and Knob Creek, but I haven't acquired the taste yet. They are good, but from what I've tried, Bourbon is just a bit too woody and sweet for my tastes. I guess I'd describe it as a bit of a carmel scent/flavor.

The thing I like about the Irish variety is the crisp and clean taste and afternotes. I've ventured a bit into scotch varieties as well, but the smoky and musty overtones aren't quite as enjoyable.

Of course, I'm sure over time this may change.

Swamproot
Swamproot

As one who is proud of my state's contribution to the whiskey industry, I'm curious if your preference for Irish Whiskey absolute. There are some real good Kentucky Bourbons out there. Elijah Craig, Maker's Mark, and Knob Creek are some off the top of my head, with an ever increasing niche of small batch distillers making some good stuff.

Jeremy
Jeremy

I'm glad it was interesting for at least a few of you. And yes, I do know you like Soundgarden. They are the best!

I just wish that there would be some Soundgarden in the upcoming Guitar Hero game :(

Harrison
Harrison

Hey you really have a nice school life. I wish I can I have this kind of experience when I was a student.

However, I really don't wish my son will do this in future.. :)

ses5909
ses5909

I think you already know I like Soundgarden, but good answers! I also like learning more about people.

Raymond
Raymond

I like these kind of posts...always like to read more about the blogger..

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