Tag, We're It!

Sunday, January 17, 2010
Okay, so I'm going to assume most of you that blog know what being "tagged" means. I'm also going to go out on a limb here and guess that most of you also are familiar with the absolutely amazing blog "NikonSniper" by Stephen Baird. I've been following his blog for some time now. The photography is incredible, the photographer sometimes serious, sometimes witty, but always entertaining. This morning after we got up I turned on the ol' Mac to check comments on yesterday's post. Lo and behold there was a note from Stephen letting me know I'd been tagged. I hopped on over to his blog to double check and there it was, our blog, the first one listed. Out of the 2000 followers that he has I'm honored. Now, what we need to do next is answer a series of questions, then bestow the same honor to eight bloggers of our choosing. So, without further adieu.........

8 TV shows we watch on occasion:

1. House (our weekly date night)
2. Diners, Drive-in's & Dives
3. Man vs Food
4. Kitchen Nightmares
5. Hell's Kitchen
6. CSI Miami
7. Dirty Jobs
8. How it's Made

8 favorite places to eat & drink:

1. Bennett's (yep the one we've posted about)
2. Cattin's
3. Plaza Jalisco
4. Red Robin
5. Bur's (local old school diner)
6. Emporer's Palace
7. Home
8. Grandma's (yum)

8 things I look forward to:

1. Coming home from work
2. The birth of our baby later this year
3. Walks with my wife (and sometimes the dogs)
4. Trips to the beach
5. Going to Powell's Books in Portland
6. Photo op's. (never enough of them)
7. The days where our two daughters get along
8. The day where our son's life gets a little easier

8 things I love about winter:

1. Snow, snow snow!
2. Sledding or inner tubing with the kids
3. Lazy Sundays watching a movie.
4. The fireplace
5. Holiday food
6. Gas prices dropping
7. Flannel sheets
8. Egg Nog

8 things on my wish list

1. A happy healthy family
2. The winning lotto ticket
3. A Nikon D90 and more lenses
4. To learn to play the guitar
5. Time to take a few road trips with my wife
6. To visit my Mother's homeland in Germany
7. A Mac Book Pro for my wife
8. An easy birth (This one's Krise's)

8 things I am passionate about:

1. Photography
2. Spouse & family
3. The outdoors
4. Bicycling
5. The Lord
6. Music
7. Cooking
8. Reading

8 things I have learned from the past:

1. To never have regrets
2. Look to see if the roll is empty before you sit down
3. Don't let your feet slip off the pedals. (ouch)
4. Your children will never perform when you want them to
5. To always trust the judgement of a toddler or a dog
6. Always be first in line for something you really, really want
7. Someday you'll understand your parents. (then you will become them)
8. Honesty will always be the best policy

8 things I want/need:

1. A new bulb for the big screen TV
2. A Mimosa tree and Red Hot Pokers
3. Wheels for the Cube
4. Our sanity
5. A guitar
6. An obedient teenager
7. A real vacation
8. To catch a halibut

8 people we want to tag:
4 ladies & 4 gents

Okay, there ya have it. I hope all of you enjoy participating. We look forward to reading the results.


  1. Chuck Pefley Says:

    Congratulations, Don & Krise.
    You deserve the honor, and you made some fine choices for your tags. Will be interesting reading.
    I'm happy to hear you check the roll before sitting down -:)

  2. that was great! "our sanity" is so appropriate. we survived 5! and now we have 5 grand-daughters. much easier and now it's considered cute when i try to get into trouble with them. great answers. oh, and halibut ... yES!
    nikonsniper steve

  3. Wow!! Great lists.
    Okay I went and did it too.
    Should I thank you??? MB

  4. Lois Says:

    Thanks for tagging me Don and Krise. It's going to take me a little while to think up my answers, but I'll do it--I promise! I enjoyed reading your answers.

  5. Zingo Tots Says:

    Those were fantastic lists! I enjoyed reading them! Congrats on the new baby!

  6. Jacob Says:

    Dear Don & Krise,

    I appreciate your thinking of me regarding this "tagging" business, but I'm going to pass. Hope you won't hold that against me, but I'd rather put my energies (such as they are) into something I feel is more productive...like taking photos and posting photos on my blogs.

    But, again, thanks for putting me on your list...you have a wonderful blog and are great photographers, so I considered that an honor.

    Have a great week!

  7. Thank you all for taking the time to read our post. Questions, answers & all. Most of it was serious, some of it was in good humor. A big thank you goes out to NikonSniper Stephen Baird for considering us.

    Chuck Pefley: Thank you very much, and I think most people should adopt that as a rule of thumb. ;-)

    Stephen Baird: A big thanks!

    Small City Scenes: Just have a good time with it MB.

    Lois: You are also welcome. You'll do just fine I'm sure.

    Zingo Tots: Thank you too. Much appreciated.

    Jacob: Don't worry, no hurt feelings here. It's not for everybody. I just wanted you to know we consider you high up on the list of blogs we thoroughly enjoy. I don't want anyone to feel pressured into doing something they don't want to. Keep on blogging though, you're darned good at it!

  8. Hilda Says:

    Oh wow, this is a long one! But fun! I hope you don't mind if I do this over the weekend, and probably in my other blog. I obviously can't answer the winter set, unless I change it to 'cold season' maybe? But I can answer the first set right now: none! I don't watch TV at all. :D

  9. brian stout Says:

    i'm sorry for getting back to this late, but will be posting my response tomorrow! and thanks!

  10. Bull Rhino Says:

    You guys did a great job with that. I'm glade Steve tagged you too so I could find your blog. I've enjoyed looking at your photos.


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