Seven things you didn’t know about me

Martin Koser (frogpond, BMID) tagged me with a little blogger meme cal…

Martin Koser (frogpond, BMID) tagged me with a little blogger meme called "Sieben Sachen" (seven things). In his post "Seven things you didn’t know about me" he outlines, well, seven things one doesn’t know about him :-)

This seemed to be very easy for Martin as he has a lot of dark secrets. Now he has some less of them…

So for me this posting seems to be a little bit more difficult. As I’m getting older but not necessarily much wiser and my wife sometimes accuses me of having a memory like a sieve I’m not sure on what I already told you and what I didn’t tell you ;-)

I tried to remember some things really far far away in the past or things that you might not know…

  1. Dogs
    I had a German shepherd and used to train and instruct German Shepherds as a member of the Association for German Shepherds. I like dogs and mostly they like me. You need time and space for a dog so I didn’t have a dog for many years. I would like to have a dog again when I’m old.
  2. El Paso
    As a part of my training in the German Air Force I spent almost a year from 1982 to 1983 at the German Air Force Air Defense School (GAFADS, now German Air Force Air Defense Center) in Fort Bliss, El Paso. It was a fascinating time in the US (and in the German Air Force, too).
  3. Hawai’i and San Francisco
    It’s been 3 times I visited Hawai’i and 4 times I visited San Francisco. I visited Hawai‘ as well as San Francisco the first time in 1983 during my time in El Paso.
  4. Schwabenheim an der Selz
    I was born in Ingelheim am Rhein in Rhineland-Palatinate. But I grew up in Höchst im Odenwald and as I entered military service I didn’t think about coming back to the region I was born. Accidentally I moved to Mainz (capital of Rhineland-Palatinate) about 20 years ago. 8 Years ago my wife and me moved to Schwabenheim an der Selz – the small village where my father and my grandfather were born.
  5. Blogging
    In 2005 I needed a new webspace as the hoster
    quit service. I then decided to start using some freaky kind of software (LifeType) that
    promised to make publishing very easy. After some weeks I realized I
    was blogging.
  6. Falling asleep
    I’m able to fall asleep within seconds. Rumors say it’s a heritage as all relatives of my fathers have this gift, but my wife tells me she hates telling me a story and to later recognize I had been asleep all the time.
  7. The Internet
    I believe the Net is for meeting people in real.

I guess I now should list some people…

I would be pleased if you would tell me some things about you but I also would be pleased if you decide to just sit down to relax and to reflect on some things.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Update (23.12.2007): Leila told seven things about her on her blog 

Update (07.01.2008): 7 Things Meme from Frank Hamm from Roxanne

Update (20.01.2008): Seven things you didn’t know about me from Marcel 

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Autor: Frank Hamm

Frank Hamm]( (* 14. April 1961 in Ingelheim am Rhein) ist ein deutscher Kommunikationsberater, Blogger und Autor. Hamm lebt in der Ortsgemeinde Selzen (Rheinhessen). Im INJELEA-Blog behandelt er seit 2005 Fachliches aus Kommunikation, Produktivität, Kollaboration und Intranets. Als Der Entspannende berichtet Hamm über Wandern, Genuss und Kultur in Deutschland. Sein gleichnamiges Blog gehört zu den etablierten deutschsprachigen Wanderblogs. Subjektives aus Raum und Zeit veröffentlicht er in seinem Kolumnen-Blog Der Schreibende. In den Sozialen Medien ist Hamm aktiv auf Twitter als @DerEntspannende und als @fwhamm, auf Facebook als Der Entspannende und auf Instagram als Der Entspannende. Nachrichten und Anfragen beantwortet Hamm per E-Mail via