Monday, November 19, 2007


I have been tagged by Angel at WomanHonorThyself, the WINNER of the 2007 Top Blogger of the Year, category 500-999, which is huge when figure there are over 50 million blogs and counting.

The rules:
When tagged, you must link to the person who tagged you.Then post the rules before your list, and list eight random things about yourself. At the end of the post, you must tag and link to eight other people.
Was tagged earlier in the year by a future Blogger of the Year For Zion's Sake , some are here goes:

1). For those who have read my bio, yes I can talk backwards, and pretty fast too. Started when I was about 12 or so, sitting at the dinner table when my dad said..."ssap eht tlas dna reppep.....esaelp", we all looked at other like my dad had flipped, my oldest brother and myself ran with it. When I was on radio station 93.3 KDKB in Phoenix (once weekly stint), got a huge response when I sang "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones backwards.

2). Passed the test to obtain PGA players card back when I was a decent golfer, I now play to figure out how to hit the next shot from a rather difficult spot.

3). Have 3 brothers, 2 sisters, my Mom turns 80 this December Dad died March 23, 1990

4). In 1994 I hitch-hiked from central Guadalajara (México) to a town named "La Venta de Astillero", I got dropped off there and within 1-2 minutes I boarded a full bus....on this bus is where I met the Mrs.

5). High jumped 6'5" my senior year in high school, had the school record, could dunk a basketball when I was short, sophomore year at 6'1" ;-).

6). Pulled a guy from a burning car that was involved in a car accident about 4 years ago at the corner of Val Vista and Broadway in Mesa, AZ. The poor guy's left thigh swelled up twice its size, when he looked down at it, he passed out, don't know what happened to him after the ambulance took him away.

7). Played in the country's first organized Arena Football League (non-pro) as a Wide Receiver and Defensive End.........thank God I tore my cartilidge in my right knee and couldn't finish the season.....there was pain on almost every play.......those boys can hit!

8). I love to read, hate the hippie world, but dig '70's rock (country and blues as well), would rather drive than fly, always hated dancing in clubs/bars, but like to tango with the Mrs.


At 12:08 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

wowza ya did great mi amigo!..thanks for bein such a good sport!!!!!

At 12:15 PM, Blogger Jungle Mom said...

The talking backwards is just weird!!! But, oh so cool!!!

At 12:34 PM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

Yah, I know it's weird.......but hey, I ain't your run of the mill gringo.


At 9:54 PM, Anonymous queen of tequila said...

And Joe Jr.#1 can do a couple of backward words...I guess it runs in the ylimaf...

At 8:43 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

it's cool to get to know you better Joe.


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