Thursday, July 12, 2007

I've Been Tagged

I've been tagged by Anwyn. I don't know what I did to deserve it. Basically, I have to post eight things about me that you might want to know and find eight other poor suckers to tag. Well, here goes:
1. This post is going to take a while to complete because I am without living space in my home. I sent my wife and daughter away while remodeling the house and I am eating out of restaurants and sleeping on a love seat in a corner. I am typing this on a laptop on my deck and I don't know how much longer that will last.
2. The hardest part will be finding eight other bloggers to tag.
3. When I was a baby I was dandled on the lap of a man who received three separate death sentences for murder.
4. In my last Fourth Amendment case the sergeant who filed the false affidavit for a search warrant against my clients got life and the detective got ten years.
5. My favorite whittling knife is an Opinel #8 that I bought some twenty-five years ago.
6. My last bankruptcy case resulted in a double murder and suicide. The junior secured creditor killed one of his debtors and his lawyer and then shot himself.
7. I am good at talking to people. I have heard said about me that I "could talk to a tree".
8. One of my earliest memories, maybe I was five, is holding a burlap bag while my father was shoveling in horse manure in our stable.
DEVELOPMENT: Patterico is "propagating the virus" with a couple of mutations. We'll see. I have some of my home back but still a lot left to do.
9. [1 & 2 don't honestly count] If I was eight yet my brother was six going on seven. We were out with the lambs and he got stung by a scorpion on his hand. I could not send him home alone and I could not leave the lambs alone. I sent him on ahead following behind with the lambs (sheep travel at their own pace) as fast as I could, cursing all the way.
10. A client of twelve years (civil matters), whom I met because one of her places of business was next to my office, was brutally murdered in a late-evening robbery of another of her businesses, for the day's receipts, by one of her employees and her two accomplices.
I like the way SayUncle says it: If you want to play along, consider yourself tagged.


Anonymous Anwyn said...

Gah. I hardly know where to start ... 3) *Who* did he murder???

Sat Jul 14, 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, nk. 3, 4 and 6 are heavy... very interesting read. Hope the remodel goes well.

- Vermont Neighbor

Sat Jul 21, 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Dana said...

Our esteemed host wrote that he was "sleeping on a love seat in a corner" during the remodeling.

Maybe my memory is faulty, but I seem to recall you saying somewhare that you are 6' 4" tall; how on earth caould you sleep on a love seat?

Fri Jul 27, 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger nk said...

6'3". With great difficulty. Curled up mostly and my feet going over the end when I stretched.

Fri Jul 27, 06:18:00 PM  

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