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Ten things about me you might not know


1. My teacher in the first class ("groep 3") thought I was an unhappy child because I was so quiet. Being quiet is normal for me, but she was used to my very talkative older sister.

2. I once had long hair -- it reached to the underside of my shoulderblades.

3. The very first computer I programmed was a P2000C -- a 'portable' computer that my dad took home from work sometimes. He taught me and my sister how to program in BASIC and we both got our own floppy disc to save our programs on. I spent lots of saturday mornings programming rather unsophisticated conversation programs.

4. I see 'phases' in my life: preschool, elementary school, highschool, university, various work places. When I make the transition to a new phase, I tend to lose touch with people from the previous phase, no matter how close we were. There are some notable exceptions, but not many.

5. I react very badly to having things taken away from me and being taunted with it. I'm not a violent person, but if someone tries to pull that on me, I will hit him.

6. I got my first kiss when I was 16.

7. I've always been a geek/nerd.

8. I played my first RPG with Bart, Merijn, Tjeerd, Fred and Dirk. It must have been in '87. Bart was the GM, and we played the first scenario from Haunted Ruins of the Dunlendings. I played Laer Celeb, Hobbit thief. It was RoleMaster, which I have used as my default system for fantasy for years since. For the second session, I wrote my first campaign log.
I also GM'ed my first game for this group, and it was a disaster.

9. I have little patience for people who don't agree with me. I tend to quickly focus on a solution for any given problem, and if others don't immediately agree with me, I tend to assert myself very strongly. It's one of my bad character traits, and I'm working on that. People around me are starting to notice the difference, so it's probably working.

10. In '93, I went to 'De Swing' (a disco in the city center of Nijmegen, now long closed) every tuesday night. A photographer once made pictures there, and a black-and-white photo of me and one of the girls of educational sciences ('pedagogiek') had been enlarged and framed. That photo hung opposite of the wardrobe for a long time.
I had stopped going there for a long time, but still people I didn't know at all came up to me and said they recognized me.
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