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Dec 15 2008

7 Things About Me

I guess the prominence of my blog is growing as I have just been tagged in a meme game by Dragos from eDragonu.

Seems like a good idea to let all my blog readers know more about me as well as to get 7 more blogger’s involved so here goes.

First, here are the rules.

  • Link to the original tagger(s), and list these rules on my blog.
  • Share 7 facts about myself in the post – some random, some weird.
  • Tag 7 people at the end of my post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.

7 Things About Me

Well, as the name suggest I have to tell you all 7 things about me that you may not already know. So here goes..

  1. I am 35 years old and my Birthday is in March
  2. I am married to Helen and have four children, Rosie (Age 9), Jack (Age 7), Tom and Poppy (Twins aged 2)
  3. I am the co-founder and Director of RandomStorm a Vulnerability Management and PCI DSS ASV.
  4. I am a published author with McGraw Hill and Cisco Press. I have written 7 books and 2 eBooks on Cisco Network Security. I am just working on another ebook for Cisco Press covering Router and Switch Security.
  5. My Hobbies include Mountain Biking, Running, Golf, and Wing Chun Kung Fu. When I make time to relax I like to grab a good movie or take my aggression out on the PS3.
  6. My favorite places in the UK are Northumberland and the Lake District. I try to visit both of these at least a week each year. Both have beautiful unspoiled countryside.
  7. When I was 11 I was on the national news and front page of all major UK newspapers for bringing a live hand grenade home from the World War One trenches in Ypres, Belgium. I had it at the side of my bed for 6 months before we found out that it was “potentially lethal”.

Now I have to pass this on to the following bloggers:

I hope you have enjoyed this post. Be sure to check out the blogs I have just mentioned as they are all on my blog reading list.

  1. Dragos Roua said on December 16th, 2008 at 2:47 am


    thanks for playing along. Have a great week :-)

  2. Jamie Harrop said on December 16th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    A live hand grenade? You nutter! haha. That’s pretty unique, Andrew. Not sure I can top that. :-)

    Thanks for the tag too! I’ll write my seven this week.


  3. Andrew Mason said on December 16th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    @Jamie Harrop:

    Yeh, one of my 2 seconds of fame :) Was funny at the time…

  4. Money Academy said on March 3rd, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    thank you to share this info about you Andrew , happy birthday ” we are in march ” .

  5. rufman said on April 12th, 2009 at 2:47 am

    an old post but a good one. I wish that more bloggers were as personable as you!

  6. 7 Things about your Author. | The-iBlog said on December 15th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    [...] this afternoon I get a Direct Message through Twitter from Andrew Mason, the gent behind ‘Did I Get Things Done?‘ informing me I’ve been tagged ! I don’t think I’ve ever been tagged for [...]

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