Six LDS Writers and A Frog

Monday, January 15, 2007

5 Things You Probably Didn't Want to Know About Me

by Jeffrey S Savage

The evil and eloquent, Evil HR Lady, recently tagged us in a blogosphere game called “5 Things No One Knows About You.” So I will be the first to take up the gauntlet, and I hope others on the blog will as well. Julie might even tell you where she’d really from.

(Actually just a side note, these will be 5 things you guys don’t know about me. Anything my wife doesn’t know by know is not fit for public consumption.)

1) Some of you may know that my wife and I dated for thirteen days before getting engaged, and were married 3 ½ months later. But what you don’t know is that we didn’t actually go out for over a year after the first time I asked her out. She blames it on the longish hair, moustache, and motorcycle. I say she just didn’t know a good thing when she saw it. (Which happened to be when I was fresh out of Army Reserve training with the accompanying tan, muscles, and crew cut.)

2) I have had a number of bizarre airplane experiences including: an emergency landing after a flight attendant became caught in an airplane elevator, a terrible claustrophobia experience when I was seated next to a very, very, large man who wouldn’t stand up when the plane landed and I was stuck beside him for almost an hour when a metal briefcase fell onto the head of another passenger and they had to bring in a stretcher, having a man escorted off the plane by air marshals when he didn’t take his meds and started preaching to the other passengers quite loudly, and a rather unpleasant experience involving HOT chocolate, inattentive parents, and three small children. And yet I keep flying.

3) I completed the St George Marathon in a time and condition I would rather not elaborate. Let’s just say my dad, who was running with me, said, “You better hurry up. There’s an old woman with a walker catching up.” To which I replied, “Trip her. I need the walker more than she does.”

4) I spent most of my mission (in Salt Lake of all places) accompanied by a Charlie McCarthy ventriloquist dummy, with a name tag that read, “Elder Ernie, Jr. Missionary.” Elder Ernie lasted right up until I was driving my truck from Salt Lake to California—post-mission and after breaking up with a wonderful girl by the name of Kari Lyn Biddulph (which explains why I still often misspell our Kerry’s name.) Unfortunately I fell asleep and rolled the truck so hard, there were rocks embedded between the tires and rims. Ernie didn’t survive.

5) I will drop just about anything to watch any of the following cartoons: Speed Racer, Aquaman, Tennessee Tuxedo, and Wacky Races.

Now that you know more about me than you wanted, I am tagging five others. Here they are:


Tristi Pinkston’s Media Review web site

Annette Lyon

Josi Kilpack

James Dashner – Actually this last one is more of a joke than anything else. Not because James isn’t a good writer. He is actually great. But because he hasn’t added anything to his sidebar blog since September. So all of you go to his website and send him an e-mail asking why he hasn’t updated his site. Tell him Jeff Savage promised he’d tell 5 things no one knows about himself.


At 1/15/2007 10:38 PM, Blogger Evil HR Lady said...


Evil Marketing Man is a pilot. You are never allowed in his plane.

At 1/16/2007 10:35 AM, Blogger RobisonWells said...

Three cheers for short courtships! My wife and I met on Thanksgiving Day, got engaged two days after Christmas, and were married on St. Patrick's Day.

At 1/16/2007 1:39 PM, Blogger LDS Publisher said...

Jeff Savage is a brat. I hate these things but I hate being labeled a party pooper even more. So today's blog is just crammed full of totally uninteresting and useless facts about me.

At 1/16/2007 3:29 PM, Blogger Tristi Pinkston said...

It shall be done!

However, I can't post it on the media reviews site, like LDSP did it on her blog. (I have certain things I can blog about over there and unfortunately this ain't one of 'em) I will, instead, post it on and then I'll talk about the media reviews. Is that a good compromise? Give me about half an hour.

At 1/16/2007 5:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is off topic but Jeff, if you haven't read Ghost of a Chance yet (Which is a excellent book; everyone needs to read it) you might want to take a look a page 145. I think Kerry talks about you.

At 1/17/2007 10:40 AM, Blogger Kerry Blair said...

You are SUCH a tattletale, anonymous!
But, frankly, if you can't take pot shots at the writers you most admire, who can you shoot at? Besides, Jeff's a man, he can take it. :-)

At 1/18/2007 12:53 PM, Blogger James Dashner said...

Excuse me? I just updated it a couple of days ago, you jerk. Mine isn't really a blog, it's an update thingy. And I didn't have any good news until last week. So stuff it, Savage.

(I would say I'm just kidding, but I thought it would be really cool if we started rumors of a Dashner-Savage feud.)

At 1/18/2007 1:32 PM, Blogger Jeff Savage said...

And did I mention that Dashner dude is a big weenie? I've heard he really hated Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. And he spends all his time writing Anne of Green Gables fan fiction. I think I'm gonna send Rob to rough him up. Actually come to think of it, that might be overkill. Maybe Kerry. I'll bet she could make him cry.

At 1/18/2007 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

James, Jeff promised you'd tell us five thing no one knows about you! And why haven't you updated your site? :P

(He told us to tell you!)

At 1/20/2007 2:53 PM, Blogger G. Parker said...

Jeff!!! What about yours??? YOu haven't updated yours in forever either!!! ;)

At 1/23/2007 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...And Jeff Savage hasn't updated his blog since a year ago's that for the kettle calling the pot of another color?


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