10 Things You didn’t Know about Me

Following on the footsteps of Veronique Palmer and Seb Matthews, I thought I’d share a bit more about myself, as well:

  1. Second oldest of 10 kids
  2. Graduated high school and started college at 15
  3. Fronted an alt-rock band in the 90’s called My Cat Jeoffry
  4. Not a fan of any body of water I can’t see the bottom of (thanks to almost drowning as a kid, plus front-row seats to Jaws on opening weekend)
  5. I own an extensive 80’s new wave vinyl collection, but not a turntable
  6. I was accepted into a doctoral program in 2004 to focus the social informatics of collaboration technology, but due to delayed starts because of my consulting work, I lost my placement and then never re-applied
  7. Have been married for almost 23 years
  8. Wanted my daughter’s middle name to be ‘Duran.’ My wife said no.
  9. Massive fan of all-things Orson Scott Card
  10. Had 3 majors as an undergrad: spent 2.5 years in industrial design, switch to film direction for a year, then landed on marketing and business, later getting my MBA
  11. I’m a huge Spinal Tap fan

You see what I did there? I can’t go a day without referencing Spinal Tap, Fletch, or one of the Steve Oedekerk thumb movies at least once.

Christian Buckley

Christian is the Brand Alliance Director for AvePoint Inc., and a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps & Services MVP based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He hosts the AvePoint Office 365 Hours (#O365hours) and #P2Pnow series, the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) live stream. He is based in Lehi, Utah (Silicon Slopes).

5 Responses

  1. I’d love to stay and talk more about this Eric, but i need to hurry and go sit out in the lobby to wait for the limo…

  2. Vince, D-minor is the saddest of all notes, I’ve found. But I wanted this list to be a bit happier…

  3. You see, most blokes, you know, will write top 10 lists, or 10 things lists. They’re on 10 there, the full lists, all of it. But where can you go? Where?
    Nowhere, but when Christian needs that extra push over the cliff, you know what he does? Eleven. His top 10 list has eleven.
    You may ask why he doesn’t just have an “11 things you don’t know about me list”, but you see, his 10 things list goes to 11.

  4. vince.romney@gmail.com says:

    But you didn’t write it in D-Minor…