Random facts about ShanKri-la

Kyle of Kyle’s Cove tagged me to write some random facts about me. Even though the title implies random facts about ShanKri-la, it might be fun to know little about the person behind this. I have to say that this was harder than writing a tech post and the reason why my About page doesn’t say much about me.

  • I live with my wife in East Lansing, Michigan and people call me Karthik.
  • I love playing pool and volleyball. I am a newbie rollerblader (is that even a word?). I play in a BCA 8-ball and a 4-on-4 league every year.
  • I wear multiple hats at work as a database administrator, webmaster, linux system admin and a developer and I love the variety of things I work on.
  • I love nature and traveling.
  • I am a wannabe photographer any literally drool anytime I look at a Canon Rebel XTi. If someone wants to buy me a gift, I’ve just made it easy for you. 🙂 For now, I use our Canon SD450.
  • I will be 30 in a few months.
  • My wife and I love watching movies and that is about the only thing I watch on TV besides news. I did watch 24 seasons 1 & 2 on DVD.
  • I just won a clever t-shirt slogan contest at Blogging Expertise and it felt like I won the Mega Million. I have never won a contest before and this was a sweet surprise. My winning slogan was ‘RSS feeds. I’m hungry.’.  ‘Read Blogs. Save Trees.’ got a special mention too. 🙂
  • I came up with the name ‘K-IntheHouse’ when I was playing with WordPress installation and I’m not sure if I like it or not but it’s stuck with me now.
  • ShanKri-la is a word play on the mythical Shangri-la. I’m the K in it and my wife’s name forms the first part. Yeah, this is a family owned operation.

Since this is a tagging game, I am going to tag a few of my friends to see if they would like to participate.  It’ll be cool to know more about them.

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5 Responses to “Random facts about ShanKri-la”

  1. Kyle Eslick July 25, 2007 at 10:37 pm #

    Wow, I’m jealous. I’d like to move to Michigan, but I’m married to a Hawkeye. 🙂

    I’m sorry you’re stuck in Spartan territory!

    That is good information to know. I was always wondering where the title came from.

  2. K-IntheHouse July 26, 2007 at 1:32 am #

    Kyle.. I gotta say Spartan country isn’t as bad as blue people might tell ya. 🙂

    I knew ShanKri-la probably stumped a lot of people!

  3. Mark July 29, 2007 at 2:03 am #

    Hi K-IntheHouse, thanks for the tag, I really appreciate that. Unfortunately, I’ve already been tagged with this one and posted responses to my two blogs.

    Great to learn more about ya though!

  4. Brown Baron July 30, 2007 at 4:45 am #

    Sorry I’m late. Like Mark, I’ve done the random facts meme too hehe. It was great reading about you though buddy 🙂

  5. K-IntheHouse August 1, 2007 at 1:31 am #

    @Mark.. not a problem. I guess I should have checked your blog before tagging you. I do follow your RSS feeds and didn’t remember seeing it.

    @Baron.. I didn’t remember seeing it on your either.. Thanks for the reply though! 🙂