25 Things About Me


25 Mar 2010, 15:12

1. My father came from a small German town in the the Ukraine.
2. My mother came from the outskirts of Glasgow.
3. I’m a first generation Canadian with two older sisters
4. Born in Calgary in 68, moved to Ft. Mac in 71 and then in 77 to St. Albert.
5. In 1981 I had a benine tumor removed from my leg.
6. Visited Scotland and England in march of 81
7. In 1987 graduated from a trade school with a diploma in food services
8. Flew in a small plane in 87 from Edmonton to Vancouver to see U2s Joshawa Tree
9. Love all music produced prior to1983
10. Attended community college from 91 to 93 graduated with a degree in Visual Communications
11.Was in a relationship with a woman 16 years older than me from 90 to 95
12. First drove a car with 13 with my father in 81
13. I’ve met Wayne Gretsky, Roman Polanski and seen lady Diana from about 10 meters
14. Lived in a container in the former GDR East Germany for 8 months in 95
with my father and other Canadians building Canadian wooden homes.
15. Met, Dated, Invited to Canada, asked for her hand in marriage and received a
A dear john letter from an East German girl in 1995
16. Trained as an english Instructor in 2001 and am presently in Berlin
17. I speak and write the German language
18. Been married to a wonderful woman since 99
19. Consider myself an agnostic
20. I now love the German kitchen food wise
21. Haven’t been to the cinema since 2000
22. Can play the guitar and drums
23. Started smoking in the fall of 83 Quit in Feb. 07
24. Gained weight as a result! big time
25. Have done every kind of job under the sun believe me![IMG]


  • boscopud

    I KNEW I liked you!!!!!!!!! hehehe Your so cool, Buddy.

    25 Mar 2010, 15:20
  • Crush1800

    Thank You! Very Insightful. PEACE Thanks for being my BERLIN FRIEND... A container...Truck, or Shipping? Or a Good BEER?

    25 Mar 2010, 16:18
  • Elodave

    One life well lived so far sir.Polanski eh? not bad at all!!Container,thought my old council flat(bachelor pad my arse) was bad!! I gained the weight without smoking!!

    25 Mar 2010, 17:24
  • JukeBoxHero48

    OMG...we have soooo much in common. Yet, I am a female who hasn't quit smoking (don't want to gain weight ~ well, that's my excuse...:-)

    25 Mar 2010, 21:34
  • KidSweden

    Thanks for sharing that Brian. :) Glad to know you!!!

    25 Mar 2010, 21:52
  • chrisslade

    To know thee more nearly...Nice!...How do you find time to hold down a job if you're always sending me tracks?

    26 Mar 2010, 7:28
  • ladycaroledowns

    WOW Brian, you've certainly had a busy life so far,,thanks for sharing :)

    27 Mar 2010, 6:42
  • lucy1379

    You live your life intensely Brian ! Congrats* and thank you for being my friend! Angie♫♥♫ .

    27 Mar 2010, 18:32
  • sourgrrrl

    You, my friend, are amazing and interesting, to say the very least! I want to copy you and do my own 25 things!

    5 Abr 2010, 20:28
  • Skiye

    g-man, excellent bits of info. you are indeed awesome good sir. you have inspired me to write a similar piece. thanks for being you, and thanks for being a friend gertski!!!!

    12 Abr 2010, 15:29
  • snnygirl32

    This is so cool...would be nice if we all took the time to reflect and share..Thanks my friend...U R awesome !

    12 Abr 2010, 17:50
  • nan6310

    We have many of the same friends...sionborg, rock and roll suzy, sourgrrrl and kidsweden to name a few!!! You are awesome!!!

    14 Abr 2010, 17:27
  • catienana56

    Wow ...what a life. You have had a fine old time of it Gertsky ha !! good for you . I used to smoke too .. gave up in 1988..my finest moment ....

    15 Abr 2010, 6:23
  • toto47

    Hi Brian, da Du unter Pkt. 17 erwäntest, dass Du Deutsch schreibst und sprichst, schreibe ich Dir jetzt in Deutsch. Interessant, dass wir keine 30 Kilometer voneinander entfernt leben (ich wohne in Potsdam), ich glaubte immer Du wohnst in Kanada. Tolle und wirklich einzigartige Vita, die Du da hast.. Schön das wir Freunde sind, ich wünsche Dir eine angenehme Zeit in Deutschland.

    15 Abr 2010, 14:24
  • Pacer99

    Excellent Brian good Job and you're an honest and open guy!

    15 Abr 2010, 18:38
  • hippiesilke

    Jetzt wollen wir nur noch wissen welche Nationalität Deine Frau hat :-D Vielen Dank & Grüße

    15 Abr 2010, 20:55
  • Bachscar

    Wow, you were involved with a cougar before it became fashionable! See, you're way ahead of the curve on some things. I think most people feel they lead pretty mundane lives, but if you take some time to ponder the failures/accomplishments we all have, we are probably more interesting than we give ourselves credit for. Thanks for sharing. I quit smoking twice, but failed in each attempt. I take comfort in the fact that at least, I'm not a "chainer"!!

    16 Abr 2010, 22:07

    hi brian sound like you have had a lot of fun in your life have a rockie good one chat soon ron

    17 Abr 2010, 3:09
  • Haiku96708

    Thanks for sharing! Enjoyed your Lebenslauf! Quite a story and very insightful! Nun weiß ich Bescheid... Mein Bruder lebt auch in Berlin - ich liebe Berlin! Yes and I as well wanna know where your wife comes from ;). Bleib wie du bist! Happy to be your new friend!

    26 Abr 2010, 20:07
  • ShelliLovesGM

    Wow! Brian, what a life, and good for you! I love your journal. I too, was lucky enough to see the beautiful Princess Di in Stornoway, Scotland many, many years ago. Thank you for accepting my friend request. All the best to you Brian.

    11 May 2010, 10:51
  • pogopatterson

    What an eventful life, thanks for sharing those details with me.

    3 Jun 2010, 9:52
  • CrybKeeper

    Wow! An amazing life, to say the very least! I can relate to the "every job under the sun" comment. Perhaps you can help me sometimes with the German - I tend to mix it all up a bit, lol. Glad to hear, you didn't keep up that smoking habit ; )

    4 Jun 2010, 19:57
  • purp1epage

    Brian, you missed out on who you will be rooting for over the next month! I am intrigued about the living in a container; potentially an uncomfortable experience (this from someone who has never really taken to camping!)Thanks for adding me as a friend.

    11 Jun 2010, 17:06
  • Zero-74

    Abwechslungsreiches Leben !

    14 Jun 2010, 17:35
  • johnson_lemon

    Brian, thank you for this information! Your life is really intresting.)

    21 Jun 2010, 14:45
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