12 super fun facts about Tim

Hi there! If you don’t know me (why don’t you?), I’m Tim Priebe, the owner of T&S Online Marketing. But that particular fact isn’t that fun, so it doesn’t count. If you want to know me better, today’s your lucky day!

Will the facts I share actually be fun? Or even super fun? You be the judge!

Fact 1: I once cut myself while shaving and singing supercalifragilisticexpialidocious at the top of my lungs to impress my youngest child. He was four at the time. I was 39.

Fact 2: Leann and I love to visit caves on vacation. I don’t know why. It’s tough to take selfies in a cave, though.

Fact 3: I was born three months premature. My wife claims it’s because I was bored. I can’t remember if that’s the reason or not. If I had been born on time, I would have started school a year later, my wife would have graduated college by the time I was a freshman, and we likely would have never met.

Fact 4: My parents bought me tons of toys I wanted when I was a child. For some reason, however, they would buy me Transformers. Instead, I got GoBots.

Fact 5: As a teenager, I would often sneak out my second-story window, scale down the chimney, drive to meet my friends, go toilet-paper the houses of other friends, then sneak back into my house.

Fact 6: I have written fan fiction short stories: several Star Trek, one with Superman, and this gem of a Back to the Future story that’s still online

Robert Picardo (off-camera) slaps a teenage Tim Priebe wearing a Star Trek costume

Fact 7: I was once slapped by actor Robert Picardo, perhaps known best for his role as the doctor on Star Trek: Voyager. It was for a photo a friend of mine took. This was before the age of digital photography, and my friend cropped Picardo out of the picture.

Fact 8: I’ve written five books about digital marketing, three of which are still relevant.

Fact 9: In high school, I borrowed a friend’s camcorder to record a little film I also starred in titled Tim’s Life. That was my Christmas present to family members that year.

Fact 10: In middle school and high school, I self-published a Star Trek magazine that included articles by authors around the country that I coordinated. That would later lead to me being allowed in senior-level journalism classes without taking the prerequisites, and eventually to the forming of Edmond Business.

Fact 11: One year, I made a huge Christmas list, and my parents decided the one item on the list they would get me was a four-drawer filing cabinet. My sister got a dog. The joke’s on her because the filing cabinet lasted around 15 years longer than the dog.

Fact 12: I’m a big movie fan, but I’m a horrible person to ask if a movie was any good because I like all movies. I’ve only ever watched three movies I didn’t enjoy: Lawnmower Man 2, Sunset Boulevard, and a third that was so bad I apparently purged it from my memory.

Did you already know any of those facts? Which one surprised you? Which one is your favorite?

Comments

  1. Tim, Sounds like you were and still are a brilliant creative guy… and quite agile in your youth! I remember the excitement of papering houses, though I never had to go to the extreme you did to leave the house 😆

    • Aw, thanks, Linda! Some days I still feel young. On other days not so much. I’m definitely too old to scale down a chimney on a regular basis.

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