Why am I here? I was looking for an answer to a question about the INPUT tag. I went to google, typed in something about web forms or html forums or something like that, and I picked what I thought was the best result. Guess where it brought me? I looked around and liked what I saw.
I don't blog! - I'm a 41 year old father of five (18, 16, 13, 5, 2) and I don't have time to blog. I barely have time to write this bio, but since Dani is so nice and she has such a cool forum, I will oblige. (hey Dani, if I ever found the time to, and wanted to blog, where would I find out how to set that up here?)
So here I am, like me or not.
Height/Weight, etc... Who cares? Do you care? I'm breathing and I'm happy, that's good enough for me.
However, since I am now a member of a community (and for those who must know... ) here goes…
Nickname: Lovie (wife), Wallet (kids), Screw (best friend), Hoser (brother)
Weight: 198 lbs.
Hair: Yes, some missing on top (strawb/blonde)
Age: Really? Ok, 41
Hobbies: Motorcycling, building stuff (light construction)/working in my shop, Amateur web design (see my profile)
Relationship Status: Married and loving it.
Favorite Music: Varied. Current; DMB, U2, Ben Folds - Most classic rock; Led Zeppelin, Credence Clearwater Revival, Boston (1st album), Dire Straits The Cars, Queen - Others; James Taylor, No Doubt – many more
Education: After high school... Hmm, school of hard knocks, MCP Cert.
Work: Full time “stay-at-home dad with five kids. Prior to that (2 yrs ago), IT supervisor for an Engineering/Construction company that *was* owned by Enron (oops!). You know the rest of the story.
Favorite Food: Steak and Potatoes baby! Then… Italian, Japanese, Mexican, etc…
Favorite Movies: I love movies, I could list them all, but I won’t. I’ll list three. My Cousin Vinny, Lord of The Rings (all 3 – really one movie), Life as a house
Favorite TV Shows: 24, there’s nothing else I *have to* watch.
Favorite Video Games: Battlefield 1942/Desert Combat, there’s nothing else I *have to* play.
Stuff I dislike: Too much tolerance, not enough tolerance… get it? If you don't, and you're curious, ask me.
More? Ok, you asked for it…
First and foremost I am a husband and a father. But that only begins to define me (as if defining myself was something I could possibly do). I dabble in a lot of different things, most of which I won't bore you with, and they tend to keep me plenty busy on top of my already frenzied life as a stay-at-home father of five.
I own a motorcycle (see my avatar). It is the most beautiful "material possession" I own. She brings me both great joy and great frustration. Joy, in that when I ride her, I am free and nothing else in the world is on my mind. This is not because I want to forget about the rest of my life, it because it is a prerequisite of riding a motorcycle and staying ALIVE! Focusing on every aspect of "the ride" is an amazingly freeing experience. It affords the rider the ability to literally leave all his cares behind. The frustration comes from trying to arrange time to ride. Factoring in the responsibilities of family life, and waiting for the weather here in the Great Northwest (Seattle area), opportunities to just take off and ride can be few and far between. Somehow I deal with it. One good ride ALMOST makes up for weeks of frustration.
When I’m not obsessing over my family and motorcycle, I like to work around the house, building things (current project: shop/garage for my MC), and goofin’ around on my PC. Latest guilty pleasure… Daniweb!