16 Things About Me

  1. I used to be Mormon now I’m an atheist.
  2. I love being a father. I wanted to be a dad since I was a teen.
  3. I clean the house by instinct. I just start grabbing stuff and putting it away…but I can stop anytime.
  4. I really enjoy challenges. If it comes easy, it was likely not worth it.
  5. I can fix almost anything around the house. I grew up with the philosophy of fix it till it completely falls apart, then scavenge those parts for other things.
  6. I have many hobbies, but am trying to reduce them. Currently, I’m focused on leather and wood.
  7. I am an avid reader, but it has to be science fiction, fantasy or learning a new skill.
  8. I love Star Trek. I can almost repeat all TNG episodes by heart.
  9. I’m totally into my wife…see #4 above.
  10. I love technology. I like picking up new programs and hardware and seeing how I can use it to further my entertainment. 
  11. I love discussing philosophical issues, I just don’t know many people who also like to.
  12. I like to workout. I like the pain, the sweat and the ache after.
  13. I like comic books and the movies based on them. I was a Joker and Wolverine fan before it became popular.
  14. I think the federal government is too big. What the hell does DC know about what we need in DFW?
  15. I like being an accountant. I enjoy numbers, analysis, research, etc. I just hate data entry. 😛
  16. I want only the best for my little girls. I want them to be strong, independent and I want them to dote on me always.


So this past Saturday saw the passing of another year.  I am much closer to 40 now.  I had a great weekend planned with my wife and I spending the time together downtown in a hotel.  Unfortunately, fate had other ideas.  A good friend of hers had gotten sick and needed some help so my DW took two of the kiddos and headed out to help.  She is very caring and loving to her friends, so this was really no surprise.  I kept our oldest and we had daddy-daughter time.  She was smitten with the room and downtown, though for the most part we hung out in the room.  I had to endure a LOT of Spongebob Squarepants and some character called “Fred” which was just a hyper, annoying teen throwing fits.  I’m sure every generation says it, but what the hell are kids watching?  We don’t have cable, so we are pretty sheltered from this stuff.  I remember having great cartoons to watch when I was younger.

All-in-all, I had a great time.  I made sure the house was straight when everyone got back and prepared a dinner of vegetables since everyone had been eating really heavy over the week end.  Here’s to another year and hoping it just gets better.