So I went to check my email the other day and what do I see? I've just been MeMe'd by Bobby Carroll! Well it looks like it's my turn. Time for the AR community to get a glimpse into my world. So here's five things about lil'ole me:
1. I get to work every day with my best friend (No she is not looking over my shoulder while I type). God has blessed me by bringing Jackie into my life and I get the pleasure of working with her every day. Not many people get to hang out with their best friend as much as I do. Now I guess the only question is......does she view this as a curse? I'll have to get back to you on that one.
2. I have a hard time saying "No" to a fuzzy face. My son had wanted a cat for as long as I can remember,so one day Jackie and I decided to go to CAPS to adopt a cat for him. Now I have never considered myself to be a cat person. This was just one of those sacrifices you make when you're a parent. Little did I know that they were running a "buy one, get one free" special. I spent the next 15 minutes explaining how I only needed one cat, that free is only the initial investment, etc. I had a rebuttal for every argument until, while standing next to a cage, a furry little paw reached out and grabbed my finger as if to say "hey...don't forget about me!". Needless to say we came home with two cats and I haven't regretted it once!
3. I fenced in college (You mean I get to use a sword on people....COUNT ME IN!). While at Texas A&M I had the opportunity to spend some time fencing and I loved it. While I was active in the sport I had the opportunity to compete against several members of different Olympic National Teams. It's a rather obscure sport here in Texas, but I ran into a fellow Aggie here in Katy that was on the fencing team at A&M and has opened up a club called Katy Blades Fencing Academy. I would encourage any of my local friends here to check them out.
4. After college I became Mr. Goofy Golf. I had the opportunity to work for several Family Entertainment Centers (that's FEC's in entertainment lingy). What a blast that was. My job was to make sure people had fun when they came to visit the park. I got to see a kid"s eyes light up when you gave him/her a free token for a game every day. What a reward that was. No matter what was going on in my life, I knew I could go to work and with a simple gesture I could become a hero. The value of that job could'nt really be measured by the paycheck or the benefits package. The only thing that got me to leave the industry......see item 1.
5. I bought a motorcycle before I ever even sat on one. I had wanted a motorcycle as long as I can remember. My Mom would never allow me to ride one, she would never allow the neighbor's son to give me a ride on his, it just was'nt going to happen. Later in life I discovered Jackie had the same affliction as my Mom. So all the pleading and reasoning in the world wouldn't make it happen. So I never found myself in a showroom sitting on a bike or out with friends climbing on theirs. What's the point, you aren't going to ride it so don't torture yourself. Then one day in casual conversation my brother-in-law asked me if he bought a motorcycle would I ride with him. I told him I would love to, but he probably stood a better chance seeing God than he did me getting a bike. Later that night I mentioned our conversation to Jackie and her response was " that sounds like it would be fun, you should do it". HUH? I did not have to hear that twice. We were in the showroom the next day buying a motorcycle. We completed the transaction, and then I had to call my brother-in-law to have him drive my new paper weight home!
I hope you've enjoyed reading my MeMe as much as I have enjoyed writing it. I would like to invite the following people to write theirs: Adam Pascu......O.K. my friend. You're up. Nancy Albea.....I had a wonderful time meeting with you, please share with the rest of AR. Jeffrey Owen....We haven't met yet, but I look forward to meeting you soon.