7 Things You May (Or May Not) Know About Me

Darn it! I was hoping I might escape this meme but my friend Paul Rouget nabbed me!

The rules:

  1. Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
  2. Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
  3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the
    links to their blogs.
  4. Let them know they've been tagged.

Seven things:

  1. I have 4 children (all girls) ages 15, 13, 10 & 8 months. They're the loves of my life.


  2. My wife and I met on Match.com. After my divorce, the last thing I was interested in was the club scene so I gave online dating a try. I almost gave up on it after a couple of not-so-great dates and the date with my wife was going to be my last. As luck would have it, I met the most awesome woman in the world and the rest is history.


  3. When I was younger, I aspired to be a comic strip artist. I had the talent to draw but I think I was entirely too logical so the humor aspect of that just wasn't there. Bloom County is my all time favorite strip and I think Berke Breathed is a comic genius.
  4. Baseball was my passion and I played the sport for 12 years. I started off as a catcher and then shifted to first base. I hit .634 my sophomore year and .585 my junior year before getting into an argument with the head coach and skipping my senior year. I ran cross-country my senior year and won Outstanding Cross Country athelete.
  5. The first language that I coded in professional was a dBase-like compiled variant called Clipper. It was PC-based and I truly loved it. My friend Tony DelCampo was my mentor and taught me a ton of coding principles that no college class bothered to cover. I actually learned about OOP using Clipper because there was a 3rd party lib called Classy which provided OOP capability.
  6. I didn't have a girlfriend until I was a junior in high school. I was WAY TOO introverted and had an extremely hard time socializing, especially with girls.
  7. I've competed nationally in paintball and took second place at a major tournament.

Seven people who shall also have to go through this harrowing

  1. John Resig, because a little part of me wishes I could be as cool and collected as he is when put on a panel.
  2. Nick Nguyen, because if I didn't antagonize my boss, then how can I sleep at night! ;)
  3. Carsten Book (AKA TomCat), because he has the coolest nickname ever!
  4. Brian King, because Brian impressed the crap out of me at Add-on-Con and I want to make sure more people know about him!
  5. Karen Prescott, because she continues to be patient with me even after I ask silly questions.
  6. Fred Wenzel, because I know he'll always hook me up if I need some coding help
  7. Sean Alamares, because he's a cool cat.

Rey Bango