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Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 1:54:59 AM   
Canoerebel


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Lady and Gents,

There's a regular feature in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution business section on Sundays: Meet John Doe. This introduces in capsule form some important area business leader. I was not at all interested in Sunday's feature about a local real estate tycoon, but I would be interested in learning more about my fellow forumites, who are good people all. With that in mind, I present a template below. Copy and paste and fill in your information. We've done this kind of thing quite some time ago, but lots of new folks around, and plenty of others I've long since forgotten about (including Chickenboy, on purpose). Ground rules:

1. Keep it short!
2. No "puffing" - you can't say you're reading Brothers Karamzov right now if you really aren't. If you're reading People magazine, you have to own up to it.
3. No Tweeting, Facebook, LinkedIn or other social media allowed.
4. Just to prove this isn't a way to boast about my own self (like those horrid "What music are you listening to now" threads), I am disqualified from participating.

Template:

Job:
Age:
Residence:
Family:
Education:
Work:
Favorite Quote:
Reading:

P.S. If nobody replies to this, I will be most embarrassed.
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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 2:05:51 AM   
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I tried to create a new login called "Nobody", but it was already taken.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 2:06:22 AM   
RevRick


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From: Dontblinkyoullmissit, GA
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Job: Pastor
Age: 62
Residence: Meldrim, GA
Family: Wife, Diane, two sons, one daughter, one granddaughter (that I know about!)
Education: M Div, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Work: Ministry,
Favorite Quote:
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Reading: Six Frigates

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 2:06:52 AM   
jeffk3510


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Job: CEO/President of Sunflower Commodity Trading
Age: 26
Residence: Kansas
Family: Happily married with one boy and another on the way.
Education: 4 year college degree in business
Work: See above
Favorite Quote: "Life isn't fair. The sooner you realize that, the easier it is."
Reading: Battles and Leaders of The Civil War ...a series.


Excellent idea Dan.



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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 2:13:13 AM   
Canoerebel


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I think I struck out on Rev Rick's list of things you're supposed to be able to do, but I do know his town (Meldrim, GA, well). 

jeffk, I didn't know you were such a young lad!

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 2:19:17 AM   
Commander Stormwolf

 

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Job: Former Colonial Oppressor
Age: 51
Residence: somewhere in the British Empire
Family: Sadly none
Education: Sandhurst
Work: establishing commerce and maintaining order for the Union Jack
Favorite Quote: Rule Brittania, Brittania rule the waves
Reading: the nutrition labels on all his food


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 2:20:30 AM   
KMCCARTHY

 

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OK, I'll bite:

Job: MetOp Mission Manager (Google works, you figure it out)
Age: 50
Residence: Annapolis, MD USA
Family: Wife and 2 kids (wife is fine with WITPAE, she knows where I am)
Education: BA, MPA, and BS
Work: NASA
Favorite Quote: "Men Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.”
¯ Ernest Shackleton
Reading http://www.amazon.com/The-Imperial-Cruise-Secret-History/dp/0316008958 Trying to get through this. Bradley is a great writer but it is depressing as I know how it will end... http://www.amazon.com/James-Bradley/e/B001IGOCM2/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 2:26:22 AM   
Cribtop


Posts: 3778
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From: Lone Star Nation
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Job: Formerly a Deputy state agency head; beginning new job as Director of Research at a University on May 1.

Age: 43

Residence: Currently Austin, soon to be Boerne, Texas. Boerne is a small hill country town just outside of my hometown of San Antonio.

Family: Wife, 6 year old son; 5 year old daughter; 10 month old daughter; 2 male Italian Greyhounds.

Education: BA History and JD from UT Austin (Hook 'em Horns!)

Work: Not sure the difference between job and work. I'll say trying to keep up with AE turns and AAR while trying to move.

Favorite Quote: Way too many to count. I love the Teddy Roosevelt "in the ring" speech, etc. I'll go with "Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice Doggie' while you reach to pick up a rock" by Talleyrand.

Reading: Currently reading "The Next 100 Years" by George Friedman, and "Armoured Crusader," a biography of Maj Gen Percy "Hobo" Hobart, by Kenneth Macksey.



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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 2:39:45 AM   
vettim89


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From: Toledo, Ohio
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Job: Veterinarian
Age: 48
Residence: Toledo, Ohio
Family: Divorced. Three daughters 20,17, and 13. GF: Psychochic and her daughter 9 (its a slow death from estrogen toxicity)
Education: DVM, The Ohio State University
Work: Owner, Lewis Animal Hospital
Favorite Quote: “Dear General: We have met the enemy and they are ours. Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop. Yours with great respect and esteem, O.H. Perry.”

Reading: A half dozen veterinary journals and trying to finish Fire in the Sky

Edit:

Other Games I am playing: Battle Pirates
Last Battlefield visited: Not counting that I passed Fallen Timbers last week, Fort Mackinaw (the Singapore of Northern Michigan)



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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 3:07:13 AM   
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Yuppers Dan...just a kiddo.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 3:07:25 AM   
wdolson

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: RevRick
Favorite Quote:
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.


Robert Heinlein, he did have some good quotes.

Bill

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 3:09:44 AM   
Gräfin Zeppelin


Posts: 1143
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From: Germany
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Job: Cinema operator / operator supervisor
Age: 36
Residence:Kaiserslautern, Germany
Family: Married
Education: Gymnasium
Work: UCI cinema Kaiserslautern
Favorite Quote: “Do or do not... there is no try (Yoda)
Reading: The manual of Forge of Freedom (you asked)

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 3:10:56 AM   
KMCCARTHY

 

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quote:

Favorite Quote:
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.


As all know, RAH. Great quote.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 3:14:29 AM   
jeffk3510


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Ha! I am reading the FoF manual to change things up tonight....hahaha

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 3:15:54 AM   
wdolson

 

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Job: I own my own consulting and software development company

Age: mid-40s

Residence: just outside Portland, OR

Family: Just my SO who constantly underestimates her abilities (everybody but her thinks she's a brilliant attorney) and a cat that thinks he's a dog

Education: BS in Electronic Engineering from Cal Poly SLO

Work: Mostly consulting with a company in California updating their software which was written for Windows 1.0 and hasn't had many updates since.

Favorite Quote: It varies, lately I've been saying that spring in the Northwest means only three more months of winter.

Reading: Kind of between books at the moment.

Bill


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 3:15:56 AM   
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Job: J1/Human Resources Director
Age: 45
Residence: Peoria, IL
Family: Wife, 4 kids (oldest son graduating HS, 3 daughters in or approaching teenage- which is why I need WITP as an escape!)
Education: BA History/International Relations, MBA
Work: US Army (National Guard)
Favorite Quote: "In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensible" GEN Eisenhower
Reading: Pacific Crucible, Ian Toll (Thanks to recommendations from this forum!!)



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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 3:21:10 AM   
Justus2


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cribtop

Reading: Currently reading "The Next 100 Years" by George Friedman, and "Armoured Crusader," a biography of Maj Gen Percy "Hobo" Hobart, by Kenneth Macksey.


I recently read "The Next 100 Years", while I was in Afghanistan, interesting book (recognizing, as he does, the further in the future you get the more assumptions are involved). The funny part was, I discussed some of his predictions on Europe and Poland with the Polish officers I was working with, and most thought he was crazy. But I had a couple that were very interested, and one even borrowed the book to read it.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 3:28:32 AM   
Gräfin Zeppelin


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quote:

ORIGINAL: jeffk3510

Ha! I am reading the FoF manual to change things up tonight....hahaha

Aaaah I love that game, its one of these few evergreens already for me.Sparked also my interest in the ACW which is a plus.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 3:32:13 AM   
Cribtop


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Justus2


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cribtop

Reading: Currently reading "The Next 100 Years" by George Friedman, and "Armoured Crusader," a biography of Maj Gen Percy "Hobo" Hobart, by Kenneth Macksey.


I recently read "The Next 100 Years", while I was in Afghanistan, interesting book (recognizing, as he does, the further in the future you get the more assumptions are involved). The funny part was, I discussed some of his predictions on Europe and Poland with the Polish officers I was working with, and most thought he was crazy. But I had a couple that were very interested, and one even borrowed the book to read it.


Holy Future Self-fulfilling Prophecies, Batman!

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 3:51:00 AM   
ny59giants


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Job: mobile crisis counselor for children
Age: 52
Residence: NE Tenn
Family: none, just me and my two cats
Education: Master's in Community Agency Counseling, Clemson
Work: Youth Villages a non-profit that work with children and their families
Favorite Quote: none specific
Reading: Nomonhan, 1939...Ameritopia...Secret Weapon...Kaigun

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 3:51:13 AM   
Thayne

 

Posts: 735
Joined: 6/14/2004
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Job: Software Analyst
Age: 51
Residence: Colorado
Family: 1 wife. 2 cats. Or is it the other way around? (25th anniversary in 2 weeks.)
Education: Graduate school - moral philosophy (a.k.a. ethics)
Favorite Quote: Sleep is for the dead
Reading: I don't actually read much. I listen to podcast lectures. Today's lecture: A Critical Defense of Secularism by Cécile Laborde at the London School of Economics.



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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 3:51:14 AM   
FDRLincoln


Posts: 740
Joined: 11/22/2004
From: Lawrence, KS
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Job: baseball writer
Age: 44
Residence: Lawrence, KS
Family: Married 20 years next month. Two sons, ages 13 and 6.
Education: BA: European History and Philosophy; MA: European and Russian History; Did 3 years of PhD work in British History but did not finish dissertation
Work: I'm a writer
Favorite Quotes: "Do what you would do if you felt most secure": Meister Eckhart.
Reading: currently reading "Combined Fleet Decoded"



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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 4:00:00 AM   
tc464


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Job: Security Countermeasures Specialist, Chemical Weapons Treaty Specialist
Age: 49
Residence: Virginia
Family: 2 sons, 23 and 20.
Education: HS, South Africa. University of Bombs and Bullets, Indian Head, 1985
Work: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Favorite Quote: "Do anything, even if its wrong. You can fix anything. You can't fix nothing." - John Stephens, Chief Engineer, Panama Canal
Reading: Just finished The Girl Who Played With Fire

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 4:08:02 AM   
gradenko_2000

 

Posts: 821
Joined: 12/27/2010
Status: online
Job: IT Operations Manager for a multi-national BPO
Age: 25
Residence: Manila, Philippines
Family: Unmarried, but with my girlfriend of 2 years, living with my parents and my 3 other siblings.
Education: 4 year college degree in Computer Science from Mapua Institute of Technology
Favorite Quote: "Life's difficulties are supposed to make us better, not bitter"
Reading: Cold Choices by Larry Bond

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 4:17:33 AM   
ADB123

 

Posts: 1557
Joined: 8/18/2009
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Job: Biotech Manufacturing Director
Age: 60
Residence: Canada
Family: Wife, daughter, son-in-law
Education: B.Sc. Chem U.C. Irvine, Ph.D. Inorg Chem McGill U Mtl
Work: Molecular Diagnostics
Favorite Quote: “Fortune blinds the minds of men when she does not wish them to oppose her designs”. “The Discourses”, Niccolo Machiavelli
Reading: “Rome and Jerusalem, The Clash of Ancient Civilizations”, Martin Goodman


... and what music am I listening to now?

Nothing, but it's usually jazz, latin jazz, or early baroque...

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 4:17:38 AM   
nashvillen


Posts: 2829
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Job: Public Safety GIS Analyst for Rutherford County, TN
Age: 47
Residence: Christiana, TN
Family: Wife, Daughter 13, Son 11.97 (Turns 12 in 12 days), two dogs, two cats, one leopard gecko, and a variable number of crickets depending on how hungry the gecko is!
Education: BS, post graduate studies, Fire Service education
Work: Retired Fire Chief, now doing Geographic Information Systems for public safety in my county
Favorite Quote: If you are not having fun, you are not doing it right or FEAR the KB
Reading: Federation and Empire 2010 rules, trying to work out official answers for questions asked by other players (I am the official Q&A guy for this game.)

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 4:47:57 AM   
rjopel

 

Posts: 585
Joined: 12/19/2007
From: Peterborough, UK
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Job: Analyst
Age: 45
Residence: Tampa, FL
Family: Just Me
Education: BS History
Work: Northrup Grumman
Favorite Quote: For you shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
Reading: too many to mention, Tom Clancy's two most recent book, The Last Sentry, just finished How Do You Kill 11 Million People?

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 5:11:29 AM   
rmlpanzer08

 

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Job: Accountant
Age: 37
Residence: Weymouth, MA
Family: Married, with 2 little girls, a 2 yrs old, and a 5 months old, plus a Golden Retriver Dog.
Education: BS Finance
Work: Pension Management
Reading: Panzer Commander by Hans von Luck

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 6:00:50 AM   
witpqs


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Canoerebel

I think I struck out on Rev Rick's list of things you're supposed to be able to do, but I do know his town (Meldrim, GA, well). 



It's a Robert Heinlein quotation.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 6:23:47 AM   
rockmedic109

 

Posts: 2020
Joined: 5/17/2005
From: Citrus Heights, CA
Status: offline
Job: Paramedic
Age: 48
Residence: Citrus Heights, CA.
Family: Wife, 3 stepchildren, 1 daughter and another wating us in China. We leave at the end of the month to go get her.
Education: EMT II class followed by Paramedic upgrade course.
Work: I currently work AMR28 in Citrus Heights/Orangevale 4 days a week/12 hour days
Reading: Audio books lately. Lucifer's Hammer currently.

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