I am thirty-something husband and father of three children and one dog. By day and by night, I play the part of a manager of application development for a large corporation. In between those times, I struggle at assisting in raising my kids, making meals, and puttering around the house. I work from home mostly, so I now get the benefit of seeing my family, which wasn't always the case. I sometimes wonder how I ever got talked into fatherhood and then I wonder how anyone could go without kids in their life. In the posts in this blog, you will probably see me dwell on the negatives, but honestly, I don't want them to ever grow up and stray away from me.
At other times, I am a DIY'er and home improvement attempter. I abhor not having a project to do, whether at work or home. So if I don't have anything on the Honey-Do list, which is rare, I make something up. Previous projects include a composite wood deck, a home office, and an arbor. My most recent incomplete project is my full-size R2-D2 model.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I am a nerd. I am an avid reader and I love movies. My OCD forbids me from watching movie adaptations before I read the original novel. It also stops me from lending out books or movies that I own, so don't ask. I still regret the books lost to friends and family (Starship Troopers, American Psycho, Preludes and Nocturnes).
My work is mostly in the .Net stack but I never get to do any real coding anymore. My job is to sit in meetings and conference calls and answer questions, when I am not fixing something that is broken. On the rare occasion that I actually get to touch Visual Studio, it is usually to write something that either generates a file or reads a file and does something with the data.
This is my life and I hope to share some of the comedy and tragedy of it all.