Who am I?
Let’s see……I was born in Chicago, and grew up on the North Side, first in the Logan Square neighborhood, then Albany Park. Started following the Yankees in 1994 after I went to a Sox/Yanks game with a friend of mine in school. It was hard following an out-of-market team when there was no real home internet access and MLB.TV didn’t exist. I could only watch Yankees games when they played the White Sox, were on ESPN or were in the playoffs. So there’s no way in hell I’m a bandwagoner. LOL I moved to Georgia in 2001 where I graduated from college with a degree in Marketing and I moved to North Carolina in 2008. For some reason MLB thinks I’m in the Orioles/Nationals viewing market, even though I’m a lot closer to Atlanta than I am either of those locales. Explain that if you can. I have a 26 year old sister who is a Middle Grades Education teacher, currently 7th grade English….so big props to her, I could never do that. We have a 5-year-old basset hound named Theodore, but we all call him Teddy, and two rescue cats, Beau and Lucky.
What drives me?
For starters, I’m very motivated by passionate people. If I’m surrounded by people who really love what they’re doing, I strive to emulate that. I’m also a perfectionist, and if I can’t get something right the first time I try it, I push and push until I can. It’s something that can either inspire you or annoy you, I guess it depends on whether or not you like me. Education is a big thing for me, and most of the people I associate with in real life are college grads. I read about 4 or 5 books a week, sometimes more or less depending on how much work I have to do.
What annoys me?
Pushy people. I don’t care what your gig in life is, if you think your way is the only way…..stay clear of me. It’s the only way I can keep myself from snapping and smacking a bitch. Ignorant people are next up. If you think Obama is a Socialist or that he wasn’t born in the US, avoid me. If you think McDonalds is health food, avoid me. If you think reading is for “nerds” and that what you know is all you need to know, avoid me. I don’t like people that purposefully limit themselves for no good reason.
Why should you read this?
Well…..because what else are you going to do? That, and I think people should get to know the person behind the words. Also, to paraphrase the late, great George Carlin…..if anything I’ve said here has offended you….by all means….go @#$! yourself. ;-D