I was meme'd while I was out of town on my birthday (Adam Waldman got me this time), and I just realized that I never actually posted a meme back then. So, here goes:
I was born and raised in Dallas and I was educated in private school from the first grade through college. I moved to the Austin area in 1988 to attend Southwestern University in Georgetown. While I was in school, I met my beautiful wife on the dance floor of an Austin club. We were married in Jan. 1993, and we have three kids, ages eight, six, and 17 months (boy-girl-girl). Our kids are homeschooled for LOTS of reasons, which would probably better be spelled out in another post sometime.
I enjoy reading a LOT, and so does my entire family, including the baby, although she still makes us read to her :) We have thousands of books in our home, and the kids have almost half of them, by my estimation.
I played football in high school (defensive end). This was fun because my job was simply to sack the quarterback if possible.
I love 80's music. The night that I met my wife was "early 80's night" at that club. Maybe that has something to do with it? I don't even mind admitting that I liked Culture Club, Duran Duran, and Dexy's Midnight Runners, along with Spandau Ballet. If "True" comes on the radio, I will sing the entire thing out loud.
I will cry at the drop of a hat if I see a sad movie, commercial, read a poignant story, etc. I realized when I got to know my dad before he died that this was something I clearly inherited from him. He was worse than me, which means I will probably be even more teary-eyed when I get older, I guess.
I LOVE having kids, and I would welcome a fourth child if we are able to have one. Kids really give my life more meaning and joy.
I can't fix anything at all around our house. Thankfully, my wife is very handy. I can change air filters or lightbulbs, and that's about it.
I hope you enjoyed this somewhat brief meme. I would like to tag the following people: