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25 December 1969
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I was born at Baylor hospital in Dallas, Texas on December 25, 1969. Yes, I'm a Christmas baby. Although I don't remember it (and there are no pictures to prove it) I was brought home in a stocking.

I have an older sister, named Risa. Both of our parents are now deceased. Mom died in 1995, Dad in 2004.

Until a month before my 8th birthday, my family lived in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas. In November 1977, we moved to Richardson, Texas. I graduated from L.V. Berkner High School in 1988 and Richland College (aka Berkner on the Hill) in 1991. I also attended the University of North Texas, but did not receive a degree.

In March 2000, I finally moved out of my father's house and into my own apartment in Frisco, Texas. On september 4, 2004, my wife, Cyndi, and I were married. We went to Disney World for our honeymoon. Cyndi has a son, Jon, who will be graduating from Frisco High School in May 2005.

Currently, our household consists of Cyndi, myself, Jon, Cyndi's mother (Ginny), Brewster - our miniture beagle, Teddy - Ginny's shih tzu, and Billy Bob - our beta fish. We are building a home in Frisco and look forward to closing on the house on September 15, 2005.

UPDATE: We are now in the house and have a new member of the family ... Jasmine - our veiled chameleon.
UPDATE: Billy Bob has gone to "the big fish bowl in the sky." sniff
UPDATE: Jasime passed away on Christmas Day. sniff, sniff

Cyndi and I both work for Accor North America; Cyndi works in Accounts Recievable and I work in Payroll. I've been with the company since June 2001. Cyndi and I met through work, but that's a sorry I'll get into later. Previously I've had several jobs including Tom Thumb (grocery store chain in Texas), Sam's Club, and CD Warehouse (new and used compact discs and DVDs). When I was manager of a CD Warhouse store I began to amass a rather large music collection. My musical tastes tend to gravitate towards progressive rock, classic rock and metal. Though I have been known to dabble in the ambiet / gothic genre among others. A short list of my favorite artists includes: Dream Theater, Queensryche, Marillion, Rush, Pendragon, Rhapsody, Symphony X, Triumph, Iron Maiden, Enchant, Zebra, Lana Lane, Ayreon, Saga, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Stevie Ray Vaughan. I also enjoy baseball and other sports, comedy, fantasy novels and art, John Grisham novels, and a few video games. I used to play D&D, but I've been away from the game for about 2 years. I have considered starting up again, if I can find the right group of gamers.
adom, alice in chains, allgood, arena, arjen lucassen, axel rudi pell, ayeron, bad company, barry goudreau, baseball, baseball history, bill the cat, blackmore's night, blind guardian, blue man group, bon jovi, boston, brad delp, bruce dickenson, century media records, compact discs, concrete blonde, crankshaft, cry of love, d&d, dallas cowboys, dallas desperados, dallas mavericks, dallas stars, dan swano, david lee roth, dc cooper, delta blues, derek dick, disney world, don juan & miguel, doug pinnick, drabble, dragons, dream theater, dvds, enchant, fantasy art, fish, frisco rough riders, frontiers records, funky winkerbean, galactic cowboys, gamma ray, geddy lee, great white, gtr, hammerfall, heavy metal, heroes iii, hurricane, ian moore, iced earth, inside out records, iron maiden, jack russell, james labrie, jeff healey, joe satriani, john grisham, john petrucci, jon butcher, jon butcher axis, jorn, journey, kamelot, king's x, kingdom come, lana lane, lenny wolf, liquid tension experiment, lord tracy, lotr, love spirals downwards, luca turilli, lynyrd skynyrd, magnatude 9, marillion, mark wilkinson, metal blade records, mike portnoy, movies, music, neal schon, neil peart, nickelback, one big happy, opus, pagan's mind, pendragon, peter david, philip lynott, progressive rock, projekt, pyramaze, queen, queensryche, r. a. salvatore, rhapsody, rhapsody of fire, rik emmett, roine stolt, royal hunt, rush, russell allen, saga, scrubs, shadow gallery, sieges even, silent force, simon williams, skyclad, sonata arctica, southern rock, sports, star trek, star trek: ds9, star trek: tng, star trek: voy, star wars, steve perry, steve rothery, stevie ray vaughan, sureburn, symphony x, ted leonard, ten, texas rangers, that '70s show, the corrs, the cult, the flower kings, the wishing tree, thin lizzy, third rock, tom scholz, triumph, ty tabor, van halen, vanden plas, vanishing point, x-men, zebra, zits, zz top