Yep, that’s me there. Actually it’s a gift, drawn by a good friend for my 50th birthday. I’ve been a fan since the first movie came out in 1995.
Believe it or not, there’s a bit more to me than that. Yeah, my friends don’t believe me either. But it’s true. I started off as a Navy brat. Grew up in true ‘Leave it to Beaver’ style. It was a wonderful childhood. Didn’t really learn about ‘real life’ until after joining the Air Force. Talk about out of my depth… this was where I really learned that not everybody is nice. But I met some great people, too. Made lifelong friends there.
Now I’m working at a newspaper. Married to a lovely lady who enjoys my (ahem) child-like approach to life. She once told me I’m not as mature as my son. Meant it as a compliment, and that’s exactly how I took it!
Now that I’m over 50, the only real change is I no longer have ‘toys’. Now I have ‘collections’. Because it’s okay to tell people I’m working on my collection…
Let’s see, I used to fish a lot, but don’t much any more. When the chance comes up, I’d rather go canoeing now. I like to bicycle, but go in phases. At my best, was riding 350 miles a month. Right now, my aerobics work involves running stairs, so the biking is kind of back-burnered for a while. I try to stay fit, with more or less success. (Stupid potato chips… why can’t they be calorie-free?)
Of course, I love movies. Toy Story, Indiana Jones, Galaxy Quest. That last one is where I got my on-line handle. Crewman6 was the expendable crewman in Galaxy Quest. By the end of the movie, he’d become an important part of the team. There’s a good lesson there. I play the piano a bit, throw a frisbee now and then. When I’m on the computer, it’s either to work, or to play Runescape. My wife plays it too. She’s a player mod, so I have to behave. :^)
We both like building models together. Currently, she’s working on the Revell Classic Monsters. Done Dracula, doing Werewolf right now. I’m working on repainting a dragon figurine as kind of a break, but when that’s done, it’s back to super-hero figures. My all-time favorite hobby, though, has got to be reading. Been a voracious reader since first grade. I love real books on real paper, but am just as happy with ebooks. Had one of the original Kindles, then moved up to a Kindle Fire. Absolutely love mine.
So that’s me. Big kid at heart. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the visit!
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