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Well, Im way too close to 40 for comfort, married to the same woman twice (long story, I also have 2 anniversaries to forget) for a total of 11 years, 5 kids (2 Goldens, 1 Dalmatian, 1 Spaniel mix, 1 Maine Coon). Born in Utah, lived there till Dad passed away when I was 7. Moved back east and lived in the Philly suburbs for most of my growing formative years. Was a very rowdy, hell-raising truant in my teens, I saw school as a sort of prison that was to be avoided at any price, and avoid it I did. Ive had my share of scrapes with the man (never anything truly evil) and eventually reformed into a calmer more peaceful sort. I am a voracious reader of books on any subject, and what little I do know is mostly learned that way, have a degree from the school of hard knocks. I enjoy boating and jetskiing, snorkeling, camping, building model aircraft, drawing, painting and other artsy fartsy stuff, Big Band and Blues, re-hydrating and beer hunting, having fun with friends, and now this PC thing.

Ive been in more businesses than I can recall, from various sales jobs (remember Ive fallen and I cant get up? Yep, I was on their team) but found it hard to take direction from bosses I didnt respect (that damned independent streak) and so have mostly been self employed in various contracting businesses. I have always liked creating and building things with my own two hands, and I have learned many skills that will come in handy in any type of economy. I get a lot of satisfaction from turning a hovel into a castle. Got tired of freezing my ass off on the job, and headed south.

On a scale of 1-10 Ill hazard a WAG of 6.5, sliding down that slippery slope leading to who knows where. Gut says bad coming. I have always been a live for today, have fun party animal, but this has changed my tune, Im glad I lived it up while things were good.

Next stop-uncertainty. All aboard!

Answered by Uncle Deedah (oncebitten@twiceshy.com) on September 23, 1998.

-- Anonymous, October 10, 2001


Just passin through (Nobody@nowhere.com),

Jack Booted Thug (governmentconspiracy@NWO.com),

-- Anonymous, October 10, 2001

Look, son, when you get to be my age it has nothing to do with laziness. If you live to be 63 we'll discuss it then.

I looked at that ripper and don't even know which of those programs to download. I don't do this Internet stuff much; my nephew told me to use this URL and post from an anonymous URL and that's about the extent of my "sophistication".

I would like to thank you once again for your help though. I guess I'm not going to get back in, but at least you tried your best. I have to give you credit for trying.

Best wishes,

Tom Burns

-- Anonymous, October 11, 2001

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