A little background seems in order just so you can judge for yourself the credibility of who you’re reading….
I’ve been claiming I’m still in my mid-30’s despite my wife’s insistence that it’s actually late 30’s, but in light of my recent birthday I suppose it’s time to give in to the inevitable. I’m in my late 30’s now. In the interests of fairness we’ll just say I was born between Watergate and the dawn of the Reagan era.
I’m a married man. I didn’t find the right lady until fairly recently and she has often been heard to lament that fact. Apparently living with a man who has lived on his own for a decade is an added level of difficulty above and beyond what you get when you live with a man in his 20’s because the longer a man lives on his own in the wild the more ideas he gets about how the domestic life should go and he gets more adept at withstanding the feminine mystique.
I’m a dad. With twins. They were born in a few days into 2008 just because it would have been just too easy for daddy’s little tax deductions to come a week earlier and help out with the 2007 form 1040. Trust me when I tell you…… if you come here regularly you’re going to hear a lot about the knee biters (graduated from ankle biters on their third birthday).
Most people would consider me a man of science, but an actual man of science would sneer and at the idea of engineering being considered an actual science. I’m actually a civil engineer who designs bridges and works on drainage and flooding issues. Someday we’ll discuss the difference between engineering and science but that’s another day