More About Dave

More? Really? You must be bored.

Okay, you asked for it…

One of my hobbies is spotting typos and misspelled or misused words in newspaper articles.

I still believe honesty is the best policy.

I enjoy logic puzzles.

I am a Trekkie, although I’ve never been able to attend a Star Trek convention.

I am also a Browncoat, although I came late to the party, unfortunately. For any who may not know, a “Browncoat” is a fan of the 2002-2003 Joss Whedon series, Firefly. Ah, Captain Tightpants, we barely knew ye.

I spent nine and a half years in the aluminum door and window industry working for Efco Corporation, now owned by Pella. I was a line worker on the factory floor, a factory order writer, a Special Projects draftsman, and a computer programmer. (Yes, I have a fairly good grasp of aluminum fenestration.)

I played keyboards and sang in a rock band in Las Vegas. It was in the late 80s, so don’t ask about our stage outfits.

My children actually ask me about words they don’t know. (Maybe because I know the difference between they’re, their, and there.)

My idea of the perfect food is a good shrimp fettuccine alfredo, followed closely by thick crust supreme pizza (hold the olives, please).

I harbored a not-so-secret desire to be a contestant on the Sci-Fi network’s short-lived series Who Wants to be a Super Hero?

My family owned and operated a health food store for twenty-five years.

My favorite band of all time is Styx, favorite song is “Lady,” by Styx, my favorite movie is Dead Poets Society, and my favorite books are The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson

I spend far too much time parked in front of the computer, even when I’m not working.

I’ve been a programmer since 2004, first for Efco Corporation, then for Jack Henry and Associates, a banking software company. That lasted until 2019, when I became a Senior Software Developer for O’Reilly Automotive.

On the whole, I’d rather be writing.

Some day I want to visit Scotland and Ireland. I figure kissing the Blarney Stone can only help in writing, right? I also have a possibly irrational desire to try authentic haggis at some point in my life.

I play Everquest 2 and Civilization 5 in my spare time.

Finding logical inconsistencies in advertisements is a source of both amusement and exasperation for me.

I spent six years working in two Las Vegas casinos (Westward Ho – now gone, and the Flamingo Hilton), both behind the cage, and out front working with the public as a Slot Floorman.

I like to go to renfairs (in full garb if possible) when I have the time and opportunity to attend them. (I did say I was a geek, although I’ve never LARPed.)

Anything else, feel free to contact me.

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