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tigbits

My real age: 43, the answer to life, the universe, and everything, plus one.

Born:  7 July 1970 (yes, that's 07/07/70 :-) at 15:02 EDT

Conceived:  November 1969

My parents were married in:  August 1969 (fast movers eh?)

My stats in metric:  height - 1.83m, weight - 80Kg

Time:  prefer military format (note birth time above)

Why?:  cause everything when it comes to computers works in military time, and it's easier to add and subtract time that way.

Dates: prefer European format (note birth date above)

Why?:  I dunno... it just looks cool.  Started using it in college and it stuck.

Phone numbers: dots instead of dashes and parentheses 

Something interesting about my real name: All three of my names contain a double letter somewhere.

If playing 'Wheel of Fortune' with my name: Don't buy an "E" or "U"

Soda or pop?:  I used to call it pop, but after living in the midwest, it's soda.

Coke or Pepsi?:  Coke who?

Number of times I've been to Disney World:  3 (1984, 1987, 1990)

Favorite Disney animated feature:  The Rescuers Down Under

One of the coolest movies ever: Tron

Still very cool after all these years:  Schoolhouse Rock (conjunction junction, what's your function?)

Boxers or briefs?:  Briefs, but not tighty-whiteys, I have colors.  I love to sleep in boxers (Tigger boxers of course).

Favorite sleepwear:  Tigger boxers in the summer, flannel pants in the winter

Underoos:  Are you old enough to remember those?  I had Aquaman.

Wallet: brown with tan trim, nylon with velcro closure, got it in 7th grade (1982) and it lasted until 2011.  Replaced in 2011 with a green wallet with black trim, same style, nylon with velcro closure.

What's still in my wallet: a Canadian $2 and $5 from 1986, and several fortunes from fortune cookies.

My dream vacation would be:  To travel the U.S. for the entire summer and visit amusement parks.

When I was a kid I wanted to be: a hockey player

Innie or outtie?: Innie

Made out of rubber or springs?: Much more rubber than springs (sing the song... maybe you'll get it :-)

Favorite shower gel: Axe Recovery

Piercings:  used to have two in the left ear, one in the right.  And I passed out both times I had them done.

Stopped wearing earrings: August 2008 when I started a new job.

My front teeth are chipped because:  I had a bicycle accident when I was 7 (the rock in the road won).

Wisdom teeth left: 1(bottow row, my right)

First cavities:  None until I was 23

First crown:  February 2014

Preferred metal:  silver

Jeans size: 34x34

Favorite cologne: Polo Sport or CK One

Handedness:  I'm right-handed, though I can do a lot of things with my left, most notably I can use a mouse in either hand without skipping a beat.

Physical feature I wish I could change at will:  eye color -- I would love to have bright blue eyes!

Physical feature I hate the most about myself:  Skinny arms and that growing waistline

Gray Hair Discovery Date: 20 March 1999

Do I cheat?: Just For Men used to work wonders.  Gave up the habit a long time ago.

Birthmarks:  three -- one under my left eye, one on my left hip, and the third... well....

"Official" Coming Out Date: 1 December 1993

My first fling:  Summer 1994, camp, his name was Kevin (a fellow counselor).

Number of women I've 'slept' with: zero. I'm a gold-star gay.

Number of pillows on our bed: 3.  2 for me, 1 for the hubby.

If I were a dog, I would be a: chocolate or black Labrador retriever -- they're loyal, friendly, and fun.

Number of times I have gone skinny-dipping:  four

Number of times I went streaking:  one

Preferred mode of transportation around Center City Philly:  bicycle

Shoe size: 11

Favorite shoes: Vibram FiveFingers - they may look odd, but DAMN, they are comfortable.  I'm up to 17 pairs (and I'm eyeing up more!)

Number of trombones in the big parade: 76

Coffee?:  Love the smell, getting better with the taste, lots of cream and sugar please.

Number of magazines I subscribe to: 2

Favorite flowers: mini carnations, white with red trim/highlights; snapdragons; tiger lilies

Herbs I like to grow:  rosemary, chives, oregano, basil

Favorite TV shows:  (in no particular order) Will and Grace, Absolutely Fabulous, South Park, Star Trek: TNG, Spongebob Squarepants, Iron Chef, Good Eats, Mythbusters, Iron Chef America, Project Runway, Glee, Archer, 30 Rock.

Actor who should play the part of me in the movie about my life: Ben Affleck

Banking PIN: XXXXX <-- scratch here to reveal

Number of versions of Microsoft Office I've worked with: Nine (4.3, 95, 97, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013)

Favorite Office application: Excel

Most annoying Office application: Word

Car #5: 2013 Kia Soul+, in titanium silver - my first new car!

Car #4: 2001 Chevy Tracker, 4-door, 4 wheel drive. maroon
- Total Mileage: 148,429
- Miles Driven By Me: 109,470
- Gallons of Gas: 4,982.041
- Number of Fill Ups: 345
- Average Mileage: 21.97 mpg
- Days Owned: 3,246 (8 years, 11 months, 19 days)
- R.I.P. - 19 March 2013

Car #3:  1991 Chevy Cavalier RS 4-door, gray
The 100,000 mile mark: 31 January 1999, I-495N outside of Wilmington, DE
Received the Title Deed from the bank: 25 March 1999
R.I.P.: 30 April 2004, 144671.7 miles

Car #2:  1986 Chevy Cavalier RS 4-door, tan
The 100,000 mile mark: Summer 1993, SR-61N, outside of Fulton, OH
R.I.P.: August 1995; 125,000 miles

Car #1: 1981 Chevy Citation, tan - dubbed the "Skippymobile" by my friends.

What the first four vehicles had in common: They were bought used, and they are all Chevy's.

Vehicle I wish I had owned: Chevy Tracker ZR-2, yellow, 4-door

Chevy in the family: I am a 4th generation Chevy-owner/driver.  My parents, maternal grandparents, and my maternal grandfather's father (great-grandfather) all drove Chevys.

Most irritating thing about driving in Philly:  stop lights are optional.

My computer is: Dell Optiplex 780, Intel Core 2 Due @ 3.16 GHz, 16Gb RAM, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, 500 GB HD and 2 TB HD, and dual monitors.

Home network: cable modem connection, dual-speed N-router with firewall.

Wired or wireless: I'll take wired over wireless any day.

My first home computer:  An Atari 400, with a 410 tape drive (tape recorder)
Next computer: An Atari 800 with a 510 Disk Drive
And after that: An Atari 600XL with 64K RAM, 510 Disk Drive, and eventually a 300 baud modem (all of which I used up until my junior year in college).
And then: a 20 Mhz 286 with a 40 MB HD; at the time it was the fastest 286 they made.

Most hated sports teams:  Any team from Chicago, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Baltimore Ravens.

Our pets:  Will, an orange and white tabby cat, and Grace, a gray cat with a few white spots and a hint of orange in her coat.  Became my "children" Labor Day weekend 2000.  Estimate birth date to be 1 August 2000.

Partner's pet: Tika, a female tuxedo cat.  Deceased 6 January 2014.

Aquaria: two tanks, one 55 gallon with a variety of freshwater fish, and a 26 gallon isolation/quarantine tank.

Dogs are: big animals that go "WOOF!" - not little things that go "yip, yip, yip!" (i.e. if my cat can beat it up, it's a rug rat).

I may be a computer geek but: I am not a gadget geek.

Mobile OS: Android

Ways to leave your lover: 50.

Furniture majority: Ikea

Carnivore or herbivore?:  Definite carnivore.  Favorite prey are caribou, moose, and deer.

Preferred breakfast food:  Frosted Pop-Tarts (mmmmmm.... wild grape!)

Preferred snack foods:  popcorn, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, corn nuts

Favorite Ben & Jerry's flavor:  Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch

Favorite fruit flavor: Grape, and just about anything citrus

Number of piggies who had roast beef: 1

The Philadelphia basic food groups:  Soft pretzels, cheesesteaks, and water ice.

Favorite mixed drinks:  Margaritas, daiquiris.... i.e. "the popsicle drinks"

Favorite alcohol: Mike's Hard Lemonade, Bacardi Silver or O3

What I usually resort to getting at a bar: rum and Coke

Best candy apples: from Fowler's Taffy at the Cherry Festival in my hometown

It pays to read the label?:  Ocean Spray's Pink Lemonade contains "red cabbage".

Favorite DOS game:  Empire

Dig-Dug high score:  107,610

Current computer game addictions: Mystery Case Files, Roller Coaster Tycoon 2, Lego Harry Potter

Preferred Monopoly token: the hat

Preferred Clue character: Professor Plum

Facebook Apps: Ignore, ignore, ignore, block.

Number of websites I design and maintain: Three

Number of domains I own: Three

The loneliest number: 1

Most expensive Tigger item I own: my Tigger leather jacket.

Most obnoxious Tigger item I own: a Tigger NASCAR jacket

Rarest Tigger item I own: a Tigger baseball cap produced in the mid-nineties. The initial release had an incorrect date listed on the cap and were pulled from the shelves shortly after their release.

Favorite authors: Frank E. Peretti (christian science fiction author), J. K. Rowling, Douglas Adams

Number of times I've read through the entire Harry Potter series: Two

Character I am most like: Probably a cross between Hermione (know-it-all) and Neville (a geek)

First Philip Glass Opera I Saw In Person: Akhnaten, performed in Boston, MA, 30 January 2000

Furthest West I've been: Honolulu, HI
Furthest South: Puerto Rico
Furthest East: somewhere in southwest Maine
Furthest North:  Banff, Alberta, Canada

Number of states I've visited or traveled through: 33

Canadian provinces I've been to: Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia

Distance from my home town to Philadelphia:  435 miles (to the southeast)

Distance from my home town to Valparaiso University:  425 miles (to the west)

Interstate I've traveled the entire length of: I-76

Best Spring Break ever:  Spring Break 1990 -- went on tour with my college choir for a week (our furthest point was Dallas, TX), then, returned to Valpo, and drove off to Orlando, FL with my friends for a week.  Total miles covered on land in those two weeks -- close to 5,000.

Airports I've flown through/to: PHL, PIT, DTW, ORD, MSY, STL, ATL, CLE, CLT, BOS, ERI, DCA, IAD, MKE, SJC, AGS, MDW, IND, CMH, FLL, MSP, BWI, YYC, PHX, YVR, SJU, HNL, KOA, LAX, and DEN.

Language I took in college:  Greek.

Why Greek?:  Cause I figured any schmuck could take Spanish, German, or French, and my school didn't offer Italian.

Language I wish I knew:  Italian (but I'm working on it... thanks Rosetta Stone!)

I missed graduating cum laude from Valparaiso University by:  0.019

Best cartoon strip of all time: Bloom County

Hottest cartoon guy: "Zane" from Luann.  That spiked hair and goatee.... woof!

On Facebook since: August 2008

How often I update my status: At least once a day, except weekends when I'm hardly on.

Pennsylvania counties I've lived in: Erie, Crawford, Allegheny, Philadelphia.

Political party affiliation:  Democrat (DUH!)

There's a fine fine line: Between love and a waste of time.

How I celebrated Leap Day 2000: I shaved off my 2-year-old goatee.
How I celebrated Labor Day 2000: I grew it back.

First Sign of the Apocalypse: My parents getting a computer.
Second Sign of the Apocalypse:  Getting e-mail from my mother.
Third Sign of the Apocalypse: My parents get high-speed internet.
Fourth Sign of the Apocalypse: My parents put together a website.
Which Sign We're up To: The fourth one.
Yet Another Sign of the Apocalypse: My mother is on Facebook.  And I'm friends with her.
And Yet Another Sign of the Apocalypse: My mother now owns a Nexus tablet.

Favorite quote:   "Men are like parking spaces -- all the good ones are taken, and the rest are either handicapped or too far away!"

Most annoying thing to see in someone's online profile:  any adjectives claiming to be "hot", "cute", "sexy", "very good looking", etc.

My first Internet e-mail address: SAC6400@exodus.valpo.edu
My second Internet e-mail address: skippy6400@delphi.com
And next: skipc@erie.net
And then: skip_c@delphi.com
Current number of e-mail addresses I have: oh forget it.... I've lost track.

Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator:  ISTJ

Bettys: Nothing but trouble.

I used to have too many friends named: Mike or Greg (no offense guys!)

Music at my funeral: "The Funeral of Amenhotep III" from Ahknaten by Philip Glass

Smoke-free since: December 1998

What I hope you'll get out of this website:  pictures, info, and insights (with a side of humor) into a really great guy!

What I hope to get from this website:  more hits

And now: you may go to another page and continue your explorations.

Mischief managed!