Hi, my name is Jonathan. I live on the outskirts of a small town called Oakdale. In Oakdale, there are no 4-way stops, or even a traffic light. It’s a great place to live – it’s where I grew up, in fact. I’ve always lived here, and I love it.
I live on an old country road that cars have to slow down on to avoid hitting each other when they meet. It’s a road with no traffic, except mostly of those going to or coming home from work. This little country road was named after my great grandfather. He built the first part of it using mules pulling tools to make it suitable to travel on.
Where I live, I’m surrounded by family. It’s great, because everybody knows everybody else. Where there aren’t houses, there are hay fields. I love the time of year when the hay is being cut and you get that crisp, distinct smell. I love being in the country.
Now, as much out in the country as I am, I love computers and electronic gadgets. People do call me a geek, and I don’t deny it. I will, however, deny being a nerd. There is a distinct difference (the geeks are the cool ones). I’ve loved using and tinkering with computers ever since I was about 10 years old. Inevitably, that is where my career path took me. I work in a group of 3 people that administers and maintains over 200 servers in a datacenter for a global engineering company. It’s a job that usually keeps me on my toes, and I enjoy it.
Outside of computers and gadgets, I like doing just about anything outside. As long as it is Summer. I can’t stand cold weather. During the Winter months, I long for the Summer days where I’m swatting away at gnats and horseflies. I prefer those over chattering teeth any day of the week. I’m the kind of guy that loves mowing the yard. I really dislike weedeating, but enjoy the clean look when it’s finished. But mowing gives me time to think about whatever is on my mind without too many interruptions.
I also enjoy working in the garden. I’m not that big of a vegetable person, but am becoming one due to the rising costs of gas and food. The garden will help with that in a big way.
Last, but definitely not least, I’m married to a great young woman named Rebecca (We’ll call her Becky) since April 16, 2005 (Did I get that right, babe? ;). As with any other young married couple, we have our little spats once in a while, but at the end of the day we’re more in love with each other than we were the day before. I couldn’t live without her.