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Okay so most of us have been together for a year now and I'm kind of curious about the new folks I'm hanging out with. So let's throw out three things that tell something about us.
What do you do?
What would you have been if you hadn't missed your calling?
A little known fact about you.
I am in sales for a data integration company
I would have been a baseball player
I was in the Tulsa Boys Choir
1. Work in QA dept. of local (Austin) computer software company.
2. A rock star or b-ball player
3. As a kid I was fortunate enough to travel around the country to different basketball camps including Maryland, several at UTEP, Georgetown, and George Washington. I was lucky enough to have a least a little coaching from Lefty Drissell, Don Haskins, John Thompson, David Robinson while in college at Navy, and Tim Hardaway.
1.semi retired lawyer, studying American Sign Language to spend my retirement years as interpreter for Deaf in their legal issues (the middle picture in my Sig below is the ASL sign for I Love you, NOT a screwed up hookum sign)
2. Had i gone in the right direction early in life I would have been a musician, starving but happy playing in jazz and blues bands in honky tonks and dives all around the US
3. I was an incredible young football athlete with that special skill set of being both small and slow, while retaining an absolute fear of contact, but none of the middle schools recruited me with enough LOVE so i gave it up after the 6th grade
1. Attorney in Tulsa
2. GM for a MLB Team (young enough that I haven't given up on it)
3. Grew up in the Midwest and saw a Texas football on national TV when I was in the 4th grade and fell in love with the team. Made my undergraduate decision easy.
- Bonus: Named my first son AUSTIN
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I'll bite too
1. 13 years in the Air Force. I can't tell you exactly what I do because it's classified but I can tell you it has to do with missles in mountains and missles on submarines
2. To be honest I don't know what I'd be doing. Mom didn't really give me a lot of wiggle room. I had six months to come up with a career path or I was gonna be on my butt..military was the quick answer
3. Umm a little known fact...I saw Tim Duncan and Antonio Daniels in an arcade at 10:30am in the morning and they actually thanked me for walking right passed them...obviously there's only one reason why they would go to an arcade at 10:30..(I was there because it was right across the street from where I was doing my laundry)
1. I was a Systems Programmer for the Space Shuttle AP101S computers, but I was laid off.
2. Like most kids growing up in Texas, I dreamed of being a pro football player. All I lacked was size and talent.
3. I married my high school sweetheart nearly 30 years ago.
1. I work for an Orthopedic Company - spend time in the OR with doctors around the country. Also work on the operational side in some capacities.
2. Football GM
3. As a Junior, was invited to the Mack Brown Camp - spent a lot of time with Coach Drake - Dustin Long was my QB during the camp. Then tore my ACL and MCL during Baseball playoffs my Senior year.
1. Software Developer for HEB
2. I would have been a baseball player
3. I used to play the French horn and flugelhorn
2. an early retiree from the Army (got halfway there but was too stupid to stick it out)
3. I'm not nearly as rich, good looking or smart as I think I am. But my wife and dogs still love me
1 - Internet Marketing. Domain Name speculation basically. I work from home in Fort Worth.
2 - An Air Force special operations pararescueman (PJ). I was unable to get a waiver because I am an asthmatic.
3 - I guess I could explain the origin of my handle since it is a bit odd. In high school, our zone offense was called "Texas." Not because of anything the Longhorns were doing but actually my coach had seen Tony Barone at A&M run some solid zone offense sets but of course he didn't want to insult me and name it "Aggy" or "A&M." So anyway the coach put in a backdoor lob play against a 3-2 zone called "Clack." Now this play was for me since he knew Clack was my favorite player. The only problem was well I could never palm the basketball and only had a 20+ inch vertical leap. Two things you don't want when trying to dunk the basketball. So one time, I don't know if it was adrenaline or what, but we called "Clack" and I jumped up and somehow was able to grab the rim and the ball at the same time and throw it down and get fouled. My coach called me over and said that was nasty..."Clacknasty," and I have been Clacknasty ever since.
PJ's HOOOAH! I saw them drop a 15 foot telephone pole once during training and their instructor absolutely destroyed them..
1. Technical engineer at a paper company (intern). Graduate with a degree in electrical engineering in December.
2. A vetinarian. Grew up on a farm, but as a kid I didn't have the direction/drive to achieve that goal.
3. My last two jobs involved chemical weapons and chicken fat/beef tallow lol
I spent a short time in the drug game.For the good guy side.And clack is the name for high grade crack.As for it is so hard when it hits the floor it goes CLACK!So I thought you might be a dealer LOL glad to know different
Great story Clacknasty!
1. I am semi-retired. I teach history at a community college as an adjunct professor. I retain a semi- active ownership position in a oil and gas related business. I misspent much of my life in the Texas political/government scene. My wife retired from the University after 30 plus years.
2. I wanted to be a history professor since 8th grade, but really have more talent in math and science. I turned down a free ride to be an engineer. Why? It was to A&M and one had to be in the corps back 1959 way.
3. No one knows I like Knob Creek!
275-0 scoring margin
Dana X Bible's National Championship team
1. Run a small business with my father and brother.
2. Too many dream jobs to recount, but baseball is my passion in sports.
3. I'm ambidextrous.
Signatures are stupid. You should block them.
That sounds better.
Let's just leave it at that for number three.
Ever met Tom Clanton? Formerly in Houston, but now in Vail at The Steadman Clinic. Good friend of mine.
Do you test toilet tissues or "Kleenex" for HEB?
From your name I thought maybe you ran the test kitchen at Whataburger!
Sorry I have a wrapped sense of humor but I did upvote you along with others kind enough to share. I know enough about "logistics" to be in awe of HEB and how well they move product through their distribution system to the pantry in many homes. Please, please, get a new, larger one built in the Lake Conroe area. I will be your bestest friend.
1. Work in sales for a Merchant Services company based out of Ft. Worth. I work out of my house here in Austin.
2. PGA Tour player. Just didn't have the discipline and quit on that dream. Maybe the senior tour one day.
3. I'm about to be a father for the second time.
I'm the foreman at a steel fabrication company. Structural, misc.
Playing Middle Linebacker in NFL
I'm good at XBOX shooters - THESE THUMBS HAVE KILLED SO MANY -
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1. I'm in sales for an AV company
2. Geez, I wanted to be everything from a fireman to a football player, basketball player, baseball player. Was actually a really good athlete but being 5'6" kinda put a damper on a lot of that.
3. Played a mean trumpet in middle school.
1. Sr. Lease Analyst for Oil Company
3. I can memorize your credit card number just by looking at it once. :)
1. Attorney in Austin
2. Professional tennis player
3. Grew up in Tulsa hating the Sooners
1. Asst. News Director for a TV station in western North Carolina.
2. Professional soccer player or thoroughbred trainer (my aunt and uncle bred horses in Benbrook, TX... most beautiful animals on earth).
3. I played youth soccer with Grant Hill for a few seasons before they started splitting us by birth year (we were a year apart). By the time they went back to the whole U-17 thing, he was focused solely on basketball (a good decision, in my opinion).
1. I work for DIRECTV in employee development.
2. Wanted to be a Defensive coordinator.
3. I named my son after Colt McCoy.
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