posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 06:35 PM
Well Hello ATS!!! I have lurked since at least 2005, and now that I'm turning the half century mark I figured it's time to jump in and participate.
Hopefully age indicates at least a little wisdom finally, but in my case I doubt it, so at least I can be a new someone to laugh with (at). A few
introductory tidbits about me?
I am a High School Science Teacher up here in Washington State, endorsed in Biology, working in the public school system, been at inner city schools
as well as suburban schools so I have about a million stories about all that (It's usually the parent's fault) lol.
I am a surfer, and snow sports person, as long as my knees hold out. Very West coast oriented but not too libtarded.
I once lived out in the woods in a tent for 5 months. I actually had a job delivering pizzas during that time. Lots of funny stories, If you decide to
do it just remember on day 1 learn how to find your tent at night... Before it gets dark...
I did some extensive Environmental Science field studies back in college, mostly studying amphibian species.
I am firmly, unshakably, a believer in science and scientific methods, in gathering proof and evidence to back up claims, it is the only way, However,
I love a good conspiracy. Have you heard the one about the Las Vegas shooter? I am interested in that one.
I am a musician, plays guitar and base and some keyes.
I am an amateur astronomer, got 2 backyard scopes and know my way around the night sky year round. I get some great views of Jupiter with my 6"
Dobsonian. I have seen UFO's on at least 3 solid occasions, the darty white light ones that start and stop and change direction, etc. And I have seen
several questionable ones, but I believe there really are many reasonable explanations for some of those. Satellites can flare due to rotation and sun
angle over the earth, etc. so again, science is king. But. Yeah.
I spent an entire summer as a paraglider camera man up in Alaska, flew around (as a passenger) in ultralight aircraft, paragliders, small helicopters,
and single engine planes toting a Cannon mini DV camera shooting and editing video for tourists and for promo videos for fishing tours, got stranded
way, way, way upriver once (jetboat sucked up some gravel) and we hat to chopper out the tourists after we floated down to where we got a radio
signal, Then I got to help float the dead boat all the way back out to the mouth of the river, luckily the sun was still out 15 hours later at 11 pm
up there. And I was just the camera guy. Imagine if I had signed on to be an actual crewmate. Oh yeah and that one time the ultralight prop BROKE at
4000 feet. Yet another story.
I never saw a Sasquatch but I went to a conference once where a presenter had plaster footprints.
I Drove a 66 Cadillac funeral hearse around in my early 20's, we cut a sunroof in the top. it was an awesome car. My friend ran over a naked guy (he
lived, broke his arm) More stories there too.
I worked several years as a computer tech in the late 90's, had an early version of the A+ cert and actually even had an office at (Im not sure if I
can mention a companies name, I'm a noob) so at an, umm, a huge software company, in Redmond Wa, uuh, rhymes with "trikes-aloft".... funny
stories there too.
I later on was a supervisor at a tech support call center for 5 years, once we had to fire a guy for taking a pee on the bushes right out the front
door....in the parking lot...more stories there.
I was married, bought a house, and divorced, lost the house. I got an awesome girlfriend nowdays, I think getting married ruins the whole thing, I
have scientific proof.
I talk alot. I have never been rich but I always work.
I always try to fix my own car first, before the shop.
I have owned several motorbikes, I ride a Suzuki AN 400 Burgman scooter now. Im old. It goes on the freeway.
I got my teaching certificate 3 years ago after the divorce, best thing I have ever done so far, teaching science rocks when the kids are interested.
I worked last summer season (no teacher job over summer last year) at a warehouse... a big huge one (again no company name to be on the safe side) , a
big huge fulfillment center, in the news, uhh, rhymes with "Scam -prisoohn" they near worked me and everyone in there to death. no joking, and I am
not a wusscake, I am still injured a year later. talk about a conspiracy. I felt horrible for the folks stuck in there when I quit, some people are so
hard up for a job they will put up with the abuse for low-ish pay. but I had to get back to teaching.
Wait, there's more, but I'll let the gentle reader off easy and quit for now, I very much look forward to meeting you all, and congratulations to
those of you who stuck through this ridiculous thread.