About Me

Warning:  I find all this rather tedious and boring to read.  You probably ought to just skip to the end like I am going to do.

Originally, I was thinking about writing an epic biography of my life here, but, fortunately, I have decided against it.  

I'm just not that interesting.
All that I am can be summed up relatively quickly.

Let's see...I'm a dad, I'm a husband, and, oh yeah, I'm sick...kind of.

Me as a dad

As a dad I take my "job" very seriously even if the majority of my time is taken up by playtime and goofing off.  Don't let that fool you however.  Nothing is more important to me than my boys. 

Their safety and well-being is my number one top priority!

After that, it's all about the play time and craziness!

I just love being a daddy.  No one else in the world has the capability to make me happier than the little guys.  

Since their grand entrances into this world, my life has changed so much and I am so much happier than I ever was before.  

I have learned to be responsible, I have stopped swearing so much, and I have grown as a person almost as much as  they are growing physically.  

I can’t say that I am any more mature or anything, but, like I said, I am happier now than at any previous point in my life because of them and the opportunity that they gave me to finally figure out what is really important, my family.  

When I was younger I never would have thought in a million years that having kids constantly running around and making all sorts of noise would be so awesome!  

It doesn’t matter that my schedule is based on their wants and needs because what they want and need I want and need now too.  

There isn't anything I wouldn't do for them. 

Oh yeah, and the best part of being a daddy is that I can play like a little kid again.  Hardly anyone ever admits it, but playing like you did when you were a little one yourself is totally awesome! 

Me as a Husband

I am a married man.  

I absolutely adore my wife!  

Who else on earth would be willing to put up with my shenanigans?  

We have been married since 2002 and have never been happier.  Yeah, I like to ham it up and tell people how horrible she is to me, but anyone that knows us knows that she is the best thing that has ever happened to me.  

I am a lucky guy!

As everyone knows, being married can be difficult at times, and everyone has rocky patches now and again, but if you are fortunate you'll have chosen someone that is willing to stick with you through those little hardships.   

I'm going to keep it real and say that I am not the easiest guy to live with.  I am very immature and self-centered, but Mama Bear loves me anyway.  

I know...She's crazy!  

But, I am grateful for her insanity because she makes me a better man by just hanging around and slapping me upside the head when I need it!

Most people would have kicked me to the curb by now.        

I'm sick...Kind of

No, don’t worry it isn’t contagious!  

Apparently, I was born this way.

I have a genetic disease that we are pretty sure is called episodic ataxia type 2, or EA2, but we don’t know with 100% certainty because genetic testing is expensive. 

Before my wife and kids started hanging around, my disease was the most distinguishing and important part of me...to me anyway.  

For a long time, I didn't know what was wrong with me and I worried about it constantly, while desperately trying to hide the fact that it bothered me.  

Well, that didn't work out too well because, looking back, I realize that I was a total whine-ass about it.  I like to think that I have grown out of that, but I am afraid that I am still a wicked wicked whiner.    

I get asked frequently what it feels like, and I can't quite ever explain it. All I can really say is that it feels like the world is spinning around me when I am having a bad day.  Other than that it is a lot like being on a mildly rocking boat 24-7.  You notice it and feel sicky at first, but you get used to it.
Luckily, I am used to it, so it isn't that bad for me anymore.  I've learned coping mechanisms, and so far they are working quite well for me.

Okay, so there you have it.  That's a little on what makes me...me.  

To sum it all up, I'm the lucky guy with the kick-ass little boys and the kick-ass wife.  Sure, I also have a genetic disease, but it could be worse, much worse.  In fact, if you have to have a genetic disorder then mine is the one to have. 

P.s. This was primarily taken from my may ninth, 2011 post and updated and manipulated for the arrival of two-zy and too make it better...hopefully.



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