Me? I'm just Me! Born 1974 in Springfield, Mo. I was adopted at 3 days old by my Mother and Father. I was a bit of a trouble maker from childhood. The principals and assistant principals knew me better than my teachers. I was often bored with school, and something of an outsider, so if I couldn't be in, I could at least be bad. I don't know if you would have called me exactly the class clown, I didn't so much want to make people laugh per say, I mostly just liked to harass authority figures, and if that made them laugh all the better.
This didn't really change much till I turned 27 and had Race in 2001. I spent most of High School, and what higher education I had, impaired, and really don't remember most of it, nor do I care to. I enjoyed those years, and wouldn't have otherwise. No regrets, I'll never regret enjoying living and being alive to the fullest.
I was never very good at what most of the kids were into, getting into trouble and cars seemed to be mostly what I did well. My first car was a 1968 Mustang Coupe with a 302. To call it fast was like calling water wet. I loved that car, in fact I still have dreams on a regular basis that I find it again. I now have a lifelong love for classic muscle cars. I'm no certified car tech, but I do 99% of the work on my cars and motorcycles myself, it's something I enjoy...most of the time.
But when building, repairing, or other DIY type stuff, I like to take my time and work at MY pace. I really never had much of an interest in doing it for a living, it loses it's fun when it's work. I also like to build with wood, I built my girls a bunk bed, and I'm going to be building the boys one soon. I enjoy working outdoors when I can, and I have a love/hate relationship with mowing. My second love other then cars is power tools, or air tools when I can get em'. I also enjoy electronics, from computers to car audio. I do it all myself, and am pretty good at it.
In 1997 I moved to Fayetteville, Ar. That was about 125 miles south and west of my home town of Springfield. I love it down here and have never left. I did move to Springdale, Arkansas for awhile with my fist wife, then moved back to Fayetteville till I married Melissa and we moved to Greenland, Arkansas for a 3 bedroom townhouse. Each of these towns were just one town north or south of Fayetteville. Then after being laid off by the local cable company I got a job at Wal-Mart home office, running mainframes, so we moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas where we now live.
I met my wife in 2000 or so on yahoo personals, but it took us till 2008 for her to find me again, and for us to start a relationship. She found me again on Myspace, and we talked for about 6 months. In January of 2008 we started dating, in early February she moved in, and on February 17th we got married. We each had two children from other relationships, and we have had one together. My oldest son was adopted by his grandparents on his mothers side when he was about 2, but my mother remained his Grandmother, and he's always been a part of our family.
So currently we are Justin, Melissa, Gabby, Race, Kiya, and Logan. Plus Mable the Basset Hound and some fish.