So who writes all this stuff?
[Last Updated September, 2019]
Well, my moniker is Taco. The back-story behind that nickname is not nearly as interesting as you might imagine.
I am a human, I think.
I am married to another human. We have several children. One is a dinosaur (T-Rex, specifically) who is about 65.5 million years old. We also have a younger T-Rex, who is only about 65 million years old. We also have Polar Bear as our “middle” child. Our second youngest is a Pig. We also have adopted another T-Rex, Pigsten, who is still a hatchling and whose best friend is another dinosaur named Broli. One of the Boys’ friends, a rabbit named Flopsy, has also come to live with us. The Boys’ Uncle is a Brown Bear who lives with my Meem. They also have other friends who live with family, including another dinosaur – Sinclair. We currently have zero desire to have any human children. We also care for a variety of plants, though they pretty much run the the place on their own, especially the cacti. Sound implausible? Its not, everything in this paragraph is true.
I grew up in the Midwest and am law school graduate who promptly reentered law school in another country mostly because my spouse and I wanted to live abroad and that was the path of least resistance insofar as immigration was concerned. While I have passed the bar exam, finished up my second round of law school, and might currently a practicing lawyer, I don’t see myself doing that for life or really even for an extended period – mostly because I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I’m
slightly eccentric and according to some tests am “Highly Gifted” intellectually – though reading any amount of this blog will assuredly convince you otherwise. I have some form of damage in my legs that means I’m in chronic pain. So that’s made my life a lot more difficult than I would prefer, but after 8.5 years I’ve started to learn to live with it and have even managed to start going on short runs again.
In my free time I mostly play video games, but don’t assume that makes me a basement dweller (though I would have loved to have a basement room when I was younger) – I enjoy getting into the great outdoors and am no stranger to long hikes, even with my leg issues. I also love nearly all things history and in an alternate life may well have ended up as a history professor. I also like speaking to animals, really more so than I do people. I thoroughly enjoy beer and have brewed my own batches on several occasions. My first taste of beer was before I was even in kindergarten. I became masterfully adept at stealing drinks from my Dad’s Budweiser cans. I’ve since moved on to other beers, but one must always remember one’s roots. These days my ability to get good beer is a bit restricted due to finances, but that doesn’t mean I don’t try!
I’ve been told on numerous occasions that I look like I’m angry all the time. I would say I’m not angry all the time. 😛