Please allow me to introduce myself . . .

Discussion in 'DIS Dads' started by AJRitz, May 11, 2011.

  1. AJRitz

    AJRitz DIS DAD #420

    Jan 26, 2010
    you know the rest (imagine it sung in a tenor growl). This is a thread topic I started on another forum. Post your answers to these questions, by way of introduction. Please post only once to this thread - it'll provide a nice, quick reference for folks to see who's who (Whoooooooo are you, who who, who who?):

    Real Name: Aaron
    Location: Overland Park, KS (a suburb of Kansas City, MO)
    Family Situation: Married to DW for 18 years. Two children - DD13 a/k/a "The Bug" and DS9 a/k/a "Squeaker"
    Occupation: Licensed but-not-actively-practicing attorney; former litigator for the U.S. Department of Labor; currently focused on running my own small business-that-shall-not-be-named on the DIS.
    Pets: A pair of sugar-gliders (Piplup & Hermione)
    Favorite Food: Chicago-style deep dish pizza (which is virtually impossible to find around here anymore.
    Favorite Drink: Single malt scotch
    (Updated 09/26/2016)
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2016
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  2. stopher1

    stopher1 DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2008
    Real Name: Christopher
    Location: Noblesville, IN (a suburb of Indianapolis)
    Family Situation: Married for 17+ years / two sons and one daughter
    Occupation: Credit Officer
    Pets: Cat :mad: (WANT a dog... I did the cat thing for the family after years of begging... I'm allergic to cats. Looking at getting a dog this summer though )
    Favorite Food: Thin crust pizza or BBQ ribs
    Favorite Drink: Cherry Coke (the real deal, not some imitation or faker like Pepsi...), Iced Tea (plain - not the sweet kind) and Ice Water... yes, it must have ICE in it or it's not very good.
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  4. Rental01

    Rental01 DIS Dad’s Club Member #366

    Oct 1, 2009
    Real Name: Ian
    Location: Currently Raleigh, NC. Born and raised in Denver I'll always be a Coloradan.
    Family Situation: Married for 13 years (as of the middle of last month). Two children - DS11 Caleb and DS14 Kylie
    Occupation: Professional Geek. I pretty much do it all. Server administration, support, installation, maintenance, webby stuff, logo design, photography, Disney travel...
    Pets: 1 Pomeranian named "Goliath"
    Favorite Food: Chicken Wings... Mmm... Or the ribs at Flametree BBQ (they're gluten free!)
    Favorite Drink: Water (seriously), or Dr. Pepper. Fat Tire WAS my favorite but I can't have it anymore - beverly "GLUTEN" allergy! BAH!
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  5. Turkey Lurkey

    Turkey Lurkey DIS Dad #551 - All Lurkey, All Turkey

    Sep 9, 2010
    Real Name: Patrick
    Location: Peshtigo, WI (Home of the Great Peshtigo Fire. Death to O'Leary's Cow!)
    Family Situation: Married for 10 years. One daughter.
    Occupation: Disk Jockey
    Pets: 2 cats - Lady Darth Maude and Superfly Autumn Satine (aka: Maude and Tum-Tum), also 2 goldfish, Dory and Nemo (the DD's)
    Favorite Food: Fried/Broasted Chicken
    Favorite Drink: Dr Pepper

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  6. ClearScreen

    ClearScreen An E-Ticket attraction in my own mind.

    May 25, 2010
    Wow a Stones and Who reference in the space of a few lines. Nice.

    Real Name: Chris
    Location: Chappaqua, NY (A suburb 45 minutes north of NYC)
    Family Situation: Married for 15 years. Two children - DD9 and DS6
    Occupation: Litigation Attorney in private law office:
    Pets: None
    Favorite Food: Sushi and Doritos
    Favorite Drink: Gatorade
    Hobbies: Playing ice hockey, foosball, Wii, Fantasy Sports, watching movies, coaching kids' softball and t-ball.
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  7. jason4024

    jason4024 <font color=red>DIS Dad #541<br><font color=navy>I

    Aug 24, 2009
    Real Name: Jason
    Location: Coaldale, PA (small coal mining town)
    Family Situation: Married for 10 yrs in just a few weeks, 7yo daughter Kaylee and 4yo son Kory
    Occupation: Technical Support Representative/Disney Specialist for Fairytale Journeys
    Pets: 1 cat (Nittany), 1 dog (Utley) and quite a few fish
    Favorite Food: a good NY Strip, or some wings
    Favorite Drink: I prefer iced tea, due to no carbination, and for an alcoholic variety, I would drink a Blackberry Brandy and Sprite.
    Hobbies: coaching soccer, firefighting/ems, golf, fishing, hunting, the Dis
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  8. DisDadDoc

    DisDadDoc <font color=red>DDC #403<br><font color=royalblue>

    Feb 16, 2011
    Real Name: Chris
    Location: Just outside Hartford, CT. Have also lived in DC & Chicago
    Family Situation: Married for 15 years to a woman who is in every way better than me. Three children - DS 12 Jack, DS 10 Dan, and DD 8 Molly. DS 12 is on the autistic spectrum.
    Occupation: Pediatric ICU doc, although I pretend to remember enough general pediatrics to give free advice (worth every penny!)
    Pets: As of last night, a black lab rescue from TN, Happy.
    Favorite Food: Bacon, sausage or anything from that magical animal the pig
    Favorite Drink: Diet coke
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  9. FreezinRafiki

    FreezinRafiki Cold enough for ya?

    Apr 16, 2009
    Real Name: Barry
    Location: Racine, WI (just south of Milwaukee)
    Family Situation: Married for over 10 years. Daughter Madison (6), Son Evan (4)
    Occupation: Systems Administrator (professional computer geek)
    Pets: 2 dogs: Spaniel Mix named Pepper and a Australian Cattle Dog/Rat Terrier Mix named Allie.
    Favorite Food: Deep fried cheese
    Favorite Drink: Diet Coke (I can tolerate Diet Pepsi if I have to, but we have been known to avoid certain eating establishments that server Pepsi Products)
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  10. prattpak

    prattpak DIS Dad #479

    Feb 8, 2009
    Real Name: Mark
    Location: Westminster, CO (Metro area of Denver)
    Family Situation:Married 12 years, DW Wendy, DS 12yo Christian, DD 9yo Libby, DS 6yo Robin
    Occupation: IBM Entitlement Coordinator, Fairytale Journeys- Disney travel Specialist
    Pets: Sadie (Mutt), Merlin (Pompeian) and 2 cats Elphaba and Princess
    Favorite Food: LeCelliers Filet, Quaker Steak and Lubes ALL YOU CAN EAT WINGS NIGHT!!
    Favorite Drink: Pelligrino w Lime, or Iced Water
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  11. fireflymedic

    fireflymedic DIS Veteran

    Dec 13, 2008
    Real Name: Bryan
    Location: The poor part of Fla. (panhandle)
    Family Situation: Divorced, single dad, 2 boys 4 & 5, mother gave up parental rights to the children
    Occupation: Paramedic/firefighter; Captain
    Pets: Cat named "socks" or if its the kids calling it socks-ah-roo
    Favorite Food: spagettie, that I'v cooked myself
    Favorite Drink: Ice cold coke
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  12. trennr

    trennr DISDad #104

    May 16, 2006
    Real Name: Nathan...Nate...hey you!
    Location: Jonesborough, TN (Tennessee's oldest Town)
    Family Situation: Married for 17 years (2011). Two children - DS16 & DS11
    Occupation: Electronics Design/Test Technician
    Pets: 1 English Cocker named Mollie
    Favorite Food: Steak
    Favorite Drink: Orange Juice
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  13. stopher1

    stopher1 DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2008
    Me too!

    But if I must eat at one of those places... I'll get an Iced Tea.
  14. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

    Apr 23, 2010
    Real Name: Andy
    Location: Shelbyville, IN (40 min from Indianapolis, 80 min from Cincinnati)
    Family Situation: Married 3 years, have a 1 year old son
    Occupation: Grain buyer for a local elevator and work on the family farm
    Pets: 2 dogs - a terrier/lab mix (Macy) and a pitbull/blue heeler mix (Sparky) - wanna guess which one is more aggressive?
    Favorite Food: Depends on my mood. Grilled meat, buffalo wings or pizza typically work though.
    Favorite Drink: Sweet tea
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  15. cj9200

    cj9200 DIS Dad #412

    Dec 22, 2006
    Real Name: CJ
    Location: Miami, FL
    Family Situation: Divorced after 15 years. She passed away last year. One daughter, Andriana 17 and finishing her Junior year.
    Occupation: Professional Beggar (Non-Profit Fundraiser)
    Pets: Used to be a ton from a bearded dragon, ferret, turtles... As they went onto animal heaven they were not replaced. Now, one mixed rescued dog, Kiki. Very friendly but sheds a storm.
    Favorite Food: Italian, Good BBQ
    Favorite Drink: Used to be wine or bourbon, now unsweetened tea and the Citrus Swirl at the World
    Hobbies: Scuba diving, underwater photography
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  16. GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes

    GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes If it’s still here tomorrow… I may ignore it again

    Jan 20, 2007
    Real Name: Rob
    Location: Fort Mill, SC (on the boarder 10 min south of Charlotte, NC)
    Family Situation: Married 20 years (and dang glad of it). One teenager: Max
    Occupation: Data Analysis & Systems Administration (the company’s title makes no sense). Formally a systems engineer and applications programmer, but I/T has changed mightily since I joined the biz 30 years ago.
    Pets: 1 cat: LB (short for Lard-Butt). I like cats; they're a stubborn as I am.
    Favorite Food: Pie (the savory kinds) and of course you know that most Italian and everything Tex-Mex fits this category
    Favorite Drink: Cold Tea (no ice, no sugar, no lemon… just good tea)
    Hobbies: Guitar!!!! (Were it not for this, I’d have gone insane years ago. If I could get paid enough money to actually raise a family, playing would be the fulltime profession)
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  17. Cinderelley

    Cinderelley Mouseketeer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Real Name: Serena
    Location: Mechanicsburg, PA (20 mins from Harrisburg)
    Family Situation: 20. Living at home with parents and siblings
    Occupation: Just got my first permanent job. I'm waiting to hear a start date. I'll be an Accountant Assistant for the state of PA.
    Pets: A lab who thinks he is a "lap" dog.
    Favorite Food: pizza, stromboli, burgers
    Favorite Drink: Believe it or not.....water. As in tap water.
    Hobbies: Disney Cruise Lining, photography, scrapbooking, reading, volunteering, irish dancing, etc.
  18. AJRitz

    AJRitz DIS DAD #420

    Jan 26, 2010
    methinks Cinderelley might have gotten lost on her way to the ball . . . ;)
  19. DisneyFed

    DisneyFed DIS Veteran

    Mar 23, 2008
    Real Name: Michael
    Location: Saint Mary's, GA (just above Jacksonville, FL)
    Family Situation: Married 11 Years, One Son, Garreth (3)
    Occupation: Civil Servant
    Pet: Golden Retriever, Saehdie ("Say Dee")
    Favorite Food: Barbeque:banana:
    Favorite Drink: Scotch
    Hobbies: Bass Fishing, Soccer, Shooting, Driving Fast............
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  20. DisDadDoc

    DisDadDoc <font color=red>DDC #403<br><font color=royalblue>

    Feb 16, 2011
    Serena could be a boys name :confused3 :thumbsup2
  21. wasnotafan

    wasnotafan All that fresh air over the years has done me good

    Jul 12, 2010
    Real Name: Shawn
    Location: Almost the middle of nowhere in eastern KY
    Family Situation: Married for 16 years (as of the end of this month). DS and DD
    Occupation: University Extension Specialist
    Pets: Honeybees
    Favorite Food: Peanut Butter and Jelly
    Favorite Drink: cold WHOLE milk.
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