Hi there, and welcome to my home page of news,
gossip and assorted gum-flapping about my life and passions.
Now that we've got that stuff out of the way,
Let me tell you a bit about myself...then you can decide if you'd
like to explore the inner recesses of what passes for my mind,
go to someone else's more-than-likely better put together web
page, or you can jump on me for spending the time to write this
I am currently 38 years old...going on 12 ;-)
and am a legal secretary in Canoga Park, California, just northwest
of Smog Central - Los Angeles - in the San Fernando Valley.
When I have time, I pursue my sanity-saving
interests. #1, of course, is my wife, Sandra, whom I need like!
I need air and fantasize about constantly...but we won't go there,
since this page is on Tripod, and it's supposed to be a family
When I'm not with Sandy, I'm out participating
in the only activity where I can stab my friends with a long knife
and not get arrested... fencing! I am primarily a foil man, although
I also fence epee and sabre. The bruises are healing nicely, thank
you. For more on my hobby of running-around-inside-a-poorly-ventilated-building-with-no-air-conditioning-in-the-heat-of-Summer-in-the-
Valley- while- wearing-a-straitjacket-and-trying-to-stab-my-friends-before-they-do-the-same-to-me
(Hey...got it in one breath, too), click on "Etes-vous
I have also been active in the world of competitive
drum and bugle corps since 1984, when I played soprano! bugle
with the Blue Devils...and if there are any members of the 1984
Garfield Cadets out there, YOU'VE GOT MY CHAMPIONSHIP RING!!
(Hey, what can I say...losing by 1/10th of a point sucks...even
For more on people who march around in the
heat all day, wearing a confining uniform, blowing all their available
breath through a narrow length of brass, whacking on a set of
six drums weighing 40+ pounds hanging off your shoulders, or running
at speed while tossing a spinning, fake rifle 30 feet into the
air (and hopefully catching it), all the while knowing that if
you crack a note, flub a flam or drop that rifle so it bounces
aaaaallllll the way across the field, EVERYONE in the stands is
going to look directly at YOU (which, believe it or not, feels
a LOT like fencing), click on "Mark
time, HUT!! (dut, dut, dut, dut)..." below.
My other passion is cats. I'm not afraid to
admit that I LOVE kitties (Cats rule...dogs drool)! Sandra and
I volunteer for a cat rescue, and currently we share our home
with 20+ furry felines, all of whom look at us in the morning
and say "feed me, you lower life form!" For more about
our cats and the Rescue Cat Association, click on "Welcome
to Sam & Sandy's cat house!"
If you're in the San Fernando Valley &
get hungry, check out GOOD
Pardon the mess, but visitors have come to
this site since May 8, 1999, and they keep leaving the door open.
Were you people born in a barn?!? Yeah, and every time we hear
a donkey bray, we get homesick!