All About Carl

facefade_smallContrary to popular beliefs, I really am a pretty simple person. Simple in that I try not to let myself worry about much or get myself worked up over things I can’t control.  As I’ve gotten older, this simple task it not nearly as easy as it was.

This page and other pages in this section will give you a bit more information about me … probably more than you wanted to know, but it’s here for those who want to check it out!

I do have an autobiography published on the site.  It is protected, from the world at large, as I feel it is more a personal and private thing.  I started it decades ago and it is just a bit of a summary about me from as far back as I can remember.  It continues to be a way for me to remember moments in my life that have helped shape who I am.  And, at the same time, it is my chance to highlight those who have impacted my life and brought some of the best things to it.

Friends & Family

My friends and my family, which includes my pets, are … and always will be … the most important thing in my life.  And yes, they even beat out my beloved technology, which I admit, can be a tough call on some occasions.

My immediate family knows I am gay and, with the exception of a few, are very accepting. My friends are a mix of of shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and views. There isn’t one type of person, or ‘click’ of persons, who I tend to gravitate to.  For me, it is the diversity, the differences that bring me closer to someone.

Likes & Favorites

Shoe Closet

Well, as you probably are guessing, my computer ranks as my top like or favorite. My second are my shoes! You read that right … I have over 200+ pairs of shoes and it’s growing.  Mostly athletic shoes, such as Nike, but some boots and a few odd ball items.  I even have a pair of shoes that are worth close to a $1k.  I’m just one of those odd ball collectors, everyone has to have something strange in their life.

You can also call my love of the Internet a favorite.  I really enjoy exploring the web and creating content in some form or another.  The internet is such a great resource on our planet, you can literally become absorbed in every bit of knowledge and information you have ever wanted in such a simple way (perhaps not elegantly in some cases, and sometimes it takes a bit to find, but it works).

As for other things, when I was younger, I felt like I was buzzing with interests.  I still find most things interesting, but I try to narrow everything down into smaller, more productive exercises.  I’m rarely successful at it, but I try.  There isn’t much I don’t find interesting, that list might be easier to produce.

Pet Peeves & Dislikes

My Home (away from home) Office....For the most part I am a very trusting and understanding person. My biggest dislike has always been head games. I can’t stand them, tolerate or deal with them. My personal philosophy has, and always will be, take a moment to understand a problem no matter how big (or small). If you still don’t get it then take it on and understand it. Drama is the spice of life, the sooner you deal with it and conquer it … it will no longer control you.

Oh yeah … and let’s not forget rap music. Another pointless item placed on our planet.  Someday I hope someone will explain the need for it, but to date; no one has been able too.

Oh and fish!  I love fish as pets, in nature as beings that exist, but to eat!?!  That is just vile and nasty.  How can people do that?  The smell and taste can make me sick.  And yet, I us to love Trout as a kid.  Lobster and crab look so tasty.  All you have to do is start breaking shells, introduce that smell, and I’ll hurl in seconds (or pass out, which almost happened at a restaurant).