Yes, I did introduce myself when I started here back in August 2013: https://www.theslingshotforum.com/f3/hello-oregon-usa-30675/ I've been reading the other re-introductions and I'm enjoying getting to know even more about some of the folks here. I figured I could share a little more about myself now that I know the good people here. Some you may already know, some you may not: * I've been a photographer since I was about 9 and my grandfather first put a 35mm camera in my hands, I was hooked and have loved it ever since. My wife and I were wedding photographers (part time) over the course of about 7 years. We left wedding photography because it wasn't much fun and at one wedding a very drunk A**HOLE went after my wife in a tirade over something he perceived we did wrong. When I was just about to flatten him, I realized it was time to retire from this profession. * I love to shoot - guns, slingshots, airguns, airsoft - about the only thing I don't shoot are bows, but I'd love to take that up some day. One of my main reasons for picking up slingshots is that it costs less than shooting guns and I can do it at home without the police showing up. I don't hunt, but I don't have anything against those who do. * Like others here, I consider myself a nerd, but not the kind that goes to conventions or does cosplay. I just enjoy sci-fi, computers and techie stuff. In high school that wasn't really cool, but today, people look up to our kind * I love to play music, but don't do it well. I play both violin and guitar, but neither particularly well. I also like to sing, I just shouldn't do it around others. * I like to golf but rarely play since my daughter was born, just not enough time in the day. I can take it up again after she's grown up - my time with her is far more valuable. * I love the outdoors, but I'm not an outdoorsman per se. I grew up camping and sometimes backpacking, so I can reasonably manage away from technology, but have to admit that sleeping on the ground has lost it's appeal. * I'm a big guy - 6' 1" and [email protected]@lbs, but I do like to get out and move - whether it be a walk or a bike ride, I just like to get out when I can. * I'm a commercial electrician though I no longer work with the tools, I do keep my license current at all times, just in case. I did a lot of work in hospitals and commercial buildings as well as work at Intel, Nike, many now-defunct high-tech plants and spent a year building the Rose Garden here in Portland (now the Moda center). I now estimate, project manage, design, program and train on low voltage systems. * I like to debate, but I don't like to argue - and yes, there is a difference. * I'm an introvert, a big shy guy that hates big parties and introducing myself to people I don't know. I'm kind of a teddy bear (as my wife would say) - I can put on a tough-guy image, but I'm also the kind of guy who can get teary-eyed over a sappy commercial. There's more about me, but that's probably already more than you need to know! This forum has been an interesting part of my life since I joined. Some of our best friends have moved all over the country for their jobs and I've lost some of the close connections I once enjoyed here (though one couple may be moving back -we hope). This forum has been a great place to hang out from time to time, not only for slingshots and some great craftspeople, but also for the camaraderie that is found here. Thank you to all the great folks here. I would name names, but I know if I did I'd leave someone out, so I'll leave that part out.