A little biography about moi, if you please
[originally posted on oski-oui-oui.com]
I was born and raised in Hamilton, the only son in a family of five residing on the West Mountain – not too far from Ancaster, ironically. I attended Mountview Elementary, Chedoke Secondary, and Sir Allan MacNab High School.
Upon graduating from Sir Allan MacNab in 1983, I attended Hamilton Collegiate Institute (HCI) for Grade 13.
After graduating from Grade 13 in 1984, I entered McMaster University as an undergraduate in the Humanities faculty. I completed a four-year Honours B.A. in History in 1988.
P.S. And now – a brief introductory blurb I posted in a “tell us about yourself? thread on ticats.ca (first incarnation) -- slightly updated
Current Location: Montreal, QC
Born: Hamilton, Ontario (West Mountain) – a St. Joe’s baby
Degree: 4-year Honours B.A. in History (1988), majoring in Canadian history with minors in British history and American history
Current Profession: English as a Second Language Teacher
Musical Taste: eclectic, though I lean towards guitar-driven stuff… but I would rather wear an Argo face tattoo and walk down Barton Street for the rest of my life than go line dancing, though LMAO
Favourite Bands/Artists (in a somewhat particular order): Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Cream, Miles Davis, Black Sabbath, Rolling Stones, Tangerine Dream, The Who, Junkhouse, Forgotten Rebels.
Favourite players from the past: Garney Henley and Ben Zambiasi in a dead heat. Honourable Mentions go to Jimmy Edwards, Tom Clements, Rob Hitchcock and Danny McManus.
Favourite current players: DeAndra' Cobb, Quinton Porter, Otis Floyd, Markeith Knowlton. And some guy named Setta.
Seat: A very well-appointed leather swivel chair for late-night ramblings on ticats.ca.
Interests and Hobbies: football (particularly the Cats, of course); hockey (the Habs, of course, as well as the Wings); reading; chess.
Pet peeves: anything involving Toronto in sports*; people who bud in line; people who play with their gum in the metro; proprietary software; the entire car parking sign industry; ESL language school administrators who can't teach lecturing teachers on how to teach (and similar nonsense throughout the economy); Teletubbies, Barney, and all other social control devices which cut into children's daydreaming time LMAO.
Favourite Movies: Citizen Kane (my fave); Braveheart (it looks like a family reunion back home in Scotland) LOL; Dr. Strangelove; Scarface (for any positive business tips I can glean from it - have watched it 10 times and an still working on that ); Apocalypse Now Redux; A Clockwork Orange; The Godfather Trilogy; Monty Python's The Meaning of Life; The Shining.
- just kidding…ummmm…uh…LOL Let’s just say “grudging respect.?