OK. Blame Mesha () for this — she’s a member of the Jessie’s Girl and Komic Sutra improv groups, and after reading her blog, I decided to join the blogiverse. Whatever that is.
Now that I’ve started in the middle, let me backtrack to the beginning.
I was born a poor black child… (<whistle> NEW CHOICE!)
I was born in Queens, New York in the fall of 1963. I was named for my dad. My parents are still married (rare, I know) 40-plus years later. They’re in Illinois now — the Chicago suburbs, actually. So are my two younger brothers, their wives, and my nieces and nephews. So why am I in Richmond? That’s where the job was, in the spring of ’94. But I’ve wandered to the middle again.
I lived in the New York borough of Queens for my first 28 years… moved with the family to Chicago in 1991 when my Dad went to work for Kemper Securities (now, after several ownership changes, known as Wachovia Securities)… then moved to Richmond in 1994 to go to work for AMF Bowling in their Tech Support Center. That job sprung from my last Chicago job (running a bowling center for Fair Lanes that used AMF equipment) — and the fact that one of the other AMF techs was someone I’d known for years in New York. Long story. I’ll fill in the gaps someday.
I’ll jump around a bit now… I now work for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia, doing (you guessed it) TECHNICAL SUPPORT! I’m also a part-time radio personality (Sundays noon-to-6 on WBBT/WARV-FM in Richmond, “Oldies 107-3”) and a part-time jack-of-all-support-trades at Comedy Alley, the home of Richmond’s Comedy Sportz.
I’m 40-something, single, and living on Richmond’s North side. I’m overweight, diabetic (those two are related), somewhat insecure, and often sarcastic. And I’ll answer just about anything. So I’ll close this one and start making smaller and more relevant entries.