Thank you for visiting Michael’s blog! It’s focus and content are always changing, but he considers that a bug, not a feature. His interests follow a similar trajectory, moving from chainmaille to keyboarding to spinning to digital photography in a seemingly endless quest for his “thing.” But that’s okay, it makes life more interesting! He has vowed to keep looking until he finds something he can be as obsessed about as his wife is about knitting.
Along with two cats and two degus, Michael lives and works in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife, Chelsea. They were Handfasted (and legally married) in 2004, and have been together since 1997. They met online, so he has a particular fondness for the internet. He works as a Unix contractor, protecting servers from ravening hordes of cyber-millipedes and going on repeated quests for snacks and more hard drive space. (At least that’s how he describes it on his character sheet).
Michael loves the Twilight Saga, and doesn’t care who knows it. He also loves the Wheel of Time series, many different roleplaying books, Eric Flint, Harry Turtledove, and L.E. Modessitt.
When is your birthday?
Where were you born?
St. Paul, Minnesota
What is your heritage?
African American, Caucasian, Other
When do you usually go to bed?
Always have the goal of 11 p.m., but sometime around 3 a.m., more often than not.
Do you smoke? If not, did you ever?
No. It always disgusted me, and then I had to watch my father-in-law die of lung cancer.
How often do you drink alcohol?
I don’t. I might have a Woodchuck cider every six weeks or so.
What’s your favorite pizza?
The vegetarian on whole wheat from Shakespeare’s. I’m not a vegetarian, but I only eat humanely-raised beef and pork, which is hard to find. Luckily, vegetables are tasty.
Do you have kids?
Not at the moment, but probably within a couple of years.
Do you still have your tonsils?
As far as I know.
Do you wear glasses?
Yes, crazy-thick ones. Can’t-see-in-the-shower types. Wishing for LASIK.
Are you religious?
I am an eclectic pagan, Goddess-worshipping, though more in theory than in practice, of late.
Eye Color: hazel
Shoe size: 14
Height: 6′ 5″