What to say? I'm round, pink, mostly water, occasionally hot air, more often gas, once in a while covered in sawdust, and disappointed in how infrequent those times are. I'm trying to pinch pennies, make silver magically appear from kid's ears (especially my kids, so I don't have to pay allowance to them), and involved in the rat race. (Marginally, anyway.) I think I can write and talk, I'd like to believe I could succeed one day, and I'd love to dare to dream that my dreams will come true. (Cue Disney music.)
*sound of record needle scratching*
Now that the comedy portion of the show is over...
Recently, I've graduated with an Associates of
Business in Small Business Management from Cuyahoga Community College. While I was there, I was the Editor for the student newspaper (The Voice) at the West Campus. While I'm not a journalist, I have learned to appreciate the art behind writing. In addition, I started writing for Yahoo! Voices; my content can be found here: http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/1644450/jeremy_hopkins.html. (Full disclosure: I do get paid per click.) I also am in the process of building my own blog site for entry-level woodworking at www.fiveminutewoodworker.wordpress.com, where I hope to eventually post more video and project builds. As the title implies, I'm focusing on quick projects. I'm going to be using this as a springboard to create my small furniture shop, where I will be working on reproduction pieces. (More later.)
Married, two step-sons that I consider my own, been bitten by the woodworking bug for far too long to count, still (barely) in my thirties, haven't successfully made and finished anything except fire starters, have a few projects going (as with most woodworking individuals), and have a few hobbies. My interests include blacksmithing, leatherworking, and woodworking. The idea was that I would be able to make all the aspects of the recreation furniture I wanted. The problem is I'm getting farther ahead of my skill set...
While I'm interested in most types of music, I prefer Dance, Electronic, Techno, and Chill/Ambient. I've also been known to really appreciate classical. The irony is I'm listening to music composed on material I'm working with.
I read frequently, but not constantly. Some of my favorite authors include Jim Butcher (the "Dresden Files" / "Semi-automatic Magic" series), Isaac Asimov, and Douglas Adams.
The next project is always just around the corner. The hard part is remembering to finish and finish the previous one(s).