Since this is a blog about me, my hobbies, and my family, they’ll be showing up quite frequently in my blog posts. Here’s a little bit about each
Vulcan Stev, Me, age: 50-something. Self-employed Graphic Designer. Father of five, grandfather of three. Likes action-adventure, SF, and comedy. Hasn’t found a movie yet that he’ll walk out of after paying for admission. I enjoy comic books, RPG games, and reading. I volunteer at my local church. Every Sunday morning I provide the voice of Phread, the puppet who helps our introduce the week’s new lesson. My first wife passed in 2010 when she lost her battle with cancer. She will be missed by her family. She will be remembered as a loving mother and wife.
Ashya T’Sai, my better half. We actually graduated from the same high school at the same time. Ashya was a member of the same science fiction literary club that I was in high school. Her interests and mine mirror each other so closely, that the only thing we disagree on is how to ingest caffeine. I prefer mine cold and carbonated, she prefers hers hot with two sugars and cream.
Private Black Spartan, formerly (P.I.T.) #1, young adult (F). Likes: SF, anime, romance. She’s the girl I wish I could’ve dated in high school (no funny jokes here). Her tastes in movies are remarkably similar to mine. She is a chip off the old block. She has served her time in the Army and is going to school, living with her husband and taking care of Grandchild #1 (Grandpa’s Science Officer). Mommy and daughter video chat for storytime every night and will play Wizard101 with Grandpa/Dad
Soccer Dude – Ashya’s oldest. He’s a nice kid and fine young man. But he’s the kind of guy Ashya and I didn’t associate with in high school. As a junior he’s captain of the soccer team, has lettered every year. Seated number four on Tennis team his first year playing, consistently finishes in the top three in 5K’s that he runs for fun. Then to top it off, plays more musical instruments than I thought one person was capable of playing. Soccer Dude is happily married and the father to Grandchild #2 (Grandpa’s Barsoomian Princess)
48 Fan, formerly P.I.T. #2, Likes: Action-Adventure, comedy, and some SF. He’s not as into SF as his older sister but I haven’t found a movie yet that he wouldn’t watch. He is happily married and is the father of Grandchild #3 (Grandpa’s Padawan). Daddy and son LOVE to call Grandpa (son has figured out how and will call Grandpa in the middle of the night) and play Pirate101 a/o Wizard101.
Awesome Dude – Ashya’s youngest. He has moved out and struggling with the fact that adulthood kinda sucks. He and his fiancee are planning getting married later this year.
The Pirate, formerly P.I.T. #3 Army reserve and a Security Guard. Likes movies. will watch anything and everything. He has moved out leaving Ashya and I empty-nesters. He will, when he has the time, video chat and play either Wizard101 or Pirate101 with Dad.