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Carol A. Harstad, MSIS
Kissimmee, Florida 34759
Google Voice/Text #: (989) 278-8483
(03/19/1997 – 12/30/2002 AKA Carol A. Cottingham)

OBJECTIVE

Acquire a position in a stable organization where my skills, knowledge, and contributions are the basis for opportunities of advancement.

SUMMARY

Current Notary Public for the State of Florida who completed my Masters of Science degree in Information Systems with a concentration on Software Engineering Management and a GPA of 3.917. I have nineteen years of programming experience, and ten years of web design and development. My skills include supervisory (up to six people), application design, programming, quality control, testing, technical writing, web design and development, training, instructional design, accounting, and more. I also have three years of instruction for Mechanical and Architectural Drafting.

 

Masters Degree: Software Engineering Management, research project completed on Project Management: Avoiding Failure and Achieving Success

General Skills: Working independently as well as on a team; safeguarding confidential information; generating reports; writing and maintaining technical publications and other documentation; written and oral communication; problem solving; establishing priorities; meeting deadlines; and process improvement

Programming: Java, FoxPro, VBScript, JavaScript, Clipper, C, C++, SQL, MS Access, Flash, Visual Basic

Web Design: PHP, XHTML, HTML, DHTML, CSS, MySQL, Photoshop, and some XML

Information Systems: SDLC, System Analysis & Design, UML & Data Modeling, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Testing, Object Oriented Programming, Project Management, Report Design & Generation

Accounting: GL Coding, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Purchase Requests, Credit & Collections, Payroll, Petty Cash, and Deposits

Miscellaneous: Instructional Design, Training, Technical Writing, Data Entry & Retrieval

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Carley Corporation
Orlando, Florida
10/2010 – Present
System Analyst/Instructional Designer (Contract for four months, then permanent)
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance.
  • Write system and software requirements.
  • Develop UML diagrams.
  • Design Confluence (wiki) site for projects.
  • Analyze aircraft systems, such as Fuel, Electrical, Environmental, and Hydraulics, and act as internal SME for team members.
  • Develop storyboards for the simulations.
  • Design Aircraft Maintenance Training Simulations and wrote XML.
  • Design training for technology-delivered instruction (CBT, web-based training, electronic performance support, etc.)
  • Design Simulation-based training
  • Use established methodologies in all stages of the instructional design process, including needs assessment, analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Use authoring tools and related software for the purpose of producing multimedia training packages
  • Work with Graphic Artists, Programmers, and Subject Matter Experts in the development of interactive multimedia courseware
  • Design interactive training materials for a variety of delivery systems, including CD-ROM, Internet, and electronic classrooms
  • Research and identify data sources for instructional material development and additional information needed for instructor and participant materials
  • Design interactive training materials that include sound instructional design methodology, appropriate training strategies, and participant activities for small and large groups
  • Develop evaluation tools for the assessment of training needs and products
Osceola County Association of REALTORS®
Kissimmee, Florida
01/2010 – 05/2010
Communications Coordinator
  • Managed all aspects of the web, including creative design, writing, and managing content
  • Served as production editor of the association magazine, oversaw all aspects of editorial and photographic content, design, printing, and mailing
  • Developed interactive electronic communications from the association to its members, including the publication of a weekly newsletter
  • Built and executed a social media plan
  • Disseminated information to association members and staff
  • Briefly developed and placed advertisements throughout the Central Florida Community
  • Issued Press Releases and information that impacts the Real Estate community
Channel Intelligence, Inc.
Celebration, Florida
03/2007 – 11/2008
Implementations/Operations Specialist
  • Temporary for one month, then permanent.
  • Updated and maintained manufacturer/retailer web pages with links and tracking codes in HTML and JavaScript
  • Created web pages by piecing together several key elements while keeping the clients layout
  • Set up dealer lists and SKU groups
  • Onboard new retailer data feeds
  • Built incoming and outgoing data feeds based on the clients requirements and the publishers specifications using VBScript
  • Troubleshot errors in data feeds and make corrections
  • Responded to client support requests by addressing and troubleshooting the issue, testing it, and implementing a solution
  • Used VBScript to develop custom functions to manipulate the data
  • Participated in a multi-team environment
  • Analyzed and reviewed incoming data feeds to ensure they contained key elements needed for outgoing data feeds to be built
  • Performed quality control checking and testing to ensure outgoing feeds met specifications set forth by the publishers.
Superior Technical Resources
Orlando, Florida
09/2006 – 03/2007
Secretary/Technical Publications
Temporary Assignment, Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
  • Assembled technical publications
  • Created, maintained, and troubleshot excel spreadsheets
  • Performed various other secretarial duties under the direct supervision of Bob Tracht - Director.
Webinique Design
Kissimmee, Florida
Telephone: 407-572-3684
10/1999 – Present
Self-Employed Web Designer
  • Designed, created, and published websites using HTML, DHTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Instructional Design
  • Technical writing
  • Created user manuals
  • Programmed relational database applications
  • PC maintenance and cleanup
  • Research
  • Monthly billing for automobile salvage company
  • Computer and Internet training
  • Created resumes, newsletters, graphic artistry, letterhead design, business card design, personal data cards, invitations, advertisement mailings, etc.
GCR Tire Centers (Bridgestone Americas Corp)
Ocala, Florida
01/14/2005 – 08/15/2005
Office & Credit Manager
  • Coded for General Ledger
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Submitted payroll to corporate
  • Checked new and existing customers credit
  • Collections
  • Cashing out the day and preparing deposits
  • Auditing invoices on a daily basis to ensure accuracy
  • Entering inventory receipts into the computer
  • Adding new and modifying existing inventory items
  • Researching inaccurate on-hand inventory items, etc.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail were required for this position.
Ocean Systems Engineering Corp. (OSEC)
Stafford, Virginia
05/19/2003 – 09/15/2004
Instructional Designer/Technical Writer
  • Developed and produced instructional material for use in the development of interactive courseware (ICW) and web-based training (WBT) on technical based subject matter relating to computer hardware/software, communications, local and wide area networking and other assorted topics.
  • Wrote the scripts/storyboards and coordinated with graphics designers and programmers on the layout of the course-ware.
  • Coordinated with SME's (Subject Matter Experts) to obtain required information.
Training Specialist
  • Used Microsoft PowerPoint to create unique interactive training presentations and videos for CD-ROM delivery.
  • This position required a strong knowledge of animation techniques and visual sensibility, linear and non-linear navigational schemes, and the ability to visually interpret storyboards and scripts.
  • Gathered and manipulated photo, video, and audio files.
Stat Employment Services
Fredericksburg, Virginia
March 2002 – January 2003
11/2002 – 01/2003: Data Entry Clerk for Fredericksburg Police Department.
  • Temporary Assignment
  • Entered parking tickets, warning tickets, traffic summons, and accident reports into a software called PISTOL.
04/2002 – 10/2002: Cost Engineering Technician for Therma-Tru, door-manufacturing company.
  • Temporary Assignment
  • Set up products in the computer system
  • Setting up special feature combinations for products
  • Assigned costs and prices to products
  • Cross checked computer system with price book and corrected prices when necessary
  • Assisted Process Engineering Manager where needed.
03/2002 – 04/2002: Receptionist for Therma-Tru, door-manufacturing company.
  • Temporary Assignment
  • Screened and directed calls
  • Distributed mail
  • Greeted customers and clients
  • Word processing and proofreading
  • Other various duties as assigned.

Various Companies
Alexandria, Crystal City, & Springfield Virginia and Las Vegas Nevada
Companies included:
  • Office of Tax & Revenue, District of Columbia
  • NOS Communications – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Nomadic Display, Springfield, Virginia
  • Naval Sea Systems Command, Crystal City, Virginia
  • Morant Data Company, Alexandria, Virginia
Programmer/Analyst
  • Expert level Foxpro Programmer for several companies (all versions of Foxpro)
  • Analyzed, planned, developed, tested, modified, and maintained relational database applications
  • Designed and generated reports
  • Certified SBT Programmer
  • Software Librarian, keeping programs up-to-date, documented and converted when necessary
  • Helped reorganize and develop a new line of software for Morant Data Company
  • Created technical documentation
  • Created and maintained end-user documentation

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND


Woodbridge Senior High School
3001 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
Degree: H. S. Diploma
Completion Date: June 1986
Major: Vocational (Architectural & Machine Drafting / Auto Mechanics)


Strayer University, Washington, DC
Degree: Diploma
Major: Computer Information Systems, Programming
Cumulative GPA: 4.0
Summa Cum Laude

Degree: Associates Degree
Major: Computer Information Systems, Programming
Cumulative GPA: 3.80
Magna Cum Laude

Degree: Bachelors Degree
Major: Computer Information Systems, Programming
Cumulative GPA: 3.675
Cum Laude

Degree: Masters Degree
Completion Date: 09/21/2009
Major: Information Systems, Software Engineering Management
Cumulative GPA: 3.917
Summa Cum Laude


Paralegal Studies, PCDI, Norcross, Georgia, 2002-2003
SBT Programming Certification, Georgia, October 1997
Priorities & Time Management - Seminar, Crystal City, Virginia
Project Management - Seminar, Crystal City, Virginia

HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

Notary Public, State of Florida, 2009-2013
Florida Notary Association Member, 2009-
IEEE, Member, 2009-
Notary Public, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1990-1998 & 2003-2007
Girl Scouts of America - Heart of Florida Council, Previous Leader of Troop #388, Junior Girl Scouts, 2006-2007

Non-Traditional Student Role Model, Previous, Woodbridge Senior High School

  • Spoke to and recruited students in middle schools for enrollment in programs non-traditional to their gender.
  • Mentored students who enrolled in programs non-traditional to their gender.

VICA, Previous President, Woodbridge Senior High School

  • Presided at all meetings of VICA local chapter in accordance with accepted parliamentary procedure.
  • Was chairman of the Executive Council.
  • Carried out such other duties vested in the presidency by the organization.
  • Appointed committees and served as ex-officio member of them.
  • Coordinated chapter activities and maintained contact with district officers.
  • Represented the VICA local chapter officially in school-community relations.

VICA, Previous Treasurer, Virginia District V

  • Cooperate with the State VICA Director in the collection of all State dues and assessment and will keep accurate records thereof.
  • Was a member of the budget committee.
  • Counter-signed with the State VICA Director all checks disbursed in the name of the Virginia VICA Association.
  • Cooperated with the secretary by keeping an accurate membership roll.
  • Prepared adequate financial statements and reports.

VICA, Previous Secretary, Woodbridge Senior High School, Automotive Section

  • Kept records of all regular meetings.
  • Had available for the president the agenda for all meetings.
  • Wrote the communications authorized by the president.
  • Counted and recorded the rising votes of the delegates or committee members.
  • Cooperated with the treasurer by keeping an accurate membership roll.
  • Read communications at meetings.
  • Had available for each meeting the following: Record and minutes of previous meetings; List of all committees; A copy of the Virginia VICA, Inc. Constitution and By-Laws; A copy of the Official Guide for VICA.

VICA, 1st Place, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, District V Chapter

VICA, 1st Place, Mechanical Drafting, District V Chapter

(NOTE: VICA is now known as SkillsUSA)

REFERENCES

Available upon request

 

MSIS - Software Engineering Management Curriculum

Carol A. Harstad
Kissimmee, Florida 34759
(989) 278-8483

Strayer University Student Curriculum

Major = MSIS Emphasis = Software Engineering Mgmt
GPA = 3.917
Earned Credits = 54

Area I - Core
ACC560 - A - 4.5 - FAL2006 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
CIS500 - A - 4.5 - WIN2009 - INFO SYST DECISION-MAKING
ECO550 - A - 4.5 - SPR2009 - MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS & GLOBALIZATION
MAT540 - A - 4.5 - FAL2008 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS

Area II - Major
RES531 - A - 4.5 - FAL2006 - RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION
CIS512 - A - 4.5 - WIN2009 - ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
CIS517 - A - 4.5 - WIN2007 - IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
CIS532 - A - 4.5 - SPR2009 - NETWORK ARCHITECTURE AND ANALYSIS
CIS590 - A - 4.5 - SUM2009 - DIRECTED RESEARCH PROJECT

Area III - Concentration
CIS510 - A - 4.5 - WIN2007 - ADV SYS ANALYSIS & DESIGN
CIS515 - B - 4.5 - SPR2007 - STRAT PLAN FOR DBASE SYSTEMS
CIS518 - A - 4.5 - FAL2008 - ADV SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Exception Class
CIS499 - A - 4.5 - SUM2005 - SENIOR SEMNR IN CIS

Senior Class Seminar
DSP999 - PASSED - DIRECT STUDY PROJECT SEMINAR

[ About Me ]

I am 46 and mother to four wonderful children - ages 17, 16, 13 & 5. You can find more about them under the family tab. I graduated with my MASTERS degree in Software Engineering Management, and a 3.917 GPA. My heritage is Cherokee Indian, English, Irish, German, Norwegian and French. (Wouldn't that make me a Cheroglish Irigerwegianench?). I am 5'0" with red hair and green eyes. I am left handed and love playing the flute, drawing, writing, computer programming, and web design. My favorite foods are sushi, pasta, seafood, and steak.

An interesting fact about me: I have flown a plane!! It was one of those two person types, and my friend showed me how it was done, and I did it! When I lived in Ocala, I flew from Ocala to Gainesville, then down to Orlando, and back to Ocala. Of course, he landed the plane, but it was the most awesomest (is that a word?) experience EVER!

Another interesting fact: On July 19, 2007, I was struck by lightening. I stopped by Walmart on my way home from work for some groceries. When I went in, it was a bit cloudy. When I came out, the skies were very dark and it was starting to rain. I put up the umbrella and started rolling the basket to the van. When I was a few feet from the van, the lightening hit the umbrella!! It came down the shaft of the umbrella and was circling around my hand and wrist. It basically looked like a spiraling blue and white spark that lasted for maybe 10-15 seconds. I was so awestruck by what was happening that I just froze while watching. I didn't realize what actually happened until it stopped. By the time I figured out what happened, I freaked out, and hurriedly threw the groceries into the van and left. That night, I had things I needed to do for work, and was going to work at home. I mentioned to my boss what happened, and he insisted I go to the emergency room. At that time, I felt fine. Mom agree'd with him and wouldn't let up about it, so I went to the emergency room. They x-ray'd my hand and arm and said that nothing was broken. They said I was VERY lucky. So, I went back home, and started working on my stuff. Well, don't you know within a few hours, I was in PAIN!!! My arm felt like someone squashed it in a vice grip, and my head felt like it was about to explode. Worst headache I ever had. Worse than any migraine I've ever experienced, not that I've had many, but have on occasion.

[ Hobbies/Interests ]

  • Computers (programming, web design, playing online games)
  • Designing houses (architecture)
  • Drawing
  • Writing
  • Debating (on occasion)
  • Fishing
  • Playing Pool
  • Playing Darts
  • Dancing
  • Bowling
  • Knitting
  • Nascar - Denny Hamlin #11, Jimmie Johnson #48, Kasey Kahne #9
  • Football - Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, Gators

[ Heroes ]

My parents are my heroes!!! They may not be perfect, but they did what they were supposed to.

[ Nicknames Given to me ]

Mommy (of course)
Little Sprout
Babi Doll
Puppii Kat
Baby Girl
Dolly
Froggy
Duckie

[ Things I Like About People ]

  • Honesty - Note: You can be honest without being mean.
  • Intelligence - You don't need an IQ of 136, but stupid by choice is not an admirable trait
  • Responsibility - If you have responsibilities, take care of them.
  • Ambition - Get your GED, go to college, aim for bigger and better things. Take your life into your own hands.

[ Things I Dislike About People ]

  • Cheating - If you don't want to be with who you are with, break up first!!! There is NEVER an acceptable excuse for cheating.
  • Lying - Telling me I look nice in a dress when I really don't might be okay, but other than little white lies are a no-no!
  • Drugs - Don't want it around my kids! (And yes, marijuana IS a drug!)
  • Irresponsibility - Pay your bills! Pay your child support! Take care of your kids!
  • Laziness - Being lazy once in a while is fine and even encouraged, but not everyday!

[ Music ]

  • Rock
  • Classic Rock
  • Heavy Metal
  • Pop
  • Hip Hop
  • Punk
  • Country
  • Reggae

[ Movies/Television ]

  • Vin Diesel Movies
  • Harry Potter
  • Law & Order (all of them)
  • CSI (all)
  • NCIS
  • Forensic Files
  • Monk
  • Psyche
  • In Plain Sight
  • Cold Case
  • Burn Notice
  • Charmed
  • Bones
  • The Closer
  • The Investigators
  • Haunting Evidence

Daniel Friedman - 10/5/2009 - www.naymz.com - Carol was a great member of my operations team at Channel Intelligence. She constantly displayed hard work, dedication, enthusiam, and creative thinking in all her endeavors. She also took the lead on several occasions and helped navigate difficult circumstances and create unique solutions. I highly recommend Carol to anyone looking for an asset to their team.

Daniel Friedman - 12/19/2008 - www.linkedin.com - Carol is a hard-working, dedicated individual who is able to learn quickly and adapt easily to any situation. While working with Carol, I personally witnessed many times where she would take initiative and solve a task by thinking outside the box. Carol is an asset to any team or company.

Charles Neal - 8/11/2008 - Facebook comment - Carol, what a fantastic website. Already I can see it is so expressive of you, who you are, and what you believe--done very creatively, with great sensitivity and candor while expressing your own lovely and profound beliefs that I have already seen surfacing on Facebook. Congratulations.

Hattie Mitchell - 8/10/2008 - Facebook comment - Took a look at your website and it looks good. I wish I had the same talents as you do....

  • My Family
  • My Friends
  • Our Animals
  • Photo's

[ My Children ]

Cody Cameron Otto

Dominique Ty

Cheyenne Nicole

Joseph Daniel

[ Extended Family ]

Betty: My mom

Dennis: My dad

David: My brother

Lisa: My niece

Talicia: My niece

Chana: My niece

Davina: My niece

Diane Garrity - My bestie since high school. Always will be. She lives in New Jersey, but I wish we were neighbors.

Greg Kish - Met Greg online and he's one of the bestest friends anyone could ever ask for and one of the sweetest guys you'd ever wanna meet.

Carolyn Miner - I met her on Pogo.com many years ago. She's a sweetheart and like another daughter for me. Feel's like I've known her forever.

Jennifer Lawton - My best friend when I was in Ocala. I moved south, then she moved to Arkansas. :( Now, I don't get to visit with her and the children anymore.

[ Our Pets ]

Keli - RIP. My dog when I was in high school and after. I have to mention her here because she was the best doggie I ever had and she'll always be with me as my angel doggie.

Garo: Dominique's doggy.

Cujo

Angel (Lion Head): Another kitty.

We also have one rabbit, two guinea pigs, and one hamster.

 

  • Me
  • My Children
  • Other Family

Carol Carol

 

Under Construction
Under Construction
  • My Art
  • Art I like
  • Bonsai
  • Architecture

I used to have tons of drawings and paintings. However, due to issues with my ex-husband, ALL those drawings were left in Las Vegas, and God only knows who has them now. Since then, I haven't been too inclined or motivated to do many drawings or paintings. I guess it's time I started my collection over. I mean, it's been almost 15 years...

This was a boat I drew. I scanned it into the computer, then lightened it to use as a background on previous websites.

 

Content 2
Content 3

History (This section obtained in its entirety from http://www.sacred-destinations.com/france/chartres-cathedral)

According to tradition, Chartres Cathedral has housed the tunic of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Sancta Camisia, since 876. The relic was said to have been given to the cathedral by Charlemagne, who received it as a gift during a trip to Jerusalem. Because of this relic, Chartres has been a very important Marian pilgrimage center and the faithful still come from the world over to honor it.

The present cathedral is one of several French Gothic masterpieces built because fire had destroyed its predecessors. After the first cathedral of any great substance burnt down in 1020, a glorious new Romanesque basilica with a massive crypt was built under the direction of Bishop Fulbert and later Geoffroy de Lèves.

The cathedral survived a fire in 1134 that destroyed much of the rest of the town, but was not so lucky on the night of June 10, 1194, when lightning ignited a great fire that destroyed all but the west towers, the façade and the crypt.

The people despaired when it seemed that the Sancta Camisia had also perished in the fire. But three days later it was found unharmed in the treasury, which the bishop proclaimed was a sign from Mary herself that another, even more magnificent, cathedral should be built in Chartres. Donations came in from all over France and rebuilding began almost immediately in 1194. The people of Chartres volunteered to haul the necessary stone from quarries 5 miles away.

The construction project used the plans laid out by the first architect in order to preserve the harmonious aspect of the cathedral. Work began first on the nave and by 1220 the main structure was complete, with the old crypt, the west towers and the west facade incorporated into the new building. On October 24, 1260, the cathedral was finally dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX and his family.

Chartres Cathedral was never destroyed nor looted during the French Revolution and the numerous restorations never have altered its glorious beauty. It always stayed the same: a great triumph of Gothic art.

Be the CHANGE you want to see in the world ~ Ghandi
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear. ~ Unknown
Don't cry over anyone who won't cry over you. ~ Unknown
Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget. ~ Unknown
Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them. ~ Unknown
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end. ~ Carolyn Myers
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~ Maria Robinson
To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. ~ Unknown
The most important things in life aren't things. ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo
Never waste a minute of your precious life by squandering it thinking about people you don't like. ~ Unknown
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us. ~ John N. Mitchell
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. ~ Unknown
Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength. ~ Unknown
Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be. ~ Karen Ravn
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. ~ James Dean
You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions. ~ Adlin Sinclair
I am a Capricorn! According to an application on Facebook, Capricorn is harmonious with:



Capricorn has a difficult relationship with:



Capricorn has a turbulent relationship with:




[ I'd Like to Meet ]

People... All kinds of people. People are cool. Without people, where would we be?
In particular, I think I'd like to meet the following people:

Barack Obama
Stephen King
George Bush (I'd like to bitch-slap him for running the country into the ground!)


[ My views (rules) on Relationships ]

Thou shall not cheat, else thou shalt be castrated with a butter knife!
I will not be your backup! If you have a wife/girlfriend, stay away from me! Unless it's friends only.
Once in a relationship, my intuition guides me. Thus far, it's NEVER been wrong.
If I'm in a relationship with you, and it ends because you treated me bad. Then NO, we can't be friends.
If he cheated WITH you, he'll cheat ON you!
Apathy is the beginning of the end.
Don't be a bore. Have some kind of hobby or something. Show ambition!!!! Who wants to be with someone that's always bored, ALL THE TIME!
I like nice guys, but I don't like doormats. Express yourself and have your own opinion! Just don't be a jerk.
Do NOT say you love me if you never MET me.
I'm a keeper, if you fuck it up, sorry for your luck. I've given too many 2nd chances, and not likely to give any more.
Do you have children that don't live with you? If so, do you pay your child support and MAKE the time to be with them without excuses?
You need to be able to take care of yourself. I already have kids, I don't need my man being one also. Unless you're a kid at heart. That's a good thing.
Do you have any problems such as anger management issues, or severe depression, or anything else that is easily addressed?
--- If so, you best be addressing it. I want nothing to do with anyone who refuses to take care of themselves. Take your meds, see your doc, whatever you need to do.
You don't need to be rich, or make a lot of money, but if we're to be together, you will help contribute.


[ The Perfect Guy? ]

Honest - Speaks for itself.
Non-cheater
Supportive
Funny
Caring
Sensitive
Loving
Ambitious
Handsome (on the inside)
Financially Stable - He doesn't have to be rich, just responsible
Fun
Independent
Cuddly
Good to his mother
Humble




My Guardian Angel!

How to make a Carol

Ingredients:
5 parts intelligence
5 parts ambition
3 parts leadership

Method:
Layer ingredients in a shot glass. Add a little cocktail umbrella and a dash of lustfulness


First off, I love to draw. Always wanted to be an artist, but hey that won't pay the bills, yanno???


My alter ego!!!
[ Movies ]

I'm not a real big movie buff. When it comes to movies, I like different stuff like comedy's, science fiction, and love stories. I like the love stories cause you know real life will NEVER be like that, but you can dream, right?

I think my favorite movie is the Matrix movies. It's funny that those movies came out, because I really wonder if that's not what is real... yanno?





[ Music ]

[ Concerts I've been to ]

Evanescence - 2012
Paramore - 2010
Buddy Rich - One of the greatest jazz drummers of all time.
Lionel Ritchie
Genesis - R.F.K. Stadium Starplex (Washington, DC) - May 26, 1987 (Michelob)
The Monkeys - Gary Pucket & The Union Gap Band - Hermans Hermits - 1986
E.U. (Experience Unlimited) - 1990? - Remember the song "Da Butt"? & Sugar Bear
Guns N Roses/Pantera (1990?)
The Ramones - The Bayou in Washington, DC - Early 90's
Grateful Dead - Charleston, WV - 1995
Nickelback - 2007

Ozzfest - Full tour lineup - 2002 (not all present)
---- Ozzy Osbourne
---- System of a Down
---- Rob Zombie
---- POD
---- Drowning Pool - Last concert of Dave Williams (RIP)
---- Adema
---- Black Label Society
---- Down
---- Hatebreed
---- Meshuggah
---- Soil
---- Flaw
---- 3rd Strike
---- Pulse Ultra
---- Ill Nino
---- Andrew W.K.
---- Glassjaw
---- The Used
---- Sw1tched
---- Otep
---- Mushroomhead

Ozzfest - 1997
---- Ozzy
---- Black Sabbath
---- Marilyn Manson
---- Pantera
---- Type O Negative
---- Fear Factory
---- Machine Head
---- Powerman 5000
---- Coal Chamber
---- Slo Burn
---- Drain sth
---- downset
---- Neurosis
---- Vision of Disorder

Lollapalooza - 1996
---- 311
---- Metallica
---- Soundgarden
---- The Ramones
---- Rancid
---- Shaolin Monks
---- Screaming Trees
---- Psychotica
---- Devo
---- Cheap Trick
---- Rage Against the Machine
---- Cocteau Twins
---- Waylon Jennings
---- Violent Femmes
---- The Tea Party
---- Wu Tang Clan
---- Steve Earle

The following are social websites where I have profiles.

If you know me personally, and have a linkedin account, please feel free to create a recommendation for me.

naymz.com If you know me personally, and have a Naymz.com account, please feel free to create a recommendation for me.

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twitter.com Although, I truly believe Twitter is utterly useless.

 

Joey is now 1 year old.  (1 year, 1 month, 6 days) (October 10, 2009)

Here's the latest update to "Project Peanut".  I have surprisingly kept up quite well with this project.  I originally thought I'd slack off after a couple of months, but I haven't!  Yay me!!!! I wish I started this when my other children were born. Then I'd have expenses all the way through age 13. That's okay, this will take many years to accomplish, and I just hope I can keep it up.

Out of Pocket Total: $6,626.27

Final formula totals accounted for $1,586.82, and the on-going diaper total is $386.31.

What will interesting is when Joey starts eating table food. I'll try to (as much as possible) account for his portion, but that will be a little difficult. He's still mostly eating toddler food.

Another thing to mention that shouldn't be forgotten, is Joey's portion of water, utilities, bed space, gasoline for baby related trips, etc. Obviously, with a baby, those things go up a little because of bath's, bottles, washing clothes, batteries for toys and his swing, and everything else.  However, at this time, I don't think it's worth it to try to figure out that stuff.

Medical Billed: $34,302.46 (of which $479.30 was paid by Carol, rest paid by insurance)


William Mathews

William Alan (Bil) Mathews - April 1967 - February 16, 2006 - 38 years old.

Bil was a very good friend of mine, whom I dated for a brief time, when I lived in Ocala, Florida. He was a really sweet guy in person, and knew how to push peoples' button's when he was online (all in good fun of course). We originally met on America Online, in the Ocala chatroom.

Unfortunately, a few weeks after we stopped hanging out together, he did a very selfish thing and committed suicide. He had no clue how many people he left behind that really cared about him.

He served in the United States Navy, and then as a medical transcriptionist for the Ocala Podiatry Center. He had the sweetest little dog name Boo, and he loved riding his motorcycle, singing karaoke, playing pool, throwing darts, fishing, cycling, and golfing.

 

 

 

 

William Matthew Yones - March 15, 1979 - August 25, 2008. Billy lost his battle with Cystic Fibrosis. :(

Richard Lee Knave - October 23, 1968 - November 19, 1984.

Richard "Ricky" Lee Knave, Jr.

Louis & Betty M. Gilliam ~ December 10, 1983.

Irene C. Davis - March 26, 1903 - October 26, 1995 & Henry S. Davis - June 17, 1900 - April 14, 1968.

Henry S. and Irene C. Davis

Rosten M. Hanlin ~ March 18, 1918 ~ September 15 or 23, 1999.

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