Ok, I just passed three months here and I’ve left bits and pieces all over the place, but I figure I better give ya all the rundown.
So, I’m zoogirl, or Red or actually, Ann.
Let’s just say I remember the Sixties without really participating.
I’ve got two adult sons, Dan and Josh. Both have girlfriends I like. Dan has a boy and a girl and Josh has a young stepson. Their dad and I were together for almost 27 year before splitting amicably and he passed on six years ago. I had a boyfriend, but we split not so amicably last year and actually still work at the same place. It’s mostly ok.
I send my time either flaming mad or laughing my butt off. It’s a great bunch of people but like any small group, we do get on each other’s nerves.
The work itself is pretty physical. I assemble school furniture. I also ship it. One day I’m riviting plastic seats onto chairs, the next, I’m loading them onto skids that I’ve dragged in from the yard, stacking, strapping and shrink wrapping ‘em. I’ve worked the paint line, done cutting, drilling and run presses in metal and sanded, cut and run the hot press laminating tops in wood shop. Sometimes I go on deliveries as a swamped and lug the tables etc into the schools. The good side?at my age, I can still touch my toes.
Besides collecting knives, I also collect small household antiques, Alice Cooper memorabilia and to a lesser degree Joan Jett and the Runaways and guitars and ukes. I love old bicycles too.
For fun, I act in an Alice Cooper tribute band. I go to open mic at my fav pub twice a week and sing and play. There’s Uke club on thursdays, swapmeets on Sunday and camping with the family in the summer. I have B.B./ pellet guns and a couple of bows. so camp usually includes a trip to the old quarry to shoot anything that’s laying around! I don’t hunt, thanks to my years as a zookeeper and educater. Nowadays, I’m down to a genuine former Surrey Tomcat, two field mice (born in captivity) and a wolf spider.
I guess that’s the lot. Oh, my knife interests lean to old fixed blades, mostly fairly small hunting knife styles. I do like good old jacks too. My dream would be to find the ancient Premium Stock that I loaned a friend to cut a box while we were moving in ‘81. Didn’t see him again for about twenty years and he didn’t remember actually having it.
it was originally my dad’s.