greetings! today i shall be participating in my handsome friend oskar's "all about your people day". oskar is facilitating this event by placing a linking tool on his blog that allows you to click on each participant's post. it's quite ingenious, really. contrary to what you may have inferred, this event will actually run the weekend in it's entirety, so take heart as you still have time to prepare your post. for additional information, please hover your mouse over oskar's badge above and then click to be redirected to his instructional post. i kindly thank you.
now, per oskar's instructions, i am to blog about my mom and dad and their many intricacies. i have made the executive decision to share the abridged version with you as one could observe my parents for millennia and still remain thoroughly perplexed. ha.
let us begin with the basics. i and my little brother booker reside with my parents in lexington, south carolina. the city of lexington is a stone's throw west of columbia, the state capital. we are approximately two hours from charleston and the ocean.
my mom and dad are both graduates of the university of south carolina. we are a carolina gamecock family through and through! (translation: clemson is most abominable, followed by the university of georgia, which is somewhat abominable.)
pertaining to employment, my mom works as a medical assistant at a surgical practice. she spends the work day assisting her doctors who treat patients with a plethora of head and neck maladies. i can indeed confirm that she has experienced some very interesting scenarios while on the job, but she has elected to keep these to herself in the interest of patient confidentiality.
my dad is an electrical engineer and works for an industrial tool company that specializes in automobile and aeronautical applications. he is a programming and coding virtuoso. his work at times takes him to exciting locales such as canada, japan, and germany.
below you will see my mom, noelle, and my dad, seth. they have been married for almost 8 years. a glimpse at this picture subtly reveals the fact that my parents possess the gene for silliness.
|a class act|
if you require more proof, i submit this photo taken at halloween:
|mario & luigi|
ah, this picture also provides the perfect segue for discussing my parents' pastimes. as you have most likely deduced, my mom and dad enjoy the amusements that video and/or computer games provide. clearly, they are fond of super mario brothers in any form, but their current favorite is a computer game known as world of warcraft.
mom and dad also enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, which, of course, booker and i greatly appreciate! walking, hiking, swimming, kayaking, and camping are the main activities in which we take part.
|at pisgah national park in north carolina (before booker was born)|
|a casual stroll around a local farm|
|hiking at oconee station falls|
left to their own devices, my parents possess their own individual hobbies. my mom, for instance, revels in cake baking and decorating, anything crafty in nature, and reading. in all honesty, she would gladly welcome with open arms the opportunity to bake and decorate cakes full time, but said opportunity has not afforded itself to her.
my dad, on the other hand, is a master tinkerer. he delights in drawing schematics of inventions which he has conjured in his mind and then rendering these schematics into physical being. as you know from my previous garden posts, he also enjoys gardening a great deal, and several of his inventions were created with that express purpose. as well, my dad adores reading science fiction.
here my dad is testing the lighting feature of his invention, the germination station. the light is programmed to turn on when the sun sets and turn off when the sun rises.
the completed germination station, which is programmed to provide light & heat to seedlings, is even capable of storing precipitation!
and that, dear friends, concludes today's post about my mom and dad. i trust that you have found this to be most educational.