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Hello world!

Posted in Life, Ramblings on July 30, 2010 by TexasWheelz

This is  my first post on this blog. Depending on where you’ve met me, ran across me or heard of me, some of you may know of as Kevin, some as TexasWheelz and others as AngryGimp. I’m not yet for sure of the reason of this blog just yet, it’s something I’ve been thinking about for years and even attempted to do one some back when MySpace was all the rage, I’ll get around to moving those blog entries over to here one of these days as they were good stories I felt.

A little more about me, I am 36 and have been a Para for 19+ years, Just 2 months shy of 20 years.  It’s been a long road with many bumps, potholes and detours, but it’s also had its stretches of nice even paved sections. It’s hard to say how being a Para has changed me or if it did as I wasn’t yet for sure of who I was at the time of my accident. Who does know who they are at 16?  Everyone is still figuring it out at that age, it just made it a little harder to figure out, but that doesn’t mean it changed who I would turn out to be in the end.  I can say that it’s allowed me to see the World and people who I’ve met differently then how I would have.  People look at you, talk to you and over all treat you different when you are sitting in a chair all the time.  I’ve often thought of attaching a camera to the side of my chair, just to allows others the same view that I get on a daily basis.   Maybe that is something that I’ll get around to doing one of these days.

At my current place in life I’m married and sort of working, sort of unemployed.  In other words my wife has opened up a catering and bakery business and I work for her for free. If you want to see some of the delicious things that she makes then you can visit or very much in need of an update website at http://www.chefpattycakes.com. This keeps us both pretty busy, although she has a lot more to do and stays a lot busier then I am.  On my spare time I try to get out and do as much as I can, although I don’t do as much as I want to and spend more time thinking about doing other things then I actually do doing them.  I’m hoping that this will change, I’m hoping that me putting this down into words will actually get me out and about more, to the gym more, to the pool more, to the hills that need to be rolled up and down more.  When I am actually out doing things it is with a great non-profit organization in the are http://www.riseadventures.org. Great people doing great things and I’m happy to be involved with them and hoping to get more involved with them as time goes by.

Unfortunately at this time not only has writer bloc already occurred, but this is about the limit of my typing abilities before my hands become blocks of pain. Hopefully in the future I’ll be able to get the much-needed carpal tunnel surgery, but until then I’ll just deal.

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