Sunday, July 29, 2007

About Me

I started my first lawn business at the age of 14 with an orange Sears push lawnmower and a drive to earn some money to take my girlfriend to the movies. In those days, I knew nothing of grass types, grass care, grass weeds or even how to smoke grass. All I knew was the Florida sun was hot, but $8 for 45 minutes of work was a pretty good deal. It was easy to "mow" and "blow"...I had 4 customers.

Today, I am still in the "green" industry. I'm based in Chicago and work for the world's largest lawn and landscape company...big time baby! (Nope, ain't gonna give ya the name because I'm not sure how the the CEO would react.) I started with this company 10 years ago as a tree and shrub pruning specialist. A year later, I worked my way into the marketing department and manage that department today. You can see my own lawn and landscape here.

In addition to the above, I served in the United States Air Force from 1993-1997, after earning a 2-year degree from St. Petersburg College.

My time in the Air Force was invaluable. I was fortunate to have the job of public affairs specialist, which is basically photojournalism. It was during these years that I developed a love for writing...and drinking coffee.

One other interesting fact: From 1997-2001, while working full time for my company, I also attended a Baptist college in the midwest where I majored in Theology. I never graduated from this school, mainly due to fooishness and stupidity on my part ... to this day, I am 16 credits short. Doh!

Here are some posts that will help you understand this site:

Posts that incorporate both LIFE and LAWNS

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Lawn
Your Wife and Your Lawn
You Can't Keep a Good Stella Down

Posts with LAWN or LANDSCAPE tips

Planting Bulbs Now Brings Rewards Later
Mow, Mow, Mow Your Lawn
Christmas Lights, Clean, Simple, Classy

Posts that I think are FUNNY or where I RANT AND RAVE

Bag Phone, Brick Phone and Bluetooth Couth

I Need my Ketchup You BASTARDS!
What Will I write about During Winter?

Thanks folks, and feel free to leave comments! Here is my contact information should you wish to cuss me out or send me some link love. email