My name is Martin, and I’m a geek. There’s no use denying it, I’ve been a geek as long as I can remember. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. I love music of (almost) all kinds. I grew up with computers and spend more time on them than I care to admit. I chased storms while in college. My favorite kind of games are the kind that require me to think and plan. I have too many hobbies to count. No matter how you look at it, I am a geek.
The term “metgeek” came from a play on words. A long time ago I wanted to start my own business, and decided on the name Metgeek. It could mean two things: a metropolitan geek, or a meteorology geek. I was the latter, though “metropolitan geek” did have a nice ring to it.
(Now, here’s the geek in me coming out. The word “metropolitan” originates from the Greek term “metropolis”, or “mother city”. The “mother city” was the city from which a colony was descended. Some believe that we are “children of the world”, which could mean that “metgeek” means “a geek of the world”.)
As for me… born in Missouri, raised in Michigan, a former native of Indiana, now living in Tennessee. I have a full-time job that pays the bills. I live with two cats (they’ll appear in the blog sometimes), have other endeavors I am working on, and fully embody the belief of “Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than master of one.” Among my hobbies are writing, reading, photography, puzzles, and building plastic models. I also spend more time on my computer than I really should, but that’s probably why I created this blog in the first place.
The blog is a side gig, something I play around with when I have the time and the energy. Sometimes there will be pictures. Sometimes an article. Sometimes nothing. It all depends on how I feel.
It’s hard to say how often I’ll write, or how frequently I’ll post. I could see an article every other day, for example, or an article a week. I could also see two or three articles in a day if I’m feeling motivated and interested. Much of it will depend on mood, work, sleep, and millions of other factors.
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