my last attempt at this was too much detail and would have take
forever. So I am starting again.
was Born to Paul and Denise Rowe, at the Great Lakes Naval
Base in North Chicago, Illinois. My father was a reservist
marine there. I grew up all over Illinois but spent my early
school years in the Northbrook Area. I attended the New Horizons
Preschool-Kindergarten when it was in Northbrook and also
when it moved to Highland park. I then went to Grove Elementary
school with my 5 & 6th grades at Shabonnie, eventually
going to Wood Oaks Jr High, all in Northbrook, Illinois. Most
of this time I moved around, always spending alot of time
at my grandmothers in Northbrook so I could keep a steady
school history. I went to the North Shore YMCA Day camp at
Potowatamie forest preserve for years, and even did a year
as a Junior Counselor. I had alot of good friends, and some
interesting enemies too... With home and school being seperate
areas, things were wierd. I lived in Highland Park, Willamette,
Northbrook, Melrose Park, and near the end of my 8th Grade
we moved again... this time to Mundelein, Illinois...
I spent my 1st year of Mundelein in the library, and also
trying to meet people. Wrestling Camp, Football Camp, I ran
for Class President, Tried theater (I loved being a techie).
I soon had alot of friends, and was a devout Computer Geek.
I met my first girlfriend, lived out some of my worst moments,
and made friends I still cant get rid of (Hi Joe and Bill!)
I was known as a geek, as the guy who drove a White 68 Cutlass
'S', The Overcoat Guy (My Marine issue Pea Green Overcoat),
had a mohawk for a year, and also drove a Metallic Red 75'
El Camino. My 10 year reunion is coming up, this august in
fact. Im going, cause I'd love to see what the hell happened
to some of these people. Though I already know Kids/Marriage
are the answer to expect from most of them...
Highschool I did my catching up, drinking, sex, and drugs...
some more than others. I got a couple Tattoo's, and spent
too much time at Denny's while mentally incapacitated. I spent
almost every weekend at Medusa's in Chicago. The original
Medusa's on School and Sheffield. We were usually drunk as
hell, and hanging out with Damien, Ginger, Kim, Tom Boston,
And Uncle Steve. I spent alot of time dancing and yacking.
Over all we got our money's worth while we were there. We
closed the place on its final night, and that was the end
of an era.
later, Ive gone through dozens of friends, and all kinds of
stuff. I cross paths with some of the people now and then.
The true friends, hang on: Joe, Rob, Dave, Mark, Ken and Allison...
too many to mention in all. Check out my gallery area to
see them, most of them anyways... its taking me forever to
get some of them scanned in.
Now I keep my hair short, sometimes shaved. I wear glasses
cause despite years of protest, Im dangerous without them
(bite me!) I wear a goatee as I look too young without it.
I have 3 tattoo's, an Ankh on my Left upper arm/shoulder ,
and an Eye of Horus on my Right upper arm/shoulder surrounded
by a curved Egyptian Wingset. They are black only for now,
but someday might be colored in.
wise, I have 6 piercings. I have my Left Earlobe, which was
a standard gun piercing streached to fit a permanent piercing
10 gauge ring w/ hemetite bead. I have my dagus/tragus(?)
done, Ie: the little cartiledge flaps at the front of your
ears, again with with little rings w/ hemetite beads. I also
have the same ring type in my right nipple, and an open ring
with a hemetite capture (8 gauge) for My Prince Albert (genital
piercing). And Last I have My tongue pierced, a standard barbell
website is my diary, diatribe, sounding post, and Public forum
for airing my troubles, feelings, and opinons. Im sure It
will get me in trouble with friends, family and girlfriends.
Its nice to think that maybe someone can come here... if they
can find it, and read my words, hear my thoughts, and maybe
they can help me or I can help them.
is my Life, this is my manifesto... be entertained... be very