Category: Logistics

Things you need to know about how things around here work. General updates about what we’re doing and why.

Introductions: Andy

I must be the “player to be named later” in the grand scheme of things.   New addition to the team.  I am definitely not your stereotypical video game nerd, but I have logged way too many hours (or not enough, not sure which) in front of video game systems over the years.  My all-time favorite would be Goldeneye for the N64 for nostalgic purposes, with Super Tecmo Bowl for the Super Nintendo a close second.  My current fling is with NCAA Football (amazing by the way).

If I’m not talking about Video Games, then I must be talking about sports.  I dabbled in college athletics where I transferred numerous times trying to fulfill my childhood dreams of becoming a Major League Baseball player until I finally realized there isn’t much market for a 5’11” guy with an average arm and average speed (and couldn’t hit a 90+mph fastball consistently).  After realizing this, I transferred to Washington State University (Go Cougs!) to graduate and now work for an Online Registration company and deal with computer technology all day which is amazing.

When I’m not working I spend time with my wife, play slow-pitch softball to make me feel better about myself and try to stay in shape the best I can with random outdoor activities that can’t hold my attention.  I live in Bothell, WA with my wife and 2 dogs.  I imagine I will be posting mostly around Sports (to keep Jeff’s biases in check) and Video Games as those are my main things, but also find the ever evolving technology world fascinating and might indulge in that every once in a while.

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Introductions: Jonesy

I guess, in terms of the team, I’m the “Old” guy. I’m the married with children guy. I’ve been married for 4 years now and have a beautiful baby girl, Lucy. I’m currently the head number cruncher for a logistics company, the money man if you will.

I’m also the Emo Guy, so people tend to rag on me and not understand where I’m coming from. My passion is Film, I love movies; everything from Academy Award Winners to Snakes on a Plane. I’ll pretty much watch anything, which I believe makes me more cultured.

Introductions: Jon

Smells like...Victory.

I guess the best way to describe myself in a few words would be “Renaissance Man“.  I have a lot of widely divergent interests: everything from books, music, movies, and history – especially medieval European, but anything in general, the more ancient/unknown, the better – to motorcycles, ice hockey, and outdoor activities – primarily backpacking, hiking & camping, and shooting, but also a good deal of backcountry skiing (“Nordic” if you must classify it) and snowshoeing.  Also, look for the occasional forays into esoteric philosophy, theology, and conspiracy theories – don’t ask about these last unless you really want to know, and then prepare for an earful (or “eyeful”, considering the medium).  Concerning the latter, if anyone starts in on the whole “Reptoids control the government, man!” spiel (or “Jesus was actually an alien!” or some such nonsense), prepare to be ridiculed, derided, and harangued into oblivion.

For fun (outside of the obvious excursions into the aforementioned activities), I play, write & record music, train in Western Martial Arts (primarily sword & buckler fencing at the moment), brew beer, read everything I can get my hands on, and nerd it up with my home-built computer.  This is by no means a comprehensive list.  About the only things you won’t hear me chime in on are sports (besides hockey – which, even so, I prefer to play rather than talk about) and politics – I opt to leave the banter and posturing to others, at least in those fields.  While I don’t claim to be an expert in most things, expect at least a somewhat-informed opinion on a wide variety of topics.  My main objective is to bring a bit of perspective to this whole travesty.  Consider yourselves (my fellow Third and 7′ers included) warned.

Introductions: Chase

I am a Geek, nerd and from time to time, an all out dork. I am a PR flack by trade and a media junkie by choice. I get paid to talk about technology (some consumer and gadgety, some super deep and really nerdy) and deal with media. The public relations world is not all the glamor and glitz you may see on TV, but it’s fun and I love it.

I am a Trojan and a Zag. I spent 4 years in Spokane at Gonzaga University. Yeah, with the basketball team. Ask about tourist opportunities in Spokane. I also spent two years on an island in south central… Los Angeles, at USC. I got a master’s degree in Strategic PR there.

I like sci-fi, reading and gadgets.  I read a lot things about a lot of things. I care about news, technology, photography and food, just to name a few. Beer is a food group in my book, and the darker the better. I have a wealth of knowledge about a plethora of things, most mediocre. For example, a large group of skunks is called a surfeit. Right, helpful at the office.

I live in San Francisco.

I plan to post mostly about music, technology, media  and some random trivia.

Introductions: Jeff

Born in the Spring of 1983, Jeffrey Wayne grew up in the ‘burbs of Seattle and attended Thomas Jefferson High School and played varsity soccer.  When the scholarships didn’t exactly come calling, he attended Central Washington University where he earned a degree in Information Technology with a minor in Advertising.  He had a cup of coffee in Public Relations for the CWU Central Civic Marketing Group.  There, he worked with the Ellensburg Animal Shelter and the Civic Engagement Center.  He currently works in sales outside Seattle, WA.  If there was a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf within 100 miles, he’d be flat broke.  He is also such a sports geek, he wrote his bio in the 3rd person.
Cutting the act I also try to follow technology trends, current events, music and movies as much as possible.  I like to vent on entertainment culture, what’s wrong with America and other random ridiculousness.  I promise not to go all “Adam Carolla” on you.   I’ll probably compare the broken NBA business model to the unimaginative nature of Hollywood and explain in great detail why Dave Simms must be stopped.Hobbies include camping, backpacking, boating, and wake boarding.  This summer I’ll be picking up paddle boarding.  If I don’t end up rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter, I’ll let you know how it goes.  If the damp northwest weather would allow me, I’d spend every weekend outside.  I’m also way too old to be playing video games but I still play Madden as if I was a junior high kid with no girlfriend.

Coming Soon

Third and 7 will be coming to this space shortly.

What is Third and 7 you might ask. Well, we’re asking that too. There is a lot to decide…

  • What to cover
  • How to organize 7+ guys into writing a blog and making it sane and interesting
  • What it should look like
You get the drift. We’ll be back soon with more.
– The Third and 7 Team