What’s a “daddy-o jones?”
Daddy-O Jones was born several years ago when my kids were much younger. On occasion, the three of us would “wrestle” on the living room floor. Actually, the wrestling was more like them jumping on me and me retaliating by tickling them into submission. After “pinning” them, I would use my best big-time wrestling ring announcer voice to declare myself “The winner … World Champion … Daddy-o Jones!!!”
What are you trying to accomplish with this thing?
Not sure yet. I thought about being a baby boomer getting closer to retirement who’s a heart patient and a grandfather. Maybe there’s a place for that combination on the internet somewhere … maybe not. At the very least I hope to share my adventures on the road to retirement, observations of current times and recollections of some of the things that have gotten me this far.
How close are you to retirement?
I wish I knew. I would like to retire at 62 but that seems unrealistic or maybe more like Mission Impossible. I’ll just have to overcome a couple of minor obstacles like a questionable social security system, volatile stock market, inadequate 401k balances and coronary artery disease. But in spite of that stuff, retirement at 62 is my goal and is also a large inspiration for this blog.
What’s with that crazy Chinese symbol at the top of all the pages?
Lately, I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a tattoo but two things have stopped me from doing it: what to get and where to put it. My massage therapist has a tattoo on her arm that I liked. It is a Japanese symbol that has something to do with her daughter’s name. So I googled the word “grandfather” in Chinese and liked how it looked. But instead of finding a place on my body to put it, I decided that it might be safer as a logo. Less painful, too.
Besides all that, what about you?
I’m 59 years old and live with my wife Coleen and son Patrick in Lancaster, NY. I have two daughters, Shauna and Lindsay, three granddaughters, Katelyn, Samantha and Claire, three brothers,Tim, Jim, and Jeff, a sister, Jennifer, a mother, Jean and several nieces and nephews. I like to listen to music, read, play golf, drink wine and single malts, ride bikes, hike, watch football, travel and walk along ocean beaches. Someday I would like to write a book and drive a Triumph TR6 along the Pacific Coast Highway in northern California with the top down.