Mum’s the word. It’s a popular saying derived from Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 2: “Seal up your lips and give no words but mum.” Basically it means, keep quiet and say nothing at all. But for me, that is impossible to do. So this week, instead of mum’s the word, I have decided to go with Mumford68’s the word.
Mumford68 happens to be one of our amazing contributors on Answers.com and this week’s Featured Super Star. Here’s more… Shush now and read:
What is your Answers.com user name and the history behind it?
It’s Mumford68 and it was a spur of the moment decision. I was not sure about what type of site Answers.com was so I typed in the first thing to come into my mind along with the birth year. Although I had been looking at the Ford Web site prior to visiting Answers.com so that probably had something to do with it.
Are you a Floating or Category Supervisor?
I am a Floating Supervisor. I like the freedom of keeping it fresh with different categories to sift through while cleaning up but it might be nice to have a couple of specific categories to help out with as well. A Floating Category Supervisor?
What other badges do you have on Answers.com?
I am a Mentor Graduate and approaching the 5k mark. The contribution level, I can’t run that far.
What is your first name?
Steve, but I answer to “Hey you” as well.
What is your age?
Depends. Did you want the yearly age or the leap year age? :) 41 & 10.
Would you care to tell us about your family?
My father is a mathematics teacher. My mother stayed at home and took care of things, but sadly lost a year and a half fight against cancer of the stomach.
Do you have any pets?
Three street rescued cats that believe that none of the doors where they live should be shut but if they are and they want through it they let you know that you should make haste to open said door.
Where do you live, how long have you lived there and why do you like the area?
Southern and Central California. We are close enough to open areas of farming, countryside and mountains where if one needs to get away from the city, crowds and pollution it does not take a long time to get there. The lakes and the river add to the area as well as the fact that I have discovered that gold can be found in the water ways of our county.
Where did you grow up and do you have any special memories of your childhood?
My father took time from a busy schedule to take me places outside of the doldrums of daily life and show me that there were things to do besides watching television. Of course now there is the Internet. :)
What educational information would you like to share?
Associates degree from a technical school.
What are some of your past and/or present occupations?
Sales/Merchandising for Pepsi (PBG), clerking and other duties for a medical legal corporation.
What are your key area(s) of knowledge, interests or expertise?
I seem to have some knowledge in computers which comes in handy since my computer seems to always have problems.
Do you have any collections or hobbies?
Stamps, old coins, listening to local radio traffic such as public safety personnel.
What do you like to do for recreation?
Answers.com, Answers.com and, if we accidentally make it out the front door, doing outdoor activities such as hiking. Light reading. Amateur photography – it’s amazing the beauty you can capture of things by having the right angle, lighting and timing. Ice Skating. Fixing things around the house. Fixing electronics (fixing is not always a guarantee of the item ending up fully functional). Recently interested in cooking (thanks to a friend that was watching a cooking show and hooked since which should make those I live with a little happier. Fast food only goes so far). Learning things that are not commonly known and learning in general.
What are a few random facts about yourself?
Although I worked for Pepsi I actually prefer Coca-Cola.
What are your special goals or dreams?
If that which controls things deems me fit to win the lotto to be able to give to the community and take care of friends that have helped me in the past and could use the help especially now. To find a job that appreciates hard work and that I am able to excel in.
How would you describe yourself or personality?
Witty, sarcastic and goofy, but serious when need be (so my girlfriend says)
What brought you to Answers.com?
Self help with an auto question. Expected to do a great deal of searching and instead found some information right off the bat for a specific question on a specific automobile.
What kept you coming back to Answers.com?
To learn more about the site, check back on my own questions and I had fun making contributions and was intrigued by what else I could learn.
What is your favorite Answers.com activity?
Searching through questions and finding out where users try to be slick and hide vandalizing activities. Thank goodness most have not found a couple of areas that I don’t think are checked much.