I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I really thought this week’s Featured Contributor was a logging professional of some sort – possibly a lumberjack. If not that, maybe an arborist or a tree farmer. But nooooo. I was wrong on all counts. Completely wrong. You see, sitting in the Contributor Corner this week is none other than Bringingthewood (John) – and I’m not talking about firewood. I’m talking about sacking the daylights out of some vandals. Curious? Well read on and get to know the man behind this beefy user name!
What is your Answers.com user name and the history behind it?
Bringingthewood is my user name. I’m a big fan of Steelers’ linebacker LaMarr Woodley. When he was in college the announcers would say he was “bringing the wood” when he sacked a quarterback. I liked it, so I figured I could bring the wood to Answers.com.
Are you a Floating or Category Supervisor?
What other badges do you hold or programs are you involved with on Answers.com?
Mentor, Wikiguide, Wikireviewer (Copy Editor) and Vandal Patrol (Generalist).
What is your age?
Would you care to tell us about your family?
I’m an only child. My father owns his own insurance agency, and my mom is the secretary and bookkeeper. It’s all in the family.
Do you have any pets?
I have two stray cats. They came in and never left. My parents have three cats which are also part of the family.
Where do you live, how long have you lived there and why do you like the area?
I live in the Bronx, New York. I have lived here my whole life. I have easy access to anything I need. I will never leave.
Where did you grow up and do you have any special memories of your childhood?
I grew up in the Bronx as a Yankees fan. I always went to Yankee Stadium with my parents. I still do today.
What educational information would you like to share?
I graduated high school and I attended St. John’s University.
What are your past and/or present occupations?
After college I went right into my family’s insurance business. I’ve been there over 20 years.
What are your key areas of knowledge, interest or expertise?
Expertise is a strong word. I believe I have knowledge in the categories I supervise. I can’t answer all of the questions, but I usually know the difference between right and wrong. I was interested from the very beginning. Seeing all the different categories, I figured I could really learn a lot here, and I did. I enjoy trying to keep the answers correct and the questions neat and legible. If I can name names, my mentors Jadeacres and Rudiful2 helped me out more than I could have imagined. James put me on the path and Rudy helped me stay on it.
Do you have any collections or hobbies?
Hunting and trapshooting
What do you like to do for recreation?
Hunting, trapshooting, going to Yankees games and NASCAR races
Do you have any special talents you’d like to share?
Like the song says, “I’m good at drinking beer”.
What accomplishments are you proud of?
My accomplishments are hobby related. In trapshooting, I shot multiple 100 straights over five different states, a 200 straight in singles and I’ve attained 27 yard handicap status. I have a game room in my house full of deer (bucks only!!), black bear, fox, antelope, coyote, etc. I figure if you do something, try to do it right.
What are your special goals or dreams?
My goal is to make enough money to retire early. My dream is to have my parents live long and healthy lives. They’re my true friends.
How would you describe yourself or personality?
I’m pretty much of a down-to-earth type of guy. I have a knack for making friends, even if I’m not looking for them. I guess that’s a good thing. I do have a quick temper when agitated. I don’t get along with people who are game players and have big egos.
What brought you to Answers.com?
One day I wanted to know who the Steelers Top 20 sack leaders were. I knew most of them, but not all.
What kept you coming back to Answers.com?
I received my answer, and I’m glad it was the right one. Then I started to look around the site and once I saw the Sports category, I was hooked. This is the best addiction anyone could have. I never dreamed I would get a call from Crystal to supervise a category, let alone I could choose a couple. I thought it was hoax at first. Now I’m glad I accepted.
What is your favorite Answers.com activity?
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