Meet a Texan with a big heart for Answers.com!

Straight from the Great State of Texas, I am pleased to introduce Mannydlr! It’s an honor to feature this regular contributor in the Contributor Corner this week.  Mannydlr loves many things and we are one of them!  Read on to find out more.

First Name: Manny

Occupation: I was a construction worker for 40 years.

What is your Answers.com username and how did it come about?

It’s Mannydlr: just my name and initials. Haha!  Vivid imagination!

Where in the world do you hail from and what makes this place special?

I come from El Paso, Texas. We have no natural disasters going on here, like earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, or tsunamis. Mainly it has the honor of still being part of The Great State of Texas. Nothing is better than that!

How did you discover Answers.com? What enticed you to join our community?

I used to surf all over the net.  Then I started asking a few Qs. I joined to make it easier to find the answers. Then in May I realized this was a great place to base my surfing on.  It gave me direction as to what to research. It turned out to be cool that I could learn different things and also help others at the same time. It seems that I am interested in more topics than I first thought. Sometimes I will see a question that is something I would like to find out more about and I spend hours reading all about it.

If you were inviting someone to join Answers.com, what reason(s) would you give them to convince them they would love being a part of our community?

It’s fun, entertaining and educational.

What accomplishments on Answers.com are you proud of?

I believe it must be organizing and fixing alternates. Some are just added into questions that have nothing to do with the original question. It must be because I like everything in order, so organizing these is fun. As of a week ago, I now have an ongoing battle with Dingo-bot.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done or has ever happened to you?

I started a new family at 48, but it is the best thing I have done as well.

What was the last song you listened to?

Nessum Dorma!  It is powerful. I like all music (except bad word rap). Classical is my favorite.

What are you most passionate about in your life?

My daughters, no question!

Who or what is your inspiration in life?

Also my daughters, I live for Saturdays when I get to spend time with them.

What is one quirky or interesting random fact about you that most people may not know?

I am WikiAnswers addicted! Was there anyone that didn’t know yet?

Do you have one final comment?

All I have done here on the site is thanks to the patience and teaching of On The Wallaby, my super mentor.