Hi I'm Joe, for those of you who are new I included the handy dandy link to my old log(see above)in case you want to see anything there.
I'm a 43 year old who pretty much acts like a highly responsible, moderately well behaved 17 year old. I grew up in the inner city of Birmingham, Alabama but thanks to the efforts of my Grandfather I learned all the essential southern skills such as shooting, running a trotline, skinning catfish, and refering to everyone as Sir or Ma'am. For years I was certain I had escaped speaking with a Southern accent but my first trip to Chicago throughly abused me of that notion.
I spent a great deal of my youth with relatives in New Orleans and on the swampy parts of the Gulf Coast where I worked construction or on shrimp boats during the summer months. Here I learned that shrimping is hard work and that cajun and creole young women have a sort of voodoo thats hard to describe and harder to resist.
It was my honor to serve as an infantryman in the USMC and I attended the University of Alabama both of which I am inordinately proud of. I work at a University where I do thing the DOD prohibts me from being specific about.
If you continue to read this log you will find that I use self depreciating humor to motivate my self. Don't be fooled, in reality I'm am pretty damn cocky and while I might have the normal self doubts everyone does I'm fairly self assured.
This log will contain videos of my lifting and lots of me being a goofy ass.
You will not be wowed by my strength as you might be in some of the other logs posted here but I hope you enjoy your self. In my spare time I have gone back to school with the long term goal of geting a Doctorate in Economics, we'll see how that goes. I also Medieval Combat which I might mention here every so often. I really like to cook, as well as dance. I am terrible singer and if mankind can build a thing I can break it.
Now on to more important things.
Finally, all hail the mighty Wendler from who all wisdom flows.
Hope you enjoy the log.