Name: Vincent. My friends and students call me, G
Age: I think i'm 53, or maybe 55. i don't know and don't care too much about it. i don't think i look my age, and i know i certainly don't "act my age". i get told that alot. lol. i suppose, deep down, it's a compliment, though i'm being admonished at the time.
Status: Single (thank god!). i was married 20 years ago but my lovely wife passed away giving birth to my son, and have been single ever since (i was in college at the time). i have a gf now, a beautiful shanghai princess, named mia, i call her, "bear" though she is on the skinny side. long story. been with her for 7 years.
Occupation: have been a college professor of english for many years. i taught at university of florida for 12 years, got bored with academic politics and mischief and ventured out into the world of foreign teaching. lol. haven't regretted a single moment. have taught at top universities and schools in china, singapore, germany, phillipines, hong kong, saudi arabia, and canada.
Residence: i suppose i have a few... i own an apartment in shanghai, and two apartments in sanya, china (asia's hawaii). i also have my house in west palm beach florida (in case anyone needs a home on the ocean, mine is available for purchase... cheap! then again, what house in fla isnt 4-sale). i grew up in dearborn, mich but currently reside in riyadh, saudi arabia.
College: Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO. (BA) Miami University, Oxford, OH (MA) University of Michigan/Univ of Iowa (MFA).
Grew up: Dearborn, Michigan, the home of Ford Motor Company.
Fav. NBA Players: John Mengelt, the guy was scrappy as hell and used to fall down at least once every game and injure an elbow or an ankle or something, and never come out of the game. lol. loved him... then rodman came along. couldn't keep my eyes off him. what a nerd, always on his toes, that goofy walk of his, his colored hair and his GREAT enthusiam for the game. but for sheer genius on the court, kevin porter or dave bing used to take my breath away.
Fav. Wis Moment: Well, it certainly wasn't the time i won my first ring (i won with my very first team). then won a 2nd ring with my 3rd team. garyman and i were in a little shock then i said to myself, forget wis, this is too easy, and gary and i got deeply involved with yahoo's fantasy basketball and football. but wis kept drawing me back. i guess it was the community of owners. then i went 9 teams more before i won a 3rd ring... and that was SWEET. i beat e-monk (monkee, monyet, chester_o) in a theme league! amazing 7 game finals. game 5, my sprewell gets injured. game 6, monkee's, worthy gets injured. game 7, my wilt fouls out in 39 mins. monkee's wilt fouls out in 41 mins. lol. great game.
Fav Real life sports moment: i think my fav moment was when i saw the Tigers play at Tiger Stadium and the yanks were down by 3 runs going into the 9th and up steps mickey mantle with the bases loaded and my dad leans over and whispers to me, "Vince, watch this." to this day, i can still hear the crack of Mantle's bat as he smoked a rasmussen pitch down the 3rd base line that just cleared the wall that fat willie horton couldn't reach. that moment was magical because my father had called it.... Mickey Mantle was on my mind the whole summer.
Most Humbling Sports moment: in high school, i was a beast of a middle linebacker and a 2nd team all state wrestler at 145 pounds. as a linebacker, the opposing quarterback was gabe bartett from Livonia Bentley. he was my target the whole game. i interecepted him once and tackled him for 2 losses. i was the MAN! in the state regional finals, as a wrester, my opponent was gabe bartlett. i kept muttering words to him like: "think u'd be tired facing me all the time" ... "your backside still givin' ya trouble?" crap like that. for awhile, it was 0-0. lost 9-1. sheesh.
Screen Name: in grad school, i had a beautiful professor named miss le. she was half chinese and half vietnamese (i think). for some strange reason she used to call me scuddy (have no idea why). i looked at it as a kind of "hot" thing. lol. anyway, that's my name... scudmissle.