Since I'm a noob at these forums, I'll take this chance to introduce myself (Thanks for the thread Wendi)...
I'm 53 years old, started fooling with comps about 6 years ago and have learned mostly on my own. Got hooked on FPS games my first year and have been an active member, beta tester, and sometime problem solver in the Serious Community forums since 2001. I also play the Unreal Tournament series of games, until the new UT2k4, which far outstrips my old comp.
I'm a shift leader in the plastics dept. of a huge paper company, been there for 27 years. Married, with 3 grown children (2 girls, 1 boy) out on their own, and my youngest (7) son just getting out of the 2nd grade. 3 grandkids, so far. My oldest son (20) is a combat medic with the 10th Mtn. (light) and has served in Afghanistan and will probably be heading for Iraq, this year. Yeah, I'm proud of him, but I think all my kids are great!
I lived through the sixties as a sometime hippie, but could never really get into the counter-culture...most of 'em stunk , now I'm mostly conservative, with a leaning toward Libertarianism. Little league baseball coach, Cub Scout pack leader, restorer of old trucks (current project is a '86 Ford step-side), fish, hunt, compete (amateur class) in pistol and benchrest rifle shoots....mostly I do whatever it takes to stay busy, that way I forget about how old I'm getting
I like these forums and I hope y'all let me stay around for a while