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v7.0, June 8, 2012
Hi! I'm Summer, your host here at An Eclectic World. This site is my "portal", if you will, to centralize access to my wide-ranging Internet presence and my three databases of books, movies, and video games. From all the blogging I do, you can probably guess I tend to be a fairly open and verbose person. Despite that, I tend to suck at this About Me pages as I'm never really sure what all to say here versus what you can find out just browsing around.
I live in the Bryan-College Station region area of Texas with my three girls: Blue (border collie/Aussie mix), Yuki (Border Collie mix),��and Fusion (a domestic medium hair cat). I share my life with the most awesome boyfriend in the world, who is smart, funny, hot, and an awesome photographer. Not biased at all, of course ;-).
Career wise, I'm a web application developer for Texas A&M AgriLife's Information Technology unit, crafting kick butt sites with my partner in crime. Most of our newer apps are built with a MySQL database, while older sites and this site utilize PostgreSQL. I really enjoy web development as it fits well with the way I think and most of the time is interesting, hence my having a whole blog dedicated to it.
Hobby wise, I love to read (hence the more than 1,000 books in my library). I especially enjoy reading manga, as well as watching anime, so I have a second blog all about those topics. I enjoy gardening, but I'm lazy about it so I have fun shopping for plants, sticking them in the ground, then they pretty much end up on their own other than basic watering. Despite this I've managed to produce a few fruits and veggies from my gardens. There is something awesome about eating food harvested from your own garden.
I love to play video games and am a collector of Hello Kitty items and Trail of the Painted Ponies figurines. I also love photography, shooting with a Canon T1i dSLR. You can find thousands of my photos over my Flickr Pro account, which feeds the box over to the right there and the ones on the Home and My Girls pages. I also enjoy writing and am a regular particapant in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) as well as being a regional municipal liaison! It is stressful, but fun and I love seeing other folks reaching that goal along with me.
That's just a little bit about me. If you made it to the end of this "brief" overview, congrats! I hope you enjoy visiting the rest of the site and my other sites.