Who Am I?

ConfusedLike I was saying earlier in the week, I enjoy hearing from you all.  And as I wrap up this week long woolgathering session, I want to provide a quick little recap for newer followers, and maybe a little reminder to long-timers, too about who I am.

What's the deal with "Scope"? – That's a question that has puzzled the best doctors for years and years!  Seriously though, it's a nickname that I got in college, and have been using it as a pen name ever since.  See this POST for details.

Do people call you "Scope" in real life? – Many college people do, yes.  In real life, Cora calls me "Eric".

Cora recap?  I ran across Cora on Dr. Zibbs's blog when she mentioned telling a story about showering with nurses last December.  I went to her blog and left a flirty comment.  And then in January, we started flirting more.  February, it was email then phone calls.  March, the trip was planned for April.  In April we met.  May, June, July, August visits.  By July I was sure she was the one.  In August I planned the proposal (and it went exactly as planned).  September we went ring shopping.  October we got engaged.  The wedding will be next summer.  Oh, we talk for about an hour or so most nights on the phone, and I am not shy about telling her, "I love you."

My story?  I'm a 43 year old, engaged (never married / no kids) guy living on the north side of Chicago.I work in I.T. downtown. I never write about work, and you're lucky about that. I grew up on a farm 2.5 miles outside of a town of 250 people. A few years back, I spent 53 weeks unemployed. I have high blood: sugar, pressure, cholesterol.  All controlled by oral meds. I have run 2 marathons in my life, but right now, a 1/2 mile would cripple me. I apologize to anyone who was offended by the word "cripple" back there, but I think that I should be able to use that word as a verb.

For more info, please see the following posts:

Favorite posts?  That's like picking your favorite child.  Oh, parents have them, they just don't like to admit it out loud.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this little recap, and if you are bored at work, or over the weekend, I encourage you to maybe check out some of those old posts.  If it's the first time you've read it, then it's new to you, right?


wigsf said...

Has your blood sugar got so high that it tastes great on pancakes?

Cora said...

Ahhhh, the Great Balls of Fire. That was one of the first posts I ever read.

See? Right from the start I was picturing you with your pants off.


Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

I like the Great Balls of Fire post, too. Classic.

Tami G said...

Well......being the newbie on the block - I have yet to read any of this {except the engagement announcement... which is really the point where I started following you AND Cora - I'm a sucker for a good love story!}

Anyway.... I can't wait to have a little entertainment this weekend - I'll be sure to check them out!

Tami G

Occula said...

Hey, Eric,
I don't think I've ever told you this, but I thought it might be at least mildly amusing. Ever since college, I've avoided calling you "Scope," fearing it might be offensive (actually, I was never sure how you felt about it back then either), just like I always call Noodles "Mike," etc. etc.

20 years later I get on facebook and there you are - hi there - and I follow the link to your blog here, and it's scope scope scope all the livelong day! I guess my fears were TOTALLY ungrounded. so hi, Scope. There, I said it.

Morgan the Muse said...

I totally didn't see "maybe check out" but rather "make out these posts" and I was like, dude, I don't like your blog that much, man...

but on a somewhat more on-topic note... I enjoy how your posts have this week been increasingly about Cora. You are totally mad about her, anybody could tell. And that comes from me, who didn't realise one of her best friends was dating another one of her best friends until a week after the broke up. (TWICE.)

Anonymous said...

I'm always bored at work so now I have something to keep me busy. I will be stalking the Scopes until I find out what many doctors could not. And I will. I know I will.

BeckEye said...

This is all very interesting, but whenever I see the question, "Who Am I?," I can only answer in one way.



SkylersDad said...

I can't believe Becky beat me to the Le Mis comment... Damn!

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks for the mention although I thought you were going to mention all the pimping I did of your blog early on.

No. That's OK. (walks away)

(then looks back)

sas said...

Oh come on you don't seriously expect us to believe that Cora has no pet name for you?

Come on, spill it 'Eric'!

JenJen said...

I find this really interesting, actually.
I'm more of a newbie than the rest, and I like to read your blog.

I sound like a puppy.
My theme for the day has been: SAP.

Carry on.

J.J. in L.A. said...

*I apologize to anyone who was offended by the word "cripple" back there

If you're referring to me, I'm not that anal about the word. lol! ; )