Name: Ryan (Do not have to include last names) Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN Age: 32 Currently Reside: Woodbury, MN Own or Rent: Rent from my brother Relationship Status: Married Kids: None that I know of, no fathers day cards mysteriously in the mail yet. We hope to start trying in late summer early fall 2008 Pets: 5 guinea pigs (had 7 starting the year two passed, RIP Stella and Tulea) Peaches, Lulu, Boop, Mandi and Amelia. 7 year old yellow lab, Molly. 7 month old miniature dachshund puppy, Capone. Beer: German Hefe' always makes me smile or Grain Belt Premium Hard Liquor: Can never go wrong with the captin or a vodka redbull, but they keep me up all night. Myspace: www.myspace.com/theozzfather - If you want to be added send me a message as its set to private. Racist jokes and some NWS material there so you were warned. Biggest regret in life: Not treating my college GF better and not graduating when I should have. Fuck you student loans. Music or Musician thats owning you right now: Daft Punk, Pantera, Mat Kearney, John Mayer, Shinedown, Mudvayne, The Doors, Tears for Fears, Davina and the Vagabonds Times banned from Autopia: 4 Would you rather have her spit or swallow: Swallow or GTFO Your Ride(s): 2003 Nissan Maxima SE TE, 2002 Mitsu Eclipse SE Mods: Maxima - Custom exhaust, CAI, FSTB, RSB, Clear corners, Custom fogs. Level of Detailing Ability: Semi-Pro (Newbie, Amature, Personal and Family Vehicles only, Well Seasoned, Semi-Pro, Pro) How did you get into detailing: I always liked shiny things. When I got my first car I put a coat of Megs #26 when it used to come in the same tin as #16 except yellow. I was sold from then on. When I got my first new car, the Maxima I went searching for a place to give advice on how to take care of it and found Autopia. After about a year of doing my car, the fams and Megans strangers would come up and ask me what I was using (Zaino) and what I would charge for doing their vehicle. I thought WTF, register with the state if anything its a great tax shelter and you can get lots of new toys. First vehicle you detailed for money: Cant remember the year but I think it was an 1986 or 1966 Porsche 928, last year that they were made. I had no idea how to use a rotary nor what single stage paint was. I had a baptisim by fire that day. I called NYDetailer (some old school Autopians might remember him I know Scott does) he walked me through running the rotary and that the paint that went flying off it was normal. I bid out a full detail including carpets and engine for a lousy $115. Megan and I were going to kill each other by the time the day was over and we worked 13 hours on this car. I had pics but the HD crashed and that was before I was PC savy enough to back things up. Biggest detailing mistake you have made: Twice this year I have burnt paint due to rotary on too high. Once was a single stage and the lady didnt care because she was just happy I got the oxidation out. I burnt bumper paint today on a Mazda. I told the owner and he didnt care because I was attempting to get rid of paint transfer and he was just flipping the car. Newbies and vets that forget, lower your RPMs on plastic!! Detailing dream: Id love to have a brick and mortar shop but not in MN. I wouldnt mind doing the finite work but the hack shit like vacuuming and shampooing can be done by others. Lifes Dream: I don't want to be rich, just financially secure. Provide a good life for my wife and future kids. Ensure that their college is paid for. Retire by 57 if I live that long. Raise my family and live my life how God wants me to live. Help other people, nothing makes me happier. Maybe work with the mentally challenged or war vets. Overall just be happy, financially secure, live my life through God and make sure that I contribute and leave a foot print on society. Something strange or something most may not know: Im a very emotional person yet have some stability. I need to learn how to bite thy tounge. I just hate bullshit and love calling people out on it hence my 4 bans from Autopia. I love human behavior studies and observations hence the sociology major in college. Nothing much shocks me anymore being that I been on the net since 1993. Animal and child abuse are about the only things. The 2 girls and 1 cup was nothing to me. I like to philosophize with people but Im open enough to compromise and see others sides and my mind can be changed. I hate party line voters or one issue voters, especially if its abortion. Im a total night owl which is killing me now because I sit up and have a few drinks and then its 8am, no Im not drinking tonight. Trying to stop that. Im type II bi-polar which Im sure now all of you are going "ahhh that explains a lot" but Im on medication for it and its totally helping. Been on it for 4 months now. I dont freak out or shit like that I just go from happy to sad like turning on a light switch. Would happen multiple times a day now its once a day and its not that bad. Just go into little slumps. The thing I hate is that when ever I do have a strong opinion or something those that know blame it on the type II when in fact its not. Ok enough about me. Pictures: Megan and I Megan and I Megan at our wedding 07/07/2007 Megan on I on a carriage ride during the wedding TheOzzfather or Paulie Walnuts My fraternity which I am still very active with and very fucking proud of the men we turn out. OT bastardizing my puppy Capone Molly and Capone Capone trying to chew on his collar and it getting stuck Will post ass shot if approved by Scottwax Thats me in a crazy, psychotic, philosophic nutshell. Its your turn now.