Amanda

Organizer

Location:

Keller, TX

Organizer since:

June 5, 2012

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Tell us a little about yourself. What are your names, where do you live, how do you earn your spending money, etc...

Amanda & Chris, we live in Fort Worth technically (Keller colloquially), we're both management consultants in supply chain and finance respectively, spending Monday-Thursday on the road. We're currently arguing about the grammar usage in the prior sentence (he won... this one.), to give you a sense of what we're about. Chris was married before and has 2 cuties that spend about every other weekend at our place. Amanda is a Canuck who grew up above the Arctic Circle and migrated south to where the sun shines in the winter. :-)

What makes you nerdy?

Amanda is a chemical engineer by education. Yes, she did it for fun. Chris is a CPA/Accountant by education and did it because he failed engineering... We've also both frequently been called nerds by "outsiders", and the term hasn't really bugged us much. We each have our obsessions, which I suppose is kinda geeky, Chris is a sommelier for fun and loves Warhammer figurines. Amanda can't stop herself from psycho-analyzing and coming up with sociological theories for the weird stuff people do. Amanda has a mini-Apple-ecosystem to keep her entertained and would have left Chris for Steve Jobs had history played out differently. Chris would gladly accommodate this if he got the perks. ;-) Amanda is also a Rock Band addict and will bust a move at Karaoke, and Chris is enamored of first-person shooters. We also love Sirius 51- BPM for electronica/house music. Also, we like project planning and don't leave it to 9-5 issues.... yes, this conforms to a line-item on the master plan.

What do you hope to get out of this group?

We want to meet other couples who are comfortable in their own skins, have fun and diverse conversations, and might be interested in meeting us. We haven't been out and about much due to our first year transition into this life together, but are now getting into the swing of things and would like to infuse our social lives with more than parenting-types at preschools and birthday parties. They're nice... but we're looking for more depth to conversations than how best to potty-train and what did you do about the bubblegum in hair issue...

What is your availability to meet up? (AM/PM, Weekdays/Weekends)

Friday 4 PM through Sunday 10 PM is fair game. Basically - weekends. :-) We're also available virtually most evenings except Thursdays and sporadically during the days.

Introduction

Hello! My husband and I are Texanadians (he's Texan, I'm Canadian) and got married about a year ago, when I then moved to town to be with him and keep us close to my step kids (boy, girl, 4, 6). We are proudly nerdy and keen to meet others like us.

What Amanda is saying about this Meetup Group

What a fun and interesting group of people! We are already looking forward to the next event to get to know more of the couples and hear about their interests. We liked the diversity of nerdiness, and the approachability of the members and are looking forward to more events.


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