About me…hmmm…always a tough question to answer whether on a blog or in an interview.  For some reason, I always have trouble answering this question.

For starters, just call me Mec.  It’s an old nickname that I got a long time ago, but few people use.  I received it at one of my jobs, and it kind of stuck.  I imagine that my family doesn’t even know about it, and I’m happy about that. 🙂

I am just a plain middle aged woman who has a cat and a boyfriend.  My boyfriend and I have been together for 4  1/2 years and living together for 3 1/2 years.  I’m hoping for a ring and he knows I’m hoping for a ring.  Other than that I don’t want to pressure him.  It’s not my way, and I want him to be happy whether he chooses me or someone else.

My cat’s name is Skippy and you will be hearing a lot about him.  It’s one of the things that I am very passionate about.  Skip is 11 years old and has a heart condition named Hypertropic Cardiomyopathy.  Thankfully, my awesome vet caught it early and so far his cardiologist that he sees says it looks like he will live a long while.  I’ll talk about Skip more in a blog.

What do I do for a living, you ask? I do software quality assurance.  I don’t like to brag, but I’m pretty good at what I do.  I’m one of those QA people who loves to dig in a database and read code to see what in the world is going on.  I used to be an Oracle developer, so I know the BS that I used to give to QA people.  So, the poor developers that I work with can’t get by with it.  🙂 By the same token, I am way easier on developers than other QA people.  I don’t mind having issues just between me and the developer if they are small.  The reason is that I wouldn’t like to be called out for something small in front of everyone and neither do they.  So, if it is a small item, I will either make a visit or IM the developer.  I have never had a problem with these types of issues being resolved.  Larger issues everyone understands must be reported to everyone.  I have a great rapport with developers because of this.

In my personal life, my family is above work.  I love my parents and family dearly.  I would do anything for them, even the strange ones.  My dad’s side is very logically and technically minded.  My mom’s side is very down-to-earth, but don’t go technical on them.  I grew up a tom-boy who was also taught to cook and clean.  So, I can build you a shed or re-roof your house and make you some homemade bread.  From all of this, I feel that I am very well rounded.  I think sometimes people wonder how I can talk to guys and girls about so many different things and why do I have so many experiences.  I just like to say that I was lucky. 🙂