I have debated a lot about putting up this page, mainly because my fiancé / partner / warrior / hero / Geoffrey F. Horneker, would prefer no to have a presence on the web. OH! I just said his whole name, oops, but as I found out already, it is too late! I googled him and apparently I have outed him, at least with all the photos I have published of him! But he realizes he is part of my life, and I will be writing about him so I have his blessing to share this to you, my faithful readers.
First off, he is my partner in all things, the good, the bad and definitely the ugly! We started off as friends and quickly proceeded to becoming inseparable. He is my best friend. He has brought me through some incredibly rough times in my life and supported me in the best capacity he could and then some. He has worked hard to give us the life we have. To make sure we both have health insurance and this lovely roof over our heads. When we were finally able to get the internet he made sure we had the best of the best. Though now he is addicted to YouTube (he loves Zero Punctuation) and being able to watch Law & OrderSVU on Netflix.But who else is Geoff? He is many things, but below are just a few that give you a nice round picture of this sweet man-beast of mine.
Geoff is a musician
One of great talent! He can play the bass, the guitar, the drums and can sing is a growler. His style of music is of a very specific and an extreme genre called Grindcore Punk. I am going to use the Wikipedia site for the definition just out of simplicity. So if I screwed up, send me a death threat comment! I have learned to like some of his tastes and have been caught listening to something that tends to blow his mind! Geoff is also someone of high intelligence. He is very driven, has a history in several activist groups, sets high standards for those he choses to have in his life, has a strong ethics and moralities that only are found in a handful of people this day and age. (again if you want to listen contact me and I will give you the password. It is hosted here so the bandwidth one month was 50 gigs just for those two pages.. OOPS!)
Geoff is a gamer
He loves games. They have been part of his life for a VERY long time. When his dad wanted to buy an Apple IIE, he wanted the Commodore 64 because of the gaming platform. He loves retro-games and has a bunch of retro consoles and emulators. We own all the current generation platforms, which include XBOX 360, PS3, and Wii.
We also own several retro and current generation handhelds as well. Plus let us not forget I bootcamped my Mac Pro specifically so he could game on a PC platform! Some women would have an issue with their man gaming at his level, but not this girl! I game with him, not to the extent he would wish for. But do not fret for I am no gaming widow I Frequently I am found laying on the couch watching as he breaks some code, solves some puzzle or overcomes the challenge he is facing during gameplay.
He never ignores me when I play. He always takes time from what he is doing to help me through an incredibly rough patch in the game I am playing. I love this about him! His gaming does not stop at video games, it also includes a deep and old love of table top RPGs! He stayed on with Boy Scouts only so he could play Dungeon & Dragons with his buddies, well that maybe not the ONLY reason, but that was the main driving force for him. He was one to stay up all weekend with the gang, in the basement eating snacks and drinking 2 ltr bottles of Mountain Dew with a bag full dice! We own several books and one of these days we will finally get involved in a campaign of some sort.
Geoff is a lover
Especially of animals and especially his cat, Asrielle, who you can discover about here! . He and Asrielle have been together a long time. He adopted her in 1994. He loves that cat with such fierceness and devotion. To the point that at times I am jealous! But he reminds me that she has been around a long time and is an old lady and I better just let “them” be! haha. He also is a lover in the sense of people. He claims he hates people in general, but this is nor true at all. He is also fierce about his friends. He will stand by them and do whatever it takes to help them, as he has with me. He loves me so much it has hurt him, just as his love for the friends in his inner circle have at times hurt him. He has been through hell with many of us. Be it alcohol abuse, heroin addiction, break-ups etc.. in some way or another he always goes above and beyond with is support.
This is one of his biggest positive traits and one of the reasons Geoff is my hero!Geoff is a Leo - I had to add this, because so am I! Our birthdays are only four days apart and it is always fun to be able to share our week of special days with each other! According to one of those stupid sites:
In a Leo woman – Leo man couple the passion they generate together could become a battleground of wills. Both the Leo man and the Leo woman have a natural desire to out pleasure each other. Fiery and rampant, neither of them has time to consider making commitments. The Leo woman and the Leo man are highly compatible, if they can both remember to honor those hidden emotions.
Well this makes all the sense in the world! Especially honoring hidden emotions! I won’t comment on the other stuff, but I can tell you this is the best match up I have ever had!There are many other things that Geoff is and these are but a taste. So when I mention him, bitch about him, drone on and on, here is a small window into who this incredible man is. I have learned never to underestimate the power of love. It may have taken me three strikes, but I definitely hit a home run with Geoffrey F. Horneker!
(his comment upon me reading this out loud was “It requires more narcissism to muster up a response… I don’t think you captured the …blahblahblah.. shit your typing that aren’t you… I was going to give you a Charr bag (Guild Wars reference follow link) you know but now.. just think about that as you type…”