Here’s my background by the numbers (subject to change except for the first two and a few random entries a ways down the list):

1 = wife – Julie (a solid team since 2002)
4 = kids – Helena (13), Carly (11), Jayce (8) and Zac (6)
6 = decades I’ve witnessed (also Dr. J’s uniform number as a Sixer)
6-2 = my Top Bass for 2017
7-3 = my personal best bass (9/2/09 Emiquon Preserve, Rapala DT6 crankbait)
12 = customary bass fishing test, mono all the way
16 = years of writing outdoor stories
50 = yep, hit the half century mark last July
181 – blog postings in 2017 (didn’t start until May 1 by the way)
977 = outdoor postings prior to kicking off this stunt
2016 = Cubs win World Series (yes, a diehard)
3,000 = career hits for Roberto Clemente (just seeing if you are paying attention)
4,686 and counting = bass logged 1997 to present (not sure how many before)
8675309 = Jenny’s number (dig my “old” tunes)
??? = lures in my tackleboxes (I use like a dozen of them)

Guess that sums up the introductory details.  By the way, get used to some data as I’m a stat guy and please humor me should I wander into a loosely related tangent from time to time.  Nice to meet you, welcome aboard.