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 (14), Carly (12), Jayce (9) and Zac (7)
6 = decades I’ve witnessed (also Dr. J’s uniform number as a Sixer)
4-8 = my Top Bass for 2018 (been a rough year)
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
51 = age equates to the total of one card short of a full deck
242 – blog postings in the first year of the website (May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018)
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)
4,823 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.