The Gil Story

Who is Gil Davis?


If you do a search on the net, you'll find he's a lawyer, a sports player of some sort, so there are so many of 'em that it's hard to separate one from the other.

Here are a few of my stats:


Birthday: July 8
Height: 6' 2 3/4"
Build: Large
Sexual Preference: Hetro (actually a requirement)
Marital Status: Single (divorced in 1995)

Facebook Username: DukeCityMan (all lower case will work fine)

On OkCupid and Plenty of Fish under the same username.


YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/gdavis1954



Favorite Music


I'm into late 50's, 60's, 70's and some 80's rock.  Also appreciate some country from 50's to now,  but know very little about it as compared to my favorite genre.  I listen to Perry Como, Dean Martin, Andy Williams type music when the mood strikes, which is rare.  Even like 40's swing music.  As long as it has a good beat and is actual music, I'll probably like it.  I like karaoke and have KJ'd events, as well as actually performing in them.  Hey, what can I say.


Other Stuff


 I do listen to the nighttime talk show, Coast to Coast AM, when I stay up late.  If you haven't experienced that radio show, it's certainly a lot different from shows like Rush Limbaugh or Michael Savage (usually).  Recently discovered that I can sort of sing karaoke online and not break the Internet.  I might just include a song or two on here that hopefully won't drive you away too quickly.  The link is above.


Favorite foods: I love fruit.  I like cantaloupe (musk melon), especially.  Ripe apples, pears, citrus, tomatoes (yes, they're a fruit) are a real treat.  I am an omnivore, so vegetarians, watch out!  Tend to lean a bit toward fowl, but a good lean steak is not out of the question.  I've eaten deer, goat, rabbit and several other types of meat that aren't normally in the American  diet, as well as some other unusual foods that I can't remember right now.


Least favorite and disliked foods: OLIVES!, sour  cream, lima beans, most leafy greens except for collard, spinach, and dark leaf lettuce, butterscotch anything, caramel, most candy bars (most are too sweet or have caramel in them), oysters on the half-shell <ugh!>, beets, and there are probably more that  I can't think of right now, but those are at the top of my list.  I can watch a person eat those items and not get grossed out, though.


Gil's Extremely Abridged Work History


For most of my career, I've done sales in one form or another.  I spent 3 months shy of 15 years at Radio Shack as either a sales rep, computer specialist, assistant manager, or manager, mostly in Phoenix, but also worked in San Diego and Denver.  I've worked at places like 7-11, Circle K, and Stop 'n Go as anything from a sales clerk to a trainer for about 3 1/2 years of my life.


I've also done some freelance work for a print shop making resumes, doctoring photos, creating print ads (one of my clients was Southwestern Bell).  Also made many professional looking newsletters for both the apartment complex in which I previously lived, and had a short stint as the president of a homeowner's association in Tempe, Arizona.


I worked in radio for a while.  Not only as a live DJ part time for 3 years, but as a board-op and part-time on-air talent at a now defunct station in San Diego in 1989.  Co-hosted a late-night weekend show called Wild Weekend, with my friend, Jay.  The show featured oldies, oddies, and some of the silliest contests that we could devise.  Well, he devised most of them.  He ended up being the straight man, I was the comic relief.  How about, "The Miss Wild Weekend Mid-Winter Bikini Contest.  ON THE RADIO ???  A Mr. Ed impersonation contest with one male and one female winner?  Yes, it was wild.


We also had a short-lived radio program called Grassroots a Cajun and Celtic themed music program.  Very professional sounding and well-written.  Being in radio was a lot of fun, and it's been suggested that I get back into it.  As a part-timer, it really doesn't pay enough to make it worthwhile unless I was doing it just for fun (which I probably would be).  I did a number of live DJ shows, both with and without Jay.  I did a few live remotes, with Jay at the controls at the station and me at the remote location. 


I went back to work full-time for Radio Shack, got into computers and lost interest in the DJ thing and concentrated on making money.  I did occasional voice-overs and liners for radio and TV stations until 2010 when I took up the karaoke thing.  I was the voice of Spirit FM in Dublin, Ireland for a while.  All for free.  I did get paid for the ones I did at KMJC, so I suppose I'm a "voiceover professional!" LOL.


I managed to screw up my back in 1995 (the same year as my divorce from my second wife, also the year my mom died) and it took me out of my major source of income; sales manager at Radio Shack.  But, things like that happen and you have to make the most of it.  I try always to be optimistic, however, and  never think that my world is coming to an end in the face of disaster.  I just look for ways out of situation.  As was the case here.


And life goes on


From 2006 until 2015, I was a part-time on-call 2nd level ATM technician for a bit of extra income.  Moving to Indiana made that all but impossible since most jobs are 2 hours or more away.  Not worth the trip for me or them, unless they have nobody else.  And it seems they have a company or someone that works with them in Ft. Wayne, the closest large city around.  So, I just do my hobbies, help fix friend's computers, work around the house, and am getting back into volunteer work.


Personality Traits


I rarely give advice 'cause I don't know anything.  If I did, I'd probably be too important to write web sites as a hobby.  One thing is that I hate arguments in which there's any shouting (I usually won't do it unless I'm REALLY stressed,  which is very rare).  Because of this some people think I can be a bit apathetic, but I'm really avoiding stress so I can think clearly.  If you look up the birth sign "Cancer," you'll find that a lot of it closely fits me.  I do like traveling, but would like a home base to come back to, no matter where it is; whether an RV in a park, a small apartment, or a 4,000 square foot luxury home.  Incidentally, I now live in a 2 story traditional home that was built back in 1930.  My name is on the deed, but is owned by the bank and is shared with two other people who have a say in how it looks (I get to buy all of the stuff to put in it, though.  It's what I signed up for. Sigh. :-)


Edu-ma-cation


In the high school class of 1972, went to college in California for a short time in 1984 but I timed it way wrong and chose the wrong courses since I had a lot of business experience in my work history and much training.  I wasn't supposed to know more about business and people management than the teacher, right?  Not sure that I did, but what they were teaching was unrealistic and I disagreed with more of the college curriculum than I agreed with.  I could have used the higher math now with the ham radio hobby.  Instead, I have to learn it from a book.  Like I wouldn't have needed to anyway, right?  They don't usually teach antenna theory in college.


Former Relationships


My serious relationships didn't actually start until I was about 21.  If I go way back to my first crush, it was when I was 14 and going to San Jacinto High School in San Jacinto, California.  Diana Bynum.  Yep, remember her well...or at least for the 2 years that I attended that school.  Finally found her on Facebook.  She got married in the early 80s and is married still.  Good for her!


The first serious relationship I had  was with my first wife, Lettie.  Alas, we were divorced in 1979 after only two years of marriage because immaturity runs in young people.  But you can't tell them that.  She blamed the failure on herself, and I blamed it on me.  Seems to be somewhat backward, huh?  In 1992, we found each other once again and are Facebook buddies...we poke each other all the time!  OUCH! 


Kathy was my next "I do."  Well, we did for about 10 years.  She did have some problems staying together with me (she disappeared on 4 different occasions) and I finally said, "I can't anymore."  Unfortunately, Kathy passed away in June of 2010, of natural causes at only 48 years old.  It's so sad seeing people you know pass away, especially at such a young age.  


My friend Joy was a match on eHarmony.  Her pictures are on this site.  Unfortunately I matched with the person who filled out her questionnaire.  That was most likely her ex-husband.  I don't swing that way and neither does he.  But Joy and I have remained friends after meeting and her moving from Florida to Albuquerque in 2006 and now to Decatur, Indiana in late 2014.


Hobbies


I enjoy taking pictures and pretty much know what it takes to make a photo good.  Keep it simple, give it depth, appropriate exposure, and a lot of luck.  Most really good photographers have their cameras ready all the time waiting for that opportune moment.  I really do take a lot of "vacation" photos and like close-ups the best.  I've actually sold a pic or two, so that would label me, "professional," but it was so long ago that it shouldn't count.  Heck, I even charged someone a hundred bucks to  videotape their hard rock band (called at the time, "A-440") in 1981, so I'm even a professional filmmaker, or whatever.  Definitely no Lucas or Spielberg, that's for sure!

Motorcycling is great fun.  I owned a 1990 Honda Goldwing GL-1500 and had been a bike rider for many years.  Sold it during the summer of 2014.  Maintenance got to be a bit expensive and getting worse since it was getting a little long-in-the-tooth, so to speak.  Will I buy another?  Don't know for sure yet.


I can sort of make animals out of clay and a few really neat things by simply folding paper.  I like to cook, but on a cooking reality show where they have home cooks come in and compete...I'd never make it.  Don't like to clean up the mess very much.  I fish on rare occasions if someone wants to go but I don't know much about cleaning fish.  Camping?  Yep, a tent, air mattress, an ice chest filled with pre-prepared breakfast foods (pancake batter, eggs, and stuff like that) over a camp stove.  That's fun.  And two other hobbies are a few web sites and my amateur radio hobby.


Politics


I am a political conservative, but not an extremist.  Some would call me moderate, but definitely stray toward the conservative.  Might even be considered a "Constitutionalist."   So, what has Obama changed in the USA?  Isn't it interesting that once he was in, all of his promises of this immediate  "Change" went out the window.  Or did it?  He never said that it would be changed for the better.  FYI, I didn't vote for him.   Do you know the meaning of "Politics?"  Poli (or Poly) means many, Tic(k)s are blood sucking parasites.  Politics: "Many blood sucking parasites."


Thanks for hanging in there with me.


Stay tuned.

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