My name is Alan. I am here at the request of Granny. Personal: I was born and raised in California. As far as I know, that's still technically in the United States. I live with two cats, Tahoe and Tiffany. Tahoe is a black & white cat that was born in my bedroom Labor Day of 1998. Tiffany is a Blue-Point Himalayan who was adopted from another family that didn't want her anymore. If y'all are nice enough, I might post a few pics of them. Cat-haters will be subject to twice as many cat pics. My other aliases from vBulletin boards are CounterCounterCulture and CCC. That's it for now. Any further information will be on an "as-needed" basis.