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As you've probably managed to figure out my name is James. My full name is James Richardson. Some friends call me Jimmy; you can choose whichever you prefer. I'm an alumnus of the University of Miami with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Currently I'm a Primary Patent Examiner in the database/filesystems field at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

I grew up in the fast growing town of Herndon, VA. Not far from Washington DC, a not too far drive from the mountains, and close to many wineries. I have one older sister, Melanie, and two cats. My parents are both retired government employees as of 2005. I graduated from Herndon High in 2002 with an advanced diploma with some science sticker on it too. I think it was from taking AP physics and calculus, but I'm not really sure. It's old stuff, so who really cares now?

I've managed to do and accomplish some pretty cool things so far in my life. I'll touch on them briefly here. Some of them will have their own space on my site somewhere, maybe. I've traveled through seven European playing the trumpet with a high school concert band. That was a lot of fun. Just before I started college, I obtained my private pilot license. It was hard work, but definitely worth it. I've driven an 18-wheeler down the highway once; a little scary, but fun. I went skydiving my sophomore year in college. I've marched trumpet for eight years. During that time I've performed in front of many thousands of people and have been fortunate enough to play on the field during a national championship football game. That was the Miami vs. Ohio State game that UM really won. I've also taken a number of dance lessons (e.g.Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Argentine Tango, Hustle, Rumba, Salsa, Swing (east coast), Meringe), but have unfortunately forgotton most of. I wasn't too bad either. I've performed as a supernumerary in the Florida Grand Opera a couple of times. I've learned to juggle and unicycle. I've gone to a couple national unicycling competitions (NAUCC) and have done fairly well. I love skiing in the winter and riding my V-Strom year-round. I'm sure there's more, but I'm getting tired of typing all this.

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