Hi, I'm Karen, a sixth-generation Texan now living in NC. I was directed to this site by hubby, via bladeforums and Spyderco and candlepower. I have only recently started visiting forums online as I work all day on the computer (writer) and get tired of looking at the screen. I have met a lot of nice folks on them, though. Other sites I enjoy are thesession.org and bodojo.com. This group looks like a particularly dangerous one for me as I love fountain pens. Answers to questions frequently asked of Texans: Yes, I have a horse, a gray Arab, ride English; no, I never had an oil well in my back yard, but I worked as an oil exploration geologist, so I went onsite to other people's back yards to drill wells; yes, I shoot and particularly enjoy skeet--have never hunted but think I would like to try quail or dove hunting; yes, I wear cowboy boots, black lizard ropers; no, don't wear a cowboy hat, last one I owned blew off in the desert during a field trip too many years ago; and Shiner Bock is my favorite Texas beer. Favorite EDC items: knife, SS Cricket or Kiwi; light, microphoton and MAG Solitaire; pen, varies every day; cigar, AFuente Petit Corona, natural or maduro, or Cubanitos; notebook, leather Oberon with horse, natch; and a Feadóg whistle in the key of D. Yeah, this looks like a very dangerous place, indeed.