I have a pet rat named Wheaties and an English blonde lab named Buddy. I enjoy less conventional l hip-hop, classical music, Lo-fI rock, space-age trance robot music, The rolling Stones, Dylan etc. Some would describe me as the purveyor of the Rattus norvegicus or for those who don't know their scientific roots, the fancy rat. I enjoy coffee and water far too much. I also consider myself a purveyor of local texas beer and Pilsner of any kind. "You always pass failure on your way to success", laugh if you will but if know anything of the human condition you cannot deny this statement. Did you know that the term carat comes from the concept of weighing a small seed from the carob tree. This was traditionally used to designate the weight of raw stones according to each country's standard initially.