Just realized I never did roll call, so here it goes.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by big twig, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Names Thomas but people call me Big Twig or Twig for short, I got that name in 8th grade or so because I was tall and skinny (like a big twig) and the name has stuck ever since. I was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD and moved to Miami in 2000 and back to Silver Spring in 2008 and now live in an apartment in Bethesda, MD but do my smoking at my Grandmothers house in Silver Spring (where I mostly grew up). I was raised hunting, fishing & camping so that lead to a lot of cooking. I always grew up around a custom horizontal offset smoker and neighborhood people with giant smokers and pig cookers so I started smoking at a very young age. Having moved away and my father moving took me away from the great smokey taste I have always loved, except for a few times I would visit during the summer. Well, I couldn't take it anymore so a week or 2 ago I bought a WSM because of the guidance of all the great people on the SMF and I couldn't feel better to have the flavor back. I got married in Jamaica (my favorite place to vacation) to my best friend. We basically are always together and now she loves food so I am very lucky when it comes to new purchases. I have cooked in all sorts of places from fancy restaurants to dive bars and also bar-tended for 10+ years. Went to culinary school but graduated with a marketing degree instead of culinary (I didn't like the chefs and wasn't being challenged enough). Future goal is to open a beach bar with my wife but it is taking longer then expected since I got laid off from the Washington Post and now I am broke, but in due time. Now I do a little cooking for side $$ and try to make the best of everyday. I love sports, the beach, reggae & classic rock, being outside, the heat, also the heat in my food (chili head), fishing, boating, etc.. Well I won't bore you anymore with my story but I am a very outgoing person so if you want to know more about me just ask. Thanks for listening and I'm glad to be here!
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Twig, I have really enjoyed your posts over the past few days. Since you are formally introducing yourself now I must give you a proper welcome!

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    Welcome to SMF. I'm really glad to have you with us!
     
  3. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

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  4. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Well... Welcome!!!!
     
  5. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the kind words!
     
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.
     

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.
     

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  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

     Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
     
  8. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]Good to see ya here
     
  9. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

  10. Hi Twig glad to have you here! [​IMG]  Great introduction and good luck with your beach bar. Going to go check out your Qview next, keep them coming!

    JJ
     
  11. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

    sounds like it's destiny that is taking you on this adventure......good luck!
     
  12. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Howdy from the other Washington.  Looks like you bring a wealth of life experience which will fit in just fine with this rather eclectic crowd.
     

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