These were all taken in 2001
The following four were taken as a part of joining Great Expectations ( a dating service which I resorted due to not meeting anybody working huge amounts of time in a startup). Which in retrospect was a stupid way to spend a large amount of money, but at least the pictures came out nice.
This is me taking the torch and cutting through a 1/2 plate of metal as a part of the basic welding class at the nonprofit art school called The Crucible. Which I've also taken the tig welding class (highly fun). The photo doesn't do justice to the fun of sparks flying all over the place.