I've been tagged by Scott Hanselman with his new "Growing Up Geek" meme.
Even though I was 5 when this picture was taken, I definitely remember taking it. We hadn't been living in that house long, and it was the one I would spend almost my entire childhood in. My sister moved away to college before we moved out of that house, but I was 16. My mom had remarried (as my dad passed away in the summer between 6th and 7th grade).
I didn't really much think of myself as a geek back in these days, I think mostly because my dad had some very geekish tendencies. His first career was as a state policeman, and then after retirement became an insurance fraud investigator.
At home, though, he was quite the electronics geek, and was responsible for me being into amateur radio. One of my favorite pre-computer geek toys was one of those 100-in-1 Electronics kits from Radio Shack. I definitely credit my dad with sparking my geeky interests.