I've been cleaning out my house in preparation for a move in a few weeks, going through the garage, basement, shelves, etc. paring down a lifetime of collected stuff. Inevitably, I found myself sidetracked today sorting through lots of old photos and other relics from my days as a rocket guy. I always tell people that the surest way to ruin your hobby is to make it your job. Well I did just that and had a heck of a good time ruining my hobby. Anyone want to hear my story? It will start when I discovered HPR and end with professional launches to over 350,000 feet. I traveled to many interesting places, the Black Rock Desert, the Florida everglades, White Sands Missile Range, and Wallops Island Flight Facility launching all sorts of projects. These projects went high above the surface of the earth and and a few over 10,000 feet below it. I earned over a million dollars doing it and I still have all my fingers and toes. Let me know you are listening and I'll spin a good yarn.