GirlGeek of the Week
Cheryl Hendrickson was born and raised in Springfield,
MO. She says she didn't attend college because she "was suckered
into the insurance business fresh out of high school." In small
town America she wasn't surprised to be "stuck" in insurance for
Marrying a military man in 1987 got her out of
Missouri. They moved to Kansas City, San Diego, and then Mesquite,
TX. Somewhere along the way she became very interested in computers
and design. Now firmly distanced from her former insurance agent
self, Cheryl dazzles on the web as a site designer at 5'Odezyn.
When did you first discover your love and/or
obsession with computers and technology?
I became interested in computers through friends
in 1987. My husband and I were visiting a friend who was just totally
infatuated with his new computer. He proceeded to show us all the
amazing stuff that it would do (acting like a computer wiz! NOT!),
all the while thinking I was a woman who knew nothing of this experience
and would NEVER know anything of the sort. Of course, it is in my
character to not say a word to differ but to SHOW them! (since I
am from the Show Me State this seems appropriate!)
It wasn't long after my computer purchase that
he received an invitation to visit us! Need I say more!!!!
My interest in becoming a web designer soon followed
when I felt the need to rid the Internet world of ALL shooting animated
cowboys and racing bunnys!
do you earn a living?
I am a web designer.
Do you consider yourself a Geek?
Most definitely! Anyone who never sees the light of day and has
screen burn on their face has got to be a geek!
is your favorite Website?
satisfies the need for knowledge!!!!!
do you do when you are not working?
spend all the time I can with my father with whom I share an interest
in firearms and ammunition reloading!
Kick Butt, Take Names and don't let anything stop you! Be good to
your family, realize whom your friends are and you will go far!
would play you in a movie about your life?
Alba Dark Angel it's an attitude thing! Plus I don't
wear a black leather outfit everyday! lol
would be the title of your autobiography?
God! What's Next?
is the person you most admire?
Bush! Anyone that can put up with Al Gore being the cry baby that
he is without having a good ole fashioned smack down has got to
and where were you the happiest?
would be unfair for me to single out one because ALL happy moments
are treasures to me! Life deals you too many downers so just appreciate
every single one of the uppers.
you could have one super power what would it be?
To be able to bottle up the most wonderful emotions a person can
experience and turn around and give it to those that are lacking.