After 10 years in the Information Technology field, Area Man and well liked
local Internet entrepreneur Dave O'Brien has decided the comfortable network
administrator's chair is just a little too
vehement protests of his family, Mr. O'Brien has decided to pursue a more earthy
career. Last month he put in his notice, sold his home and moved his
family to a trailer in Oklahoma to pursue his dream of being a rodeo cowboy.
"The money is really not very good, I made $178 last month. So guess you
would say it is a bit of a step down for me in pay grade. And a 900 pound bull
kicked me in the knee last week, but all in all, it's not a bad way to make a
what it was about rodeo that could lure him away from a stable, successful,
comfortable position he answered "Well, I guess mostly because it's bulls and
blood, it's dust and mud, it's the roar of a Sunday crowd, it's the white in his
knuckles, the gold in the buckle he'll win the next go 'round, it's boots and
chaps, it's cowboy hats it's spur it and let it go, it's the ropes and the reins
and the joy and the pain and they call the thing rodeo. Plus the chicks
really seem to dig it".