My real name is Charles Wesley Brooks, but I prefer to be called Charlie. I was named after my grandfather’s, Charles Franklin Brooks and Rufus Wesley Garrett. My mother’s name was Ruby Fay Garrett/Brooks and my father’s name was Arnold Dempsey Brooks. I was born on March 28, 1953 in Ft. Worth Texas and I identify as a Texan. I have lived in Texas, California, Arizona, Wyoming, Akumal Mexico and I Currently live in Sturgis South Dakota.
I have a High School Education, but the bulk of my knowledge is from the University of Hard Knocks. I am a United States Air Force Veteran. I am a Jack of all trades and master of none. My Favorite jobs were Open Water SCUBA instructor/guide in Akumal Mexico and Tour Guide in Yosemite Valley California. I have never been married.
My favorite diversion is music, I like just about everything but Rap, Hip-Hop and Opera. I discovered early in life that I had a natural talent for the Harmonica. My Grandmother told me that my Grandfather Charles Franklin could wear out a harmonica at a country hoedown. I have a full set of Hohner Blues Harps (I can make them talk) a “Green Bullet” microphone and an amplifier. I play at “open mike” venues in Sturgis and Rapid City and I would like to hook up with a band to play on a regular basis.
I inherited my sense of humor from my father and use it as a major defense to the curves life has thrown me. I love to make people laugh. Some people think I’m weird but, I prefer the term “eclectic.”
I have long since gone beyond the textbook example on an asshole. The word “asshole” does not even begin to describe just how much of an asshole I really am. I have evolved far beyond an asshole. I am a hemorrhoid, I irritate assholes and that Ladies and Gentlemen is how I get my voice heard in a world full of assholes!