Name: Tom Nelson
Non-Profit Organizations: California Aggie Alumni Marching Band, occasionally the California Aggie Marching Band-uh and Amnesty International
Headquarters: Davis, CA
Personality: Tom graduated from UC Davis with a mechanical/materials engineering dual major. He enjoys playing the alto sax with the Band-uh and Alumni Band. He was once the kiddie Band's IT Manager.
He is one of the few people going to UC Davis that hails from the Central Coast. That's too far north to be So*Cal, too far south to be Nor*Cal. It's Cen*Cal.
His take on The THE Controversy: if it's a highway, it's "The 101"; but if it's Highway 1, it's "Highway 1" (because The 1 doesn't make sense); and if it's an interstate, it's "I-5". He never heard of Hella, Hecka or Norcal Rage before coming up to Davis. Additionally, he enjoys collecting odd words like bamboozle, doubloon and gobbledygook. He also collects free maps and magnets.
2005-06-10 18:06:17 Hey there Tom! I don't really see how you can like Davis Tap Water, especially when not chilled. Chilled tap water is akin, in my mind, to chilled vodka — drinkable, but only because it keeps you alive. Regardless, welcome to the wiki! —PhilipNeustrom
2006-06-22 07:04:07 thanks tom for restoring the pet template. —ChingChing
2006-06-29 14:10:43 Thanks for fixing Aggie links! —NumiaCairaguas
2006-07-31 04:07:16 You're kicking ass on those Aggie links. Kudos! —JabberWokky
2006-08-11 08:56:15 Thanks Tom... I also found fresh pasillas at SF Market and the Farmers Market. I have seen the dried bags of black pasilla chiles that you mentioned, but I haven't tried those. Any recipe ideas for those? —MichaelGiardina
2006-10-25 22:23:41 You're such a wiki show-off! —AllisonEriksen
2008-11-11 13:37:50 so...say someone who knows how to play the alto sax suddenly has this intense desire to join the Band-uh (not unusual, right?)... Is said person allowed to simply bring her sax and start playing at a Monday night rehearsal...or is there some protocol to be followed? —ArianeMetz
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