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My Bio, Portrait, Nuclear Family + Pics
My Nuclear FamilyMy 215 Pics
Tech guy. Moved from NJ to Los Angeles (CA) in 1984; USC neighborhood '84-'88, Hollywood '88-curr.
My Portrait Important Details
Birthday: Feb 20, 1966 # Pics: 215
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA My Gen: 9
Birth Note: My site ID: h139
Current Res: Hollywood, CA My Chart: John 1917
Please read! Roman's Email Addy
Education: Abundant+ credits, no Bachelor degree. Lapsed CCNA '01.
Occupation: Tech
Fave Topics: Mountain hiking, exploring anywhere I've never been. Have taken over 400K pics, including several thousand designated historic sites.
Fun Fact(s): Girlfriend came along when I visited NJ in 1999; when Johann told her I once punched him in the face over a cigarette, I pretended not to remember. Also, since I'm not funny (have been told many times), have made three pics just for this section: Become Detective Schaeffer!, Roman is Everywhere!, and You've Been Warned! (Oops! Too many clicks, had to add Beyond Warnings! and Who Did This?!?)
Misc Stuff: Visited all 58 CA counties (and all 20 CA Natl Forests, most CA Natl Parks) in 2010 (didn't sleep that year.) Figure skater early 2002 to Sept 22, 2007 (amateur, non-comp.) Met qualifications for Pro Bowler's Tour, 1990's. Only once was able to tap entire dance floor on par w/ Sammy Davis, Jr. Used to be a really good fake good piano player, dunno if still am. Visited 145 CA State Parks, 160 SMMC Mountain Parks. Once did something heroic.
Only two pics of me exist since Sep, 2019, most recent Mar, 2020 (24 months ago, shown.) Click the pic to see who photobombed the pic, and read below how I look nothing like that anymore.
Family Portrait My Nuclear Family
My Parents
Father:    John Sebastian Schaeffer (1917-2001)
Mother:    Lorraine Nelson (Sep 17, 1927—)
        m. 7-19-1952, Philadelphia, PA
No Spouse(s) or Kid(s) info known
Me with Jackie, Mom, Harold, Chuck, Jeanne, Jeanette, Johann and Fred
Why is This Section Here? I Don't Look Like That Pic Above
    Because the rest of this page is boilerplate (a template), there needs to be facility for 'other' stuff. When the site first went online, it was used on three pages: Jeanette's Guinea Pig section, Dad's obit and Mimi's eulogy. Jeanette's section remains as a good sample. Dad's obit was short enough to include in the now-standardized section for notes of that type, but Mimi's eulogy is far too long to include in the same section as Dad's obit; thus, it keeps its own section. So we are now back to three pages with this 'extra' section. If you would like to include this section on your page, you are welcome to do so; just submit title and text (and any pics and/or other materials that may be relevant.)
    And since you are here, a few quick point-outs that are scattered about elsewhere, but condensed here:
      - the little baby thumbnail in the title is discussed here
      - thumb style for Pics section is discussed here, with samples here
      - portrait thumb different than full-size, see here, here and here
      - the Family Portrait on many pages is lacking
      - with your participation, the Msg Board will be used heavily
      - all your family members want to know more about you!
      - the site needs more pics of you!
    Certainly, many of you will find features of this site that you think should be different, or have features you would like to see exist, etc. Please certainly feel free to speak up; remember, if you have something in mind that you think would make the site better for everyone, at least 99 others feel exactly the same!
    Lastly, I hope you will contribute to this site; it's a rather awesome resource now, and only you can make it better!
    Wow, not sure that I look like the person in that pic anymore!
    The pic used for the portrait was the last time I made my quarterly trek to get turned into a blonde again (and that was two years ago now...yikes!) A few days after that trip is when life changed for all of us due to Covid. So five months later, I finally got to cutting my own hair, and have been cutting it myself since. Non-blonde for the first time since Dec '99, so now am walkin' around with brown and grey hair...blah!
    Also, after pretty much not appearing in public w/out my contact lenses for about 35+ years, I finally gave in and started wearing my glasses more often (it just got too hard to read w/ my contacts); now, I haven't had my contacts in since about Summer, 2021.
    But it gets worse...pandemic, no more gym. Haven't been to the gym in two years (my gym even disappeared!), and my miniskirt-perfect legs (and hips/bod, ftm) are gone...legs no longer deep, dark brown, nor tailor-made for miniskirts. Rock-solid abs have given way to love handles, OMG! I don't recognize myself, much less the guy in the picture. Don't quite look like a weird hybrid of Andre the Giant (w/out Robin Wright by my side) and Haystacks Calhoun, but sure feel like it! Guess I should've used my camera when it counted, duh! (And can personally attest is better to spend 7+ hrs/wk at the gym than it is spending 7+ hrs/wk chomping Trader's Joe's bagels instead.)
    Severe psychological trauma aside, have done the math on time saved dealing with contact lenses: think 20m/day, every day for well over three decades; turns out the #'s are too big for a calculator. And no quarterly trips for hair (4 hrs/trip, minimum, + $$ saved)...hmm. Guy who does my hair (Steve, who took that portrait pic of me), isn't overly pleased that I haven't shown up for two years...
    Summer needs to get here! More hiking needed!
Photos 1-60 (of 215) of Roman!
I have 215 pics available here (shown below.) Recent pics should always be available for others to see; as I search for some, perhaps if you have any recent pics of me not shown, you will contribute them!
All My Pics: 1-6061-162163-215
Become Detective Schaeffer! Last Pic of Roman before 2022 Visiting With Rosalie Visiting With Kathy With the Groom With the Groom and His Brother
p1874Feb, 2022 p18553-3-2020 p18519-30-2019 p17989-19-2019 p17952018-09 p17962018-09
1200 x 1963, 771K 1600 x 1670, 502K 1600 x 1586, 599K 1600 x 2510, 862K 1600 x 2510, 866K 1600 x 2552, 783K

With the Bride Dinner at Miceli's (Universal City) Michael in the Neighborhood Rosalie in Los Angeles in 2016 Councilman Mitch O'Farrell on Hollywood Blvd Filomena in Deptford, NJ
p17972018-09 p17942016-12 p17922016-03 p17932016-03 p17912015-06 p179012-07-2014
1600 x 1586, 497K 1600 x 1586, 475K 1600 x 2552, 827K 1600 x 1670, 530K 1600 x 2594, 956K 1600 x 1586, 601K

Visiting JJ's House Visiting With Rosalie At Mom's House At Mom's House Visiting With Gloria Nothing Like a Pic With a Random Stranger
p178111-30-2014 p177711-28-2014 p177811-28-2014 p177911-28-2014 p177611-25-2014 p17742014-08
1600 x 1586, 518K 1600 x 1586, 474K 1600 x 1586, 466K 1600 x 1586, 484K 1600 x 2510, 679K 1600 x 2552, 758K

Missed Getting a Photo of the Danish Girl Loved the Food, Dessert and Waitress Angelyne in the Neighborhood No Sign of Mr. Bean in the Area Back Somewhere Non-Disorienting Grabbed This Pic Because (see 'Fun Facts')
p17752014-08 p17732014-06 p17722014-03 p17712014-02 p17702013-09 p17682013-08
1600 x 1670, 718K 1600 x 2510, 710K 1600 x 1670, 587K 1600 x 1586, 556K 1600 x 2635, 951K 1600 x 1670, 629K

Which City is More Lovable? Somebody Who Was in Goodfellas Tommy in the Area Two People, Two Shirts, One Design Eddie in the Neighborhood Foolish Walk in the Snow? (1/3)
p17692013-08 p17672012-11 p17652012-10 p17662012-10 p17642012-09 p17572012-08
1600 x 1628, 643K 1600 x 1628, 531K 1600 x 2594, 728K 1600 x 1628, 624K 1600 x 1586, 643K 1600 x 1670, 754K

Foolish Walk in the Snow? (2/3) Foolish Walk in the Snow? (3/3) Heading into the Darkness (1/2) Heading into the Darkness (2/2) Camera Used for Unintended (?) Purposes Camera Used for Unintended (?) Purposes
p17582012-08 p17592012-08 p17602012-08 p17612012-08 p17622012-08 p17632012-08
1600 x 1628, 636K 1600 x 1670, 683K 1600 x 1712, 641K 1600 x 2552, 847K 1600 x 1670, 639K 1600 x 1628, 549K

Councilman Tom LaBonge at the Fire Dept Eddie in the Neighborhood Councilman Tom LaBonge at the Farmer's Market Visiting With the Mayor (HCP '12) Visiting With Daryl (HCP '12) Visiting With Tom (HCP '12)
p17562012-06 p17552012-05 p17542012-04 p17502012-01 p17512012-01 p17522012-01
1600 x 1586, 586K 1600 x 1628, 706K 1600 x 1628, 643K 1600 x 1670, 506K 1600 x 1670, 566K 1600 x 1628, 531K

Changed Outlook on Life Seeing Marina is Always Fun Eddie in the Neighborhood Accidental Pic is the Favorite (1/3) Accidental Pic is the Favorite (2/3) Accidental Pic is the Favorite (3/3)
p17532012-01 p17492011-10 p17482011-09 p17452011-08 p17462011-08 p17472011-08
1600 x 1670, 538K 1600 x 1628, 493K 1600 x 1670, 620K 1600 x 1712, 817K 1600 x 1712, 798K 1600 x 1712, 840K

Manning the Light and Sound Board Seeing Marina is Always Fun This Photo Probably Shouldn't be Here Murder Mystery Bday Party Surprise Tattoo in Barstow Top of the Sonora Pass
p17442011-06 p17422011-04 p17432011-04 p17412011-03 p17402010-11 p17392010-06
1600 x 1670, 738K 1600 x 1628, 521K 1600 x 2510, 812K 1600 x 1628, 593K 1600 x 2552, 959K 1600 x 1628, 921K

In the Snow at Sequoia Natl Park Moro Rock at Sequoia Natl Park Moro Rock at Sequoia Natl Park Beginning of a Busy Year In the Snow at Sequoia Natl Monument Visiting With Kathy
p17362010-05 p17372010-05 p17382010-05 p17342010-03 p17352010-03 p173012-1-2009
1600 x 2510, 2 1600 x 1586, 612K 1600 x 2552, 2 1600 x 1628, 769K 1600 x 1586, 579K 1600 x 1586, 688K
All My Pics: 1-6061-162163-215
Site last updated April 9, 2022
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