Profile: Meagan Jones (aka “Meagan Aaron”)

Meagan Leigh Jones. Same middle name as me, just the girl version. And now, the same last name as well.

How I met Meagan

We met online, as all good friendships begin, right? It was just before I left for Saudi. One of the first things I told her was, “Yeah, I should have met you sooner. I’m leaving for Saudi for nine and half months.”

She said, “That’s okay. We can just be long distance friends.”

And so we were.

Who Meagan is

  • My wife
  • The mother of my step-son
  • The woman I’m in love with

What Meagan likes

  • Dresses (and the shopping that goes along with buying those dresses)
  • Books (and reading them)
  • Photography (and taking photos)

One fact about Meagan

She has a scar on her chest near her collarbone. She scraped herself on a pool ladder when she was young. It’s one of those imperfections that makes her even more perfect.

One reason I like Meagan

She’s optimistic to a fault. When she gets mad, she can’t stay mad. When there’s a problem in the way, she looks for how to make it okay, better. When she’s sad, she cries… but when she’s not sad, she smiles and laughs and sparkles her eyes.

One memory I have of Meagan

Zoo day. It was almost a perfect day, definitely a perfect time spent together. We didn’t argue. We just loved. I can’t even write about it clearly without crying right now. I’ll keep the details between me and her.

Meagan in one word


What ticks you off?

If you pay attention, you can tell a lot about a person by what ticks them off.

I hate slow Internet. I can’t stand spending money on stupid things. And I waste more time complaining about complainers than is helpful for me or the complainers.

These are the things that tick me off. Like a time fuse on a bomb, these are the things that control when, even how, I explode.

When I think of great men, though, I know the things that annoy them are far greater. Great men get annoyed by great things.

  • Slavery
  • Poverty
  • Disease
  • Addiction
  • Loneliness
  • Desperation
  • Indifference

I don’t mean great on a scale between good and bad. I mean it in terms of grandeur or magnitude. The things that annoy great men are far more significant than the things that annoy me.

How I’m learning zip codes

Real estate.

And service scheduling.

For the past couple years, I’ve been interested in real estate investing. I haven’t purchased my first property yet, but I’m going to do it.

I’ve been looking on the MLS. I look on the maps to find where properties are located.

After a while, the zip codes start to look familiar. I get to know where a place might be located based on the zip code alone.

I’ve lived in Louisville most of my life, but I never knew much about the zip codes, except the ones I lived in.

For the past couple months, I’ve been working at Sonitrol. Recently, I’ve been in charge of scheduling service routes.

In order to get the most done each day that we can, it helps to have guys run to jobs that are close to one another.

I look at the addresses. Then I look at the maps and plan where the techs will go.

After a while, the zip codes start to look familiar. I get to know where a place might be located based on the zip code alone.

That’s how I’m learning zip codes, at least in Louisville.

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