Fall 1998 and Summer 1999 Intramural Soccer Champions!

Welcome to my homepage!

Thanks for stopping by and paying me a visit! My name is Eric and this is my homepage. For those of you who don't know me, I've included several high quality scanned photographs of myself like the one on the right. Now, if you see me on the street, you'll be able to stop and say hi, and tell me what you think of my webpage. (Anyone who's interested in seeing a real picture of me can find one here.)

And now for some bare bones personal information:

Wow, you must be pretty bored if you've gotten this far into the page. But hey, I thank you for your interest! So, let me tell you a little about myself.

As I mentioned above, I'm 23 years old, and am currently attending UW-Madison, majoring in computer science. Now, those of you who knew me a few years ago but haven't talked to me in awhile, may be saying to yourself, "Wait a minute, I thought he was majoring in genetics!" Well, that changed about two years ago.

At the end of my second year of college, I found myself to be completely sick of all the biological science courses I was taking. All those classes simply involved memorizing stuff, and then regurgitating it on the exam. To me it felt more like brainwashing than learning. I didn't feel like I was using my mind at all. So, I looked into other possible majors. Math and computer science were both areas I showed great ability in during high school. Also, they both involved using my mind to solve problems, something I enjoy but never had a chance to do in my biology classes. So I enrolled in both math and computer science classes, and soon found that computer science was exactly what I wanted to do.

I am amazed that you are still reading this! I thought the above paragraph would have had most people hitting their back button as fast as they could. Well, I appreciate your interest. (Unless, of course, you are a stalker. In that case, GET LOST YOU FREAK!)

Now, let's see, where was I... Well, I grew up in Sheboygan, WI (voted the best place to raise a family by Reader's Digest), where my older brother Jason and I were raised by two of the greatest parents in the world, Ron and Carol Lesch. I attended South High School, where I was involved in many activities during high school, and recieved many awards. (Anyone interested in a list of activities and awards, click here. I must warn you though, it may be rather sickening to some.)

Those of you who are regular visitors to my website (okay, I know I'm kidding myself), you probably have noticed I've made some changes. I got rid of that aweful background (I don't know what I was thinking when I chose that) that made it impossible to read the text. I also got rid of that annoying Rush clip that most people probably didn't bother waiting to download. It was also hard to understand what Geddy was saying, so I just put the lyrics in place of the embedded wav file. Last of all, I've added some pictures. Links to the pics are sprinkled throughout this page, but if you're interested in seeing all of them, click here.

Okay, okay, I know I haven't updated my page in a long time. To be honest with you though, if you actually noticed, I'm worried about you. Real worried. Here's the scoop on my life as it stands right now. As you can see on the top of the page, I played a little soccer this fall. Yes, I was tricked into playing by my roommate Erick (pictured at left). It was a co-rec (that means co-ed) team in the recreational division. I had a great time, and we won the championship. That means we get T-shirts! Although I've never mentioned it on this page before, I also spend a lot of my time slaving away (okay, slaving probably isn't the right word) at the DoIT Help Desk, where I've worked for about a year and a half. For those of you not familiar with the UW, the DoIT Help Desk does phone-in tech support for the entire UW.

When I'm not working, I seem to be spending a disproportionate amount of my time working on my projects for Comp Sci 638. It's really a great class though, and I've learned a ton. Maybe if I get a chance, I'll put some information about the various projects up on this page. Some of the stuff is actually pretty cool.

Right now I'm just sitting here with my friend Rachel Ryan trying to figure out what to do with myself since she dragged me off to the computer lab. Okay, not "right now" as in the time you are actually reading this. (Don't go searching the labs for me you stalkers!). "Right now" refers the the instance of time that I'm sitting here writing this. I know, you're probably thinking, "Man, is this guy whacked!", but hey, I'm bored, so I can be goofy if I want. (Hey Rachel, I know you'll probably read this, so just so you know, I lied about being bored. I'm really having a great time!).

Okay, that's all I have for now. Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting updates. I've gotten some requests to add more stick figures, so maybe I'll do that. If you're lucky there may be another update before I graduate. =)

Hey, guess what?! I've updated my page again. Because of popular demand (I swear, my phone is ringing off the hook about this), I've added a few new stick figures, like the one to the left of my friend Sara. Sara was really upset that Rachel got a whole paragraph in my last update, and she got left out. She kept trying to give me guilt trips, so in order to appease her, I've included a great picture of her doing what she does best (just kidding Sara =P). Now, it would probably make more sense if I removed some of the earlier paragraphs about future updates, but heck, that would just be WAY too much work right now. Oh, and by the way, I had 52 hits last week - a new record! It's nice to know that I have so many great fans. Thanks a bunch guys. ;P

Here are some of my favorite websites:

Packers Plus Online - The best place for Packer news and stories.

Rush/The National Midnight HomePage - The best site for Rush (the band not the man) fans.
ESPNET Sportszone - NFL - Another good place for NFL news.
Yahoo! - A good place to find whatever it is you're looking for.

The Dilbert Zone - A good place to go for a laugh.

Net boy, net girl, send your signal 'round the world
Let your fingers walk and talk, and set you free.
Net boy, net girl, send your impulse 'round the world
Put your message in a modem, and throw it in the cyber sea.
-Neil Peart

Thanks for paying a visit to my webpage. If you have any comments, send them to ejlesch@students.wisc.edu.
Page last updated 7/11/2005.