I don't drink, so I'm really not fond of the bar scene. I'm more of an introvert and would also prefer being in a quieter place because I believe its easier to talk with someone. But once I get to know someone it much easier to joke around and be relaxed.
For ten summers I worked at two summer camps up north in Eagle River. During my time there, we've had staff from France, England, Portugal, Japan, Germany, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada,Australia, and probably a few other countries that I can't think of at the moment. Since we're stuck in the middle of the woods with little to do, we all usually grow close. Its really refreshing to be surrounded by people from different walks of life.
I've worked there for so long that camp is a 2nd family to me. I got my start there at 18 years old, my high school teacher recruited me to work there with him. I worked with him every summer there and he's my surrogate father figure. The camp owners are are an elderly couple and I consider them another set of grandparents. I consider their kids another few sets of uncles and aunts. Their grand kids are my age and we're friends too. As I mentioned earlier I worked there for ten summers and in that time, many of the campers have grown up and become staff members themselves. Its been amazing watching then grow up every summer and being at camp is like having 60 extra younger brothers. Its been amazing. All my close friends are camp friends and I wish they lived closer.
My actual family is filled with more turmoil. My father passed when I was 11 years old. My mother would become involved with physically abusive men and it was heart breaking watching her allow herself to be treated like a piece of property. As a result, I've evolved into a feminist. Being a male and being a feminist is difficult sometimes. I notice an attractive woman and then I feel guilty about it lol. I'm slow to make a move while dating, cuz I want to be as respectful as possible.
I am the oldest of eight, with two younger half sisters ages five and fourteen. I love them to death and worry about them. I couldn't love them anymore if they were my own and try and spend time with them when I can.
I'm going to veer away from talking about family for a bit. Wasn't sure how to smoothly make the transition lol
I'm really fond of stories. Stories can lift your spirits when you're feeling down, they can move you and bring you to tears, they can educate you while entertaining you, and I hope most stories will inspire people to be better. I have a fairly large dvd and comic book collection. Seeing a play can be fun, but its been ages since I've seen one.