'Lo there - the name's Andrew. I'm a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, triple majoring in History, Religious Studies, and Education, trying to work my way through on hourly wages. I'm dating a fantastic woman, and enjoying life.
Fun facts time.
Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong time - that maybe I would have been better off in Victorian London, or perhaps on some Viking longboat in the age of sail. I yearn for the kind of adventure, the kind of culture, that simply doesn't exist anymore... maybe I just need to freeze myself until we colonize mars. For the time being, I'll just satisfy myself as a pseudo-steampunk with viking blood, and the all-powerful interwebs.
I hate that the relgious option on here is so limited. I'm a Unitarian Universalist, and like most UUs, I don't think about religion in simple terms. I'd say Athiest, but that comes with a lot of baggage. I'd list Christianity, because I understand my experience with the divine in those terms, but I'm also an Agnostic, in that I recognize I have a set of beleifs, and not any knowledge. I am laughing about it, because hell, a rib-woman giving her naked man an apple that a talking snake told her to eat? That's humor. I'm also VERY serious about religion, because it's something I study as a UU and as a historian, but I can't put that, because I sound like a fundamentalist.
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman have a wonderful quote about the end of the world in Good Omens, in which they talk about all higher life forms being wiped off the Earth.
Nothing left but dust and fundamentalists.
I live without debt, but I don't save like I should - if I have money, I tend to spend it. I'm generally pretty frugal about what I buy, but I'm a sucker for leather-bound books... or books in general, I suppose. The last three presents I got were sets of shelves so I could fit them all.
I love animals - all animals. I've owned or lived with cats, dogs, raccoons, monkeys, chickens, ferrets, cows, and horses - and one particularly unruly herd of goats. There's something innocent about animals, something pure - and nobody can provide therapy like a dog's fuzzy love.
And lastly... much as I hate to admit it... I'm lonely. I'm a social person, someone who thrives on contact with other people, on cuddling and talking and drinking till three in the morning. Working nights made it really hard to meet new people, though, and I really just would like to find someone who'd like to... be.
I am leather-bound, loquacious, and anachronistic. The only thing I like straight is my bourbon.