But I'm way too smart for you
Even my henchmen think I'm crazy
I'm not surprised that you agree
If you could find some way to be
A little bit less afraid of me
You'd see the voices that control me
From inside my head
Say I shouldn't kill you yet...
I grew up in a small town in northern Georgia, and moved to Florida as soon as I could, because life in the mountains was driving me out of my gourd. I've never been a country boy, though my brother certainly is. But just because I'm not as much of a redneck as my family doesn't mean I'm prim and proper and stuck up. I know how to let my hair down (though you probably couldn't tell, since I keep it cut short).
My current adventure is learning how to be a grad student. I'm working toward a Ph.D. at the University of South Florida. Hooray for ramen. Computers are my primary hobby, and my subject of study (majoring in Computer Science and Engineering), but I have a life outside of computers, too.
My primary hobby is photography; I have a DSLR and I know how to use it. I'm not the best photographer in the world, but I'm good enough to enjoy myself, and occasionally earn some praise from my friends and relatives (and sometimes even other photographers). My favorite subjects include fireworks and small wildlife (mostly squirrels and ducks), but I'll shoot anything that holds still in front of my lens long enough.
I spend as much time at Walt Disney World as I can. (It's not as expensive as you'd think, since my dad's a cast member.) Epcot is my favorite park, and Illuminations: Reflections of Earth is by far my favorite fireworks show; I like to shoot it almost as much as I like to watch it.
I'm a proud uncle. My brother has a son, and I think he's the cutest kid in the world. But, of course, I'm biased. Also, I'm an honorary uncle to my friends' son (who is the second-cutest kid in the world).
I give my time (and my blood) to the Red Cross, as a disaster volunteer. Not everyone is as fortunate as I am, and I want to give back to the community; the Red Cross is the best place for me to do so.
(By the way: I don't actually live in Tampa yet. I still live in Bartow, because I'm still looking for an apartment.)