I'm at an interesting place in my life right now. Went back to school at 24, looking to blaze through a few gen-eds and finish the IT degree that I started. What I got was a rekindling of old passions and a newfound desire to be a college English professor. Choosing a new career path at 25 has been interesting, to say the least, and it won't be easy. But I can't let that get me down. I know what I want, and I'm ready to do whatever it takes to get there. Knowing that, I can't say I have it bad at all.
I love music. I have played guitar since I was 16, and play metal with my best friend.
I love reading. I also love writing. Mostly fantasy stuff there. Sometimes we've all had enough of the real world for a bit. So why not make a new one? Since picking up my English major at JMU I have discovered a lot of amazing Southern authors as well.
I like to play videogames too, sometimes. Good way to unwind or when creativity is lacking. So is swimming, taking walks, bowling. I've been wanting to get into more outdoorsy stuff (not like the standard sports) but none of my friends are and I'm not sure where to start.
I'm trying to learn some fingerstyle guitar. I'm also writing a YA fantasy novel!
In all honesty it's probably my nerdy sense of humor.
Most all of Hemingway. Rivers by Michael Farris Smith. Serena by Ron Rash. The Millionaires by Inman Majors. The Clearing by Tim Geautreax. I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita. People Of Paper by Salvador Plascencia. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. The Devil's Dream by Lee Smith. Yvain, the Knight with the Lion by Chretien de Troyes. Fahrenheit 451, Huck Finn, Moby Dick.
That's not quite all. I could go forever.
Movies: Mostly comedy and action movies. The giant barrage of superhero movies is a fine thing to me, at least until the bubble on it bursts and they start getting completely ridiculous.
Music: Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Mastodon, Devin Townsend, Agalloch, Protest the Hero, Gojira, Sigh, Opeth. (metal)
Rush, Yes, Genesis, Kansas, Cream, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd. (classic rock)
Elmore James, Jonny Lang, Danny Gatton, SRV, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf. (blues)
That's not even close to all.
Food: I like Mexican food, Italian food, some Chinese food... and I love good ol' American food too. Of course, bacon. Spicy things. Alcoholic beverages are cool too. Even though they don't count as food. But while we're on that topic... Stouts, hard cider, fruity wheat beer, whiskey/bourbon.
Shows: Doctor Who. The Blacklist. Parks And Rec. Chuck. Orphan Black. Breaking Bad.
Music, art, writing, and other forms of expression.
Goals and a sense of direction.
I appear to have all these things so life is pretty damn good.
I'm not big into the college party or club scene, but I can handle it after a few drinks. Smaller groups are fine, either for nights out or nights in. I'm versatile.
I own way too many good-smelling things.