People have such a hard time describing themselves but I think those are four categories in which I'd put myself.
I have my masters degree in applied intelligence. What is that you might ask? I'm gonna be the next James Bond. Except not really. Applied intelligence has given me great research skills and the ability to make confident predictions about things. Undergrad wise, I went to UT (GBO!) and got my BA in poli sci. With that being said, I tend to have my nose in a book. I honestly believe that you only stop learning when you stop trying to learn.
To dovetail off my love of learning comes a love of other cultures. I, like most people, am a bit of an Anglophile. But why stop with British culture? I studied French in high school and Chinese in college. I'm not fluent in either but I love aspects of their cultures. I also had a part time job at a liquor store downtown, so during the summer I got to talk with people from all over and get to know about where they were from. It has sparked an interest in me to get out and see the world a bit more
Gentleman, from what I've heard from those in my day to day live, seem to be in short supply these days. I was raised to have respect for myself and others. And over time, I've continued to cultivate my gentlemanly ways. I clean up pretty well but I also know when it's time to relax and have fun as well. Essentially a gentleman is what he needs to be in a given situation.
Lastly, I'm funny. Laughter truly makes the world more bearable. Granted, my sense of humor can be a bit off color from time to time, I enjoy trying to get a laugh out of people. Playing rugby the last few years has really honed my wit and sarcasm. Pre-match warmups with the boys are a hot bed of innuendo and less than family friendly humor. Like a midget at a urinal, you gotta be on your toes if you want to have any hope of keeping up.
So, when it comes down to it, I'm awesome. You can read about me and get a general idea but the true awesomeness can only be experienced. Also, I may have a third degree,a true BS in bullshitting!
**Disclaimers. By personal choice, I don't have a license. I did however get a learners permit and am working toward taking the road test. With that being said, I assure you that I am not looking for someone to haul me around town.**
Playing rugby with Nashville Rugby Football Club. Come check us out.
Other than that, I'm working on my Chinese skills. I have a crazy idea for a Firefly themed business but my Chinese needs to be better before I get started with it.
I'm also pretty amazing at noticing the small things in stuff: pictures, encounters, situations, you name it. I'm no Sherlock Holmes, but I've got some great situational awareness.
I started cooking when I was in high school and I like to think I can knock out some great dishes. Don't ask me to bake though, it may get messy.
I'm a great hooker as well. (Trust me it's not what you think.)
Personality wise: My sense of humor.
My favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption. I love the story to it and Morgan Freeman is a rather great actor. Intel studies has spurred a deeper interest in spy movies. I love Spy Game, Body of Lies, The Good Shepard, and Burn After Reading. Other than that, I like guy movies (Braveheart, Top Gun). Also, I'll give most any movie a try if it sounds interesting.
As far as books go, I read a lot of current events stuff. I also read sports books. I have a niche carved out of my library for soccer and rugby books. I also enjoy stuff by Clay Travis. Fiction wise, I'm a token Potter fan. I would have been sorted Ravenclaw hands down. And being a guy, I love me some Tom Clancy. Fiction hasn't been my focus but I'm trying to expand in that area. I'm also a huge fan of poetry. On top of all that, I'm a sucker for the $2 and $3 bins outside book stores. I'll rummage through and buy stuff just because it seems interesting.
Food wise, I'll eat just about anything. One of the downsides of not driving is that I've been a bit sheltered with all the great food Nashville has to offer, but I'm lucky enough to live close to east Nashville. Also, I work downtown and I've rooted out a few of the better places that aren't overly touristy.
TV: NCIS, Criminal Minds, Big Bang, Suits, Major Crimes. Those are the main shows I either catch during the week or end up watching on demand when the weekend comes. Apart from those shows, I got sucked into Scream, and Scream Queens. I'm not sure I'm proud of that though, haha. I'm a huge sports fan as well. I mainly follow soccer, rugby, hockey, college football, and college basketball. So if I'm not watching a show, I'll flip it over to a game.
2)My cast iron skillet
Saturday is the more typical night for me to go out. Usually there's a social after the game that day. I'll spend some time with the team and migrate to a few more places I enjoy.
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