Yeah, I know. I sound like some type of religious fanatic, freak, and/or nut. I'm really not though. I just have a passion for God and compassion for others. I've been told I'm a pretty cool person to hang out and/or talk with. But I'll leave that up to you to find out.
Being a guy, I do stupid things sometimes, but alot of people have told me that I am pretty mature for my age. I was never really into partying during my time in college. I was the more studious type, although I do have some pretty funny stories to tell. I can also be pretty sarcastic at times.
I am very close to my family and would do anything for them.
My parents raised me to be a gentleman so I do still open doors for girls, pull out chairs, etc... Unfortunately people are surprised I act like that. I guess that just shows the regress of chivalry in America. I have also been told that I'm an excellent listener.
I'm pro-life and a young Earth creationist. I'm also a member of the NRA and an Eagle Scout (from back when the Boy Scouts had values). Yeah...I'm a nerd. Don't let my "right wing" values scare you. I'm more open minded than you would think.
Five years ago I lost around 30 pounds after a health scare in the family and have been very athletic ever sense.
Whenever I have a stressful day and pretty much whenever I have the chance I enjoy going to the gym, running, or biking outside. I find working out relaxing. There is no feeling like the kind you get after a good work out. It's kind of like a natural high, especially after a good run. I work out at least 5 days a week and try to go on a long walk every day. I love to run! It's such a great way to relieve stress and reduce anxiety. It's caused me to have two separate knee surgeries within 1 1/2 years from one another but that hasn't slowed me down.
I was born and raised in Tennessee but spent several years in North Carolina.
I enjoy traveling and would love to spend a year exploring the world if I had the time and money.
Movies: The Passion of the Christ, The Nativity Story, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The Prestige, Spiderman, Spiderman 2, Spiderman 3, The Santa Clause, The Book of Eli, Stargate, I am legend, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Star Wars, Disney Pixar, The Patriot, Inception, Toy Story, Spiderman 1, Die Hard 3, Die Hard 4, Iron Man 2, The Emperor's New Groove, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Ironman Anchorman, The legend of ron burgundy, Kung Pow! Enter the Fist, Enter the Fist, Blades of Glory, Casino Royale, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, A Night at the Roxbury, Superstar, Hook, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III, A Night at the Museum, Equilibrium, Rambo 4, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, The Crow, Anger Management, Fight Club, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of The Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End, Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Harder, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Live Free or Die Hard, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Goodburger, The curious case of Benjamin Button, Tin Man, Where the Wild Things Are, Star Trek
Skillet, Pillar, Falling Up, ApologetiX, Living Sacrifice, Staple, A Fine Frenzy, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Run Kid Run, Barlow Girl, Relient K, Kutless, Nickel Creek, FM Static, Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson, Mat Kearney, Shawn McDonald, Seven Places, Kids in the Way, Project 86, Spoken, Switchfoot, Superchic, Chris Tomlin, Audio Adrenaline, P.O.D., Toby Mac, Underoath, Children 18:3, Dead Poetic, Demon Hunter, Flyleaf, Emery, Evanescence, Matthew Smith, Thousand Foot Krutch, Creed, Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael Jackson, Jonas Brothers, A-Teens, Anberlin
Video games: Anything The Legend of Zelda related, Mario related, and Donkey Kong related. Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Halo 1 and 2.
Food: Anything American or Italian. But I'll try anything once!
2.) My Faith
3.) My Family
4.) My Friends
5.) My Church
6.) My Christian brothers and sisters
If you want to get technical, I guess I couldn't go without:
1.) God (no one would exist without Him)
I also think alot about getting married and having a family of my own. I would love nothing more than to be a husband and father.
1.) I'm a virgin.
2.) I'm saving myself for marriage.
I also have a pretty interesting bucket list. Below are a few things that I have been able to check off of it.:
1.) Going skydiving (I'm pretty much hooked on it)
2.) High-fiving a monkey
3.) Accidentally cutting my mouth open with a piece of ice
4.) Streaking around my seminary apartment complex
5.) Being one of the first people on the scene of a forest fire and risking my life to put it out (I got offered a job as a volunteer fire fighter later that day.) (The fire was only a few hundred yards from my college and it was traveling in it's direction.)
Below are some of my pet-peeves. (not in any particular order)
1.) People who don't signal while driving
2.) TV preachers and all their false teachings
3.) People who aren't sanitary (i.e. not washing hands after using the restroom, not hygienic in general)
4.) People who control others with their emotions
5.) People who claim they are Christians but don't even try to live like one. (I understand we all make mistakes and give into temptation but it's the people that claim to be Christians yet don't even realize they are not living like one that I'm talking about.)
6.) Arrogant people
1.) Spiders that have the same body type as black widows and/or are in their webs
2.) Old fashioned dolls
3.) Marionette dolls
5.) Heights (only when I'm standing on something high up looking down)
6.) Furby (yes, the child's toy)
I'm addicted to working out and I love giving platelets. (never for profit though)