My main profession is that I am a Specialist in the US Army National Guard. I have been on an Afghanistan tour, but mainly I stay in California.
I am Roman Catholic and its a big deal for me. I try to stay theologically engaged and consistent with my thoughts on the spiritual reality of things. I have volunteered with my Church and will continue to do so in the future. That said, I have no problem talking to individuals of different religions with sensitivity.
I am a social conservative Republican loyalist but this doesn't forbid me from having liberal Democratic friends. I am pretty laid back and rather blunt. I don't like to sugar coat differences or deceive anyone into thinking that we are compatible when we obviously are not.
Feel free to send me a message as I always have an interest in international relations, culture, foods, religion, politics, occupations, and ways of life. I have had pen pals since 2000 and I tend to use internet messengers to talk to people rather than message back all the time. I often use google translator, so I am totally willing to communicate in your language. I am not an English major, but if you want to improve your English skills I will do what I can.
Symphonic and Power Metal including Nightwish, Within Temptation, Dragon Force, Apocalyptica, Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, Xandria, Epica, Kamelot, Delain, Eluveitie, Theatre of Tragedy, and Lunatica.
Rock including Metalica, Disturbed, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, Limp Bizcuit, Papa Roach, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Green Day, and a lot of other bands.
I also enjoy classical music especially movie themes, some types of techno trances, immediate music, some American soft rock, and on occasion jazz at concerts. I am very picky with the songs I like and seldom invest much time in the lyrics. My focus is more on the instrumentation with leads me to disfavor Country, Rab, and Pop. That said, I am very tolerant of other people's musical tastes except for some kinds of Rap and harsher aspects of Rock.
Food: I am very picky with foods. I like very few fruits like apples, oranges, peaches, grapes, and that's about it. I tend to like fruit juices more than the actual fruits themselves. I am not as picky with vegetables but basically the same deal. I do enjoy all sorts of pastas, pizzas, Italian foods, most Chinese foods, and some Mexican food. I tend to enjoy American hamburgers and hot dogs. I like Root beer, Mountain Dew, Vault, Dr. Pepper, Grape soda, Orange soda, but I can stand most other sodas as well. I do not particularly like alcohol that much with the small exception of some wines.