I'm a nerd, a geek, whatever word or label you want to use. I enjoy Pop Culture and nerdy things such as Comics, Dungeons and Dragons, Movies, Video Games, etc. But that isn't all there is to me. I'm a dedicated person who strives to do what's he thinks is best. I'll achieve any goal I set my mind to. Case in point; in 2011 I hit an all time low (or High, depending on your point of view) of 420 pounds. Since February, I've started losing weight, and I have no intentions of stopping until at least 250. As of now, I've whittled it down to 288.
I'm unfathomably hopeful about the future. If I can do the above in just over a year, you (whoever "you" are) can do anything.
Currently I work at a McDonalds, but as much as I enjoy my job (I know, right?) I do truly look forward to moving beyond it. My *dream* job is to own my own restaurant, dedicated to Americana and Detroit Style Food - All freshly grilled.
I am straight edge. I am not better than you simply because of this. I respect anyone's right to do to their body what they will, however I cannot fathom the concept of willingly poisoning your body and clouding your mind and judgement. I don't like the idea that if the need arises, I can't make a clear-headed call because I'd been boozing it up a moment earlier. I prefer to keep my clear head because of this, and since then I've been the designated Responsible one of my friends.
I am a Christian Liberal. I hate to use Political terminology, but I suppose it's true. I fully believe in God, Jesus, and the like, but I also feel that Religion and State are two separate beasts.
Lately, my religion has become more important to me in life than before, and I'd respect you if you respected that.
Also, I really love Pro Wrestling. Yes, it's fake. Yes, it's silly. But its still fun to watch.
I'm starting to think that my future may lie in something I'd never expected; The church. I enjoy the idea of teaching, and I have a hard time thinking that what many churches preach is correct. Many a night, I've wondered if they were wrong, or if they were focusing on the wrong thing. And I like the idea that I could fix that.
However, more recently, I've turned my attentions toward the goal of spreading positive feelings in the shape of food to everyone. I've started cooking more often, and I'm working towards a degree in the Culinary arts, so that I can, eventually, open up my own restaurant.
All of this, I do because I believe in myself. If there's one thing you take away from reading any of this, take away this; The simple act of believing in yourself can lead you to accomplishing astounding things. Doing the impossible.
My favorite book of all time is Jurassic Park with Journey to the Centre of the Earth in a close second.
As for my favorite movies, I'll drop whatever I'm doing to watch Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, or Ghostbusters.
When it comes to music, my favorite band is Metallica, followed closely by The Beatles. Cliché, I know, but its true. I do like all kinds of music, though, its just I'm picky about which songs I listen to in those genres.
Also, Rush is one of the greatest bands to ever exist. My proof is the album 2112 and the song Rivendell.
Food wise, I love Coney Dogs and Hamburgers. So much so that my dream is to open my own restaurant with a clear 50's-60's cruisin' USA theme. In my head, I've already got the decor and menu sorted out, and hopefully I can make AJ's Pitstop a reality one day.
I do feel, however, that one thing I could probably never go without is humor. Now that I think about it, a world without humor, or a life without humor, is a life... I'd rather not live, honestly. Seems too dull.
Hell, if you just want to play some games or D&D, I'd love it.