Well, it's interesting that this is going to be my first blog post EVAR on D-Toid. I've actually been a long, long, loooooong time lurker and just joined yesterday! Why did I wait so long? Don't know! I think it stems from having a lot of content on the old 1-Up site and I didn't want to build a new collection! But I started from the bottom now I'm here. Or somewhere vaguely close to here. So on with the show!
1. I'm a loner in an extrovert's clothing
Strange but true. I am completely comfortable and quite fun to have around in social situations! I've always been a bit of a snarky goof, and it gets quite a bit of play in different groups. That said, I'd much rather be home by myself than hanging out at a bar or a club. Too much smoke and glitter makeup for an old soul like me!
2. I'm really not that exciting to hang out with
See above. But seriously, if we don't have similar interests, you are going to HATE hanging out with me. I take my hobbies very seriously, but most people don't really get them. That's fine with me, honestly. But it does get a bit strange when people see me act incredibly wacky, and then be completely quiet and reserved the next time they see me. It tends to make people think I'm not very friendly. And, they might be right!
3. I work in the hospitality industry, but I just don't like most people!
Well, it's not that I don't like them. They just bother me! I've worked retail and food service for my entire working career (with a wicked-short stint in journalism!) and had to deal with the most disrespectful and downright mean folks you can imagine. I've always liked to believe that most people are really good on the inside, but when people are out buying last-minute Christmas gifts, they turn into monsters!
4. I <3 the FGC
Some of my earliest and most treasured gaming memories are of playing Street Figher II with my Dad on the SNES. We spent a solid weekend on playing that damn game, with nothing but toilet breaks and turkey sandwiches to keep us going. From then on, I've always been a hardcore fighting game nut. Even though I'm no longer as competitive as I once was, I still follow the scene and the personalities. There's few things I like as much as sitting down after a long day of work and watching some killer tournament matches. Gets me moist just thinking about it...
5. I brew beer for a living!
Yup! It's a pretty sweet gig! If you have any questions about zymurgy, I'm your guy!
6. I'm super-sensitive to caffeine
What? A gamer without caffeine is like a squirrel without a nut, right? Well, I used to be that guy. You know the one. The stereotype? Yep. Four or five Mt. Dew cans per day was pretty normal for me. Turns out that when you get older, shit changes! I can only handle a tiny, tiny bit before I turn into a quivering, palpitating mess. Think the quivering, jiggly bits of offal in the Doom games, but without all the blood and guts.
7. I have wicked bad allergies
Ever had a Doctor tell you to move to another state because of your allergies? Yeah. Me neither *cough*.
8. I was a history major in college
Yet another pit-stop on the road to my current career. That said, I'm still a historian at heart and I have a deep and ever growing passion for going back to the past, to learn about shitty dictators who sucked ass. I specialized in Greco-Roman history but continue to appreciate the rich history of the world as it unfolded in countless places around the world. Think history is boring? Think again. It has and will continue to influence your favorite games, T.V. shows, movies, and music. History (like science) rules!
9. I worship at the church of Youtube
My god. I could not imagine, and dare not think of, a greater tragedy than Youtube server maintenance. I have found so much insight, strength, comedy, terror, and all around entertainment there that I cannot imagine my life without it now. I feel like that's just as bad as watching a lot of T.V., but meh! It's my life! You can't tell me what to do! I'm not listening! *blows raspberry*
10. I love pie
Oh sweet Anubis of the deep, I love pie. Cherry, cookies and cream, Key Lime. Gimme. In my mouth. Down to the belly. Forever and ever. Amen.
So that's it! I guess I'm done for now. Hopefully I get the motivation to write more of these damn things! It's so cathartic and affirming. Not to mention sexy. Did I say sexy? I meant really sexy. Peace out!