Originally posted by TomSportsHack
I am I.
That covers it, right?
OK, that was cute for a while. And it held the spot nicely while I thought of something interesting to say about myself. Those of you who know who I am and what I do for money (and there are way too many ) may find the idea of me at a loss for words surprising. But really ... getting me to talk about me is the hardest thing in the world simply because I figure there's gotta be something more interesting to talk about. I'm just me.
Iím 36 years old, single (never been married) and I tend to be sort of shy with people I don't know too well.* I grew up in Florida as the grandson of Kentucky transplants but have also lived in Wyoming (two different occasions) and central Oregon.
* OK, that's not true. I'm shyer than I usually care to admit, sometimes to the point that people think Iím standoffish or stuck-up. I'm not -- I'm just trying to come up with something to say that doesnít sound stupid to me. At parties, I'm the one trying to blend with the wallpaper.
My mom is a registered nurse and has been for almost 40 years now. She raised two sons on her own after getting divorced; my younger half-brother still lives in Florida and is a probation officer.
My late father was a police officer and for a while I thought about following in his footsteps. This tends to shape some of, but not all of, my politics. I think some of you consider me a raving leftist at this point
but when it comes time to do something about bad things or bad people I tend to favor going straight for the jugular. That said, I tend to place the rights of the individual to be free from interference on a higher pedestal than any governmentís alleged "right to know everything" or the business communityís "right to do anything."
My hobbies include watching sports (mainly baseball, football and NASCAR, with minor dalliances in hockey and college basketball) reading, cooking, music and nearly anything related to horses. And a bunch of people who know me are saying, "I never would have guessed that last one from his clothes. NOT!"
Musically, I listen to almost anything as long as it's not rap or death metal. Iíve got George Strait, Duran Duran, Ian Tyson
, Ratt, Miles Davis
, Chris LeDoux
, Harry Connick Jr. and New Grass Revival sitting on the same CD shelf at home and the need for musical variety and dislike of commercials
has XM permanently implanted in my car now.
I'm kind of a movie nut -- I'm a regular visitor to the DVD section at the local stores and I've had a home theater rig for several years. TV-wise, the only show I make time to watch these days is Alias
, although I think Threat Matrix
is kind of OK and I wish I had time to catch up on 24
, NYPD Blue
and Third Watch
. I'm not a fan of American sitcoms (too silly and my sense of humor is pretty dry) or of shows where somebody gets fired, voted off the island, kicked out of the house or hotel at the end of the episode or doesn't receive a rose.
I work a lot and that cuts into my social life, which probably explains why I'm still single. Which is not to say I'm not looking (I am), but I haven't found the person Iím looking for yet and I'd rather not date a girl just to say "Yeah, Iím seeing somebody" when I kind of hope to find something more complicated than that.