Yo! So the rundown. The good, the bad, and the ugly of you will…
I live in California, couldn’t live anywhere else but I’d like to visit everywhere else.
I love vocabulary words, always have, always will. I’m always looking to add another obscure word to the filing cabinet in my head. My favorite words to say are pusillanimous and palpable because I love how those words just roll off the tongue.
Got 86 units working towards my B.A. and already have my A.S.T. in Criminal Justice. As for a B.A. in Criminal Justice? Maybe, but maybe not, I don’t want to pigeon hole myself. Regardless, my proudest academic achievement was completing AP Euro as a 14 year old chip off the old block, holy hell that class had a course load not to mention juggling that with football(the only sport I care about).
As for my profession, Loss Prevention Lead Detective at the moment but looking for that next step when it comes. But I love what I’m doing, so at least I don’t want to blow my brains out when I’m going to work. External apprehensions, internal investigations, audits, driving down shortage through various methods that I come up with, debits, general liability claims, worker’s comp, coaching, interviewing, hiring, WOR RLU ORC BOLO, I love it.
So my academic background, present employment, my vocabulary quirk, this looks like a resume! Good God!
Well as for me, academics and profession aside, I live with my lady who I’ve been with through thick and thin for almost 4 years now. She has a pretty big nerd side as well, something I had to dig out of her when we first met. I love her to hell and back and back again and I feel pretty lucky to have found someone that loves me for all my good and bad and ugly qualities as well.
I’ve had the same true, best friends, family even, since I was 14. We met in AP classes and in football. It was the first time in my life I met people who I could be my complete self with and that felt pretty good. You know who you are!
My family is A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Most dysfunctional BUT understanding and welcoming people on Earth. When you have been through the absolute WORST things that can happen to a human being, well it either enlightens you to want to help others avoid that same hardship or just bitter about life. They took the former route and it’s allowed me to have a pretty good perspective on things.
I love football(not the broken body parts so much or the bad back) but I’ll leave playing the sport to my younger self and just cheer on my Dallas Cowboys from the couch.
I love video games and horror and reading good books and guns(getting my license to carry a concealed weapon was a HERCULEAN FEAT) and science and words and people and philosophy and of course… ANIME
The reason I got into anime(though I wager my adoration was an inescapable fate) was my brother in law. He loved anime. Back when I was 5 or 6 he would introduce me to shows. Next thing you know I’m watching Berserk and Dragon Ball Z and other classics.
Then I discovered Naruto in 5th grade or so. Toonami WAS my anime provider. No internet(I didn’t get internet until I was 18) BUT the day I convinced my household to get internet… my anime bubble popped.
They came out with new shows every season in Japan? There were HUNDREDS of shows?! I HAD MISSED ALL THAT?!
I consumed the greats, all the anime both new and old that never got a good foothold in the U.S. over a year. I was ravenous. Good, bad, ugly, didn’t matter.
So my knowledge of anime went from DVD’s my brother in law shared, Cartoon Network and toonami, to IFC On Demand and whatever I could scrounge from our Xfinity. THEN THE INTERNET.
And around that same time me and my buddies started to go to Anime Expo and other odd cons around Cali.
These days, with how special and scarce my free time is, I have to regularly decide between family, friends, pets, hobbies, games, movies, and anime.
So now that I’m laying my Masters Winston Over Watch account to rest, I’m excited to spend that extra time and dedication on multiple nerd interests… AFTER social obligations have been satisfied of course!
I look forward to this blog. Should be fun!
And so now that’s me in a nutshell. I hope you didn’t bother to read all that, but if you did?! I look forward to being stalked!