Greeting all! It is Thursday again meaning it is time for another installment of the Rotating Features blog! The dice have been been tossed and the featured topic has been chosen.
As promised, this week I am taking the easy way out and giving everyone a little glimpse behind the curtain. I probably should have wrote this blog earlier, but hey, life happens. So without further procrastination, here is a little bit about me.
I am, as many of you already know, from the United States of America. To be more specific, I was born and raised near Cincinnati, Ohio. As any good Ohio native, I am an avid fan of American football, so yeah, GO BUCKEYES!! At the tender age of 18-years-old, I finally ventured from the nest and decided to make out on my own by joining the United States Air Force.
I am still active duty military and have been stationed more than a few places, my favorite being Robins Air Force Base in beautiful middle Georgia. This is where I met some of my best friends as well as my wife and I would eventually like to retire there...one day. Currently I am stationed in South Korea, again, and while I do love the assignment, I still miss my family, the states, and of course the events like JordanCon I am unable to attend.
There are the basics, but it doesn't really tell you anything about me. To know me, you have to know music is my first passion. I have been playing guitar since I was four, over two decades, and I play bass guitar, drums, sing, and record. I actually brought everything I need to do some song writing and recording while I am out here. My musical tastes have changed some over the years, but I still love my metal music, but I also appreciate southern rock, classical, Spanish style guitar, and even just a sultry voice and a piano.
As far as literature, I am far behind many of you. Growing up I hated reading. It did not change until some deployments in the early 2000’s. I did not begin reading the Wheel of Time series until 2006 but was instantly hooked! I sped through the books, and was then left waiting like everyone else for Knife of Dreams to come out.
So other than play music and read, what do I do for fun? Well I will actually say live action role-playing (LARPing) was king of my free time for a while. Again, this was another thing I found out about in Georgia. I do like tabletop gaming, as well as video games. I also enjoy weight lifting and running. Making LARP weapons is another fun hobby, which has lead to some profit as well. Fishing has been the king of my time more recently. It will be interesting to fish here in Korea as I am unfamiliar with the fish, their behaviors, habits, etc. Should be a good challenge.
All in all, this is me in a nutshell. Just a regular dude who love football, fishing, rocking out, but is still a loud and proud geek too! Not much better than getting into a goodhearted argument with some close friend over whether David Tennant or Matt Smith was a better Doctor. Or just having a cup of tea with a pipe while wearing Cthulhu slippers.
As always I hope you enjoyed this installment of the Rotating Features blog. Until next time, this is Azeryn signing off to continue the daunting task of unpacking after adding a little bit too much Irish Cream to my tea.