What influences me you ask? Below is a list of things that I love, and some things that play a role in my life as I continue to grow.
1. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Who doesn’t love it? I mean all of the racial issues, the things the gang does. I started watching the show in the second season and back then if I would have asked anyone if they knew about it they would have said no. Now everybody knows about it. If you want a good laugh, you’ll watch this show.
2. Forensic Science.
My major. In college I spent almost every day analyzing scenes, learning how to collect evidence, and the reagents used to get the job done. I did not become interested in this field through CSI, in fact I’ve only seen 2 episodes. Now I’m an Officer in the United States Navy and I don’t do Forensic Science daily but its definitely something I want to turn back to.
I have no idea how or why but I definitely am obsessed with Russia and am trying to learn the Russian language. I took Russian literature and language classes when I was in college and was in the Russian club. It was extremely informative and I’m still plan on learning how to speak Russian and hopefully live there for at least a little while.
4. Video Games
What’s life without video games? Horrible. I don’t play video games very often but I love them, especially halo of course. I own an xbox 360 and I play as often as I can. I like first person and third person shooter games, as I’m sure you can tell by some of my older posts.
5. The Steelers
In case you didn’t know my blood isn’t red… its black and gold. I’m a hard core Steelers fan and I love Troy Polamalu #43! I try to catch every game and normally with beer and wings when I’m at home. Love these guys:) They never fail to disappoint and on occasion that they do, they know that their fans are still backing them up 100%.
6. Burn Notice
All I needed was one day with the flu and four hours to be completely hooked on this show. I watched season 1, and 8 episodes of season 2 in ummm 3 days. Micheal Weston is the man. I wonder if Jeffery Donovon relates to him in real life? Currently I just watched the 100th episode and it was awesome. This show has stunned me through the first 6 seasons and 2 episodes into the 7th, the cast and crew do not disappoint. We’ll see what happens on the series finale.
7. The Navy
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in forensic science I headed off to join the military and ended up with a first tour on a destroyer out of Norfolk. It was a great ride and I’ve been shipped off to Japan for my second tour and my sister has joined me straight out of college. We are living it up over here and it has been quite exciting traveling around with her.
8. One Tree Hill
Since the beginning season of One Tree Hill six years ago when I was still in high school, I’ve been an avid fan. I love the drama and the over talks and the characters. The quotes that come from this show are so good. I love it.
I can’t even deny it, I love books. I love them. I love reading, I love the smell of a bookstore when I walk into it, and I love picking up a book and just knowing that its going to be good. I love all kinds of books and will try just about anything. Thank god for books.
My dad told me that the best sport you can watch live is hockey, and he was right. I had a huge adrenaline rush at my first game when I was younger. It was AMAZING! I love the Pens and they had a great run for the Stanley cup last year. Sooo good.
Skiing = life in the winter. The picture above is me in Zermatt Switzerland, by the Matterhorn I love it! . I love skiing because I love the atmosphere and I really love being around happy people who also love skiing. Nobody else gets it and or they’ve never experienced the feeling you get in your heart right before you plunge over a big slope and fly down to the bottom zigging and zagging.
This is Nell! My baby. She’s my pet dove, and I’m 100% positive she gets treated better then some people. Ever since I was young I’ve had a bird obsession. I grew up with five parakeets and one cocktail. When I was a sophomore in college I went to the pet store to buy a beta fish and came home with a pied dove (above), whom I named Nell. Everyone finds it very weird that I have a pet dove. Unfortunately Nell died in December 2010.
In high school I swam for four years. I loved every second of it and I was a very good at breast stroke. I also like to swim to relax myself. I’ve been in the water since the fifth grade, and if I have a bad day at work, I normally can work it out in the water.
How can I not mention only the greatest show of all time??? This was my first real obsession. Back in highschool, when I wasn’t required to study 24/7 this was the show of my dreams. I won’t lie, I wanted to be Sydney Bristow… Big Time. I didn’t miss an episode season 1-4. Season 5 though is when they lost me.
15. Kiawiah Island
My favorite most amazing vacation ever happened on this island with my best friends. There were soul trains, very fancy dinners, gala events, oodles of wine, and the best luxury vacation I could ask for. The whole week we spent enjoying the island, the birds, alligators, million dollar houses, and the beach during the day and in the night.
16. Nashville Tenesse Rock & Roll Country Music Marathon.
This will be my first and most likely last marathon that I plan on running. I’ll tell you right now that I’m not a true runner so therefore this is probably a little harder for me then most people. The race is scheduled for April 25, 2009 in Nashville Teneessee. [THIS DEFINITELY GETS THE CHECK AND WAS COMPLETED APRIL 25, 2009]
For Spring break I was able to take a hiking trip in the Savage Gulf in Tennessee. I’ve always been a lover of camping and now it is so much more obsessive. I’ve grown up camping. The smell of campfires might just be one of the most amazing smells ever. I feel completely conent when I am sitting around the campire. Being able to camp and get away from life, watches, electronics, all of the above is Greaat! When I don’t have to check my watch for an entire week… I’m a happy camper.
18. The Walking Dead
What’s the world without the thought of an impending Zombie Apocalypse? Sometimes you just have to ask yourself that question as you watch… What would I do in that exact situation? I don’t have an answer right now but if the zombie apocalypse does happen I guess we’ll find out.