So today, in the middle of writing one of the 12 papers that I have to finish by December 15th, I decided that I would try and become more involved in the Ultimate-Guitar Community. So, this first blog is just a little something about myself, including some stuff you could glean from reading my profile, but for those that prefer it in one place, here it is.
1st off, if ANY of you are looking at this because I said something that offended you, that you disagreed with, you didn't understand, or made you go "WTF?", I'm sorry, and if something was truly confusing PM and I'll try to sort it out.
Anyhow, I have been playing guitar for years now, and I should be further along than I am, but everyone feels that way. I play primarily rhythm, due to the fact that the guitars that I have all have 22 frets and bolt on construction, it makes soloing a bit hard. I learn songs two ways, first, by ear, and if I can't get it like that, then by tab. You who write tabs are fantastic, and I (as well as many others) thank you for the work you put in.
I play alot of Bullet For My Valentine, Korn, ATR, Godsmack, stuff like that.
On the lighter side, I stick to Santana and Dream Theater, and Jack Johnson. The new Sixx A.M stuff is fantastic, go check it out.
I don't party all that often, I really don't see the point. I don't drink or do drugs, neither do I smoke. I play Basketball a lot, I lift weights too, and am very envious of Dreadnoughts' benchweight . I can currently max out at 250 lbs, which is more than I weigh (227 lbs), but I want to be able to do 315, so I have a way to go, even though I've only been benching for about 8 months. I focus alot on my shoulders and Biceps and triceps. I can curl 50 lbs in ea. hand, I shoulder press with 55 lbs in each hand, and I forward shoulder fly with 30 lbs in each hand. Try it if you lift, and let me know how you do. One of my favorite activities is shooting. I do not intend to join the military, but I do enjoy regular target shooting. Once in a while my buddies and I will go and do spec ops style engagement. Not the bullcrap you see on youtube by 13 year olds with paintball guns and moves imitated from Black Ops, but actual training. No, we don't jump out of helicopters or planes, but cars are involved and we have a lot of fun. When I'm not doing anything, I UG and watch RWJ and SXEphil as well as Dexter...I Like Gabriel Iglasies also.
I do not currently have a girlfriend, and it is not something I am looking for actively. I do not, by any means, have the time or the money to have a full relationship right now. I have a lot of friends who are girls, however, and my singleness is something that some of them seem to be fixated on "solving". Not appreciated, thanks. As my alternative to partying, I do enjoy dancing, not your bounce around whip your hair stupidness, real dancing. I have been ballroom dancing for about 6 years now, and guys, if you don't know how, learn. Its not hard, and can be very fun. I also go to concerts alot, but usually they are smaller gigs, smaller bands, but the music is susally good and the crowd not drunk or high. Given my size, I enjoy moshing quite a bit. I will try to get a video of the next concert, as amusing and hilarious things tend to happen when I start to mosh.
I don't have a facebook, so don't look for me on there, not that I'd give you my real name or anything.
I don't tolerate stupidity, blatant ignorance or idiocy, and I will treat you like any of those if act that way. Act mature and you will be treated as such. I enjoy a good argument, game of pool or chess. I will happily have a logical conversation with anyone about just about any topic, so longs as CAPS LOCK isn't used. I refuse to argue with people online, because it quickly devolves into useless garbage. I will however, gladly debate any topic.