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Ten Things! Ten Things! Ten Things!

Well, it's interesting that this is going to be my first blog post EVAR on D-Toid. �I've actually been a long, long, loooooong time lurker and just joined yesterday! �Why did I wait so long? �Don't know! �I think it stems from having a lot of content on the old 1-Up site and I didn't want to build a new collection! �But I started from the bottom now I'm here. �Or somewhere vaguely close to here. �So on with the show!

1. �I'm a loner in an extrovert's clothing

Strange but true. �I am completely comfortable and quite fun to have around in social situations! �I've always been a bit of a snarky goof, and it gets quite a bit of play in different groups. �That said, I'd much rather be home by myself than hanging out at a bar or a club. �Too much smoke and glitter makeup for an old soul like me!

2. �I'm really not that exciting to hang out with

See above. �But seriously, if we don't have similar interests, you are going to HATE hanging out with me. �I take my hobbies very seriously, but most people don't really get�them. �That's fine with me, honestly. �But it does get a bit strange when people see me act incredibly wacky, and then be completely quiet and reserved the next time they see me. �It tends to make people think I'm not very friendly. �And, they might be right!

3. �I work in the hospitality industry, but I just don't like most people!

Well, it's not that I don't like them. �They just bother me! �I've worked retail and food service for my entire working career (with a wicked-short stint in journalism!) and had to deal with the most disrespectful and downright mean folks you can imagine. �I've always liked to believe that most people are really good on the inside, but when people are out buying last-minute Christmas gifts, they turn into monsters! �

4. �I <3�the FGC

Some of my earliest and most treasured gaming memories are of playing Street Figher II with my Dad on the SNES. �We spent a solid weekend on playing that damn game, with nothing but toilet breaks and turkey sandwiches to keep us going. �From then on, I've always been a hardcore fighting game nut. �Even though I'm no longer as competitive as I once was, I still follow the scene and the personalities. �There's few things I like as much as sitting down after a long day of work and watching some killer tournament matches. �Gets me moist just thinking about it...

5. �I brew beer for a living!

Yup! �It's a pretty sweet gig! �If you have any questions about zymurgy, I'm your guy!

6. �I'm super-sensitive to caffeine

What? �A gamer without caffeine is like a squirrel without a nut, right? �Well, I used to be that guy. �You know the one. �The stereotype? �Yep. �Four or five Mt. Dew cans per day was pretty normal for me. �Turns out that when you get older, shit changes! �I can only handle a tiny, tiny bit before I turn into a quivering, palpitating mess. �Think the quivering, jiggly bits of offal in the Doom games, but without all the blood and guts.

7. �I have wicked bad allergies

Ever had a Doctor tell you to move to another state because of your allergies? �Yeah. �Me neither *cough*. �

8. �I was a history major in college

Yet another pit-stop on the road to my current career. �That said, I'm still a historian at heart and I have a deep and ever growing passion for going back to the past, to learn about shitty dictators who sucked ass. �I specialized in Greco-Roman history but continue to appreciate the rich history of the world as it unfolded in countless places around the world. �Think history is boring? �Think again. �It has and will continue to influence your favorite games, T.V. shows, movies, and music. �History (like science) rules!

9. �I worship at the church of Youtube

My god. �I could not imagine, and dare not think of, a greater tragedy than Youtube server maintenance. �I have found so much insight, strength, comedy, terror, and all around entertainment there that I cannot imagine my life without it now. �I feel like that's just as bad as watching a lot of T.V., but meh! �It's my life! �You can't tell me what to do! �I'm not listening! �*blows raspberry*

10. �I love pie

Oh sweet Anubis of the deep, I love pie. �Cherry, cookies and cream, Key Lime. �Gimme. �In my mouth. �Down to the belly. �Forever and ever. �Amen.

� � So that's it! �I guess I'm done for now. �Hopefully I get the motivation to write more of these damn things! �It's so cathartic and affirming. �Not to mention sexy. �Did I say sexy? �I meant really�sexy. �Peace out!
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About SpaghettiOReillyone of us since 6:27 PM on 05.05.2014

Hiya! I'm just your average joe who loves to play the vidya games. My earliest memory is playing Super Mario on NES when I was 3. I have a sizable collection of games spanning the decades. I love my Super Nintendo more than some of my family. I remember more about games I've played than my own past.

I think I have a problem.