Ok. So now that I've got a little more time on my hands, I'll give you a little bit more of an in depth look into myself. The question is, "Where to start?"
I was born in Springfield, Ohio. While I was there I discovered a few important things. Here's a small list with a little description for each.
1. Kryptonite can really mess a guy up.
When I was about four years old, I dawned my brother's Superman Cape and prepared myself for my first flight. I was as ready as I ever could be, but then I noticed that the lock on the refrigerator on the back porch had been tampered with. I decided to investigate. I found a large stash of jello. This made me very excited, because I was a huge fan of jello.
After eating a cup or two, I decided that I was now ready for my flight. I climbed onto the top of my clubhouse, thrust my arms out in front of me, and leaped into the air. Moments later I was on the ground, blood oozing from my head. Only now do I realize my mistake. That had not been ordinary jello. It was kryptonite. My poor child mind didn't make the connection, and green was my favorite flavor.
2. Doppelgängers really exist.
My second house was one of those houses that is split into two. The basement was shared, so we would always sneak in to the other family's side and mess around. It was fun stuff.
The kid who lived next door to us was also named Ryan. He was my age. Almost exactly my age... His birthday was one day after mine. I can't remember what he looked like, but his personality was definitely fairly similar to my own. I am extremely glad that he wasn't at an age to realize that he was supposed to kill me and live in my place.
3. Old style soda machines are awesome.
There was this arcade / soda / ice cream shop not too far from our house. We used to go there all the time. I remember I would ask if I could get a pop just so I could experience the awesomeness of the machine. It even had a bottle opener on the side!
So those are some of the awesome life lessons I learned in my early (4-7) years.
With those bits of information, you might be able to understand a fair amount about why I am how I am today. If not, then well... I dunno... I honestly don't know if those are relevant to anything at all. Well... I do... But you don't. So that's how it is.
Ok... A little description of myself.
I am an extremely caring person:
If you ever become one of my close friends, you will definitely find this out. I mean... I'm currently trying to raise money for a new laptop screen so I can give my old laptop to one of my friends. Why? Because he needs a new one.
Most of the money that I spend goes toward buying things for or doing things with my friends. I don't spend a whole lot of money on myself. That definitely shows... Most of the clothes that I wear are at least 3 years old. I have no problem with this. I am not a materialistic person. I live for the adventure of life and the love that it holds.
Most of the time I'm hiding something:
I've almost always got some sort of emotional issue that I'm dealing with. It's typically something along the lines of loneliness, lust, confusion, sadness, or anger. I typically try to hide the majority of these from people, because I don't like to make people unhappy. I understand that I have friends who like to help me, but at the same time I don't want to bring them down with my problems. I'm the one that's supposed to help everyone and make them smile. That's my job, not theirs.
I am a mechanical engineering student at Purdue University:
I am currently on the five year plan. I made the mistake of taking too many classes that were harder than I could manage with the preparation I had from my crappy high school. I still have yet to figure out how to study properly. I really need to figure that one out... My grades aren't the best in the world... Not by a long shot. It really is a shocker to go from almost straight A's to almost straight C's.
I am the youngest of 7:
Both my mother and father had a son and a daughter before they got together. After that they had another son, another daughter, and then myself. Being the youngest of such a large family has benefits and downfalls. I was picked on a lot, but at the same time I had so many different people to learn from. I ended up getting so REALLY used hand me downs though.
Umm... I think that's about it for now.
Thanks for reading.