This is the place where you learn about me.
Due to my narcissism and desire to elaborate on trivial things, my profile is rather long. For your convenience, it is neatly organized with customized subject titles. Just skim down while reading the titles in bold until you find a topic that might interest you. Or read all of it. Or don't. The choice is yours.
Material is subtly updated from time to time. The update could be a few paragraphs or simple punctuation.
[last subtle update: September 9, 2016]
Name: Austin. My mom got the idea for my name from soap opera credits.
DOB: June 2, 1989. That's about two decades and seven years old.
Location: Kentucky & where ever dispatch sends me in the lower 48 states.
Race: Prefer not to disclose.
I've been here for a while. Too long if you ask some users. I think of myself as Amirite's historian. I can tell you all about the Great Before Time and where the name 'Amirite' came from.
-I'm a truck driver for Schneider National. 6 months in to date and it has been a challenging yet satisfying job. I've discovered so many different new places the United States has to offer as well as discovered many new things about myself. My current plan is to continue this job until the new year, then look for a local position or a new job entirely.
-Lyft Driver. Fun experience. If you have an up-to-date car and want to make some extra cash in your city, sign up for Lyft!
[part time] I also operate the compactor roller and dump truck for the family asphalt paving business.
I have a Bachelors of Science in Entrepreneurship and would like to someday own and operate a small business.
I have a very strong work ethic and have been working since before I was 14 years old. Work gives me purpose in my life. Until I quit my previous job at Amazon, my mentality was that if I just hang around a job long enough, I'll eventually move up. I still think that is partially true but I became frustrated and impatient with the progress I was making with Amazon. That, along with some other personal events in my life that snapped me into self-reflection mode, I changed my mentality. Having only two jobs in my life, I finally realized that if I didn't go out and see what other jobs have to offer, how would I ever know if they were better or worse than what I was currently doing? And so I've made it a goal of mine to try a new job, do it for a minimum of 6 months, and then evaluate my satisfaction. We'll see what happens from here.
Political Views: Ron Paul forever.
I'd call myself a Libertarian because in the beginning my views corresponded with Libertarian theory. But then a bunch of idiots joined. Now I don't know what the hell libertarianism is nor do I care. I base my decisions on one simple fact: The world is not black and white. I don't choose a favorite political team and root for it. Choosing sides is not how we're going to solve our country's problems.
Religion: I was raised and confirmed Catholic but I don't consider myself to be Christian, Atheist, Agnostic, Agnostic-theist, Agnostic-athiest, or any other stupid label that people like to pull out of their asses. I don't like my philosophical beliefs being categorized.
I don't regularly attend church but when I do it's because church is a good place for me to zone out and think about things. It also makes my parents happy. I like making my parents happy. I still consider myself to be a Catholic because it is a part of my heritage. However, I do not believe in it.
I believe in a higher power but I don't believe in praying to it or worshiping it. I sometimes refer to it as 'God' to make things simple when having discussions. I put my faith into myself, everyone around me, nature, the Earth, the Sun, and the Universe. I don't know what will happen to my soul after I die but I sure hope it's good.
Music: I like a TON of music; so much that I'm not going to list it all. Music has enhanced my life more than any other form of entertainment.
+I'm a master at backing up and parallel parking using only my mirrors.
++UPGRADE: I can parallel park a semi-truck and trailer.
+I can make homemade gravy. It is the greatest thing ever.
+Finding happiness in the saddest of songs.
+Finding happiness in my occupation(s).
-I have anxiety issues. I worry too much about certain things and not enough about others.
-I daydream at the worst possible times.
-My motivation to do things is sometimes unpredictable.
-Sometimes I let my desire for revenge disturb my inner peace.
+Anything that makes me laugh
+Anything that makes me think
+Listening to music
+Puppies & kittens
+Boats, sailing, & boating
+Steam powered machinery
[these are just pet peeves, not hates.]
-Apple products (especially iTunes)
-Cars with something broken that could easily be fixed if the person driving it wasn't so lazy
-Being in large crowds
-People who mistake my dislike list for my hate list
-People who tailgate while driving down the road
Amirite Related II:
*I use Amirite to exercise my debating skills. That being said, outside of the debate, I really don't give much of a shit about anything I'm arguing and neither should you. If I downvote your comment, suck it up. It's not a personal thing. Sometimes I simply disagree and have nothing more to say. If I don't respond to a debate we were having, I most likely got bored or just forgot about it.
Back when having POTD was actually worth something, I got five POTDs and they were my greatest accomplishments in life (other than driving a Volkswagen Golf).
[After POTD value dropped:]
??? Could have more. I don't think we even get notified if we make POTD anymore.
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I have a stick caveman tattoo on my right hip (sometimes shown in profile picture). Here's the FAQ:
Q: Is that really a tattoo?
Q: What the hell is it?
A: It is in fact, a stick caveman.
Q: What is the meaning behind it?
A: Well, it all started with a comic I drew in high school. It was a battle between Caveman and Tarzan. Obviously caveman won because he’s not a rope swinging **** like Tarzan, who swung himself right into Caveman's spear. So Caveman was the one who had the honor of being tattooed on my body.
A: Partially. It was something I wanted and so I got it. My over analyzing English professor answer is at the bottom.
Q: That’s a stupid reason to get a tattoo. Don’t you know that tattoos are permanent?
A: No shit? If you think it’s stupid, that’s great. Obviously I don’t think it’s stupid otherwise I wouldn’t have gotten it permanently drawn on my skin.
Q: Think of how it will look when you get old.
A: When I get old, I highly doubt my skin will be in such good condition that a faded tattoo will make it look worse.
It symbolizes the past.
The stick caveman symbolizes an individual standing alone, fighting for what he believes in; it symbolizes the work a person has to put forth to obtain the lifestyle they want. If a caveman didn't hunt, he and his family would starve.
It symbolizes the very basic form of survival.
It symbolizes the earliest forms of art which were drawn on caves.
You're welcome to form your own meaning.
It's been my understanding that when a former First Lady passes, the sitting President is not normally the one who attends the funeral. The current First Lady usually attends in her husband's place. It's not always the case, but it's been like that forever. President Reagan didn't attend Bess Truman's funeral. President Carter didn't attend Mamie Eisenhower's funeral. President Clinton didn't attend Pat Nixon's funeral. President Bush didn't attend Lady Bird Johnson's funeral. And I don't remember hearing anyone complaining when President Obama didn't attend Betty Ford's funeral a few years back. I don't understand why people are making such a big deal over it in this instance.
Doesn't really matter about the meme in the trolled post. Personally, I would like to see socialized healthcare-loving Progressives in government PUBLICLY admit the TRUTH that they KNOW there is no real, workable way to allow UNCONDITIONALLY EQUAL, universal healthcare (access AND treatment, general and specific) for EVERY human being. They know it cannot happen. Thus they know that the vague "healthcare is a human right" mantra is only a politically-expedient, empty statement in practice. Yet another great trolling effort.
Actually, most AK-47s are made in China these days. It's such a simple, yet extremely reliable design, that if I had to choose between Kalashnikov and any American equivalent, I would always go for the cheap Chinese copy. Then again, somewhere in Finnish ground, there is a neat hole, where my sniper rifle (Arctic Warfare, the older model) resides. I don't like being too close to my targets... ;o)
It's sometimes hard to tell how much a child is aware of life and death. Two 10 year olds would surely know that anyone being left in the path of a train would be killed. I'm thinking they didn't think about those who loved the child. As though the toddler was just an object to play around with and everything would go about its business once they're done with him. The boys being born "bad" is too broad of a term and even still I don't think it was necessarily one trait they had at birth. I think it was just not being taught the right things at the right times in life. Abuse could be a factor. Whatever the small causes were, they all came together to create this tragedy. It could have been any 10 year old or any toddler. The difference, is everything minute detail that lead up to the event.
Typo's. we all make them at times either out in forum or in PM , all it takes is a slip of the Finger and *whoops*. Are you the type of laid back individual who just accepts you've made a mistake or a Worrier ?
He's an extremely talented and successful member from their community and his successes deserved to be immortalized at his alma mater. He has served his time and apologized for his crimes and he's not that same person, the Vick family has had a pet dog and he has not been charged with any more dogfighting. Plus he's been a pretty darn good humanitarian, Virginia Tech knows what they're doing.
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