Thursday, August 12, 2004

Welcome!

It's weird to know that I'm starting to get regular readers from across the world. I know that I have a couple loyal face-to-face friends that read this regularly, and some co-workers check this out from time to time, but I'm starting to find that I have regulars who have never met me and really have no idea who I am. For example (and I hope I'm not breaching any obscure Net rules of etiquette by getting into specifics), Melly Durham has linked to me, and I know that I have a subscriber in Iceland via bloglines.

Welcome! I guess I should provide a little self-description to you unknowns out there, so hopefully eventually you'll make yourselves known:

I'm a fundamentalist Christian -- ooh, scary! Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, I believe in a six-day creation as well as Moses, Joshua and all the patriarchs, and I'm willing to talk intelligently about my beliefs. I listen to underground Christian music (Tooth and Nail Records, Cornerstone Festival, etc), and can't stand CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) or country. On the other hand, I prefer singing hymns during worship services -- the older, the better.

In many senses, I'm a conservative punk, although not completely. I lean toward libertarianism, except in the cases of abortion and drugs. I lean toward small government, except in the cases of education and defense. I believe that it's too late, and it's no longer in God's will, for the United States to be a 'Christian nation', although I strongly believe that my beliefs should inform my politics. Bush good, Kerry bad.

My pet peeve is dishonesty. I'm a techie geek, having played video games since the age of two, and I've been programming computers since almost the same time. I love reading sci-fi, especially Star Trek, and I think I'm moving toward the classic stuff from the fifties and earlier. I have a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from a nationally-respected university. I have a great job as a traveling consultant in the IT industry. Die Hard Cubs Fan, Bulls fan through thick and thin, bandwagon Rams fan that never got off. Teetotaler. A bucket hat is my fashion statement.

More and more, I'm coming to believe that my greatest asset is absurdity.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was prodigious.

*feels bad for the people that don't get to meet you*

~Chrissssssssssy

Anonymous said...

Yay, Chanc(e)y is a teetotaler. :D My hero (from the past)! o.O

_Steph_

Anonymous said...

http://memegen.net/viewmeme.pl?meme=1074636882

I am destined to kill Macaulay Culkin with a knife on July 8, 2018.

Of course, if I add my birth YEAR (1987) to my birth date (August 26), then I am destined to kill Lindsay Lohan with a dollar sign necklace on January 9, 2012.

And if I wrote my birthday in numbers, then that would change everthing entirely. :) I won't even get started on how I could change my name! Haha So it varies... I guess you just gotta choose whatever feels right for you. ;)

Melly Durham said...

Nice to meet you Josh! In honor of my mention, I returned the favor on my site. Oh, and question, when you said "6-day creation", you mean how God created it in 6 days and rested on the 7th as described in Genesis? Hehe, just making sure I understood you correctly. Can't think of anything else, ttyl!