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'Allo there. I suppose this is where I write about myself and try to sell myself, eh? I'm not fond of advertising and will, therefore, opt try to keep this simple and to the point.
For starters, my name is Anthony and I have a 3 year old baby girl named Lillian who means everything to me. I've also recently lost close to 70 lbs in the last 2 years and am feeling great. I'm looking to lose 30 more and have been continuously dedicated to improve my physical wellbeing, not just for me, but for my daughter as well.
Beyond that I've been told that I'm loud, outgoing, witty, sarcastic, offensive, weird, callous, reserved and observant. I wish people would make up their mind on what kind of person I am.
I'd prefer to just say I'm a versatile person. I'm not a judgmental person and I can get along and associate with anybody as long as they keep an open mind and know how to take a joke from time to time.
I am what I am. I'm comfortable with who I am. I don't try to be something I'm not. I'm not the greatest looking fellow around but I'm okay with that. I continue to try and be a better me and I don't let superficial judgments get the better of me.
I'm fiercely loyal to those I care about and would do anything for those who qualify. My friends and family are second only to my daughter, and I'd lay my life on the line for each and every one of them without question or hesitation.
My greatest inspiration in my life, or my hero, so to speak, is my mums. She loves unconditionally, works very hard, and curses like a sailor.
Now that all that stuff is out of the way, I guess I should talk about these things I like.... or Interests.. Yes, my interests.
I'm passionate about music of all varieties. I love cultural music regardless of origins. From Tuvan throat singing, tribal beats, jazz and blues all the way over to Celtic, New Age and the many bad mixes done by Deep Forest or Enigma. As long as it resonates with emotion and some degree of skill or talent, I can enjoy it. My favorite genres of music are of the electronica variety. I'm a rivethead at heart and industrial, electronica, techno, trance, house, D&B, EBM, darkwave, etc.. really strike my fancy.
2 forms of music that I cannot stand are rap and country music.
While not spectacularly great, I play the drums and keyboard as well as dabble with audio engineering software as well as write bad poetry..errr I mean lyrics.
Slightly above my love of music and ability to make music is my love and appreciation for art and my ability to make art. My grandfather was an artist who used to drink till he'd pass out while drawing strippers at the club do their little dance. I have a natural talent for art but I don't have the patience to really appreciate my own talent and my God am I a horrible self critic.
I'm a tea drinker, not a coffee drinker. I absolutely love tea. I have 53 different varieties of tea, both loose leaf and in sachets. It is a healthy habit to balance my ability to drink a lot of beer. Tea has also been a major part of my diet and is helping me shed these excess pounds I've put on working at a desk.
As for time sinks, I absolutely love video games. Preferably PC games. Yes, I'm one of THOSE kind of geeks/nerds/dorks. Nothing makes me feel as much like a potato like a damn good video. And yes, potatoes are amazing.
I'm also a tabletop gamer and enjoy role-playing. What fun, right?! There's the selling point. My apologies for the shameless advertisement.
Beyond gaming, art and music, I enjoy technology and knowledge. While I'm not incredibly smart, I have an appreciation for the capacity to learn and I don't see a reason why not to try and better one's self.. Everything is right out there on the internet, within your grasp.