9th August 07, 01:38 AM
I suppose I should introduce myself properly.
I've actually been around here a year or so. I've mostly been reading and absorbing information, though I have made a few posts here and there. I also solicited advice for my prom outfit.
Well, basically, I am a young man from Southern California, USA. I will be entering the University of La Verne this September. I will be working towards a BA in Liberal Arts, and perhaps also a BS in Computer Science (so I can get a job). After my undergraduate studies, I plan to enter seminary (probably St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York) and seek ordination to the priesthood.
I became interested in kilts about a year ago, when my English class teacher assigned me to do a power point on Robert Burns. From there, it was only a matter of time until I fell down the slippery slope.
I am an anomaly amongst other young people today, at least those whom I have observed. Among other things, I believe in chivalry, I advocate the use of reason and logic in debates, I prefer classical music to that… stuff… they call "music" that's pumped out these days, I actually believe what I say I believe, and I act in accordance with my beliefs (I try, anyway; hey, nobody's perfect!).
I am, I suppose, what you would call a geek. I have lots of knowledge, mostly the type that is useless in terms of everyday use. A bit of an academic, really. I also have a very large appreciation of <i>Star Trek, Star Wars,</i> Douglas Adams, J. R. R. Tolkein, C. S. Lewis, Peter Kreeft, and G. K. Chesterton, among others. I also immensely enjoy Monty Python, Rowan Atkinson, and other such comedians.
I refrain from talking about politics. I have my views, but I don't discuss them.
As far as any Celtic ancestry, my dad's mom is Irish, probably with some Scots as well, but my dad was adopted, and that's all we know about his biological mother.
That's about it.
- your friendly local Poor, Starving Theology Student
“Not all those who wander are lost.” — J. R. R. Tolkein
“The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.” — Søren Kierkegaard
9th August 07, 02:07 AM
Welcome,from an imperfect Highlander.
9th August 07, 03:10 AM
from New Hampshire. As far as your bloodlines, it has been said many times "You don't have to be Scottish to be comfortable".
9th August 07, 03:33 AM
from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
9th August 07, 03:58 AM
Welcome from Heidelberg, Germany
9th August 07, 04:01 AM
"A day spent in the fields and woods, or on the water should not count as a day off our allotted number upon this earth."
Jerry, Kilted Old Fart.
9th August 07, 04:13 AM
from the grand Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!
9th August 07, 05:11 AM
from North Georgia!!
9th August 07, 05:36 AM
from the Highlands of North Atlanta.
[FONT=Comic Sans MS]Tiaraidh an drasda, Jim[/FONT]
Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee Commissioner, Clan Lamont Society of NA; Member:Clan Lamont, Clan Campbell, Clan Blair Societies and the St. Andrew's Society
9th August 07, 06:15 AM
(officially) from coastal North Carolina
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