Monday, July 25, 2011

My first post!

Hello, my name is Tyler, and welcome to my average life.
I figured I would take this first post to introduce myself.

I'm 18 years old, I have a part time job working at Molded Fiberglass Inc. It's a hot job, the work is repetitive, but overall, it isn't bad.

I graduated from high school this past school year, and I have registered at my community college and have signed up for my Fall Semester classes. However, I think I need to get in touch with my advisor and see about changing my classes. See, I signed up for an Associates Degree in Computer Science Technology, but none of the classes I am currently signed up for have anything to do with computers. I have an Expository writing class, a math class, and an Anthropology class. The only class that I don't feel really belongs is the Anthropology class.

My parents divorced when I was young, and I've lived with my dad since, going to visit my mom for the weekend every other weekend, with extra time over the summer and during the holidays. However, I am moving out of my dad's soon, and am moving in with my mom. I got into a bit of trouble with my dad and my stepmom, and we don't quite see eye to eye, so we decided it would be best if I moved out.

I spend most of my spare time on my computer on the internet. I'm usually on Facebook, Pandora, and/or playing a game on Steam, and sometimes I'm on all 3 at once. I'm usually up until the wee hours of the morning, and I pull the occasional all-nighter doing these things.

I also have an interest in Linux that comes and goes. I have a desktop that is dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10. I installed 10.10 instead of 11.04 at the time because Unity was a it too buggy for me. I also have two laptops. One of them is here with me at my dad's, and currently has Ubuntu 10.10. At one point I really wanted to turn it into a music streaming server, just to get my feet wet and try something new with Linux, but I was never successful. I plan on putting Ubuntu 11.04 on it and just keeping it for web browsing.

If I'm playing a game on Steam then I am most likely playing Team Fortress 2. I owned it before it was free to play, and I've had it for a good while now, but I'm not sure exactly how long. I think it would be safe to say that I'm a decent player, but I'm nothing special.

Other notable games that I have on Steam are And Yet It Moves, Left 4 Dead 2, Fallout 3, Half-Life 2, and Terraria. I'm far from what you could call a dedicated or hardcore gamer. I've yet to beat any of these games, and I don't really like Terraria.

I'd like this blog to kind of cover different aspects of my life, a journal of sorts, but without getting into the dirty details. I'll try not to let this blog become a place for me to piss and moan about my life, because I'm sure that's not what you want to spend your time reading about.

Content Ideas: I have a couple ideas so far, like Movie Mondays, where I will watch a New Release on Amazon's movie store and post a review and my thoughts on Mondays. I also thought about TF2 Tuesdays, where I will post a Replay or Replays that I've saved, and talk about cool or interesting things that have happened on TF2 lately.

Well, that's about it I suppose, for this introduction. If there is anything else you'd like to know, or if anyone has an idea for any other kind of subject matter that you'd like me to cover, let me know in the comments and I'll think about it.



  1. Nice, I hear the education over in the US is very expensive. Although in the UK it's not that cheap anyway.

  2. looking forward to future posts tyler, found your blog through twitter...definitely following. you and i are very alike lol

  3. Keep going with the day themes. I like the movie Monday and TF2 Tuesday even though I don't like the game. Maybe have a Weekly Update Wednesday and talk about your life that day. No ideas for the rest xD

  4. As a man who enjoys a little TF2. I am looking forward to a little talk about it.

  5. welcome and looking forward t what is instored.

  6. lol reading through this post I couldn't help but ask myself "are you me?" a few times. We're alike in so many ways.. Wish I still had a gaming capable PC though, I miss TF2. :( Good ideas on the Movie Monday and TF2 Tuesday by the way. Looking forward to reading more from you.

  7. welcome to blogging! but be carefully how much of your life you give away online, what with identity theft and all.