The reason why I have finally decided to create a blog was because a friend suggested it after reading one of my rather lengthy e-mails. So, to my friend, if you are reading this: Thank you.
I have a wide variety of interests. I enjoy history, music, sports, movies, and politics. I will do my best to update on a regular basis. Since this is called Michael's Rant, I go all over the place.
Do your best to keep up.
On my father's side, my father has been an airline mechanic for Delta Airlines for 20+ years. He lives in Atlanta and flies home to the Dallas area on his days off. I have my grandmother, an uncle, an aunt, and her two sons. One is a year older than me, currently stationed in the Air Force up in Minot, ND. He has two children. I am the Godfather to his youngest child. The other is about the same age as my sister and currently in school at Tarrant Community College looking to transfer to UNT.
I grew up primarily in the Mid Cities Area, northeast of Fort Worth. I was a part of the first graduating class from Birdville High School in North Richland Hills in May 2002. There is not much to say about my high school days. I was more of a background character while I was in high school. My school picture is the only one you will find of me in any of my year books. I was in JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps). I was a math and science nerd. I knew a little bit of everyone, but I never really hung out with anyone in particular.
I have no ill feelings toward the Navy. Yeah, it sucked, but those experiences shape me as the person that I am today. I tried something, and it wasn't what I expected. I upheld my end of the bargain, and in return I am getting my college education out of it. I had one career (even though it was a very brief 6 years…); now I am in another: full-time student. Being a full time student will set me up for my next career whatever that may be this time.