I want to start this off by saying that this won't be a physical meeting. As awesome as it would be to meet a lot of you, due to various conflicting work schedules and just life in general it's not a possibility. That being said, I thought it would be a fun little discussion starter. The goal of this is to remove just a little of the anonymity of being an internet commentator and get to know my fellow fans and vice-versa.
So here is how this will work. I'll start by sharing some personal info about myself and get the conversation going. What you choose to share is entirely up to you. At least try to hit some basic stuff like name, favorite Bills memory, favorite player, where you're from, what you do for a living, basically general stuff. You can take it as far as you'd like. If you don't want to share anything you're still more than welcome to participate anyway. Like I mentioned earlier, this is going to be a thread to get to know your fellow Rumblers. I'd like to thank in advance everyone who does decide to participate. We have some truly awesome members and I'm excited to learn more about you all.
About me: My actual name is Dana Holsomback. I've been a fan as long as I can remember. The odd part about that is no one else in my family is a Bills fan so I have literally no idea why they became my favorite. Currently, I'm enrolled at Eastern Michigan University studying to become a History and Social Studies Teacher. Prior to this I spent five years in the Army. Four of those years were spent at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and the one year was spent at Camp Casey in South Korea. I'm from a really small town called Wellsboro in Pennsylvania. My other favorite teams are the Atlanta Braves, Penn State, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. My favorite Bills memory as of right now is when we finally beat the Patriots. Favorite player currently is Stevie Johnson and my all-time favorite is Jim Kelly. I even have a Jim Kelly Super Bowl Jersey.
Bonus Info: My favorite book series is the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. As far as favorite movie goes it would be impossible to pick. I'm a huge Star Wars and Lord of the Rings fan. I also like military movies like Black Hawk Down and Saving Private Ryan. Current favorite TV shows would have to be Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Downton Abby, and Mystery Diners on Food Network because for some reason it's addicting. My music selection is all over the place. Led Zeppelin, Korn, AC DC, Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, and TranSiberian Orchestra are just some of my favorite bands. Video games are another big thing of mine. As far as total favorites go it's another hard choice. The Halo series, Mass Effect trilogy, pretty much anything Zelda (except those crap CD-I games), Mario, and I also play World of Warcraft from time to time. Oh, and Pokemon. 24 years old and those games are still extremely fun. The newest one was fantastic.
Guilty Admission: I still collect and build Lego sets specifically Star Wars ones. Just purchased the AT-TE and will be working on that one for a little bit. I also used to play Magic the Gathering card game and still collect Pokemon cards.
Well, that's it for me. Now it's your turn! I'll be periodically checking back in to answer questions and comment to everyone who participates. Let's have some fun and get to know each other.