This is the place where you learn about me.
Due to my narcissism and desire to elaborate on trivial things, my profile is rather long. For your convenience, it is neatly organized with customized subject titles. Just skim down while reading the titles in bold until you find a topic that might interest you. Or read all of it. Or don't. The choice is yours.
Material is subtly updated from time to time. The update could be a few paragraphs or simple punctuation.
[last subtle update: October 19, 2017]
Name: Austin. My mom got the idea for my name from soap opera credits.
I've had various nicknames on the internet over the years. Some more embarrassing than others. Here's a chronological list of them:
This jewel was thought of when I was 11 or 12 and needed a name for ICQ chat ("uh oh!")
2) Mr Jack
This was a song by my favorite band so of course it would make me a super original nickname.
My first amirite nickname and also served as my handle for a few other sites.
I've used it for gaming profiles but have no idea where I got it from.
I had the tattoo so why not the nickname?
DOB: June 2, 1989. That's about two decades and eight years old.
Location: Kentucky & where ever dispatch sends me in the lower 48 states.
Race: Prefer not to disclose.
I've been here for a while. Too long if you ask some users. I think of myself as Amirite's historian. I can tell you all about the Great Before Time and where the name 'Amirite' came from.
-I'm a truck driver for Schneider National. It has been a challenging yet satisfying job. I've discovered so many different new places the United States has to offer as well as discovered many new things about myself. It has been such a successful opportunity that I'm already thinking of buying my very own truck to work for myself.
-Lyft Driver. Fun experience. If you have an up-to-date car and want to make some extra cash in your city, sign up for Lyft!
[part time] I also operate the compactor roller and dump truck for the family asphalt paving business. RIP
I have a Bachelors of Science in Entrepreneurship.
I have a very strong work ethic and have been working since before I was 14 years old. Work gives me purpose in my life and I hope that I can work until I'm 87 years old like my grandfather.
Political Views: Ron Paul forever.
I'd call myself a Libertarian because in the beginning my views corresponded with Libertarian theory. But then a bunch of idiots joined. Now I don't know what the hell libertarianism is nor do I care. I base my decisions on one simple fact: The world is not black and white. Choosing sides is not how we're going to solve our country's problems. I don't know the solution, but I do know that we'll get a little bit closer to one if we can learn to be reasonable with each other and find compromises.
Religion: I was raised and confirmed Catholic but I don't consider myself to be Christian, Atheist, Agnostic, Agnostic-theist, Agnostic-athiest, or any other stupid label that people like to pull out of their asses. I don't like my philosophical beliefs being categorized.
I don't regularly attend church but when I do it's because church is a good place for me to zone out and think about things. It also makes my parents happy. I like making my parents happy. I still consider myself to be a Catholic because it is a part of my heritage. However, I do not believe in it.
I believe in a higher power but I don't believe in praying to it or worshiping it. I sometimes refer to it as 'God' to make things simple when having discussions. I put my faith into myself, everyone around me, nature, the Earth, the Sun, and the Universe. I don't know what will happen to my soul after I die but I sure hope it's good.
Music: I like a TON of music; so much that I'm not going to attempt to list it all. Music has enhanced my life more than any other form of entertainment. I love "discovering" new tunes. Even if they were popular over a century ago.
+I'm a master at backing up and parallel parking using only my mirrors.
++UPGRADE: I can parallel park a semi-truck and trailer.
+I can make homemade gravy. It is the greatest thing ever.
+Finding happiness in the saddest of songs.
+Finding happiness in my occupation(s).
-I involve myself in too many hobbies at once.
-I daydream at the worst possible times.
-I start arguements only to get bored with them by the time I get a reply.
-Sometimes I let my desire for revenge disturb my inner peace.
+Anything that makes me laugh
+Anything that makes me think
+Listening to music
+Puppies & kittens
+Boats, sailing, & boating
+Steam powered machinery
[these are just pet peeves, not hates.]
-Sensationalism in news
-Cars with something broken that could easily be fixed if the person driving it wasn't so lazy
-Being in large crowds
-People who mistake my dislike list for my hate list
-People who tailgate while driving
-People who don't dim their lights on interstates
Amirite Related II:
*I use Amirite to exercise my debating skills. That being said, outside of the debate, I really don't give much of a shit about anything I'm arguing and neither should you. If I downvote your comment, suck it up. It's not a personal thing. Sometimes I simply disagree and have nothing more to say. If I don't respond to a debate we were having, I most likely got bored or just forgot about it.
Back when having POTD was actually worth something, I got five POTDs and they were my greatest accomplishments in life (other than driving a Volkswagen Golf).
[After POTD value dropped:]
??? Could have more. I don't think we even get notified if we make POTD anymore.
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Follow me on Twitter: @stickcaveman
My Instagram username is: dangerousoptimism
Story Behind Username:
I have a stick caveman tattoo on my right hip (sometimes shown in profile picture). Here's the FAQ:
Q: Is that really a tattoo?
Q: What the hell is it?
A: It is in fact, a stick caveman.
Q: What is the meaning behind it?
A: Well, it all started with a comic I drew in high school. It was a battle between Caveman and Tarzan. Obviously caveman won because he’s not a rope swinging **** like Tarzan, who swung himself right into Caveman's spear. So Caveman was the one who had the honor of being tattooed on my body.
A: Partially. It was something I wanted and so I got it.
Q: That’s a stupid reason to get a tattoo. Don’t you know that tattoos are permanent?
A: No shit? If you think it’s stupid, that’s great. Obviously I don’t think it’s stupid otherwise I wouldn’t have gotten it permanently drawn on my skin.
Q: Think of how it will look when you get old.
A: When I get old, I highly doubt my skin will be in such good condition that a faded tattoo will make it look any worse.
Q: Do you have any others?
A: Yes. A sun tattoo and a sailboat.