I was born in Delaware to immigrant Filipino parents (in the same hospital as the hottest babysitter ever. Sadly, it's now a parking lot)
I cruised though school relying mostly on my charm and boyish good-looks. I'll just out myself now as a preppy private schooler (Yes, I had several white hats. No, I never owned any pastel clothing). I weaseled my way into an academically rigorous, socially-conscious, and socially-awkward liberal arts college that despite popular belief is not an all-girls school (even that school has been co-ed since '71). I got my academic ass kicked in college, thus putting the smackdown on my career aspirations. After graduation, I packed up and moved to the Great White North with my college girlfriend to figure out what the hell I wanted to do with my life.
On my visits to Boston, I always felt like it would be a great place to live. Over the last 8 years, that feeling has never wavered. Even after the college girlfriend and I broke up after our first six months living together, I stayed. I friggin love this city. Maybe it's because I have never had to spend more than a half-hour commuting OR that I live next to America's Most Beloved Ballpark OR that I never run out of new places to eat OR that I have never had trouble finding friends OR that I met the person I'm probably going to marry here. A lot of personal growth has happened in Boston, so it will always have a special place in my heart. I love this town and yes, I am a pre-2004 Red Sox fan and an avid Yankee Hater. Now, I will always be l a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan though, and one of my all-time favorite players is a former Eagle and is the origin of my screenname (along with this and this).
Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow and normally takes thousands of years. But every few millennia, evolution leaps forward.
Out of college, I got a job as a case manager at a homeless shelter. But after three years there, I needed a change. Since I'm apparently a masochist, I went back to school and got two masters degrees. Since I'm also apparently hell bent on being poor the rest of my life, I'm currently a full-time social worker.
It's really amazing how much more free time I have now that I'm not in school anymore. Now I fill my time playing video games, watching movies and television, reading comic books, wasting company time on YouTube, and hanging out with aforementioned future life partner. I anticipate my blog entries will be mostly filled with random commentary and poorly informed observation about these subjects, though occasionally a nugget of truth may fall out. I'm basically nerd-core, and if you took away the girlfriend, I'd be the biggest. loser. ever.
This is my gift. This is my curse. Who am I?