Hey guys, been reading these posts for a while but couldn't figure out my password/what e-mail I used to register/etc. So finally signed up with a new e-mail address, thought I'd post more often as I get more and more lazy/antisocial about going out and actually meeting new people (it's been a weird year and I seem to be in a different place every few months, which makes it even harder to put a social life together).
Grew up in New Hampshire but was raised a Bills fan. My parents are both from Buffalo, but the Pats being terrible in the 1990s and the Bills seemingly going to the Super Bowl every year also had something to do with it.
I'll get a ton of s--t for this, but as an adult, I can't help but admire Belichick/Brady and the Pats dynasty. Especially because I'm a rabid Red Sox/Celtics fan (don't really follow hockey). I know this is unjustifiable for real sports fans (liking two division rivals), but the Pats are sort of my second team -- I root for them when the Bills are out of it. That seems to happen pretty much every year (the Bills out of it by midseason or obviously having no chance), but thankfully they should definitely be in the hunt this year. And yes, I know I sound like a twelve year old girl or something, rooting for two rivals. It's super lame and I don't try to justify it. I'll keep the Pats affinity to a minimum around these parts.
Anyway thought I'd introduce myself, I'm Tom, late thirties, spent most of my adult life teaching English and proofreading in Asia (mostly Seoul) but have been back in the States for a couple years. Been teaching English at a New Hampshire boarding school the last two years but ran into this investigative journalist sort of job this year and spent time in Washington DC and then Cheyenne, Wyoming. Now back to teaching English temporarily in Palm Beach, Florida. Onto something else in January, maybe another investigative journalism project in Colorado or California, or a teaching job in New Hampshire or Massachusetts, not sure yet.
Used to be apolitical but have turned more and more conservative. I hope to stay out of those discussions but I probably will chime in now and again.
Nice to "meet" all of you, I've found this website super entertaining for a couple years now without ever posting. Say hello if you feel like it. Go Bills.