“I’m a reader. I love my Kindle, but I still buy hardcover copies of the books that I adore… there’s just something about palpable pages that stirs emotions in me. When Travis pulled the trigger in Old Yeller, I ran my fingers across the page and it was somehow comforting. I can spend hours in a book store, new or used, surrounded by the stories that developed my quirks and interests, and imagining the stories that I’ve yet to discover.
I’m often a gamer. I’ll play a game on just about any platform… my iphone, my xbox, my macbook, or a chessboard. I enjoy solving puzzles because it stretches the muscles in my brain, but I also enjoy the camaraderie from multi-player shooters. I love wrapping myself in the cloak of a good adventure in any RPG.
I’m also a pop-culture enthusiast. An “enthusiast” in the way that I revel in the slightly obscure or odd facets of what’s popular, meandering far off the mainstream path, yet somehow always finding my way back with a newfound appreciation for it. I’ll watch a cult classic film for the sole purpose of being able to discuss it intelligently, should I ever meet anyone else who has wasted the 2 hours of their life to watch the same.
Lastly, I’m a musician. It’s been years since I’ve played a single note, but I can tell you when a key change has occurred, when a live performance could be better and explain the ridiculously subtle and objective differences between Grunge Rock and Post-Grunge Rock. I have more music on my Apple products than any 3 of my friends combined, and I know every single word to the extended 9-minute version of Don McLean’s American Pie.
All in all, I’m a nerd. Not a pocket-protector math-whiz nerd, but a media nerd… and I suppose that if given a choice, a media nerd is the type of nerd I’d most prefer to be.”
T. Ham lives in Orlando, Florida and enjoys writing about books, music, movies and television.