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All About Me! aleximusprime

Updated on January 17, 2015

Here's a Few Fascinating Facts (I hope!) About Me

Hi, my name is Alex! I'm a 30 year old father of 3 (soon to be 4!), currently living in Kent, in the United Kingdom. I've enjoyed writing for many years, although I've only got into freelance writing in the 3 or 4 years. I originally started on Squidoo, and what I loved about it was that its was a different output to different people: some used it to promote a product or website, some to give their opinion on different matters, and others just to tell a story about their lives or the events they've faced.

Me? Well, I like to write about all 3, and I love to read all 3 too. I wrote a few articles about different things in life that I enjoy, or have learned. However, as I'm sure many people can relate, it's all very well writing about a topic you have a passion in, but its surprisingly difficult writing about yourself! Well here's my attempt, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed putting it together

Unless otherwise stated, all pictures included are my own, from my personal Facebook profile, or photographed by friends or relatives

1. I Am Awesome! - To prove it, here's a picture of me as a zombie:

Alex as a zombie
Alex as a zombie

2. I'm a Proud Stay-At-Home Dad

I've got 3 fantastic kids. Jessica, who's 5, and Oscar and Amelie, who are both 3. Often referred to as 'The Trio Of Doom', they're a handful, but I wouldn't have it any other way! Their mum is a university student, so I have the majority of custody. I adopted the role of 'house-husband' when my youngest 2 were 6 months old, staying at home to raise the children and do the jobs that a 'housewife' would normally do. Its hard work, but it sure beats going to work every day! Plus they're a real inspiration when it comes to writing articles!

You'd be surprised, in this day and age, how many people are quite shocked by the idea of a man staying at home to raise a family. Personally, I feel like it's a very outdated idea, and almost a little sexist. But of course, that's another issue for another time! I'm happy staying at home, cooking meals and painting pictures with the kids!

3. Music Is Very Important To Me

Music is a big passion of mine. I can't go a day without listening to music in some form, be it on my phone on the way to the shops, thrashing out a couple of albums when the kids are in bed, or even whistling the last kids' TV theme tune I heard while I'm cleaning up. I used to work for a music store, which was great for discovering new artists and trends! I love many different genres too, I grew up on Rock and Metal, but enjoy listening to a bit of indie, pop, dance, and even some blues and classical too!

Not only do I enjoy listening to it, but I love writing about it. A big chunk of my Hubpages articles are about music. Here's a few examples:

I enjoy playing it too. I've played guitar since I was 20, I'm still not very good, but I'm hoping that just having instruments in the house will encourage the kids to have a go when they're older!

Picture: The first (and last!) gig I ever played, back in 2007, playing a solo gig in a mate's metal barn. Rock and Roll!

4. Films Are Important Too!

I love watching movies too. I have quite a formidable collection of DVDs and Blu-Rays, and love spending any free time I have watching a movie. My favourite genres are comedy, action, and horror, but I'm very open minded when it comes to movies. I used to be a big cinema-goer, but since becoming a parent its much harder to do, especially with having to organise a babysitter! I'm looking forward to the age where they'll be old enough to sit down and watch a movie in a cinema, without getting bored, crying, or running around!

My Favourite Movie - BASEketball

Another Picture of Yours Truly

Another picture of me and my oldest daughter. I'm trying to pose for a nice photo, she's more worried about the ice cubes in her drink...

5. When I Have Time, I Love Video Games Too!

When I was 9 years old, my parents bought me an Atari 2600 for my birthday. I loved that console! The graphics were terrible, but back then it really didn't matter, it was all about the gameplay. From that moment on, I was hooked. I'm now a bit of a collector of both retro and new-gen consoles. I'm currently the owner of 7 or 8 different retro consoles, as well as a Nintendo Wii, a DS Lite, an XBox 360 and a Sony Playstation 3 (just saving up for a next-gen console now!)

Video games are an escape for me. You can fully immerse yourself in a new world; be it shooting aliens on a distant planet, racing 400BHP supercars around the streets of Monaco, or eating mushrooms and jumping on turtles. Because I come from the 'old school' side of gaming, graphics don't even matter to me. Some of the greatest games ever were released before High Definition was even thought of!

Retro gaming items available on eBay

Check below for any items related to vintage and retro consoles currently available on eBay!

Retro or High Definition? - Which do you prefer?

Do games need fantastic graphics to appeal to you? Or is it all about the gameplay? Are you only interested in realisting characters and worlds, or are you happiest when playing on 8-bit consoles with only a few buttons to worry about? Leave your views here and we'll see what era of gaming is most popular!

What's better, retro consoles or HD consoles?

Retro Consoles (32-bit or lower)

Retro Consoles (32-bit or lower)

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    • sierradawn lm 3 years ago

      I got totally addicted to playing Sims and Pharaoh, but then stuck them on the shelf because I was playing them when I needed to be working on my writing or on my housekeeping. They are still there to go back to when develop the discipline use moderation in the time that I spend playing them. But I do not want to add any new games to get addicted to. Sims and Pharaoh get me wound up enough.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't play video games, but I LOVED my Donkey Kong sky-blue, hand-held Arcade Game from my younger years. Awww, sweet memories!

    • mattcut 5 years ago

      retro. I'm an Atari head, sold my collection a few years back after becoming a dad. I made around $2,000 back so you can only imagine how much stuff I had, I paid around 2 1/2 times what I got for it, it was a boatload...

    • Drunkglitch LM 5 years ago

      Retro consoles so many good games.

    • IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Old school for me too! But we do have an XBox 360 that my kids love.

    • Fantastic Voyages 5 years ago from Texas

      Retro all the way! I still have my Atari and the original Nintendo. I play them more than my PS2!

    Current-Gen Consoles (Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3, Microsoft XBox 360)

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      • Deadicated LM 5 years ago

        I like them both, growing up on Atari Pong; having said that, I think it's amazing what they've done with gaming as it stands today and am hopelessly addicted to Angry Birds.

      Video Games Harming Kids? Really

      Getting my daughter into video games at an early age

      6. CAKE!

      As you can see from my photos, I'm very skinny. I think is due to have a ridiculously high metabolism. Basically, this means that I find it extremely difficult to put any weight on. Annoying as it is, it also means that I can pretty much eat whatever I want without worrying about getting fat. Of course, there's obvious health reasons why I should eat a balanced diet, but everyone needs their vices!

      Because of this, I'm a big lover of cake. Any cake at all. As long as it's got a ton of sugar in it, its all good! My big weakness is cheesecake though. Its got biscuit, its got fruit, and its got a good portion of sugary goodness too, lovely!

      Picture: My 27th Birthday cake, combining 2 of the greatest things in the world: Cake, and Lego

      These are my favourite cakes. How about you?

      Normally, if offered cake, I'm very unlikely to say no (I'm terrible at parties, if there's any cake left over near the end I'll always help to clear the plates!) But the 5 listed below are the greatest cakes ever to exist. So I've listed them, which ones would you agree with?

      (Picture source: PublicDomainPictures.net)

      These are my five most favourite cakes. Which of these are your favourite?

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      I hope you enjoyed reading about me and my life. If you'd like to read more of my writings, see the bottom of the page for more of my articles!

      Why not leave a comment, maybe you have an interest in retro games too and want to leave an opinion on your favourite console. Maybe you're a fan of my favourite movie too! Or maybe you just think my kids are cute, leave me a comment!

      And thankyou again!

      Alex

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      Thanks For Reading My Lens!

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          sierradawn lm 3 years ago

          I loved getting to meet you, Alex! Your bio is delightful!

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          Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

          Love to see you enjoy your family time. Minutes may drag sometimes but the years fly...

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Awesome Lens. You sound a really happy person. And its wonderful your a stay at home dad. :) my man would too given half a chance hmmmm nope my job. Only because I am so addicted to Squidoo mind. And I do love my daughter. I enjoy being at home I hate working for some one!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Awesome Lens. You sound a really happy person. And its wonderful your a stay at home dad. :) my man would too given half a chance hmmmm nope my job. Only because I am so addicted to Squidoo mind. And I do love my daughter. I enjoy being at home I hate working for some one!

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          Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

          Loved this introduction to you and your darling family. I admire your 'stay-at-home-dad' attitude and it obviously is working out well for you and the kids. Your daughter looks so happy in all the photos. :) Well done and I look forward to following your future writings.

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          StewartClan 5 years ago

          I really enjoyed this lens. Sounds like you have a great time down there in Kent. I was born in Billericay, Essex but my grandparents lived in Sidcup and Bexleyheath, which you may know. My husband and I are both work at home parents to two little boys; it is a tough road, but someone has to do it! :o)

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I really enjoyed this lens -- very witty, yet relaxed and personable. Sounds like we are similar. I'd rather work and my honey take care of the kids too! He's the one who likes to cook and clean! (Can you tell? I just like to write! LOL!) Let's see ... yes, I also love cheesecake (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, cherry -- oh, heck, all of them! And I musn't forget Long John Silver's awesome pineapple version! Yummy. Take care!

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          mattcut 5 years ago

          pretty fantastiq work here. you're an amazing writer, lucky to get to 'meet' you here. cheers!

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          Marlies Vaz Nunes 5 years ago from Amsterdam, the Netherlands

          Thank you for liking my "alien" lans! I never do any games, retro or otherwise, but I love cheesecake. And I have the same "problem" as you: skinny without being able to gain weight. So yes, I'm allowed to eat cake now and then. ;-)

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          Lynda Makara 5 years ago from California

          What a lovely family you have! Nice lens.

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          derek24davies 5 years ago

          I enjoyed your lens. Gives a good sense of your life. Can't say we share many interests (I'm not into zombies or metal music) though I'm into photography and writing and live in you neighbouring county of East Sussex and my nephew lives in Ramsgate. So there we are!

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          LouiseKirkpatrick 5 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

          I think Cherry Bakewells are evil!

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          Deadicated LM 5 years ago

          You make a fine Zombie, stay-at-home Dad and Musician; thanks for sharing I enjoyed reading your "About Me" Lens.

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          Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

          Very well done article! I agree and feel it is silly in this generation for anyone to question that either parent chooses to stay at home and raise the children. I think it's wonderful that you are able and willing. :)

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          IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

          I loved your lens! What a fun dad you are...your kids are very blessed to have you stay at home with them. These will be some of the best memories that you and your kids will have. I hear you about the escapism of video games too...I say that it is my "drug of choice"!

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          Ninche 5 years ago

          Nice to meet you,I enjoyed reading your lens!

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          biminibahamas 5 years ago

          BRAVO, for being a stay at home Dad .. loved your lens!

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          Fantastic Voyages 5 years ago from Texas

          Very cool! So glad we got to meet you! Love the Zombie photo.. and of course, your cute kids!

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          hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

          I concur... you ARE awesome! Couldn't dispute it if I were so inclined, given your most excellent photographic evidence. When the zombie apocalypse arrives, I'll be keeping an eye out for you shuffling through my backyard.

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          Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

          Thanks for introducing yourself. It's always good to know the person behind the lenses. Blessed.

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          kab 5 years ago from Upstate, NY

          You've got Wall-E just after Saw? You're one complicated dude.

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          flycatcherrr 5 years ago

          Great fun, Alex! It's good to "meet" you (and yes, your kids are uber cute).

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          Robert Zimmerman 5 years ago from SE Florida, USA

          Another musician turned LensMaster, I love it!

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          AmandaTWaH 5 years ago

          Very well put together lense! I loved it.