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All About Me! aleximusprime
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:
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 Personally, I feel like it's a very outdated idea, and almost a little sexist.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:
- Musicians That Celebrate Halloween All Year Round
- 10 Rock and Metal Bands That Shouldn't Work, But Do
- Review of Skrillex - Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
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)
Video Games Harming Kids? Really
Getting my daughter into video games at an early age
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?
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!