Welcome to my space. I'm Ray, and this page is all about me. Look around, and feel free to E-mail me and tell me if it sucks. Hey, constructive criticism is always a good thing, right?
A little bit about me: I'm originally from Long Island, New York. I now live in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It's not terrible here, but I like it much better in New York. I love sports and music, among plenty of other things. I'm a staunch Conservative Republican, and I'm into history and politics as a whole. I also play bass guitar in a punk band, collect model cars and military patches, and like anyone else my age, I like video games, TV, and computers. And of course, I love to hang out with my friends and party. I go into more detail about my hobbies down below, so take a look.
In case you didn't realize it by now (take a look at my title banner), I'm a big sports fan. Now, my favorite sport is a toss-up between hockey and baseball. I know there's no hockey right now, but I still absolutely love it. Personally, I'm better at hockey than I am at baseball. Captain of my team for 3 straight years, led my team (both offense and defense) in points and penalty minutes for 3 straight years. I am a defenseman, but originally I played center and wing. I played quite a few years in a baseball league (8 to be exact) but I never was quite good. So, baseball and hockey are tops on my list, and then in third comes football. I also like auto racing, specifically NASCAR Nextel Cup. And very recently I've gotten into some NCAA sports, pretty much football and baseball. Now, onto my favorite teams.
Alright, here's the deal on my favorite music. I used to be into Nirvana (actually, I was obsessed with them) and nothing else. But over the last few years, I've "broadened my musical horizons", if you will. LOL. Anyways, I'm now heavily into pop punk/emo. Some examples: Blink 182, Taking Back Sunday, Midtown, and Senses Fail. But, I pretty much like all alternative rock. Now, in no particular order, onto THE BEST BANDS IN THE WORLD!!! (According to me, of course.)
And, as I mentioned at the start of this page, I play bass in a punk band. We're just getting started, but we're pretty good. Let's just put it this way: we don't suck, LOL. I started playing bass in 1998, and I've been in a few bands since then. I can also play guitar and drums, but bass is my passion. I own three basses; a Blue Agave Fender Standard Jazz Bass, a Baltic Blue Squier Affinity P-Bass, and an old black P-bass copy (my very first bass). Here's what my two Fender basses look like:
My P-Bass (my other, less expensive baby)
Sports and music were the two biggest things, so I figured they deserved their own sections. Now, onto some of my other hobbies:
Yes, you read it right. I said I'm a staunch Conservative Republican. Why, you ask? Well, I'd rather not get into that here.....I could go on and on and on and on, and I'm sure you don't want me to bore you with my reasons why Liberals are the devil, right? That's what I thought :) I voted for George W. Bush in the 2004 election (duh) and I'm very pleased with his work. Please don't send me hate mail.
Some people may think it's strange that a college student such as myself is a big Conservative. Believe it or not, we exist! LOL. I should join the Young Republicans. Hmmm.......anyways. Time to move on.
Ahhh, cars. Man's best friend. My ultimate dream car is a 2002 35th Anniversary Chevrolet Camaro SS. With a 6-speed manual, of course. (Do muscle cars come any other way?) But obviously, I'm unable to afford this car or any other dream car of mine, unfortunately. I'm a Chevy man, I'd rather not ever own a Ford. Here's my dream car list:
Now, for some good news. I used to drive this, a 1988 Chevy Celebrity:
But now, I drive this:
That's right folks, I've purchased a 1994 Chevy Camaro Z28. It's sorta halfway my dream car. I'm just glad to have a Camaro, finally.
I'm no movie or TV connesseur (sp?), so don't hate on me for liking stuff that you think sucks. I like what I think is cool, it doesn't have to be award-winning. Ok. My favorite TV shows:
Favorite movies: (in no particular order)
Yeah, I think that's it. Thanks for bearing with me.
My favorite actors:
Feel free to E-mail me. I do accept hate mail, in case you were wondering. I love to hear people's complaints, grievances, and general problems, especially if it involves politics. So feel free to contact me.