Salutations, Internet! The name is Earnest, and I have come here to chew bubblegum and write reviews… and write reviews about chewing bubblegum. A pleasure to make your acquaintance.
I’m a college junior at USF, working full-time to support my non-stop appetite. I moved to Florida nearly 12 years ago from Germany (military brat), and I’ve been putting up with heat, humidity and hurricanes ever since. I also spent a couple years of my childhood in California and in my birthplace, Georgia. I like to think that my well-traveled upbringing molded me into the indiscriminate gourmand that I am today. I like to think that, but living in Germany probably doesn’t explain why I keep buying deep-fried butter balls and Luther Burgers from the Florida State Fair. Though it may explain my almost daily consumption of beer.
Living near Tampa has given me access to myriads of cultural restaurants, from Jamaican to Persian to Thai, all fantastic. I’m slowly but surely trying more, but it’s really hard to do when mixing things up means turning down Florida’s delicious Latin and Southern American cuisine. I mean, one does not simply say no to an Ybor Cuban Sandwich. Regardless, going out of my way to see the sights and taste the delights has become an enjoyable (albeit expensive) hobby of mine, and that fascination goes all the way to the grocery store. I’ve always had a penchant for novelty, and I’m excited to be sharing my ventures outside of my usual Facebook audience!
My other hobbies include your standard geeky occupations: Anime, video games, and spending entirely too much time on the internet. I’m also a beer aficionado and a modest lover of music. I enjoy bacon to excess, rainy days while indoors, short walks on the beach to the ice cream stand, and I’m very much going to enjoy this.