Contact Me at: NathanYoung@GeekAlabama.com
Thanks for checking me out; I am Nathan Young and I am a road, weather, and news junkie geek. I am an Aspie and I do and think things differently than most other people. And I am also the most lovable geek and nerd you will ever meet! Here is my main bio!
Hello geeks and nerds; let me introduce you to what I am. Nathan Young does a lot of wonderful things in the media world, from writing, photography, videography, and social media. My current home is the blog and website Geek Alabama. There I do everything from geeky/nerdy talk, event coverage, reviews, cooking, community coverage, promotions, and anything else to give any geek and/or nerd an organism.
If it’s anything any geek and/or nerd would care about, I am usually talking about it. From conventions, gaming, crowdsourcing, tech, movies, TV shows, comics, books, food, videos, apps, and more. If you are looking for articles anyone would love reading, you have come to the right place! If you are looking for someone who can cover events with pictures and videos, cover products and shows, speak at events, cover your products, or attend your conventions, consider me! Every geek and/or nerd from trekkies, whovians, and even bronies, already has!
The most interesting fact about me, I draw roads! #Aspie proud! #ASD
Learn more about me by reading below or viewing my visual resume!
Yeah, some of you might think I am weird and/or interesting, but let me explain. I am the main writer, editor, and publisher of Geek Alabama. I also take the pictures and videos that appear on Geek Alabama, A Guy’s Cuisine, The Southern Geek, Aspie Vlogs, GeekNerdPoly, Geeks Helping Others, and the photo blog Traffic Light Pixels. I started Young’s Blog in August 2011 as a way to keep me occupied while I was without a job. And on April 2012 I relaunched as Geek Alabama and it has become well known and that amazes me! I never thought that the blogs would be viewed by lots of people. And I thank all of the readers who read my blog! For new readers to the Geek Alabama blog, watch the Geek Alabama Intro Video / Channel Trailer!
Here are the seven things you need to know about Nathan Young. Read below or enjoy a video and a presentation version below!
First off, I am a huge road geek! Yep, I enjoy driving on roads, taking pictures of road scenes, watching traffic on the side of the road, keeping up with stories involving roads, and of course I draw roads as well! (look at my road drawings page) I also collect old traffic lights and road stuff. I have been drawing roads since I was a very young kid in school, and some find it weird that I draw roads. But guess what; I will never give up my hobby of loving roads! It sticks with you for life!
Second, I am also a huge train fan. Most people find a train as a major inconvenience because they have to sit there while the train goes by. But for me, a train can make me sit there for as long as it is. You will often find me standing at a railroad crossing with a camera in hand to take pictures of trains and railroad crossings. Since I was little I always loved looking at trains. We used to live right next to a train track and when the RR lights came on I ran to a window to look at the train going by. I even would go down a road along a railroad to chase a train. But I always do not cross in front of a train!
Third, food and cooking is something I like to enjoy. Yeah I might be a little overweight, but in the south you have to enjoy food, it is a part of the culture! I find that you can never have enough food! Some popular in the south includes BBQ and things fried like chicken fingers. I also enjoy cooking meals and you will often find me cooking a wide variety of meals and foods that I often give away to other people. Being a foodie is awesome! You don’t have to worry about what is going to be for dinner, because you can come up with something creative!
Fourth, living in Alabama means you always have to pay attention to the weather. Alabama can see all types of weather from snow storms, hail storms, ice storms, hurricanes, severe storms, extreme winds, flooding, extreme hot and cold, and of course tornadoes. Alabama is home to the most diverse weather in the world! Since the April 27th tornado outbreak that killed many in Alabama, people have become more aware of weather in Alabama, and that is a good thing! All the meteorologists follows me on social media, and you might find me chasing bad weather and taking pictures and videos. The sunsets are great too!
Fifth, I am a huge animal lover! Most pets like cats and dogs usually comes right up to me to enjoy some love from my hands! It usually does not matter what the personality type the pets are, they come up and demand some love! And yes, I enjoy petting animals! If you are asking, I am not a vegetarian, but I was raised to respect animals. I have had a wide variety of pets including dogs, cats, chickens, turkeys, quail, turtles, horses, and fish as well. I have also helped to rescue pets, and they are usually the best pets to have! Come on over pets, I will give you plenty of pets, love, and of course plenty of treats!
Sixth, since I run a popular and growing website, I have to follow the news. I keep up with local and world news. And I read a wide variety of local and national websites every day. And I have enjoyed watching the news since I was in kindergarten. When I was young, I would get up at 5:30 am just to watch the morning news before going to school. Today with my camera, I go out to cover local events or scenes. My belief is you need to know what is going on in the world; because one day it might just impact you! My favorite time of the year is Christmas and I have taken a lot of Christmas themed photos and videos!
The last thing you need to know about me is I am a huge animation and cartoon fan! The reason why I love watching a wide variety of cartoons comes from my childhood, where I was abused and neglected, and watching cartoons was an escape to the problems I was facing. This has carried over to my adulthood, and you will often find me enjoying cartoons every day! I am always amazed in the hard work it takes to make a cartoon. A cartoon can do many things an average TV show can not do. Some of the cartoons I like are The Simpsons; Family Guy; The Legend of Korra, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Phineas and Ferb, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, and more!
Some other things I like includes listening to music, keeping up with sports, helping people, and I am very good at computers too! A lot of people who I talk too think I am a great person to be around who is funny, interesting and informative. I also like to really keep up with current topics and open to trying new things. The one personal thing I talk about is autism awareness. Yes I do have Asperger’s Syndrome (high functioning autism.) And I might have struggled through school almost failing. But the blog I run and participation in social media always keep me up and about. You always have to enjoy life! And to never give up. And I want to thank all of you out there for reading Geek Alabama!
Here are some of the things I like:
Favorite Movies: Star Trek; Star Wars; Twister; The Wizard of Oz; Avatar; Big Fish; The Incredibles; Big Hero 6; Despicable Me, Documentary Movies
Favorite Music: Black Eyed Peas; Lady Antebellum; Owl City; Nickel Back; The Fray; Modest Mouse; Arcade Fire; Dangerous New Machine; Gotye; Coldplay
Favorite TV Shows: Phineas and Ferb; The Legend of Korra; Adventure Time; Survivor; The Amazing Race; Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives; The Walking Dead; Myth Busters; Price is Right; Duck Dynasty; My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Deadliest Catch, MasterChef, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, Big Brother, Chopped
Favorite Sports Teams: Auburn Tigers; Boston Red Sox; Atlanta Braves; Jacksonville State Gamecocks; Denver Broncos
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