†† The Onion
†† Mad Magazine
††††††††††† I am a sophomore at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida.† I was born and raised in a rural town in East Texas also called Jacksonville.† I am an only child and am very thankful for it, because if there had been any others, I probably would have killed them.† I have settled on trying to earn a degree in Mathematics after starting out on Aviation Operations, then moving to Mechanical Engineering.† I do have a pilotís license, although I have not had the money or the time lately to use it.† I am also a member of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, and hope to one day receive a commission as an officer.† I have not yet fully decided on what I want to do once I get into the Navy.† Flying seems fun and everybody loves Top Gun and tells me how cool it would be to fly fighters.† But that seems a bit too strenuous for me and it would be easier to be an NFO (Naval Flight Officer) on a P3 Orion.† I also have considered being a submariner and going to Nuclear Power School because there is always a little mystery to submarines and the officers get paid quite a bit of $$$$$.† The other option open to me is to become a Surface Warfare Officer and be on a ship like a frigate or destroyer or anything else that goes on the water.† That would be a lot of hard work, but I feel that by the time I get commissioned, I should be up to the task of being an officer in the U.S. Navy. †
†† I enjoy playing tennis even though I havenít played since high school at good old JHS.
†† I also enjoy drag racing and the noise and the adrenaline rush every time I take-off of the line and am rushing down the track and approaching the finish line at 100 mph.
†† Even though I havenít flown in over half a year, I still take great interest in it and enjoy talking about aviation with my friends who are aviation majors and have also gotten their pilotís licenseís.
Last revised: 30 May 2002