the story: riley is a student at samford university, but i met him through our church. i needed a ride one sunday, and this kind soul provided it. we've been friends ever since, which is pretty easy considering he's so friendly. riley's from nashville (with a little australia thrown into the mix) and here's a bit of his story.
your [soundtrack]: "a community service announcement" by jonathan boulet, "you were always on my mind" by willie nelson, "today was fairytale" by taylor swift, "wide eyes" by local natives, "hung the moon" by drew holcomb and the neighbors, "oh you bring" by hillsong united, "i stand corrected" by vampire weekend, "the boat song" by set sail, and others.
your [script]: i like inspirational sports films. i like the lord of the rings. i like secondhand lions and that thing you do. i like movies with ashton kutcher or denzel washington, and i like jane austen films.
your [shade]: i don't have a favorite color because there is a different color for every occasion. i don't really need a favorite color anyway, now that i'm out of kindergarten.
your [inspiration]: pure love inspires me. it usually makes my eyes cry, or at least moisten.
words to [live] by: if God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave Him up for us all -- how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? it is God who justifies. who then is the one who condemns? no one. Christ Jesus who died -- more than that, who raised to life-- is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. who shall separate us from the love Christ? shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? as it is written: "for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." no, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. for i am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. [romans 8:31-39]
you [love]: beauty and pizza and joy and vanilla and taylor swift and denim and my mom and imaginative things and music and hot showers and green valleys.
i [hate]: the one who preys on the weak.
i [believe] in: unconditional, unfailing, unassuming, unwarranted, unrestricted love for every life.
your [escape]: i relax in the presence of someone who makes me happy.
biggest [challenge]: i get crushes very easily.
you wish you could [meet]: justin beiber, benjamin franklin, kim kardashian, hermion granger, taylor swift, samuel clemens, MIA, gandalf, dumbledore, mila kunis, john piper, jesus, mychoctaw great-great-great-great-great grandmother and family, roald dahl, ke$ha, zooey deschanel, coco chanel, bill gates, actress in slumdog millionaire, the girl at samford who looks like amy poehler, elvis presley, george washington, my wife.
[proudest] moment: last semester a girl at samford purchased music i had co-written on itunes without knowing i was in any way related to the music or the band. she just discovered it because itunes recommended it to her. this was my proudest moment.
you want to [be]: male version of taylor swift, but better.
your [wildest] dream: i dreamed that i was the slave of two ducks who held me captive in a castle tower. one time after they returned from a voyage, i made them a sincere "welcome home ducks" sign. the kind duck master gave me freedom.
your childhood [ambition]: to play baseball for the st. louis cardinals.
your [pet peeves]: people who say "lol", people who don't respond, addj's (people who never let songs finish in the car), and heaps of others but i'm tired.
your [site]: http://swaddlingapparel.storenvy.com/
[surprise] us: i wrestled in junior high and retired undefeated.
[describe] yourself: legendary.
riley, you are a legend, indeed. you often talk about how your brain functions differently from everyone else's. this is definitely true and definitely positive. you are truly one of the most interesting people i know because you defy stereotypes like it's your job. you're everything and nothing all at the same time, and it's extremely refreshing. acceptance, friendship, and love are your specialties, along with mad style and musical talent. you're eclectic and bohemian and a person all your own. i'm glad to know you. keep cheering, mate.