Hello all. My name is Dustin. I've enjoyed my time reading and talking to all the wonderful people here at ELR and I've seen this thread pop up quite a few times, so I figured it's finally time to introduce myself. It's a little late, but whatever.
I've been vaping for about a year now. I've gained a bit of a following for my reviews on JuiceDB. I really enjoy trying and reviewing new (to me) juice, but it gets expensive if I'm not winning giveaways (which I've won alot due to my activity on /r/electronic_cigarette), so I decided to give DIY a try. I've been mixing my own liquids since late Nov/early Dec. So far I've just been mixing up others' and slight modifications of others' recipes, but I've been brainstorming a bourbon poached pear that's a little different from the ones I've seen on ELR. My vape setup is the 22mm Siren GTL and Lavabox M, with my backup is my second Siren and HCigar VT75 Nano, and an iCare as my backup backup. My testers are two O-Atty clones. Once I bought the Siren and O-Atty I sold all my other RTAs and RDAs. Best devices that I've owned, for me anyway.
A few other things about me:
- Most importantly, I'm a loving uncle to my little sister's kids, my nephew (9 yo) and nieces (6 yo, 1.5 yo).
- (Very) amateur photography. I love nature photography and taking candids of my nephew and nieces. Here are my photographs from a camping trip in Rocky Mountain National Park and a short day trip to Yellowstone from last summer.
- I'm an economics PhD student at a university in northern Virginia. My research area is history of economic thought (the economic thought and philosophy of folks who have long been dead).
- I'm a huge MMA fan. I got into watching it in the early(ish) UFC and Pride days before the sport blew up and have seen many organizations and fighters come and go.
- A big fan of A Song of Ice and Fire series of books--the books that HBO's Game of Thrones is based on. My favorite character in the book series is Cersei. I'm also a fan of the Greyjoys. I love the GoT HBO series too, especially those early seasons. I try not to compare the HBO series to the books, but I adore the early seasons of GoT because it followed so closely to the books. My favorite characters in the series are Bronn and Varys.
- I like other movies and TV series. A few of my favorite movies: Dark City, The Big Lebowski, Life of Bryan, Dr Strangelove, Paint Your Wagon, Toy Story, and Forrest Gump. A few of my favorite TV series: Black Sails, The Sopranos, The Wire, Stranger Things, and Westworld.
- Since Sept 2015 I lost 140 lbs. Detailed here.