5 Quick Things about…@newfirewithin

Justin Stortz

1. Old -school NES games (along with The Simpsons) are near and dear to my heart. So much of my childhood is buried in that 8-bit contraption. It makes me warm and fuzzy. I still play them on my Android phone. Some of my faves were /are Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, StarTropics, Contra, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, Mega Man 2, Super Dogde Ball, hmmm. I could probably go on, but I won’t.

2. I’m a frustrated drummer. I still play guitar quasi -regularly. But, the drums are difficult to bang around on due to space constraints and many small children running around my house. Here’s a video of me and my fake band, Staff Infection, jamming a Guns ‘N Roses song for my school. Staff Infection on Vimeo.

3. Photography is another interest of mine, although I pretty much suck at it right now. My wife gave me a great DSLR camera for my birthday last year. I’m reading, watching, and learning, but it’s a crapshot anytime I take it off of auto.

4. I almost only read non -fiction. Although I do actually enjoy reading many of the same books my 4th graders like. Fantasy is my favorite kind of fiction.

5. I truly live my Twitter bio. I’m passionate about helping kids read and write better. Jesus is changing me into a better person every day that I let Him. My wife and I were married before we were 20. I love her more than any other person on the face of the Earth. We have four amazing children that leave me breathless every time I stop to think about them. Yeppers.


Posted on April 28, 2011, in 5 Quick Things about.... Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I'm smiling just reading all this about you! I could already tell what a fantastic guy you are through our #4thchats, but number 5 got me, you sealed the deal – You ARE A FANTASTIC GUY!

    Happy to be getting to know you.

  2. @Nancy C

    That is incredibly kind. Thank you so much! I've been enjoying our #4thchats very much and getting to know you as well.

  3. It's great to find out more about you…& then I got to #5. First thing that came to mind was this guy is really special! I knew bits and pieces from our chats but now that I have the bigger picture all I can say is you are one terrific teacher, husband & father.

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