I can't beat the feeling of taking something broken or not
optimized and breathing new life into it. Seeing something you put
together with your own hands, after torquing every bolt or
machining and welding a new part, is more exciting than any plot
line to any movie or book I can imagine. I also can't turn down a
good adrenaline rush. Its hard to pin down something I wouldn't be
up to doing at least once, unless its dancing.
Don't even try to get me to dance, many have tried and many have
What I’m doing with my life
I just bought a house, so I'm working to make it into a home. In my spare time I like to work out and play around with anything that has an engine or motor (diesel, electric, or gas, I'm not picky). If I'm not working my mind or body, I like to unwind with a good movie or just fooling around on the internet.
I’m really good at
- Eating candy
- Elefun the Butterfly Catching Game
- Fixing and modifying anything I can get my hands on
- Imagining eating candy
In that order.
The first things people usually notice about me
My complete lack of threatening cues. I've been told "I couldn't
ever imagine you murdering me" and they are absolutely correct.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Given those choices, I would favorite food, since I need it to survive. If you want a few of each, those are available too I guess...
Books: I don't read, they ruin movies.
I do read service manuals, datasheet, and journal articles. Yes, I did just make books seem even more boring.
Movies: Super Troopers, Se7en, TT3D, The Wild And Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, Grandma's Boy, War Games, The Big Lebowski, The Prestige, Dogma...
Shows: Archer, South Park, Bob's Burgers, Modern Family, Frisky Dingo, Top Gear, Wheeler Dealers, F1/Moto GP/rally (america and wrc)
Music: Just about anything besides most modern pop music and christian music. Generally its punk, classic rock, metal, older rap, and chiptunes.
To give you an idea, here are some bands I frequently listen to: Pennywise, CCR, Chuck Berry, BTNH, FSR, Agent Orange, Dead Milkmen, NOFX, Pink Floyd, Dio, Jimi Hendrix, The Black Keys, Voodoo Glow Skulls, ZZ Top, Deltron 3030, Rancid, Ratatat, Dropkick Murphies, Flogging Molly, BlakRoc...
Food: I will try anything once, but I don't really like onions.
The six things I could never do without
First and foremost would obviously be my family and friends (who doesn't say those two?). After that, in no particular order, would be the internet, motorcycles, music, and good food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My current projects and how to make my dreams come true. I've
always got a grandiose plan for one of them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Ideally I would be playing video games, billiards, bowing, or some
sport (i.e. volleyball, racquetball...) with some friends. If that
can't happen, then I am probably working on some project of
Also, not setting an alarm. Probably the best feeling in the world.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've almost died 5-ish times! I may be little worse for wear, but
still alive and kicking.
You should message me if
If I message you, hit me back, just to chat.
Truly yours, your biggest fan, this is Stan