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Books: I love stories. Unfortunately, I have had far too many
distractions from college, my computer, and other activities, so I
have read very few books for fun in the past few years. During high
school and my first semester of college, I read a lot of classics
for the honors program. Some of the classics that stand out in my
mind are Cyrano de Bergerac, Moby Dick, and Shakespeare's plays. As
for books I read for fun, I loved Harry Potter, The Lord of the
Rings, and the books of Tom Clancy and Louis L'Amour.
Movies: Movies are not such a big part of my life, but I enjoy
watching them with other people. Intelligent, well-crafted comedies
such as Forrest Gump and Monty Python and the Holy Grail are
probably my favorite type, but I can enjoy anything that is
enjoyable and well-done as long as I'm watching it with the right
people. The only genre I won't watch is horror.
Shows: I don’t have any shows I follow religiously, but I do watch
quite a bit of TV now that I live by myself and have decent cable.
I watch ESPN more than anything else because I enjoy casually
following sports as a more rewarding alternative to the news. I
also enjoy watching comedy shows like Family Guy, South Park, and
Comedy Central stand up specials and catching movies on channels
like FX, and sometimes I wistfully imagine myself hosting a show
like Adam Richman or Anthony Bourdain in which I travel around not
only eating great food but also checking out great live blues. I'll
also occasionally binge-watch entertaining YouTube series at
irresponsibly late hours.
Music: I love the blues, and I also like classic rock, but I am
open to many styles. My favorite artists include Stevie Ray
Vaughan, Ted Nugent, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Howlin’ Wolf,
Pinetop Perkins, B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Ronnie Earl, Beau Jocque,
Corey Harris, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Trampled Under Foot, Joanne
Shaw Taylor, Tab Benoit, Samantha Fish, Joe Bonamassa, the
Tedeschi-Trucks Band, and many more. The main things I like about
blues are the simple form, the honest emotions, the wide range of
improvisation, and the intensity that is present in all its great
performers. Although my profile name, which I would rather like to
change, sounds like a corny reassurance of my fidelity, I actually
got it from the title of a song by Darrell Nulisch. Hey, it was
five in the morning when I signed up for this site!
Food: As much as I like music, food is my favorite form of art. I
love all kinds, but I especially like pasta and deserts. My
favorite meal is spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce, and my
favorite desert is saskatoon cobbler. I bet you’ve never had
saskatoon cobbler, but I would be happy to make you one if I get to
know you. I am spoiled because my mom is a great cook and my dad
raises lots of great vegetables and fruits, so I grew up eating
amazing food, and I still try to eat well whenever I can.
Games: You probably think I’m going to list some video games, but I
almost never play video games. On the computer, I play a lot of
Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword and Napoleon Total War with my
friends. On the board, my favorite games are Scrabble, Carcassonne,
and Boggle. If you can beat me at any of those board games you are
impressive. Checkers is good too. The one physical game I've
discovered I'm not absolutely terrible at is ping pong.