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Moved to Portland, OR from northwest Arkansas on Jan. 14, 2015.
Doing my damndest to make this place feel like home; so I'm hoping
to meet a lot of people to make that be true.
I consider myself to be fairly quiet and reserved, but I open up
quickly. I'm a cat lover, but my BFF, Gene, says I'm more of a dog
in terms of personality (which is amusing, because while he is a
dog lover, he is definitely far more cat-like in
I try to keep laid back and unhurried. Life's short -- I'd like to
enjoy it instead of fretting about it.
You should holler at me even if just to say hey. That's a good
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I build websites and maintain databases for a charity which raises
funds for research into multiple sclerosis treatment and provides
programs and services for persons living with MS. This lets me work
from home, which is great, except that everyone I support is in the
Central Time Zone, meaning my alarm is set for 6:30am. :(
I want to publish a video game and I have designs on a JRPG-style
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
[edited by Gene:] Being there for the ones I love whether I agree
with their actions or not. Sometimes, in fact, being the only one.
Taking friendship as an oath, not a convenience. Staying true and
being loyal to what I believe.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My beard. I get random compliments on it all the time. I have been
variously referred to as Abraham Lincoln (obvious), Ulysses Grant,
and Brigham Young (?!), none of whom I think I look like.
Also, my enormous head. I wonder if I can get a 3D print of my
[edited by Gene:] Usually when people get within 20,000 miles, they
think "That planet is awfully close to Earth..."
And now, since August 2013, my wicked neck scar. :3
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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In no particular order! And not necessarily all-inclusive! :D
Books: How to Win
Friends and Influence People
Guide to the Galaxy
, anything by Dave Barry
, The Sword in the Stone
Do You Care What Other People Think?
and everything else
ever wrote, The Three Musketeers
, others I have
likely forgotten to mention. I mostly prefer reading nonfiction to
Shows: Top Gear
, Good Eats
, The Venture Bros.
, How It's Made
, Haruhi no Suzumiya
, Welcome to the
, The Adventures
of Pete & Pete
, Foster's Home
for Imaginary Friends
, Where in
the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
, Lucky Star
, Dirty Jobs
, Father Ted
, Kill la Kill
... others I've
probably missed. I've gone a good stretch of time without any TV at
all (not worth the fees to me) and thus get most of my media these
days from the internet, such as via PBS Idea Channel
, Crash Course
(all of em), and
augh so many more. YouTube complains about the size of my
subscription list. And that doesn't even count podcasts...
to Night Vale
, Good Job, Brain
You Should Know
, and more.
, The Beatles
, Malice Mizer
pieces in general, video
game pieces in general, Green Day
, The Offspring
, Pink Floyd
, many Disney
, Blackeyed Peas
, Weird Al
, System of a Down
, Tenacious D
, Cheb Mami
, the music of Cirque du Soleil
, Hank Williams, Sr.
, Panic! At the Disco
, Red Hot Chili
, plus many,
many, many others. Only thing I don't like is country after about
! Except nattou
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A computer way more powerful than I need
My job -- seriously, the bizarre forces of luck which landed me my
current gig are nigh unfathomable; I love what I do and that I get
to do it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Sex (surprise?), the nature of the Universe, Minecraft, music,
people generally, persons specifically, the world inside my own
head, the world of tomorrow
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Don't usually plan these things, so whatever. Let's go to Hopworks
and have some pizza and beer. Or play games at home while drinking
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am an arthriticky old man; I have ankylosing spondylitis.
I also have a hole in my spinal cord; a dozen neurosurgeons have no
Both these things are very well managed.
I also have idiopathic musical hallucinations, constantly. These
require no management. Brains and bodies are weird!
You should message me if
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No restrictions! Message away! Here or on AIM (does anybody but me
still use this?) as CheesesFreak.
[edited by Gene:] You should message me if you can accurately
discern when Temple Time is. If you cannot, you MUST inform me of
this beforehand. When temple time comes around and I start getting
the culture, if I leave you in the dirt - hey, that's on you, babe.
[edited by Me:] Knowing when Temple Time is is not a requirement
for messaging. Being willing to LEARN when it is IS. 8)
[edited by Me, much later:] This Temple Time thing goes all the way
back to 2004. Will I ever remove it? :o
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