My life is a constant battle between two parts of my brain. One which strives for order, stability, structure, bigger biceps, and a low carb diet. And another which yearns for freedom, spontaneity, intellectual stimulation, new microbreweries and all the awful sugary candy I can fit in my stomach.
Caught between those opposing forces, I've found an interesting middle ground. I've learned how to exercise my willpower when faced with tempation, and when to cut loose and enjoy an amazing moment when it may not come again.
Though sometimes, the sugary candy still wins.
I guess we're all just works-in-progress.
I work for Conestoga College in the School of Media and Design, mostly doing strategic planning and administration. I floundered for a while trying to find a career I truly love, and I think I finally found it. Better late than never! I get to use my brain and dress like a GQ model (note that I didn't say I actually look like one!) so what's not to like?
Outside of work, I enjoy going to the gym, consuming pop culture (movies, tv, anime, etc), reading fantasy/sci-fi novels and classic literature, and pursuing my personal quest of tasting every beer in the world. I have a feeling that last one will take quite some time, so no rush. I just started doing rec beach volleyball this year, and I enjoy kick boxing when time allows.
-Explaining complicated current events and putting them into an understandable context
-Playing "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon", or any other form of trivia
I'm getting better at cooking, but wouldn't put myself in the "really good" category just yet. I do make a mean bowl of chilli or bacon scallop chowder though!
-Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher
-Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin
-Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevski
-The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
-Solipsist by Henry Rollins
-Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
-Of Monsters and Men
-Walk off the Earth
This part is way too hard. I love way too many. So I'll give a few of my High Fidelity-esque Top 5 lists:
Top 5 Lovecraftian Horror Films:
5) Ghostbusters (Okay, not horror, but Lovecraftian!)
4) The Thing
3) Prince of Darkness
2) Evil Dead
1) In the Mouth of Madness
Top 5 Cheesy Action films based on Video Games
3) Double Dragon
2) Street Fighter
1) Super Mario Brothers
Top 5 films featuring amnesia
5) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4) Dark City
3) Mulholland Drive
2) Til Human Voices Wake Us
2. Drinks on the patio
3. Fresh sea food
4. Philosophical ramblings
5. Movies that shake your faith in reality
6. Beauty, in all its forms