Doing my best to put a stop to my rambling ways of the last four months, and trying to settle down in Austin. Before Austin, I did my time in exile in Southeast Texas, and before that I enjoyed a few years in Tennessee, but I'm originally an Atlanta boy. I've lived and traveled around the southeast for work, but I'm willing to give anywhere new a shot.
I started out as a carpenter, then became a martial arts instructor, and now I'm a photojournalist. Somewhere in there I also worked on a goat farm.
I'm an ENFP, if that means anything to you. I usually wouldn't give it much credit, but it's actually been pretty accurate.
I appreciate thinkers, weirdos, gamers, storytellers, and hell raisers.
I find myself saying a lot of things just because it amuses me.
Fresh information: also excels at haggling with rickshaw drivers, ignoring pushy street merchants, and negotiating crowds without having my pockets picked. So far.
Books: S., The Expanse trilogy, most of Terry Pratchett's works, The House of Leaves, The Princess Bride, a good magazine piece, Neverwhere, most of Lovecraft's scary stuff.
Movies: Man of Steel, Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, Aliens, The Cabin in the Woods, There Will be Blood, Pontypool, Brick.
Shows: Firefly, Dr. Who, Nova, The X-Files, Millennium, Clone High, True Detective.
Music: A little bit of everything, but not a lot of anything. Lately, I've been using the search terms "dark gospel" and "southern Gothic" on 8tracks, and absorbing whatever that turns up for me.
Food: I'll try anything once, especially if it's spicy. The one food that I really hate, though, is flan. Gag.
Podcasts: Last Podcast on the Left, Limetown, The Black Tapes Podcast, RPPR, Ragnerdrok, The Drunk and the Ugly ... it's how I get my geekery these days.
4) A chance to learn something new and explore
5) A friend or two
6) ... water?
Also: I do not like being a tourist. I want to have purpose when I visit a place.
You like back and shoulder massages.
You like mysterious encounters and stories, and know who HP Lovecraft was.
You want to sleep under an open sky filled with stars and get a sense of vertigo because, damn, that starry expanse is going to swallow you up.
You want to go exploring.
You want to play.
You're interested in learning more.