"We are the aperture through which the universe views
I've decided that it's pretty much impossible to stand out in any
way by telling you that I'm laid-back, down to earth, honest, blah,
blah, blah. How many times have you heard that? I have instead
opted to tell you a few very random facts about myself. Hopefully,
I can attract your brain before the rest of you knows what's really
-> I was born on Friday the 13th in October... And my name is
-> Your pet will quickly deem me one of their favorite people.
Animals love me, so don't be jealous.
-> I am supremely amused by anything that makes me feel
disproportionately big or small. An ultimate example of this would
be to carve ten tiny wooden pins from matchsticks and go bowling
with rollie-pollies... Or to rip a solo on one of those giant
-> I am probably the most coordinated clutz you will ever
-> I only have one and one half kindneys and a super sweet
-> If my inner nerd were a crackhead, he would break into your
car to get more TEDtalks. Luckily, he has Netflix.
-> I gain a small but definite amount of dexterity and
coordination if I hold my tongue juuuuust so.
What I’m doing with my life
Living, breathing, eating, drinking, interacting, succeeding,
failing, learning, wishing, wondering, doubting, laughing, crying,
loving, playing, creating and appreciating the ability to do so
every day. The winding road of life has its pitfalls and
victories(some of which don't seem like it at the time). Alas, the
adventure isn't in the destination. It's all about the
I work for Collings guitars who is known for making, dare I say it,
the best acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins and ukuleles in
the world. Seriously, if you play any of the aforementioned
instruments, go to our website. It's like instrument-porn. I have
played guitar for half of my life so getting this job was a bit
serendipitous. I also do work for a friend grinding, polishing and
sharpening swords three days per week for extra cash. What is the
value of getting paid to do something that you find interesting,
challenging and fulfilling? You know what they say,"If you do
something you love, you never work a day." I look at my job/s as
something I get to do and not something I have to do. Few people
are as lucky.
I’m really good at
I hate saying that I'm really good at anything other than spilling
things, which appears to be my super power. I do have some skills
that pay the bills, though...
The first things people usually notice about me
I've never really asked anybody that question, so I can't honestly
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, DJ Shadow, Aesop Rock, Meshuggah,
Cut Chemist, Rob Sonic, Dieselboy, Tool, El-P, Blockhead, The
Dillinger Escape Plan, Pink Floyd, Animals As Leaders, Method Man,
Bonobo, Zomboy, The End, The Mars Volta, Primus, DJ Krush,
Beardyman, The Beastie Boys, Redman, Opeth, Isis, Busdriver, Sleep,
Deftones, Tomahawk, Faith No More, Fantomás, Mr. Bungle, Peeping
Tom, Wu-Tang Clan, Testament, Machine Head, Clutch, Pelican,
Cypress Hill, MF Doom, Gorillaz, Del tha Funkee Homosapien,
DangerMoUuse, Between the Buried and Me, King Crimson, Led
Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, White Zombie, Excision, DJ Z-Trip, Polkadot
Cadaver, Dog Fashion Disco, Ephel Duath, Mastodon, Black Elk, Chris
Squire, A Perfect Circle, Slayer, Prefuse73, Flying Lotus, Evol
Books: Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut, Frank L. Baum, Carlos
Castaneda, Michael Talbot, Fred Alan Wolfe, Lynne McTaggart...
The six things I could never do without
Music, disc golf bag, laughter, coffee, guitar/s, music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Space/time, astronomy, metaphysics, quantum physics, comics, anime,
music, breakdancing, kung fu, tattoos, beer, food, sex, philosophy,
parallel universes, ufos, the paranormal, cars, guns, swords, the
true nature of reality and the role that we, as observers, play in
On a typical Friday night I am
Wondering where I'm going to get more chloroform at 3:00 am.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This isn't easy, so I'm just going to come right out and say it.
I'm a former Axe-user. At the time, it didn't seem like that big of
a deal. I knew lots of other people using so that made it easy to
get hooked. It was only on a downtown excursion that opened my
eyes. I had just parked my car and was going to use just a little.
As soon as I got out of my car, people started to gasp and turn up
their noses in disgust. It was at that point that I learned that my
actions affect not only myself, but everyone around me. I
immediately went home and cleaned up. I'm now proud to say that
I've been Axe-free since 2007!
You should message me if
Any one or more of the following apply.
You are using this site to actually meet someone and not stroke
your ego via social media.
You can blind me with science.
You say what you mean and mean what you say.
You can hold your own in a semi-intelligent conversation.
You can hold your own in a not-so-intelligent conversation.
I strike your fancy.