TheWugglyUmp
45 Indian Orchard, MA
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My self-summary
Not really playing the human game. Mostly observing it. INTP. I'm mostly about trying to figure out what the hell is going on with people, rather than marching in step with any of various groups attempting to cast themselves in the role of the protagonists in the drama of history.

I have two cats. One of them likes you and the other one doesn't.
What I’m doing with my life
I have a totally meaningless job driving big rigs.

I spend a lot of time thinking, and seeking things out, in various ways. I'm into metal detecting, for example. I once found an 1859 Indian head lying right on the surface at Forest Park. In a way it's kind of an allegory for my life. I see a lot of things that aren't really hidden, it's just that nobody else seems to be looking for or at them. (Zen koans are like that, as well. I've cracked a couple of them). Overall this has been terrible for my capacity to assimilate. Not that I ever had much. I spend a lot of time in conversations waiting for an opportunity to say something that the other person will understand, and that can make it past their values filters.
I’m really good at
One thing that complicates making out a list like this is the possibilty that one might be capable of great self-delusion, or have a personal agenda that would be furthered by judicious self-aggrandizement, in either of which cases none of the claims one makes about what one is good at are to be believed.

Having presented potential emptors with these caveats, I claim that I may or may not be good at

Scrabble
Baking pies from scratch
Being so totally not a lefty or a righty I might as well be from another planet
Completely alienating women with the first sentence I speak to them
Celebrity voices including Beavis, Butthead, and John Lennon
The science and history questions on Jeopardy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Ones written by JK Rowling, James Herriot, JRR Tolkien, Ann Rice, and/or CJ Cherryh. When I was younger I read CS Lewis, LLoyd Alexander, and Carlos Castaneda. I haven't read any thing by Ayn Rand, at least not more than a page, insofar as she had something of a prolixity issue going on, but so many people on here seem to view her as the devil, that I think that if I were to have a daughter, I would name her Ayn, just to piss off my leftward friends.

Movies: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Forrest Gump, Ed Wood, Big Fish. Many flicks by Pedro Almodovar, Juzo Itami, and Woody Allen. Also Finding Nemo, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa, and The Incredibles.

Still pictures: Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Jock Sturges.

Paint: Modigliani, Klee, O'Keefe, Dali, Schiele, Bierstadt.

Das Fernseher: Farscape, Star Trek, The Muppet show.

Sounds: The Beatles, Dan Bern, Jack White, Buckethead, The Cure, Siouxsie, Depeche Mode, Various Seattle bands, and a lot of other stuff.

Cuisine: About all that I don't like is the hot sort of spicy.
The six things I could never do without
High precision optics
Books
Computers
Wheels
Fourths, fifths, minor falls and major lifts
Hot baths
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The fundamental aspects of motivation. What human-ness is, in thought and behavior.

The left's twin religions of Social Justice and Climate change. How to speed their consignment to the compost heap of history.

Guitars

Guns

Cameras

What I feel like making at the pottery studio

Mortality
On a typical Friday night I am
Done. Stick a fork in me.
You should message me if
You're way too young and/or too pretty for me. It would also be nice if you were a formidable Scrabble opponent, had a disposition to wander about and see interesting stuff, were an adventurous eater, either have or appreciate or at least tolerate a sick and twisted sense of humor, and do not set yourself or anything else on pedestals.
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