I AM NOT a loud, meat-headed, "Raging", "Extreme", over compensating for something, bedazzled skull/dragon [insert brand name here] shirt wearing, two Polo-with-a-popped-collar wearing, Pop-Country, NuMetal, Kayne West & Eminem loving, Bud Light drinking, "Bro". Pull the baseball hat all the way down onto your head, La Douche! To be fair, I'm generalizing, but there are plenty of them out there. I don't dislike anyone, though. I've had friends like that. That's just who they are. I'm just not that guy.
I view myself as a rare personality. I am a little eccentric and eclectic. I'm definitely a little odd and flaky, but with a sense of wonder and fascination about the curious and mysterious things that go on in this world, ...this Universe. I like science. I am a geek about space, ancient cultures, anthropology, trans-humanism, Ancient Aliens, and all things Nova. I love to cook and grill. I am a little bit socially awkward and quiet when beginning to get to know someone new.
I am stoic to a point. I like the old stuff best, but I also like discovering new things, new music, new places to go, new concepts or alternate opinions. I enjoy learning. I read everyday, whether it's a book, the news, articles about science or history and I love to share.
At times I have a brooding personality and I get wrapped up into the things going on in my headspace instead of the world, but I love to laugh, I love comedy. Sometimes I say things at the expense of others or myself, but it's always in jest. I like to make people laugh. I think having a sense of humor is important. It sounds cliche, but you have to laugh at yourself. You have to make monkey faces in the mirror at yourself, sometimes. If you do, you're not crazy.
I'm not into sports, although I do like skateboarding. I used to skate growing up. It was my life for quite a few years. At some point I just stopped. I love watching people skateboard though and I encourage it with my kids, just for fun. I don't like to watch sports on TV. I find it boring (again, except for skateboarding).
Music is a huge part of my life. I am into music like some people are into sports, or rebuilding cars, or any other thing people tend to obsess about. I collect Vinyl. I have dabbled in producing my own music and hope to get back to it some day. I like all music, except the afore mentioned above. I like Punk, Post-Punk, Industrial, Hardcore, New Wave, No Wave, French New Wave, (actual) Hip-Hop, Indie, Blues Revival, 80's, Electronic Glitch Space Tweaker Haunted-House Demon Disco, and so forth.
I also write. I have spent most of my life scribbling in notebooks. At some point I realized I was writing poetry and although it was mostly therapeutic, I hope to publish some of my writing at some future date.
I have three children, two teenage girls and a 9 year old son, who are some of the most interesting people I know. Just to be clear, all three of my children are with the same woman and we had them all during our 14 year marriage. I have been divorced since 2010. The kids are back and forth between my house and their mother's house, staying with each of us half the time. They are a big part of my life and I am a big part of theirs. I am a Dad as well as their Father.
After my divorce, I decided that I would go to back to school to earn a degree. I am taking a break from school this semester, but will return soon to continue earning my AA.
I have driven through all the US states except the states just north of New York (RI, MA, VT, NH, ME), Portland, OR, being my favorite city. I'd love to move there one day. I've also visited Nuevo Laredo in Mexico, just over the border from Laredo, TX. I want to travel more, and If I had the means, I would like to travel the world by boat, train, or car, but no planes, please. NO PLANES!