Ever meet one of those guys where you can't decide if you want to punch them in the face or join in their infectious enthusiasm? That's kind of me... and I have yet to be punched in the face so I think I'm riding that line pretty alright so far.
I'm pretty much a lovable nerd and dork who is always up for [r]adventure and discovering new things. New food joint? I'm in. Weekend road trip? Let's go. Hop a flight somewhere for an extended weekend? Let's boogie. You can also pretty much count on me to always be trying to crack dumb jokes in one way or another... and you can count on at least one of them to land at some point.
I'm generally pretty down for hiking and camping and try to make a few trips a year, but I generally wouldn't consider it a primary interest. This winter I'm also going to be taking up skiing because why not? That being said, I am always down for something interesting like checking out a museum or finding some hole-in-the-wall food place for Taco Tuesday (there's an awesome spot near New Hope that has unlimited tacos for $10). I'm a pretty pro-social guy, so finding new groups of people to hang out with is always a bonus. I love hearing about other people and their perspectives on life and current events, and for me, talking (or even debating) over anything is just fun!
When I'm not working, I'm hanging out with friends for random events, or going out and doing something stupid ([r]adventures at Mitsuwa? Going to see the Giants or the Devils? 400 man LAN party in Philly? Random drive to who knows where the hell? Yes to all of them). I am really looking for someone who shares my "Let's do it!" kind of attitude.
I'm also pretty good at random trivia. I can memorize quotes obnoxiously well, and I make absurd and obscure references way too often. No, seriously, it's sometimes like the Tamrians from... um... nevermind. 'Tis a silly reference.
Shows: Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Constantine, Doctor Who, QI (a BBC panel talk show hosted by Stephen Fry), Dancing With the Stars, Castle, Firefly, Sherlock, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Last Week Tonight, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Masterchef, South Park... man, whatever's on Hulu or Netflix, really.
Movies: Pretty much good, witty, British humor or the occasional buddy flick (Monty Python, I Love You Man, Role Models, etc.). I also love some deep thinking movies, or sci-fi crazy adventure movies (Sunshine, The Man From Earth, Serenity just to name a few). Hell, I'm also a HUUGE fan of musicals and probably my favorite movie to get me happy again is Singin' in the Rain. I'll honestly like just about anything that isn't pure horror or torture porn. It's just not my thing, sadly, though I will suffer through it in a dignified fashion if pressured. The exception to the rule: Movies like Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.
Music: Instead of listing bands, let me just state the best damn concert I have ever been to: Koo Koo Kangaroo opened with their two-man children's rap act. Yes, there was a giant parachute over the audience. Next came Suburban Legends, a ska band with rehearsed and choreographed dances to ska versions of Disney classics. Then came The Aquabats with amazing costumes and inflatable pool toys thrown into the crowd. Best way to crowd surf EVER! Finally, it all ended with The Reel Big Fish who were straight up amazing and I've probably seen them at least five times by now. It should also be noted I have a HUGE weakness for good acapella.
Videogames: Yes, I am going to include games here because not only are they amazing mass media, but they are totally art (fight me on this one. I dare you.) Probably my favorite games are Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Spec Ops: The Line, Journey, and... sigh... yes, League of Legends. I play a LOT of League (why can't I get into Gold, damn it!?!?!)
Food: I can make a mean burger, and oh man ask me about my huge dinners sometime. I've actually cooked for around 50 people in one night in college, and I am trying to get back into the swing of those parties again. Just this past November I did a big Japanese-themed dinner night.
2. My friends/family (seriously, they're awesome)
3. Snark/sarcasm. Don't ask me to not make fun of things, because honestly that can be pretty hard.
4. Videogames: They are something I am actually pretty passionate about, and I have spent a lot of time considering them as valid pieces of art.
5. Facebook. As stupid as it is, a lot of my business is directly impacted by Facebook, and I also use it to stay in touch with my fraternity brothers, friends, and family from all over the world.
6. Happy music. Seriously, good, upbeat, annoyingly happy music is pretty much how I don't let the bastards grind me down.
1. Set fire to the rain.
2. Watch it fall.
3. Feel the pain.
I feel it needs improvement.
Seriously, Toy Story 3? Up? Grave of the Fireflies? They're like swift kicks to the feels. You might say they're my... Achilles feels...
Also, I like puns.
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When Littlefoot's mother died in the original 'Land Before Time' did you feel sad?
(Bots: No lying.)