I delight in creating and telling all manner of absurd stories that may or may not have ever happened. I think growing up in a very boring town just made me want to make up crazy adventures.
Then, instead of pursuing creative talents, I went across the country to Atlanta to learn how to be a mechanical engineer. I came back with a healthy appreciation of cynical humor and having completely forgotten how to live not surrounded by a wonderful collection of nerds.
I can laugh at anything. I love it when people around me laugh. I occasionally find myself in situations where people really shouldn't laugh and they tend to make me uncomfortable. I once had to deliver a eulogy, so I told a funny story.
That said, my sense of humor largely has to do with the absurd and the subtle. Years ago it was once said about me: "Taylor's really funny ... if you pay attention."
I don't think anyone would accuse me of being a lucky sort of person, and I think that's contributed to my ability to be able to take things lightly, especially the little things I botch.
Some day I plan to commission an entirely false biography of my life in hopes that years from now people will build statues of me for of things I didn't actually do.
Guess what, it's an edit: (This actually may be misleading, I poke this thing and edit it whenever a writing mood strikes me)
Almost unavoidable turned unavoidable. Sit yourself down and I shall spin you a story. Already sitting down? Stand up and sit down again, this'll likely blow your pants off. (ooh baby ... yeah)
Back to me, that's who you're here for, after all. Look up for a minute at the left side of my face. Take a look at my other pictures ... left side of my face. Why can't you see the other side of my face? Maybe there's something horribly wrong with it ... maybe I have a neck condition that forces me to look, laugh, and sleep while looking down and to the right. Or maybe, and a far more likely explanation, I've just got to keep it toned down in these pictures. I can't be turning on the smolder in public like this. I slay dragons with that look.
Slay dragons? What am I, some kind of nerd? I will nerd you right off your feet directly into a mostly comfortable reclined position! And I will be a gentleman about it!
*ahem* ... I entirely lost where I was going with that tangent ... Continuing!
But Taylor, you can't be a nerd, you played a sport that involved getting in a pool with men significantly larger than you who wanted nothing better than to drown your ass for the sake of a goal.
Quiet, Internal Monologue. Hush, hush. Shhhhhh .. let this happen.
I'm well past letting it get to me if someone thinks less of me because I like dragons and zombies and all that jazz. I promise you I can make fun of me better than you can. (I have a lot more material to work with.) This doesn't stop me from loving rough and tumble sports where I occasionally get my delightful self beat up.
End of edit! Y'know back to that mamby pamby stuff ..