I love to laugh, hopefully you do too. If you don't, you should probably kick rocks.
I write very informal and random. This may come across as the ramblings of a mad man. I also sprinkle a few colorful words in my everyday vocabulary (made evident above), so if that offends you, you've been warned. Here goes nothin'...
I know a little something about the great outdoors. I grew up in a small town in Eastern North Carolina, which is also rural Tobacco country. I enjoyed clear nights where you could step outside and see all the stars, constellations, and catch the occasional meteor shower. In the late Spring to early Fall, you can smell honeysuckle everywhere...
I have learned to appreciate the smaller things in life. I love hanging out on the porch. I love rocking chairs. I love being outside all day. I love bonfires. I love the sounds that emanate from stormy nights. I love embracing that occasional cool breeze. I love sipping that cold glass of sweet tea. I love a lot of things.
I'm former Army(Afghanistan & Iraq veteran, 95/31Bravo), honorably discharged after eight years of service. I've witnessed a lot of beautiful, tragic, and extraordinary things while serving, t-shirts included.
I've done a lot of extensive traveling, to say the least. I've been to more countries than I can think of, half of which I can't even fathom spelling. I kinda miss the travel and hustle.
I really miss the people and camaraderie... I had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful and fascinating people from all walks of life. It wasn't always peaches-n-cream, but the people I was surrounded with helped ease a lot of the burden. Memories can often be bittersweet.
Currently, I'm an electrician. I mainly do commercial, residential, and light industrial. It's kinda boring to talk about, but it's a job I appreciate knowing and having. If you need any free advice, I don't mind helping or steering you in the right direction.
I really love art... I personally enjoy drawing. I mainly use pencils(Faber Castell) and pen(of any variety). I have tons of sketchbooks and various other art supplies stacked. This stems from the 80's explosion of cartoons, old Disney and Warner Bros. cartoons, anime, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and a meaty obsession for comic books and the various pencilers who inspired early on. I must also add that when you're from the country, you kinda have to possess a wild, crazy, and vivid imagination if you don't wanna succumb to boredom.
I love music, all genres. When I'm off work and I'm just sitting down, I'm generally reading, drawing, or writing. While I'm doing this I usually rely on music in the background to set the tone for the evening.
*Here's a current playlist of utter randomness:
"(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay"
13th Floor Elevators- "Splash 1"
Jim Sullivan- "U.F.O."
Allman Brothers- "Midnight Rider"
Black Sabbath- "Planet Caravan"
Can- "Oh Yeah"
Lee Perry- "Bird In Hand"
WITCH- "Strange Dream"
Siouxsie & The Banshees-"Spellbound"
The Specials- "Ghost Town"
Edie Brickell- "What I Am"
Blindmelon- "No Rain"
Built To Spill- "Stab"
Spacehog- "In The Meantime"
RJD2- "Smoke And Mirrors"
Quantic- "Mishaps Happening"
Interpol- "Obstacle 1"
Tom Waits- "Green Grass"
The Flaming Lips- "Fight Test"
Modest Mouse- "Bukowski"
Damien Rice- "9 Crimes" (Demo)
Asobi Seksu- "Thursday"
Rodrigo Y Gabriela- "Orion"
Cut Chemist- "The Garden"
Portishead- "The Rip"
Goldfrapp- "It's Not Over Yet"
Blonde Redhead- "Il Padroni"
Daniele Luppi- "Season's Trees"
Toro Y Moi- "Still Sound"
Tame Impala- "Jeremy's Storm"
Dr. Dog- "Shadow People"
Gambles- "Safe Side"
We Have Band- "Watertight"
Warpaint- "Love Is To Die"
The Pharcyde- "Passin' Me By"
The Fugees- "Fu-Gee-La"
Gang Starr- "Above The Clouds" (ft. Inspectah Deck)
MF DOOM- "Kookies"
DangerDOOM- "El Chupa Libre"
Wax Tailor- "Sometimes"
We can definitely get along if you like anything mentioned above or anything like: Electric Light Orchestra, Jeff Buckley, Menahan Street Band, Alice Russell, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Band Of Gypsys, Sleigh Bells, Geto Boys, Clarence Carter, DJ Shadow, Rupie Edwards, Kyuss, Hawkwind, The Smiths, Cults, Madlib(All hail, Stones Throw!), Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Fuck Buttons, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Enya, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Oddisee, Here We Go Magic, The Warlocks, The Temptations, System Of A Down, Free The Robots, The Hundred In The Hands, The Deftones, Busta Rhymes, Quantic, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Arcade Fire, Ricky Eat Acid, The Four Tops, Grimes, Sigur Ros, Bill Withers, Soundgarden, Deerhunter, L7, Flying Lotus, El-P, King Crimson, The Cure, Appletown Gun Shop, A Tribe Called Quest, Dungen, Thievery Corporation, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Death From Above 1979, Explosions In The Sky, Nujabes, TV On The Radio, Depeche Mode, Dusty Springfield, First Aid Kit, DJ Premier, Tangerine Dream, Muse, Dio, Klaxons, Cannibal Ox, Amanaz, Blue Oyster Cult, Fleetwood Mac, anything Thom Yorke associated, Isaac Hayes, Rush, Grizzly Bear, De La Soul, David Bowie, The Radio Dept., Deep Purple, Talking Heads, Simply Red, Bernard Herrmann, Gavin Clark, Al Green, anything produced by The Alchemist, My Morning Jacket, The Budos Band, Bob Marley, Prince & The Revolution, Florence And The Machines, Curtis Mayfield, Goblin, UNKLE, Enya, White Zombie, Mazzy Star, Little Brother/Justus League, Gipsy Kings, The Buzzcocks, The Velvet Underground, French For Rabbits, The Clash, The Pixies, Crystal Castles, Madness, Plants And Animals, Rage Against The Machine, Ennio Morricone, early-Metallica, Gorillaz, Wu-Tang Clan, The Misfits... It's another endless list!
Ever have a song trapped in your thoughts? You can't get it out, can you? Everything from the final two minutes of Metallica's "Fade To Black" to Pink Floyd's "Time" are on daily loop in my head. Moments of nostalgia seem to always linger about. I'm a bit of a memory horder. My mind is cluttered with mostly useless information that comes in handy on trivia night. Just don't ask me where the hell I left my keys... takes an act of congress to find them sometimes.
As far as religion is concerned, I feel whatever brings you peace through tragedy and time is what is best for you.
Without question, I'd say my favorite food is pizza. I also love the simplicity of peanut butter and jelly/jam (grape, strawberry, blackberry, rasberry, elderberry, any -berry) on honey-wheat bread served with a big glass of milk to wash it down with. I love anything cheese, anything cake, and any variety of cheesecake. In moderation, of course...
I wouldn't really call myself a current gamer, but I know the culture. I grew up having an Atari 2600, I wish I still had one. Over the years, I also had a NES, SNES, Gameboy, first Playstation, Dreamcast, PS2, PS3, XBox360, all that crap... Nowadays, I just play when with friends or cheer them on while they're battling hordes of the unsightly and the likes of... I truly miss the old Mario days(Mario Kart!), Paperboy, Sonic the Hedgehog, Street Fighter 2, Tetris, Zelda, Space Invaders, Castlevaynia, Pit Fall, Pong, Mike Tyson's Punch Out, Ms. Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Duck Hunt, Frogger, and the early Mortal Kombat series... Life before trophies, achievements, red rings of death, ignorant trolls with microphones, and blatant spamming! Remember playing Oregon Trail?!? Dysentery, anyone?
In this profile, you'll find that I use an insane amount of commas and ellipses... In honor of Kurt Vonnegut, my profile is written free of semi-colons. I know I've annoyed grammar-nazis to no end.
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