I love to laugh, hopefully you do too. If you don't, you should probably kick rocks.
I'm scatterbrained, 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 Springtime you can smell honeysuckle everywhere...
I love and appreciate the smaller things in life.
I love hanging out on the porch. I love rocking and swinging chairs.
I love watching the sun rise and set. I especially love watching bonfires.
I love taking long walks, gives me great clarity.
I love the sights and sounds that illuminate and emanate from stormy nights. I love how something so chaotic can be so peaceful.
I love embracing an occasional cool breeze.
I love sipping an ice-cold glass of sweet tea.
I love the fact that I still possess all of my senses.
If I had written this ten years ago, I'd have written a paragraph or more about what I despised in life.
I love perspective.
I'm former Army, honorably discharged after eight years of service. I served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, amongst other places. I'm very thankful to still be here. I've witnessed a lot of beautiful, tragic, and extraordinary things, t-shirts and photos 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, but I still cherish them.
Currently, I'm an electrician. I mainly do commercial, residential, and light industrial. I find it 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 dig art... I draw daily, mostly animals and the faces of those that have imprinted deep impressions. I find it extremely therapeutic. I mainly use Faber Castell pencils and any variety of pen. I have tons of sketchbooks and various other art supplies stacked. This stems from the 80's/90's explosion of cartoons, older Disney and Warner Bros. cartoons included, anime, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and a meaty obsession for comic books and the various writers and pencilers who inspired early on. I must also add that when you're from the country, you 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'm usually listening to music in the background.
When I'm on my way to work or just simply headed anywhere, there is music playing.
For every place I've ever been, I've found a particular song or artist I enjoyed. I can place that song with a moment in time that I shared with someone else.
It's amazing to sit there and grasp just how powerful music really is. We all share at least one love, music.
Can you imagine completely losing your ability to hear such wonderful sounds?
My life in forty-two songs:
Otis Redding- "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay"
Thelonious Monk- "Light Blue"
Cal Tjader- "Walk On By"
Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass- "Green Peppers"
Jimi Hendrix- "Wind Cries Mary"
Allman Brothers- "Midnight Rider"
Terry Reid- "Seed Of Memory"
Jim Sullivan- "U.F.O."
Led Zeppelin- "Immigrant Song"
Arif Sag- "Osman Pehlivan"
Black Sabbath- "Planet Caravan"
Pink Floyd- "Time"
David Bowie- "Starman"
Lee Perry - "Bird In Hand"
WITCH- "Strange Dream"
Siouxsie & The Banshees-"Spellbound"
The Specials- "Ghost Town"
Spacehog- "In The Meantime"
Beck- "Devil's Haircut"
Quasimoto- "Astro Black"
DJ Shadow- "Six Days"
Bonobo- "Wayward Bob"
Quantic + Alice Russell- "So Long"
Daedelus- "Just Briefly"
Flaming Lips- "Fight Test"
Modest Mouse- "Bukowski"
Beats Antique- "The Lantern"
Free The Robots- "Space & Time"
Rodrigo Y Gabriela- "Orion"
Cut Chemist- "The Garden"
Blockhead- "It's Raining Clouds"
TM Juke- "Fast Asleep"
Flying Lotus- "Infinitum"
Portishead- "The Rip"
Fire On Fire- "Sirocco"
Dreamend- "Magnesium Light"
Tame Impala- "Jeremy's Storm"
Tycho- "A Walk"
Ever have a song trapped in your thoughts? You can't get it out, can you? It's usually the melody that hooks me right in. Everything from Mark Morrison's "Return Of The Mack" to The Dwight Twilley Band's "Looking For The Magic" is 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.
Don't ask me where the hell I left my keys though... takes more than an act of congress to find them sometimes.
As far as religion is concerned, I feel whatever brings you peace through triumph, 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, blueberry, rasberry, elderberry, frankenberry, any -berry) lightly spread on flat bread, preferably served with a big glass of lemonade to wash it down with. It always hits the spot.
While we're still on food... I love anything cheese, anything cake, and any variety of cheesecake.
I wouldn't really call myself a current gamer, but I know the culture well. I grew up having an Atari 2600, I wish I still had one. I had the Super NES and others too, but have strayed from purchasing the newer systems. 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 Kart, Frogger, Mortal Kombat, and Donkey Kong days... even the days where my sister would relentlessly stomp my ass with Chun-Li and the Spinning Bird Kick.
Life before trophies, achievements, red rings of death, ignorant trolls with microphones, and blatant spamming!
Remember playing Oregon Trail?!? Dysentery, anyone?
If you choose to continue reading, 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.
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