What I’m doing with my life
I'm retired, and working on a book, at least in theory. I do
freelance editing and writing. I also spend way too much time on
computers playing shotgun tech support. I play board games and
online games with friends, and herd my cats - usually out of the
Sheldon Spot on the couch, where they've ensconced themselves while
I'm getting coffee.
I’m really good at
NYT crossword puzzles, fixing things, navigation. Succinctness.
Finding things for people, on or off line. (Your missing eyeglasses
are in the kitchen, by the way.)
The first things people usually notice about me
You'll have to get back to me on this, I've little in the way of
objective data. Perhaps a tendency to long words and
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(A) Anything by Iain Banks or Ursula Le Guin; science fiction and
fantasy in general. Also nonfiction: popular science, cultural
commentary, history, writing, and random topics that catch my
(B) Bladerunner, the Pillow Book and the Wallace & Grommit
ouvre. Favorite recent movie: Sound of Noise.
(C) Big Bang Theory, Sanctuary, Warehouse 13, Project Runway, the
Amazing Race, Castle, Rizzoli & Isles
(D) Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Lisa Gerrard, Daft Punk, Michael Nyman,
(E) I am an ovo-lacto vegitarian; with that caveat Thai, Mexican,
Indian. Also, coffee.
The six things I could never do without
I've had it proven to me that the only things I really can't get
along without are life support basics. I prefer, however, not to be
required to live without writing materials, cats, coffee,
computers, natural light, and flannel sheets.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Culture, causality, connectedness. Stuff. Why the hell people do
and say and seem to believe the things they do. Synchronicity,
mystery, engineering/how things work.
On a typical Friday night I am
*looks around* On the computer, if tonight is at all typical.
Possibly watching a movie or reading a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Most of the things I'm best at don't look good on a resume.
You should message me if
...you are not afraid of big words, or intelligent women who can't
spell their way out of a wet paper bag.