I've made it my personal mission to add as much random bizarreness
(bizarity? spell-check doesn't recognize either. Neologism, sweet!
Denotation: the quality of being bizarre. Connotation: randomness
injected to the humdrum of life. )to the world as I can, through as
many non-destructive methods as I can find. I don't believe in
becoming emotionally invested in most issues, though I'll start an
argument with a stranger about deeply held beliefs just to see if
they'll show me a way of thinking I haven't seen yet. Having a long
and meaningless conversation about unverifiable truths over a drink
is my idea of fun, as well as walking through some town or village
I've never heard of, in a country I've never been to, and talking
with a brand new person who happens to be walking the same
direction. Or maybe not. I've gotten severely lost doing this, and
enjoyed most minutes of it. That sounds overly romantic; at the
time it really wasn't. It was just a way to be silly for a few
hours/days without stepping on the toes of the overly serious
people around me.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm finally pursuing the credentials that will allow me to take
over the world. Minimum of two more years in the states, then I'm
gonna try to get back out and do my "bear went over the mountain"
Almost got a method for predicting human action over time. That
means four steps from global domination. . .
I’m really good at
Taking things apart. Not so good at putting them back together
again in the same way later though. Sometimes this ends in
hilarity, but only once with an explosion. Most often it ends with
something I had no idea I was making, which is sometimes useful for
Finding a joke where none was intended.
Making a computer sit up and beg. It only takes a sledge-hammer.
"Electrons are timid little things, but notional. You've got to
show them who's boss" -- Robert Heinlein
Probably a few other things, but as you can see, I'm far too modest
to mention ALL of the ways that i'm so much better than everyone
The first things people usually notice about me
The glib answer would be you'd have to ask them. I honestly never
have. Who, in normal conversation with co-workers or acquaintances,
would ask, "Hey, what's the first thing you noticed about me?"
Seems needy and co-dependent. And who, when they first meet someone
instantly begins to mentally catalog their first impressions? How
creepy would that be? You walk up to a random person at a party to
introduce yourself, "Hey, I'm. . . what are you writing? Let me
see. Dude, not cool, my nose is not that big!" and so on. Not
exactly sociable behavior. Does sound like fun though. . .
But a more honest answer, and purely speculation, might be that
they notice I'm usually busy with something. Sometimes I get kinda
single-minded about what I'm working on.
My favorite ice-breaker is derivative of a friend of mine's theory:
women like assholes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Truthfully just about anything. I've always got some sort of
a book with me. Walt Whitman, Ralph Emerson, Robert Heinlein,
Douglas Adams, Rex Stout, Dickens, Lewis Caroll, C. S. Lewis, Orson
Card, Sun Tzu, Karl Marx, Karl Boltzman. . . You bored reading
Movies: Not really a big fan. Generally I prefer ones that mess
with your head. Clockwork Orange and 1984 are great examples. Come
to think of it, there haven't been any really good movies out in
the last 30 or 40 years. The first Matrix was close the first time,
but not much else. . .
Music: Anything with a good bass line in it. Not too much drums.
Dubstep, some techno and house, most metal, some of the old rock
bands when they weren't playing the same lick for an hour and a
half. Precious little indie. Otherwise I guarantee I'm not really
listening to it.
The six things I could never do without
Something to write with/on
A nearby ocean
A point of view outside myself, so that I don't get caught in a
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Patterns in the people and the things around me and what causes
and because someone has to say it: World Peace
On a typical Friday night I am
No idea, I'm never really sure what day it is
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll admit to just about anything if I can't avoid it.
What do you know. . .
You should message me if
You're interested in me or you've got nothing better to do. Bored
people are funny