I'm a complete music
addict. I'm a geek
. I like anything
from beer and pizza, to tapas
. I read a good
bit, from novels to pulp
short story compilations and
everything in between. I always seem to be the person trying to
have an intelligent conversation about politics
society and it's issues, but no one's "likes" to talk about the
"taboo" topics of conversation anymore. Bah. I adore film from the
late 30's/40's/50's, the bad B movies even before they get crowned
with the cult
status, really bad horror
movies, and even
the campy 80's movies. Not to say that I don't like some modern
films, but there's just sometimes that the old stuff really hit
their niche. Oh, and I love going to live shows
. Sometimes it
doesn't even matter who's playing. I'm a Red Sox
I am here, there, and everywhere.
It should probably be said that I still embrace traditional
romance. Yes, I am that bastard that will send you flowers at work
just to brighten up your day. I'm the one that will put in a couple
hours making you a mix disc, just because it feels all special to
share music with you like that. And no, I don't need an excuse to
do something special for you either, since I do it when I want to
and don't want to wait for a "special occasion". While I know
modern society has made the appeal of the traditional romance less
from changes in gender roles and personal independence, I say eff
that. This is how I roll and I'm sticking to it.
What I’m doing with my life
Being Dad, working with a bunch of people I like, and occasionally doing geek work on the side. Going to shows at a local joint because I like seeing the bands who're putting their stuff in the drummer's van and taking it on the road to get their sound out. I've also started trying to get myself to being able to run again, since it's something I used to do when I wore a uniform. The Cosmic Run and the Electric Run were my first two (since they're run/walks, so no one will have to drag me out).
I’m really good at
making mix discs (although I have a secret desire to go back to
making mix tapes, I need to work on that whole audio out into a
tape deck thing), being somewhat awkward, and saying something
mildly inappropriate when I should really just shut up. I'm good at
randomly quoting lyrics too. Particularly The Smiths, The Cure, and
They Might Be Giants. It's a gift, I know.
The first things people usually notice about me
that I'm a big guy. Then possibly le beard, the inappropriate hat
with deer doing things deer shouldn't be doing on hats, or they may
notice the Jayne hat (bonus points for you if you know what that is
without looking it up). Once I find some awesome knitter than can
hook me up, there may even be a Tom Baker era Doctor Who scarf. (So
if you knit, you're already cool.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(A) It's too hard to narrow down books, so I'll just go with who I
read. Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, Oscar Wilde, Vonnegut, Hunter
S. Thompson, Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Ginsberg, Franz Kafka,
Ferlinghetti, John C. Holmes, Asminov, Ken Kesey, Piers Anthony,
Neal Stephenson, so on and so forth. I'm not even going to include
graphic novels and the sort, since there's already enough there for
an idea. Oh, and Ed Brubaker stuff. Yea, he's a comic book writer,
but he also writes these awesome scripts for web shows too.
(B) I already blew my genre load sooo. It's example time. Some Like
It Hot, Philadelphia Story, Nosferatu, Vanishing Point, Easy Rider,
Raging Bull, Taxi Driver. Yes, I like Star Wars. Yes I've seen
Nolan's creepy little black and whites. I've seen LotR and The
Hobbit. I certainly don't fit into pockets well when it comes to a
specific style of movie (since I also love my 1980's campy movies.
John Cusack fo' lyfe!).
(C) To make it short and sweet, because the list is heavy and long,
I listen to anything except for gospel. Mostly I listen to indie
and shoegaze, britpop and twee, industrial and ebm (remnants of
earlier goth days), a dash of electro, synthy stuff, and a mix of
electronic from house to trance. And Morrissey. Live small venue
shows are the way to go too. I have to admit though, I've been on a
good DJ ride lately, and I've been doing a fair bit of house and
The six things I could never do without
Apparently all the cool kids switched to numbered lists. lol.
1. Sleep. Not that I get enough of it anyway.
2. My mini-me.
3. Music. Because it does make the people come together.
4. A mode of transport. (which includes flying carpets, and a
magical unicorn that travels on rainbows)
5. A stocked Nook/Kindle. If I'm only going to have 6 things, I at
least want to maximize the efficiency.
6. A chia pet. It's not only pottery that grows, but it's
multi-purpose. Decorative, yet functional since you can grow some
kitchen herbs on it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
If Kant, Einstein, Kierkegaard, and Voltaire were at a bar together, who would be the one that ordered the shots of tequila first?
I will never say the word "Procrastinate" again; I'll never see myself in the mirror with my eyes closed.
I've also been thinking about bio-hacking lately. That whole edge of trans-humanism and the inevitable symbiosis of technology, man. Science is sexy, after all.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging around the house with my kid, or trying to find something
to get into. Usually the former instead of the latter it seems.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I read "Texts From Last Night", and am pretty sure I know at least
who half of the 757 texts are from.
I watch Ghost Adventures because Zak constantly yelling at ghosts
is hilarious to me. GHOSTS LOVE GUYS WHO YELL APPARENTLY.
I also want a shoe horn. The kind with teeth. People should get
beat up for stating their beliefs
You should message me if
hrm. If the power of Cthulhu compels you to. Inversely, if you need
someone to talk to, a new friend, someone to go to a show with you,
etc. etc. and so forth. If you have a unicorn who needs a close
friend, I'm your guy. I'm also available for holiday parties, bar
mitzvahs, and competition midget trick riding events.
Your username is The Eat Me Beat Me Lady.
Oh. Or you're some really interesting grinder chick with drawn out
ideas and ways to do them, but need a volunteer. I'll skip the
unicorn part if this is you. (People are confused by this because
they google "grinder chick", which results in results worthy of a
PETA campaign. Grinder = DIY biohacking. Chick = female. Although
you could be a woman with a sub sandwich and that'd be good
You shouldn't message me if you're a disliker of beards though. I'm
sort of fond of mine.