I also apologize for any grammatical and spelling errors. I'm one of those purists who likes to read and write properly. I also am one of those nuts who publishes things without proofreading. I will edit as I find problems. So, ya know, take it all with a grain of salt, please. I also suck at starting conversations. Get me started on something and I usually can carry a good conversation, but unless I have a particular drive, my conversational skills suck in the starting department.
Overall I’m awesome. What more is there to say? If you want the short version read this: I was born (YAY!), I grew up moving all around the country and to some bits of the world, I got good at things academic, I found out I was good at art, I pursued art accidentally (HOORAY!), I moved to Jersey, and I now design museums. I enjoy video games, learning new things, experiencing new things, and experiencing funny media and awesome movies. I’m a positive guy and I always try to find the silver lining because that’s what I’m inclined to do. Congratulations. You finished the short version. You may now proceed to the “You should email me if” section.
For you braver types “Beware! Here thar be long versions”:
Originally I wanted to go to school for chemistry and/or physics. But, what do ya know, one accidental art class later and here I am with a degree in graphic design. Not that I am upset with my current position in life, but let’s just say I straddle the line of activity between the hemispheres of the brain. I still get a kick out of reading theoretical physics articles and books just as much as I do looking at a magazine full of art and telling people why it’s all trash/a godsend. Just don’t get me started on R. Mutt 1917…
I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot and I’ve also been fortunate enough to learn a lot from my travels. I learned to surf in Hawai’i. I’ve lived in Paris and learned a boatload about French cuisine and, in general, art. I’ve toured the lands of Italy and have had the chance to haggle in Venice over the price of a crummy wallet as well as see the Pope at the Vatican on Easter Sunday. I lived in Hungary right after it abolished communistic ideals (talk about humbling (and subsequently worked with a man who lived there during the communistic era)). I’ve skied the Matterhorn and also had a traditional Swiss Christmas. I also lived in Colorado, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, California, North Carolina, and, currently, New Jersey. I’ve survived several types of natural disasters; I still need volcano, locusts, contractible diseases, famines, and tsunami (I’m collecting the trading cards!).
I’ve worked a crap load of jobs in my time trying to learn lots of things. For brevity I’ll specify to those who care.
I also (I know I know. This is so long-winded. When will the asshole shut the hell up?) used to want to be a theologian. Needlesstosay I studied way too many religions: I’ve walked out of a giant metal vagina in San Francisco at the request of a cult, for a friend’s religious studies, (also drank the kool-aid but, hey!, I didn’t die. So, ya know, success); I went to synagogue and almost converted to the Jewish faith but never thought I could do it justice; been baptized twice, long story; fasted for Buddhism; sought Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu; seen the Greek Orthodox’s do their work; and even attended Catholic mass. In the whole scheme of things, not a big ordeal (got a lot of religions to go), but, ya know, it’s cool to have experience under your belt.
Overall, I like to experience new things, be they good or bad, and to constantly learn and seek truths. I even accept those dinky truths such as, “well THAT was dangerous,” or, “and THAT’s why you don’t mix those two food ingredients…”