Now, about me...
I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway. I am not your carpet ride, I am the sky.
Do you remember the sunscreen song, by Baz Luhrmann? Where it's like a graduation commencement speech, telling you all the things you should do with your life. I'm one of the people that would fall into the "most interesting 40 year-olds still don't [know what they're doing with their lives]" That's me. I'm still wondering what I'm going to be when I grow up.
Some people view this as drifting, or lack of focus. I prefer to quote Tolkien, "Not all who wander are lost". I'm happy. More so than almost anyone I know. This, despite having more crap heaped on me than most people in the last few years. I am almost always smiling. Always laughing. Always inspiring others to do the same.
I think the best story I can tell along these lines is from about 17 years ago. I had cancer, I am a survivor, but this is less about the fact that I had it, and more about who I am. The day I found out, I did not cry. I did not fret. I did not think I was going to die. I said, "Oh, bummer." Then I went home and proceeded to spend the next two hours with some CD editing software, crafting a 4 minute long George Carlin skit on cancer down to a 30-second outgoing message on my answering machine. When the nurse called to schedule some tests the next day, I came home to about a dozen hangups before the actual message. She had laughed so hard that she ended up having every nurse on the cancer ward call and listen. They asked me to talk to some of the younger kids/teenagers/early 20's types who were being diagnosed, because I had such a great attitude towards it.
That is my attitude towards life.
I will not tip-toe through life, only to arrive safely at death.
I am mellow, inspiring, and intelligent