I periodically have a beard. I graduated from college in New York City and decided to say "Fuck the east coast.“ I'm a bit surprised that, for all intents and purposes, I am an adult now...This is basically me right now: http://xkcd.com/616
What I’m doing with my life
I'm working at my first full time job, and so far it's going pretty excellently. I actually like my job. It's like the perfect blend of being challenging yet not overly stressful. I get to design things then see them built within a couple of weeks. It's really cool to see stuff go from an idea to reality. I recently got a masters and I'm considering getting an MBA. I figure I might as well collect some degrees.
I’m really good at
Playing darts. I make damn good pizza, steak, wings, spaghetti and meatballs, and can grill just about any meat. Throw some veggies at me and I might be a bit clueless but could probably figure something out.
Fixing up a house. I bought a foreclosure and its slowly becoming less shitty.
The first things people usually notice about me
If I have a beard, the fact that I look like a mountain man. If not that then probably my blue eyes.
Sometimes my mohawk that I'll have for a couple of days each year.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Lord of the Rings, The Song of Ice and Fire Series, The Diamond Age, SnowCrash, Basically anything by Neal Stephenson, American Gods, The Count of Monte Cristo, Dracula, Supergods, Harry Potter (up to like number four was excellent after that they went down hill), basically anything by Tom Robbins, Dave Eggers, and Chuck Palahniuk.
Movies: Batman Begins, The Princess Bride, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, Step Brothers, Role Models, Gladiator, Hannah, LOTR, Get him to the Greek, Arthur, Shaun of the Dead, the fifth element and of course rocky horror picture show. I'm a really big movie fan and can watch just about anything. Mad Max Fury Road is one of the best action movies ever.
TV Shows: Dexter, Good Eats, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Spartacus, The Walking Dead, Terriers, Misfits, Bar Rescue, and Batman the Animated Series may be the best television show ever created. I recently got quite into True Detective and Peaky Blinders.
Music: Just about anything except country.
Food: One of the main reasons I went to school in new york was for the pizza...
The six things I could never do without
I never really liked this question so I'm going to go with my six
The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to,
with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's
the life in your years.
The dangerous man is the one who has only one idea, because then
he'll fight and die for it.
“There are only two mantras, yum and yuck, mine is yum.”
-Bernard Mickey Wrangle
"The difference between love and logic is that in the eyes of a
lover, a toad can be a prince, whereas in the analysis of a
logistician the lover would have to prove that the toad was a
prince, an enterprise destined to dull the shine of many a
-Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why I do the things I do... Should I be doing those things? Is it
better for me to be doing other things?
What's the next thing I need to fix on my house? What cool thing
should I build next?
On a typical Friday night I am
Heading to a happy hour after work and then probably going to Cap
Hill to meet up with some friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I pretty regularly read Jezebel. It got added to the RSS reader I
set up a while ago and I got addicted.
You should message me if
you want to. Do it to it.
You know who said this: “We are our own dragons as well as our own
heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.”