I'm outdoorsy; I camp, sail, and bike. I'm indoorsy too; I draw, read, and compute. I do all of this with a coffee in one hand and a beer in the other.
I'm that guy that you run into everywhere, way off both of our beaten paths even. I've run into friends at 4am biking around the empty streets of Portland, randomly walking around San Francisco, and once crossing a town square in Amsterdam. I love getting the feeling that the whole world is tiny.
On the side, I keep extra busy trying to draw two comics a week for my webcomic (anotherwebcomic.com). My next goal is to get enough readers on my comic to create a demand for a book or at the very least a booth at a comic con.
I travel occasionally, but I need to do it more. Last spring, I went to Europe for a nice 3+ week vacation, this has only made me want to live there more. I would love to live in another country. Visiting every continent is on my bucket list, I'm still 3 shy.
Briefly, this is what I'm good at (ordered by length):
* Live Action Troll Playing
Secondly, my sense of humor. The above paragraph, by the way, is not an example of my sense of humor, it's just a bunch of facts.
Yes. All of it. The spicier, the better. It ain't lunch if you're not crying. My favorite meal is breakfast, and by that I mean brunch.
I'm a decent cook, though I could cook more often. I like to get creative, but try not to get weird with my cooking.
I keep my nerd references healthy, but I'm starting to branch out a lot more. A certain radio show, of typically three or more parts, has kind of inspired me to start branching out. So, I'm going to be reading David Rackoff for a bit. Also in straying from my typical nerdy patterns I've picked up The Fall, but in French (La Chute), for learning's sake, although I may have to read the translation for fear of missing things.
My nerdy reading history is nearly complete with a lot of scifi and cyberpunk, and a light amount of fantasy. Douglas Adams and Neil Gaiman are favorites of mine, so there's some humorous reading around too.
My guilty and probably more common pleasure is terrible action movies (e.g. Bad Boys II). I judge a movie by a metric I call "Explosions Per Minute" (EPM). Michael Bay rules this genre. I also like movies with good story lines, movies that make you think, and movies that make you feel something. If a movie has you crying in the first three minutes before a single word has been uttered, it is good (Up).
Will Farrell has some unusually strong hold on my heart strings, it seems. Elf and Stranger Than Fiction are among my favorite movies.
My music tastes are eclectic. I listen to a lot of electronica, math-rock, melodic death metal, indy singer-songwriter stuff, and blues-rock. I listen to all sorts of other stuff too. I love knowing what's playing on the bar's speakers.
I've all but stopped watching TV, Hulu too. I'll often some random Netflix streaming series on in the background while I draw, but it's not a huge priority. House and Fringe held my interest for the longest time, but then Cuddy dumped House and I fell behind in Fringe.
I frequently have random distracting thoughts, often they slip right out of my mouth, and sometimes they're funny.