I always thought that taking a girl to a date at the Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts would be the coolest date around. Jim Henson holds a place of highest honor to me, and the world is lessened by his absence these 21 years hence. I don't remember the day he died, but I remember the way he lived.
I also resonate with thunderstorms. I have always felt a sea of exhilaration walking into the waves of wind and splashing drops. Even in the times of tornado-warnings, fear cannot drown out the thrumming beat underlying each windy gale as patio umbrellas bound across the darkened ground like so many lonesome tumbleweeds.
I go on vacations to Seattle and Boston every so often. I see my family every few weeks since my parents moved about 90 minutes north of Atlanta.
I'd like to get back into going to movies and concerts. Just thinking about it makes me want a bag of popcorn and one of those glow-stick rings.
Big Trouble in Little China
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
The Fifth Element
TRON (The old one, haven't seen the new one yet, but there's a cool videogame that came out called TRON 2.0 that's like a sequel)
Doctor Who (Old *and* New)!
Thundarr (the Barbarian)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K!)
Stargate SG1, Atlantis [Universe?]
Top Gear (UK)
Genre-wise, I like the above and anything close to them, but I also like reggae, some bluegrass, rockabilly, alternative of various sub-genres, and of course, ambient (I always like to think of this as what we'll leave playing if we ever leave the Earth).
1. Science - science may kill us, but if it doesn't, it may be the only thing that can one day save us. You know, from asteroids and such.
2. Belief in the goodness of humanity - if humanity is not good in the final tally, then what's the point?
3. Computers / the internet / etc - I grew up loving these things long before they were cool.
4. Diet Coke - I once gave this up for three months. At least, I think it was three months. I slept through at least two weeks of it.
5. Movies where the hero comes through in the end.
6. My insulin
Do you ever wonder how Snow White would answer this question? I just did. If you assume she keeps Prince Charming (or whatever he's called), that only leaves 5 dwarves to save. My money's on Grumpy and Sneezy getting the boot.
if there's anything in my consciousness which might unlock the secrets of the universe (not yet, it seems)
mankind's future in space, or perhaps in cyber-space
rain, or the lack thereof, and what that says about global warming
I just learned on the Science channel that as stars get older, they go from fusing hydrogen, to fusing helium, and on up the periodic table, until they get to iron. Iron is apparently deadly poison to stars. Within mere *seconds* of starting to try to fuse iron, a star dies, and gravity almost instantly crushes it down into a neutron star or a black hole or whatever else it will spend the rest of eternity being. Our own sun is thought to have 4 billion years left before it switches from hydrogen to helium. There's no part of that thought that makes you feel anything but small in the face of the universe itself.
#2. I read the little "Activity" updates on the OKC main page and try to find ones where the little ellipses they use to shorten the paragraphs cause the partial paragraphs to line up to make what the person wrote unintentionally hilarious.
#3. My timing sucks. Past experiences on this site when I've asked about meeting for coffee (after having talked for a week or so):
Some have said "You asked too soon. We can maybe meet at some point in the future like 2012 if we're still talking...".
Others have said things like "OMG! You didn't ask me in the first 7 seconds, so I had to assume you're not interested!!!".
But, I think I have figured something out at least. If you write mostly small messages, then go missing for a few days, then write a way longer one, that's your way of saying "OK, you have one last chance to ask me out, and this is it.". So, I have decoded that part, at least.
.. you love PC and console games at all
... you want to have adventures not unlike those of the Goonies!
... or, completely unlike those of the Goonies.
.. you would like a response .. because I will respond! (If you include anything that shows you actually read or enjoyed my profile). Please note: I am now going out with someone awesome, so I am only really looking for kick-ass friends!