Did you ever know someone who moved like a cat? Every step is on
the prowl with an awareness of their surroundings so that they
always seem on a collision course with others, but, it never seems
to happen. The big cat that the others in the room seek out for
protection, affection, and play. What do you think of the quite
types who gave rise to the saying, "he who speaks least, speaks
loudest"? Do you believe its possible to be modest and
self-confident at the same time? Does the extra income of a
40hr/week (as opposed to 30hr/week) really improve our standard of
living, or, merely the standard of our furnishings? What do you
think of the idea that America's dependence on the personal
automobile has transcended laziness and gluttony to a point of
masochism and hedonism? Do you believe its better to be able to
hold your liquor, or, savor it? What makes for a better psychiatric
treatment; pharmaceuticals or interactive care? Is it appropriate
to pay taxes to a government who's actions you condemn? Considering
keys, among other things, are easier to find when one isn't
looking; is it really fruitful to look for love? Can feet be sexy?
Doesn't it seem disappointing that there are no double consonants
in the word "consonants"? Do you, like myself, believe that the
most true statements come in the form of questions? Am i the only
native English speaker on this site with the honesty to admit that
they speak English "poorly"?
My thanks to ballnabiscuit for showing that self-summaries don't
need to be dominated by the word "I".
I am stroking, toking, and joking
What I’m doing with my life
Drifting! Coasting, cruising, laying about... Call it what you
will, but, I'm lazy and loving it. I'm responsible lazy, though; i
earnestly try to meet the responsibilities i accept, and, try to
accept as few responsibilities as possible in order to be lazy.
Keeping this in mind i'm sure we can all appreciate the fact that i
don't want children.
I’m really good at
juggling stix, giving sound advice that people whole-heartedly
appreciate then ignore; but that's what its for right? Guilty
myself. ;-) I like to dance, but i wouldn't say i'm good.
Unsurprising considering i'm a second generation military brat i'm
good at moving; particularly the load-in and load-out, but, no
The first things people usually notice about me
Damn i'm skinny! I mean please don't take your shirt off in public;
skinny. I mean i go to the oncology ward and they ask me why i'm
out of bed; skinny. I mean cut like a skipping stone; skinny. I
mean bums offer me food; skinny. I mean a crew-cut looks like an
afro on me; skinny. I mean bust out the dental floss for bondage
games; skinny. I mean i go camping and the roots and rocks look for
a better place to lie; skinny. I mean anorexics tell me to eat
something; skinny.(that's actually happened) i've had healthy
lifestyles, i've had unhealthy lifestyles, right now i'm somewhere
in between, and, not a lick of it has made a real difference.
"Frankly my dear, i don't give a damn."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Iliad (but only in verse form), Dune 1-6, House of Leaves,
Jitterbug Perfume, everything i've read by Leon Uris, Meditations
by Marcus Aurelius, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Voyaging on
a Small Income by Annie Hill.
So i was bored, and not sober, when i had the idea to not list
movies, but, instead list quotes from some of my favorites. See if
you can recognize the quote. If you think you know what movie its
from, or would like to know, hit me up with a message and i'll get
back to you.
"We used to read pornagraphy; now it was the Horchow
"..., but, that's another story."
"Don't let a mark on your body become one on your soul!"
"Archie and Jughead were lovers."
"Thank you. My real name is plain, Jane, Jones."
"This isn't a medical tattoo, this is a prophetic tattoo, and,
prophesies are ragged and dirty."
"It takes approximately 500lbs to crush the human skull, but, the
human emotion is a much more delicate thing."
"Present, devoted 100% to the experience you were having. You even
had a word for it: 'aaaggghhh'"
"Even taking my life would be a token gesture."
"Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable, or, was I
miserable because I listened to pop music."
"Michael, I did nothing. I did absolutely nothing, and, it was
everything that I thought it could be."
"I don't remember yesterday. Today it rained."
"This year we had a girl come and everything."
"I'm somebody who's made his mark."
"[...] there needs to be several rules in place. For example, there
must be an enemy who can not be defeated."
"The day I con you is the day I die."
"There are two kinds of women; and you, as we well know, are not
the first kind."
"I'm the only free man on this train!"
"1000 years from now there'll be no guys and no girls, just
wankers. Sounds great to me."
music is good, its not my life or my love.
I'm allergic to mushrooms and eggs cooked whole, and, aside from
that there really isn't much i'm not willing to try. I love the old
style pizzas with just olive oil between the cheese and the crust.
Stir fry is still the only way i've ever enjoyed broccoli. I once
tried to order unagi nigiri when drunk, ended up getting uni (sea
urchin gonads), and am still trying to decide which is better. Of
course i'm still down for Maki. I also dig Mexican fare of course.
If its hot enough to make you cry i want to try it.
The six things I could never do without
boat, cucumber, wire....
cab, avocado, brick....
Bonus points if you can name the movie the above six items are
After years below the tax line i'm frankly amazed at what i can do
without; well, aside from the necessities such as water, food,
shelter... I don't need TV, internet, music, a working computer,
quality literature, good food, or even coffee and chocolate.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I want to go sailing. Not an afternoon on the lake, or, a week
around the Sound, sailing. Out across the Pacific to Hawaii, Samoa,
or New Zealand, and then to where the winds and currents head;
sailing. I want a shell on my back and porpoises at my bow. I want
to swim amongst the corral with schools of fish and forget for
months at a time what a shirt feels like. I want to visit all those
exotic ports that sailors have been telling their children about
for generations. I want to experience new cultures and learn their
norms and values first hand. Life is a journey, and, death the
destination; i want to see as many shores of this world as i can,
before i cross that great divide to other shores.
On a typical Friday night I am
At work getting dirty, tired, and wired. Same thing Saturday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I would rather take the Greyhound than a plane.
You should message me if
Do it now! Now, now, now. Consequences later. Seriously though, if
you have questions, please ask. I enjoy the exchange of
information, and do my best to generate understandable
explanations. ps I've been noted for long winded explanations.