I slept in a hammock under the full moon up in the mountains outside of Mariposa the other night. Didn't even mind the rats in the trees or the snakes on the ground... neither could touch me. It was awesome.
6/10/2013: Life is strange, ain't it? I'm back where I started, in the old hometown of Merced. Pretty much all of this still applies. Just a new/old venue, as it were.
8/24/12: I must now admit my terrible addiction to the world. Hi, I'm Craig, and I'm a Minecraft junkie.
How to summarize me? I've worn a lot of hats in life (among other pieces of apparel)... lived in many places and experienced many things, but I'm not done yet! Um, ok... born in Maine, raised in California, then lived in Yosemite National Park for almost 3 years, New Mexico for 9, Kentucky for 2 1/2, back to NM for a year, and now here in Louisiana for the last 5 years. Maybe I can get further south, dunno. I'll be really, really happy when the next place further south is Cuba.
Also note that I changed my Smoking Status to "No", but that's only because there's no option to fit me. I "vape"... electronic cigarettes (personal vaporizer) only. Ask me about it. Especially if you still smoke. [all the COOL kids are doing it!!!!]. I build my own now....
Quirky, odd, dark sense of humor. I cry at weddings and laugh at funerals (bonus points if you get that reference). Former radio DJ. Used to play harmonica in a blues band. Almost shook hands with a bear once (no, not a tame or trained one either... it was dark!).
Here are a few Things I've Learned: [don't ask me how I know, I just know]
Never go drinking with Apaches. (unless you have nothing to do for the next week, and are on vacation on the Jicarilla reservation).
The zoo in Cincinatti is awesome, but the downtown traffic is hell.
The best pizza in the US is from Marion's in Dayton, Ohio.
New Yorkers from Albany are not a$$holes (unlike a lot of New Yorkers from New York.)
Don't keep a residence in Kentucky unless you like being taxed like a Canadian.
If you ever get the invitation to go to kiva/roundhouse/drumcircle from actual 'injuns', GO! It'll be the most fun you ever had in Church. If the invite is from "New Ager's", shoot yourself before accepting.
New Mexican Green Chile goes on ANYTHING. Green chile ice cream, egg rolls, beer... yum! (Hey, don't knock it 'til you try it).
Watch out for speed traps in Texas.
At least half of San Franciscans are pompous idjits who'll lecture you ad nauseam about things they really don't understand.
I lived in Yosemite National Park, but to be honest... mile for mile, Louisiana is the most beautiful place I've ever been.
Never try to out-drink an Australian.
Never go toboganning with South Africans (I'll show you my scars).
Don't go to a Mardi Gras parade on an empty stomach (again, I'll show you the appropriate scars)
Being on a hot-air balloon crew consists of brief moments of fun punctuated by long drives in the cold in the back of a truck. Dress appropriately. I stopped doing it because it's cold, it's 5 o'clock in the morning, and I just didn't want to go. (oh, and as I get older, my vertigo gets worse. I'm not afraid of falling... I'm afraid I'll spontaneously jump. Anyone else get that?)
Finally, don't expect life to be what you planned. Planning life is a way to make God laugh.
Here's hoping I'll find someone special.... but a good friend / Saturday (or any other night) drinkin' buddy, or just someone to go exploring with would be just as cool. Drop me a line.
I am perfect, irresistable, and oh, so modest!