So, let's see... This feels like where one should insert a sentence describing one's self. I think I can do that.
- Tattooed, rock climbing motorcyclist seeks other adrenaline junkies for living on edge lifestyle.
Think I missed some things.
-Nerdy, D&D playing botanist asking for geeky oddballs for board game night...
No, that's not everything either.
- Club rat and music aficionado seeks other high energy ravers for long night of clubbing and live music.
Crap, this is hard people.
-Rugged backwoods hiker looking for other outdoor enthusiasts to explore the wilderness with.
Professional writer looking for other sophisticated individuals with which to have long philosophical debates over good brandy or fine wine.
Granted, I've never been much of a wine person...
Suffice to say I'm a person of varied interests and activities. I love the beauty of ink merging with skin, the feeling of mountain granite under hiking boots, the thrill of dangling from your fingertips over empty space, the clink of glasses and intelligent conversation, the perfect quiet of proper wilderness, the roar of crowds, the throb of live music, the flow of writing, the rattle of dice, the scream of motorcycles at hundreds of miles an hour...
I love life; in all its varied facets and pulsing complexities.
I love people; in all their varied personalities and flawed perfections.
I love words, for the simple and pure fact that I can use them to express these things.
Still, the whole steady income thing is noteworthy, but I’m sure at some point I’ll return to the world of uncertainty and adventure. I fiercely believe that if I’m going to go back into that world, I need to unchain myself from the debts I’ve incurred as a student, and this job seems to be a quick route to that freedom. Until that time though, I have the financial means to help a few friends with their dreams, improve the world a little, and explore the extent of good food, good music, and alcohol that financial security allows.
-Talking; a gift of an obsession with language, I absolutely love to talk with people, I love hearing their stories and watching the way people become animated when discussing their passions.
-Learning; I collect odd skills and strange information, not really even sure why. Need to know how to tune a carburetor or which eighteenth century poet was gay? I'm your guy.
-Fixing; a necessity of varied life and the boon of a creative mind. I love the process of identifying problems and assembling solutions. Sometimes it's the right part in the right place, sometimes is the right word in the right ear.
The strange mix of green, yellow, and white that sunlight makes when it’s streaming through a forest canopy.
The impossible quiet of a crowd of people cheering at the top of their lungs in utter joy. It’s a transcendent sound, the calm on the other side of calamity. The sudden and inexplicable order formed from pure joy and chaos.
For casual reading, I’m a great fan of scifi and fantasy. I love the works of Asomov, Pratchett, Douglas, and Gaiman. If I want something utterly silly, Christopher Moore is my traditional go to. But, I tend to explore the musing of various philosophers, poets, social revolutionists and other interesting people who had something to say. I also have a mild obsession with collecting books on bushcraft and survivalism, call it a perpetual fascination with how little one needs to be self sufficient.
This one is also pretty difficult, I honestly don’t have a favorite movie, what is your favorite movie? Let’s watch it. I get far more amusement out of people enjoying a movie than I do with the movie itself.
I suppose if I have to pick: Scifi, fantasy, comedy, and occasionally I just want to watch someone kick down a door and go flying out of a helicopter while exploding. I'm not a big far of horror, especially gore, but give me terror with some depth and I'm all for it.
Okay, this one's going to be difficult. I like: Everything. Almost.
Drum and Bass
My typical listening music is EDM, usually because it makes good background music that doesn't distract me too much, but on any given day I could be listening to practically anything.
As a rule I don't listen to much country, there's a certain soul sucking quality to it that turns me off, and I'm usually not a big fan of rap either, but I have recently been making exceptions to that rule.
Yes, all of it yes. Months of living in the woods and eating nothing but berries gives you an appreciation for just about anything, and I won’t turn up my nose at almost any food. I love ethnic foods especially, the more exotic the better, preferably with names that require oral dexterity to pronounce.
-A Good Book: Because what is a book beyond an extended conversation with the thoughts of another person?
-Freedom; I completely understand why it’s such a buzz word in America right now, freedom is everything and nothing. It’s full of hope without promise, it’s pleasure without consequence.
It’s a mixed word that means a lot to a lot of people, but freedom to me is the ability to do all the things I truly love.
Freedom to think, Freedom to learn, Freedom to wander.
-Good Food: Guilty pleasure, while the other needs are universal, I think this one is a lot more personal. It’s almost shameful how much I miss my spice cabinet when I'm out in the woods.
I think that’s it. I know that's not six but hey, I’m not a hard person to please, apparently.
I have way too much pride in my container gardens.
-need a travel partner
-need someone to belay you at the rock gym
- know what a twenty sided dice is for
- can name at least one carnivorous plant
- have ever gone double the speed limit on two wheels
- have VIP passes to a good club
- know where the Atlantis myth originated
- can climb a 5.8, or would like to learn to
- have ever uttered the phrase "untap upkeep draw"
- have anything interesting to say, whatsoever