(edit August 2010: noticing that I really need to get some more current photos up here - all the current ones are a few years old...no piercings, though thinking about getting a couple back, hardly wear glasses, etc - just dont seem to find myself in too many photos - I wonder if that is conscious on my part...)
Now, having said that - My main purpose on this site is to find new friends that I would not normally meet in current social circles. Basically looking for some good people to hang out with - watching movies, playing games (card/board), singing, dancing, being spontaneous, and generally having fun.
A little about me: Most people would probably say that I am shy and quiet...and I am - in the beginning at least. I am also fairly silly, witty, sarcastic, playful, and just generally like to have fun. Silly and sarcastic end up going hand in hand for me, which makes for an interesting combination.
What I like to do: I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, camping, swimming (kind of like an otter that way), biking (both kinds - I miss my Harley!), walking (especially with the dogs), rollerblading, sitting on the beach, in the grass, rolling down hills (or grassy knolls), etc - though sometimes it is nice to just relax inside, cuddled up in front of a fire, a movie, or nothing at all. I also like kissing. Did I mention cuddling?
I really like movies, working with my hands, warmth, hanging out, etc
I am spontaneous, sarcastic, and [ENTER SOMETHING WITTY HERE]
I am currently taking a break from teaching swordplay - originally due to injury to my right shoulder, but lately I find I have just not been as interested. To occupy my time I have started learning how to be a luthier (stringed instruments maker), and focusing specifically on guitars. I am just about to start working on my 4th guitar - and expect this one to be much more playable :)
I theoretically consider myself somewhat of a writer. I have quite a few stories (and three books - 2 non fiction and one sci-fi) in various states of completion. However, I have not done anything on any of these for almost a year now.
Oh - and our household has increased recently. We have 5 kids (various mix of biological, foster, and "other") ranging in ages from 1 month to 18. Yeah, sometimes just a wee bit hectic here. As I am writing this it is 2 days before xmas (2009), and definately the perfect oppourtunity for a "trial by fire" as it were. So far so good. ;)
I am fairly coordinated but find myself pretty self conscious when doing new things where people are watching - like dancing. Overly concerned about what other people think - something I am working on. :)
I seem to be good with my hands. I found I do not like working with metal much, so have been focusing on woodworking - which is helpful with the whole guitar thing...
In general I am good at figuring out how things work. I am also really good at doing things without the proper tools or materials. I can hack together pseudo solutions like no one's business.
Here are some random things I like...
Yellowbeard, Equilibrium, Zorro the Gay Blade, new Star Trek, Taken, Gross Point Blank (love it!), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (with Gene Wilder), Breakfast Club, Legend, Willow, Goonies, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Fight Club, Jackie Chan movies, 5th Element, Knights' Tale, Under the Tuscan Sun, 10 Things I Hate About You, Fish Called Wanda, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Galaxy Quest, Nightmare Before Christmas, Real Genius, Tank Girl, The NeverEnding Story, Modern Times, American Beauty, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, De-Lovely, Labyrinth, The Karate Kid, Shakespeare in Love, Inkheart, Armageddon, Apollo 13, Batman Begins, Be Cool, Chicago, Chocolat, Independence Day, Lilo & Stitch, Bolt, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Moulin Rouge, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Fair Lady, Ocean's 11, Pirates of the Caribbean, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Mummy, The Princess Bride, The Three
Musketeers and the Four Musketeers (with Michael York, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee, Charlton Heston, Frank Finlay and Richard Chamberlain!!), V for Vendetta, The Wedding Singer, Tomb Raider, The Professional, The Chronicles of Narnia, ad nauseum
Marx Brothers movies!! It has been awhile since I have watched one, but I love them :)
Music - I grew up listening to punk, metal and industrial. I still have somewhat of a soft spot for Accused, Rammstein, Megadeth and Metallica, but mostly listen to punk/indie stuff cause it is easily accessible on the radio in the car (as both vehicles only have tape players right now) - though I do get a chance to plug Zune in at times for other stuff.
Really I listen to all music except for rap and most "hip hop". Anything with guitars is especially nice ;)
Book wise - I have not been reading much over the past few years. However, I HAVE been listening to audio books. I think audio books was a brilliant invention that is much more user friendly now with digital version that can be played on phone/mp3 player, etc. I did actually read the last Harry Potter book, because I was bored one weekend. Though now that I said that it seems kind of sad that I spent an entire weekend reading a book.
Course - the thing is I didn't take an entire weekend - I still got out and did things during the day. :)
Listening to The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. GREAT book.
Kissing, friends (comma between kissing and friends not always important), laughter, randomness and inspiration
La política, la religión, las historias (que realmente necesitan para escribir algún día), el azar tema del día, lo que haria alguien hacer con una colina de frijoles, ¿cómo mirada/mirar una ardilla con un soplete y la máscara de soldadura, y otras cosas importantes como eso
Viendo una película con los niños (y / o en el computador) o en el taller - que últimamente ha sido principalmente el taller, pero que desean pasar más tiempo fuera, divirtiéndose con los niños, o salir con amigos.
Atípico - conducción de un evento de SCA
Or if a rabid squirrel is forcing you to.
Lo que he dicho anteriormente - y si usted puede leer esto.