I like to think of myself as adventurous, but let's call it...
adventurous-with-companionship, because I feel like I'd go just
about anywhere and do anything with the right person. Getting lost
in some hellhole isn't terrible when I have someone I like with me.
Then I can laugh about it, and we can have fun while we work our
way to freedom. I can be quiet at times, and other times I may be
right in the middle of it all... although more often I like to just
observe the action. I'm definitely happy when I'm riding my
motorcycle. I suppose at times I'm a thrill seeker, and someone to
join me in that would be nice, though certainly not mandatory. For
my biggest thrills, I ride motorcycles. I try to get out to tracks
such as Sonoma Raceway (Sears Point), Thunder Hill, Reno-Fernley
and Buttonwillow as much as possible. Yes, it is somewhat
dangerous, but I'm going to live my life as much as I can. I'm not
going to fail to live for want of absolute security... because we
never have that. In fact, in September of 2010 I was almost killed
in an accident caused by a negligent driver. Yet I still ride,
because I love it. I experienced at least 20 fractures (I say 'at
least' because of the nine ribs I broke, several were broken in
more than one place - plus seven or eight vertebrae. They didn't
bother to count the breaks), and almost died at least twice. After
that, I think I laugh a little more and recognize the good in
people more, while also being extra annoyed by how people drive. No
PTSD here (that I or anyone else has noticed), though I don't
recall the memories of vomiting blood fondly. Maybe I can pretend I
was a dragon for a little while.
Louis C.K. has a hilarious way of presenting real-world issues and
making people think about them.
Ladies, I admire your bravery - because there is some sad truth to
what he says.
I'm a huge fan of Crossfit, and go several days a week. Being fit
and in shape is very important to me, as is eating well. I try to
eat mostly Paleo, though I cheat on a thing or two for a variety of
reasons. If you can have a conversation about a clean, jerk and
snatch without snickering (... okay, snickering is fine, since I
enjoy 12-year-old humor) and know what it means... awesome. Despite
my car vs. body experience, I'm back in the gym and working hard.
My pictures are all post-accident, so you can see that I'm not
For those of you who care one way or another about tattoos: mine
have immense personal significance to me, and always will. They
were not chosen on a whim, but with a specific theme and design in
mind, based on a life-changing few seconds of my life I've
mentioned above. I prefer to tell the story in person.
Often people look at me and think that I'm clean-cut and
conservative. I may appear that way, but I am not not at all
conservative in most things. I find the spectrum of humanity
fascinating and/or puzzling, from sexuality to political bent.
People-watching is a favorite thing of mine.
So far nobody with a high enemy percentage has taken up my offer of
a cage fight. I promise not to talk about politics or sexuality or
religion while in the cage....