I'm a 36 year old Indiana guy just looking for some cool people here to make friends with...if anything comes from that, awesome! If not, it's cool too...the more friends I can make the better! :)
Puppeteer/Muppets/Sesame Street creator Jim Henson is my idol and a person who I feel embodied everything that is good about humanity. I miss him lots. Walt Disney is also very high on my list of people I admire. I also think actors Bruce Campbell, Johnny Depp, John Barrowman, Chris Evans, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hugh Laurie and anyone who has played Doctor Who are super awesome.
I really enjoy musical theater, surprisingly enough...hey, I can appreciate great singing! I enjoy singing, myself, though only via karaoke. And I'm not very good, but it's fun!
I also enjoy dressing up for comic conventions, and doing various charity events in costume as various characters...the most rewarding thing ever is seeing the smiles on kids' faces when they see some of their favorite characters talking to and interacting with them. Some of my pictures here are of me in costume. :)
Here is an interview I recently did explaining why I do what I do:
I love going to the beach when the weather permits (being that this is Indiana, that's about...oh...2 months out of the year), sitting there and staring out over the water. Anything having to do with nature and being outside (unless it has to do with shooting animals) is cool with me.
I really love animation; Disney, Don Bluth, Pixar and everything in between. Voice over actors (which it is my dream to be one day) have my admiration and respect.
Music is a major part of my life. It has gotten me through many a rough patch in my life, and I hope to one day soon get back into playing music. I really want to be a drummer/percussionist of some sort.
My favorite band of all time is Alice in Chains, followed by the Aquabats, Faith No More (huge Mike Patton fan...the guy is a rock god), Barenaked Ladies, Gotye and Pink Floyd. I'm a big Ween, Weird Al Yankovic, Dawes, Glen Phillips, Moody Blues, Ben Folds, Lumineers, Pink Floyd and Edwin McCain fan as well. Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are also very high on my list...they are the epitome of cool.
I have a full-time job as a stocker in the produce department of a local grocery store. Been at the same company for 18 years...it's been my only place of employment. It's a job and it pays the bills, that's all I can really say about that.
British comedies, more specifically Monty Python, Red Dwarf, Mr Bean, and the comedian Eddie Izzard, are a pretty big obsession of mine, and they've done a lot to influence my particular dry yet off-the-wall and silly sense of humor. If you like British humor, that goes a long way in my book!
I have a younger brother and an older sister, as well as a kittycat (Nick Furry. Yup, I'm a nerd.), and a canine (Indy).
I'm definitely an animal person...as well as a pescatarian (I don't eat beef, chicken or turkey, but I do eat fish.) But I don't push my beliefs on those around me....if you want to eat meat, be my guest. :)
Well, I dunno what else to say really...
Oh and on a final note, if you are able to complete the following movie quote sequence, then you automatically win my respect...
"You remind me of the babe..."
Have a great day...and remember, throw away that receipt for the donut...paper didn't need to enter that transaction! ^_^
TV: Agents of SHIELD, Daredevil, Man vs Food, Survivorman, The Office, Bob's Burgers, South Park...a lot of British stuff... especially The IT Crowd and Doctor Who. Big Mystery Science Theater and Rifftrax fan.
Books: Anything by Joe Hill, The Hunger Games, The Redwall series by Brian Jacques, Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Watership Down/Tales from Watership Down/The Plague Dogs - Richard Adams, most of Stephen King's stuff, Clive Barker, If Chins Could Kill - Bruce Campbell's autobiography, The Strain series
Music: Alfie Boe, Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band, Great Big Sea, The Aquabats, Dawes, Of Monsters and Men, Tim Blane, Barenaked Ladies, Ween, Collective Soul, The Eagles, Don Henley, the B52s, Spoon, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Danny Kaye, The Police, Sting, Coldplay, Sarah McLaughlan, Metallica, Snow Patrol, Dick Prall, Robbie Williams, Liam Lynch, Michael Buble, Edwin McCain, Garth Brooks, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Glen Phillips, Guster, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Billy Joel, Elton John, the Vandals, AC/DC, Matt Nathanson, Faith No More, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, the Beatles, Weezer, Kenny Lattimore, Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms, Annie Lennox, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Death in Vegas, Weird Al Yankovic, Queensryche, Joe Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Randolph, the Foo Fighters, Fountains of Wayne, Collin Raye, Sykotik Sinfoney, the Black Keys, Gotye
As the world falls down...