I'm Jess. ENFP, if you're the type who's interested in that stuff.
A few things about me:
I'm a named hasher with the El Paso Hash House Harriers, one of the local chapters of the worldwide 'Drinking Club with a running problem'. We get together on Sunday afternoons, run a few miles, drink a few beers, and generally have a good time.
I've been accused of being an intellectual type. I love to read. I listen to a wide variety of music, from indie to overproduced radio crap. I'm into movies and video games and comic books and all the typical 'geek' stuff.
I'm also one of a dying breed: the man's man. I love to build, fix, fabricate, disassemble, rebuild and improve just about everything. This doesn't mean I'm a misogynistic patriarch rape-justifying pro-life lunatic (quite the contrary: I'm actually kind of a feminist); I've just embraced my masculinity. I come from a long line of handy-man fix-it types... it's in my blood.
Hand-in-hand with that is my love for the outdoors. I enjoy a good hike (especially with my pup), a good swim, or a long weekend in a tent under the stars. There's nothing like the feeling of the sun on your face and clean air filling your lungs.
And I'm training at El Paso San Soo. It's Kung Fu designed for the street, a functional art the likes of which they teach to law enforcement and military personnel. It's awesome, fun, and a great workout. And it's amazing how stress-relieving it can be to punch things. And people.
Also, I just started a new fitness program. I won't bore you with details, but after recovering from some pretty serious injuries, it feels great to be back at it. And I've lost a bunch of weight, which is a pretty cool bonus.
Music: As I mentioned before, I am a total music junkie. I love Americana, Alt Country, non-pop rock, and pretty much anything of the independent variety. Rock: Dream Theater. Spock's Beard. Paul Thorn. Marillion. The Flower Kings. Transatalantic. Liquid Tension Experimient. The Black Keys. American Blackbelt Academy. The Who. Modest Mouse. Joe Satriani. Ok Go!. Paperwork. My Morning Jacket. Kings of Leon. Country: Roger Creager. Jason Eady. The Trishas. Cory Morrow. Radney Foster. Bruce Robison. Reckless Kelly. Eli Young Band. Bleu Edmondson. Carolina Rain. Zac Brown Band. Kevin Fowler. Cooder Graw. I've also become a huge fan of revival music (not the religious kind), freak folk, and the like.
Movies: My top 5: Shawshank Redemption, Swingers, High Fidelity, Walk the Line, and Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. Comic book movies are my crack, anything with zombies has a special place in my heart, and Sci Fi might be my favorite thing ever.
TV: I have a few shows that I watch, but I ditched cable and went with Hulu Plus. Frankly, I don't miss TV much.
Food: I don't have a favorite food, really, though when I eat, I try to keep it healthy. Anything spicy goes down easy.
2. Music, and lots of it.
3. Dogs. My two hyperactive heelers, specifically.
4. Tools. I'm a tool guy. I fix things. I make things. It's what I do.
5. Something to read, be it mindless fun or deep and thought-provoking.
6. Water. And no, I'm not being facetious or anything- I drink so much of it that, when I was a kid, my mom took me to the doctor to have him test to see if I was diabetic. He came back and said "No, he doesn't have diabetes, he's just really, really thirsty."
Also, if you're savvy enough to use proper grammar, spelling, and the correct version of words like 'to/two/too.'
If you enjoy intellectual pursuits, and don't mind geeking out from time to time (or even all the time).
If you're a dog lover, a music aficionado, a beer connoisseur, an equal rights supporter, a Star Wars geek, an artist, or simply have a lust for life and all its seductive allure, definitely drop me a line and say hello. And hopefully a great deal more.