In brief, I'm a health nut who enjoys Astronomy, backpacking, climbing, sailing, writing, coffee on deck at pre-dawn in heavy weather, losing snowball fights to my girl, ancient esoterica, a good mystery, classical literature/music, singing Blues, playing guitar/piano (even though I really s*ck), Greenpeace, board games, simple things, Kombucha, tradition, British humour, my legal studies, and old brass & mahogany.
Ingredients: (not approved by FDA/USDA)
70% Han Solo, 10% Darth Vader, 10% Obi-Wan Kenobi, 10% Yoda (after a good ear trim). Natural colour & flavour. Certified organic.
Things that flip my switch:
Singing together, a girl who holds my arm with both of hers, one drink - two straws, finishing each other's sentences
The way a girl's wet hair clings to her face in the rain, seeing her in tattered jeans, being there when she needs me, holding her during a storm
Timeless kisses, being ambushed or pounced on, my girl using me as a bed with her head on my chest, the apple peeling scene of "Sleepless in Seattle"
The simple yet priceless gratitude, sincerity & warmth I've known in third world cultures, falling asleep on a grass mat to the sound of crickets
Accomplishment, travel, backpacking, climbing a tree, standing atop a windy cliff, sitting at fireside, roasting my own coffee beans
Leaving port, making port, lighthouses, luffing sails, the sound of the bow cutting water, getting soaked by whale spray on deck
Stuff that blows my fuse:
Poachers-- I say pants'em, tie'em to a tree, pour honey on their bums, and blow a bear whistle... Go Smokey go!
Pounds of junk mail destroying tons of trees, hypocrits in petrol burning vehicles with pro-environment bumper stickers
TV programs depicting animals as evil when they are merely defending their habitat
Conflict over prehistoric hydrocarbons, people using religion as an excuse to abuse one another
"I yam what I yam, and that's all what I yam."
-- Popeye, putting some moves on Descartes style. ;-)
If you like what you've read & seen, are cute enough to kill wearing a ballcap & ponytail, and something of a hot mess, then I'd love to hear from you...
Burns, Byron, Churchill, Dickens, Doyle, Hugo, Milton, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Mandela, Kerouac, Poe, Lawrence, Asimov, Bova, Bradbury, Dick, Heinlein, Lovecraft
Long Walk to Freedom, On The Road, Closing the Ring, Don Quixote, Papillon, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Art of War, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Foundation series
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
"Paradise Lost" -- John Milton
"She Walks in Beauty" -- Lord Byron
"Ulysses" -- Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Whales Weep Not!" -- D.H. Lawrence
An Inconvenient Truth
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Sabrina (1954), An Affair to Remember
He's Just Not That Into You, Juno, Return To Me, The Notebook, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Some Kind Of Wonderful, The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, Vision Quest, Valley Girl
Indiana Jones flicks, Wind
Rebel Without a Cause, The Wild One
The Net, The Matrix, Taken, The Bourne Identity, The Transporter, James Bond flicks
Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon (Bogey is always brilliant.)
Witness for the Prosecution, 12 Angry Men, courtroom dramas
Dog Day Afternoon, The Godfather, 88 Minutes, Scent of a Woman, The Insider (Al Pacino rocks!)
The Great Escape, Cool Hand Luke, The Count of Monte Cristo, Les Miserables, The Shawshank Redemption, The Next Three Days
The Sting, The Electric Horseman
Ladyhawke, Dragonslayer, The Princess Bride, Krull, Willow, Lord of the Rings
Disaster, Suspense, Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi
Historical epics, Sagas
Downton Abbey (Ye Gods! This serial owns my soul!)
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (BBC), Doctor Who, Monty Python, Red Dwarf, Mind Your Language, Keeping Up Appearances, British TV
Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl
X Files, Star Trek (All), Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5
Dark Shadows (Original)
BBC, NHK, NPR, shortwave stations worldwide
Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth, Debbie Reynolds, Hedy Lamarr, Dana Wynter, Grace Kelly, Claudette Colbert
Emma Watson, Kate Moss, Nastassja Kinski, Michelle Pfeiffer, Shelley Long ("Cheers"), Meg Ryan, Sandra Bullock
Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price
Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, William Holden, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Burt Lancaster
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, James Dean
Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Charlton Heston, Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Burt Reynolds, Paul Newman, Robert Redford
Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Alec Baldwin, Bruce Willis, Russell Crowe, Liam Neeson
Hitchcock, Kubrick, Scorsese, Tarantino, Woody Allen
Sarah McLachlan, Norah Jones, Anna Nalick, Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Merchant
Dido, Katie Melua, Adele, Jemma Pixie Hixon
The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty
Marion Raven, Flyleaf, Paramore, Evanescence, Enigma
Luisa Maita, Latin
Rammstein, Bjork, Euro
Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Allman Brothers, Bob Seger, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, R&B, Soul, Motown
80's Rock, Pat Benatar, The Police, Peter Gabriel
Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Rat Pack
Coffee: (Well deserving of it's very own section.)
Jamaican Blue Mountain, Panamanian Gesha, Costa Ricans, and most high-grown Central American single origins.
Food & Drink:
Mostly Paleo, but I must admit to a few cheats.
The Sea; source of all,
Honour; to light my way,
Romance; to exalt my soul,
Love; to warm my heart,
Communication; to nurture understanding,
Victory; to provide sustenance,
Challenge; to give life purpose,
Sacrifice; to frame it all...
I just can't take it! My inner child is about to burst out of my chest like an alien...
My passport and a visa,
My water purifier,
And... Someone to teach me how to count, right?
I think it plausible that Tigger is the ruler of the known universe, his head is warped space-time, and his tail is a singularity.
I believe dogs do the 69 butt sniff greeting because they cannot shake hands.
Once, and I mean only once, upon a time...
While rapid-rappelling an overhang, I burned the crotch out of my jeans when the rope slipped betwixt my legs; thought I was going to need therapy!
Inspite of which, I lived happily ever after.
You want to push me into a creek, pond, lake, or shove me overboard,
You are bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun,
You know the answer to the Tootsie Roll Pop(r) mystery,
You are aching to hear the "drip" sound,
You would like to teach me Salsa or the Tango,
You are experiencing end-stage board game withdrawal symptoms,
You are just looking for a good friend with whom to hang...
Aww, c'mon... write a bloody message already! I don't bite. Well, at first anyway. Give me a break- I'm pacing myself!