Lived in Texas my whole life and still don't feel like I fit in. I don't drive a truck or own a cowboy hat. I don't listen to country music. Don't smoke, don't drink, no drugs. I'm not a Christian in even the most forgiving sense of the word, and politically I lie somewhere between centrist Democrat and Libertarian (still trying to figure that one out). Not that I have anything against these basic tenets of Texanism, its just that I feel a bit misplaced, like I'm some sort of agent sent from California or Washington to spy on the people of this great state... but I digress.
I have a tendency to keep to myself, mostly because I put too much thought into what people I don't know think about me. As a result in public I have a tendency to be pretty stoic and serious, and it's a habit I've desperately been trying to get rid of. The exception to this is when I'm with friends, or at least people I know, where I feel like I can really be myself.
I hate trying to characterize myself, but if I had to pick a few descriptors I would go with intelligent, thoughtful, sharp, and witty with a dark sense of humor.
Just going to throw a few more things down before this turns into a 5-page essay:
- I really enjoy Norse mythology
- Bit of a computer nerd
- Probably other kinds of nerd too
- I'm a distant relative of John C. Calhoun, a man Andrew Jackson is quoted as regretting not killing
- I play the occasional tabletop RPG
I've been painting plastic models/miniatures for a few years now and I've gotten to a point where I'm pretty proud of a lot of the things that I paint.
I can also ice skate pretty well and always find myself wishing I played hockey. I suppose as far as most people go I'm also pretty good at flying airplanes, even though I'm not technically a pilot yet.
-Rammstein, Apocalyptica, Amon Amarth, Dethklok, Nightwish
I don't really watch a lot of movies, but when I like to watch horror movies with good friends. Nothing beats properly mocking a horror movie with a group of good friends. Otherwise I like to watch comedies or sci-fi movies, with the occasional well known movie that I still haven't seen thrown in (still haven't seen Boondock Saints). About the only TV I watch is the occasional show on Adult Swim.
Movie - Probably Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail
Show - Metalocalypse or The Venture Brothers
For books, I usually just wind up reading some mindless sci-fi stuff to pass the time. Not great literature, but good for clearing the mind and passing some time.
Favorites: Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Brave New World, Gaunt's Ghosts novels
- Ice Hockey
- The wonderful and often insane world of the internet
Sometimes I think about some absurd stuff, like what I would do if I had a time machine, or if I had some sort of superpower.