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My self-summary
I'm a cross between Sherlock Holmes, Neal Cassady and Don Quixote.

I spent seven years living in foreign countries (Thailand, Australia and Texas) and another move is possible if I ever figure out how to save money in this town.

I like bad decisions with good people, twisty roads and straight whiskey, and bright ideas in dark alleys.
What I’m doing with my life
Former English professor turned industry zombie.

Getting my hands greasy tinkering with my bike.

Although I'm not averse to hiking and camping, I'm definitely a city mouse.
I’m really good at
Making you laugh

Blowing minds

Singing like Johnny Cash. (Hit me up if you can do June - I need a karaoke duet partner)



Explaining what the fuck is going on in Game of Thrones

Knowing when to use punctuation and when not to
The first things people usually notice about me
My Magritte tattoo. I get a lot of comments on it even from people who have no idea who Magritte is. Apparently a lot of people really like pipes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books (Non-Fiction): Guns, Germs and Steel; Godel, Escher, Bach; Freakonomics. I think it's indicative that this was the easiest to come up with.

Books (Fiction): Since my non-fiction reading can be dense, I tend to go with lighter fictional fare: Terry Pratchett (who in a better world would be considered a great writer instead of merely a successful one, also RIP sir), Neil Stephenson, Paolo Bacigalupi (I'll buy you a drink if you can tell me how to pronounce his name).

Poets: Yeats, Frost, Ginsberg

Comics: Transmetropolitan; Lone Wolf and Cub; Batman: The Killing Joke

Movies: Blade Runner; True Romance; The Big Lebowski; Army of Darkness; The Prestige (It has Batman, Wolverine, Gollum and David Fucking Bowie as Nikola Fucking Tesla - it's a nerd buffet).

Shows: Doccos

I love everything from country to black metal, but if it's my dime in the jukebox you're getting Bill Withers, Sam Cook and Charles Wright and you'll like it.

Food: Southern. (I'm a Californian to the bone but my ears are from Tennessee and my stomach is from South Carolina).
Six things I could never do without
Things to learn
Things that make me want to write about them
Things that leave me speechless
Things that move me (literally and figuratively)
Things to eat and drink
Things that involve being with my nearest and dearest
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Chindogu: http://www.thebolditalic.com/articles/3972-solving-those-very-san-francisco-problems

The Voynich Manuscript.

Meaning and where it lies.

Whatever piece or bit that I'm working on at the moment, the vagaries of the English language, and the Oxford comma.

Why I miss California so much when I'm away and why I miss being away so much when I'm in California.

Whether or not I should go to Memphis Minnie's.

The Giants, the Niners, Everton.
On a typical Friday night I am
Slanging that hooch
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I went on a TV quiz show and did an impression of Yoda and Chewbacca doing a duet of a Frank Sinatra tune.

I want to start my own dating site called straighttosweatpants.com
You should message me if
You want to swap travel stories.

You (and this is important) know the difference between 'you're' and 'your'.
The two of us