I'm living with a couple of old friends in Macon with whom I get into shenanigans. I'm currently working as a driving instructor and doing a delivery job a few evenings a week. It's fun to out there working after being in the grad school cloister for a few years.
I'm deeply interested in popular culture, and I'm an obsessive fanboy when it comes to my interests. I'm an information junky, which is a blessing and a curse. I love bars, and I'm something of a regular in a couple of places in town. I love live music and plan some of my life around seeing shows, particularly European extreme metal (black metal in particular), noisy underground music, and alt-country. (Or "Americana" or whatever the hell people call it these now.) I'm into college football also. No other sports though.
If you know what my profile name is a reference to, you should say hello. Or if you know who Varg Vikernes is (and love his records but think he's a dink). Or if you want to shoot the breeze about politics or The Wire. Or if you play the mandolin.
I amicably broke up with my spouse a year and a half. The legal part is in the works. (That was put off because of logistical stuff having to do with residency. We're friends, and we're looking forward to getting that last bit of business out of the way.)
Among people I'm getting to know. . . . I'm a funny guy.
Movies: The Big Lebowski, Re-Animator, Glen or Glenda, Blood Feast, I Spit on Your Grave, Pink Flamingos, Blue Velvet, Dawn of the Dead (the original), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original), Winter's Bone, Sharknado, 36 Chambers of Shaolin.
Shows: The Wire, Community, Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, Deadwood, Mr. Show, Justified.
Music: Metal (Watain, Slayer, Darkthrone, Devil's Blood, Celtic Frost, Slayer, Wolves in the Throne Room), American roots music (Townes Van Zandt, Mississippi John Hurt, Guy Clark, CeDell Davis), Jazz, although I don't keep up with contemporary stuff (Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, ), Drive By Truckers.
Food: Southern food (A.K.A. "soul food"), Thai, British/Irish. I'm not picky. My family runs a meat packing plant, so we eat steak a lot. (I should note that I've changed my diet a lot during the past year, and I'm in the process of losing weight. That's a part of my life at the moment.)
2. Conversation. I need some contentious arguing where it's a sparing match and some harmonious bantering where it's a waltz.
3. Sexuality. I didn't say "having sex with another person," although that can be the most powerful expression of sexuality.
5. Strange popular culture, including both cult and occult oddness.
6. Whiskey. (Well, I COULD do without it, but I'd rather not.)