Someday ... I'm gonna be a real boy.
"I am here.
And I am looking at her.
And she is so beautiful.
I can see it.
This one moment when you know you're not a sad story.
You are alive.
And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings ...
and everything that makes you wonder.
And you're listening to that song on that drive ...
with the people you love most in this world.
And in this moment, I swear ...
we are infinite."
I've gotten my kicks on Route 66, stood on corner in Winslow, Arizona, and I've gone to Jackson ( the motel 6 was awful). I've driven into Las Vegas while Elvis sang Viva Las Vegas. Peered in to the Grand Canyon and stood atop both the Rockies and the Alps. Seen the painted desert. I've cheered the Packers at Lambeau field in December. Had a pilot taxi a plane across a highway once (points if you know which airport that is). All you can eat stake in Dallas. I've stood atop Taipei 101 and peered from the towers of Neuschwanstein. Been in underground salt mines (think Mines of Moria). I've been where the hills are alive with the sound of music. Dove the 10 m platform in the 1976 Olympic Pool. Seen the Braves play in Atlanta and saw the Cardinals from a top the Gateway Arch. Beer and pretzels at the Hofbräuhaus, and made it to Marienplatz by 11 AM to see the Rathaus-Glockenspiel.
Put Amsterdam on the list. And Morocco. Are you coming with or getting left behind?
The last scientific experiment I worked on was ranked 66 in Discover magazine's list of Top Stories of 2013. Google Glass was 69.
I know what I want, that's the easy part. Finding it is the hard part.
You should have an acerbic wit, and an appropriate disdain for convention. A word crafting virtuoso able to attack and parry with pithy witticisms covering a rainbow of revelation ranging from humorous to profound. Small talk is for small minds, and chit-chat is boring.
If your purse is larger than carry on luggage, then you're probably not for me. [Look at that! Two homophones in one sentence, and they're used correctly.] On the other hand, if you have an appropriately packed bug-out bag, we may need to discuss teaming up.
I'm like a 5 year old. I hate going to bed.
I shave with a straight razor, but only on Sundays.
Some people like the feeling of fear. I like the feeling of the angst of anticipation. The minute when you know something will happen; that minute just before it does. The build up before the event, the moment you can't breathe and you know it. So you take one deep breath before you let it all rush in. And then it does.
OHHHH! You mean in the meantime.
Keepin' it fake!
Working in STEM fields. Previously neutrino physics, and now finance (statistical analysis, mathematical modeling, etc.). Saving money for a multi-billion dollar corporation that finances public works projects, multiple federal governments, etc. (No this is not an Illuminati reference you conspiracy nutjob.)
On the weekends I punch bunnies in the face, collect their tears into a vial, and then sell the vials filled with bunny tears to wizards and witches. I've been bit thrice, once by a wizard.
"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing" - Archilochus
To answer the topic at hand, I'm really good at ...
... realizing that I've allowed my mind to drift into a state that is neither productive nor positive, and in so doing making an appropriate change.
... making up morphologically correct, but non-existent English words that almost nobody calls me on. It took more than 26 years for someone to call me on "disclude." Did you know "occlude" is a word? I knew you did.
- I can Math. [not just arithmetic]
- Cooking several versions of spaghetti sauce.
- Making awesome chocolate covered PB squares.
- Fixing my own car. And breaking it when there's no problem but fixing whatever I broke without too much trouble.
- Making computers say "yes" when they try to say "no".
- Remembering lines from movies.
- Remembering comedic bits.
- Reductio ad absurdum(s).
- Lucid dreaming.
- Keeping focused when the $hit hits the fan.
Building chainmail armor. I built an aventail in the kings chain pattern by hand. Can zombies get through chain mail? Chainmail can be used as a Faraday cage suit, prevents shark/animal bites, and prevents cuts from butcher knives and meat packing equipment. Fabric based bullet-proof vests don't prevent stabbings, but chainmail will.
*There's currently a debate raging about whether the pants are red orange or a yellow red. The official color as stated by the manufacturer is red clay.
Favorite Google "did you mean" of all time: I typed the phrase "big American breasts" [points if you get the reference] into Google translate, and Google was all "Did you mean: big African breasts". No Google. That's a baaad Google.
Almost as racist as the time I asked my mother "Are they crack-babies". To which she replied " I don't care what color they are." WTF?
Best 3 pickup lines of all time:
#1 - Does this rag smell of chloroform to you?
#2 - Will you hold my drink while I go take a shit? (if she says yes she's a keeper.)
#3 - Let's not turn this rape into a murder.
Stand Up Comedians - Kathleen Madigan, George Carlin, Greg Giraldo, Bill Burr, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., Brian Regan, Pablo Francisco, Harland Williams, Alonzo Bodden, Maria Bamford, Daniel Tosh, John Caparulo, Patton Oswalt, Wanda Sykes, Craig Shoemaker, Chris Rock, Bobby Collins, Eddie Izzard, Ralphie May, Orny Adams, Jackie Kashian
Movies - The Godfather, A Few Good Men, Unforgiven, The Good , The Bad, and The Ugly, Million Dollar Baby, Dirty Harry, Forest Gump, Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, Casablanca, The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, To Have and Have Not, Key Largo, On the Water Front, Good Will Hunting, Pitch Black, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Yojimbo, Enter the Dragon, Fist of Legend, American Beauty, Ocean's 11, Man on Fire, Scent of a Woman, Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, The American, Out of Africa, Batman, The Dark Knight, Blade Runner, The Fifth Element, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Deja Vu, Training Day, Closer, The Matrix, Kill Bill, Seven, Carlito's Way, Rounders, Boyz 'n the Hood, There Will Be Blood, La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Color), and on and on ...
TV Shows - Game of Thrones, House (I have a set of blue Princeton-Plainsboro scrubs.), The Big Bang Theory (I am a physicist.), Boardwalk Empire, Family Guy, American Dad, Naruto Shippuden, Adult Swim, Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, South Park, The Wonder Years, Ergo Proxy, Eureka Seven, Futurama, Mad Men, Firefly, Archer (waiting for next season), BSG [new school] - I cry every time we loose another one, just not in public, that's not good for morale.
"What do you hear Starbuck?"
Music - I can send you an entire list of all my 21,000+ MP3 tracks (in HTML, CSV, XML, or .xsl [Excel]). If you need to review my musical tastes in order to see if I'm a good person. Here's a sample so you can be judgmental about my music tastes.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Eric Clapton, Heart, Bon Jovi, Dido, Nelly Furtado, Garbage, Mary J. Blige, AC/DC, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, The Bee Gees, Lenny Kravitz, The Eagles, Don Henley, Glen Frey, Joe Walsh, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Amy Winehouse, early Madonna, Elton John, New Order, Stevie Nicks, George Thuroughgood, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Meiko Kaji, Jodeci, Muddy Waters, Otis Redding
I am Tegan & Sara addicted in every way.
You can stalk me via my last.fm ID: ubiquetous.
"Bam! The future of rock 'n' roll."
1) Hot & Cold Running Water - I've done without this for short periods of time [several days]; but it always felt invigorating to be able to take a shower. Someday I'll have a tankless water heater.
2) Humor - Do I need to explain this?
3) Rationality, logic, and scientific inquiry. And all of their corollaries.
Still contemplating ...
What is "short term dating?" And how short is it?
I'd like to change my user name to " Joey Bag-o-Doughnuts." But I don't want to pay the $10.
Wait a minute. Do I speak Russian if I consume too many Black Russians?
Your favorite type of peanut butter ... not so private. The fact that you're a rape baby like Det. Benson ... mucho privato.
So pick something that's at the most private level you're willing to broadcast on the internet and state that.
Me ... I 'm currently addicted to Skippy Natural Dark Chocolate Creamy Peanut Butter. In fact, I've said more private things than this above, and I bet you have too. Oh, and I'm not a rape baby.
Hey. Heeeeeeyyyyy. You can't cliche-ically claim that "I'm an open book" and then simultaneously claim "I'm not going to admit anything private on the internet."
... you're meta-cognitive.
... you plan on eventually meeting in person.
... you're sick of messages that contain netspeak and/or 3 words or less. Verbal game is the only game in town - I got it.
... you're up crazy hours like me - Can you say "polyphasic?" I knew you could.
... all of your profile pics are right side up. If you can't handle that you'll be dead in the first round when the machines take over.