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Pushing the limits.
Throwing the dice.
Landing on my feet.
Reinventing the wheel.
Rolling with the punches.
Turning the dial to eleven.
Putting "fun" in dysfunctional.
Sucking all the marrow out of life.
Mischievous use of my imagination.
Subverting the dominant paradigm.
Listening to the advice of Dan Savage.
Patiently waiting for George R.R. Martin to finish his next book.
Movies: Rocky Horror, Orgazmo, Saved!, Trainspotting, Team America: World Police, Fantasia on acid.
Shows: Rocky Horror, Hair, Book of Mormon, Wicked, Spam-A-Lot, Tommy.
TV: The Guild, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, Lost Girl, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Weeds, The Walking Dead, et al. Back in the day, Twin Peaks was the shiznit!
Podcasts: Freakonomics, History Of Rome, Dan Carlin, Skeptoid, a few Sex Positive ones like SavageLove, EtSDA, SiF, etc.
Music: Everything. When I quit my day job to form a band, it will feature a punk bass played by Fat Mike, metal/classical guitar played by Richie Blackmore (actually, I hear he is looking for work), a Wurlitzer Piano played by a Zombie Warren Zevon and vocals by Grace Slick fresh out of a pre-drug time machine with Maryann Faithful backing her up. I still need to beat death to secure Mr. Zevon's contract and invent a time machine to get a sober Mrs. Slick, so I have a day job right now :-(
Favorite live album: UFO, Strangers In The Night
Favorite cover album: Vains of Jenna, Reverse Tripped
Favorite concept album: Rush, 2112
Favorite overall album: a tie between Rainbow, Long Live Rock And Roll and Heart, Dreamboat Annie
I also play a few instruments: guitar (poorly), bass (poorly), piano (poorly), cello (poorly), penny whistle (poorly), Fischer-Price Xylophone (fluently).
A dear friend recently gave me an Irish penny whistle so I can learn to play some traditional Irish tunes. It doesn't even rise to the level of (poorly) yet, but I'll get there.
Food: Sushi. The flesh of most sea creatures (sorry vegans :-)
My lack of faith (do you find that disturbing).
Good people to share it all with.
My Soul -- Kia, not metaphysical.
There is no thing number six!
Why so many OKC profiles list "God" before "Offspring" in the six things I could never do without section. Putting your invisible friends before your kids is the hallmark of shitty parenting.
Why so many OKC profiles have huge "DO NOT" lists right at the top of them. A long list of reasons why an unknown reader should get lost strikes me as red-flag-y.
Why girls in elementary school hated when I pulled their hair. It's funny how things change...
On alternate Friday nights I'm chilling with the mini-not-me. Maybe watching a movie, or doing extreme training wheel tricks at the river walk.
On other Friday nights, anything can happen:
Sometimes the mid-afternoon-offsite-meeting with the co-workers becomes the 'oh wow, lets all make a pact to never mention that at the office' 4am conversation.
Sometimes it is a nice meal out with the remaining parental unit and the two sibs.
Sometimes it will be a Hash House Harriers trail complete with kilts, ribald songs, freely flowing beer, gratuitous nudity and mayhem for mayhems sake.
But the BEST Friday nights tend to involve live music, cause that is just my thing. I don't care if it is a small dive bar or a large amphitheater, I dig live music.
I once had sex with a lady who consistently used the wrong form of your/you're and there/they're/their. I'm ashamed.
I once had sex with a lady who listed under "Favorite Books" the chilling phrase "I don't read books". I'm deeply ashamed.
(In my defense, she filled out that section after the sex...)
...you feel like breaking the silly gender stereotypes of yesteryear. I have no bias against women sending the first message, actually, it makes the feminist in me smile.
…you aren't one of those dysfunctional types that can only get turned on by the puritanical Christian guilt trip associating with sex with sin.
...you embrace and appreciate a healthy, respectful, monogamish attitude or are otherwise GGG.
...you give good mind.
...you want your hair pulled.
...you want to play Cards Against Humanity.
...you are a unicorn.