Doing my best to put a stop to my rambling ways and trying to settle down in Austin. Before Austin, I did my time in exile in Southeast Texas, and before that I enjoyed a few years in Tennessee, but I'm originally an Atlanta boy. I've lived and traveled around the southeast for work, but I'm willing to give anywhere new a shot.
I started out as a carpenter, then became a martial arts instructor, a photojournalist for a nice bit, and now I work in marketing. Somewhere in there I also worked on a goat farm.
I'm an ENFP, if that means anything to you. I usually wouldn't give it much credit, but it's actually been pretty accurate.
I appreciate thinkers, weirdos, gamers, storytellers, and hell raisers.
I find myself saying a lot of things just because it amuses me.
Also, I'm rediscovering a love of cooking and baking. Kneading dough is great for the forearms.
Also, I make Cuban espresso in the mornings. Three shots of it. I vibrate on a visible level until noon-ish.
Books: S., The Expanse trilogy, most of Terry Pratchett's works, The House of Leaves, The Princess Bride, a good magazine piece, Neverwhere, most of Lovecraft's scary stuff, Beacon 23, Laird Barron's stories, most of Warren Ellis's works.
Movies: Man of Steel, Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, Aliens, The Cabin in the Woods, There Will be Blood, Pontypool, Brick, Bladerunner.
Shows: Firefly, Dr. Who, Nova, The X-Files, Millennium, Clone High, True Detective, Leverage.
Music: A little bit of everything, but not a lot of anything. Lately, I've been using the search terms "dark gospel" and "southern Gothic" on 8tracks, and absorbing whatever that turns up for me.
Food: I'll try anything once, especially if it's spicy. The one food that I really hate, though, is flan. Gag.
Podcasts: Last Podcast on the Left, Limetown, The Black Tapes Podcast, RPPR, Ragnerdrok, The Drunk and the Ugly, Hello From the Magic Tavern, Tanis ... it's how I get my geekery these days.
4) A chance to learn something new and explore
6) ... water?
You like back and shoulder massages.
You like mysterious encounters and eerie stories, and know who HP Lovecraft was, and enjoy his work even though, yes, he was a horribly racist and xenophobic twat.
You want to sleep under an open sky filled with stars and get a sense of vertigo because, good God, that starry expanse is going to swallow you up.
You want to go exploring.
You want to play.
You're interested in learning more.