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?