I have a college degree and I'm gainfully employed. That's gotta count for something, right?
I play bass guitar, and hope to start playing in a band again.
I also train in martial arts as a fun way to get shape, learn to defend myself and others, and to relieve stress.
I love animals, especially my dog. (Unfortunately she was too old to move with me, so she is living with my parents and their dog now). She's like my fuzzy faced little sister. Dogs also love me. Probably because I'm part yeti, so they get the animal vibe from me. I dunno....
I enjoy snowboarding and wakeboarding, and I'm hoping to take advantage of the mountains being so close now.
Working and trying to better my career.
Getting back into playing music.
Trying to be more active and healthy...I've got the exercise part covered, but I need some help with my diet.
Fantasy- Lord of the Rings, the Malazan Book of the Fallen, The Black Company, the Hitchhiker' s Guide to the Galaxy, American Gods and lots of others.
Adventure- Clive Cussler stuff is fun. Its easy and predictable, but fun.
Educational-I read books on archaeology, science, and philosophy fairly often.
Movies and TV Shows:
Fairly similar to books. Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Action/Adventure, Comedies, Martial Arts, Educational/Edutainment.
Snatch, Serenity, and The Big Lebowski are probably some of my all time favorite movies.
For TV shows I generally watch stuff like they used to play on the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and Animal Planet like Mythbusters, Dirty Jobs and Cities of the Underworld. I also enjoy Dr. Who (recent fan) and Sherlock. However I don't really watch much TV now.
Well I'll be upfront, because you will find out sooner or later...
I'm a metal head. Some of my favorite bands are Meshuggah, Opeth, Between the Buried and Me, Gojira, Mastodon, Intronaut, Crowbar, Down, Clutch, The Infectious Grooves... I could go on and on.
However, I like lots of different types of music. Anything that is well written and requires some sort of talent to play. I enjoy Jazz, Blues, Funk, and Fusion. I like some Punk and Ska. Classic Rock and Hard Rock. Some Hip Hop and some techno. Oh yeah, and Irish folk music. I really don't like country or pop.
My personal bubble
Pirates (couldn't think of any one single more thing, and who doesn't like pirates, yar!)
Sometimes I think about serious things as well... like thinking about my life, the choices I've made, where I'm going, and what I want to do next, and if I'm happy with where I am now.
Right now, my typical Friday night is pretty boring, as I only know a handful of people in the area.
If you want to show me your favorite brewery or music venue.
If you want to go hiking, and you know some really cool or really beautiful places to hike or camp.
If you want to go snowboarding.
Also, if you're interested...
Here's a link to a video of a tribute band I'm in playing in the rain at a metal festival in August 2016:
And here's a link to a playlist from my friend's XXXMas 2016 party, where we got the high school band together for a "20 year anniversary":