Games are very important to me. They really help sharpen lots of different corners of the mind.
I grew up the kid of a pair of master's degrees, so I've always been interested in learning, and hold education to be extremely important.
I am a liberal, Midwestern Catholic by upbringing and choice, and see spirituality as a personal expression--most folks have a good chunk of truth in their spirituality, and I'd love to appreciate what works for them. Belief is a huge deal with me, although this transcends spirituality--gotta believe in people, writ large.
I am linguistical, neutral good, and the hero of the tale
*= maybe not REALLY good, but I'm trying to brag here.
Recently, I've been getting OK at soothsaying with some runes. Spooky!
Books: Dune, Tom Robbins, Michener, Phillip K. Dick, Illuminatus! Trilogy, Gaiman, Book of the New Sun, Herodotus...I find it really easy to get into a decent book. Shakespeare is decent even when on the page! Tennessee William's Glass Menagerie was great.
Movies: MST3K films (Mostly). New Dragon Gate Inn was a lot of fun, and I like Hero's (propagantastic) take on a classic historic episode. A Knight's Tale. I think Inglorious Basterds was a better movie than it got credit for, but I wouldn't say "favorite." Dancer in the Dark. I'm a sucker for Star Wars, and will use all the mental flexibility I have to work around the glaring problems of the new ones. A Streetcar Named Desire (original film version) is a PHENOMENAL production.
TV Shows: The Wire, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Venture Brothers. The (original) Prisoner. Survivorman, 'cause Les Stroud is my hero. I don't feel like I have a very deep attachment to TV, although recently I've been falling in love with Doctor Who. Game o' Thrones is being done well.
Music: TMBG, Splashdown, Strauss, Atom and his Package, Live, R.E.M., Bjork, Tom Waits, Universal Hall Pass, Led Zeppelin. Dead Milkmen and/or Kennedys. Jim White! I have a lot of fun playing M.S.I. once every four months.
Games: Metal Gear Solid series, Smash Brothers Brawl. Warmachine/Hordes. Settlers of Catan. Infinity. Presently running some Polish-esque mercenaries through a devastated town in Mordheim. Developing a taste for backgammon, Humanity's oldest tabletop game.
Food: Thai beef salad; barbecued pork steak, plums, feta and Stilton cheese, swanky coffees of whatever type, espresso/cappuchino that doesn't taste like charcoal. FRESH VEGETABLES. French bread, horseradish mustard, Polish cookies that my mom makes around Christmas whose name I can't spell.
The excitement I feel ahead of me. My fellow humans.
Puns. Your new fact for the day: The one pun that translates between English and Japanese is "Matsu no ki no matsu," "Pining for a Pine tree."
More as they develop.
Also, I giggle when I type "committee."
I am terrible at catching fish.
Oho, big man letting go of incriminating secrets here. I demand a retrial.
Ok, here's a good one--I really enjoy drinking out of fancy teacups, and am proud of a 100+ year old teacup I have that was made in Prussia.
I am likely game for any sort of adventure closer to this side of the law than the other. Since adventures are more fun with partners...
Also, I'm trying to see all of the Shakespeare performances I can (at least of plays I've not yet seen). If you know of a showing, or would want to be asked out to one, then message!