If I had to pick one personal quote to sum up my outlook on life it would be this "We live in an infinite universe where anything is infinitely possible and infinitely probable". With that being said I don't think anything is out of the realm of possibility if you work hard enough for it. Like James T. Kirk, I don't believe in a no win scenario.
I haven't edited this thing yet this decade so I guess its about time for an update if I intend on taking this thing seriously. Well, as seriously as one can take an online dating site... I moved into the Montrose about 2 years ago and I absolutely love it. I used to classify sections of town into many places like Spring, The Woodlands, Humble, Downtown, Kingwood, ect, now I categorize it as 2 sections, the Montrose, and places I would never live. It's really amazing how living a mere 32.5 miles off alignment from where you need to be can completely change your life. I just recently moved from the slummy spot I initially landed at upon transition into the inner loop universe and into a snazzy little apartment on the back of a very well maintained 108 year old Victorian house with a skyline view. I really couldn't be happier.
"Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives" - William Wallace
That being said, I try to live my life to the fullest and enjoy every moment of it. I love going on random crazy adventures out to the ends of the earth to attend wild festivals and concerts. If I don't get out of town at least once a month I start to go crazy. As frequently as I travel to Austin, Dallas, Denton, New Braunfels, and anywhere else epic happenings are occurring in this beautiful little Republic of Texas, I had not left the state in over a decade (3 months prior to the notorious 9/11 scandal to be precise) until my very recent trip to San Francisco, which was absolutely fucking amazing. No joke. If you haven't been, I'd highly recommend it. Now that I have confirmed that air travel does in fact still work and that you can board a plane without getting molested by a gestapo agent in cold rubber gloves, I am highly considering upgrading my future adventures from regional road warrior to jet-set global adventurer. We'll see how that works out, guess I better start collecting airline miles...
Another favorite quote of mine is by Douglas Adams, "Everything in the universe tends to work itself out exactly as it should." With that being said, I really don't waste a lot of time worrying about things or getting angry about stuff that is out of my control. I am on a mission to remove all the hate and anger from my life. If something upsets me, I just don't associate with it any more. Done. I don't really get angry any more, I just have varying grades of disappointment. I don't know if I would describe myself as "laid back" as I tend to live life in the fast lane, and I enjoy a good heated debate, but I am definitely not easy to start a fight with.
Having a viable "Plan B". I have a philosophy of hoping for the best while expecting the worst. Upon completion of formulating any plan I like to take a step back and think to myself "Ok, so how is this gonna fail?". Then I try to make sure that there measures taken to problem solve in case things go south. I like having a complete Plan A, a mostly complete Plan B, and at least fragments of a Plan C just in case the shit really hits the fan.
Fixing things. Seriously, there is very little that can be broken that I cannot repair.
Having Fun. What can I say, I like to have a good time. Who doesn't.
Never paying full price for anything. Its a personal mantra of mine. Whether I'm scavenging thrift stores and pawn shops or shopping high class retail stores, I always get top quality at bottom price.
I actually acquired a rather amazing library with tomes on nearly every subject that interests me and some dating back as far as the 1830's shortly after my moving in to the loop from a wonderful lady in River Oaks who let me have early access to her moving sale. I haven't even scratched surface of reading through the 2 full book cases I aquired yet, I guess I have my work cut out for me. Some books I have enjoyed were the Lord of the Rings series, the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series, the Da Vinci Code, the Catcher in the Rye, Through the Looking Glass, Diary of a Drug Fiend, Cat's Cradle, A Clockwork Orange, and many more.
I rarely have time to watch movies any more, but some of my favorites in no particular order are The Big Lebowski, Grandma's Boy, Back to the Future, Die Hard, Anything by Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, or John Carpenter, Army of Darkness, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Star Trek, Serenity and Firefly, and many more than I can think of right now.
Music is the glue that holds the universe together, without it our world would crumble. With that being said I listen to just about everything from classic rock to the many various genres of electronic dance music.
Chuck Taylors, I'm flat footed, they are the only shoes that feel right to me. I have 10+ pairs. My favorites are my American made hemp Chucks and my UV reactive tie dye Chucks.
Transportation, because going on adventures on foot just doesn't get you as far. I currently have a Ford F-150 with a pretty sweet Ranch Hand ramming bumper. As much as I like being able to haul whatever wherever I wanna go and fearlessly ram anything that gets in my way, I am considering getting a second smaller and much more fuel friendly means of transit.
Friends, because who you share your life with is equally as important as how you live it.
Computers, well the interwebz to be more specific. I like being able to have the answer to any question I have about anything and everything I could ever possibly want to know answered instantaneously. I do, however, believe the smartphone revolution is a double edged sword, being able to educate oneself on any subject at any given moment may increase intellect, but at some level it has dumbed down the general populace in departments such as memory and navigation skills. Regardless, I still think technology is amazing when used responsibly and try to stay on the cutting edge as much as possible.
You like going to concerts and festivals on a regular basis.
You like to travel.
You consider yourself to be "strange" or "weird" or "eccentric"
You consider yourself to be perfectly normal and that the other 99% of the worlds population is "strange" and/or "weird"
You are an alien or have ever been abducted by aliens. It would be preferable if you had access to a starship, or at least the schematics to the matter/anti-matter reactor and the warp drive system or whatever it is they are using for faster than light travel these days.
You like to question authority
You just want to