I’m a bit of a southern gentleman, but not in the Rhett Butler/Scarlett O’Hara sort of way. Put simply, I was raised on the idea of respect and chivalry, and that coupled with lots of reading has gifted me with the heart of a romantic.
I’m an avid reader and writer, but I can just as easily get out of the house and see the world around me, given the proper motivation and lack of homework. I’m not exceptionally outdoorsy, as I had a bit too much of that back home in redneck country, but I am not adverse to nature either. In essence, I love adventures, no matter the form they take.
Anyway, beyond telling tales, I’m a fantastic listener, I just listen away. Pretty good at responding too, but I do my best to wait for a pause. I have been known to dabble in the arts. Martial and Fine, not black, I don’t look good in hats, so I’d make a terrible witch.
I have been told on multiple occasions that I have broad shoulders, but I’m not sure I truly know the meaning of the phrase. Seems like something people just say, and we all go with it so we don’t feel stupid. It’s like we’re in on some inside joke with everyone else, I mean you get it right?
Movies: I’m a sucker for historical fiction, so Braveheart is high on my list, but Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction give it a run for its money. Comedies are so very different from other movies, and for me Eddie Murphy and Seth Rogen seldom do wrong, and there is always The Big Lebowski.
Shows: TV with a pulse. Sherlock, Game of Thrones and White Collar top my list right now, but Son’s of Anarchy and, as cliché as it may be, The Walking dead are back on my list of things to watch. I love Archer for the laughs.
Music: Strangely enough, not very important in my life, but I’m from Texas so I am partial to Southern Rap. I also like various forms of rock and even a little classical. Love Chopin’s composing.
Food: Turkish, Mexican and Asian cuisines are my favorites, but I’m not picky. Most cultures make something delicious.
Friends – While most of the people in our lives are simply passersby, close and lifelong friends can be just as valuable as family. In a way, they are simply an extension of the former.
Fingertips – I love to tell stories, and have a tendency to forget to write them down. Fingertips come in handy to solve this issue. Typing up some notes or a bit of prose is their forte.
Distraction – Life can be overwhelming at times, and the very essence of beauty at others. When the beauty fades, having a good book, a fantastic show or a small project to work on can be beautiful in and of itself.
Laptop – The natural distraction for fingertips.
Books – Perhaps the most engaging form of storytelling known to humanity, books are not a want, but a need. Whether it’s the characters of George R. R. Martin, or the wit of Mark Twain, or even the adventure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I cannot live without books.