TheWugglyUmp
46 Indian Orchard, United States
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My self-summary
Too intellectual, too emotional.

I drive trucks for a living. This is much like being a rat. Having to get into and out of mazes to earn one's cheese.

I am by disposition a philosopher. This is much like being a pig, rooting around in the dirt for things one suspects one has caught a whiff of.

Were I a leftist, I would be a failure, as I lack signallable virtues.
What I’m doing with my life
This "life" question is tricky. It turns out that while life is not intrinsically meaningful, it can, to a degree, be infused with meaning by persons determined to make it meaningful via actions of one sort or another. But it seems to me that the only people who are any good at making life meaningful are the ones who thought it was intrinsically meaningful and proceeded to live according to, and thereby create, the meaning that they thought intrinsically existed.

On a day to day level I
Get the bills paid, by driving trucks around, delivering valuable cargoes
Take care of two cats
Play the guitar. Very badly.
Spin clay on the wheel
Shoot many photographs
Spend too much time online.
I’m really good at
One thing that complicates making out a list like this is the possibilty that one might be capable of great self-delusion, or have a personal agenda that would be furthered by judicious self-aggrandizement, in either of which cases none of the claims one makes about what one is good at are to be believed.

Having presented potential emptors with these caveats, I claim that I may or may not be good at

Scrabble
Baking pies from scratch
Being so totally not a lefty or a righty I might as well be from another planet
Completely alienating women with the first sentence I speak to them
Celebrity voices including Beavis, Butthead, and John Lennon
The science and history questions on Jeopardy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Ones written by JK Rowling, James Herriot, JRR Tolkien, Ann Rice, and/or CJ Cherryh. When I was younger I read CS Lewis, Lloyd Alexander, and Carlos Castaneda. I haven't read any thing by Ayn Rand, at least not more than a page, insofar as she had something of a prolixity issue going on, but so many people on here seem to view her as the devil, that I think that if I were to have a daughter, I would name her Ayn, just to piss off my leftward friends.

Movies: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Forrest Gump, Ed Wood, Big Fish. Many flicks by Pedro Almodovar, Juzo Itami, and Woody Allen. Also Finding Nemo, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa, and The Incredibles.

Still pictures: Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Jock Sturges.

Paint, canvas, paper, ink: Modigliani, Klee, O'Keefe, Dali, Schiele, Bierstadt, Beardsley, Mucha.

Das Fernseher: Farscape, Star Trek, The Muppet show.

I really miss the days of going out to rent videos.

Sounds: The Beatles, Dan Bern, Jack White, Buckethead, The Cure, Siouxsie, Depeche Mode, Various Seattle bands, and a lot of other stuff.

Cuisine: About all that I don't like is the hot sort of spicy. I am also not all that into the cuisine of my ancestry, which over-emphasizes cabbage.
The six things I could never do without
Crushing My Enemies
Seeing Them Driven Before Me
Hearing the Lamentations of Their Women
Dark Chocolate
Red Wine
Sex
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The fundamental aspects of motivation. What human-ness is, in thought and behavior.

The left's twin religions of Social Justice and Climate change. Whether there's anything I could personally do to speed their consignment to the compost heap of history. A lot of people are working on a red pill for the left. I shall have to add my two cents' worth at some point.

Guitars

Guns

Cameras

What I feel like making at the pottery studio

Mortality
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes pretending to be a musician, sometimes not.
You should message me if
You're way too young and/or too pretty for me. It would also be nice if you were a formidable Scrabble opponent, had a disposition to wander about and see interesting stuff, were an adventurous eater, either have or appreciate or at least tolerate a sick and twisted sense of humor, and do not set yourself or anything else on pedestals.
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