I'm 35 and I manage a comic book and gaming store in South County.
All my life I have wanted to be a writer of some sort. I love writing of all kinds, poetry, novels, articles, essays, short stories, scripts of all kinds ... hell even text messages.
I went to Lindenwood University and majored in creative writing for a while and then eventually switched to Philosophy which ultimately was far more satisfying. I love to learn and I spend a large portion of my life doing just that. Be it from friends or from mistakes.
I have a lot of friends who care a whole lot about me and about whom I care a great deal for as well.
Which brings me here.
35 years old passionately devoted to my work (all my work, not just my job), my life, and my friends.
There used to be a thing where they asked you to describe yourself in three words. The ones I chose were: imaginative, trustworthy, and contemplative.
Working a whole lot, some might say too much.
Trying to find the time in the little gaps between events in my life to take a good chance and look at how great I really have things.
Now I just need to find the time to start writing.
I am a pretty good writer, I am a fantastic story teller, I give really great massages (ask around), I am pretty good at making people laugh, I give fantastic recommendations ... movies, music, comics, novels, television shows ... most people seem to really dig what I point them towards so I guess I am pretty good at it. There is probably other stuff that I am forgetting ...
OH RIGHT! I am great at using ellipses, and oxford commas.
I love movies and am really big fans of the works of these directors: Woody Allen (Deconstructing Harry), Spike Lee (Do The Right Thing), Ang Lee (Ice Storm), Krzysztof Kieslowski (Red), Guillermo del Toro (The Devil's Backbone), Alfonso Cuaron (Y Tu Mama Tambien), Pedro Almodovar (Volver), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Amores Perros), Lisa Cholodenko (High Art), Gus Van Sant (Elephant), Atom Egoyan (Ararat), Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights), David Mamet (Spartan) . . . There are so many more.
I am an avid listener of music and am into bands like Shout Out Louds, Ours, The Smiths, Pavement, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Sondre Lerche, Built to Spill, The Doves, Turin Brakes, Dealership, The Violent Femmes, Elvis Costello, Elliot Smith, Mojave 3, Spoon, The Pernice Brothers, TV on the Radio, Frou Frou, The Stills, The Thrills, The Shins, Ambulance Ltd., Keane, StarSailor, Zero 7, Nick Drake, Cat Power, The Dresden Dolls, Regina Spektor, Nellie McKay, Bright Eyes, The Dears, Talking Heads, !!!, Action Action, Echo & The Bunnymen, Tom Waits, Morrissey, Blur, Do Make Think Say, Godspeed You Black Emperor!!, The Roots, The Beastie Boys, Sage Francis, Mos Def, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Imogen Heap, The Bicycats, A Tribe Called Quest, Peter Gabriel . . . shit tons of others
I wouldn't say that I am a gourmand or anything but I really like nice food when I get the chance. I love Sushi, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Thai (especially Pad See Ew) and when it comes down to it I can go for a good old burger and fries.
Also I probably work too much.