My hobbies include writing fiction, trail running, shooting, hiking, photography, sky-diving, carpentry, rock-climbing, electrical work, long distance backpacking, interior design, base jumping, free diving, horse dressage, baking, competitive lumber-jacking, house-hold repairs, graphic design and lying about my hobbies.
If you message me, please put more than "Hi" in the message box! When that's all I see, I feel as though you have no interest in a conversation with me... and being the delicate and unique manly snowflake that I am, that hurts my feelings. All three of them that men are capable of.
Eventually I fully intend to take up writing as a largely full time sort of thing and indulge my love of my own voice by teaching.
However, if I had to say I had a super power, I'd say it was mediocrity. I have never met a single challenge in my life I have not been able to just barely squeak by with middle of the pack results on. It certainly makes for a great deal of fun, being able to badly mangle several foreign languages, declare that your favorite part of running a marathon was the part where you stopped running, and confidently state that you've felt mortal terror every last time you've jumped out of a plane.
I suspect they're trying to tell me I might talk a bit much. I would have vastly preferred if they answered with praise for stunning masculinity and remarkable good looks.
Favorite Movie: The Red Violin, I can't recommend this movie enough if you have the time and an interest in history. Ensure you have the subtitles turned on, however, as it crosses through decades and centuries and across several languages over the course of its remarkable story.
Shows: True Detective and Tosh.0, because sometimes you want to be genuinely immersed in spectacular acting and a twisting plot and sometimes you want to stop thinking and giggle like an idiot at amusing stupidity.
Music: Presently I'm enjoying The Builders and The Butchers, Parov Stellar, and Caravan Palace.
Food: A properly crispy on the edges chicken Chimichanga. Though, who could pass on a well made plate of Penne Pasta done so it's actually spicy?
And in a more general sense, something new to learn, a chance to make a difference even in a small way, and the color green.
That last is not so absurd as it sounds. I've spent months far out of sight of nearly anything but bare earth, dust, and rock. You get to the point that you're just stunned by the beauty of life when you get back and find green everywhere.
Suffice to say that it did, in fact, have pirates.
You should message me if you're a nerd with a zest for real life as well.
I'm frequently away for extended periods for my job. But I always come back with new stories to share and new ideas for adventures. And I frequently return with board games I've found or movies that simply must be seen.
If you're the one to play those games or watch those movies, or the one to go adventuring with me, send me a message!