And, yes, I really do go by Skwid.
I am geeky, social, and zany
I hope to one day rule as an Iron-Fisted Benevolent Dictator, and Fox News will be first against the wall. In the event that that plan falls through, I'd like to continue my travels in Europe and elsewhere around the globe, learn an East Asian language, write novels, and one day pursue an advanced degree or twelve.
I'm reasonably good at dancing, but I'm really good at lightstick dancing. Didn't see that coming, did you?
I can almost always find and embellish the rythym of a drum jam on my djembe.
I have an uncanny ability to spot almost any speling error.
I can set people up to call me on what look like mistakes, but are actually deliberate errors, and I think that's pretty funny.
I have sandy blonde hair but an auburn-red beard...I suppose that's pretty distinctive. I have more freckles on my shoulders than probably any two other people you know, but I don't often wear sleeveless shirts, so that's not a common one. I do get a lot of attention for my shoes, particularly the Doc. Marten's Black-and-White Oxfords I wear most of the time, but also for my Vibram Five-Fingers "toe shoes."
I listen to almost every genre of music except Country produced after 1965 or so, and Non-ironic Gangsta rap. Tool, NIN, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Cake, The Presidents of the United States of America, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Fatboy Slim, DJ Shadow, The Rogues, The Chieftains, MC Frontalot, The Beastie Boys, Tchaikovsky, Chant.
And yes, I listen to all of it on Shuffle. I'm a madman.
Favorite TV Shows: Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Star Trek: The Next Generation, House, Chuck, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and almost anything that's got a nerdy edge to it.
I've got to limit myself on movies, so I'll just give my top 5 (subject to change as the winds blow): The Lord of the Rings, Monty Python and the Search For the Holy Grail, Pulp Fiction, Beerfest, and The Fifth Element
Once again, far, far too many books to list. Here's some favorite authors whose books I've read within the past year, though: Neal Stephenson, Steven Brust, Terry Pratchett, Lois McMaster Bujold, Robert Jordan (it's like a sickness...somebody stop me!), C.S Friedman
If there's a cuisine that doesn't have a dish I love, I haven't encountered it yet. Pasta, Sushi, Ethiopian, Indian, Down-home Southern, Libyan, Thai, BBQ, Irish, French, Phở, Steakhouse, Homemade...I love it all. It's a credit to my restraint and metabolism that I'm a thin man.
*My iPhone (I listen to it probably 5-6 hours a day on average).
*The internet (it's a natural extension of my brain, at this point. Without wikipedia and imdb, don't you feel like you've lost functionality?).
*Plans for something fun.
Oh, I know. On a typical Friday night I am grateful. After all: it's Friday night, and tomorrow I get to sleep in!
You should especially message me if you have a suggestion or a question about my profile!