It's scenarios like that which lead me to my fledgling hobby (possible eventual side-career) as a stand up comedian. Sure, everybody eventually is going to travel to the big spots, but how many people have seen the little nooks and crannies just around the corner that barely get cable TV signal? It's a strange life, but it can be quite fun.
Have you ever been in a really strangely decorated bar when, suddenly, a large plastic giraffe falls over and instantly draws the attention of the entire room? If so, I was the guy in the back yelling for a medic and a very large neck brace (true story.)
I'm the kind of person who's kind of hard to peg down in a "type", as I bounce around a lot. Not too many people I know have ever had to put a shopping bag from a comic book store in their locker at the gym... but it's definitely something I've done more than once. That being said, this also means I can generally find at least some common ground with most groups, which tends to pay off. If we can't find *something* in common to talk about, you may be a cyborg... not that there's anything wrong with that.
One of my resolutions this year has been to start just randomly trying things I never have before. This has already lead me to my first shooting range experience (hard to believe for an Alberta boy, I know). Rock climbing and sky diving are on the horizon, and I'm always looking for new ideas and cool people to take along for the ride.
I prefer to think that what I'm currently doing in my life is looking for the next experience, opportunity, outlet or relationship that can help shape the person I am OUTSIDE of the work day. I'm always on the lookout for something interesting to do, or someone interesting to do those things with. Sure, this attitude may never lead me to a spot on the fortune 500, but at least I won't be one of those guys on their death beds wishing they spent less time at work.
in terms of non-fiction: I'm borderline obsessed with the works of Sam Harris.
Music - My phone has at least A LITTLE of everything from rap, to country, to a band that plays pseudo-metal on cellos.... but the bulk of my favorites fall in the rock-ish spectrum (which is still like, 12 different genres really, lol). Some favorites are Foo Fighters, Halestorm, Stone Sour, The Bravery, The Dudes... I could go on forever.
Movies: Wow. I'm a huge movie guy so I could practically write a novel on this... but the real A+, must-have list includes... The Usual Suspects (if I had to pick one favorite, this is it), Repo!: The Genetic Opera, The Dark Knight, Chasing Amy (or anything by Kevin Smith, really), Three Musketeers (1993 version), The Butterfly Effect, Bang Bang You're Dead, Pan's Labyrinth, A Time To Kill, True Romance, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, most of the Marvel movies (yep, I'm a geek)...and I think I'll stop there before I go way overboard and scare everyone away with the length of this list.
Shows: South Park, The Walking Dead, Louie, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, and lots of stuff that's no longer on TV.
- My iPhone (since having one, I have no idea how people settle for anything else)
- Laptop (with internet connection)
- Friends / Family
- Pizza! (has a more perfect food ever been created? I think not)
....Yeah, I dunno, I'm out. I could probably survive with those 5.
Life's too short to let other people decide if you should do anything. If you wanna do something (messaging me or whatever else) go for it! You never know what could come of it until you try, right? ; )