This section is brutally open-ended. How does anyone know what to write here?
My "My Details" lists me as being 35. This is factually correct, however, I don't identify with being 35 in any way whatsoever. Not that I haven't had 35 years of life experience, I just don't feel like a middle-aged person. I go on Facebook and see my friends from high school posting pictures of their teenage children and that really weirds me out. I suppose it doesn't help that I went straight from high school into the job market and then decided to go back to college recently. I am surrounded with college-aged people, so I kind of identify with that age. Most people say I look like I'm in my mid 20's and that's pretty much the age that I feel.
I think there's probably people out there that would look at my situation and say that I've missed the boat. By this time in my life I should have a 401k, a wife, a house, a dog, kids, and a mortgage. I see it differently. After I graduate this fall, I have an entire planet's worth of opportunity and experiences to choose from. I could go be a yak-herder in Siberia, or work on a fishing boat in the Caribbean. I see my future as one of vast opportunity and certainly don't feel like I've missed out on anything.
So, I have had 35 years of time on this planet and in that time I've experienced quite a bit. I've lived in Seattle, California, Massachusetts, Indiana, New York, and India. I've been a line cook at a German Delicatessen, a carnival games barker, a corporate 9-5'er, and a video game designer, among many many other things. I've been on midnight drives to Tijuana, robbed at knife point while working at a gas station, and purchased black market DVD's at a seedy underground mall in New Delhi. I've lived and experienced a lot in my time here on Earth, and I'm in no way finished.
I think perhaps the best way to describe myself would be to say I'm a giant ball of contradictions. I'm a fiscally conservative, socially liberal capitalist. I'm strongly antitheist but am fully aware of the good that religion is capable of. I believe in the basic goodness of people but am also painfully aware of the selfishness of humankind. I'm cynical and logical, but open-minded. I'm kind to strangers and animals but have little compassion for people who I feel have created their own problems. I absolutely detest crowds but felt extremely comfortable amidst the billions of people living in India.
I'm smart, funny, charming, and a good conversationalist. I enjoy a good conversation on any subject, provided my partner can do so without getting emotional or upset. I enjoy learning. I like teaching myself new things, like keeping saltwater aquariums, fishing, programming computers, chess, or playing the guitar. I might never be considered "really good" at any of these things, but I think my interest peaks at a certain point where I'm satisfied in my level of knowledge on a subject and something else interesting comes along. I also enjoy learning about politics, history, biology... pretty much anything I find interesting I will research for my own edification.
In my free time I like to: fish, bowl, shoot stuff (nothing furry), geek out with some video games, watch terrible movies, go on adventures, and hang out with friends. <---- Did you see? An oxford comma! Fancy!
Also... I Reddit. I'm not obsessed with it, but I think I should put that in here somewhere.
I'm getting pretty good at fishing actually. I started teaching myself last summer and I've gotten to the point where I rarely come up empty-handed. However, I don't really like the taste of fish so I always put everything I catch back...
You know, there's a fishing show on TV. They catch the fish, but they let it go. They don't want to eat the fish, but they do want to make it late for something. -Mitch Hedberg
I'd like to think it's my eyes though. I have very very green eyes.
I really enjoy finding new songs and bands through non-traditional sources and sharing them with my friends.
Telemetry Orchestra - Suburban Harmony
Previous "Today's Songs"
Pinback - Fortress
Stars - Sleep Tonight (Junior Boys Remix)
The Spinners - Rubber Band Man
The Walkmen - Another One Goes By
Mobius Band - The Loving Sounds of Static
Jose Gonzalez - Killing for Love
World Party - Ship of Fools
Beulah - Calm Go the Wild Seas
Sloan - The Other Man
I Heart Sharks - Summer
The Decemberists - Summersong
Red Balloon - Hubtone
Damien Jurado - Sheets
Lemon Jelly - Ramblin' Man
The Stranglers - Golden Brown
The American Analog Set - Cool Kids Keep
Screaming Trees - Ash Grey Sunday
R.E.M. - Orange Crush
La Luz - Damp Face
Dirty on Purpose - No Radio
22-Pistepirkko - Birdy
The (International) Noise Conspiracy - Capitalism Stole My Virginity
Souls Of Mischief - From 93 Till Infinity
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
The Long Winters - Clouds
Duran Duran - Ordinary World
School of Fish - 3 Strange Days
Rogue Wave - Temporary
The Kinks - Living on a Thin Line
Food: I can't really handle spices that well so I tend to stick with American or European stuff. Also, I have no tolerance for milk... I don't know what it does with its free time, but I'm just not gonna put up with it. I do like Chinese and Japanese as long as it's more turf than surf. I'll try anything at least once. Then I'll say... "Yes, that tastes exactly as horrible as I thought it would." (This happened frequently in India)
6. Sprite (and don't try to pass off some Sierra Mist as a suitable replacement. It is not. Sprite is made out of lemons and limes and love and rainbows. Sierra Mist is made out of burnt dog hair.)
P.S. This is a joke.
Anyhow, next door was a store called "Stuff and Such" so we had to go. Quite possibly the saddest thrift store I've seen. It was like if you went into a 80 year old woman's house who just randomly put price tags on crap in her house. For example, there was an entire table of dirty McDonald's happy meal toys.
Next Friday? Who knows? An adventure most likely.
Also, I don't have a uvula.
I'd really like to find someone who has a sense of humor. I've been playing to some tough audiences lately. I know people have different senses of humor, but if you can't laugh at Airplane... I just... I just don't know.