By temperment, I suppose I could be viewed as a naturalist with some odd quirks. My sense of humor is a fluid thing that helps keep me alive, or at least passably sane, my communication skills...are different, to say the least, I have an inquisitive side, and occasionally flaunt definance ('bout all I have to flaunt; not real pleased about that, if there's room for a foot note.)
Now for the disclaimer stuff (the "dorky & damning", as one friend likes to label it.) Sometimes I'm forgetful. Ok, a lot of times (I think...?) I sleep-walk too much, or so the evidence suggests. Occasionally I like corny things, I used to watch He-Man as a kid, but obviously didn't watch it enough, as I'm about 1/5th his size. Animals don't usually scare me--and I try not to frighten them. Screws up my photographic efforts. I never learned to play any musical instruments (damn), and I have no super-special abilities (that's a tough one to accept, for sure..). Think that about covers it. Oh yeah; and I'm blonde (sometimes....but not now).
**Books, I'll read anything, from horticultural practices, to some of the Goofy Foot Press's finest work. These days I find myself reading a lot of non-fiction stuff, unlike in my younger years (they were filled with the likes of Goodkind, Roberts, Koontz, King, Sanford, Baldacci, Davis, Roberts...I can't even recall a small percentage of it--that's sad. What the hell was the point??) I can read about anything, and I spend a decent amount of time freshening up on light composition and landscape photography, to night photography, psychological oddities in human behavior, birds, to the finer points on woodworking. Pick something; if I don't have any books about it...well, damn--I guess I'll have to go shopping! :o)
**Movies...it helps to have a worthwhile story. I enjoy documentaries, and educational-based programs. GOOD (and I say good, because any true sci-fi fan knows that's a real rarety due to cost, typically) sci-fi or fantasy film will find favor (think Avatar, if you're unsure), a good scary one hits the spot, too. A good thriller is also hot candy. Good comedy & feel-good stuff. I try to remain open; movies are just little peep-holes of imagination from someone else's fantasies, usually, so...if you don't give it a chance, you may miss out on something of value, and I do so enjoy a good story.
**Music?--um...that's fairly broad, getting more-so all the time, it seems. Where I live now makes it a little tough; a lot of my tastes aren't....LOL, real fashionable, shall we say, and I don't have a lot of friends that favor in my tastes, so...I tend to do a lot of solo searching for eardrum bliss. There's really no rhyme or reason, I'm more of a song-by-song snatcher rather than a group follower, so...perhaps it would be easier to just put a couple songs down that I could listen to at ANY time. Stumblin' In--Suzi Quatro, Charlotte--Air Traffic, In the End--Black Veil Brides, Banquet--Bloc Party, I'll Take the Fifth--Dallas Wayne, I Want the World to Stop--Belle & Sebastian, For Tonight You're Only Here To Know--The Distillers, Tunnel of Love--Dire Straights, Don't Be Funny--Dragonette, When it Rains--Eli Young band, Crash--Fit for Rivals, Bad Moon Rising--Fogerty, Hurts So Good--Mellencamp, Electric Eye--Judas Priest, Tracks you Left on Me--Ed Bruce, Halfway Gone--Lifehouse, Gimme Sympathy--Metric, Always Love--Nada Surf, 8:00 a.m. Departure--The Perishers, One Hundred Sleepless Nights--Pierce the Veil, She Loves You--The Beatles, But Tonight We Dance--Rise Against, Love Me or Leave Me--Rooney, Nothing--Saliva, etc x 10 to the 31st, or some crap. Obviously, this is one goofy conglomeration. If you can appreciate it...goddamn, that's gotta' mean *something* (feel free to enlighten me as to what, while I muncheth on some grapes...um, tasty...)
I can't even think of a fraction of it (the music, not the grapes). It's much, MUCH easier to list what I...wouldn't find just groovy, genre-style: not big on rap, industrial, jazz and I can only stand a limited amount of country, as I generally prefer more....I don't know, things of a different tempo (I say this, and the last two nights have been a quest for good 50s & 60s vintage country...go figure!). Country has it's place with me, but it's more specific. Judas Priest (I guess the band, too; they rocked), I don't freakin' know..
**And food; ah, yes, who could forget food. Uh....food to me is more an energy source and necessary time-out than it is a passion, but I DO love certain foods. Things you can't strike out on; salmon, shark, trout (ok, most fish, those just happen to be some faves), most rice dishes, birds of about any feather, numerous fruits, though strawberries, black berries, blue berries, raspberries....all will be accepted with extra glee, many wild game, veggies such as broccoli....I don't know. I like a lot of Spanish dishes, Italian, some Danish ones, some Asian. I have some shirts that mention things like beavers & clams, so chalk one up for *southern dishes*. Bottom line?..cook it up, and see. If I don't like it, we can always pitch my ass in the kitchen, and see if I start a fire (sometimes I....over do it on the carbonating..)
In another frame; obviously, I have children, and they're the loves of my life. I'd really *prefer* not to spend the rest of my days walking the Earth as a single dad, but it has been brought to my educational attention that being a single dad is not like winning the Wimbledon Cup--no one's going to cheer yer ass on, or salute you, maybe not even acknowledge you. So, I am aware of popular preference, I'm also aware it must be like staring into a pond literally brimming with bright silvery fish darting everywhere (not in the pond I'm looking into, though.. What happened to MY pond?? I see....hum...my reflection...and....and that's it? Just a frickkin' black pool of water?? *cynical laugh* Come ON... Awl, that's...that's just special. Truly. *rubs eyes* ..........glances to his left... "What the....?--what the @!#%...???" :-O "Oh my God!!!--Ah!!!!!!!" *tugging on his hair. "I spilled my @#!king hair dye solution in the pond!! Errrrrrr!!!" *bites down on a pencil--HARD. Son of A bitch....looks like it's time to find another pond....... :o/
I guess one of the best and most obvious reasons; if you like an interesting reply. One-liners aren't really my thing--unless it's just THAT moment...like dropping your car keys down a storm drain on your first date. Then.....then I'm your man. *o)
PS Here's as good a place as any to mention the peckers. (Got yer attention now, eh?) Yeah...lots of 'um--an absolute schwank-a-thon. Close to two dozen of the feathery beasts. Some of the peckers are rather hefty, some somewhat diminutive, but they all need love. So if you've got pecker/s and love....that's one more good reason to stop by and say hi. No peckers?--no roblem. No love?--no peckers for you.