Recently liberated from the world of High Technology, now focusing on What Comes Next and writing science fiction novels while doing it.
Stand Up kind of guy. Decent head on my shoulders.
Ridiculously incurable romantic. Massive nerd. Love child of Optimus Prime and Jonas Venture, Sr.
I dig on tea, cats, comics, costuming, and generally nerdy things. I like personal responsibility, social equality, the democratic process, and Bernie Sanders. I also like Hillary Clinton. It's possible to do both. Ask me how!
I think women's clothing should have more pockets, and am all about smashing the pocketarchy.
Give me the whole package: romance, family, silly dance numbers, waffles.
- This has come up a few times in recent weeks, so it needs to be said. Ladies, I love dogs. Pooches are awesome. But I am *crazy* allergic to all but a handful of breeds (a few terriers, daschunds, and the like... smaller dogs, mostly, really). The rest... I can only handle many of them in short doses, and the shots do nothing. Of course, I am totally willing to put up with that sort of discomfort for someone who is awesome and groovy and fabulous.
Also, I have a not-so-secret affection for The Muppets.
I am literate, comedic, and a huge fan of otters.
You will probably beat me in miniature golf, but that doesn't mean I won't try!
Taking some time to get my compass back on track after spending thirteen years in the world of High Tech. Before you ask - this is a deliberate choice. If I'm going to go crazy, it's going to be on my terms, damn it. I've also serialized the alpha draft of a science fiction detective novel online. It's called "The Widow Wore Gold," and apparently some people like it. Woo!
It's questions like these that cause unrest, you know.
At work, I am almost never without a cup of tea.
I'm not sure what that says about me.
Movies - I recently added Antonio Banderas' Automata to the list of movies that I consider amazing. The chocolate bar scene ALONE. Wow. Other favorites... The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Oh, okay, anything with Bill Murray. Give me a Mel Brooks film, and I'll be happy as a hungry man in a steak house.
Music - I think Post Modern Jukebox is amazing and I will fight anyone who says otherwise. With laser sharks at dawn. I dig Gorillaz, AC/DC, Pink Floyd and a host of other groups. I'm currently really fond of Kamelot, Monster Magnet, Mumford and Sons, Atomship, Seatbelts, Weird Al, and Cake. Evanescence, Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Kaiser Chiefs, Scissor Sisters, and The Killers are pretty damned spiffy, too.
And, frankly, it blows my mind that Skindred doesn't get more airplay in the 'States. These guys are fantastic, you don't even know.
Food - I'm mildly allergic to onions, but I love garlic. Go figure. I've recently come off of a mostly-vegetarian diet, having run into some issues surrounding it and a long talk with my nutritionists. It's cool if you're vegetarian, vegan, or omnivorous. I can cook just about anything. Because I'm wicked cool like that.
Otherwise, I'll eat just about anything I'm not allergic to. Sadly, I am allergic to shrimp. Boo. If you bring me British confections, I will love you forever. Mmmm. Jelly Babies. I have more types of tea in my house than most people have pairs of socks.
By the way... I totally cannot do without sock monkeys.
Wondering how to make my cat mellow out around new people.
Whether or not I can justify the dessert. (The answer is usually "yes.")
I am not only a super hero, I am also a mad scientist and quite possibly in possession of a cranky blue box that's bigger on the inside than out.
Okay, seriously, it depends on what's going on in the world. I could be doing anything. I admit I'm something of a homebody, but I can be found at the movies, taking ballroom dance classes, or hosting a video/board/card game party. Who knows?!
(For the record, my crew is DEADLY with Cards Against Humanity. You have been warned.)
Lately I've been hitting the new patisserie around the corner from my house almost every day because I really like the music they play. I'm pretty sure they think I'm addicted to their macarons (they're right), but the music is a big part of it.
Does anyone actually read these things? I mean, really? Two points to you if you read this part, and send me a note with the word "Centaur" in the title. I'll thank you and say "Thanks for reading all the way through!" It'll be wacky.
Previous secret things!
I often find myself wondering why, when you spot a spider on the wall, it immediately freezes in place. It's almost as though it's saying to itself "Crap! The jig is up!"
I have no great love for Stephen King. There, I said it. I liked his older, shorter stories. The original Lawnmower Man short story was brilliant. But his longer stuff... it does nothing for me.
Sad, but true.
Also, for some reason, people seem to think that just because I don't drink, don't smoke, don't do drugs, can't stand bars, and don't peruse the meat-market nightclubs that I'm some kind of bland, vanilla, boring nerd with nothing better to do than stay in on a Saturday night.
To this I say: Bwaha. Haha. HA.
Got a question? Ask me!