I'm very good with all sorts of technical and mechanical things. I am a DIY junkie. I’m that person that goes out and buys the parts to make something rather than just buying the finished product to save a few bucks. I always have a few "projects" I'm working on.
I'm also a musician. Music is a huge part of my life. I've been a percussionist/drummer for the last 23 years of my life. I know that whatever happens music will always be a part of my life. It's an unbelievable experience to have a hand in creating it.
Check out my list of favorite tv/books/movies for more insight into my interests.
Some other facts:
I'm a PC.
I'm an introvert.
I'm pretty sure I have a sleep disorder. Not helped by my totally totally irregular schedule. I rarely go to bed before 4 am. If you're a morning person we might have some issues...
I am a true believer in "Be Prepared". I'm good at solving problems and staying cool in a crisis.
I try to live my life by this quote from Christopher Titus: "Step up or step aside". I have no regrets. If I had the chance to go back in time and redo my past, I wouldn't.
Parks & Rec. irl
Seriously, I run my town's Parks Dept. I get to do pretty much everything from administrative work in the office to being out mowing fields or fixing things. I love my job (which is why I probably spend too much time working and am on this site...)
In the past I have also worked in various food service jobs and as a line cook in a few restaurants. (and still have the scars to prove it)
I'm a freelance percussionist so I perform all over the place. I regularly play with a wind symphony in the metro-west area as well as various other gigs. I especially enjoy theater pit bands and generally get to do several a year.
My Concert Schedule
I also march in parades all over New England. So far I've done more than 100.
"Kitchen-hands" (being able to grab hot things and not get burned)
Computers & Technology
I do the EDC thing. (Every Day Carry) aka: I have way too much crap in my pockets all the time, but if you ever need pliers, a flashlight, or a tuning fork you know who to ask. Update: lost the tuning fork :(
Currently listening to Techno.
Recently I've really liked:
Really cool acoustic versions of 3 Turisas songs
Bastille, Ludo, more Ludo (It's a rock tango!, how awesome is that?),and Ben Folds.
At my old job we used to listen to Ludo radio and it was awesome. Or Summer Hits of the 90's. (Now at the new job we're stuck with crap pop/light rock radio..) Sorry, if you just listen to nothing but Top 40's pop or country, we might have issues....
I like rock, metal, classical, techno, basically everything except rap and country. Generally I will listen to anything though. I'm always open to new music.
One of my all-time favorite songs is "Ballet for a Girl from Buchannon" by Chicago
I'm open to suggestions...bonus points for non-standard instruments (bassoon, accordion) and songs in odd time signatures. (and more points if you know what that means).. Interestingly enough I've found a lot of great music through this site...(just wish I could find some great dates..)
Black Books, , Look Around You, Pitch Men, Mythbusters, Good Eats, Bill Nye, Titus, The Guild, Parking Wars, Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspections, Judge Judy, The Weird Al Show,, Spongebob, Ugly Americans, Father Ted, Red Dwarf, Family Guy, Futurama, The Red Green Show, Modern Marvels, Leverage, Undercover Boss, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Criminal Minds, Most cop shows, Food Network, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Random Science stuff
We Are The Night, Battle Royale, UHF, Employee of the Month, Scott Pilgrim, Tremors, Slipstream, Apollo 13, The Forsaken, Dance of the Dead, Penny Dreadful, Late night Horror/ Sci-Fi Movies, Zombie Movies, Vampire Movies, FEARnet
Overqualified (pretty much anything by Joey Comeau), Machine of Death (I really recommend this one), We're All In This Together (an Interview with Steve Smith of The Red Green Show), Scott Pilgrim, Battle Royale, Judge Judy’s books, Tom Clancy’s books, Lost Moon/Apollo 13, Failure is Not an Option, Harry Potter, Merlin, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Alton Brown, Cook Books, books about foodservice and restaurants.
The majority of my diet is carbs.
I get made fun of at work because I have multiple bottles of hot sauce stashed away..
You haven't truly tasted pancakes until you've made them with 99 bananas.
My next project I'm working on. Buying a house.
I tend to do my best thinking while driving.
I'm not a big club/party person but occasionally I'll go out to the bar with friends.
There's probably more you could figure out based on my answers to some of the questions if you're really nosy... ;)
I'm not really looking for casual dates without the possibility of more.
You know what ASMR is and/or you experience it.
Want to come see a musical or a concert for free? (And not mind the fact that I have to be there 3 hours early...)
How about marathon all the Harry Potter movies. I've only seen the 1st and 5th and I just re-read the books.