I've seen a tornado and been through the eye of a hurricane.
I've floated on my back in the Dead Sea and watched the full moon rise above the hills of Jordan to the east (magnificent) only to have the experience interrupted by 4 IAF F-18s split the air above my head.
In the summer of 1977 my Dad and I were on the Long Island Railroad on our way to a Mets game when the great blackout hit. NYC shut down for three days. It was really hot on that train.
I remain to this day a pretty intense baseball fan (A's).
I'm getting back into skiing a finally bought a Tahoe season pass.
I hate the sound of mosquitoes buzzing around my room.
Eggplant makes my mouth feel prickly but I love babaganush.
I've mountain biked Nepal and Sri Lanka. I've been all over Europe, to Israel, New Zealand (2x) and to 48 states - all but but Alaska and N. Dakota.
I appreciate BRC as much for forcing me to shut down all electronics for a week as I love it for its self expression and the kindred spirits in my 40 person camp.
At 24 I drove from Key West to San Francisco in 45 hours (accompanied). Beaumont, Texas is an awfully long way from El Paso, Texas.
As for you:
You're a slightly goofy hopeless idealist cemented in realism.
You feel deeply and strongly about things. You have strong opinions and a passion for *something*. You want to share - to teach (me). You're creative and a little edgy. I love self-expression. Be comfortable in silence. Be comfortable being open and present.
Once in a while be comfortable eating with your hands. Once in a while be comfortable eating your own words.
Trying to figure out why my garage door opener is always on the fritz.
I work in technology. Most days I love what I do and get to work with a lot of really cool people. I spent six years working for a non-profit but succumbed to bills and such.
A few days a week run through the woods behind my house for meditation as much as anything else.
Making people feel at ease - especially kids which is just as well.
I just discovered Keith Richards is good at this too.
I like physical books - the smell of ink. A bookmark.
Movies: John Hughes, Monty Python, Coen Brothers and Wes Anderson. I binge on Netflix.
I've gotten really good at going to the movies by myself - especially when it's to a little place by my house where I can sit on a couch and eat pizza.
Music: snippets - Led Zeppelin. Iron and Wine. Pearl Jam. Nick Drake. M. Ward. The Pixies. the Rolling Stones. U2. Smashing Pumpkins. The Beastie Boys.
Whenever I buy tickets to a show I buy at least 2 with no idea who I'm going to drum up. I figure I'll find someone.
Food? I have no idea what to do with this on account of the fact that I love food. I very much dig cheese, will kill for good fried chicken and love grilled asparagus. Mmmm - sushi.
My pillow - I get all screwed up if I have to sleep in a hotel without it. Sleeping in a tent is a different story.
the internet (yep. It's got something to do with my job. Besides, how would I check my OKC account without it?!)
My amazing pack of friends
...ellipses, parentheses and other parenthetical forms - especially dashes.
(Not withstanding the disclaimer...my brain, my heart and my kids.)
what I want to be when I grow up...
oh yeah, right...
Why I don't have any halfway decent pictures of myself.
Where you are (for real).
I absolutely suck at parallel parking. It's endlessly frustrating. How effing emasculating is that?!