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My self-summary
I'm a rockstar nerd, a closet humanist, and a mutant with a worthless superpower. I've been all over the planet, speak a few different languages, and grok several religions in their fullness. I switch from completely taciturn to loquacious at the drop of a hat. I wear my heart of stone (it's basalt, I think - with the olivine inclusions weathering to iddingsite as I get older) on my sleeve. I love cities, yet live in the country. I hate computers, but my house is full of them.

Oh, and as for the name, although I love the mythological trickster archetype, I'm not one. I'm also most certainly not a shape changing demigod, although if someone has an idea of how I could make that happen, I'd love to hear from you.

I am lazy, amusing, and strange
What I’m doing with my life
I'm working a nerd job, while trying to get a handle on music production. I've been attempting to learn to play the trombone recently. Lately, I have also been contemplating going to law school, as law is an aspect of the American experience that I have no understanding of.
I’m really good at
I don't know that I would say that I am really good at anything. I tend to be a jack of all trades. I'm reasonably good at: Fixing (or building) computers, retaining enormous amounts of useless information (fear me in a trivia game), cooking, consuming enormous amounts of media, offensive humor, playing guitar, bridging social circles, and on and on. I've been told that I throw myself pretty heavily into anything that I'm really interested in. The classic unmotivated student that teachers always shake their head over. Oh yeah, and I rule at almost any video game having to do with martial arts.
The first things people usually notice about me
I think people usually notice that regardless of what I am wearing, I look like a hit man. Also, strangely, whenever I go to a ska show, people always ask me when my band is going on.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Wild Sheep Chase (Murakami rocks), the Tattoo (McKinney), Good Omens (pretty much everything by Neil Gaiman, actually), I Lucifer (Duncan), the Perennial Dictionary of World Religions, Gun With Occasional Music (Lethem should go back to sci-fi), the Hyperion series (Simmons), Fight Club (Palahniuk also rocks), the Bel Canto (Patchett), the Tao Te Ching (Lao Tsu in the house), Please Kill Me: the Uncensored Oral History of Punk, and 1.0x10^9 others.

Movies: Delicatessen, Office Space, Dune (the Alan Smithee version), the original Star Wars trilogy before Lucas butchered it, Rashomon, Dead Man, Titus, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, 500 Days of Summer, Spirited Away, Fight Club, Snatch, Steppin' Razor: Red X, the Breakfast Club, Hellboy, Casablanca, Hackers, the Usual Suspects, Blade Runner, Mediterraneo, Mirrormask...you know those film nerd quizzes? I'm pretty good at those.

Music: Jane's Addiction, the Specials, Operation Ivy, Peter Tosh, Soul Coughing/Mike Doughty, the Sundays, Sublime, Bad Brains, the Misfits, Sarah McLachlan (pre-lilith fair), Lyrics Born, Immortal Technique, Toots and the Maytals, the Original Wailers, Let's Go Bowling, Madness, Ministry, Sisters of Mercy, the Smiths, Sean Paul, Hepcat, Joy Division, Radiohead (before they turned into Pink Floyd), Tool (before they turned into Pink Floyd), the English Beat, Don Dummond, Prince Buster, Company of Thieves, Neko Case...Did I meantion that I absorb a lot of media? I recently discovered Jill Barber thanks to the tracks released at SXSW this year. I think I surprised my band last week when they came over and found me outside drinking a beer, and listening to country music.

Foods: Vindaloo hot enough to be used to strip paint, chicken mole, evil jungle prince, teri beef if done correctly, jerk chicken, fried plantains, real balasmic vinegar from Modena, orange chicken from pretty much anywhere, a burger from Clark's with blue cheese and bacon, fresh uni, carpaccio, escargot, etc. I like food.
Six things I could never do without
1. Music 2. Beauty 3. Art 4. Friends 5. Freedom 6. Interesting conversation
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I've been pondering music and music production a lot recently. I also wonder if America will ever be able to pull up out of the disaster that the Bush administration as dumped on us. I spend a lot of time musing on the seeming necessity of religion in many people's lives. Often, I find myself attempting to devise a strategy that would allow our society to fix our education and health care systems. I worry a lot about the effects of globalization. Sometimes I have a little bit of difficulty shutting my brain off.
On a typical Friday night I am
Depends on where I am. On the Big Island, I might cruise at home watching tv/movies, or if there is something going on, head out, preferably not as the the designated driver. On Oahu, I might head out to dinner with some friends, or sidestep that and head straight to one of the bars that we hang out at. I'm particularly fond of the Hideaway, but I don't say no to playing tourist and hitting the Royal Hawaiian either.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Recent circumstances have forced me to re-examine my concepts of interpersonal relationships, and mortality. (See earlier statement regarding heart, sleeve, etc. - I don't really have any significant secrets). Also, I never liked Nirvana.
You should message me if
I sound interesting to you, I suppose.
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