To whit - Two years ago this month I was settling into the realization that I needed to quit my job with nothing lined up to replace it, and that this was the right thing to do.
Jump forward two months and I'm driving off, everything in storage except clothes for a couple weeks and my camping gear.
Fast forward to a year ago and I've sold the car, put the camping gear into storage, and embarked on a year-long 'round the world trip with a unruly gaggle of similarly adventurous folks. The plan was to start my own company and shift the focus of my career toward that.
And now - well, the travels are done for the nonce, the startup is shut down, and I find myself landed here in New Orleans! It's like the first day at a new school - full of potential new friends, experiences, and learning. Do tell - what's your name and which kind of frosting do you prefer on your cake?
And dogs. Dogs are awesome and I need one in my life again.
Being the awesome uncle.
Scrambled eggs. For reals.
Or does it mean personality-wise? I get a lot of people saying they're impressed with the breadth of topics I can talk semi-intelligently on. So... that seems like something people notice.
And I've had more than a couple people point out something along the lines of "snarky/sarcastic, but tells it like I sees it".
So, there's that.
(Is that snark? ;) )
Movies I flip between utter eye-candy summer blockbuster stupidity (turn the brain off and watch stuff go boom!) and watching the oscar nominees. Though to be honest I don't watch as many movies as I used to. I went on a Kubrick kick (that's a fun alliteration) a few years back. Since then I've seen maybe a dozen films?
Shows - House of Cards, Game Of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy (huh... noticing a pattern in the naming here). Futurama, Star Trek (ToS is "my" trek, but I enjoy most all of it as goofy fun), anything David Attenborough narrates. Mythbusters! Farscape. Most cooking shows where they actually teach you how to cook something.
Music! Ah... that's all over the map. Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Rush, Dream Theatre, Megadeth, Gojira, Transglobal Underground,Tengir-too, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Satchmo, Herbie Man, Perturbator, and about a hundred more.
Foodstuffs... I'd call myself a foodie except I don't like the somewhat exclusionist connotation that brings. I like a kraft singles grilled cheese with raspberry jam as much as Alice Water's Chez Panis, PB&J as much as the home cooked curry my friend Anand's wife makes.
You parsed that sentence.
You don't mind that I use words like "parse" in normal parlance.