Friday, November 10, 2006

The Ubiquitous "50 Things"

I figure any random individuals who happen to wander to this blog as opposed to any of the other million-and-one out there may want to know something about the author. For those of you I dont get to see as much as I would like, or havent seen in years, consider this the "Cliff's Notes"

1 - I am indeed 30, and I am indeed in College.

2 - I have been signed to a major record label (Universal Records, may you burn in hell).

3 - The aforementioned signing to a major is precisely why I am back in college.

4 - I have been a music ed major, a computer science major, a media arts audio major, and am currently graphic design.

5 - I get much better grades now that I am older.

6 - I am deathly afraid of spiders, but I will stop my truck to move a snake out of the road.

7 - Speaking of my truck, the total worth of my fishing gear happens to be greater than its worth.

8 - I consistently catch catfish bigger than most 5 year olds.

9 - I do not consistently catch anything in saltwater.

10 - I am equally comfortable running my yap in a tackle shop, hanging out at Dragon Con, running ProTools in a studio, or laying down pwnage at a LAN party.

11 - Normality, Complacency, and Settling scare the fuck out of me.

12 - I'm a computer geek. I even bought a dremel just to mod my case. Yes, it does have lights on the inside just to look cool.

13 - My computer can kick your computers ass.

14 - My best friend has 4 legs and is named Nemo.

15 - Even though Jen likes to think so, he is not named after a cute little clownfish. I named him for the captain of the Nautilus in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

16 - I have a tendency to worry too much about what other people may think of me.

17 - I firmly believe Charles Schultz and Theodore Geisel are some of the greatest philosophers the world has ever seen.

18 - I am more likely to cry at the end of a kids movie or anime than I am at any other genre.

19 - I am a part-time Alzheimer's caregiver.

20 - Alzheimer's and its effect on my family furthered my dislike of the Bush administration for limiting stem cell research. Let him come take care of my grandmother for a week.

21 - Do not mistake my dislike of Bush for being a Democrat. If I had to vote on a party line, it would be the eternally flawed Libertarian. I vote on the issues.

22 - Cookie cutter people offend me on a level I cannot begin to describe.

23 - I am a musical snob.

24 - OK, so I'm a literary snob too.

25 - I am coming to the end of the worst fishing season ever. I'm also considering writing a book of the same title.

26 - I am addicted to the computer game Dark Age of Camelot.

27 - I feel I have lived more in 30 years than most people ever will.

28 - Life is easy. Living is hard.

29 - I have been called a walking dictionary. Its actually just a defense mechanism.

30 - I am terribly uncomfortable around children. I'm afraid I'll screw something up and break them.

31 - I have never been overseas, but that will be remedied in the spring for a friends wedding in Denmark.

32 - My stepfather has been more of a father to me than my biological father ever will.

33 - I'm not happy with my weight, but I cannot for the life of me force myself to do anything about it.

34 - Very few people that have come through my life will ever be considered more than an acquaintance...those of you that are truly my friends, thank you.

35 - I have been an alcoholic.

36 - There is nothing in the world like walking onstage to people yelling your name or your song titles. NOTHING.

37 - Being tall is an asset...people see me as more of a threat than I could ever conceivably be.

38 - I have been with my better half for 12 years. No I'm not married. But I will be sooner as opposed to later. She rocks for putting up with me this long and being there when it all fell apart.

39 - I am not terribly good at writing when I am happy/content. Maybe this blog will fix that.

40 - My most valued possessions in the world are my memories.

41 - Do or do not. There is no try.

42 - I carry around a suitcase of unspoken mind.

43 - 50 things about myself is harder than I thought it would be.

44 - Sometimes I sits and thinks. Other times I just sits.

45 - I probably own more toys than most kids. Have fun with that psychologists.

46 - I have 4 siblings. I wouldnt trade them for anything, even when I want to kill them. I'd hate for someone else to have the satisfaction.

47 - I'm terrible at staying in touch with people.

48 - I think too much.

49 - I tend toward situational ethics, and I really, really, dont like that about myself.

50 - I'm now done with this list. I'm going to bed.



Oob said...

Welcome! I enjoyed your 50 Things immensely. Was even surprised by a few of them, and saddened by one in particular. Please give your grandmother my love.

Band Director Guy said...

Hell yeah. N is in the house. More later- gotta go be domestic

Leah said...

Did you finish college? What happened after you were signed to the record label? It's scary going back to school at 30!