GeneralI consider myself a writer. I'm supposedly pretty good at it. That's had few commercial consequences to date, but I'm working on it.
I'm a middling cook. Better than most people, but not exactly professional caliber. Give me some random raw ingredients and I'm more likely than not to be able to make something with them.
MusicEverything. Yeah, you and everyone else, but what do you really listen to? I've got a weird weakness for alt-country, although that little genre seems to be backsliding into rote real fast. I've been into the indy hipster stuff lately. That doesn't mean I don't dip into the Malian dance hall or Cuban jazz from time to time.
I used to have a super long list of things in this section, but I hadn't changed it for several years. So I'll just tell you I listen to a shitload of music.
MoviesDVDs I would own if I owned DVDs: The Magnificent Seven, The Sixth Sense, Unforgiven, Garden State, The Castle (Australian), Evil Dead 2, Groundhog's Day, High Fidelity, The Pink Panther, Son of the Pink Panther, Dude Where's My Car?, Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, The Fifth Element, Heat, others to be named later.
TelevisionBattlestar Galactica. Yeah, if you haven't seen it, sounds geeky, right. Androids, spaceships, big fighter battles in space. It's actually a brilliant metaphor for the current conflict in the Middle East.
The Wire. The Wire. The Wire. It's all the problems of one city, top to bottom all wrapped up in one tv show. It's a cop drama, a political thriller, a coming of age story, a romance, everything. There has never been a better TV show, or one that's had the same sort of redeeming social values as The Wire.
Alton Brown is the coolest geek in the world. He's like Mr. Wizard with a spatula. Every time Good Eats comes on, he'll tell me what I am an amn't supposed to be doing, and generally what I'm supposed to be doing is the exact opposite of what my mother always did.
BooksDouglas Coupland is my hero, although his work seems to be deteriorating in terms of optimism lately. I keep thinking somebody needs to go check on him, maybe give him a cookie basket or something.
I think Science Fiction has tremendous potential as a literary genre and horrendous execution. Connie Willis may be the only person currently putting out work worth reading. But boy, is it worth reading.
Neal Stephenson stopped being a science fiction writer awhile back, even if his stuff is still stuffed there in bookstores. But he's always great, and may secretly be elevating himself to legendary status.
I've got a strange weakness for Karl Hiassen. He's not the best writer in the world, but he's highly entertaining, and inspires visions of firebombing campaigns in overdeveloped Florida.
Nick Hornby's probably one of the better writers working right now. Strangely enough, most of the movies based on his work have turned out pretty okay as well.
Jonathan Lethem will hack your brain.
And China Mieville will turn it inside out.
HeroesAlan Moore, Bugs Bunny, the 'rents, the Ghandi-Lincoln-King Jr. usual suspects
About me:Eh, you already know me or it's not important.
Who I'd like to meet:
- Status: Single
- Hometown: Huntsville, AL
- Orientation: Straight
- Height: 5' 9"
- Ethnicity: Other
- Religion: Atheist
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: environmental inspector
Washington State University
2001 to 2005
- Pullman, WASHINGTON
- Graduated: 2007
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Humanities (Botched Architecture)
Indian Springs School
1995 to 1997
- Indian Springs,AL
- Graduated: N/A
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: High School Diploma