apologies for my slapped together profile. Also this thing rambles all over. Who i am to you will depend on how much of the stuff that i say you can remember at any given time, im generally thinking about how to improve so by the time ive said a thing i've probly already felt it was silly or childish somehow. buuut anyway, good luck sorting through this mess!
I've lived up n down the west coast all my life. started out in manitoba for two months (they tell me, anyway) then lynn valley 'til i was 10 or so, moved off to LA so my dad could work in hollywood (He built sets for movies) then kinda went between van and cali for a couple years. Then, for many reasons, my family moved out to the Kootenay lake area around when i was 15, 16 or so. that place is awesome and my parents are still there today. But it's a pain to find a livable future out there so around 20 or so i took off back to van, and have since (more or less) found my career here.
I feel i better mention that don't really expect to be whisked away by anyone i meet here, fall into some torrid romance. but i guess im here to see if there could be any compatriots, amigos, comrades, accomplices co-conspirators or baggage handlers (Hah!) available cuz almost everyday i go someplace, some new nook of the city and check things out. so shoes made for walkin' may be a plus.
usually when I'm shy at first it's because im not sure how my behavior will go over and i want to sort of get a feel for a situation. but really when i think about it, that's some baloney, and a waste of my time. so i try to go ahead and be myself n just hope that people like me will catch on to the things i say and do. but *sigh* sometimes (like, less and less) i get feeling all insecure as though whatever i do or say is unacceptable in some way, usually when i haven't had a chance to hang out with my friends for too long. but it happened to me when i left Nelson and first moved to Vancouver, see, my trade is carpentry so the people i meet through work are a bunch hrmr hrm K they're good guys n all but in the 5 years i spent working for a company i saw around 400 employees come and go and out of those 400 i met about 4 that i would consider a friend. sort of a low return so i guess i want to find a place for meeting people that i like. not to say that i don't like my coworkers, not the case at all, I really enjoy my job and am absolutely part of a team. having my ass saved by a buddy and being given the opportunity to assist or support in return, it 's awesome being a part of something way bigger than me. aanyway i was moved here from nelson and just going to work everyday n while rewarding i got feeling like all i was becoming was some dingleberry jackass who just works all the time and has no life at all. so after a while i started going home to nelson a lot or to Kamloops where i have other family, but thats just them n i really have no idea where to find people like me or even people that would put up with me for even long enough to meet me at all.
i like reading other peoples lists so im puttin one here :P
-I am the most un-photogenic person i know.
-I love camping. I got a Henessy Hammock.
-I've ridden a motorcycle across southern BC and can't wait to go everywhere else.
-I try to cook something new each week.
-mangoes are delicious.
-I prefer subtitles to dubbed. Those voice actors never manage to capture the proper emphasis, inflections or even tone. unless they got their own thing goin on.
-I think it's really smart to wear a helmet while skydiving.
-I believe that creative license is a sacred human right. So, to see what marvel has done in their movies is repulsive to me. It's like they never read a comic in their lives.
-I think Samurai Jack could easily take on the Ghost Rider.
-Grammar is a great way of helping people understand what the heck im sayin.
-I'm totally shy, but i like finding out about other people.
-Kiwis are delicious.
-I'm a terrible snowboarder, but i absolutely love hiking. I would be so happy to strap that sh*t to my back and traverse to some other place. my only concern is the ridiculous idea of standing on the thing and letting gravity have its way with me.
-I've read every single sci-fi book in the nelson public library. Then i went and found more.
-Rejection and i are old friends.
-Mike n Ikes are delicious.
Right now im saving as much cash as i can so i can buy a KLR650. Hopefully in time for a coupla sunny months this year and as the rain starts to come in (Oct?) spend whatever i can manage on a car. so really im trying to get away as cheaply as possible, which means me an my trusty bus-pass are goin on every single adventure Translink has to offer next weekend is sasamat lake, getting sick of the grind but there's a whole mountain range right there so ill be the guy with a blanket n some peanut butter n banana sandwiches crammed into a backpack for the next while.
i think i was practically raised on cartoons n comic books, at least half of what i know is straight outta samurai jack, transformers, G.I.Joe, Batman, Wolverine. I think maybe i could have taken a more serious approach to this whole reality thing, buut screw that. Then there was the music, like, ACDC, metallica, 311, Manson AND Munroe, sublime, ministry, chemical romance, dope, Motorhead, SPM, RevCo, Bootsy Collins, mixalot, eric B n Rakim, Rammstein, many others. I also have to mention that the first time i ever saw wolfenstein 3D was the catalyst to my decision to wholeheartedly become a gamer. I know a lot of girls think they're stupid but i say they've come a long way in the art of storytelling. even though the more intuitive concepts are becoming more and more rare.
I'm very much devoted to my own goals, even though they are loosely defined and often revised, these vague dreams of a better future for me are top priority. If you hinder me, that's probably fine. I'm always happy to learn of a new way or even just listen to a person thinking out loud. I think it takes a lot of patience and attention to know a person.
in all the time I've spent alive in the world, I've never in my life met anyone whose shear happiness comes anywhere close to mine. I think it's a condition that i will suffer for the rest of my life. Absolutely everything in the world is extremely interesting to me. Be it jack-ass bosses, weirdos on the bus, poison oak slappin me in the face, none of this can phase me (Yar!). No, really it probly would, but not for long. it was a bit of a trick learning how to behave while viewing the world through a wide grin, so i do sometimes hold back, but once I know that I'm with friends there's no more of that.
If you've read this far then thank you. So, here's some stuff i don't share with