Nice to meet all of you. I am a native Southerner (although if you ask my family we'll say we're German) moving to Colorado to begin my Master's degree. My educational background is in psychology,…Continue
"From one "New Guy" to another, Welcome! I can really identify when you say "my path in live has meandered quite a bit". While I am not disappointed with my life, I do feel that I haven't accomplished anything. At…"
Nice to meet all of you. I am a native Southerner (although if you ask my family we'll say we're German) moving to Colorado to begin my Master's degree. My educational background is in psychology, and I may or may not decide to pursue a career in counseling or education. I am an avid fan of video games, horror movies, and anything to do with fictional end-of-the-world scenarios. I also enjoy tabletop roleplaying games.For various reasons my path in life has meandered quite a bit. I hope that by…See More
My big projects right now are learning to play the guitar, teaching myself German and Japanese, and writing a novella. I would like to start getting into better shape and learning some survival skills.
The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, and Watership Down by Richard Adams are my all time favorites. There are far too many others that I enjoy to list.
I enjoy horror movies quite a bit. It's crass, but my favorites are probably The Devil's Rejects and House of 1,000 Corpses. The Poughkeepsie Tapes is also excellent.
Right now I'm listening to a lot of My Chemical Romance. My younger sister is a big fan of theirs and I've begun to develop a taste for them. I also enjoy The Moody Blues, Gin Blossoms, and Jimmy Buffet.
Go forth and set the world on fire.
Be who you are and say what you mean, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Though they aren't common in the United States, Jjimjilbangs, Banyas, Onsens, and Hamams are a great places to hang out. This is a group for men comfortable in their own skin and appreciate the eastern ideas of public bath houses.See More
"OTOH, I went to high school with some fellows who were sartorial individualist. One guy wore Deerstalker cap (Think Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes) and an Ulster overcoat virtually all the time. One college buddy (politically to…"
Knitting and crocheting and,yes, macrame are necessary skills for the seaman. As is sewing. In the sailing ship days, you had to know it, because other than "the slop chest" you had to make and mend your…"
"Thanks Tom - good advice - I'm doing just as you said and keeping it close to the vest. Close friends only. No casual acquaintances, storekeeps, clients, etc. I don't wanna be The Walking Dead. Would rather be despised than pitied. :]
"The only thing I can offer is that I knew a man whom I considered stand-up guy. One day he simply wasn't there any more. He never told anyone except his wife that he had cancer and I never knew it. That's the stoic approach and it allows…"