Thursday, May 8, 2008


Picket up a meme from Chris regarding a few random things about myself. I'm skipping the health stuff & answering the rest of it broken down into categories.

Collections: Boomsticks, costuming props (some overlap there due to being a Browncoat...), slowly rebuilding my roleplaying game & movie collections.

Hats: A couple of ball caps, still haven't gotten around to replacing my western hat or getting a cavalier hat for the ren-faire costume I plan on doing.

Jewelry: Except for my Mjolnir, I don't wear jewelry. And even that is worn inside my shirt unless I'm in Viking garb. I don't even wear a watch.

First real book: The first non-kiddie book I clearly remember reading was John Gardner's "Grendel". When I was eight. Kind of a WTF moment for me back in the day. I'm sure there were others. I may have gotten my hands on Blish's Trek novelizations earlier, but that's the first one that really stuck with me.


Food: Bacon. Baconbaconbaconbaconbacon...

Colors: Dark green & earth tones.

Song: Depending on my mood, either "March of Cambreadth" by Heather Alexander (The bagpiped version off of the album "Midsummer") or "Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones. If I'm in a rare mushy sort of mood, then "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel or "Time Stand Still" by Rush will get the nod.

Poem: Gotta be something from Kipling. "Recessional", "Grave Of The Hundred Head", "The 'eathen", "Helen All Alone"... too many to choose from. It's horribly cliche' to say so, but Shakespeare's Sonnet XVIII ranks up there as well. I mean, really, how can you top that final couplet?

Movie: Gotta agree with Chris that "The Princess Bride" is my favorite.

Book: Mu

Soft drink: Dr. Pepper, which I make a point of NOT keeping on hand, lest I end up even rounder than I am already. Even worse, I discovered the Dublin, Tx version of Dr. Pepper on a recent trip to Austin. Twitch, twitch...

Coffee: CDM. Brewed strong. Black.

Coffee mug: Right now it would either be the big blue one labeled "Evil Overlord" I picked up at Gulf War XV, or the "Warning: Contains Polonium-210 in liquid suspension" mug I got from United Nuclear.

Favorite beer: Shifts around a bit, but currently Eel River's Triple Exultation. 9.7% by volume is a Good Thing.

Hard liquor: Laphroaig Quarter Cask. (Heh. The spell checker's first suggestion for "Laphroaig" is "Aphrodisiac"...)As far as booze I can afford on a regular basis, Tito's Vodka from Austin, of all places. Try it and you'll be amazed that this stuff goes for about $15 a fifth.

Wine: Not much of a wine drinker. Only one I've found that I can stand the taste of is Tokej Azou. At $40 per half-liter, it's not a regular indulgence of mine.

Ice Cream: Either coffee or dulce de leche.

Dessert: Again, Chris has good taste. Creme Brulee. Either I'm not as picky about it as he is, or we've just got better access to folks who know how to make it right here in New Orleans.

Cake: White cake with my family's recipe for chocolate frosting .

Favorite place: Chincoteague, Va. Heck, you could say the entirety of the Va. Eastern Shore.

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