|Location:||Galesburg, Illinois, United States|
|Yahoo! ID:||sweetcougar41 (Add User, Send Message)|
|Bio:|| "We are all creatures of the World. And as such, we should strive to be as Solid and Dependable as the Earth. As Light-hearted and Free as the Air. As Formless and Adaptive as Water. And as Intense and Passionate as Fire." - By Me (Inspired by the Bruce Lee "Water" analogy)|
I am a creator in the body of a destroyer. A nerd trapped in the body of a football player. A poet trapped inside the body of a warrior. And a Viking trapped inside the American culture.
I'm a big, brawny kinda guy, but my joys in life come from more intellectual pastimes such as reading, writing, art, psychology, logic, philosophy, strategy and role-playing games. I've come to terms with my mind and body and tried to find a good balance between this keen, creative intellect, my gentle soul (with a bit of a dark-side), and this big, brawny (but somewhat clumsy and accident prone) body. I have a very strange sense of humor and eccentric tastes, but I tend to be very considerate and tolerant of others as long as I am afforded the same courtesy.
Spiritually, I am what may be considered, for lack of a better term, a Neo-Shamanist. I don't believe in a "god" per say, but rather the energy of the universe and of all living creatures and how everything is interconnected and influenced by each other. In my own opinion, "god" is simply a label created by humans to explain what they cannot explain or understand through the means they have available to them at the time. And that religion in all its shapes and forms are simply the organizing and building of a social structure around a particular belief or explaniation of how things work. If you want to know more about my beliefs just ask me. Unlike religions, I don't try to force or push my beliefs on anyone. If you want to know more... Great! All that I ask is that you have an open mind and heart. I will respect your views and beliefs as long as you show me the same respect. Along those lines, I also maintain a LJ-community called neo_shamanism so check it out and join if you wish :)
In my more mundane life, I work at a retail recieving dock, loading and unloading trucks. I am also a live-in assistant for a blind man. Its kind of a nice balance between manual labor and helping people. So I guess its good for the body and for the "karma", but it sure doesn't pay very well *lol*. I am pretty much working there to pay the bills and have some fun money while trying to get my writing and designing career off the ground.
Well, thats about it from me, feel free to check out my journal. Most of it is public, with some of the more personal entries friends only. I tend to try and post once a week or so. Sometimes more (sometimes ALOT more!) and sometimes I may skip a week or two (but thats pretty rare).
I tend to post a little bit of everything. Current events and updates, the all dreaded meme and quiz results, things I want, things I am pissed off at, etc. I try to keep the drama to a minimum, but I still have moments of drama and the occasional rant, but everyone does. Still most of it is fun and lighthearted and (hopefully) interesting. Feel free to friend me, I will more than likely friend you back.
"Hope for the Best. Prepare for the Worst. Expect the Unexpected."
And since I am beginning to post some of my writing and poetry on here, I suppose I better make the following announcement *clears throat*
ANYTHING written in this journal is my intellectual property (unless stated otherwise) and may not be reproduced unless proper credit is given. All poetry, short stories and other creative writings are copyrighted to me and may not be reproduced unless I have given you written consent. E-mail me if you wish to use or reprint any of my work. Thank you.
Mythbusters and Mythtoon userpics Courtesy of ladycrim, Bugs Bunny Bullslap courtesy of evilgrins, and Wolf_growl, Devotion, and Leap icons courtesy of wolf_moonshadow
|Interests:||141: 10 minute theater, 80s cartoons, ac/dc, ad&d, affection, alton brown, amusement parks, animal spirit guides, animals, anosmia, anthony bourdain, anti-censorship, art, artistic people, asian food, bdsm, being a hermit, big cats, bizarre foods, bondage, books, bruce campbell, bruce lee, caffeine, calvin & hobbes, cartoons, cats, classical music, comedy, conan, cougars, creative writing, creativity, cuddling, curvy redheads, dogs, dr who, drawing, dungeons & dragons, dyscalcula, evolutionary biology, exotic foods, fallout 2, family guy, fantasy, finding my own religion, firefly, freethinking, gaming, geeky women, genghis khan, george carlin, george orwell, going to museums, good eats, great white sharks, gurps, hard rock, he-man, heathen, hiking, hugs, individuality, intelligent women, iron chef, j.r.r. tolkien, kinky sex, kiss, lactose intolerant, lewis black, logic, looney tunes, lord of the rings, manowar, mead, meditation, mongols, monty python, morrowind, most kinds of music, mountain lions, movies, mystery science theater 3000, mythbusters, mythology, native american culture, native americans, nature, neo-shamanism, nipples, no reservations, non-linear mechanics, non-linear systems, norse mythology, pagans, pale redhead girls, philosophy, poetry, psychology, publishing, r.a. salvatore, reading, red dwarf, redwall, renaissance faire, robot chicken, role-playing games, rpg design, rpgs, rsrs, runes, sarah brightman, sci-fi, seafood, shamanism, sharks, snuggling, something positive, south park, spanking, spooning, star wars, strategy games, sushi, sword and sorcery, swords, table top rpgs, the hobbit, transformers, trivia, trying new things, valkyries, video games, viking metal, vikings, weird al, wild game, wildlife preservation, women, writing, zoology|
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