Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Six Random Things

Here in the blogging world there's a thing called a "meme" which is a chain letter sort of thing designed to help fellow bloggers get to know one another a little bit better. Basically, someone comes up with a topic, such as "My 5 Favorite Horror Movies", makes a post on their blog naming their top 5 favorites, and then tags six other bloggers of his/her choosing who then have to make their own post on their own blog listing their own personal top five and then tag six others and so on and so forth. Get it? Well, over a week ago I was tagged by The World of iMike in a meme regarding six random facts about myself and I didn't really want to do it because I kinda don't really care for these meme things but i'm kinda bored right now and don't have much else to post so i'm gonna give it a go. I'm not gonna tag anyone at the end of this cause I really don't wanna make anyone feel forced to do it but if ya wanna do it, be my guest!

So here we go. Six random things about yours truly .....

1. Hunter S. Thompson Is My Role Model


He did excessive amounts of every drug known to civilized man. He started every morning with a cocktail of alcohol. He rode with the Hell's Angels. He blew his head off with a shotgun. Pretty fucked up person to have as a role model? Perhaps. But I don't idolize the man because of these things per se, I idolize the man because he lived the life that he wanted to and he left that life when he wanted to. You don't have to agree with everything he did and he'd be the first person to tell you not to agree with everything he did, but you can't help but feel envious of a man who had the courage to experience life in its fullest form without any rules or guidelines. For that, I respect and admire the good doctor and i'm proud to call him a fucked up role model of sorts.

2. (I feel that) Six Feet Under Is The Greatest Thing Ever Created By Man


I am highly confident that there is no piece of entertainment, be it a movie or a tv show, that will ever even come close to being as good as Six Feet Under was/is. I discovered the show only a couple years ago, after it had already ended, and i've already watched the full series almost three times now on DVD, introducing both my dad and girlfriend to it, who both also fell in love with it. It's strange because I feel so much better when I have the show in my life, which is why I continually go back and re-watch the whole thing again. I honestly feel empty and sad without it. This is truly a life changing piece of entertainment and I cannot urge you enough to dive into this beautiful and haunting series for yourself.

3. I Don't Have a Job


Jesus I don't have a job and I admire a drug addict, what the fuck is wrong with me! Aside from the whole Troma intern gig of late, I haven't had a real job (does selling shit on Ebay count?) for quite some time and i'm not even so sure it's because of laziness like you'd think. I've done some landscaping, i've worked at Blockbuster and King Kullen (all for pretty short periods of time) and i've hated it all every step of the way. I guess everyone hates their job and you just kinda suck it up and do it in order to survive, but I just can't seem to do that, which would probably explain me taking an almost 3 hour journey to do unpaid work at a horror movie company. I honestly don't know what I truly want to do with my life, but I know it's not something that takes place between 9 and 5. I'm fully aware that at some point i'll have to take that plunge and I may end up having to do something I hate for the rest of my life, but i've been trying to avoid it all costs and i've been trying to figure out what it is I really want to do with the rest of my days. I'm only 22 though, that's still young right? No? Can I just be Hunter S. Thompson?

4. Up Until I was 18, I Was Sure I Was Going To Be a Pro Wrestler


Yep, that was the plan. I've had a love affair with the world of professional wrestling ever since I was a youngin and the plan for me was that once I turned 18 and got out of high school, I was gonna head out to wrestling camp and start training to become a professional wrestler. Now I was always pretty fuckin small and scrawny, so I began to pump iron every day of the week in my basement in preparation for this dream, which is something good that came out of this dream because i'm now not such a scrawny little bitch, although I don't work out anymore. Of course, once I turned 18, I kinda fell out of the whole wrestling thing (I still watch though) and no longer wanted to do that with my life, but I can't say I didn't have a good time dreaming about it in my youth and the thought of someday being the world champion surely got me through many a tough acne faced high school day.

5. I Found Love On MySpace


Alright let's get sappy for a second. I wasn't gonna go here but how can I really talk about myself without talking about Jen. Can one find true love on the internet? I am living proof! So here's how it happened. One night I was cruising The Space essentially looking for women in my area to add and probably never message and you know the drill. I was lonely, what can I tell ya. I stumbled upon Jen's page and she was not only private but the picture of her barely gave me any hint of what she really even looked like. So why the hell would I choose to add that person? I still to this day have no idea but for whatever reason, call it fate if you wish, I added her. Like I said, I would add people and either just kinda fuck with them or never even message them at all and i'm pretty confident that I never would've messaged her at all. But a couple minutes later, I got a message from her asking if she knew me to which I slyly replied "No, but you're kinda cute". Smooooth! I didn't expect any kind of response to that but again, a couple minutes later, I got one. "You have a cool beard". Score! We never stopped talking after that. A week and a half later, we met in person. A week after that, we were dating. 10 months later, we got our respective initials tattooed on one another. It's now been almost a year and a half since that initial friend request and we're still together with no plans of ever not being together. I guess i'm forever in debt to MySpace and I hope this gives some hope to all you other lonely social networkers out there! It can happen!

And that's enough of that expose!

***Thank you dragonmanes for notifying me that I missed a sixth random fact! Oh well, what can ya do!***


iMike said...

Sweet Freddy glove. I still have to watch True Love! Never saw it!

Wings said...

Very cool list. Congrats on finding Jen.

I found my now-wife waaaay long ago when AOL and CompuServe were the Facebook and MySpace of their day. Total fluke we even chatted, and it just went from there.

14 years of wedded bliss this year. :)

Johnny said...

Well that is awesome. Congrats on that!

dragonmanes said...

Awesome post Johnny, you may have just won another future Six Feet Under fan, how can one not check it out after that recommendation?

When / if you decide to look for a job, I dont suggest selling protein powder.

I met my wife when I was drunk on Hot or Not posting stupid drunk pictures and laughing. I saw one thing in her description that I liked: "I like horror movies." Theres a bit of background to the site ;) Been together 5yrs and married 3, yay internet dating!

dragonmanes said...

Side note: Where is number 6? =D

Jason Takes Portland said...

Hey if you like Six Feet Under you should check out Dexter, it shares Michael C Hall and is a great twist on the serial killer/slasher genre.

Johnny said...

dragon - haha did not even notice I missed number six till you just mentioned it! Oh well!

Jason - I've seen a couple episodes of Dexter and really liked it. Have been meaning to get deep into it for a while.

thebonebreaker said...

Great Post Johnny!

I was going to mention Dexter as well - Hall rocks in that show!

EyeloveMetal said...

I know what you're saying about a show being good enough to almost brighten up your days when its in your life... I've probably seen the whole Sopranos season about 7 or 8 times.. and Six Feet Under is another one with a long run, so when you decide to start watching it again its around for a few months, which is awesome! But I think I may give SFU another chance sometime soon.

Oh, and you finding Jen online was a total fluke!