5 things you don’t know about me
Jan 04, 2007 18:44:19

This dreaded chain has infiltrated the gaming blogs and it seems that I'm up. Raph tagged Tobold who tagged Relmstein who tagged Lauren who tagged me. (Looks like Heartless tagged me too so I'm doubly tagged.) I'll play along. Here is my list.

1. I hate rubber bands. While I do not exactly run in fear, I do have this constant fear that rubber bands will snap and hit me in the eye. I do not recommend shooting rubber bands at me. It gets ugly. If I'm wearing sunglasses or something, no biggie, but shoot a rubber band at me without allowing me to don proper eye protection and I tend to boil over. This is weird, I know.

2. I started my first game company at age 19. It was one of those now antiquated strategy play-by-mail games. (Yes, by snail mail.) The company never put a dime in my pocket but it sustained itself for about 3 years before we decided to fold it up. This was a far better education than college was.

3. I'm a vegetarian. This doesn't mean I have an agenda and think everyone who eats meat is evil. People ask me why I'm a vegetarian and all i can say is, "Pick a reason" because all the potential reasons you might come up with are probably somewhat true and yet no single one is an overarching reason for me. This makes eating out surprisingly difficult, but I manage. I break down about 4 times a year and have a huge burger or steak.

4. I'm not as calm as I sound. All of my adult life people have regarded me as being relatively laid back and I never could understand that. I feel like a high strung spaz, but apparently it doesn't show. When I told a friend of mine that I feel like a spaz he told me, "The voices on the inside don't count." That is an interesting observation that I never understood until I started podcasting. There's nothing like listening to yourself talk every week to open your eyes to the truths of your own personality. I do sound laid back on the podcast and week after week I'm shocked by that, because inside my head I feel quite excitable, or rather I am quite excitable, it just doesn't show and I'm not sure why. This continues to baffle me.

5. I don't believe in fantastical things no matter how attractive they might sound. This includes ghosts, reincarnation, time travel, deities of any kind, magic, moderate politicians, light beer, the Burning Crusade, country music, newspapers, Angelina Jolie and the stock market.

And now I must tag 5 more bloggers. Here we go: Renata, Ryan Shwayder, Steve Danuser, Cyan Bane, and John Smedley.

Submitted by Brent on Jan 04, 2007 18:44:19 CST (comments: 8)


'Very Fun Read...' by Saylah
Submitted on 2007-01-04 22:48:00 CST
I'm one of those people that think you sound so laid back. I think we discussed it once and I've even mentioned it to Brenden. Funny how that works.

The rubber band thing really had me laughing. I'd forgotten my own irrational fear of balloons. I'm always terrified they're going to pop.

'dude?!' by darrenl
Submitted on 2007-01-05 07:36:55 CST
Angela Jolie...come on??!!

Seriously though, good stuff. Yeah, you do sound very laid back. I use to be like that waay back in university. I remember one friend asking me, "nothing seems to phase you". Little did he know that inside I was panicking 24/7 :)

'Mmmmm Meat!' by Maess
Submitted on 2007-01-05 16:15:30 CST
Personal experience: Don't make Brent mad... He really hates it when you make cheese dogs in the microwave without a plate.

'Vegitarians...' by Kami
Submitted on 2007-01-06 05:32:14 CST
I have a long founded relationship with a vegitarian/vegan forum and whilst i myself am not either, i highly respect anyone who is. I don't know if you, like some i know, struggle day to day with it, but if so i wish you good luck. If your looking for good info hook up my guys, there on www.last.fm (search for the vegitarian/vegan group.)

Oh also, theres a Virginworlds.com page on last.fm now http://www.last.fm/music/virginworlds.com

'cool' by Kanthalos
Submitted on 2007-01-07 13:42:11 CST
I do think you sound really laid back most the time, except on some of the shows that you make guest appearances on, you seem a bit more "free." Both are good, and I like listening to you in both settings. Also, I love the way you casually slipped in Burning Crusade ;)

'thanks' by Brent
Submitted on 2007-01-08 19:19:59 CST
I'm glad you all had a few laughs (at my expense). I do hate rubber bands, but I forgot to mention the cheese melted on the bottom of the microwave. I hate that too. And DO NOT use a fork on my pancake griddle. Arrgh!

Thanks to Kami for adding the podcast to last.fm, that is super.

(Angelina Jolie cannot possibly be real. She's way too hot. I think she's just a CG program.)

'You are correct - she isn't real.' by Dathmar
Submitted on 2007-01-08 20:50:02 CST
On a Vanguard theme
Take a look at -
I know, I know - I have way too much time on my hands....but its the best I could come up with.

'You right!!' by darrenl
Submitted on 2007-01-08 21:48:42 CST
...she's not real. If there is a screenshot, it must be true....

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