-When I'm flat stumped, I'm not afraid to run for the nearest dictionary, map or reference book.
-I squealed like a little girl when Shelob stung Frodo. I hate spiders. Snakes are just dandy. Bats are cool. Most insects are OK by me. But spiders are the work of the Devil.
-I get good gas mileage, my warranty hasn't expired yet and I don't have too many miles on me. I could use a tune-up, though...
-I think that "Raising Arizona" is one of the funniest movies ever made. "Awful good cereal flakes, ma'am."
-I like to watch science shows. Even the really goofy ones. Gimme some beer and a little "Shark Week" and I'm a happy guy.
-I like to laugh. Peter Sellers, George Carlin, the Coen Bros., Woody Allen, Monty Python, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Christopher Guest, The Office, Fox News and "creation science" crack me up every time.
-I clean-up awful good when the mood or moment's right.
-I have never once uttered the phrase "My bad!" with any serious intent. I'm old fashioned. "Oops" works for me just fine. "Oh, shit!" is even better!
-I make a mean mix tape. Sure, these days, it's all done with CDRs and a 'puter, but I still subconsciously call them mix tapes.
-I like goofy, outmoded redneck phrases like "you can't polish a turd" and "that dog don't hunt". I believe that one's usage of language should be "colorful".
-I'll take you camping. Camping is fun. Especially in Indiana, where the "wilderness" is about as wild as Sunday night out with Barbara Bush (the old one).
-I loathe Neocons, so fair warning -- I can get a little worked up at times.
-Despite the items mentioned in this little list/disclaimer, I'm really a swell guy.