Patrick

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Gender Male
Industry Fashion
Occupation Nuclear Engineer
Location Walnut Creek, CA, United States
Introduction I've never been about flowers or candy or that kind of junk, although I must admit I've always admired the ease with which some dancers can simply toss a sword and cry, "Est-ce un poignard que je vois devant moi?" God those were the days. Now life is filled to the brim with grenades and rye, with molten steel and Care Bears, and with all manners of butter biscuits. I yearn for simpler days, when a canoe was not so canoe-ish, and when a man and a woman could solve for acceleration due to gravity in public without fear of being smacked with a fish. But alas, those times are long since past. In the meantime and in the spitefultime, we must continue to endeavor to persevere.
Interests science, reading, satire, movie making, football, golf, darts, baseball, turkey with gravy, Battleship, Risk, large amounts of foreign electronics, the usual
Favorite Movies The Princess Bride, The Magnificent Seven, The Man Who Knew Too Little, A Fist Full of Dollars, A Few Dollars More, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Saving Private Ryan, Pearl Harbor, The Usual Suspects, Die Hard, Toy Story, Twelve Monkeys
Favorite Music They Might be Giants, Modest Mouse, R.E.M., The Offspring, Mark Knopfler, The Proclaimers, The Decemberists, Taranchula, Bad Religion, Simon and Garfunkel, Red Hot Chili Peppers, AC/DC, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Kaiser Chiefs, Chopin, Dire Straights, Flight of the Conchords, Cake, Dead Kennedys, "Weird Al" Yankovic
Favorite Books The Hobbit, Ender's Game, The Great Divorce, Six Great Scientists, The Martian Chronicles, the Bible, Animal Farm, Mere Christianity, Jurassic Park, Of Mice and Men

When you've got water stuck in your ear, how do you get it out?

With sweet song and the promise of sugary goodies, the sound of rain waning and waxing in intensity while falling on the roof and the smell of warm cocoa on a winter afternoon, the latest musty novel purchased at bargain price from an book sale at the local library. No, wait. I use a cotton swab.