Chris LaMay-West

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Writer disguised as a Financial Analyst
Location Vergennes, VT, United States
Introduction Originally from California, I recently moved Vermont, where I live with my beautiful bride and two fabulous felines. By day I'm a finance geek, and by night I fight evil as a writer and film-maker. I’ve been published in Kitchen Sink, Morbid Curiosity, various places online including the online edition of Opium, and have appeared on stage at Mortified. I am fond of loud thrashy music, Star Trek, people with geeky glasses and cats. My vices include black coffee, apocalyptic thinking and Dido.
Interests anamnesis, art, astronomy, Buddhism, cats, comics, heavy metal, history, independent film, Jung, making lists, osculation, presidential politics, punk rock, recovery, religion, rock music, space exploration, spirituality, UFOs, unexplained phenomenon, writing
Favorite Movies Adaptation, Chasing Amy, Close Encounters, Contact, Dogma, the Empire Strikes Back, Flirting With Disaster, High Fidelity, the Hours, I Love Huckabees, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Kill Bill, Kissing Jessica Stein, Knocked Up, Magnolia, Meet the Parents, Revenge of the Sith, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: the Motion Picture, There's Something About Mary, Velvet Goldmine
Favorite Music AC/DC, Belly, Frank Black, Black Sabbath, Breeders, Johnny Cash, Clash, Elvis Costello, Deerhoof, Tanya Donelly, Doors, Bob Dylan, Kristin Hersh, Hole, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Pixies, Prince, Raveonettes, Silversun Pickups, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Talking Heads, White Stripes, Who, Neil Young
Favorite Books I like to read fiction, non-fiction and spiritual books in rotation. Plus at any given time I'm probably also reading one or more volumes of poetry and a graphic novel. All-time favorites include: the Bhagavad Gita, the Dhammapada, Dry, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Foucaults Pendulum, the Illimunatus Trilogy, More Now Again, Naked Lunch, Post Office, Prozac Nation, Zen Flesh Zen Bones, and anything by Augusten Burroughs, Bukowski, ee cummings, Phillip K. Dick, Ginsberg, Kerouac, Chuck Klosterman, Thisbe Nissen, Sylvia Plath, Carl Sagan, Michelle Tea, Hunter Thompson, Robert Anton Wilson, Elizabeth Wurtzel, and Yeats.

The first time you had your shoes taken off - how surprised were you to see that you still had toes?

Reading this, i now wish this had happened.