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What Interests you? Want to Play?

This is a nifty idea to get to know someone better. Why do you like what you like?
These were picked by blurofego

Russian blues - These are very sought after glass beads from the 1800's. Kind of a navy blue and tubular but also faceted. I own a couple dozen. They always bring good stuff when trading.

porcupine hunting - I got into this when I lived in Creede, Colorado. You go into the mountains at night with a spotlight. When you see a porcupine you shine the light in it's eyes which temporarily blinds it. Then your buddy throws a wool blanket over the stunned porcupine. It shoots it's quills into the blanket and runs off, hopefully missing your foot. (Did I mention you should wear tall boots?) Then you get a beer and spend the rest of the night picking quills out of the blanket and sell them in the morning to the Navajo traders down in Alamosa, CO. They were selling for $3 an ounce last time I went hunting in the early 90's.

transmogrification - Cool word yes? You could also say shapeshifting. I like the word because I saw it in a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. It's not really a hobby but something that happens when I journey sometimes.

poth - carocrow had to remind me of the meaning of this. For those of us with Bird Spirit Medicine, it means, Poop On Their Heads as in when people piss you off, you fly over and poop on their heads.

roadkill recycling - When I find animals, especially birds that have just been killed on the roadways, I take them home and remove all the usable parts. The coyotes get the stuff I can't use. But feathers, bones, talons, claws and fur all get reused or traded or gifted.

print making - In college I got good at making linoleum and woodcut prints. When I have the time I still enjoy carving and printing and then selling my good results.

pyrotechnics - Does this really need explanation? who wouldn't want the chance to blow things up legally? I'm not crazy, I just like to express myself with explosions!

Leave a comment and I will pick 7 of your interests for you to list in your own lj.




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Jul. 3rd, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
I'm not sure mine are as interesting as yours, but in the interest of ongoing education, go for it!
Jul. 3rd, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
You are one of the few people who doesn't list sex as an interest...I like that

bettye saar

messages from the universe

red headed boys

sufi dancing


Jul. 3rd, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
Re: You are one of the few people who doesn't list sex as an interest...I like that
I didn't list breathing either.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
Re: You are one of the few people who doesn't list sex as an interest...I like that
Hey, I was holding you in high esteem for that. I didn't figure you hated sex.

Jul. 3rd, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
I love the word Defenestrate.

It means to throw out a window.

By the by, have you sent the terror yet? :P
Jul. 3rd, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
Nope, It's been a whirlwind since I've gotten back. Things will be much calmer after this weekend though and I'll send it this coming week. Here are the 7 interests I'd like to hear about:

american gods

elfen lied



north carolina

shaun of the dead,



Edited at 2008-07-03 12:29 pm (UTC)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
American Gods
American Gods is one of my favorite books, it's written by Niel Gaiman. It's theological fiction: Gaiman exercises his belief that all Gods ever dreamed of have some sort of physical manifestation. Excellent novel.

Elfen Lied
A gory, brutal anime. Hard to watch. Beautiful music in the background. One of the only animes I like anymore. Too complicated for a synopsis.

Damn good guitars. I had one but sold it because I got tired of the floating bridge on it. Well-made, great sounding instruments though.

Accompanies biting, on certain occasions.

North Carolina
Where I went to boarding school for 2 years. Nice place. My kind of weather.

Shaun of the Dead
One of my favorite movies, it really shows what I believe a zombie invasion would be like. There would still be petty drama going on, but there would be some very difficult-to-deal-with situations as well. At the same time, it's very comedic.

My favorite way to take a tequila shot is the german way. Instead of using the lime and salt, have a slice of orange, sprinkle cinnamon on it, and that's your chaser. Tastes like sitting in front of a fireplace with hot cocoa.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
I just love Tequila or better yet Mezcal straight. It settles my stomach.

Jul. 3rd, 2008 10:30 am (UTC)
I love printmaking, too. I love wood prints in particular. The wood grain seems to have a life of its own. I love the effects you can create with carving tools. But I'll have to admit, I've used a Dremel for some of the finer details. I'm a fraud! LOL
Jul. 3rd, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
Ah, not so much. Tools evolve. You think soy based ink was around 50 years ago? I think as long as you are still using wood you are keeping with the spirit of the craft. Have you ever seen wood engraving? They carve out on the cut end of the wood where there essentially is no grain because it's coming straight out at you. You can get such detail but it can also be very delicate. Her are the 7 interests of yours I'd like explained?






the 10th kingdom


Jul. 7th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
LOL... for some reason, I missed the part where if we leave a comment, we're tagged, too.

Alright. I'll post about these. :)
Jul. 7th, 2008 09:09 am (UTC)
I am not sure what wood engraving is. I might have seen it in Germany, if it's what I'm thinking of. I lived on a USAFB there when I was a kid, and I remember SO much fine woodworking there.
Jul. 7th, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC)
Well if you took a log an cut it into round slices and then did your cutting on the round flat part instead of the curved part. Then you ink and print that. That's a wood engraving cut. Very fine detail.

Jul. 3rd, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
I really need to find that porcupine hunting cartoon and re-scan it and save it to The Internet.

Reciprocation for the win.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
Tell us about these:

apoptygma berzerk

cinematic titanic

goat launchers

oscar wilde


robot chicken

the fiery furnaces
Jul. 3rd, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Tell us about these:

apoptygma berzerk

cinematic titanic

goat launchers

oscar wilde


robot chicken

the fiery furnaces
Jul. 3rd, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
Apoptygma Berzerk: A punky-techno-rock band from Norway. Their early stuff is highly techno, but they've worked in the punky-rock in their last album which makes them even better. Have a listen.

Cinematic Titanic: MST3K version 2. I have both of their DVDs bought sight unseen the day they were released because I love these people that much. Their second movie, "The Doomsday Machine" arrived in the mail yesterday and I reveled in the bad movie goodness. See the Midwestern wackiness

Goat Launchers: Blame dragoneerl for this one. Wouldn't launching a goat from a cannon be cool? Don't you want to do it? Think about it: *BOOM* "Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa........." *thump*

Oscar Wilde: As I said in my Pushy Booklist post yesterday, he's a scintillating bastard and one of the best British writers ever. I will visit his grave one day. I will leave a rose and my deepest respects.

Placebo: My current favorite band. I first heard their album "Meds" when I was working at the radio station and fell in love. I went out and bought it--new, which is huge because I'm the queen of used entertainment--and it's still awesome. I based one of my Pandora radio stations on them. Have another listen

Robot Chicken: A show for My Generation. Seth Green (Scott Evil from Austin Powers) and a bunch of other guys play with their old action figures on television. Many of these action figures blow up. It's wonderfully bizarre. Another link for your perusal

The Fiery Furnaces: Another band I first heard while I was deejayin' it up. They're very weird and experimental, but I like it. They're definitely off the beaten path. This is the main purpose of MySpace, you know. Finding new bands.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)

Hee hee! Lucky for me, my listed "interests" aren't common at all with anyone. Hooray! I'm weird!
Jul. 3rd, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
bitin' & scratchin' mmm!

djeet yet


mönshof schwarz

st. beer coffee


the archangels & archdemons
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
Posted on my lj.
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