|Birthday:||October 9th |
|Race/lineage:||White / Caucasian|
|Location:||United States, Virginia, Las Vegas|
|A.K.A||aceinit, Chloe, Mark, Ralph, "that girl who meows"|
|Wanna Chat?||If you add me without telling me ahead of time, you will be blocked. I reserve my messengers only for close friends or people looking for something besides idle chatter. I am seldom online and do not have time for it. Please send me an email ahead of time or state in the introductory message who you are and why you want to be added. If you don't ,and I don't know you, you will be blocked. It also takes me three days short of forever to respond to emails, due to my limited online time.|
|Relationship Status:||Single - Never Married|
|Family Info:||One imiginary cat named Chester. One certifiable, overly-worried Grandmother. Six cats: Arthur (aka Tardasaurus Rex), Emerald (Mistress of the PWNage) Juliet (The Warlord), Napoleon (who thinks his na,e is Rabbit), and feral ninja twins Scarlet and Bogart. One neurotic 17-year-old Papillon mix named Sadie. |
|Astrological Sign:||Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 23)|
|Smoking:||No. But not bothered by it|
|Liquor:||Social drinker. One or two|
|Exercise:||Walking to the car only|
|Your Home:||Live with pets|
|Biography/About:||The obligatory goals and aspirations are to somehow become fabolously wealthy from my mediocore profession and move to either New York City or Las Vegas, where I will happily spend my days pretending to play musical instruments on the street in exchange for quarters and small bills.|
|Dislikes:||A vast majority of the human race, especially that select group between the ages of birth and 21. Customers who don't understand the meaning of "we don't do that here."|
|Interests:||Solitude, a good book, a quiet place to write something that might almost be meaningful, collecting art supplies with the eventual intention of putting them to use.|
|Body Size:||Few extra pounds|
|Height:||5' 5" (165 cm)|
|Hair Color:||Sandy Blonde|
|Hair Style:||Wavy - Medium|
|Piercing Info:||Five holes in each ear.|
|More Details:||Scar on my upper thigh from where I slashed my leg open with a box cutter while trying to pry the lid of a "refillable" ink cartridge.|
|People/Heroes:||Mom, Tara, Xaos, Cambria, Jon Stewart, Hunter S. Thompson, Stephen Colbert|
|Books:||The Gargoyle, Flesh and Spirit, Breath and Bone, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Kiss Me Judas, Good Omens, Sharpe's, The Dark Tower, Harry Potter, Burnt Offerings, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The English Assassin, The English Patient, A Million Little Pieces, Melusine, The Virtu, The Mirador, Corambis, Sookie Stackhouse|
|Authors:||Will Christopher Baer, Stephen White, Bernard Cornwell, Laurell K. Hamilton, Neil Gaiman, Chuck Palaniuk, Douglas Adams, Hunter S. Thompson, Daniel Silva, James Frey, Sarah Monette|
|Music Genres:||Anything except techno and bluegrass (although bluegrass covers of rock and/or hip hock are the pinnacle of awesomeness)|
|Bands/Artists:||Tori Amos, Live, The Tea Party, Bond, Museum, Matchbox Twenty, Trisha Yearwood, Clay Walker, Poe, Alanis Morrisette, Train, 3 Doors Down, Aimee Mann, Poe, Diamond Rio, Alabama, Kenny Chesney, Shinedown, Nikka Costa, Fiona Apple, 30 seconds to Mars, Lennon Murphy|
|Albums/CDs:||The Beekeeper, From the Choirgirl Hotel, Lost in Space, Haunted, Born, Shine, More than You Think You Are, Extraordinary Machine|
|Songs:||Gotta Knock a Little Harder, When I'm Gone, Bright Lights, Spark, Sweet Dreams (Tori Amos), Hey Pretty, Seven Bridges Road, Take it to the Limit, Sweet Home Alabama, Fortunate Son, Down on the Corner, I Can't Say No, Lightning Crashes, The Dolphins Cry, Kashimir, Sleeps with Butterflies, Heaven Sinner, Bitch, Corners of My Mind, Use Me Up, Hollywood Nights, Must Must, The Gates of Istanbul|
|TV Shows:||Boston Legal, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, The Job, Eyes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Reno 911, Charmed, Stargate, SG-1, Sports Night, X-Files, MASH, CNN Headline News, Animal Cops, Ice Road Truckers|
|Movies:||The English Patient, Alfie, GoldenEye, Tombstone, King Arthur, Fight Club, Lord of the Rings, Mememto, Die Hard, Don't Say a Word, Gun Shy, Great Mouse Detective, Point of No Return, Three Kings, Secret of NIMH, The Usual Suspects, Croupier, PCU, Stargate, Chicago, Secretary, Sin City, Lord of War, The Dark Knight, Get Smart, Watchmen, Pan's Labyrinth, Con Air, The Illusionist, A History of Violence|
|Actors:||Sean Bean, Ralph Fiennes, Clive Owen, Angelina Jolie, Jude Law, Viggo Mortensen, Denis Leary, Hugh Jackman, James Purefoy|
|Games:||World of Warcraft, Phase 10, Gloom|
|Pets/Animals:||cats, hedgehogs, an unnatural obsession with freshwater fish|
|Cars/Motorcyles:||2007 Saturn Sky|
|Quotes:||Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think., Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omenem mihi dabris,ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam., When all your love is gone, who will save me from all I'm up against out in this world?', I reject your reality and substitute my own, Your world view violates my sense of zen, I am not a hero in soul and never will be, but I am better than I was.|
I don't blog anymore. This is nothing against Blogdrive. They remain awesome. I don' blog at all, really. I know you hadn't figured that out on your own. The inspiration just isn't there. I'm trying to keep my rantspace to myself. I won't be deleting this bolog. There are a few posts I adored from author authors here that have disappeared by the wayside. I'll keep this up on the off chance that any of mine have made a similar impression.
There are a few social networking places I still frequent. If you are inclined, you can find me here:
Occasional Madness Tumblr, which will gradually...
Wait, It's 2010....!?
I guess it's about time I stopped Twittering and stopped by to update this place. A lot of things are going on and some of them might actually be interesting. There will also be a story about how I lost a tooth and gave myself a concussion.
Since I last blogged, I've done a fair bit of travel, seen some strange (and stranger) sights, and done some other stuff. We shall try to go from the beginning, or maybe not.
I work in real estate now. Have I mentioned that? I got a temp job for my current company back in August, and they hired me full time a few months later. I still have no idea...
A Public Service Announcement from The Occasional...
There are a lot of more important things I could be updating about right now, but I'm not going to. Later, maybe, but not now.
This is just a friendly public service announcement from The Occasional. If you live in the US, do not use Regions Bank. Ever.
Why? You ask? Because in this time of economic crisis when people are missing payments and defaulting on loans, credit cards and everything else left and right, Regions will actually punish you for being a good customer.
Say what? No, really.
I managed to pay my car loan off a couple months early and got slapped with extra fees...
Of Rum and Coconut Monkeys...
Because some conversations are too priceless not to repost. This one will have me cracking up for quite a while to come.
Pieced together over 2 days of Tweets.
vegaszombie = Zombie
curtinparole = Winston
ocasionalmadnes = Me
curtinparloe is saddened to learn that Twitter doesn't stop when I log off for a day. Aren't I important enough or something?
OcasionalMadnes @curtinparloe Twitter stops more often than you think. You just have to start coordinating your personal stoppags with it.
curtinparloe @OcasionalMadnes But updates used to synchronise around me, and they've...