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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Speech/Language Therapist
Location La Grande, Oregon, United States
Introduction I am a native eastern Oregonian, and have lived here 50 of my 62 years. I left at 20, but was back by age 32 to be near my parents to help them in times of need. I don't fit in politically here because I view things from a decidedly left wing perspective... but that's o.k. because I love the people, I love the area and for the most part I like living here. I enjoy family time, listening to music, reading books, traveling, bird watching, hiking, backpacking, watching movies, keeping up on politics, watching sports, sitting at the computer so much I get sores on my ass, and playing music... if you need a band for your party or celebration, let me know; I play keyboards and sing for a rock and roll band, and we do mostly "classic rock". (I also like to play guitar and bass and other instruments, but those are for my private enjoyment only!) I am mainly an agnostic/skeptic, but would consider myself spiritual. I work in schools and in clinical settings as a speech/language therapist. It is enjoyable work and it pays some of the bills. I have a rather unpredictable sense of humor, which can get me in trouble at times, but hey, is life worth living without laughter? I think not!
Interests Liberal politics, OCD, birds, agnosticism, skepticism, speech therapy, music, keyboards, guitar, cats, books, backpacking, hiking, Seattle Mariners, Oregon Ducks, jokes, scatology, laughter.
Favorite Movies Cannibal: The Musical!, The Big Lebowski, Baseketball, Napoleon Dynamite, Eraserhead, Wild At Heart, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Un Chien Andalou, Serial Mom, Dark City, Memento, Donnie Darko, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein, The Producers, High Fidelity, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Fifth Element, 12 Monkeys, Lord Of The Rings, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Austin Powers, Fahrenheit 9-11, Rat Race, Spinal Tap, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, A Fish Called Wanda, Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, Osmosis Jones, Dawn Of The Dead, Fight Club, South Park movie, Raising Arizona, O Brother Where Art Thou, Fargo, Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window, North By Northwest, Suspicion, Rope, Citizen Kane, Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Looney Tunes, Mars Attacks, The Sound of Music, The Navigator, Pi, Fiend Without a Face, Marx Brothers, The Abyss, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Destroy All Monsters, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Fight Club, Snatch
Favorite Music The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard, Frank Zappa, Porcupine Tree, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Warren Zevon, Radiohead, XTC, Lambchop, Dandy Warhols, Deerhunter, Catherine Wheel, Swervedriver, The Smiths, Sigur Ros, Yo La Tengo, Todd Rundgren, Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters, King Crimson, Slowdive, Lou Reed, Velvet Underground, Elton John, The Church, Yes, Nick Cave, Wilco, The Cure, REM, Neil Finn, The Verve, Tom Petty, The Beta Band, Foals, Annie Lennox, David Bowie, Boards of Canada, Echo and the Bunnymen, Do Make Say Think, Blue Oyster Cult, Coldplay, Steely Dan, Interpol, Portishead, Van Morrison, Arcade Fire, Elbow, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Cheap Trick, Tortoise, Explosions In The Sky, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Electrelane, Miles Davis, Brian Eno, The Feelies, Belle and Sebastian, Ths Shins, Mercury Rev, Austin Lounge Lizards, Wishbone Ash, Scott Walker, Santana, Steve Earle, Fleetwood Mac, Nilsson, Ozric Tentacles, Red House Painters, Electric Six, Teenage Fanclub, Sparklehorse, U2, Editors, Joy Division, George Winston, outsider music, George Carlin, Richard Barbieri, Faith No More
Favorite Books Philip K. Dick, Neil Gaiman, Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Eric Schlosser, sci-fi, Tolkien, Robert Charles Wilson, Kinky Friedman, Evelyn Waugh, Jonathan Lethem, Wordsworth, Steve Berry, Check Klosterman, J.G. Ballard, Arthur C. Clarke, William S. Burroughs, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Hunter S. Thompson, The Bum's Rush, Baldacci, Crichton, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, World Almanac, Uncle John's Bathroom Readers, Who's Who In Baseball

You get to ride the big roller coaster three times in a row. What will keep your dad from taking a bite out of your candy apple?

The fact that he is deceased, and has been so for 13 years.