Sunday, April 15, 2007

Six Weird Things About Me

I was tagged by my friend, More Cows, to do this meme. So here goes...

Six Weird Things About Me:

1. I'm a huge Sci-Fi fan. I love Star Wars, most of the Star Trek series, the new Battlestar Galactica, and am a HUGE fan of the (sadly) cancelled TV show, Firefly. IMHO, the new Battlestar Galactica and Firefly are the two best shows of all time.

2. Along with my college roommate, I wrote and submitted a script for the TV show Star Trek: Voyager. Our script was entitled "Compassion" and involved the intrepid crew's encounter with an alien culture of telepaths whose world was decimated by the Borg (Lost? That's OK, it just means you're not as big a Sci-Fi geek as I am!) Anyway, the script was rejected, but I still think the episode was quite good. I really enjoyed the process of putting a script together, and the pleasant daydream of leaving this crazy job as a psychologist and becoming a hollywood script writer (oh the glory!)

3. "Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory" scared the bejeezus out of me when I was a kid. Who the heck were those Oompa Loompa guys, anyway?!

4. I have a strange fondness for certain kinds of action movies. Or, perhaps more accurately, for mocking said movies. Usually just by pointing out things like how hard it is for the bad guys to get good help, how the bad guys always seem to always have terrible aim, etc. An old friend of mine and I used to watch the "American Ninja" movies in high school and laugh hysterically.

5. Like my father, my sweet tooth seems to go in cycles. For awhile, I just really crave Breyer's Natural Vanilla. Then for awhile, I'll crave a Butterfinger blizzard from Dairy Queen. Then maybe it'll be something else. But it seems to last for like a week or two before I move on to something else. Even I don't entirely get this one. To a lesser extent, I go through cycles like this with other kinds of foods as well.

6. I'm an Eagle Scout, but I generally dislike camping, hiking, and "roughing it" kinds of activities. Why, you ask, did I become an Eagle Scout? Well, my father was a scout master. My older brother was an Eagle Scout. My younger brother eventually became one as well. It was an expectation in my family and a way of making my Dad happy, I guess.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Steve,

This is K (more cow's husband). She read me your responses to this meme, and I just had to say, "Speak it, brother!"

As a fellow sci-fi geek, it did my heart good to hear your responses. I just wanted to offer you a link that responds to your observation that bad guys are such lousy shots:

http://www.adpov.net/adpov-archives/

Click on the first podcast ("Bad Shots") to get a stormtrooper's take on this topic.

Peace,
K

steve said...

K,

Rock on, man! We fellow Sci-Fi geeks need to stick together.

And thanks for the link -- absolutely frickin' hilarious! My favorite movie on that topic (of the poor aim/ultimate lack of success inherent in being a bad guy) is "Rhustler's Rhapsody" -- have you seen it? The bad guys' realization that they cannot win "...because we are bad and he is good" ranks up there in my favorite movie moments.

Peace to you.

Steve

more cows than people said...

K says he's never heard of the movie (impressive!) and i certainly haven't either. Glad my love gave you a good laugh. He chuckled reading your comment too.

Cecilia said...

OK, loved the sci-fi answers, understood about the Borg and the telepaths, but even I must stand back and give geekiness its due respect. A submitted screenplay: I am not worthy...

Pax, C.

Stephen said...

Hey! I'm his college roommate! I want some of those screenplay props too!

(wait for the appreciation of the fanbase to wash over...wait for it...wait for it...and...)

Aaaaah.