JOSEPH AT A GLANCE

Theatre.  Video games.  Linguistics.

Bam.  Those are the three things I can spend an entire afternoon talking about. Chances are that any post I make on this blog will fall into one of those three categories, but this is by no means a rule.

I’m sorry to say that, if you were expecting some semblance of a fandom blog, you have come to the wrong place.  I don’t SuperWhoLock or anything like that.  The only television programme that I have watched ardently that has what one might call a “fandom” is How I Met Your Mother.  I’ve seen every episode (and how I adored the earlier ones, particularly), but, even then, I wouldn’t say I’m that devoted to the series.

Other things I enjoy are music (and I’m a bit of a musician myself) and terrible/wonderful puns.  I always have time for a tune by The Beatles, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Who or Pink Floyd (to name a mere few).

Let’s see… I’m a bit of a deadpan snarker, I spend more than my fair share of time giggling like a schoolgirl at memes, I compulsively quote Spongebob around certain people, I have a weird habit of personifying every dog I encounter, I have a deep, primal love and fascination for rain and thunderstorms and I have been known to enjoy a good Nerf war.

I have ASMR.  (If you don’t know what that is, I won’t explain it here, but a quick Google search will tell you everything you need to know.  Who knows – you may have ASMR yourself.)  I love watching ASMR videos on YouTube to help me relax or fall asleep.

Three things I’ve always wanted to be more involved in are cosplay, LARP and a cappella singing.

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and is often the only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning (or afternoon).  I mix cereals on occasion and actually prefer my cereal soggy.  On a related note, I am almost always in the mood for Denny’s.

When the spirit moves me, I can be athletic.  I don’t do sportsball anymore, but I’m usually game for a nice, long run or bicycle ride – when it’s warm and pleasant, that is (which, in Central New York, totals about two months in the year).

Pool parties and roller coasters are fun, and if there’s one thing I truly miss about being a boy scout, it’s the exhilarating mountain hikes in the Adirondacks.

You might say I have fun-loving ambidexterity.  I can have a good time chilling inside, goofing around in Grand Theft Auto or watching the latest videos from Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter – but I also love a good, high-octane outdoor adventure (low-octane and medium-octane are cool, too).