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Gone, Daddy, Gone

The Misadventures of a Professional Adventurer

Name:
Mister Gone
Birthdate:
18 July 1978
External Services:
  • mistergone@livejournal.com
  • Graudnov AIM status
  • 13235148 ICQ status
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I'm Chuck. I live in Pittsburgh. I'm 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 years old. I'm not quite your average Bohemian slacker, but I'm close. I write, I create... and I like to think of myself as an artist (a comedian and performance artist par excellence), but really, all I have to show for it is a few stories and Master Ninja. People often tell me I'm a man of many skills - a "Renaissance Man", I'm told - but that's just what comes from a lack of focus and a love of learning.

I like pop culture. I was a psychology major with a double in philosophy. I graduated. Now I make the interwebs pages work gooder. I love games - everything from World of Warcraft to silly board games to Dungeons & Dragons. I mostly spend nights with my wife, daughter, and friends... and mostly I don't use LiveJournal.

I'm a pretty positive guy, although I'm often moody and bitchy. I spend a lot of time in introspection, trying to figure myself out, and the rest of my time trying to figure everyone else out. I enjoy who I am, what I do and where I'm at in life, no matter how much I complain. Really, I'd rather be a personification of an ideal - like maybe the Totem of One-Liners - but until then, I'm a pretty interesting guy.

Before you ask (and people do), you can read my Livejournal, comment in it all you want and most certainly add me as a friend. Why do you ask me these questions? If LJ lets you do it, then I must not mind if you do it, yes? Makes sense to me.

And Three...er, Five Pieces of Wisdom from Socrates:

"Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others."

"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity."

"Think not those faithful who praise all your words and actions but those who kindly reprove your faults."

"The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them."

...and, of course...

"By all means marry - if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."

And one more from dreamer Mitch Hedberg...

"See, I'm a dreamer, man... And when I was a cook I'd always work with people who weren't dreamers. I was cooking at this restaurant and I put a hot-dog on the grill and my kitchen manager came over and he said, 'Mitch, put the hotdog up here in the right-hand corner of the grill so in case you get a whole bunch of orders at once, you have all this space available.' See, that's how I knew he wasn't a dreamer, `cause the day I give up my dreams is the day I have Strategic Grill Locations. A dreamer has a philosophy: The entire grill is hot."

Here are the last 10 songs I've listened to (probably):

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