Turning 30 - it can happen to you!
- DOB: Somewhere between the last aired episode of the original "Star
Trek" and before the recording of "American Pie" ... the Beetles had
already ... Woodstock was just a distant ... Oh, nevermind. 5/2/71.
- DESCRIPTION: Floating head (a la the OSC book, Wyrms.) Hair:
Green and orange. Eye [singular]: Yellow. Skin: A most
pleasing color of lilac. Height: 11 inches. I can be best
recognized by the cheery little red and yellow beanie with a propellor that
I constantly wear, and you'll likely find me most days with a pinwheel in my mouth.
(Other than that, I blend right in.) It has been put to me before that
typing must be a real problem in light of who and what I am. All I have to say
to that is ... is ... [!!!] ... Yes. Yes it is.
THE STORY OF THE LISTMEMBER SO FAR:
(Or, if you've read this far, you must be terrifically bored,
so this is where it gets silly. Fair warning to those w/sense of humor cramps.)
Aaron Plikt is a good lesson to pregnant women about what can happen when one
is frightened by
a rabid duck-billed platypus during the early stages of pregnancy. Born to
a woman who was fond of reading children to sleep with
Aaron's first sentence was reportedly, "Oh, freddled gruntbuggly, thy micturations are to me,
as plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee."*
It was decided then and there that Aaron would grow into a promising career in
However, Aaron Plikt (a.k.a. AP) has led a troubled existence ever since. Soon after joining
the Orson Scott Card Mailing List at Wood.net, AP was subjected to a harrowing run-in with
an anteater in red boxer shorts. (The anteater in red boxer shorts bore an
amazing resemblance to a rabid duck-billed platypus disguised as an anteater in
red boxer shorts, but AP chose to dismiss this at the time.) Only after
narrowly avoiding dismemberment (!!), AP barely escaped the first known occurrence
of Internet Rage. In this incident, the usually calm and collected Scott
berserk and threatened that if AP didn't agree immediately with everything he said,
he'd break into AP's system and turn the hard drive to mush.
Well, as AP and Scott began a heated discussion of some key and major ideological differences
(he uses Internet Explorer, and AP is devoted to Netscape), AP's machine began to shudder
and melt. In the process, the
chicken that AP was keeping in a virtual coop on the machine's desktop escaped, and is now running amok. To
add insult to injury, Scott (also pictured here) took the
chicken bowling, or rather went bowling using the chicken, and then turned it loose on a stretch of highway which ran up the side of
one mountain in the
and down the next. Last seen in Uinta's, the chicken was rolling up and down
a river valley trying to build up enough of an escape velocity to go
AP now spends its time as a spokesthing for an Endangered Ideas group based
Texas. (It's said that as soon as anyone comes up with an idea, AP will be out of
this job.) The rest of the time, AP does E-Commerce consulting and
graphics design, posts to
the OSC list, and works on a sworn lifelong endeavor not to grow a stick up the ...
The fact that these words were uttered very
soon after AP was (accidentally??) dropped on its head into a diaper
changing basket is usually left out of this account.
(WE NOW RETURN YOU TO THE
REGULARLY SCHEDULED BIO, ALREADY IN PROGRESS)
- EDUCATION: Bachelor's in Psychology, minor in Music [concentration on flute
and composition], would love to do grad. school in either. Studied as an
undergrad. at Lamar Unversity in Beaumont, TX and at Baylor University in Waco, TX
- GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT:
- E-Commerce consultant for IBM in Austin, TX. I'm on the Deployment Team for
PartnerCommerce/Servers. My department &
project is a cog in IBM's e-business wheel -- you know, those commercials you see on TV
with the big "e" on the logo. Yeah, well, the big red
"e" is on the front of every presentation I EVER deliver.....
- Flutist/piccolo player in local symphony
- OTHER GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT:
Productions, Ltd., my commercial design business (established 1997), offers to
- Engraving services (score and part transcription)
- Song lyrics
- Setting already existing poems or song lyrics to music
- Web design/graphics/e-commerce in partnership with Quicksilver Websites.
- HOBBIES: OSC books [among other myriad sci-fi novels], creative writing
[essay, poetry, short stories], wood flutes [and other folk instruments],
flute performance, music composition, photography, webmastering, graphics
- Myers-Briggs PROFILE: Mild-mannered INTJ
at my day job, raucous, explosive, mind-bending INTP at night ... and when I
retire, I wanna be an ENFP!!
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