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Bruce Rose
Username: HerrGooch
First Visit: Oct 6, 1999
Last Visit: Mon, Jul 20, 2020, 3:29am
Location:Chicago, Illinois
About You:I've never been very good at explaining myself. The old maxim 'actions speak louder than words' is appropriate and true, but doesn't always work. There's no timetable involved. So, if you use first impressions as a guide, I'm reclusive to a frightning degree. I tend (especially in groups of unfamiliar people) to tuck myself into a corner and watch people. I speak when spoken to, and volunteer as little as possible until I've determined my role in the group. Sadly, the 'first impression' crowd doesn't usually interact with me at this point, since I haven't entertained them.
Their loss. Once my place in the group is determined, I can be the resident music guy, the jolly giant, the goofy one, the brain, the sports guy, the photographer, the bartender or any of countless others (including the quiet guy in the corner... sometimes first impressions are dead on).
I enjoy music, which you probably guessed since you're here as well. I enjoy life, but try to avoid the extreme sides. I respect everyone... until they've proven their unworthiness.
I have a great community of friends, both at home and at FHDC. To Teri, Zil, ^kat^, eri, Andrea, Racer, Foof, Norg, Josh, Frulie, Sheryl, Betsy, Joy and all the others who have let me be a part of their lives... Thanks for the warmth, love, humor and companionship... the subtle reminders that no matter how bad it looks, at least you're not alone.
I hold the distinctions of Zilphan #1 and katfan #22. These distinctions will hold until revoked by the respective issuer. All other claims to said titles will be dealt with in a swift and severe fashion. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200. Batteries not included.

At some point, I'll explain the lyrics listed below... why these lines in particular speak out to me. I'll also finish the Top 150 songs of the Rock and Roll era (a continuous work in progress). Until that time, I encourage free debate and speculation. Confirmation available via email or Frumessage.
Bruce's favorite lyrics and quotes.

"I believe in miracles and a miracle is happenin' tonight." - Michael Jackson
"The truth can't hurt you. It's just like the dark. It scares you witless, but in time, you see things clear and stark." - Elvis Costello
"I'm ahead of my time, but only by a week." - Too Much Joy
"You might need a permit for the power I've got." - Hotel Faux Pas
"You're on the ride... you might as well open your eyes." - Jessica Riddle
"I'd learn anything to be your everything." - Ace & The Ragers
"I know I'm a mess he don't wanna clean up." - Fiona Apple
"This is not a black-and-white world. To be alive, the colors must be swirled." - Live
"If there's one thing that makes me sick, it's when someone tries to hide behind politics." - The Ramones
"When the DJ isn't humming, a part of me suffers too." - Fountains Of Wayne
"One day, when we die, we'll be boiled in a cauldron... but right now, we're having some fun!" - Robbie Fulks
"Everybody guess if I'm an angel or sprite." - Dar Williams
"And it's so large I can't believe that I've never noticed it before." - Monkey Puzzle
"The world is so simple compared to you." - The Mary Janes
"Half a love is better than no love at all." - Nerissa & Katryna Nields
"We all have our blind spots...and some are right in front of our eyes." - Eddie From Ohio
"For every hand extended, another lies in wait. Keep your eye on that one. Anticipate." - Ani Difranco
"The only thing to live for is today." - Tom Waits (and the Ramones)
"I've been thinking with my guts since I was 14 years old and, frankly speaking, I've come to the conclusion that my guts have shit for brains. - John Cusack, _High Fidelity_
"I was your fountain of youth and you were my mountain of truth, but you have drunk me dry and I'm afraid of heights." - The Nields
"You can't catch love with a net or a gun." - James
"You've got your whole life to do something and that's not very long." - Ani Difranco
"Take your chances... magic happens." - Garbage
"It's what we've done that makes us what we are." - Jim Croce
"You told me life is everything... this is part of life." - The Kennedys
"You can't see the future when it's all disguised as the past." - Nerissa & Katryna Nields
"It's so painful when something that is so close is still so far out of reach." - Tom Petty
"Love's language is the same everywhere." - The Pretenders
"Chances last a finite time." - OZMA


Dayton 2-22-00: Me and MurrayDayton 2-22-00: Me and Kat's MomFRFF 2003: Attack of the wild raccoonThe real me: Christmas 1998 with Teri
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