Hi! I’m Byron. You may know me as that weird guy who runs this blog called misfit moves.
I am a real human being, not a fictional cardboard cutout – despite what the internet would have you believe. Each day I wake up and go through routines, pleasantries, struggles, triumphs, letdowns, and pick-me-ups. Sound familiar?
I will admit, I do have some quirks. Allow me to summarize my interests by way of handy-dandy bullet points!
- Nature: As a budding lumbersexual, I began casually backpacking in the north Georgia mountains in 2014. I enjoy starting (safe!) fires but otherwise fleeing from all forms of light pollution. How else is a modern man to reclaim his lost soul? If you’ve hung in a hammock, climbed a cliff, gawked at a glacier, or admired the arts of alliteration and assonance, you’ve come to the right place.
- Tea: Give me the dankest of the dank. Have you heard of pu-erh? The name makes this variety of tea sound brown and smelly, which it most certainly is. The leaves are pressed into bricks and fermented (sometimes for decades) to make a very peaty and probiotic product. Some call it the bleu cheese of tea due to the funkiness. I enjoy lots of other varieties, most notably green and oolong. Stay tuned for potential tea expeditions in Asia.
- Music: I was a marching band nerd (alto sax!) and later taught myself guitar and hobbyist songwriting/recording. Adolescent Byron worshipped a lot of 80’s and 90’s alternative music – The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, etc – and my taste springs from that. This being a contrarian blog of sorts, I’m obligated to list some artists that I don’t think get enough appreciation: School of Seven Bells, Magnolia Electric Co., Pinback, and Working for a Nuclear Free City
- Mental Health: I’ve long been interested in our coping mechanisms for the human condition, and can cop to searching for solutions to my own problems. I’ve “suffered” from depression and anxiety, but due to my stoic nature and avoidance strategies can usually hide it from the thought police. Philosophy, religion, and psychology books are absolute gold mines if you are looking for new perspectives. I read a lot of these and try (unsuccessfully) to keep a meditation practice. I hope that this bloggity-blog can help myself and others move about this world in a positive and healthy way.
- Professional Wrestling: While we’re being uncomfortably open with each other… I’ve held this secret for too long. A repressed interest from childhood, my fandom came back out when watching old WWF “Attitude Era” videos with a friend after work (what’s up, bigwig?). I needed something stupid in my life to offset the soul-crushing daily grind. Little did I know I’d end up buying tickets to Wrestlemania and becoming a subhuman in the process.
Now that I’ve thoroughly weirded you out, it’s time to get out there and challenge routine. Are you coming?