Name: Tom
Birthplace: St Louis, Missouri
Western zodiac: Aries
Eastern zodiac: Ox
Virtues: Logic, Spontaneity, Bowling, Obfuscation, Resilience
Vices: Dr Pepper, Driving, Dreaming, Delaying, Alliteration
Instruments: piano/keyboard, viola, handbells, bass guitar, Rock Band guitar
Other projects: mostly the random thoughts in my mind
Day job: Programmer Analyst at the Genome Institute
Favorite bands: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozomatli, Barenaked Ladies, Ed Miller, Cake
Favorite movies: You've Got Mail, 1776, Josie and the Pussycats, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Favorite books: The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, Road Fever, Rand McNally Road Atlas, U.S. 40 Today: Thirty Years of Landscape Change in America, Oxford English Dictionary
Favorite games: Parcheesi, Bid Euchre, Mao, Super Mario World, Scattergories
Biggest musical influence: Ernie Hays
Favorite Piasa song: Ex-Communication
Outside interests: bowling, breakfast burritos, California left turns, cartography, Cheddars Casual Café, cleverness, coffee-table books, driving, Dr Pepper, excessive indirection, linguistic silliness, listening, long lists of alphabetised interests, meandering, national parks, observing reactions to silence, photography, pointing out redundancy, taking the scenic route, things, travelling, turning plintzwise, urban renewal, walks, wandering