Writer Bio: Brent Urmey

Writer Bio: Brent Urmey

— by Emily Truman/Brent Urmey

What is your full-time job?
I work at a retro video game store and I’m a wedding videographer, but I also do freelance writing and video work.

What is the first thing you do when you get home from a long day?
After a long day, I like to spend some time relaxing with my wife and playing with our cats.

Do you have any quirky daily rituals?
Some of my friends have pointed out that it’s kind of funny/weird how I make a blood sacrifice to the Mighty AggroCrag each day before I write. I thought everybody did.

What makes life awesome?
A mix of ambition, opportunity, and luck. I’ve lived some dreams, met some heroes, and every day feels like the beginning of another story. Also, video games.

What is your favorite subject to write about?
People. They’re at the heart of every story, and I find them endlessly fascinating. They’ll make a lovely addition to the galactic zoo we’re building on Saturn.

What is your motto?
“So long, and thanks for all the fish!”

If you had to eat one food everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I think garlic bread would have to be my favorite all-time food. I could eat it for every meal. Or just constantly, without stopping.

What special skills do you have that few people know about?
I can sleep through almost anything, whether it’s a fire alarm or the door being kicked down at 4 AM. Maybe it’s a special skill that I’m still alive after sleeping through things like that.

If you could rewrite the quote for underneath your senior picture, what would it be now?
“Help! I’m trapped in a yearbook!”