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  • Ages 21–40
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My details

Last online
Feb 15
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Strictly vegetarian
Buddhism, and somewhat serious about it
Graduated from masters program
Seeing Someone
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), German (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Note: I've found someone on OKC with whom I seem to have really hit it off, so I'm no longer looking for dates.

Transplanted Oregonian (yes, we from Portland can be as weird as those on "Portlandia").

Former classical trombonist and private music teacher now headed into biobehavioral science (ethology ... think Jane Goodall). I love animals, and I'm excited to start a new career doing research and conservation for some of my favorite species!

I ALWAYS have at least one book with me. No matter where I'm at, or what I'm doing, I want to be able to read if there happens to be a little bit of quiet down time. (For this I keep a regular supply of books small enough to fit in my coat pocket: Beowulf, Man's Search for Meaning, various poetry, the Tao, etc.)

Every day includes yoga and meditation. It's like drinking water ... can't live without it.

Crazy combo of hippie and metal head. Ever tried doing yoga to Lamb of God? Try it. It's awesome.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I volunteer as a keeper aide at the zoo, I spend a lot of time in coffee shops writing, I geek out over documentaries.

I work weekdays as an Exhibition Chef. Fortunately, cooking is another passion of mine (I briefly considered culinary school), so it's not a "yeah, I work in food service," it's a "yeah, I AM a chef, and it rocks!"

Next fall I'll be starting school (again) for a biology degree. I already have a BM (trombone performance) and an MA (historical musicology), so I figured at 30, it was time for a change in career.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
... playing trombone and cooking. Not simultaneously.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If it's down, probably my long hair. Otherwise, probably my beard ... it's long too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I read A LOT! Fantasy is the first go-to, classic literature, crazy Zen Buddhism books (ie "Hardcore Zen," "Sit Down and Shut Up"), assorted spirituality things (ie Wayne Dyer, Ram Dass).

Movies: Anything David Attenborough has ever done. Classics (thank you Brattle for bringing me "It's a Wonderful Life") ... and I'll always have a soft spot for the original Star Wars and Star Trek movies. Generally speaking, I tend to avoid big box Hollywood films.

Shows: I actually haven't watched TV in a few years, so this is kind of a pointlessly outdated list. MASH, ER, Stargate, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Gilmore Girls (don't judge unless you've seen it), Julia Child, Wild Kingdom and This Old House.

Music: Oh what a list this could be. Here's an abbreviated version based on just what's in my car: Sibelius, Bruckner, Ricky Skaggs, Slayer, Motorhead, Dio, Rammstein, Wild Cherry, Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Clutch, Primus, Scottish bagpipes, African drumming, Ravi Shankar, Michael Buble, Big Bad VooDoo Daddy, Megadeth, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Prong, Cake, Godsmack, Lamb of God.

Other Audio: I LOVE Old Time Radio shows, so I figured they deserved a spot on here. I also really enjoy listening to audiobooks during long drives such as Wayne Dyer and Thich Nhat Hanh.

Food: Anything Asian (as long as it's vegetarian). I also have a thing for good single malt Scotch, no ice. It's neat. *groan*
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I guess as a Buddhist I should not have anything on this list ... the pitfalls of attachment, and all that jazz. But I'm a rebel, so here you go:
~ Yoga mat
~ Hiking boots
~ Books to read
~ Music to listen to
~ Paper and pen for writing
~ Tea (hot, cold, kombucha ... I'll take it all!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
~Why is it that people usually differentiate toilet paper thickness by saying "Single-Ply" and "2-Ply?" Why not "single" and "double" or "1-Ply" and "2-Ply?" It's like if you were to order a "single malt scotch" and your buddy then asked for a "2 malt scotch."

~ Why do people refer to things as being "beet red" when beets are actually more purpleish? Why not radish, or tomato if one must compare with a food item?

~ Wouldn't scented deodorant be considered more of an "odorant?"

... ask me about the ant analogy in regards to hand sanitizers...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
What is "typical" really? I'll just say "having fun," whether it's at a concert, out with friends, or even at home cleaning while grooving to some funk music (I've found that funk is the best genre for efficient cleaning).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I once had a little kid order a tuna sandwich from me like this: "I want it just like my brother's, but ... um ... I kinda don't like crust. Can you take it off?"

The mother immediately started telling the kid that it was inappropriate to ask me to cut the crust off of the sandwich, and that adults eat their crusts (to which the child replied, "but I'm not an adult"), etc. During their interaction, I proceeded to cut the crust off the sandwich. The kid was elated, the mother was astonished and mildly irritated.

This doesn't signify that I have a love for children ... it just means I'm a nice guy. ... And I like to annoy parents who act like they know everything.
You should message me if
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~ you enjoy good conversation
~ you lead a healthy lifestyle

Those are a MUST. Sorry, I just like being healthy physically and mentally and need to be able to share that with those around me. Here's the "it would be awesome if" list:
~ you want someone with whom to do yoga and/or meditate

... bonus points if you sing or play an instrument, or have at least a little punk/metalhead in you

If you're shy or don't want to send a first message, just use those little star rating things ... they get the point across just fine. Fair warning, though, I may send you a message shortly thereafter.

Oh, and yes, you are reading that correctly ... I am indeed looking for new friends. If you think I sound cool but don't think I'm attractive (or whatever ... everyone has their own tastes), I'm always happy to make a new, awesome friend. The first two things above still apply though.