I had no job, my housing plans had fallen through, I barely knew two people in town (who were friends of my sister), and I brought only what I could carry with me on the plane.
I had never lived outside of New England.
We get to choose what our lives look like. I'm looking for someone else who wants to choose to build something unique.
I give myself creative challenges (like running a blog where I did a creation a day for a year) and develop personal traditions (like spending NYE in a different place every year with no repeats). I like to go on random adventures and try new things (hiking to new places, meeting random people in random cities and hearing their stories, indoor skydiving, a trapeze lesson, blowing glass...).
Sometimes I do it in crappy bars. Sometimes I do it with famous musicians.
Things I've done in the last few months include:
Had the youth choir I conduct sing with the Seattle Symphony
Watched the premiere of a chamber piece I composed
Sang back-up vocals with an afro-pop band
Spent hours with a producer working on my upcoming EP
Learned how to do a Saudi accent for a musical theater audition
Got cast in an upcoming show with a run of 88 performances
Performed a Haydn mass with the Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble
Taught 25 private music students...
I keep busy.
Catcher in the Rye, Blankets, The Perks of being a wallflower, anything by David Sedaris, anything by Kelly Link, Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson, An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Home in New England, A Single Man, anything by Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman, Oscar Wilde, Winter's Light: Reflections of a Yankee Queer, Blueprints of the Afterlife
The Beatles, My Brightest Diamond, The Shins, Queen, Sufjan Stevens, Ben Folds, Miles Davis, Debussy, Puccini, Rufus Wainwright, Arvo Part, Steve Reich, oldies (Motown, 60's-70's), Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls), Owen Pallett, Nico Muhly, Regina Spektor, yMusic, Son Lux, Fiona Apple, Kishi Bashi, Perfume Genius...
A Single Man, The Princess Bride, Clue, Murder By Death, Amelie, Lord of the Rings, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kill Bill, American Splendor, I Heart Huckabees, Once, Stranger than Fiction, American Beauty, Samsara, the Before Sunrise trilogy, Boyhood, Mad Max: Fury Road
Game of Thrones, Sherlock, House of Cards, The Comeback, Orange is the New Black, Firefly, Pushing Daisies, 30Rock, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Six Feet Under, BtVS, Mad Men, Extras, Archer, Angel, West Wing, Difficult People, Parks and Rec, Rick and Morty,
Radiolab, This American Life, The Moth, Selected Shorts, Welcome to Night Vale, Invisibilia, Professor Blastoff, Sewers of Paris, Thrilling Adventure Hour (Beyond Belief only)
Pasta, Indian, Chicken every way under the sun
Friday nights in the recent past have included vocal improvisations in a bike tunnel with a group of talented musicians, going out on the town with a drag queen, a stay at home night with coffee ice cream, Dr. Who and the roomies, and singing a gig with the Seattle Opera.
You want to climb a tree with me.
You're okay with an intelligent, funny guy who's often stuck inside his own head.
I'm looking for someone with a Wilde wit, Gyllenhaal grin, and ottery bod. Bonus points if you're around 5'10'', up for an adventure, and read XKCD.
Not all interactions need to be a date or lead to romantic involvement. Adventure buddies, music and film friends, coffee chats- all heartily embraced.