I have had the honor of sharing my life and my home with a wonderful woman (with whom I am madly in love) for almost a year now! Thanks OKCupid!
I also have a beard now. And, if properly waxed, I can rock a pretty impressive handlebar mustache. Life is good.
I'm smart, funny, easy-going, and in general a pretty happy person. I love to laugh and have fun and tell stories and make other people laugh. But I've also got a serious side, and could talk for hours about a wide range of topics great and small. Art, literature, philosophy, politics, science, the future, the past, current affairs, whatever. As long as we're not talking about the latest exploits of the Kardashians, I'll have an opinion and something interesting to say. I consider myself to be a good, honest, and honorable man. I'm not religious and I don't believe in God (at least not in any traditional sense), but I've still drawn a lot of my life philosophy from religious sources, including Buddhist teachings on karma and meditation and all that commie/hippie stuff Jesus was always talking about. That being said, I try to be open minded and respectful whenever possible unless faced with inexcusable levels of ignorance or bigotry.
In my spare time, I enjoy pretty much anything outdoors: camping, hiking, fishing, floating, etc. You know those crazy people who live in a shack in the the mountains without electricity or running water? I aspire to be one of them.
Ok, I'm going to stop, because it feels like I'm writing a novel here...
So I finally took the plunge and started my own business! Ready & Able Senior Services, offering non-medical home care throughout the greater St. Louis area, is officially open for business!
The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, The Stand, City of Thieves, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Corrections, The Master and Margarita, A Tale of Two Cities, Watership Down, Matterhorn, Native Son, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, To Kill a Mockingbird, One Hundred Years of Solitude, the Game of Thrones series, 1984, Animal Farm and many others I'm sure I'm forgetting.
Movies: The Big Lebowski, The Godfather I and II, Fargo, There's Something About Mary, Goodfellas, The Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars, The Princess Bride, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Pulp Fiction, Ghostbusters, Dumb and Dumber, and pretty much anything involving zombies.
TV: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, Survivor, Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Arrested Development, The Shield, The Big Bang Theory.
Music: Classic rock mostly, with some oldies, pop, and rap thrown in for good measure. Today I had Good Time by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepson stuck in my head, yesterday it was Daydream Believer by The Monkees, and the day before that it was Life Goes On by Tupac. Take from that what you will.
Food: Whatever I'm cooking, because it will be awesome. Although I'm especially proud of my chili, meatballs, pecan-smoked BBQ ribs, and any of my homemade sauces (I can make a tomato sauce so good your Italian grandma will beg me for the recipe, seriously).
You laughed at that last bit of cheap philosophy/stoner wisdom. If you thought it was profound, I apologize for making your head hurt.
You have books I can borrow. The answer to your next question is yes.
You have something interesting to say. Anger me. Shock me. Offend me. Just please don't bore me.
You think George R.R. Martin needs to write much, much faster.
You want to get into a circular, pointless debate about deeply held philosophical, spiritual, political, social, cultural, and moral beliefs that ultimately solves nothing.
You want to play RISK. Because it's awesome.
You need tips on beard maintenance.
You need someone to care for an aging relative or know someone looking to purchase a ridiculously expensive purebred Bichon Frise puppy. I can totally hook you up.