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Sodapocket

29 M Portland, OR

I’m looking for

  • Women who like men
  • Ages 24–34
  • Near me
  • For new friends, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Other
Sign
Leo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Working on two-year college
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Bucket list excerpt:
~Give a TED Talk
~Sail the Atlantic on a tall ship
~Go to space
~Hop a Train
~Backpack Europe
~See Bagger 293 in person
~Spend the night on a billboard

Favorite quotes:
~"I make myself rich by making my wants few."(Thoreau)
~"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility."(Longfellow)

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I've the heart of an artist, the mind of a scientist, and no idea what to do with either.

I live in a van. It's been one of the most valuable, fulfilling, and confidence-building periods of my life. Also one of the hardest. This is not a coincidence.

I view the quest for wealth as a game that I can't win. I believe the odds are stacked too highly against me. Those with the money-power have the money-power to keep their money-power and to take mine. I refuse to play a rigged game. I choose to be powerless. And in that powerlessness I find strength.

As much as I detest selfish capitalism, I am not in aggressive resistance against it. I merely try to live my life in a way that does not contribute to the problem—to consume less, to reuse more, to foster community among my friends. As long as I'm seen as harmless by the "powerful," I figure they'll leave me be.

I like re-appropriation. I like repurposing. I like using things in ways they're not meant to be used.

I like to make things with my hands. I don't do enough of it.

I love climbing things.

I love movement in general. Moving feels great.

I love camping, hiking, and backpacking. I love the outdoors. I love nature.

I also love big cities. I love their age. Their size. That feel of dirty, broken concrete. Weed-choked train tracks. Shelled out buildings. The undersides of bridges. Urban decay.

I guess it's not unrelated to my love of nature. For example, I saw a sign once, the message on it illegible due to rust, leaning out over a landslide "cliff" that led to the banks of the Willamette. Blackberry crawled up one leg, over the back of the sign, and draped across it, presenting a wide, lazy splay of leaves to the sun.

...It was beautiful. Urban ruins, right in our backyard. Nature reclaiming artifice. It was a glimpse into the future. Centuries from now, long after America has collapsed, when almost every bit of information known about the culture has been lost to history, this is what archaeologists will find. When tourists take expeditions through the ruins of Detroit, this is what they will see.

What an odd note to end on.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Being the best me that I can be and taking every opportunity to learn and grow into an even better, more loving me.

I work as a freelance sound guy and AV tech, and I occasionally DJ downtempo/chill-out music ( http://soundcloud.com/daytrippdx ).

My future is arranged more around projects than it is any given direction or career path, per se. For instance, there's the backpacking tour of Europe I want to take, in which I record street music from all across the continent, writing a travelogue/-blog/ethnomusicological work of the stories I hear and the experiences I have, focusing on the urban environment. I'd like to release the work online for free, alongside the recordings.

Then there's the sci-fi novel I want to write.

If I end up in grad school, my best current guess would be in neuropsychology, with the purpose of finding a behavioral therapy approach to ADHD treatment based on structural neuroscience. Really, anything I could do to help free people from the shackles of the pharmaceutical industry would fit my values.

But really: your guess is probably as good as mine.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Surviving.

(So far.)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My bare feet most likely, so long as it's above freezing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
First, and most importantly...

MUSIC:
I listen to mostly chill electronic music, from any of many genres. I'm a sucker for sawtooths, syncopation, psychedelic squigglies, and space.

Some of my favorites, past and present, are (in no real order) Emancipator, Portishead, Massive Attack, Radiohead, Floex, Evan Marc, Shpongle, Carbon-Based Lifeforms, Télépopmusik (or at least the tracks featuring Angela McClusky), and many, more...

Also, "shitty" late '90s/early '00s alternative/rock (think Train, Barenaked Ladies, earlier Coldplay, Third Eye Blind, etc.) Them's my JAMZ!

BOOKS!
Mostly sci-fi. Douglas Adams, the Sprawl trilogy, Good Omens (so good on so many levels), Ender's Game, Neal Stephenson...
Also been enjoying Hunter S. Thompson, One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest, Vonnegut, Palahniuk, and more. About to go an a long-overdue PKD kick.

MOVIES
I don't watch many movies anymore, but here are some past favorites:
Drive, A Scanner Darkly, Run Lola Run, anything by Hayao Miyazaki, Kikujiro, Lost in Translation, pretty much anything Monty Python, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Let the Right One In

TV
I don't watch TV anymore either. (This tends to happen when you don't own one.) Some past TV favorites:
Battlestar Galactica, FLCL (!), Firefly, Home Movies, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Scrubs, Cowboy Bebop, Braniac: Science Abuse, Bill Nye, Invader Zim

FOOD
Sure, I like food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
"Never" is a strong word. How about "Six things I very much enjoy and would prefer not to do without."

1) Music
2) Hands (mine, preferably).
3) Adventures!
4) Sunlight
5) Intelligent conversation
6) Smartassery
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life, the universe, everything.
My impact on the above.
The brain, the mind, behavior, the impact of technology on the human condition, the evolution of human society, and a plethora of arguably less interesting topics.
Anything that piques my interest enough, really.
I think a lot.
Like, a lot a lot.
I like to think.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I have no typical Friday night. I have no typical week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I'm on this damn site
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I really despise the gender stereotype of the guy being the one who first reaches out to the girl. So please, if you feel an inclination to chat with me about something, ask a question, make an interesting observation, suggest something, or really just about anything, DO IT!

Similar taste in music a big plus, superficial though I acknowledge it as.