Hello! Thanks for stopping by. On the shameless self-promotion front, let me just tell you that I'm pretty all right. Well thought of by little kids, no real personal hygiene issues, have a sense of humor and am a very good speller.
Aside from that, I am into many of the same things that a lot of guys are into: steak (steak!), football (Go Ducks!), action movies (Kung Fu! Car chases! One liners!), rock and roll (It ain't noise pollution!), fitness (Do it again! And faster this time!), my family (The best!), my friends (Also the best!), and the great outdoors (Rivers and mountains and lakes, oh my!). I don't really drink (what I know about beer and wine could be summed up quite nicely on the back of a stamp), but aside from that, yeah, I'm a dude.
That said, I'm also a voracious reader, a musician (just for fun - no rockstar ambitions), an occasional yoga practitioner, an appallingly bad cook (I can ruin toast) and a serial parenthesis abuser. I am forever seeking new and creative ways of challenging myself in an ongoing quest to become a better, stronger, more useful human being. I'm a good and loyal friend, an informed and curious citizen of the world and a kind and generous person in general.
Looking for the real deal.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to change the world, one L.A. teenager at a time.
I’m really good at
Being on time, tying my shoes (almost never miss!), picking up
heavy stuff, being a friend, my job, cracking wise, navigating
(except in Ohio - always get lost in Ohio), listening, solving
problems, being persistent, playing "Wild Horses" by the Rolling
Stones, maintaining my cool (such as it is) and writing long lists
of things I'm really good at.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been trying to cultivate a good Clint Eastwood squint, so I'm
hoping that jumps out, but the reality is that people probably
notice my smile, which more than one friend has characterized as
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I read like a fiend, so I could go on and on. Favorite all time, though, we'll go with "The Lord of the Rings," "Catch-22," and "The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes."
Movies: "Star Wars," "Aliens," "The Princess Bride," "The Shawshank Redemption," "Better Off Dead."
Music: Rock and roll, baby, rock and roll. Everything from Elvis and Chuck Berry through Dylan, the Beatles and the Stones to Pearl Jam and Nirvana and back again. The louder the better.
Shows: I'm a sucker for crime procedurals.
Food: Pretty simple. Try not to eat anything with ingredients in it that I can't pronounce or identify, though I also have a sweet tooth the size of Utah.
The six things I could never do without
Fresh air and sunshine
Large bodies of water, the calmer the better
My crazy but wonderful parents and three siblings!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Lunch. Before lunch I think about what I'm going to have for lunch.
After lunch I think about how much I enjoyed lunch and congratulate
myself on a good lunch choice. Is there anything better than lunch?
On a typical Friday night I am
It depends on the time of year. There are times when I'm out of town a fair bit on weekends, but if I'm home, I like a nice dinner out, a movie, or, if it's been one of those weeks, a night catching up on the ol' DVR and an early bedtime.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The first concert I ever went to was a double bill of M.C. Hammer
and Vanilla Ice, Ice, Baby...
You should message me if
I don't have an exhaustive laundry list of must haves and what not. It's ultimately about chemistry in the end, so I keep an open mind. That said, I tend to be attracted to whip smart, athletic, confident, down to earth and funny women who would rather be hiking in the hills behind the winery than sitting on a stool inside it.