I'm what happens to the kid who sits in the back of the class and
makes sarcastic comments to get a laugh...I became a teacher (Karma
I suppose). I teach what I love: art, computers and how to subvert
the dominant paradigm. I'm the quiet creative type until I have an
audience...I love telling/hearing a good story or joke and often
find myself laughing at all the wrong things. I've been told I have
a dry sense of humor which might be why my British friends think
I'm hysterical...there's only two of them, but I did manage to make
one actually laugh....once.
I was born in a tiny country town in Oregon you've probably never
heard of and went to art school in Seattle...educated country boy,
I feel comfortable in the woods camping and fishing, but can
appreciate the theatre and a meal that looks too pretty to eat.
Living out here at the coast has been a pretty good mix...beautiful
countryside and a good arts community.
I'm pretty open minded about most things, easy-going and laid back.
I love trying new things, travelling to places I've never been and
making adventures out of the mundane...amazing how much fun you can
make a trip to the store if you're willing to set aside a few
What I’m doing with my life
I find myself in the position of starting over...(no crazy ex or
major baggage)...So many possibilities ahead! I'm teaching and
making art and thinking about what to do next. For now, some
reflective, self-indulgent travel might be in order...Grand Canyon
via Las Vegas I think. (Just made the trip and had a blast!)...I'm
thinking a return trip to Germany next. hmmmm.....
I’m really good at
I'm good at making art and teaching people, who don't think they
can, make art too. I make people laugh, usually when they don't
expect to. I'm a fair poet and writer and have my mom's talent for
cooking. I tend to be pretty good at subtle sarcasm and helping out
with things only good friends enjoy...moving, painting your
livingroom, holding your hair after too many drinks...
The first things people usually notice about me
Not sure what people see in me at first glance...I've never asked.
But people tend to find me approachable for some reason...I'm the
guy people stop and ask directions from. People find me easy to
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Stephen King, especially the Dark Tower series, Tolkiens
works, but especially The Hobbit. Laurel K. Hamilton's work, in
spite of her obsessions with over-explaining her choice of
clothing, fire-arms and sexual partners. Dean Koontz works are hard
to put down. I go into phases where science fiction/fantasy/horror
alternate, then I read something completely unexpected like Marley
and Me...A good mystery isn't out of the question.
Movies: back to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings...Many of Tim Burton's
works, The Princess Bride, Monty Python movies...A Christmas Story,
the first 3 Indiana Jones movies (nostalgic reasons), Star Wars
movies and a variety of anime...Akira and Ghost in the Shell got me
started. I am willing to sit through a good chick-flick...but if I
cry, you have to pretend you didn't see it. I still haven't lived
down Moulan Rouge...she had tuberculosis...it was tragic...(stop
Music: Everything except vulgar rap, extreme-twang Blue grass and
German baroque Opera. I grew up on what they call "classic rock"
now, but dig grunge, alternative, indie and country...hard to find
a radio station I wont listen to.
Food: Pretty much anything! I'll eat (or at least try) just about
anything people call food. I have a good palate, but like to abuse
it occasionally. I love a huge range of food from Thai food to a
good German sausage on a roll with sauerkraut...Lately, I have been
hitting the wilted spinach salads pretty hard...is spinach
The six things I could never do without
I'm tempted to list Maslow's Hierarchy of needs...hmmmmm...
Updating this to:
A small bit of earth to sew and reap
A house and hearth where I can dream and sleep
Air that's clean and smells of pine or sea
Where rains fall soft...but not constantly
A partner who wants to share these things
And hope this is what tomorrow brings.
A little less of a cop-out than my last response.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Happiness and where to find it...along with a good night's sleep.
On a typical Friday night I am
No such thing as a "typical" friday night...movies, books, video
games, friends, cards, family, dinner in, dinner out, weekend trip,
campfire and BBQ...so many choices!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Aside from the eyes...I find the sexiest physical characteristic of
a woman's anatomy to be the neck, just below the ear.
You should message me if
...you like having a good laugh and want to get to know me or if
you like friendly conversation and maybe some friendly flirting...