I moved here from Michigan nine years ago, and have grown to love this city. I like to tell people that I'm John Lennon's son. I'm probably not, though he was killed almost exactly nine months to the day before I was born. Plus my mom was a cheerleader in high school. So yeah, he probably was my dad after all. I like to play ice hockey and softball, video games and board games. The plan for now is to take some courses at CSN this fall (1999 high school graduate, never attended college). I have also recently begun doing stand-up comedy after putting it off for a decade. That John Lennon thing? Not in my act.
What I’m doing with my life
I spend as much time as possible with the people I love, knowing
they are the key to my day-to-day happiness. I balance the rest of
my time with work and hobbies. I am currently trying to renew my
focus on writing (short fiction and new material for my stand-up
routine). As for ten years from now, I really have no idea, but I
believe in myself enough to know that I will be happy when I get
I’m really good at
Making people laugh, eating, doing the "Pumpkin" face (just ask),
staying up late, karaoke (sometimes), giving hugs, my job, having a
beard, video games (deal with it), pretending tattoos and piercings
don't hurt, loving my family and friends unconditionally. And
The first things people usually notice about me
My face? How do I know what people first notice about me? I'm a
dude. I don't wear Uggs or anything.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'll read anything. But for the last several years, almost exclusively nonfiction.
Movies... Eternal Sunshine, City Lights, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Shawshank, Tombstone, plus several dozen more, and I'm a sucker for Cameron Crowe.
As for shows, The Walking Dead, HIMYM, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Justified, Project Runway (yep), Top Chef, ATHF, Metalocalypse, It's Always Sunny, 30 Rock, The Office, Arrested Development, Forensic Files, Parks and Recreation, Sons of Anarchy, many more...
Music... Almost everything. I will say that I'm not big into country or hip hop.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
1) Boobs. For real. I actually have a standing arrangement with
Friend A to talk about her boobs at her funeral. I also have an
arrangement with Friend B to talk about Friend A's boobs at Friend
B's funeral. My friends have strange names.
2) I have no desire to go hiking. I did it once and had an amazing
time, but that was pretty much entirely due to my company that
3) I appreciate a woman who enjoys sports, because for at least ten
minutes every day, I become Stat-Man! A superhero with the ability
to dazzle men and put (most) women straight to sleep. For example,
Jerry Rice caught 22 TDs in 1987 in only 12 games. Still with me?
First drink's on me!
On a typical Friday night I am
At a bar, usually with my amazing friends, but often talking to
strangers and singing karaoke. On a side note, it amazes me how the
same people can sing the same song every weekend and still be
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have just begun to use fingernail clippers after 20 years of
chewing my nails. The clicking sound of nail clippers gives me
extreme anxiety, but I am able to get through it if I'm wearing
headphones. With music playing in them, obviously.
You should message me if
You aren't looking to rush into a serious relationship, if you
enjoy spending time out with large groups (my friends are
incredible people), if you don't mind that I smoke, drink, play
video games and NEVER run, and if you like my beard. Because I
promise, you will not like the face hidden under it.
Also, though I am straight, many of my friends and family are not.
I do not tolerate intolerance. Think that I am a hypocrite if you
like, just don't message me if you are not LGBT-friendly. It would
just be a waste of time for the both of us, because that's a
dealbreaker for me that no amount of pretty can fix.